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Essential Problem Solver

The chemists packed Specialist with 18% mandelic acid, 2% salicylic acid, and 5% niacinamide. This trio of actives work together to keep skin congestion, blackheads free. Mix a drop for daily maintenance or spot treat troubled zones in a pinch!

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Aquafix Water Gel

Aquafix Water Gel

Our best-selling 100% oil-free serum is packed with hydrators and soothers to calm and rehydrate skin.

Mr. Reliable Moisturizer

Mr. Reliable Moisturizer

A refreshing, layerable all-in-one moisturizer packed with soothers & ceramides for your daily skin barrier needs that's suitable for all skin types.

The Experiment Kit

The Experiment is our deluxe minis kit that features the skincare routine staples: cleanse, moisturize, and exfoliate. This kit includes 5 minis that you can mix & match and find your skin's next BFF!

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Build an effective skincare routine that works for you

Personalize your skincare routine with our modular products. Welcome to scientific skincare without the crazy markup and crazier claims.

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With great knowledge comes great, sweet, intoxicating, power.

Chemist Confessions began as an educational resource to teach people how to take ownership of their skincare routine. These days, 150k+ followers trust us for skincare advice. Join us!

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A Chemists' Guide to Navigating "Retinol Alternative" Skincare

Retinol’s popularity has only continued to grow in the past few years with no signs of slowing down. And for good reason! Of the actives out there, it comes with quite a resume of data behind it for reducing wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even a little acne assistance. However, with that popularity comes a lot of confusion. Choosing the right retinol product can already be complicated, but on top of that, there’s a whole slew of “retinol alternatives” available on the market. In fact, if yo...

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RESULTS SUMMARY FOR OUR 2024 30-FOR-30 SUNSCREEN CHALLENGE

In celebration of summer, we decided to test 30 different sunscreens over 30 days to see how these applied, how they held up over time, and even how they wash off. Please head to our TikTok and Instagram channel if you want to see the visuals. Otherwise here’s the running list of sunscreens we’ve tried, our rating, and why: *To help readers learn more about products showcased in this challenge, we built out and organized these results in Shop My Shelf. We do receive a small commission for usi...

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The Book

Skincare Decoded

Do you really need a ten-step skincare regimen? Is that $100 eye cream worth it? What's up with the CBD trend?

We break down the overly complex skincare industry teach you to build your skincare routine like the chemists who make them.

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All our inventions get tested by our Chemist Crew (AKA Customers). Once we all love them, we sell them.

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Our friendship began in the cubicles of an international beauty conglomerate

As two chemists with an equally terrible sense of humor, we began dreaming of a different approach to skincare - one in which the customer has the knowledge needed to navigate the overstated claims and underwhelming results that is the skincare-industry-cyborg-machine.

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Mr. Reliable Moisturizer

Mr. Reliable Moisturizer

A refreshing, layerable all-in-one moisturizer packed with soothers & ceramides for your daily skin barrier needs that's suitable for all skin types.

Aquafix Water Gel

Aquafix Water Gel

Our best-selling 100% oil-free serum is packed with hydrators and soothers to calm and rehydrate skin.

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