beauty myths

  • the ordinary granactive retinoid 5% in squalane 02%

    7 Retinoid Myths Debunked!

    “You can’t use retinoids during the day! Are you crazy?! You’re gonna get wrinkles!” “Of course you can use them during the day. Just pile on your sunscreen.” “You don’t need to exfoliate if you use retinoids. They do that for you.” “Since when do retinoids exfoliate skin? Nonsense!” “I’d never use retinoids. They thin […]

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  • skinceuticals ha intensifier

    Medical Grade Skincare VS Over-The-Counter Skincare: Which One Is Better?

    Is “medical-grade skincare” better than your regular, over-the-counter products you can buy at the drugstore? Social media thinks so. You can’t scroll through Instagram these days without coming across aestheticians singing the praises of (usually outrageously expensive) clinical products… and making you feel like you’re missing out if you can’t afford the splurge. This is […]

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  • mad hippie cleansing oil

    Do You Really Need To Double Cleanse?

    You’d think washing your face would be easy… When I was a kid, my mom told me to use plain old soap and water. It made my face squeaky clean… and dry as a bone. In my teens, I graduated to foaming cleansers. That worked better. I got clean skin without the dryness. Until I […]

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  • cerave hydrating cleanser

    Are You Removing Sunscreen The Right Way?

    Do you really need a special cleanser to remove sunscreen? Rumour has it that only oil-based cleansers can melt those stubborn UV filters away. Does that mean you have layers of sunscreen still clogging your pores?! Do You Need An Oil-Based Cleanser To Remove Sunscreen? Good news: you don’t need an oil-based cleanser to remove […]

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  • if you can't pronounce it myth

    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 […]

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