Category: acids

  • 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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  • Does Mandelic Acid Help Acne?

    Does Mandelic Acid Help Acne?

    Firstly, I’d like to start this post of by thanking all of you for reading my posts and I’m so glad you have been loving these quick fire questions posts. I, personally, enjoy this format of sharing information with you because it’s so straightforward. You get the facts without having to trawl paragraphs of information. […]

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  • What Is The Difference Between Acids and Enzymes In Skincare?

    What Is The Difference Between Acids and Enzymes In Skincare?
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    In last weeks Q and A over on my instagram stories someone asked me ‘what are enzyme exfoliants?’ and I thought this topic was worth exploring a little more intensely. So, today’s post is all about what enzymes are, how they exfoliate and how they differ from acid exfoliants. Let’s start with a quick summary […]

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  • Salicylic Acid Vs Benzoyl Peroxide

    Salicylic Acid Vs Benzoyl Peroxide

    Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are two of the most well-known acne-fighting ingredients because they both work to remove dead skin cells. Due to their prominence in fighting acne it can be confusing to know which one is right for you. Well, here is a very easy to understand, cheat sheet about the differences of […]

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  • What Does Glycolic Acid Do To Your Skin?

    What Does Glycolic Acid Do To Your Skin?

    Glycolic acid is THE acid that started the chemical exfoliation craze way back when but there is still SO many questions about what it is and how it works. The thing that, I think, confuses people is that acids have the ability to completely transform your skin but you can’t actually see it happening. So, […]

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  • Is Lactic Acid Good For Your Skin?

    Is Lactic Acid Good For Your Skin?

    Welcome to the second in what is going to be a long series of quick fire skincare questions! The first of which, Can I Use Mandelic Acid Everyday? you can find right here. This time I am tackling lactic acid because it seems to be a contradiction. Lactic acid is commonly known as the gentlest […]

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  • Your Guide To Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA) In Skincare

    Your Guide To Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA) In Skincare

    If you’re particularly into skin care, then your likely already exfoliating with alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids but over the past year another three-letter acronym has been all the rage: PHAs. But what are they, and how do they differ from their alpha- and beta- counterparts? So, what are PHAs? Polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) are chemical exfoliants […]

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  • Can I Use Mandelic Acid Everyday?

    Can I use mandelic acid everyday?

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  • What Does Mandelic Acid Do For The Skin?

    What Does Mandelic Acid Do For The Skin?

    What exactly is mandelic acid and why do people use it in their skincare?

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  • Why Is Salicylic Acid In Shampoo?

    Why Is Salicylic Acid In Shampoo?
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    You are probably well aquatinted with salicylic acid by now with blog posts I’ve done like this one or this one or even this one. But they were all centered around skincare, so why now is salicylic acid popping up as an ingredient in shampoo. Does it really have any business being there? Or has […]

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