A Guide to Vitamin C in Skincare

Skin Science by Mira When it comes to the proven skincare ingredients, Vitamin C usually makes the top 5 after “gold standards” like sunscreen and retinoids. However, like Vitamin A in skincare, Vitamin C can come in many forms - some more effective than others. It’s also not the most stable ingredient and difficult to … Continue reading A Guide to Vitamin C in Skincare

Retinoid Overview: A Guide to Vit A in Skincare

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

Skin Barrier: Deep Dive

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

NEWA: effective at-home radio frequency for skin

Photo from NEWA There are so many skincare devices and tools getting attention right now in the beauty space that it can be overwhelming trying to pick the right one. And because influencers are constantly reviewing new devices, you can also find yourself with multiple devices that do the same thing because FOMO and the … Continue reading NEWA: effective at-home radio frequency for skin

Why Harper’s Bazaar is Wrong About Hyaluronic Acid

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

The Truth About Blue Light and Our Skin

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

Red Light Therapy and Green Tea: Debunked?

Recently, the topic of green tea before red light therapy treatments has been discussed more than ever and I’ve received a lot of questions thanks to this video from Angie of Hot and Flashy. I’ve been a fan of this combination since making the switch to high powered LED devices last Spring and thought this … Continue reading Red Light Therapy and Green Tea: Debunked?

Skin Hydration: Deep Dive

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