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Yes, caffeine could wake up your skin, too!
Not everyone is a coffee person, but everyone can be a caffeine-in-skincare person. It has more perks for your skin than you think, and you can get all of it without having to endure a bitter taste. Just like a real cup
Mix your actives like a pro!
It has probably been almost a year since your last visit to the dermatologist, so you may or may not have taken it upon yourself to experiment with different products to solve your skin woes. But before you get too excited, here's
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
Rather, it's the moisturizing ingredient you might be missing out on.
Oil isn't all that bad for our skin, but we don't blame everyone who flinches at the sight of it in products. After all, some oils don't have the cleanest track record—a lot of them can clog your pores (we're looking at you,
Check the label.
The pimples may have gone but unfortunately, they tend to leave marks and scars on your skin. Don't panic or be disappointed yet because there is still hope. You just have to be label-savvy and keen with the products you put on
Have you heard of Centella Asiatica?
Think of your skin as a sleeping ogre—you never know when it'll wake up and decide to cause trouble. That's why instead of waiting for anything bad to happen, it's important to have ingredients in your skincare that'll keep it (and you)
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
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
Here's how it can give you the radiance boost your skin always needed.
Talking to dermatologists and asking them about their own personal skincare routines has taught me a thing or two about what products are actually essential for our skin. It's the products they never fail to mention, and ones that they themselves use
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
Meet one of the beauty world's favorite ingredients for radiant, healthy skin.
The skincare world deals with trends just as much as fashion does, and with only one face to try stuff with, it's not that easy to keep up. Not everything trendy is a total must-have anyway, but there lies a few exceptions.
Take note of these before your next skincare haul.
Regardless of your pores' genetically-determined size, they can become less glaringly obvious with the right skin habits and products on your side. So the next time you go skincare shopping, don't just add anything that says "pore-tightening" or "pore-shrinking" to your cart. Instead, take
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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