• acne face mapping science

    Acne Face Mapping: Are Your Pimples Trying To Tell You Something?

    Tell me where your pimples pop up, and I’ll tell you what’s causing them. It’s not a bad Facebook quiz. It’s the theory behind Acne Face Mapping, an ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medical tradition. If it’s true, it’s the answer to all our prayers. Think about it: if a BigMac is to blame for that […]

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    Can Glycolic Acid Peels Treat Acne Scars?

    Can glycolic acid peels treat acne scars? That’s what my dear reader Roxann asked me a few days ago. I have to admit, this question took me a bit aback. I’m a big fan of glycolic acid (it’s the best exfoliant ever!), but I had never thought about it as a treatment for acne scarring. Why? […]

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    Can This Miracle Toner Really Transform Your Skin In 30 Days?

    Have you been to the Skin Library? It’s an UK-based online shop that curates the best Korean skincare has to offer to help you glow and go. Before you ask, yes, they ship worldwide. I can’t deny it. Skin Library had me at the name. I spend hours in libraries looking for my next read […]

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    What Are The Best Skincare Products For Dry And Acne-Prone Skin?

    What are the best skincare products for dry AND acne-prone skin? Skincare shopping is hard enough when you’re dealing with only one problem. But dry skin prone to acne? That’s hands down one of the most frustrating skin types to deal with. If you try to give acne the boot, you risk stripping your skin […]

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    What ingredients are comedogenic? (The Full List)

    There it was. In the middle of my chin. All red and swollen. Staring at me defiantly. “Dare to pop me!,” it challenged me. But, I didn’t. I knew that’s what that nasty pimple wanted. To be squeezed so he could procreate. No way, I’m falling for it, you nasty thing! But, boy, was it […]

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    Are They Dupes?: Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum VS InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum

    What’s the best Vitamin C serum for acne-prone skin? I usually recommend Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum. It has Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP), a Vitamin C derivative that tackles both wrinkles and acne. Or I did… until InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum started giving it a run for its money. Like Mad Hippie, it opted for […]