Category: Need to know
Peptides, Do They Really Keep Skin Young?
Part four is here!
The Ordinary vs Paula’s Choice: Azelaic Acid
Is this the new glycolic acid? I’ve been an avid user of useful acids for years now. I thought I had achieved a good balance in what I used, the concentrations I used and how often I used them. Hence, I hadn’t been looking for a new one to add to my routine. The consideration…
Anti-Aging Ingredients 3: Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Part 3 in the ‘Science behind anti-aging’ series is here and this time we are delving into the world alpha hydroxy acids – one of the most talked about category of acids in recent years.
Lactic acid vs Salicylic acid
Two beloved acids for oily, sensitive skin but what makes them different? I know, I know. I’m sorry it’s taken so long to write another vs article but it’s here and it’s a great one. This one is an important one for me to write as I see salicylic and lactic acid being bunched together…
What is Azelaic Acid?
I’ve been sucked in once again. It’s been all of two (nearly three) years since I last bought a product from The Ordinary but finally the time has come to once again experience the intelligent skincare that Deciem has to offer. And my first step back in is with the up and coming azelaic acid,…
Glycolic acid vs Salicylic acid
You cannot turn a corner in your local beauty store without bumping into a product that has acid in it. They’ve always been there but thanks to the skinfluencer community their popularity has grown by huge amounts. And for good reason – they perform almost immediately. If you’ve never used acid on your skin before…
Found in Yu-Be moisturizing skin cream This waxy acid is found in a huge array of products that range from animal derivates to fragrance and of course skincare. It is indeed a fatty acid and its structure emphasis this, with the characteristic carboxylic acid group on the end and a long aliphatic, hydrocarbon chain. It…
Parabens, Are They Dangerous In Skincare?
Parabens have been the focus of a lot of bad press because of a 2004 study that linked them to breast cancer. Brands and consumers alike have sworn off of them because of this reason, but how accurate was this information and should we all be banning them from our skincare? Firstly, what is a…