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  • retinol vs azelaic acid

    Can You Use Retinol And Azelaic Acid Together?

    Retinol and Azelaic Acid are two skincare superheroes with the same job descriptions: they help you fight acne and fade away hyperpigmentation. If your face is covered in pimples and/or dark spots, should you use retinol or Azelaic acid? Or is it safe to use them both together? Let’s find out what the science says: […]

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  • mandelic acid vs salicylic acid

    Salicylic Acid VS Mandelic Acid: Which One Is Better At Treating Acne?

    Salicylic acid has been the only exfoliant I’ve recommended to acne-prone skin for years. There’s nothing that cleans up your pores and gets rid of those stubborn blackheads and whiteheads better (well, maybe manual exfoliation, but that’s irritating and – when done at home – may even cause scarring). Until The Ordinary made Mandelic acid […]

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  • 5 natural ways to heal fungal acne

    5 Natural Ways To Heal Fungal Acne That Really Work

    So, you got fungal acne? The first step is to rid your skincare routine of ANYTHING that could remotely feed Malassezia, the fungus that’s making your life miserable. I’ve written a post about how to do this here. The second step is to kill the damn fungus once and for all. But what if you’re […]

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  • the ordinary retinol 1

    Retinoids Side Effects: How To Counteract The Peeling

    Wanna jump on the retinoid bandwagon but are scared they’ll turn your skin into a flaky, peeling mess? I hear ya. You’ve heard that retinoid are the gold standard for antiaging. They reduce wrinkles. Shrink pores. Fade away dark spots. You want yourself some of that. But you’re not keen on the adjustment period. You’ve […]

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  • skinceuticals ha intensifier

    Treatment VS Prevention: What Really Works Against Wrinkles?

    What the heck works against wrinkles?! Pretty much every skincare product out there promises to make your fine lines and wrinkles disappear. And for a while, they seem to work. But… somehow, those pesky wrinkles always seem to find their way back! Is there no hope? Truth bomb: once wrinkles have made an appearance, it’s […]

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