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Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

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Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

If it seems like niacinamide is being added to every skincare product on Earth, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. Niacinamide is certainly having a moment of popularity, and for anyone who cares about skin, this is great news. Niacinamide is a biologically active vitamin B derivative also known as niacin, and it’s a water-soluble vitamin that’s usually found in food. We’ve discussed this ingredient at length in the past, but in case you missed it here is one vital tip about niacinamide that you should remember above all else: your niacinamide-filled products should be left on your skin....

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6 Nighttime Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Skincare Routine

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6 Nighttime Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Skincare Routine

We’ve all been there: it’s late, you’re tired, and you’ve either forgotten or can’t be bothered to meander over to the bathroom sink and follow through with your nighttime skincare routine. And while it’s fine to have a bedside beauty basket complete with some makeup removal wipes or a quick moisturizer for this exact reason, try not to make a habit of this. Here are six mistakes you might be making that are holding you back from your best skin. 1. You skip washing your face before bed This can be bad for your skin on so many levels. First,...

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9 Skincare Ingredients That Turn Back The Clock

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9 Skincare Ingredients That Turn Back The Clock

We get it...it's hard to know what skin care products are going to live up to their promises and which ones won't. When you purchase what you believe to be products that are worth your investment, it's a challenge to separate buzzwords and marketing lingo from genuine, noticeable results. Since you can't drag your dermatologist to the store or have one sitting beside you while you peruse online skincare sites, let this blog be a handy guide for you and make sure you check your labels for the ingredients below if you want to keep wrinkles away (or get rid...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Hydrocortisone

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Ingredient Spotlight: Hydrocortisone

The first thing that probably pops in to your head with you hear the word hydrocortisone is itchy skin. And it’s true that this ingredient is at its best when you’re dealing with skin that’s particularly itchy while healing from some sort of trauma. But while hydrocortisone might be the first thing you grab when you get a mosquito bite, it can also help reduce redness, pain, chronic skin conditions, and adverse skin reactions. Any time your body comes in contact with an irritating stimuli, your immune system is triggered to fend it off by sending blood to the affected...

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Skincare Ingredients You Should & Shouldn't Mix

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Skincare Ingredients You Should & Shouldn't Mix

The world of skincare has changed quite a bit over the last decade or two. Consumers' demands for transparency about ingredients means that we're all more educated on what actives make our skincare effective, and what products are best for each of us. However, one thing that isn't widely discussed is which ingredients play well with each other, and which ones don't. In this article, we'll go over some of the most beneficial ingredients that you should have in your routine, when you should apply them, and what you should do if you have two ingredients you need that don't...

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