The Right (And Wrong) Ways To Use Retinol

If you follow along with us at all, you’ll hear us recommend retinol skincare products frequently and why we love them so much. We will always recommend this skincare superstar to anyone and everyone who will listen, but before using this powerful active there are some things you should know to make your experience using it as beneficial to your skin as possible.
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Is your skin dry or dehydrated? Here’s the difference.

The causes are different, but the result is the same: your skin looks irritated, flaky, and it might even be so dried out that you’re seeing cracks appear along with fine lines and wrinkles. It might be tempting to grab some moisturizer and layer it on a little thicker, but is that going to fix it? On the surface they may look like the same thing, but the difference between dehydrated skin and...
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The Complete Guide To Skincare Actives

You’ve likely heard the word “actives” if you’ve gotten into skincare at all, and it can be confusing understanding exactly what an active is sometimes. While there are certain actives that we recommend for everyone (retinol), it’s important to understand the different types of actives and what they actually do (and whether or not you need them).
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Common Myths About Sunscreen

There are a lot of myths out there that we have debunked in the past, from the dangers of “base tans” to thinking you don’t need to reapply higher SPFs as often. But there are lots of myths out there that can have an adverse impact on your skin, so here are several more that we’re here to debunk!
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Ingredient Spotlight: Benzoyl Peroxide

If you have dealt with acne at any point in your life, you’re probably familiar with what benzoyl peroxide is. And we’re not talking about the errant pimple every few months that comes and goes relatively quickly. We’re talking about persistent breakouts that continue for an extended period of time, with painfully red blemishes that leave behind lifelong scars. Benzoyl peroxide is often a first...
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Ingredient Spotlight: Vitamin C

We’re all aware of the immune system benefits of vitamin C, but what benefits does it have for your skin? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

You’ve just spent the day outside enjoying some sunny weather and getting your dose of vitamin D. And whoops, you might’ve gotten a little too much because now your skin is pink and tender to the touch. What’s the first thing you reach for? Your aloe vera gel or lotion, of course.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Retinol

Retinol is our all-star ingredient. Don’t get us wrong—we love LOTS of different skincare ingredients but retinol has a special place in our hearts. If you follow us regularly, you know why. And if you don’t? Hear us out about how amazing retinol truly is.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Glycolic Acid

Ah, there’s nothing more satisfying than a good facial scrub. The gritty texture, the feeling of thoroughly clearing out dirt, the baby smooth skin afterward… but sorry, we’re not talking about physical exfoliators today. A lot of people think that if there isn’t a gritty texture, it isn’t exfoliating as much as it should be. This isn’t always the case though.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Lactic Acid

You’ve likely heard of the naturally occurring form of lactic acid that’s mainly found in your muscles and red blood cells, and your body relies on it to break down carbohydrates for energy. However, lactic acid has some pretty impressive benefits for your skin, and in the skincare world we rely on a different source of lactic acid to obtain those benefits.
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