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Salicylic acid is classified as a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that is a derivative of aspirin and functions as an exfoliant helping to loosen and expel comedones (aka blackheads and whiteheads – clogged pores) from the skin. Salicylic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce the redness of inflamed breakout lesions. The acidic nature of salicylic acid makes it a good exfoliator with a powerful defense mechanism of your skin against bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that...Read More
Our Skintuation guide of the day talks about if less is more or if more is more in a facial routine. Does your skin really take in all the products from a 12 step routine or is it a total waste of products sitting on your skin, and potentially clogging your pores. Penetration is when a chemical makes it into the deeper layers of the skin. While a lot of factors...Read More
DRY SKIN is a skin type that produces less oil than other skin types. Dry skin is hereditary - a skin type that you're born with, rather than a condition you develop 🧬DNA🧬. OIL is necessary to protect, lubricate, and nourish the skin, so those with dry skin may experience roughness, excessive dryness, or flakiness (that sometimes appears in patches). Dry skin rarely feels oily and water-based lotions are almost...Read More
It’s true that every product in your skincare routine should contain skin-loving ingredients that are catering to your skin, but serums are the king of the castle (super important). Facial serums are highly concentrated formulations made to target your concerns. You probably learned to stick to three basic steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize. But those who are skincare aficionado’s kept serums as the secret to their glow. Serums are for...Read More
The Skintuation 𝕀𝕟𝕘𝕣𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕠𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔻𝕒y is Aloe Vera Extract AKA (Aloe barbadensis miller - C15H10O5) Aloe vera extract is an ingredient naturally found in the aloe vera plant, which is extracted by grinding or filtering the clear flesh portion of the leaf. It is such a multifunctional ingredient made up of 75 potentially active constituents i.e (vitamins, salicylic acid, saponins, amino acids, etc). So versatile the Egyptians called it ”the...Read More
Get in here my SERUMIZERS!❤️ Let's talk about PEPTIDES, what they are, and what they do! Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of PROTEINs like COLLAGEN + ELASTIN + KERATIN in the skin. Lacking protein causes the skin a loss of firmness, visibility of wrinkles, and a less bouncy in texture. PEPTIDES are the heroes that act as messengers, causing skin cells to perform...Read More
What in the world is greenwashing? You may have heard this term before, especially if you’ve been switching to more natural and organic products. It’s something that a LOT of people fall victim to, so come closer! We are about to tell you all about it. "Greenwashing is when companies mislead consumers by claiming that their products are safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and natural when in reality they are NOT. This often done...Read More