• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is Lactic Acid Stronger Than Glycolic Acid?

    Is Lactic Acid Stronger Than Glycolic Acid?

    So many acids, so little time to decide which one is right for you – so here is your cheat sheet. My posts about acids in skincare are by far the most popular one’s I’ve done. I believe that’s mainly because there is so much choice (very affordable choice at that) but not a lot […]
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  • The Ordinary vs Glossier: Lactic Acid

    The Ordinary vs Glossier: Lactic Acid
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    Before we get into this comparison I just want to highlight what lactic acid is, this so you know if you should even buy it at all . Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. Up to 10% lactic acid in a formulation can offer mild exfoliation. It works primarily on […]
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  • Lactic Acid vs Retinol

    Lactic Acid vs Retinol

    For those of you who are extremely skincare savvy, this probably hasn’t crossed your mind BUT there is a large percentage of you searching this question right here! I see you and I wanna answer it for you. So, what the hell is the difference between lactic acid and retinol?
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  • What Is Lactic Acidosis?

    What Is Lactic Acidosis?

    In simple terms it’s a build up of lactic acid in your body. This happens when your overproduce or underutilizes lactic acid. If lactic acid builds up in the body more quickly than it can be removed, acidity levels in bodily fluids — such as blood — spike. Why does lactic acidosis occur? Lactic acid […]
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  • Lactic acid vs Salicylic acid

    Lactic acid vs Salicylic acid
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    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 […]
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  • 5 Skincare Ingredients You Should Not Mix

    5 Skincare Ingredients You Should Not Mix

    One of the disadvantages of having so many beauty products made easily and cheaply avaliable to us is that you can mix together the wrong ingredients sometimes. Because, let’s face it, as much we all love the fact that brands like The Ordinary and The Inkey List have brought us isolated, potent ingredients in a […]
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