Retinol | For Beginners

Retinol or treninoin (prescription only) are derivatives of Vitamin A thus making them antioxidants, very powerful antioxidants to be specific. Treninoin (Retin-A) is only available as a prescription. Most over the counter retinol products use retinol, retinyl proprionate, retinyl acetate, retinyl lineolate, and retinaldehyde. This class of skincare products are amazingly popular. Everyone from tweenagers [...]

Ingredient Review: Niacinamide

This post was conceived after a post by @Chemist.Confessions, and I'm totally writing it while we work out technical difficulties during a 2-hour webinar that typically lasts an hour. If you haven't followed Chemist.Confessions on IG they're a great resource on formulations and they compare products based on their ingredients list (or IL as it's [...]

Study explains why some creams and cosmetics may cause a skin rash — Skin Care News — ScienceDaily

Some compounds found in many personal care products displace natural fat-like molecules in skin cells, which may explain how they cause an allergic skin rash.Study explains why some creams and cosmetics may cause a skin rash — Skin Care News -- ScienceDaily This is a great explanation to why some products cause skin sensitivities and rashes [...]

Humectants, Occlusives, and Emollients

Humectants, Occlusives, and Emollients

In any industry we use specific words that are industry specific, jargon. Jargon give us a quick way of speaking among other professionals. For moisturizers you may see terms like humectant, occlusive, and emollient. You'll definitely see these terms if you read enough labels and start to try to decipher what those ingredients are. In [...]

With this new alpha-gel, the cream of all skin creams could be here

With this new alpha-gel, the cream of all skin creams could be here https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191023104610.htm — Read on http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191023104610.htm Dry and sensitive skin people watch for this. I'm interested to see how this new technology is formulated. One of the biggest cons in using hyaluronic acids is water has to be present (such as a higher [...]

Review: Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Review: Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid can be used for oh so many uses. It is one of the most used fillers and it's an amazing topical moisturizer. Supplements that contain HA are even being sold on the market. Don't let the acid name fool you, this acid is about as gentle as they come. Hyaluronic Acid in Cosmetic [...]

Why are parabens bad for your skin?

As I'm typing this I'm STILL trying to get over GoT. Really? Really? What? and congratulations to everyone who figured out how to see some of the earlier episodes. Episode 3 especially, and special thanks to Melisandre for the best episode ever and literally lighting the way. Beautiful acting, beautiful writing, beautiful cinematography. Loved GoT. [...]