Some of my favorite retinoids While my blog is often dedicated to deep dives on skincare science, I’ve decided to also include some overviews like this one for topics where I feel like a comprehensive guide may be helpful to you all. This post covers the retinoid family - the Vitamin A derivatives that we … Continue reading Retinoid Overview: A Guide to Vit A in Skincare
Research Gate The skin barrier. Often misunderstood or simply forgotten but absolutely essential to skin health. and today’s deep dive is ALL about it.Yes, we’ve briefly touched on the skin barrier in other blog posts and will also be continuing to explore other facial anatomy soon! But in chatting with many of you in our … Continue reading Skin Barrier: Deep Dive
I’ll get right into it. This article from Harper’s Bazaar titled “Are You Misusing Hyaluronic Acid?” has been making the rounds for a while and causing quite a stir, making people wonder if hyaluronic acid is bad for their skin. We’ll be looking at the article today and the accuracy of its claims. For more … Continue reading Why Harper’s Bazaar is Wrong About Hyaluronic Acid
Some links and codes may be affiliate. They add no cost to you, the reader, but help support the author and her content. If you’re a skincare device junkie like I am, you may have noticed that the longer wavelengths like red and near infrared have been very popular lately. Blue light, while widely known … Continue reading The Truth About Blue Light and Our Skin
Skin hydration is a topic that is discussed often yet somehow the importance is still overlooked. We often hear that the benefits are only temporary and that at most, it offers a transient brightening or plumping effect to the skin. In this follow-up to my 3 part Instagram series on hydration, I will be taking … Continue reading Skin Hydration: Deep Dive
Microneedling at home has been increasing in popularity and when done safely and correctly, I’m not necessarily against it. For me, it comes down to the person and how willing they are to do their research and invest in the right equipment and supplies. However, with the recent popularity of DIY treatments at home I’ve … Continue reading How Deep Should You Be Microneedling?
Some codes and links are affiliate. They add no cost to you but do help support the author and her content. Oxidative damage isn’t just caused by UV rays and doesn’t just cause photoaging. In fact, it even plays a role in inflammatory skin disorders like acne. I think this is an important topic and … Continue reading Free Radicals, Oxidative Damage, and Our Skin
The weather is getting colder and many of us us have been dealing with dry skin, particularly dehydration. If you’re approaching or experiencing menopause, this can be even further exacerbated. I’ll be focusing on both of these skin concerns in the following post as they tie in together nicely and so this post can be … Continue reading Skincare for Dry and Menopausal Skin