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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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What is the best retinol for sensitive skin?

How to find gentle yet effective products that deliver the benefits of retinol while minimizing irritation.

Sep 7 • 8 min read

Betaine in skincare: Soothe and hydrate your skin

If you have dry skin, this ingredient may be worth adding to your routine.

Sep 5 • 6 min read
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The role of inositol in acne treatment

This ingredient shows promise as a potential breakout-fighting remedy, but it may not work for everyone

Sep 1 • 9 min read
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Prednisone for acne: What you need to know

This prescription medication may be helpful when it comes to reducing painful inflammation.

Sep 1 • 9 min read

Unlocking the potential of niacinamide: What percentage is effective for skin health?

This ingredient can have a powerful anti-aging effect on your skin—but you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right amount.

Aug 31 • 8 min read
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How long does it take for metronidazole to work?

What you need to know about this antibiotic, which is commonly used to treat rosacea.

Aug 31 • 7 min read
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Alcohols in skincare: Friend or foe?

First things first: Not every alcohol is bad for your skin.

Aug 31 • 7 min read
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What are the benefits of magnesium for the skin?

This mineral can play a role in promoting a healthier complexion.

Aug 31 • 6 min read
Body Wash

How to choose the best body wash for sensitive skin

This skin syndrome doesn’t just play a role in determining which products might be best for your face.

Aug 31 • 10 min read
Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid

The better skin hydrator: Glycerin vs hyaluronic acid

The short answer: It may depend on your skin type! Allow Curology’s experts to explain.

Aug 29 • 8 min read

How are AHAs used for rosacea

These chemical exfoliants might be one way you can help manage some symptoms of this chronic skin condition.

Aug 28 • 7 min read
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What are lipids and how do they affect the skin?

Spoiler alert: They’re key to maintaining a healthy skin barrier.

Aug 25 • 9 min read
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