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    Retinol Side Effects And How To Deal With Them

    “I’m scared of retinol side effects. I know retinol is the best wrinkle-fighter out there, but I don’t want to deal with redness and irritation. What should I do?” I hear ya. Irritation is no fun. But leaving retinol out of your skincare routine won’t do either. Mmm… What if I told you you could […]

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    Witch Hazel For Skin: Is It As Irritating As Paula Begoun Says?

    “Did you hear? Witch hazel is super irritating. Like, worse than alcohol!” “What are you talking about? Everyone knows that witch hazel soothes irritations! It cant’t be bad.” “Enough you two! Can’t someone just take us out of our misery and tell us if witch hazel for skin is a good idea or not?” I’ll […]

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    Thermal Water: What Is It And Can It Really Help Your Skin?

    Is thermal water a scam or do the French know something we don’t? Like, they go gaga over this stuff. You can’t enter a pharmacy in France without bumping into shelves stocked to the brim with all kinds of fancy water. To the rest of the us, thermal water looks like plain old water in […]

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    How To Use Rosehip Oil: All Your Questions, Answered

    How the heck do you use rosehip oil? I kid you not, this is the #1 question in my inbox right now. It’s my bad. I’ve been raving about rosehip oil for months. It’s my go-to for every skin woe. Whether a pimple has reared its ugly head on my chin, my retinol serum has […]

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    Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: The Best Vitamin C Derivative?

    Another one?! Like, we need a new vitamin C derivative like we need a headache. Oh, wait. Trying to decide between 20 different forms of vitamin C will give you a headache. And now Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate has joined the party and added to the confusion. Great… Can I have a Moment? If you can, save […]