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From the Blog
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...Read more
Retinal - Is it Better Than Retinol?
Retinaldehyde or retinal (with an A!) has become the latest, buzz-worthy retinoid on the market. Many seasoned retinoid users are honing in on the fact that in the process of retinoic acid synthesis, retinal would be the more efficient (aka more potent) cosmetic retinoid compared to retinol in getting those sweet anti-aging benefits. You might even hear retinal claims such as “10x more effective than retinol” or even “tretinoin strength without the tretinoin irritation.” Bold claims! While re...Read more
From the Podcast
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.The Book: Skincare Decoded
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