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Here's Why Glycolic Acid Is the Secret to Getting Smooth, Glowing Skin

Whether you're struggling with dull skin or dark spots, this skincare ingredient has you covered.
As someone who exclusively used face scrubs to exfoliate as a teen, I'm always jealous of people who discovered chemical exfoliants early on in life. I probably would've had clearer skin if I knew how AHAs and BHAs worked back then, or
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7 Products with Niacinamide That Can Fade Dark Spots and Minimize Pores

It's the well-rounded ingredient you need in your regimen ASAP.
Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids are always top of mind when it comes to all things brightening. The former protects and reverses sun damage (usually in the form of dark spots), while the latter reveals a healthier, more even layer of your
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Retinol Products You Can Apply Every Night for Glowing Youthful Skin

Check out these affordable anti-aging picks starting from P500.
Skin experts deem vitamin A derivatives like retinol as the holy grail ingredient for anti-aging. Its skin-renewing benefits makes it the answer to a long list of common skincare concerns—acne, wrinkles, and dark spots, included. In fact, even if you have none of those issues, having retinol
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5 Skincare Ingredients That Can Help Keep Your Skin Looking Youthful

Ever tried using retinol?
Your skin goes through many changes in your 30s. According to dermatologist Dr. Gaile Robredo-Vitas, "this is because your skin starts to degrade collagen and elastin more than it is making them." You might be experiencing more dryness in certain parts of your face, or you may
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We Asked a Dermatologist to Answer Our Readers' Top Acne Questions

Solutions to your acne woes, right this way.
We've all been through enough skincare mishaps to know that you can't trust everything you read on the internet. For delicate concerns like acne (and everything that it leaves behind), the last thing we want to happen is to make things worse.
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How to Start Using Retinol If You've Never Tried It Before

Don't be intimidated!
The only thing we hear about as often as retinoids is its intimidating side effects. Once you start using this potent ingredient, it starts a process called "retinization" on your skin, which takes the form of redness, peeling, and dryness. Definitely not
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7 Skincare Ingredients to Look for If You Have Oily Skin

Clay masks, anyone?
Having oily skin is high-maintenance—you're constantly searching for products that can help mattify the shine. But with the number of products in the market right now, it's hard to tell which ones are good for your complexion and which ones will only
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3 Reasons Your Vitamin C Serum Isn't Working

Clear your routine of these mistakes.
Since we were introduced to the wonders of vitamin C, everyone in the skincare world was hooked. The reason is simple: From lightening acne marks to preventing fine lines, vitamin C won't let you down. When it blew up in the market, Western
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What Is Galactomyces and Why Does It Make Your Skin Look Youthful?

Spoiler: It's a good kind of fungus!
A new year calls for new members to your routine. Though you might think that your current skincare list is complicated as it is, we have one ingredient that you will not regret adding to it—a ferment filtrate ingredient called galactomyces. It's
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5 Skincare Products You Should Finally Try in 2020

New year, new skincare routine!
We've already talked about the products you should forget about for the new year, so now it's time to shift our attention to the stuff that's actually worth trying. These are things that you've either ignored before or simply haven't heard of;
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What Is Madecassoside And Why Is It Good for Tired, Scarred Skin?

We tried it and liked the results!
By now, you probably already know about skin boosters like retinol, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, but madecassoside may be something you aren't familiar with yet, even if it's been around for quite some time. If you feel that you're skin needs urgent recuperation (and
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All the Reasons to Love Skincare Products With Caffeine

Coffee's not just for brekky!
For most of us, coffee is a prerequisite to a productive day. The caffeine in a cup of joe gives a jolt of energy that will help us get through our work shift. But besides being a breakfast staple, this ingredient is
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A Beginner's Guide to Taking Care of Your Skin Barrier

Because a healthy skin barrier means healthy skin.
Instead of worrying about the size of your pores (which you can't change, by the way), shift your attention towards taking better care of your skin barrier instead. As our first line of defense against dehydration and environmental aggressors, it's key to
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5 Reasons Why Glycolic Acid Is the Secret to Clear, Glowing Skin

It treats blackheads, too!
Fun fact: Googling "glycolic acid" yields nine million search results. The active skincare ingredient has become a buzzword, and is found in many skincare products, from toners and serums to face masks. If you've ever wondered what it actually does to the skin,
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This Is the Skincare Ingredient Rhian Ramos Avoids for Better Skin

If you love scented skincare, you HAVE to read this.
Rhian Ramos has sworn off using anything scented on her face. After years of trying different makeup and skincare products, she knows now what works for her skin and what doesn't."My beauty regret is pretty much using any of my fragrant stuff
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What Is Bakuchiol and What Makes It a Powerful Skincare Ingredient?

Some people are even saying it's better than 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