• benzoyl peroxide and retinol
    Skincare,  Skincare Layering

    Benzoyl Peroxide and Retinol | 2 Important Things That Affect Compatibility.

    One of the big no no’s of skincare layering is combining benzoyl peroxide and retinol together. However, it’s not quite as simple as it’s made out to be. There are a few ways that you may be able to layer these two acne-fighting ingredients together despite what you may have read.   So, what’s the truth? Can you layer benzoyl peroxide and retinol together? Or will your face fall off?   Let’s find out…   Benzoyl Peroxide Benzoyl peroxide is an acne medication that can be found over-the-counter or by prescription. When you apply it to your skin, it breaks down into benzoyl radicals and benzoic acid.    Benzoyl radicals…

  • Niacinamide and Benzoyl peroxide Together
    Skincare,  Skincare Layering

    Niacinamide and Benzoyl Peroxide Together | 3 Great Reasons To Layer

    They’re two ingredients that can help treat acne but which is better – niacinamide vs benzoyl peroxide? Can you use niacinamide and benzoyl peroxide together or will they ‘cancel each other out’?   It can sometimes feel like layering skincare ingredients together effectively requires a chemistry Phd but it’s a lot simpler than you may think.   Niacinamide Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 that acts as an antioxidant and has a wide-range of benefits for your skin, including:   Reducing the appearance of enlarged pores Controlling oil production Reducing hyperpigmentation (dark marks, age spots, melasma, etc.) Brightening skin Reducing inflammation and redness Improving acne Improving skin barrier…

  • lactic acid vs glycolic acid
    Ingredient Showdown,  Skincare

    Lactic Acid vs Glycolic Acid | Which Acid Is Better?

    As you age, your skin’s natural exfoliation process slows down which can leave your skin looking rough and dull with exaggerated fine lines and wrinkles. To keep your skin looking smooth and glowing, exfoliation is essential. With such a wide range of chemical exfoliants available, it can be hard to work out which one is right for you, or even to know what each exfoliant does. For example, which is better – lactic acid vs glycolic acid?   What’s the difference between lactic acid and glycolic acid anyway?   Chemical Exfoliation Chemical exfoliants increase the rate that your skin naturally exfoliates itself. They do this by breaking down the bonds…

  • Salicylic acid and vitamin c
    Skincare

    Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C | Best Way To Layer.

    Salicylic acid and vitamin C are two wildly popular skincare ingredients but which one is right for your skin? Do you have to choose between them or can you layer salicylic acid and vitamin C together?   The short answer is that it completely depends on your skin. However, there are a few key things that can help you decide which is better for you and whether you’re happy to layer them together. Salicylic Acid Salicylic acid is beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and chemical exfoliant that’s derived from willow bark.   Chemical exfoliants increase the rate that your skin naturally exfoliates itself. They do this by breaking down the bonds…

  • Retinol vs Peptides
    Ingredient Showdown,  Skincare

    Retinol vs Peptides | Which Is Better?

    There are many different types of anti-aging treatments available, but it’s often hard to figure out which is the best.  Some people swear by retinol, while others suggest peptides are better. So what’s the difference between retinol vs peptides? Is one ingredient better than the other? Can you use retinol and peptides together?   Retinol Retinol is a type of vitamin A that has been shown to be effective in reducing the signs of aging as well as treating a wide-variety of other skin conditions.   It’s an antioxidant that increases the rate that your skin makes new skin cells and moves them to the surface of your skin in…