Skincare Myths Debunked, Part One

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  • What Is Citric Acid?
    Citric acid is a common AHA extracted from, you guessed it, citrus fruits. As it is an AHA, it has the ability to exfoliate skin. However, it can also be used to change the pH of a formulation. To be able to exfoliate skin, citric acid has to be formulated at a high concentration. Therefore,…
  • Becca Is Closing Down
    Yes, it’s true. Becca Cosmetics is closing its doors permanently in September 2021. Here is everything we know so far. They announced the closure yesterday via their Instagram page, attributing the closure to the covid-19 pandemic. In response to a question ‘why?’, the brand said they could not sustain themselves for the long-term. They continued…
  • What Is A Suspension In Cosmetics?
    You ask and I deliver. This time, in my quick Q+A series is, what is a suspension in cosmetics? I was asked to cover this question two weeks ago and it’s a great suggestion. The more the skincare industry progresses, the more education is put in the forefront of that growth. Hence, knowing these cosmetic…
  • What Is Glycolic Acid? The Essential Skincare Alphabet
    If you’ve been following me for a long time, you’ll know that glycolic acid is one of my favourite ingredients. When it came to picking an ingredient for letter G, the brainstorming didn’t take long. There are still so many people who are confused about this acid. Today, I’m going to attempt to create a…
  • What Is Ferulic Acid? The Essential Skincare Alphabet
    Ferulic Acid was at the height of its popularity back in 2020 (i.e the year that no one will talk about again). However, many people missed that boat, and it has all the promise of making a comeback this year. So, lets find out some fast facts and determine whether it’s worth your investment. I’ve…

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