With all the information available online, you might be quick to think you're pretty well-versed when it comes to skincare. But have you ever paused to check if your skincare information - all the tips and tricks you've learnt from various online sources - are true? You might be surprised that some of these might even cause more harm than good to your skin. Read on to debunk three common myths about skin and skincare!


There’s no doubt that drinking plenty of water every day is good for your health. But some people have begun to equate hydrating their bodies with moisturizing their skin, which isn’t necessarily true. Although drinking water may indeed help your body, including your skin, to function properly, overdoing it isn’t likely to do your skin any good.

Instead, the best way to tackle dry skin is to moisturize from the outside. Use a high-quality daily moisturizer to improve skin dryness, or double-up with products offering both anti-aging ingredients and moisturizing ingredients.


Given the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays on the skin, using daily sun protection is undeniably important for a healthy skincare routine. However, don’t be fooled by product claims that using higher SPF formulas will offer more protection than lower SPFs! Research has shown that anything higher than SPF 50 offers a negligible increase in sun protection. It may even give a false sense of security as people who use high SPF sunscreens may be less inclined to reapply the product as frequently as recommended, or use less sunscreen than they otherwise would with a lower SPF.

When in doubt, choose a sunscreen of SPF 30 to 50 and remember to reapply it throughout the day. Additionally, look for products labelled “broad-spectrum” or “UVA and UVB protection”.


It can be tempting to try to scrub away the acne from your skin, but in the long run, vigorous scrubbing may make matters worse by damaging or further inflaming your skin. It’s best to be patient with your skin and choose gentle, yet effective products with acne-fighting products.

There will always be new trends and myths regarding the "best" ways to care for your skin and improve skin conditions like acne, dry skin, or mature skin. But before incorporating any new products or methods into your skincare routine, don't forget to check the facts behind each one so that you and your skin do not suffer in the long run!


  • https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/dont-fall-for-these-skin-myths
  • https://skinbetter.com/5-common-skincare-myths-not-believe/


Behold... the prettiest popsicles you’ve ever laid eyes on! Delight your senses and beat the heat with a refreshing medley of fruits and other real food ingredients. With no artificial colours or sweeteners, it’s just Mother Nature working her sweet, sweet magic. Avoid the dessert aisle and try making your own healthy yet delicious frozen treats while staying home!


  • ½ mango, diced
  • 2 passionfruit, pulp only
  • 3 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 kiwifruit, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Morlife Alkalising Greens®
  • 500ml coconut water


  1. Mix Alkalising Greens® with 500ml of coconut water.
  2. Place fruit inside popsicle molds.
  3. Pour Alkalising Greens® mixture on top.
  4. Freeze overnight and enjoy!


Morlife. (2021, April 30). Alkalising Popsicles. https://morlife.com/blogs/recipes/alkalising-popsicles 



With June being Men’s Health Month, let’s discuss the issue of men’s health in Singapore. Men often face the societal pressure to put on a brave front when faced with stress, mental and physical health issues. Unfortunately, this leads to many men ignoring their well-being as to them, it may not seem “manly” to seek help, even when it’s truly a huge concern! For that reason, illnesses in men are usually detected much later and in advanced stages as compared to women – affecting their chances of recovery. This has caused the life expectancy of women to be higher than men for years as shown in Singapore’s statistics. One of the best ways to show love for the men in your life, be it your Dad, Grandad, Uncle, Brother, Cousin, Friend, is to take care of their health and wellbeing!
HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS: Multi-Vitamins & Minerals Multivitamins are a combination of different vitamins to bridge some nutrient gaps so you can meet the recommended amount of nutrients. Taking them daily can bring various benefits like increased energy levels, improved mood, reduces stress and anxiety, and many more. A suitable gift to reap all these wonderful benefits is our Natures Aid Men’s Multi-Vitamins & Minerals which contains 29 carefully picked ingredients.   Probiotics Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in your body. It helps to promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria, support immune function, control inflammation, and more. Take a look at Natures Aid Pro-30 Max (Super Strength). It provides 30 billion good bacteria and 8 live strains which are proven to stay and thrive in the gut to help support the immune system, skin, digestion, and brain.
What better way is there to say "I care about you" than giving the gift of health to your loved ones? This Men's Health Month, let us bring awareness to the health issues that men face and encourage healthy living decisions!


  4th of April marks World Vitamin C Day! A daily dose of this essential nutrient can truly do wonders. It is an antioxidant which prevents free radical damage and iron deficiency, boosts immunity, maintains healthy blood pressure levels and much more. The best way to celebrate is to stay and look healthy, and this very vitamin can help you with that! But, do you know what is vitamin c skincare beneficial for? Vitamin C is touted as one of the best anti-aging ingredients in the market. Even if you are consuming vitamin C daily, there is no guarantee that it goes straight into your skin. Hence, vitamin C skincare products are the best direct way to reap the benefits.



1) Brightening Vitamin C application has shown to impede melanin production in the skin, lightening hyperpigmentation and brown spots, evening out skin tone and enhancing skin radiance. It can also help alleviate discoloration associated with under-eye circles. 2) Boost Collagen Production Collagen is crucial for vibrant, youthful-looking skin however, collagen production depletes over time. Vitamin C is well known for promoting collagen production to improve elasticity, reduce appearances of fine lines and wrinkles and prevent skin sagging. 3) Protects Against Environmental Stressors Research shows that vitamin C can protect your skin from pollution, environmental stressors, and free radicals. UV light and pollution can lead to significant damage in the form of fine lines, uneven skin tone or rough-textured skin. Hence, Vitamin C can keep skin looking youthful longer.  
  Now, that you are well aware of their remarkable benefits, check out Derma E’s vitamin C skincare line! We recognize that Vitamin C's strength is even more robust when combined with other key ingredients. Derma E products combine Vitamin C with high-quality hyaluronic acid, green tea, aloe vera, vitamins, minerals and  most importantly, Vitamin E which gives double the antioxidant abilities! Let me briefly introduce some of our products from this line:



  Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum This fast-absorbing, light serum also combines Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for extra antioxidant protection while leaving skin feeling healthy and hydrated. It helps in evening uneven skin tone and texture and also brightens skin complexion.   Derma E Vitamin C No Dark Circles Perfecting Eye Cream Infused with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, brightening Turmeric, Mica, and de-puffing Caffeine to instantly color-correct for brighter eyes while reducing appearances of fine lines and puffiness.   Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer This lightweight day moisturizer helps to naturally support collagen health while protecting skin from pollutants and impurities. Supporting collagen health can help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles and achieve firmer, rejuvenated skin.     Click on this Derma E Vitamin C skincare link to find out more about the rest of the products. Vitamin C is truly the sunshine of your skin so love your skin, love vitamin c! 🥰  


  Sleep is a vital, yet often neglected component of one’s overall health and wellbeing. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental and physical health, quality of life, and safety. For most adults, at least seven hours of sleep each night is needed for proper cognitive and behavioural functions. Insufficient sleep has been associated with an array of health concerns like heart diseases, diabetes, depression, weight gain and immune system damage. However, the quality of sleep is just as important to your well-being and often more strongly related to your overall health than the quantity of sleep. Individuals who have trouble falling and staying asleep or obtaining deep sleep (REM sleep) could face the same issues as those who aren't obtaining enough sleep every night.


      1. Avoid Blue Light Before Bed Stop using electronic devices like phones, laptops or the television minimally 30 minutes before going to bed. Blue light emitted by these devices tricks the body into delaying sleep as the brain perceives it as sunlight, making it harder for you to fall asleep.       2. Consistent Sleep Schedule Poor bedtime habits (e.g., sleeping too late or early on certain nights or taking long daytime naps) can make it harder to sleep soundly, impairing sleep quality.       3. Avoid Caffeine And Alcohol Before Bed. Avoid consuming caffeine and alcohol around 6 hours before going to bed. These substances can remain in your system for a while, disrupting sleep.       4. Optimise Bedroom Environment The ideal room for sleep is cool and dark. Around 20°C seems to be a comfortable temperature for most people, however it may depend on each individual. Using curtains and shades to block unwanted light would be beneficial too.       5. Destress Give yourself time to wind down before bed as stress can stimulate hormones that works against sleep. However, if these lifestyle changes do not work for you, fret not as consuming certain supplements may do the job!  


Pretorius Professional Magnesium Sleep In order to fall asleep and stay asleep, your body and brain need to relax. Magnesium aids in activating the system responsible for making you calm and relaxed while regulating the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body. Research has also shown that not having enough magnesium in your system can cause troubled sleep and insomnia. Therefore, if you are facing these problems, this magnesium supplement may be what you need!   Natures Aid Sleepeezy With 150mg of valerian root in each tablet, Valerian root is an herb that people use as a sedative or sleep aid. It also contains antioxidants which may promote sleep and help ease anxious feelings. A 2016 study have found that valerian helped improve the quality of sleep without having negative effects in most people. So, if you’re having problems with your sleep, this may be the answer to your problems.

References: Valerian for Sleep: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2015). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4394901/



Menopause associated with the ‘end of fertility’ or the ‘uncomfortable symptoms’ may sound bad.

However, menopause is a completely natural phase of life. You may experience physical and emotional changes during menopause, but many women experience a newfound sense of freedom.

By combining positive thoughts and a healthy lifestyle, many women are changing their menopause experience.

Menopause is a new phase of your life "it is a great time to assess your lifestyle and health"

What is Menopause?

Menopause is an important health milestone for women. In Asia, this usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 50.

The word menopause comes from Greek: Meno means ‘month’, pausis means ‘to stop’, referring to the last menstrual period that a woman experiences.

Women are born with egg cells which store in ovaries. When the ovaries no longer release an egg every month the hormone levels in the body will fall, it will trigger symptoms which are associated with menopause.

Common Symptoms of Menopause:

  • Hot Flushes –sudden feelings of heat, which can make your skin red and sweaty
  • Night Sweats – hot flushes that occur at night
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Vaginal Dryness – pain, itching, or discomfort during intercourse
  • Loss of Libido – reduced sex drive
  • Mood changes – mood swings, low mood and/or anxiety
  • Memory or Concentration Problems


  • HealthHub. (2018, November 28). Menopause: Symptoms and Treatments. HealthHub. http://www.healthhub.sg/a-z/diseases-and-conditions/736/Menopause-Symptoms-and-Treatments#1.
  • Logan, J. (2020, May). FAQ: The Menopause. Natures Aid. http://www.naturesaid.co.uk/blog/faq-the-menopause/.


Collagen is the human body’s most abundant protein, making up around 30% of total protein content. It ensures the integrity, elasticity and strength of the body's connective tissues and thus give structure to the hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons. However, it cannot be absorbed through our diet because collagen in its natural state would be too large to be absorbed to do any good. Collagen peptides refers to collagen that has undergone a process called hydrolysis which breaks down the amino acids in collagen into smaller molecules, making it easier for the body to absorb. When taken orally, collagen peptides build up in the skin and cartilage which can help improve some skin and joint conditions.


  • Better Skin Health
Unfortunately, collagen starts to degrade with age, resulting in visible signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. Collagen peptides are used to help improve skin health and slow down these signs of aging. There have been several scientific studies that demonstrates this. For example, in a study in the Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals, several women drank a mixture containing various vitamins, minerals, collagen peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The study showed that compared with those in the control group, the women who drank this mixture reduced the depth of their wrinkles significantly. The participants’ skin hydration and elasticity also improved significantly.
  • Improved Joint Health
As a person ages, their joints start to break down as the cartilage which is the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints wears away. Collagen helps maintain the integrity of this cartilage. In one study, 73 athletes who consumed 10 grams of collagen daily for 24 weeks experienced a significant decrease in joint pain while walking and at rest, compared with a group that did not take it.
  • Improved Bone Health
Collagen peptides can support bone health. Bones are predominantly composed of collagen and calcium salts. According to a new pioneering study carried out by French National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) in collaboration with Rousselot, collagen peptides can have a positive impact on bone metabolism; in other words, collagen peptide supplementation can support the body’s process of maintaining bone strength. Here are some of the best collagen products:

Best for Joints

These convenient tablets can be easily dissolved in water so implementing this product into one’s daily routine is an easy way to consume more collagen. This tablet contains other vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, D3, K2 and Magnesium which supports joint and bone health, reduce inflammation and rebuild cartilage. This product is available in a convenient capsule form which can be taken once per day with water. Each capsule contains 500mg of Type II Collagen and 50 mg of vitamin C which is an important water-soluble vitamin that stimulates collagen synthesis, promotes wound healing, and protects against skin damage. In addition to this, it contains a variety of ingredients like Vitamin D3, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium which helps maintain normal bones and connective tissue. It is also free from GMO, artificial colours and flavours, wheat, dairy and gluten.

Best for skin

This capsule contains marine sourced hydrolysed Collagen with Vitamin C, Zinc & B-Vitamins. Vitamin C aids in supporting healthy collagen formation. Since our body cannot store Vitamin C, it must be consumed daily so supplements containing Vitamin C would be a great start. Zinc is an essential mineral for cell repair and helps to protect collagen in the body from damage, aiding in the maintenance of normal skin, hair and nails.
  • Pro-life Be Beautiful Capsules
These capsules can be easily added into one’s daily routine by taking 1-2 tablets up to 3 times daily with food. With each capsule containing 500 mg of marine collagen and 50 mg of vitamin C, consuming this daily would help support tissue repair and nutrition as vitamin C is also vital in the production of collagen in our body. In addition, it contains the Coenzyme Q10 which acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage as the skin is constantly exposed to damaging agents which contributes to aging. Can only be found at Unity Stores.
  • Derma E Collagen Skincare Products
For those who do not prefer oral supplements, these Derma E products would be a better choice. The Advanced Peptides & Collagen Serum is a nourishing serum formulated with multi-peptides to aid in reducing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles to obtain younger, smoother skin. To enhance the serum’s age-defying benefits, follow with the Advanced Peptides & Collagen Moisturizer which is packed with peptides and collagen required to minimize wrinkles and achieve healthy and hydrated skin. Lastly, finish it off with the Advanced Peptides & Collagen Eye Cream which is a peptide infused eye cream to smoothen the appearance of laughter lines and wrinkles, reducing signs of aging to achieve more radiant-looking eyes.

Oz Health Collagen Joint Restore

HSA-approved:  MAHP2000514, MAHS2000508 References:
  • What to know about collagen supplements (2019). Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325344#skin-health
  • What is bone health and how can collagen peptides support it?(2020). Retrieved from https://www.rousselot.com/health/media/blog/what-is-bone-health-and-how-can-collagen-peptides-support-it#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20new%20pioneering,process%20of%20maintaining%20bone%20strength.

  • 24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain(2008). Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18416885/



That lovely, vibrant reddish colour that you associate with flamingos, lobsters, and other delightful creatures in the animal kingdom? You can thank Astaxanthin for that! Astaxanthin is most commonly found in certain micro-algae species and the animals that consume it like salmon, lobster and shrimp. It is what gives these swimmers their red hue. Another great source of astaxanthin is red fruits and vegetables such as red peppers and guava.

Pronounced “as-ta-ZAN-thin,” Astaxanthin is the most potent antioxidant available and provides many amazing benefits for your skin. In terms of antioxidant ability, astaxanthin is proven to be 500 times stronger than skin health-boosting Vitamin E, and a whopping 6000 times stronger than Vitamin C in fighting free radicals. Sounds almost too good to be true! That is why Astaxanthin is one of our favourite ingredients.


#1 Helps to Fight Free Radicals

Often referred to as the “strongest antioxidant in nature,” it's no wonder that astaxanthin can help the skin respond to oxidative damage from environmental aggressors, such as the sun, as well as inhibit free radical formation which is highly connected to skin aging.

#2 Improves Skin's Moisture Levels, Elasticity and Smoothness

Astaxanthin provides next-level protection from harmful free radicals that break down skin collagen and contribute to fine lines and wrinkles, while also improving moisture retention and elasticity. Thus, astaxanthin can help protect the skin and minimize the appearance of visible signs of aging.

#3 Helps Protect Your Skin From Sun Exposure by Enhancing Skin’s Defensive Cells

One should never have the excuse to skip SPF, especially in sunny Singapore, but it’s nice to know that Astaxanthin also helps to protect your skin from harmful UV-rays. Because Astaxanthin can penetrate all layers of the skin, it acts as an “internal sunscreen” of sorts, protecting against UVA-induced oxidative stress.


Astaxanthin is a key ingredient in our Anti-Aging Collection to help prevent and reduce signs of aging and skin irregularities, revealing a smoother, youthful-looking complexion. Are you ready to dive into the fountain of youth?

Experience Astaxanthin's amazing benefits with DERMA E's Anti-Aging powerful duo:

Formulated with two of the strongest antioxidants: Astaxanthin and Pycnogenol®, this is the ideal anti-aging skincare regime!


  • Astaxanthin: A superior antioxidant. (2016). Retrieved from https://dermae.com/blogs/featured/astaxanthin-a-superior-antioxidant
  • Asta-what? Here’s Why Astaxanthin is a Must for Healthy Skin. (2020). Retrieved from https://uk.oriflame.com/beautyedit/health-beauty/asta-what-here-is-why-astaxanthin-is-a-must-for%20healthy-skin
  • Meet Astaxanthin: The Secret Antioxidant Your Skincare Routine Needs ASAP. (2020). Retrieved from https://www.byrdie.com/astaxanthin-for-skin


Looking for a delicious, healthy and guilt-free way to whip up something for your sweet tooth?

Vacuum dried chips are your answer. Vacuum technology is used to make the vegetable and fruit crispy and extremely tasty without any added sugar, preservatives or colouring. This process retains the nutrition and the flavour of the fruit and vegetable while enhancing its flavour.

These healthy snacks are light and crisp, making it the perfect snack to complement your next sweet, lovely recipe. With a variety of fruits and vegetables to work with, ranging from strawberry and jackfruit to brocolli and pumpkin, there is something for everyone. 


This healthy frozen banana chocolate ice-cream can simply be made from frozen bananas, cocoa powder and any nut butter of your choice. You can spice up your ice-cream with your preferred choice of crispy fruit chips such as strawberries or bananas to give your ice-cream an extra crunch. This is a great recipe for tricking your little ones into a healthier diet while indulging their sweet tooth.


The addition of crispy fruity chips in the gingerbread muffins will give an extra flavor and texture to the otherwise plain muffin. The crispy fruity chips also serves as a natural sweetener, so you do not have to add as much sugar. The smell of these muffins straight out of the oven instantly creates the feel of warmth. The aroma of gingerbread spices wafting around your kitchen doesn’t get any better, as these healthy snacks will surely be enjoyed with the family throughout any occasion.


These dairy-free smoothies are perfect for people who are lactose intolerant but craving for an icy treat. Smoothies are so simple to make that even a kitchen klutz can easily whip one up in just a few minutes. You only need a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand like almond milk, honey, frozen banana and oats. To elevate your smoothie, simply add your favourite crispy fruity chips your liquids first and let it sit for about 20 minutes before blending everything together. One of the best things about these smoothies is that you can customize it however you like and go crazy with it by experimenting with different nut butters and syrups.


These decadent treats are so Instagram worthy and easy to make. They are the perfect stocking stuffers for any occasion. All you have to do is melt your choice of chocolate over the stove by simply filling a pot with about 2 inches of water and placing your chocolate in a heat proof bowl over the pot. Keep stirring to ensure that it is completely melted without burning it then let it cool for about 1 minute. Pour the chocolate over a piece of parchment paper and smooth it over before adding your crispy fruity chips and nuts. You can even add your favourite treats like popcorn or gummy candies to the chocolate bar as well. 


Aside from making all these different snack during the holiday, you can also spice up your creamy soups and salads by adding different vacuum dried vegetable chips, such as broccoli to give it an extra crunchy texture. 


Create your own recipe with these crispy, nutritious healthy snacks and let it be part of your delicious creativity.



We all know that it is crucial to establish a foundation of optimal nutrition and healthy eating habits in our children’s growing years. However, in today’s busy world, it is difficult to put into practice what we know. 

Let’s explore tips and tricks that you can use to cultivate healthier eating habits in your kids to make sure that they are getting the nutrients and vitamins that they need to grow up strong and healthy!  


These days, parents are often swarmed with hectic schedules, and it is not surprising to see them offer their children a packet of chicken rice from the nearby hawker centre or a Happy Meal from Macdonald’s during mealtimes. 

These meals, however, are often lacking in nutrients and essential vitamins that are vital for your child’s development. Follow these tips to make sure that your kids are eating well and healthily! 

Monkey see monkey do!

Children are influenced largely by the environment around them. For younger children, parental influence is extremely high. This means that you have to lead by example – as much as you want your child to eat healthily, make sure that YOU eat nutritiously and opt for a wide variety of healthy foods! 

Have a routine

Developing a daily schedule for meals and snacks is a great way to help your child learn healthy eating habits. Most young children need 3 meals a day, with some snacks in between. It is also important to ensure that your child is eating at appropriate times and not skipping any meals!

Introduce healthy snacks

Oftentimes, we find ourselves handing our child a packet of chips when they are looking for some snacks. While this is obviously a convenient option, it is not exactly the best option for you if your goal is to cultivate healthy eating habits in your child. 

Instead of unhealthy snacks like chips and sweets, opt for healthier snacks like fruits, nuts, or hard-boiled eggs. You can even offer them popcorn that is lightly salted or unsalted. 

One smart snack that you can consider is Key Sun Kids’ range of Lollipops! Aside from providing a great tasting treat that kids love, these lollipops offer an added goodness of essential nutrients and contain no sugar, no preservatives and no artificial colours! 

These tasty lollipops are an easy way to supplement your kid’s diet and are great for picky eaters as they can supplement your child’s daily intake of essential vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D, as well as Calcium. You can even choose from a range of delightful flavours like Manuka Honey or Black Elderberry. 

Sneak in the veggies

Getting your child to eat their fruits and veggies may sometimes be an impossible task. But if you try to serve fruits and vegetables in unexpected and exciting ways, your task may be easier! Draw inspiration from these ideas: 

  • Mixed fruits with yogurt
  • Broccoli with cheese 
  • Zucchini or carrot fries

The Bottom-line

We all want our children to grow up happy and healthy. Couple these tips and tricks for smart and healthy food choices with physical activity and your child will be well on his or her way to greater health! 

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