Ingredient 101

How to Choose Between Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid

How to Choose Between Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid

They’re the two most-talked-about acne fighting ingredients on the market. They are both affordable, readily available, and effective – in fact, they both appear on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. You know they’re great, but is one better than the other? And how […]

All You Need to Know About Ceramides

All You Need to Know About Ceramides

Ceramides are an elusive ingredient – occasionally heard about, rarely seen, and even more rarely understood by the casual observer. But as by far one of the best moisturising ingredients out there, ceramides can and should be used by any and every body. They’re an […]

The Benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid + Review

The Benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid + Review

What is Alpha-Lipoic Acid? There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to trendy and groundbreaking skin care science. Which makes me, as a certified skin care geek, extremely excited. Lately, I’ve been hearing all about Alpha-Lipoic Acid (or ALA for short) and […]

The Myths About Mineral Oil in Skin Care

The Myths About Mineral Oil in Skin Care

Mineral oil is the ingredient that gives us baby oil, Vaseline and more. It’s a highly occlusive ingredient that’s chemically inert, making it amazing as a final routine step. It’s derived from the refinement process of crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum products. […]