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Food to Achieve Luminous Glow

February 22, 2016

In conjunction with our upcoming Whitening Fair, we’ll be sharing expert tips on how you may unveil your luminous skin, and achieve a beautiful complexion that will turn others green with envy.


Bananas are an excellent source of carbohydrates, and are high in potassium and pectin (a form of fibre), which boosts overall health. They are also high in Vitamins A, B, C and E, which have an anti-ageing effect on your skin.

To reverse the effects of our notoriously harsh weather on your skin, apply the Kenzoki Belle de Jour Dream Night Mask regularly before bedtime. It combines white lotus extract with belle de nuit to preserve the skin from harmful free radicals, stimulate cellular renewal, as well as revitalise and repair skin at night, resulting in fresh and radiant skin in the morning


Few of our guilty pleasures provide as much beauty benefits as dark chocolate. Of course, this does not apply to all our favourite sweet treats, as such effects can only be found in dark chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70%. Antioxidants such as cocoa polyphenols and flavonoids found commonly in dark chocolate help to greatly enhance your skin’s texture and UV resistance, giving you a smoother, more beautiful complexion.

For something that can help further diminish dark spots and even your skintone, tryKiehl’s Limited Edition Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, a fast-acting serum that helps you achieve brighter, more radiant skin.


We all know that drinking tea brings numerous health benefits. Not only does it reduce the risk of heart attack, protect against cancer, and help in the treatment ofdegenerative diseases, applying tea-infused products such asLaneige’s White Plus Renew Original Essence can also work wonders for your complexion! Doing so regularly helps to keep your skin hydrated while reducing inflammation, for a brighter, smoother look.


Known for being a healthy source of plant proteins, soyabeans contain fibres and isoflavones, that can help reduce cholesterol, as well as the risk of heart diseases. In addition, isoflavones are said to bring tremendous skincare benefits, such as helping to reduce wrinkles, diminish the negative effects of UV rays, as well as tighten sagging skin. They are also one of the best natural foods to give you whiter, smoother skin.

For similar results, try usingChanel’s Le Blanc Soft Exfoliating Pre-Lotion. A delicate formula that contains a combination of glycolic acid and arginine to ensure a mild exfoliation, the serum also contains Licorice Root Extract and Pearl Protein Extract so as to help initiate your skin’s brightening process.



Containing an enzyme called papain that helps to boost the digestive system, papayas also have anti-ageing, moisturising, exfoliating, as well as healing properties

on the skin. They are also rich in Vitamins A and E, along with antioxidants that help remove acne and blemishes.

Looking for something with a calming effect on the skin? TryIOMA’s White Revelation Brightening Cleansing Mousse. Made with gentle exfoliating beads and edelweiss extract, this luxurious cleanser helps to soothe stress-induced inflammation and mitigate melanin production.



Sweet, fleshy, and full of Vitamin C, strawberries not only taste good but are also great when used as a mask or applied directly onto the skin. Vitamin C gives your skin that healthy and beautiful glow, while reducing the uneven tone caused by harsh environmental factors. In addition, strawberries contain alpha-hydroxy acid, which cleanses the skin and removes dead cells, keeping it smooth and supple.

To further help purify your skin, add Blanc de la Mer’s The Cleansing Foam to your daily beauty regime, which has ingredients such as sea algae fibres, white pearl powders and La Mer’s exclusive Deconstructed Waters that help to purify and re-mineralise the skin.