Chemists' Intro to Skincare

Welcome to the Chemist Confession's multiverse! — Here we believe that good skincare equates to great formulations paired with sound education. If you're new to chemist skincare, this is our skincare 101 kit that includes our bestsellers. The kit includes: The Book - Skincare Decoded + full-sized Blank Slate Gel Cleanser, Aquafix, and Double Play


How to use


Divided into 3 major sections - skincare fundamentals (cleanse, moisturize, sun protection), actives (retinol, niacinamide, vitamin C, AHAs, etc), and routine building. Read front to back, read just specific chapters you're interested in, read back to front! - the chemists hope it serves as a long term guide in your skincare journey.

Blank Slate Cleanser

Our skin pH friendly gentle, low-foam cleanser. This gentle yet powerful cleanser can thoroughly remove the day's dirt & grime without stripping skin.

Aquafix Soothing & Hydrating Serum

Our top-selling soothing, hydrating water gel. A truly oil-free hydrator. This is the perfect one-and-done for those with oily skin. For those with normal to dry skin, use Aquafix as your hydrating serum.

Double Play Face & Eye Retinol

With 0.3% retinol and 2% peptides blend, this is a highly efficacious treatment that targets fine lines, skin texture, uneven pigmentations. This is also dermatologist tested to be gentle enough for the eye area.

Pssst...did you know?

The chemists had a major case of imposter syndrome working on Skincare Decoded because they weren't writers. They spent all of COVID on this project and would consider it their toughest project to date because they wanted to make sure all types of users no matter how beginner or how expert could learn something from this resource!

Our Philosophy & Impact



Retinol: The Tried-and-True Way to Putting Off Botox

Retinol has been a longtime fan favorite anti-aging molecule. And for good reason! As a cosmetic ingredient, retinol is one of the few that has decades of research and data behind its efficacy. In fact, this is why in our book, Skincare Decoded, we refer to this active as one the Big Four and stands alongside the champs, ascorbic acid, AHAs, and niacinamide. But, you’ve probably heard of the downside of retinol - flaking, shedding, redness, dryness. While it may sound intimidating, just a cou...

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The Chemists' Comprehensive Guide to Cleanser PT. 2

So you’re ready to dive deeper into the world of cleansers. Well this blog post is for you! In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at the science of cleansing ingredients, go through some popular surfactants, and answer all your questions about exfoliating cleanser ingredients. So let's put some strategy around finding the holy grail cleanser for your skintype. If you haven't already, check out Pt I for the cleanser routine 101 guidelines. The Gentle Cleanser Surfactant Guide Surfactants...

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We can teach you to build a 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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