How to Apply Retinol to Achieve Maximum Results

Chances are, you’ve heard about the wrinkle-reducing benefits of retinol, but might not understand exactly what this hero ingredient is—or everything it can do for your skin. In essence, retinol belongs to the class of ingredients known as retinoids, which are derived from vitamin A. Retinol works to stimulate collagen production and accelerate skin turnover, […]

1 2 Beauty 101: How To Combine Active Ingredients + What To Avoid

The term ‘active ingredient’ is a real buzzword in the skincare world, often seen on packaging, and all over social media. It’s often associated with ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, and AHAs and BHAs – powerful ingredients that make real change to your skin. But what often causes confusion is if and how you should […]

1 2 Hyaluronic Acid Might Not Be the Most Hydrating Skin-Care Ingredient After All

Skin-care devotees and novices alike have heard about the hydrating wonders of hyaluronic acid, and since everyone wants the glowiest, most supple skin possible, there’s been a huge increase in the number of HA serums and creams on the market these days. The common refrain is that hyaluronic acid can hold up to a thousand times its […]

1 2 Now Is a Good Time to Try Retinoid

Machiavelli said it was better to be feared than loved, but retinoid wants it both ways. People love it because it’s scientifically proved to be the most the most useful anti-aging ingredient around, but before you can start to see the benefits, you often have to make it through the fearsome “retinoid uglies.” A topic […]

1 2 28 Retinol-Based Products That Will Elevate Your Skincare Routine

While it’s true there is no magic bullet when it comes to perfecting skin, one ingredient comes pretty close: retinol. “Prescription Retin-A and Tretinoin and over the counter retinols increase skin cell turnover and stimulate collagen synthesis,” explains Jennifer Chwalek, MD of Union Square Laser Dermatology. “With consistent use of a topical retinol or Retin-A […]

1 2 11 Retinol Products You Can Find At The Drugstore

In the vast universe of skincare formulations, there’s one ingredient that consistently gets name-checked by derms and beauty editors alike: retinol. The vitamin A derivative is a powerhouse product when it comes to helping smooth and brighten complexions — and lucky for us, we don’t need to splurge in order to slide it into our […]

1 2 Retinol Oils That Actually Hydrate Your Skin

Retinol is widely acknowledged as the holy grail/desert island skin-care must-have of many a beauty expert. But before we go any further, a quick skin-care 101 refresh: “Retinols are a derivative of vitamin A that help boost collagen production and aid in appropriate cell turnover. This results in more even, smoother skin, and helps reduce […]

1 2 5 Retinol Serums Dermatologists Actually Use on Themselves

Remember the great kale takeover that dominated the zeitgeist a few years back? As production of the leafy green grew by more than 60% between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, consuming the fiber-, protein-, and vitamin-packed super veggie with every meal (or at least showing your support sartorially, like Beyoncé) […]

1 2 Your Guide to PHAs and Why They’re Trending in Skin Care Right Now

Dermatologists break down the benefits of the game-changing skin-care ingredient known as polyhydroxy acids.

1 2 Our Ultimate Retinol Guide to Fade Scars, Tighten Pores & Smooth Wrinkles

Without fail, every dermatologist we’ve ever spoken to has told us to use retinol (aka retinoids, Retin-A, granactive retinoids). Whether we’re asking for advice on dealing with oily skin, acne, uneven skin tone, fine lines or just how to get healthy, glowing skin, they’ll always name drop this miracle ingredient and insist that retinol is […]

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