ingredients

  • Why Is There Snail Slime In My Skincare Products?!

    Say what?! There’s snail slime in my skincare products?! Eww! *throws them all away* Ok, not really. That was my first instinct. Because snail slime = gross. Who the heck wants to use it? Koreans. Of course. They’ve heard the Chilean farmers who grow snails for food have super smooth hands. Their cuts heal faster […]

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    Hydroquinone: Is It Safe To Use To Fade Away Dark Spots?

    Isn’t it annoying when the most effective ingredients get a bad rep? Case in point: hydroquinone. It’s by far the best treatment for any type of dark spots. Slather it on them twice a day and it’s guaranteed to lighten them up. But, some countries (yes, South Africa and France, I’m looking at you) have […]

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    Does Vitamin C Cause Acne?

    Does Vitamin C cause acne? You’ve heard this powerful antioxidant brightens skin and keeps wrinkles at bay and you’re dying to add it to your skincare routine ASAP. But you’re worried your oily, acne-prone skin won’t be able to take it. Anything breaks you out. Will this be any different? Here’s what the science says […]

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    Niacinamide: The Most Multi-Tasking Ingredient In Skincare?

    “And the award for Most Multitasking Skincare Ingredient goes to…” *drumroll* Niacinamide! *clap clap* Niacinamide deserves it. There’s literally nothing it can’t do. Need to hydrate skin? Check. Fight acne? Check. Fade dark spots? Check. Soothe redness? Check. Reduce wrinkles? Check. It doesn’t matter what you throw at it, niacinamide can handle it. If it’s […]

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  • gluconolactone in skincare

    Is Gluconolactone Better Than Glycolic Acid For Sensitive Skin?

    How do you exfoliate skin when most acids don’t work for you? Glycolic acid sets your skin on fire. Lactic acid dries it out. Heck, even salicylic acid stings a little… Enter Gluconolactone. It’s an exfoliating acid so mild, every skin type (yes, even sensitive!) can use it. Here’s all you need to know about […]

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    My 6 Favourite Natural Ingredients

    I have a bit of a reputation for disliking natural ingredients. But… I don’t. What I dislike is the idea that natural is always better. Am I really supposed to believe that slathering your body in poison ivy is better for you than using a moisturiser with silicones?! Or what about those plants extracts that […]

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