ingredients

  • the ordinary retinol 1

    The Complete Guide To Retinol

    Retinol is the turtle of skincare. Silicones may get there first, filling those wrinkles in and making them look invisible in no time. But, a few short hours later, they desert you. You need another dose to pretend those wrinkles aren’t really there. Retinol takes its time. A lot of time. A month in, it’s […]

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  • Which Skincare Ingredients Should You Avoid During Pregnancy?

    No, I’m not pregnant. And, no, I’m not trying to get pregnant, either. I just get a lot of questions from moms-to-be asking me what skincare products they should avoid during pregnancy not to harm their precious babies. Getting a straight answer ain’t that easy, either. Auntie Google will tell you that everything you’ve ever […]

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  • Is Astaxanthin The Most Powerful Antioxidant Of All?

    Some people like fish. I’m not one of those people. I like chocolate. It tastes better. And it’s just as good for you. Especially when it contains fish. I know, ewww! Let me start again. Salmon, shrimps and lobster (I know they’re not all fish, but you get the point) are so healthy because they […]

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  • the ordinary buffet + copper peptides 1% 03

    Are Copper Peptides Better Than Retinoids?

    BFFs are awesome. Mine encourages me to go for a walk when I complain about the couple of extra pounds I’ve put on during my last trip to Italy, gives me a pep talk when I start doubting my writing, and even helps me come up with new ideas for the blog. My BFF just […]

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  • medik8 retinol 3RT+ intense

    Can You Use Retinol And Salicylic Acid Together?

    Can you use retinol and salicylic acid together? These two acne fighters are a must to treat breakouts – and keep them from coming back. But, word on the street is they don’t play well with each other. They can cancel each other out or, worse, give you a bad case of irritation. Is that […]

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  • natural oils don't provide adequate sun protection

    Can You Get Sun Protection From Natural Ingredients?

    It’s tempting to use coconut oil & co as sunscreen. Natural UV filters, like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, can leave an unattractive white cast behind. Synthetic UV filters can cause irritations, especially if you have sensitive skin. Some of you may even be allergic to sunscreen and get a bad rash every time you […]

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