Science of Skincare

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...


October 31st, 2020

Q&A: Answering Your Burning Bakuchiol Questions

Skincare savants have probably stumbled upon this ingredient in their research of the best new skincare formulations. Bakuchiol is a buzzy, relatively new ingredient on the skincare scene. And while...


October 19th, 2020

Here’s Why You Need Peptides In Your Skincare Routine

You may recognize Peptides as a fancy ingredient you see in luxury skincare products. They have long been used in this capacity, and are one of the most buzzed-about ingredients...


September 19th, 2020

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

What is hyaluronic acid, and why am I reading about it everywhere? Hyaluronic acid has been trending lately within the beauty and skincare world, but we’ve known about its incredible...


August 31st, 2020

The 411 On Antioxidants: What They Are And Why You Need Them

Even the most casual skincare dabbler has likely heard about antioxidants. And if you haven’t heard about them in skincare, you probably have heard about them with regard to nutrition....


August 17th, 2020

Why Benzoyl Peroxide is the Gold Standard for Acne

When it comes to acne, the adolescent variety, known as acne vulgaris, tends to dominate the discussion and even the market when it comes to products. But as adults’ acne...