Lactic acid or glycolic acid

Both lactic acid and glycolic acid are alpha hydroxy acids. Glycolic acid is considered to be the stronger of the two, but stronger doesn’t always equal better. Both lactic acid and glycolic acid can be used at different concentrations to effectively target a host of skincare issues, from improving acne or skin texture, reducing fine lines and discoloration, and reversing sun damage and aging symptoms.

Vitamin C and Benefits for Skin

Vitamin C skincare science oranges

We’ve all heard of Vitamin C and it’s great many benefits for our skin health. But did you know that there are 2 ways to deliver Vitamin C to your skin? You can eat it via food or you can use a topical Vitamin C serum that delivers it directly to your skin. In this introduction to Vitamin C, we break down both methods to understand the research behind how Vitamin C can improve your skin.

A Skincare Guide to AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid

AHAs are popular ingredients in skin care products for acne, anti aging, or just general moisturizers, but rarely do these products also educate you about how to use an AHA, the benefits they offer or their side effects. AHAs are potent and if you use them without proper care for your skin, they can result in more damage than their intended benefits. This guide explains the benefits, side effects, different types of alpha hydroxy acids, and offer some recommendations for best performing AHA products for skin problems.

A Skincare Guide to Beta Hydroxy Acid or BHA

When people refer to BHA or beta hydroxy acid, they are usually referring to salicylic acid, a common and effective topical treatment for acne or dandruff. But there are is more to BHAs or beta hydroxy acids than just salicylic acid or acne. So what exactly is BHA or beta hydroxy acid and what makes it such a notable topical? This guide explains the benefits, side effects, different types of beta hydroxy acids, and offer some recommendations for beta hydroxy products for skin and scalp problems.