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glycerin

Glycerin is a ubiquitous skincare ingredient that does not get a lot of attention, yet it is often vital to the performance of a product. This month’s Ingredient Spotlight takes ...

niacinamide

One of the very best—and probably most under rated—ingredients in skincare is niacinamide.  Among a handful of other rockstar ingredients, such as vitamin C and retinol, niacinamide is an inexpensive, ...

all natural is not always better for your skin

One of the biggest misconceptions in skincare is that natural, organic products are safer and better than those made with synthetic ingredients. In fact, there is no scientific evidence to ...

mineral or synthetic sunscreen—which is best?

Before we answer that question, let’s look at the two types of sunscreens available. Mineral Sunscreens Mineral sunscreens contain natural, inert ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These ...

there’s nothing special about eye creams

Eye creams are my biggest pet peeve!  Very clever marketers (not dermatologists or cosmetic chemists) invented eye creams.  This is one of the biggest scams in skincare.  Don’t buy into ...

spring clean your skincare

the spring-cleaning to do list: Throw away expired product Skincare products (and makeup) expire, and if you keep using them, you risk breakouts and bacterial infections. Pay particular attention to ...

don’t get stuck in your skin type

Your everyday skincare products should include a cleanser, sunscreen (day cream), and repairing night cream. The best way to choose these essentials is by using your skin type (dry, combination, oily, or normal) ...

ditch the jar

Skincare products sold in jar packaging may look pretty on your vanity shelf, but have you thought about how packaging can affect the product inside? Those super-star ingredients you rely ...

dry vs dehydrated skin

Is your skin dry or dehydrated? While they may feel the same, they are different and not interchangeable. Dry skin lacks oil and is permanent (something you are born with ...

spring clean your skincare

the spring-cleaning to do list: Throw away expired product Skincare products (and makeup) expire, and if you keep using them, you risk breakouts and bacterial infections. Pay particular attention to ...

glycerin

Glycerin is a ubiquitous skincare ingredient that does not get a lot of attention, yet it is often vital to the performance of a product. This month’s Ingredient Spotlight takes ...

niacinamide

One of the very best—and probably most under rated—ingredients in skincare is niacinamide.  Among a handful of other rockstar ingredients, such as vitamin C and retinol, niacinamide is an inexpensive, ...

all natural is not always better for your skin

One of the biggest misconceptions in skincare is that natural, organic products are safer and better than those made with synthetic ingredients. In fact, there is no scientific evidence to ...

there’s nothing special about eye creams

Eye creams are my biggest pet peeve!  Very clever marketers (not dermatologists or cosmetic chemists) invented eye creams.  This is one of the biggest scams in skincare.  Don’t buy into ...

ditch the jar

Skincare products sold in jar packaging may look pretty on your vanity shelf, but have you thought about how packaging can affect the product inside? Those super-star ingredients you rely ...

mineral or synthetic sunscreen—which is best?

Before we answer that question, let’s look at the two types of sunscreens available. Mineral Sunscreens Mineral sunscreens contain natural, inert ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These ...

don’t get stuck in your skin type

Your everyday skincare products should include a cleanser, sunscreen (day cream), and repairing night cream. The best way to choose these essentials is by using your skin type (dry, combination, oily, or normal) ...

dry vs dehydrated skin

Is your skin dry or dehydrated? While they may feel the same, they are different and not interchangeable. Dry skin lacks oil and is permanent (something you are born with ...