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The Skin: Basic Physiology

Changes on weather conditions, unwanted external substances, and upgrades (or downgrades) to skincare routines, among others compromise the skin barrier and its properties, leading to an unhealthy...
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Common Skin Concerns and Solutions

Common Skin Concerns and Solutions

Cosmetic products play a major role in protecting the skin. But in order to know which ingredient or product to go for, it is helpful to know your skin type and the skin concerns or conditions th...
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"Chemicals" in Cosmetics

"Chemicals" in Cosmetics

Although the term ‘chemical’ has become toxic (especially in the cosmetics industry), nature itself is made up almost entirely of them and relies on chemical reactions to function! Think or air, wa...
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Hydrating vs Moisturizing

Hydrating vs Moisturizing

Hydrators and moisturizers have the same goal: to help the skin get enough water and prevent it from drying (lack of oil) and/or dehydrating (lack of water). But they do the work differently. 
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know your skin type - skincare routine

How do I know my skin type?

The first step into nailing the right skincare routine is knowing your skin type and its conditions. That way, you should be able to identify which products work best for you.
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