• matrixyl

    Is Matrixyl A Gentler Alternative To Retinol?

    Is Matrixyl a gentler alternative to retinol? If there’s a peptide that can fight wrinkles, this is it. Unlike most other members of the peptide family, Matrixyl has a ton of research supporting its anti-aging properties. The catch? Read on to find out: What Is Matrixyl? Matrixyl is the trade name for Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, a […]


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    Is Oxybenzone In Sunscreen Safe?

    Oxybenzone is probably the most controversial UV filter ever. It’s been accused of: Penetrating skin Being an endocrine disruptor Killing coral reef Causing allergic reactions Unlike most maligned skincare ingredients, Oxybenzone is guilty of almost every charge. Should you avoid it? What Is Oxybenzone? Oxybenzone also goes by the name Benzophenone-3. It’s a sunscreen agent […]


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    Does Glycerin Hydrates Or Dries Out Your Skin?

    Glycerin is like parsley. It’s everywhere. Pretty much ALL your skincare products. Don’t take my word for it. Have a look in your stash. Chances are 90% of your beloved lotions and potions are loaded with Glycerin. Why? What makes Glycerin omnipresent while other ingredients are so hard to find (yes, BHA, I’m looking at […]


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    If You Can’t Pronounce It, Should You Put It On Your Skin?

    “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it on your skin.” Says everyone who showers with dihydrogen monoxide every single day. Dihydro… what?! Water. Dihydrogen monoxide is another name for water. If you’re so committed to not using things you can’t pronounce, you shouldn’t even wash your face. Do you see how absurd this thing […]