Category Archives: Anti Aging Skin Care

  • What is SOD (Superoxide Dismutase)?

    11 Mars 2014

    It can be hard to keep up with all the acronyms in the beauty and skincare world, but SOD is definitely one worth noting. SOD stands for Superoxide Dismutase, which is a naturally-occurring enzyme that is found in the dermis and epidermis. SOD is one of the three main ingredients in Shinso Essence, a serum that works to reduce wrinkles, brighten and tighten skin and much more. Here are a few fun facts about SOD.

    SOD is found in many anti-aging beauty and skincare products. SOD neutralizes age-accelerating free radicals. As one’s body ages, their natural levels of SOD drop, so applying the product topically has been recommended to replace those natural antioxidants that are becoming fewer and fewer. SOD is usually sold in the form of a serum, lotion or cream.

    SOD can help repair damaged skin cells. This potent treatment is essential to the production of healthy skin-building cells (also known as fibroblasts).

    SOD is often used as an anti-inflammatory product. SOD has been used to help treat inflammatory diseases, burn injuries, eczema and more. 

    SOD is also found in most green plants and animals. Specifically, it can be found in barley grass, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and wheatgrass.



  • What are Fullerenes in Skincare Products?

    03 Mars 2014

    Reading the ingredients on a bottle of your favorite moisturizer can leave you feeling confused. What exactly do all these big words mean and are they good or bad for my skin? Many of these ingredients are classified as fullerenes.

    Fullerenes are powerful antioxidants made from carbon that are 125 times stronger than Vitamin C. They are microscopic  and hollow spheres that carry active ingredients in your products into the skin. You may commonly hear them referred to as a “sponge” for this reason. Because of their shape and small nature, fullerenes allow other common ingredients like retinol and peptides to penetrate deeper into the skin.

    Fullerene is just one of the many Nobel Prize-winning ingredients that furthers the technology of modern skincare. Scientists have found that this is an anti-oxidant material, which paved the way for the ingredient to be used in high-end skincare products.

    Fullerene also has been proven to be highly effective at getting rid of cell-damaging radicals. Because of their antioxidant properties, fullerene is often used for acne or more commonly in anti-aging products, like Shinso Essence. Look for fullerenes in lotions, serums, face masks and more.




  • Natural Facelift Express Facial

    19 Février 2014

    Back in January, Capella Singapore’s award-winning Aurgia Spa teamed up with Shinso Skin Care to introduce a new service- the Natural Facelift Express Facial. This ultra-luxurious, pampering treatment creates an instant facelift effect in just 45 minutes. This Natural Face Lift rejuvenates and tightens your skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It visibly tones and lifts the jaw line, mouth, eyes and cheeks. The Shinso products used in this facial refine your skin’s texture and will leave your face more radiant and youthful.


    The treatment begins with a thorough cleansing, which is then followed by application of the Shinso skincare products. Shinso Glow is used as an exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells. Then, the serum Shinso Essence is used to massage the skin to help improve the circulation and let the ingredients really sink into the skin. Lastly, the Shinso Mist is sprayed over the face and neck to tighten and lift the skin. 

    Aurgia Spa is currently the only spa in Singapore to use and distribute the Shinso products. The treatment is said to take the guest on a journey that includes both physical and mental transformation and rejuvenation. Guests will feel relaxed while also bettering their skin and health.