Ingredient spotlight

Mandelic acid: what is it and how can I use it?

Mandelic acid: what is it and how can I use it?

Mandelic acid is an exfoliating alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). But to understand it, we first need to know: where does mandelic acid come from? Well, it can be derived from bitter almonds or synthetically created.

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Glutathione for the skin

Glutathione for the skin

When we research skincare, we're most invested in two elements: discovering new ingredients that benefit skin health and learning more about existing ingredients & their evolving role in maintaining youthful skin.

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CBD skincare: what is it and what are the benefits?

CBD skincare: what is it and what are the benefits?

CBD skincare is being marketing to help everything from acne-prone skin to wrinkles and signs of ageing. But are these benefits true, or is it just marketing hype? These are the CBD facts you need to know.

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Can I use bakuchiol and retinol?

Can I use bakuchiol and retinol?

Yes! This duo can make an impressive difference for visible skin concerns like wrinkles, dark spots, and loss of firmness.

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Bakuchiol, what is it?

Bakuchiol, what is it?

A plant-derived skincare ingredient to help you take on the signs of ageing. From bakuchiol’s skin benefits to how to incorporate it into your routine, find out everything you need to know about this natural ingredient.

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What are ceramides and how do they help skin?

What are ceramides and how do they help skin?

Ceramides are often used as an anti-ageing ingredient in skincare products, but what exactly are they and how do they work? Read on to discover answers to your ...

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Can you use retinol with vitamin C, BHA, AHA & niacinamide?

Can you use retinol with vitamin C, BHA, AHA & niacinamide?

Can you combine retinol with a salicylic acid (BHA), glycolic acid (AHA), vitamin C or niacinamide? Read more about the use of retinol here.

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Alcohol In Skincare: The Facts

Alcohol In Skincare: The Facts

There is so much incomplete or misleading information online, it's easy to believe that alcohol-based moisturisers or treatments aren't really all that bad for your skin. Formulas loaded with alcohol ...

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Are Natural & Organic Ingredients Better for Your Skin?

Are Natural & Organic Ingredients Better for Your Skin?

Many people believe natural and organic ingredients are better for the skin but the truth is this belief has no factual basis or scientific legitimacy.

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Everything you need to know about retinol: over-the-counter and prescrip­tion products

Everything you need to know about retinol: over-the-counter and prescrip­tion products

Retinol, better known as vitamin A, is great for your skin. But because there are so many different retinol products available, we can imagine you have questions and find it difficult to choose between them. Our information will help you...

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The benefits of niacinamide

The benefits of niacinamide

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is not yet as well-known as retinol (vitamin A) or vitamin C, but this ingredient has a lot to offer your skin...

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How vitamin c helps your skin

How vitamin c helps your skin

Some skincare ingredients are so remarkable for skin they deserve special attention and vitamin C is one of those ingredients. On this page, we will tell you about the results you can expect from vitamin C, whether one form is better than the other and how you can...

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Silicone in skincare

Silicone in skincare

There are numerous forms of silicones used in cosmetic products, particularly leave-on skin-care products and all manner of hair-care products. Perhaps the most common forms of silicone are cyclopentasiloxane ...

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What percentage of retinol should I use?

What percentage of retinol should I use?

Retinol is a research-backed, proven anti-ageing ingredient. Everybody can benefit from using it, but what strength should you use? Put simply, how much retinol your ...

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What are peptides and what do they do for your skin?

What are peptides and what do they do for your skin?

Peptides are one of the most talked-about ingredients in the field of anti-ageing skincare. When applied to your skin, they demonstrate remarkable benefits, revitalising your skin and making it more resilient and stronger.

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What are amino acids?

What are amino acids?

Amino acids play an important role in maintaining your overall health and getting beautiful skin. There are many amino acids, but only 20 are really important for...

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