Category: Need to know

  • Where Can You Buy Good Molecules?

    Where Can You Buy Good Molecules?
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    Places where you can buy Good Molecules? Well, there aren’t many, I’m not surprised that you’re looking. Good molecules have always prided themselves on being a straight to consumer brand. They actually only have two stockists. It is hard to get your hands on them. Especially for the international’s community. In order to avoid any […]

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  • Is The Bakuchiol Plant Endangered? Bakuchiol vs Retinol Part Two

    Is The Bakuchiol Plant Endangered? Bakuchiol vs Retinol Part Two
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    I have a very popular post on Science and Skincare titled Bakuchiol Vs Retinol but after seeing a post by one of my favourite dermatologists RanellaMD about the same topic, I got to thinking about one essential component of the comparison that was missing – sustainability. Sustainability is one of the main reasons people want […]

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  • What Is Niacinamide?

    What Is Niacinamide?
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    Niacinamide, like most skincare ingredients, appears to have come out of nowhere. In fact, in the past year alone Google searches for Niacinamide have more than doubled. But what exactly is it and why is there a stigma attached to using it? Niacinamide facts Well, for starters, it’s a vitamin. Vitamin B3 to be exact, […]

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  • The Best Skincare Products For Acne

    The Best Skincare Products For Acne
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    Acne is something that many of us will or have suffered with in our lifetimes. Many of the frustrations surrounding acne comes from the fact that it is incredibly difficult to get rid of and seems to appear at the most inopportune times. So, what exactly causes acne? Well, you may already know the answer […]

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  • Has My Vitamin C Oxidised?

    Has My Vitamin C Oxidised?
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    Welcome back to my quick fire questions serious. Today we are tackling Vitamin C oxidation and if you’re pondering this question I am going to take a wild guess and assume you’ve already researched and bought a Vitamin C product. Hence, I am not going to bore you with the benefits of Vitamin C and […]

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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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  • 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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  • What Does Lactic Acid Do?

    What Does Lactic Acid Do?
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    Direct acids are intimidating. It doesn’t matter how you want to dress it up, if you are not used to working with them they are a scarey step to add into your routine. No matter how many posts I do on them there are still so many questions that I am DM’d and I think […]

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  • Mandelic Acid Vs Lactic Acid

    Mandelic Acid Vs Lactic Acid
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    These kinds of posts have become so popular over my years running this site that I’ve actually dedicated a whole category to acids on my homepage. The reason (I think) for this rise in queries is because, this particular trend requires you to know more about your skin before you decide which one is right […]

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  • AHAs vs BHAs

    AHAs vs BHAs
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    I made a very (like yesterday) recent discovery – I’ve never written a post solely about the difference between AHAs and BHAs. I have, of course, discussed this in separate posts like my acid posts but nothing dedicated to it specifically. That horrified me for two reasons; when I was a skincare novice I didn’t […]

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