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Aloe Vera Is the Skincare Ingredient Everyone Loves and Here's Why

How good is it for your skin, really?
If aloe vera were a person, it would be the type that's friends with everyone. It's that approachable—it's an uncomplicated ingredient that jives with most people, regardless of their skin type. Not to mention, it's so easy to use (seriously, just slap
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Here's Why You Need Hyaluronic Acid for Smoother, More Youthful Skin

This skincare ingredient is one of the holy grails for hydration.
Hyaluronic acid isn't difficult to find in skincare at all. It's so well-loved and effective that even when you don't look for it on purpose, it's probably in at least one of the products you're using right now. The reason? It addresses
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What Is Salicylic Acid and What Makes It Powerful Against Acne?

It's one of the secrets to clear skin and smaller-looking pores.
If you struggle with acne, exfoliating regularly is no longer an optional thing (check out your beginner's guide here). You should get those dead skin cells off your face at least once a week, because if not, those breakouts will never leave
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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