Ingredients Blog Posts

Our skincare ingredient deep dives explain the science behind powerful breakout-beaters like tretinoin, salicylic acid, and clindamycin.

We’re here to tell you what we know, but don’t take it as medical advice. Talk to your medical provider about your specific health concerns.

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Ask an expert: Liquid chlorophyll for acne

Does liquid chlorophyll have benefits for skin? Our skin expert tells all.

Jul 30, 2021 • 5 min read
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25 skincare myths debunked: what you need to know

You know what gets under our skin? Misinformed skincare tips, and there are a lot of them out there—especially on social media!

Apr 28, 2021 • 12 min read
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Ingredient spotlight: Tretinoin

Do not fear the tret purge! Here’s all you need to know about using tretinoin.

Mar 24, 2021 • 3 min read
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Ingredient Spotlight: Squalane

What squalane does for skin (and why it’s better than similarly spelled squalene).

Feb 19, 2021 • 3 min read
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JLo Beauty review - Is it really worth it?

I reviewed the ingredients of Jennifer Lopez’s new skincare line so you don’t have to.

Feb 16, 2021 • 4 min read
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Probiotics, acne, and you.

Gut health and your skin, explained.

Jan 14, 2021 • 5 min read
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Ingredient spotlight: Glycerin

Do the hydrating superpowers of glycerin live up to the hype? We break it down.

Nov 9, 2020 • 6 min read
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How to use rosehip oil in skincare

Does this facial oil help acne? Here are the facts.

Sep 2, 2020 • 4 min read
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How does coffee really impact your skin?

Spoiler: You don’t necessarily have to give up your morning cup.

May 15, 2020 • 5 min read
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What to expect with tranexamic acid

Is this ingredient right for your hyperpigmentation cream?

Mar 30, 2020 • 2 min read
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Is this ingredient the best blackhead remover?

What causes blackheads and how to get rid of them

Feb 14, 2020 • 3 min read
What's the difference between retinol and retinoids

What to know about retinols before introducing them to your routine

It can take a bit for your skin to adjust—but don’t worry, it will.

Apr 9, 2019 • 7 min read
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