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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 Why Are People Saying It's Better Than Retinol?

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
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10 Best Collagen Products to Try for Youthful, Glowing Skin

From creams to supplements!
Collagen is a kind of protein present in our bodies that sustains the structure of the skin, maintaining its firmness and elasticity. New York-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner tells Allure it's considered as the main structural protein in our skin. However, our collagen production reaches its
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These Are the "Good" and "Bad" Alcohols in Your Skincare Products

Here are the ones you should avoid.
The discussion surrounding alcohol in skincare is quite similar to the debate on whether oil is good for your skin—everyone just couldn't seem to agree. With alcohol, the argument is that it can dry out your skin—which is true to an extent,
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Here's Your First Look at the Innisfree x BT21 Collection

OMG!
If you love the cute characters of BT21 and you're also a big K-beauty fan, then Innisfree's new collab is definitely something you NEED this July! The Korean beauty brand revealed a limited edition Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask, Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
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7 Popular Acid Exfoliants and What They Can Do for Your Skin

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,
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How to Use a Vitamin C Serum for Brighter, Smoother Skin

Here are five things to keep in mind.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that isn't only good for your body—it's also amazing for your skin. When used in serum form, it fights damage from free radicals, brightens your complexion, and refines the texture of your skin overtime. So if