Beauty Tips Rooted with TCM for Natural Skin

TCM herbs in your Sunblock

Jun 09, 2021


A good skin care routine is essential to help your skin remain youthful, radiant and healthy. One important step we must not skip is Sun protection. There are 2 main types of sun protection- Physical sunblocks and Chemical sunscreens. Physical sunblock ingredients (eg. titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) block and scatter the rays before they penetrate your skin. Chemical sunscreen ingredients absorb UV rays before they can damage your skin. Using a physical sunblock may be less likely to cause skin irritation and is the best way to physically defend your skin from UV rays, especially for those with sensitive skin or acne-prone skin.

Our new UV Oil-free Sunblock offers SPF42++, giving your skin the full protection it deserves with Titanium oxide and Zinc oxide as a physical sunblock. It is also formulated with Traditional Chinese Medicinal herbs like Peony root, Poria cocos, and Honeysuckle flower just to name a few that helps to moisturize, hydrate, and most importantly protect your skin from the damaging UV rays and free radicals that cause oxidative stress to the skin causing premature aging.

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The number tells you how long the sun’s UVB rays would take to redden/burn your skin if you apply the sunscreen exactly as directed compared with the amount of time without sunscreen. Hence for a UV sunblock with SPF 42, it means it would take you 42 times longer to burn than if you used no sunscreen. If you turn red under the sun after 10 mins of sun exposure, SPF42 would mean you would now take 420mins (~ 7hrs) before you turn red.

Having an effective skin routine with Serene Skinlab products like the Renew Serum and Renew Mask can aid you in preventing wrinkles and fine lines, minimize pores, prevent acne, and now your skin can look amazing with all the UV protection it needs. With a good skincare regime and combined with our new Oil-free Sunblock SPF42++, you are guaranteed of the following benefits:

A more youthful skin

As we grow older, the cells of our skin also have a slower turnover resulting in duller looking skin. Using anti-aging skincare products like Serene SkinLab Renew Collection & UV Sunblock SPF42++ with unique TCM Herbs made in Singapore can help to renew the dead skin cells, restoring them with new and youthful cells.

Brighter skin with even complexion

Using Oil-free UV Sunblock SPF42++ made with specially selected TCM herbs help to tighten the pores on your skin, regulates sebum production and protecting it from free radical and UV damage. These unique TCM herbs also lightens pigmentation and blemishes giving you a brighter and more even complexion. Having your skin protected (earlier prevention) now helps to prevent future skin problems which are cheaper and easier as compared to fixing them in future.

Key Ingredients used

Having a good skin care routine greatly depends on the products you use. Good quality products and a healthy lifestyle can aid your skin in looking great, leaving your skin hydrated and repairs damage that could have been caused by the environment or stress-related. The ingredients used in these TCM herbal products are all natural, paraben and fragrance-free. Here are some of the key ingredients used in making the Serene SkinLab Oil-free UV Sunblock SPF42++:

Peony Root

This ingredient is a Traditional Chinese remedy that has several benefits to the skin. It helps with hyperpigmentation issues and lightens acne scars and blemishes. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that aids in protecting the skin from the damages that are caused by UV rays and helps to heals the skin. Peony root can also be found in our new Clear Spot Acne Treatment Gel.

Poria Cocos

This is a traditional Chinese herb that can help to protect your skin. When you use the TCM skincare Singapore products made with Poria cocos, it can help to control the production of sebum in your skin, which helps to detoxify your skin and shrink open pores. This will also help to give your skin a brighter and more even complexion. Poria Cocos is a key ingredient that can also be found in our Renew range of skincare.

Honeysuckle flower

Honeysuckle flower is rich in flavonoids and saponins, which are great origins of antioxidants. They help to protect the skin from harsh substances that can damage your skin. It also helps to make you look youthful, protecting your skin from aging. This amazing natural ingredient is also known to enhance uneven skin tone and also brightens the skin for those with dull looking complexions. The ingredient is also an anti-bacterial that can act as a great natural cleanser, leaving your skin glowing and healthy.

Pearl powder

This amazing ingredient aids in triggering the skin to produce collagen, promoting cellular repair and hydration; Pearl powder aids your body to function correctly, protecting it from any type of pollution damage or external issues that can cause your skin harm. Did you know Pearl powder can be consumed too? Pearl powder has been used for thousands of years since ancient times for TCM beauty and health.  


This is an amazing ingredient for people with dry or oily skin. It aids in renewing and restoring the skin when its dehydrated or losses moisture. It helps to increase the production of skin-strengthening ceramides. A lack of ceramides exposes your skin to several skin issues; some of the skin related issues includes dry and flaky skin. It is mostly used in moisturizers and does a great job in moisturizing the skin, regulates sebum production and brightening skin complexion. Niacinamide is also one of our key ingredients in our new Clear Spot Acne Treatment Gel and Renew Serum.