• zelens transformer instant renewal mask

    If Your Dry Skin Can’t Tolerate Glycolic Acid, Try This

    Dr Lens, founder of Zelens, HATES Glycolic Acid. I don’t. I’m a HUGE fan. But, I must admit he has a point. GA is awesome at exfoliating skin and pumping up collagen production, but it can  be irritating (it’s why I NEVER recommend it to sensitive skin). So, what does he uses instead? Lactobionic Acid. It’s […]

  • jan marini bioglycolic cleanser

    How Well Does Glycolic Acid Work In A Cleanser?

    What are you to do when your derm’s at odds with you? Like, I don’t like wasting my money on exfoliating cleansers. Me loves some glycolic acid, but I want it to stay on my skin for hours. It works better that way. My derm wasn’t having it. “Your cosmeceutical moisturizer with glycolic acid is […]

  • nimue exfoliating enzyme

    I’ve Tried An Enzyme Exfoliant And This Is What Happened

    I’m surprised Nimue came out with an enzyme exfoliant. Why? Nimue is a cosmeceuticals brand. In theory, cosmeceuticals contain higher concentrations of active ingredients, like retinol and glycolic acid. That’s what I expected. A 15% glycolic acid exfoliant or something similar. Instead, they opted for enzymes, the most unreliable exfoliating family on the skincare block. […]

  • upcircle body scrub coffee tangerine

    Is Using Recycled Coffee Grounds To Exfoliate Skin A Good Idea?

    Did you know Optiat had a makeover? Founded by a brother and sister shocked by the sheer amount of coffee grounds wasted in bars and cafeterias, the brand is on a mission to collect as much food “wastage” and turn it into skincare products. In 2018, the duo went on Dragon’s Den, where they secured […]

  • nip + fab glycolic fix liquid glow extreme 6% review

    Is Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme 6% As Extreme As It Claims?

    I wouldn’t call 6% glycolic acid “extreme”. My skin’s used to higher doses. But Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme 6% is the strongest glycolic acid exfoliant the brand makes. If you’re a teen or young adult – Nip + Fab’s target audience – and your skin’s still behaving as it should, 6% […]