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humectant
5 MINUTE READ

Humectants: Skin Hydration & More

Out of the three classes of moisturizing ingredients (humectants, emollients, and occlusives), humectants are probably my favorite. Well, tied for first. But they’re incredibly cool.

Interface peptide cream at work
2 MINUTE READ

Meet Interface

A note from Alli on the advanced peptide technology behind Interface.

The Science Behind Purging
4 MINUTE READ

The Science Behind Purging

If you’ve been using skincare for a while, chances are you’ve experienced a product reaction of some kind at least once. Perhaps you were excited over a new product but...

eye cream for dark circles
3 MINUTE READ

Eye Cream For Dark Circles: Lipid Gold

All the power of Lipid Gold in a nourishing eye cream formula designed to get rid of dark circles under eyes, enhance firmness, and fortify the delicate skin around the...

how to get rid of clogged pores
6 MINUTE READ

Skincare Spotlight: Clogged Pores

Clogged pores are one of the more baffling aspects of having skin. Sometimes, clogged pores get inflamed and turn into pimples; sometimes, they just hang around indefinitely, like a party...

sea buckthorn oil
5 MINUTE READ

Ingredient Spotlight: Sea Buckthorn Oil

Sea buckthorn oil is one of the most interesting ingredients in Liquid Gold. It’s what gives Liquid Gold its signature color, but that’s just a fun side effect. I chose...

surfactant definition
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INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: Surfactants

Let’s learn about cleansers and surfactants! Starting with the Basics Cleansers work via a class of ingredients called surfactants (that stands for surface active agents). Surfactants are long, two-headed molecules. One head is hydrophilic, meaning it’s...

hydroxy acids
5 MINUTE READ

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: Hydroxy Acids

This week, we’re going to talk about a very special type of acid: the chemical exfoliant workhorses of our skincare toolkit, hydroxy acids. What Are Hydroxy Acids? In terms of...

fatty acids in skincare
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INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: Fatty Acids

Fatty acids are absolutely necessary for healthy skin (and healthy everything else, technically). Some people, especially ones raised in a Western beauty ethos, tend to equate “oil” with “clogged pores”...

are eye creams necessary
1 MINUTE READ

Are Eye Creams a Scam?

Are eye creams a scam? Short answer: no. Much longer answer: although some sources claim there’s no difference between eye cream and regular moisturizer, the eye area actually has some...

how to layer skincare
2 MINUTE READ

How To Layer Skincare

Once you’ve taken the plunge and decided to begin your skincare journey, every beginner has the same question when those products start showing up in the mailbox… how on Earth do...

how to get rid of dark circles
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How Dark Undereye Circles Form

As someone who’s had dark undereye circles since kindergarten, I know how frustrating – and stubborn – they can be. I want to dive into the science behind how dark...

Retinoids: A guide to Vitamin A in Skincare
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Retinoids: A guide to Vitamin A in Skincare

Retinoids are one of the most researched and effective categories of skincare ingredients. They can improve a variety of skin concerns, making them highly popular with experienced skincare users.

Dry Skin Vs Dehydrated Skin
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Dry Skin Vs Dehydrated Skin

Dry skin is different from dehydrated skin. Unlike typical dehydration, where your body is low on water, skin dehydration comes from a damaged moisture barrier.

growth factors
7 MINUTE READ

The Science Of Growth Factors

Growth factors. If you’re a science nerd, this category of skincare ingredients is one of the most fascinating in terms of the science and possibilities for skin rejuvenation. But like...

what are peptides
7 MINUTE READ

All You Need to Know About Peptides

There’s been a lot of buzz around peptides on social media and it would be easy to write them off as another viral TikTok trend. But peptides in skincare have...

skincare routines for skin types
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All About Skin Types

For me, the most difficult part of building a good skincare routine was actually listening to my skin. I’d get so starry-eyed over rave reviews that I’d buy a product...