• Hyaluronic Acid Alternatives

    5 Hyaluronic Acid Alternatives That You May Not Know About

    Hyaluronic acid is often considered the holy grail of skin hydration in the skincare world, but is it all it’s cracked up to be or is it overhyped? How does it compare to these hyaluronic acid alternatives?   *This article contains affiliate links which means that I may receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) on anything purchased through these links – you can read more about affiliate links in the affiliate disclaimer*   What Is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid is a humectant which means that it draws water from the deeper layer of your skin (your dermis) into the outer layer of your skin (your epidermis). It’s…

  • Vitamin C vs Niacinamide
    Ingredient Showdown,  Skincare

    Vitamin C vs Niacinamide | Is One Better Than The Other?

    It’s tempting to add lots of active ingredients into your skincare routine but it’s not always needed and, in some cases, can cause a whole host of issues for your skin. For example, do you need to include both vitamin c and niacinamide in your routine?    If you’re trying to keep your skincare routine minimal (your skin will thank you) then you might want to stick with one, at least to begin with. So, what’s the difference between vitamin c vs niacinamide and which one is better suited to your skin?   Here’s everything you need to know…   *This article contains affiliate links which means that I may…

  • Niacinamide vs Hyaluronic Acid
    Ingredient Showdown,  Skincare

    Niacinamide vs Hyaluronic Acid | Which Is Better?

      If you’re trying to simplify your skincare routine or are wondering what ingredient you should try next, you may find yourself trying to decide between niacinamide vs hyaluronic acid. They’re two very popular ingredients but which one is right for your skin?   Niacinamide Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3. It’s a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your skin from external stressors like the sun and pollution. It has a whole host of benefits for your skin, including: Increasing collagen production Reducing fine lines and wrinkles Treating acne Reducing inflammation Reducing oiliness Brightening skin and reducing hyperpigmentation (dark patches of skin) Hydrating skin by strengthening your skin’s…

  • Adapalene vs Tretinoin
    Ingredient Showdown,  Skincare

    Adapalene vs Tretinoin | Which Is Best + 7 Fool-Proof Tips!

    If you’re looking to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, or the signs of aging, then retinoids are your best friend. However, there are multiple types of retinoid to choose from – some are available over the counter (OTC), while others require a prescription.   So how do you know which retinoid is best for your skin type? What’s the difference between adapalene vs tretinoin vs other retinoids?   Here’s  everything you need to know about adapalene vs tretinoin and whether either would be a good option for you and your skin… What Are Retinoids? ‘Retinoid’ is a catch-all-term for vitamin A derivatives including; retinyl esters, retinol, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tazarotene, tretinoin, etc.  …

  • niacinamide and glycolic acid
    Skincare,  Skincare Layering

    Niacinamide and Glycolic Acid | 2 Myths Busted + How To Layer

    Ever heard that you can’t layer niacinamide with acids? Are you wondering if there is any truth to it? Niacinamide and glycolic acid are two popular skincare ingredients that can do wonders for your skin, but can you use them together? Here’s everything you need to know…   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 strength by encouraging the natural production of ceramides. Boosting…