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Or if you have sensitive skin!
Actives, acids, or active ingredients are made to target specific problem areas, from acne marks to hyperpigmentation, that your average face wash-and-moisturizer combo can't fix. But because they're so potent, they’re highly reactive. Retinols, for one, don’t mesh well with AHAs and BHAs, and other
People are calling it "nature's retinol."
Retinol is great and all (it really is, here's some proof), although it's not exactly the most approachable anti-aging skincare ingredient out there. Pregnant women can't use it, for one, while many avoid it because it tends to cause minor irritation like
Fight signs of skin aging.
Retinol is one of the most popular and effective skincare ingredients in targeting skin concerns such as acne, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, and wrinkles. It's the over-the-counter sister of retinoids, which is a derivative of Vitamin A and a potent exfoliant that
Welcome to Acids 101.
Chemical exfoliation often intimidates skincare newbies, partly because it involves using "acid" on your face. But FYI, these are good acids—not the kind that'll burn your skin off (unless you use something too strong and not recommended by your derm). In fact,
Wake up to better skin!
Because our skin is at ease the most during nighttime, it's the best time to slather on our most potent skincare. Not having to worry about sun damage, for example, gives you the freedom to soak in exfoliating acids and retinol (in
Even retinol newbies can use it!
When it comes to retinol, everyone raves about it but only the brave actually pursue. (Learn more about why it's amazing here.) We don't blame you, though—the slight peeling that comes with the exfoliation process does seem daunting. Although those few days or weeks
It's one of the best ingredients out there!
Most of you probably associate retinol with skincare for older women, and we don't blame you. Derived from vitamin A, this ingredient is common found in many age-defying products as it helps encourage faster cell turnover in the skin. It therefore famously
Here's everything you need to know.
The word "retinol" is often thrown around by dermatologists and highlighted on boxes of skincare products. From these labels, consumers get a general idea of what retinol is: it reduces wrinkles, we learn, and Retin-A is used to treat acne.But like all
Skincare cocktails to avoid like the plague.
Layering skincare products is great—recommended, even, for a more personalized regimen—but did you know that there are certain ingredients that should never, for various reasons, mix? If you've been breaking out, this might be the reason why! Below, five skincare cocktails to
Get the lowdown on the beauty world's favorite anti-aging ingredient.
Printed multiple times on different anti-aging products, retinol seems to be the star player when it comes to fighting off wrinkles, but what it does is still a mystery to most. On the simplest level, most can explain retinol as a form