Category: acids

  • Niacinamide Vs Hyaluronic Acid

    Niacinamide Vs Hyaluronic Acid

    If you’ve followed Science and Skincare for any amount of time, you’ll be aware of my posts on acids. Niacinamide vs Hyaluronic Acid will be the highly requested addition to the category that made this site popular. Depending on your skincare knowledge, choosing between the two will either be easy or incredibly difficult. However, one […]

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  • Mandelic Acid vs Retinol

    Mandelic Acid vs Retinol

    Mandelic Acid vs Retinol? Which one is right for you? Can you use both? If these are questions that have crossed your mind lately, then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve covered the topic of acids extensively and will continue to do so (because it is incredibly confusing and you have to be careful). […]

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  • Mandelic Acid Vs Salicylic Acid

    Mandelic Acid Vs Salicylic Acid

    Acids are tricky game, that we can all agree on . Mandelic Acid Vs Salicylic Acid is a much requested post and I understand why. The notion of putting an ‘acid’ on your skin is pretty scary, especially if you’re new to the skincare game. Why would we do it, why are there so many […]

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  • What Is Lactic Acid? The Essential Skincare Alphabet

    What Is Lactic Acid? The Essential Skincare Alphabet
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    Today we are tackling L and the one ingredient, that still gets the most questions, is lactic acid. It’s the type of ingredient that seems suitable for everyone but because it may not work for everyone, is perplexing. And believe me I know, I have done tonnes of posts on this. Like this one: Read […]

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  • Azelaic Acid vs Mandelic Acid

    Azelaic Acid vs Mandelic Acid

    Azelaic acid vs mandelic acid, it’s time we delved into this comparison because they tend to be aimed at the same audience. Those suffering with sensitive skin. So, if they’re for the same people how do you differentiate between them? Today we are going to tackle just that. First, I’m going to break down what […]

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  • Niacinamide Vs Salicylic Acid

    Niacinamide Vs Salicylic Acid

    Niacinamide vs salicylic acid may not seem like a topic that needs to be addressed. Their names aren’t similar, the don’t really seem to target the same thing (or at least they are not marketed at treating the same thing) – so why is this such a popular search on here? Well the answer, in […]

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  • What Is An Active Ingredient In Skincare?

    What Is An Active Ingredient In Skincare?
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    This is what I would call ‘essential’ knowledge regarding getting good skin and understanding your skincare routine and it is a popular question. Let’s face it, if you are not engrossed in the world of skincare but want good skin the correlation to getting there and the term ‘active’ isn’t very clear. What is an […]

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  • Dupes For Pixi Glow Tonic (That Are Actually Really Good)

    Dupes For Pixi Glow Tonic (That Are Actually Really Good)

    If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you’ll that I am a HUGE fan of the cult classic Pixi Glow Tonic as are many of you, evidenced by this video Pixi put on there Instagram page recently; In fact, I’ve been such a big fan over the years I’ve done a range […]

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  • What Is Lactobionic Acid?

    What Is Lactobionic Acid?
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    Just when you thought you’ve heard them all, a new acid hits the shelves and this one is supposed to help improve winter skin, through its gentle exfoliation. Lactonionic acid is a high value lactic acid derivative that has potential in skincare as a less irritable AHA (it’s sub-category is a PHA) and while it’s […]

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  • Is Glycolic Acid An AHA or BHA?

    Is Glycolic Acid An AHA or BHA?

    Welcome back to my series of quick fire skincare questions asked directly by you! Today is a super simple one to answer, is Glycolic acid an AHA or BHA? Glycolic acid is actually the most common type of AHA. It’s made from a widely available plant, sugar cane. Glycolic acid is a very effective exfoliant, and because […]

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