Are Moisturizers Overrated?

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The basic function of a moisturizer is to replace water loss in the skin and help treat and prevent your skin from drying out. Our family, friends and every beauty brand have been telling us how important moisturizers are in delivering moisture into the skin – the key to youthful looking skin. However, the medical aesthetics pioneer has something else …

The Most Under-Rated Skincare Ingredient

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It’s year 2018 and we are not going to talk about sexy, new or even breakthrough ingredients but just one that is most commonly used instead. This ingredient does not have an exotic characteristic like cactus oil in a certain Korean brand nor does it take rocket science to understand its usage. So is there a best ingredient in the …

Shu Yan’s Daily Skincare Routine

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I hope everyone had an enjoyable 2017 as we welcome another brand new year. If there’s one thing constant throughout this year, it is my trusty skincare routine. I have been using IDS Skincare products for a while now and it’s been treating my skin very well! First, I remove my makeup using IDS Cleansing Milk (C3). It is a …

Hydrating vs. Moisturizing – What’s the difference?

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Before we go into these terms, it is imperative to know a little bit about the anatomy of the skin and a commonly used term: trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). The skin is comprised of three primary layers: the epidermis, the outermost layer; the dermis or middle layer; and the hypodermis, the under-most layer. When water passes from the dermis through …