Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate Vs L-Ascorbic Acid: Which Is Better For Your Skin?

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Vitamin C is one of the best skincare ingredients you can incorporate into your skincare routine – mainly for its anti-aging, skin-lightening and UV-protective properties. Up until recently, most vitamin C-containing skincare products were formulated with L-ascorbic acid (the pure form of vitamin C). Although L-ascorbic acid is a highly effective skincare ingredient, it’s caveat is that it can be …

Why Mandelic Acid Is The Acne-Fighting Ingredient Your Skin Needs

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There’s a skincare acid that you should be including in your skincare routine if you want to reduce breakouts (and fade acne scars): mandelic acid. Read on to discover everything you need to know about how mandelic acid works to fight acne and how you can incorporate this skincare acid into your routine. What Is Mandelic Acid? First of all …

Should You Exfoliate Before Or After Toner? (And Other Exfoliation Tips)

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Chemical exfoliation has such a big impact on how your skin looks and it can be used to help fade hyperpigmentation, clear acne, and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. But it can be confusing to know where exactly chemical exfoliation should occur in your skincare routine. A question I see often is whether you should exfoliate your skin before or …

A Guide To Using Niacinamide and Vitamin C Together in Your Skincare Routine

Niacinamide and vitamin C are two of the most effective (and also widely studied) skincare ingredients. They both have multiple benefits for your skin, particularly when it comes to anti-aging and hyperpigmentation. Many people fear using both niacinamide and vitamin C together in their skincare routine. This is because some people believe that using them at the same time renders …

The Best Korean Anti-Aging Skincare Products

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In this article today, I’d like to share with you what I think are the best Korean anti-aging skincare products, no matter what your age or skin type. When researching what skincare products to use, I always focus heavily on product formulations (what ingredients products contain and how they benefit your skin). This way I know I’m not just falling …

The 3 Best Korean Emulsions & How They Fit Into Your Skincare Routine

If you have been using Korean skincare products or would like to start a Korean skincare routine, you might have noticed a type of product called an “emulsion”. AND, you might have wondered what an emulsion is and when in your routine to use one. So, what is an emulsion in the Korean skincare world? What does it do for …

How Fragrance In Skincare Can Damage Your Skin (+ A List Of Fragrant Ingredients To Avoid)

Do you use skincare products that contain fragrance? Have you ever wondered if fragrance is potentially damaging to your skin? I recently wrote an article about how damaging essential oils (natural fragrant ingredients) can be for your skin. But, what about synthetic (AKA artificial) fragrances? Are they just as bad for your skin? What if you don’t have sensitive or …

The 6 Best Korean Anti-Aging Serums & Ampoules Of 2020

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Prevention is always best when it comes to anti-aging and keeping wrinkles and sagging skin at bay. Using hydrating products such as a moisturizer and protecting your skin from the sun with a high SPF sunscreen will go a long way to prevent skin aging. In fact, Korean skincare focuses heavily on skin hydration and sun protection as a means …

Bye Bye Glass Skin? The Biggest Korean Skincare Trends Of 2020

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Korean skincare is continuing to take the whole world by storm, and every year it continues to evolve and come forward with new and exciting innovations. Korean skincare continues to be light years ahead of Western skincare, focusing on really listening to your skin’s needs and preventing damage caused by environmental factors such as UV radiation and pollution. Pivotal to …

The 5 Best Korean Moisturizers For Oily Skin

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Many people with oily skin tend to avoid using moisturizers, not only because they can feel heavy, greasy and suffocating, but also because of the fear that they will clog up pores and lead to acne. However, even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is a very important step in your skincare routine that you shouldn’t skip. Although oily skin …