The Snow White Syndrome

While the term was coined in India, the obsession with white skin is very popular in Vietnam as well “I have had patients, expat patients, who came to me to ask why they were seeing active ingredients for skin lightening in simple, everyday-use moisturizers. That’s how widespread it is in Vietnam,” says Dr. Mark Siefring, … Read more

Hey Miss

Nobody likes to admit that they’re particularly beautiful—to say it out loud as if it’s something objectively true. Especially in a morally conservative country like Vietnam, it flies in the face of proper modest behavior, suggesting vanity, insecurity, shallowness and blatant fanfaronade. There comes a point, however, when such modesty becomes ridiculous. In 2007, when … Read more

Advertorial: Beauty before age

Consider these nonsurgical ways to lift, tighten and tone skin… With the advance of new high tech beauty solutions, the phrase “turn back the clock on your skin” is no longer just a saying. New nonsurgical treatments are claiming to reverse the natural aging process. Oi discusses new skin rejuvenation technology with Dr. Ho Xuan Vuong (Medical … Read more