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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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Hydroquinone: Everything you need to know about this hyperpigmentation-fighting ingredient

Help kick dark spots to the curb with this powerhouse skincare ingredient.

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6 hydrating ingredients that strike it rich

What dermatologists say is best for dry skin

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Beta hydroxy acid vs. alpha hydroxy acid

What’s the difference between BHAs and AHAs? Here’s the scoop.

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Moisturizer ingredients 101: humectants, occlusives, and emollients — oh my!

Just what is an emollient cream, anyway?

Jul 6 • 2 min read
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Is this ingredient the best blackhead remover?

What causes blackheads and how to get rid of them

Jul 6 • 3 min read
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Non-comedogenic oils: facts vs. fiction

Which facial oils are good for acne-prone skin?

Jul 6 • 4 min read
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Ingredient Spotlight: Squalane

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

Jul 6 • 3 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.

Jul 6 • 3 min read
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What’s causing your skin irritation and how to stop it

Here's what to do when allergies, skincare ingredients, or sun exposure leave your skin with a burning, itchy, irritated feeling.

Jul 6 • 10 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!

Jul 6 • 12 min read
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5 research-backed habits for healthier skin

Just a few simple lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your skin.

Jul 6
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The benefits of using beta-hydroxy acid in your skincare routine

Battling acne breakouts? Beta-hydroxy acids might just be what you’re looking for!

Jul 6 • 5 min read
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