Science of Skincare

May 31st, 2022

Lip Wrinkles: Causes and Treatment

When we think about areas of our face where wrinkles and fine lines show up, our lips aren’t usually the first spot we think of. But lip wrinkles, which are...


May 18th, 2022

Understanding the Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Aging

We all know that the skin is the human body’s largest organ, but what’s the purpose of skin and how does our growing older change skin’s ability to perform this...


May 2nd, 2022

Skin Purging vs. Breakouts – What’s the Difference?

Knowing the difference between skin purging vs breakout can help save time, money and peace of mind. In general, skin purging is when your pores are reacting to an active...


April 30th, 2022

Here’s What Sleep Wrinkles Are (and How to Prevent Them)

Picture this: You wake up late, quickly wash your face, and rush out the door. You get to work, take a first sip of coffee, and finally muster up the...


April 27th, 2022

What Are Ceramides and Why Do You Need Them?

You’ve probably heard the word “ceramides” by now, or at least seen it on labels for skin care products at the drugstore. Sure, they certainly sound good, but what are...


November 24th, 2021

Ingredients for the Skin

This year, there’s a lot to be thankful for: The fact that we’re living in some semblance of normalcy (or at least more normalcy than we were this time last...


October 21st, 2021

What Is Butylene Glycol?

With thousands of skin care products on the market, it can be hard to keep track of all the different ingredients that promise to make big, sweeping changes to your...


September 6th, 2021

What is an Active Ingredient in Skincare?

“Active ingredient” is one of those buzzy skincare terms that sounds important, but the actual definition of an active ingredient often feels unclear. Is it the first ingredient listed? Is...


August 16th, 2021

Vitamin E and Skin Care: Benefits and Products

There are a lot of vitamins out there to keep track of. There’s vitamin C, which is known for being great for our immune systems and promoting collagen production in...


June 15th, 2021

What are Peptides in Skincare? Benefits, Side Effects & How to Use

Peptides are a trending topic —and for good reason! Known to be powerful for anti-aging benefits, they have a permanent (and celebrated) place in the skincare industry. What do peptides...


December 14th, 2020

Best Acne-Fighting Ingredients

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne is the most common skin condition in the US. Acne can often be a debilitating skin condition, having a big impact on confidence with teens and adults alike.   ...


November 1st, 2020

Why Dermatologists Recommend Niacinamide Skincare

Niacinamide is one of few highlighted key ingredients dermatologists recommend for skin when it comes to general skin health. This popular, tried-and-true ingredient is popping up in formulations from creams...