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Welcome to Our Blog on Skin Type and Skincare! We are thrilled to introduce you to our blog, your ultimate destination for everything related to skin types and skincare. Whether you’re looking to understand your skin type better, find the best products, or stay updated with the latest trends in beauty and self-care, you’ve come to the right place. Our blog is designed to provide you with comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date information to help you achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin. About Our Blog Our blog is dedicated to helping you understand the nuances of different skin types and how…

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What Are Common Skin Allergic Reactions? How to Test a New Product We never intentionally set out to use skincare or cosmetic products that will cause an allergic reaction, but sometimes, despite our best efforts, that’s exactly what happens. When you don’t have time or patience to pore over every single ingredient label on all the products you purchase and use, you probably head straight for the formulas marked “hypoallergenic” instead. But if you’ve ever been burned (literally and figuratively) by a product that was supposedly hypoallergenic, you likely have some questions and concerns. We, too, were curious about what…

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The Fortifying Moisturizer The Bottom Line Sensitive skin is a skin type—it’s something you're born with. Sensitized skin is a skin condition, as it develops over time and is triggered by stressors and allergens in your environment. Both are reactive and can cause a weakened skin barrier. Think: inflammation, itchiness, redness, dryness, and/or tightness in your skin. During the last year, as stress and cloth masks took over our lives, reactive skin became a reality for many of us. Enter: Tata Harper's newest trio of formulas, Superkind. "Superkind was inspired by conversations I was having with friends," Harper shares. "The…

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How to Use It The Best Products With Madecassoside Frequently Asked Questions You’ve probably never heard of madecassoside, but you likely have heard of Centella asiatica. Also known as Tiger Grass or gotu kola, the medicinal plant is the star of skin-soothing cica creams galore—and madecassoside is one of the primary, most active compounds in centella asiatica. Unlike centella asiatica, madecassoside is still somewhat of a new ingredient on the scene. Still, the effects it can have on the skin—everything from soothing properties to antioxidant benefits to hydration—make it one that dermatologists say has some serious promise. We asked Y.…

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If you’re experiencing breakouts or acne, the truth is you’re most likely going to want to identify the cause sooner than later. While breakouts are a common, normal part of life and nothing to be ashamed of, it’s important to get to the root of the problem in order to prevent acne going forward. There are several theories out there as to what causes acne, but we decided to take a deeper look into one that's come up previously—cream makeup products, with targeted emphasis on the use of cream blush. We know the products we use on a daily basis…

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A couple of months ago, something novel occurred: I got an ad for Milk’s Melatonin Overnight Serum ($36). My nervous laughter accompanying the algorithms omnipresence aside, I was intrigued. The promise of a melatonin skincare product is just so irresistible—and I’m not even sure what the promise is. Better sleep? Better skin during better sleep? Even with my limited knowledge, I assumed that all melatonin skincare products should be used at night. Milk Makeup’s co-founder and VP of product development, Dianna Ruth, says this is not the case (even though their range is built for a nighttime routine). “The recommended…

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Of all the questions you tweet and email us every day, how to care for sensitive skin is at the top of the list. It’s also one of the most common questions that skincare expert Renee Rouleau gets asked, so we tapped her for answers! First things first: so what, exactly, creates irritation? It turns out, the answer is incredibly simple. “The majority of the time, it’s the person’s use of harsh products that causes irritation,” Rouleau says. And the solution? “Simply put, avoid using irritating ingredients and your skin will be less irritated!” Which ones should you avoid? And…

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City living comes with many benefits—you’re surrounded by an endless number of things to do, you’re in a cultural epicenter, and there are food options at all hours of the day. But, as with anything, there are also drawbacks—one of them being pollution. Studies have shown that those who live in cities experience an increase in age spots and there is a clear correlation between spikes in air pollution and the likelihood of suffering from skin problems. Pollution has a number of negative effects on the skin, including inflammation, damage to collagen stores, disrupted skin barrier, and accelerated aging. Certain…

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Regardless of your skin type or skincare concern, it seems that there are dozens of cleansers out there formulated with specific ingredients to treat it. From acne-fighting benzoyl peroxide to hydrating hyaluronic acid, most of us stop at the ingredients list when it comes to finding the right skincare products; however, there’s another notable detail that we ought to consider when shopping for a cleanser: pH. “The pH is a scientific indication of how acidic or basic something is,” says Dr. Sapna Palep, adding, “The skin’s pH runs from four to six.” This means that the skin is slightly acidic…

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Viniferine Alpha Arbutin Vitamin C has become a recommended staple in an effective skincare routine—and for good reason. “The ingredient helps to brighten the skin, promote collagen production, and even fight free radicals,” dermatologist Dr. Mona Gohara tells us. But although it presents itself as a miracle worker, it isn’t always so great for those with sensitive skin. “While vitamin C is a great ingredient and it is generally pretty safe and well-tolerated, those with sensitive skin may experience some irritation using products that contain the antioxidant,” says Gohara. If you’re in that camp, vitamin C might cause irritation, redness,…

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