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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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Ingredient Spotlight: Lactic Acid

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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. Lactic acid in skincare is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that works as an exfoliator by breaking apart dead skin cells and helping the process along of sloughing them off. In high doses, lactic acid can be a...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Glycolic Acid

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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. Glycolic acid just happens to be one of our favorite exfoliators, and it comes in chemical form instead of physical. The first benefit that deserves mention is how much more gentle chemical exfoliators can be on your skin. And...

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