ingredients

  • propylene glycol in skincare

    Is Propylene Glycol Dangerous?

    WTF?! There’s anti-freeze in my moisturizer?! Yep and you shouldn’t worry about it. No, I haven’t lost my marbles. Propylene Glycol is one of those fellas that sound scary as hell. But when you look at it through science’s eyes, it’s just a little misunderstood molecule that doesn’t do anyone any harm. Don’t take my […]

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  • tretinoin guide

    A Tretinoin Survival Guide

    I started my Curology prescription of tretinoin in late November 2019, and despite my best efforts to acclimate to 0.01% tretinoin, it’s been an uphill battle. Yes, 0.01% tretinoin. I know it’s not much–I SAID WHAT I SAID! But that’s the thing about skincare: it’s never one-size-fits all, and two people can react very differently […]

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  • azelaic acid in skincare

    Is Azelaic Acid The Best Treatment For Acne, Rosacea, And Dark Spots?

    Why don’t more people know about Azelaic Acid?! This little gem has been dermatologists’ best-kept secret for decades. They’re using it to treat all kinds of skin problems, from stubborn dark spots to inflamed cystic acne and unpredictable rosacea. It’s one of those rare ingredients that does the job without irritating skin and leaving it […]

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  • ginseng in skincare

    Ginseng In Skincare: Why Are The Koreans Obsessed With It?

    Ever wondered what’s the secret ingredient in Korean skincare? Sure, we know the Koreans are obsessed with hydration. It’s the foundation of good skin, no doubt about that. They also like to experiment with weird ingredients (snail slime, anyone?) and come up with all kind of gimmicks that put a new twist on an old […]

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