ingredients

  • the ordinary granactive retinoid 5% in squalane 02%

    7 Retinoid Myths Debunked!

    “You can’t use retinoids during the day! Are you crazy?! You’re gonna get wrinkles!” “Of course you can use them during the day. Just pile on your sunscreen.” “You don’t need to exfoliate if you use retinoids. They do that for you.” “Since when do retinoids exfoliate skin? Nonsense!” “I’d never use retinoids. They thin […]

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  • battle of the skin lighteners

    What Are The Best Skincare Products For Sun-Damaged Skin?

    Remember the old days, when we used to spend entire summers in the sun without sunscreen, or slathered our bodies in oil to top up our tans? Little did we know then there would be hell to pay now. *sighs* Wrinkles, sun spots, dull and rough skin, sagginess… these are just some of the “presents” the […]

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  • is alcohol in skincare bad

    Is Alcohol In Skincare As Bad As Paula Begoun Says?

    Is alcohol really bad for skin? This controversial ingredient is accused of every possible skin crime you can think of: It terribly dries out and dehydrates skin. It kills skin cells. It makes your skin age faster. And on and on and on… But then… why is it everywhere?! Are brands ignorant or is alcohol […]

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  • vichy liftactive vitamin c skin brightening corrector

    My Vitamin C Serum Has Turned Brown! Can I Still Use it?

    What’s that yellow tinge in my serum? I swear it wasn’t there yesterday. What’s going on?! Yep, your vitamin C serum is a magician. It can change colour and go from clear to yellow all the way to brown. Ain’t that cool? Not really. That’s Vitamin C’s way of warning you it’s stopped working. Oops! […]

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