Ingredient spotlight

Mandelic acid: what is it and how can I use it?

Mandelic acid: what is it and how can I use it?

Mandelic acid is an exfoliating alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). But to understand it, we first need to know: where does mandelic acid come from? Well, it can be derived from bitter almonds or synthetically created.

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Glutathione for the skin

Glutathione for the skin

When we research skincare, we're most invested in two elements: discovering new ingredients that benefit skin health and learning more about existing ingredients & their evolving role in maintaining youthful skin.

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Can you use retinol with vitamin C, BHA, AHA & niacinamide?

Can you use retinol with vitamin C, BHA, AHA & niacinamide?

Retinol is one of those skincare ingredients that has a lot of misinformation surrounding it. We're often asked if AHA and BHA exfoliants reduce how effective your retinol formula can be. Or whether retinol should be in the same routine as vitamin C? Or about the combination of retinol & niacinamide and if it's safe?

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What does hyaluronic acid do?

What does hyaluronic acid do?

In the world of skincare, trending ingredients come and go, but research shows that hyaluronic acid is not just a trend. In fact, it’s one of the best ingredients you can use to replenish and hydrate the skin.

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The benefits of niacinamide

The benefits of niacinamide

Niacinamide benefits almost any skin concern and skin type and it's a truly standout ingredient due to this versatility...

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What is vitamin C?

What is vitamin C?

Vitamin C is one of the most popular skincare ingredients, but is it worth the hype?

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What percentage of retinol should I use?

What percentage of retinol should I use?

Retinol is a research-backed, proven anti-ageing ingredient. Everybody can benefit from using it, but what strength should you use? Put simply, how much retinol your ...

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