Search Results for: Retinol

Is it safe to use Retinol in the summer? Ask Doctor Anne

There aren´t many skincare ingredients that cause as many questions in my comments as Retinol does. And with summer fast approaching, the one that pops up over and over again is: Do I have to stop using my retinol in summer? Time for another episode of #AskDoctorAnne, in which we will discuss the pros and cons of using retinoids in the warmer months. Background information Retinol is an amazing ingredient, and one that I already did a ton of  posts about (here for example). It is however also one that…

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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream and Eye Serum – Do you need them?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER Just when you think you have seen it all in terms of different retinoids, you stumble upon something new – in my case when I started testing the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream and Eye Serum. If you look at the claims, you will see that Murad advertises with a „Tri-Active Retinol Technology for a gentle yet extra effective retinol treatment“ – but what does…

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Combining Vitamin C with other ingredients like Retinol – #AskDoctorAnne

This is part 2 of a three part series, so here is a little introduction to the topic and a link to the other parts:  There are a few questions I get over and over in the comments of my videos, so instead of answering them only individually, I figured I would use them for a new series – #AskDoctorAnne. Which sounds pretty catchy if I dare say so myself. And the first topic I wanted to address is: Combining skincare ingredients.     Are there ones that you should…

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Combining Retinol with other ingredients like Vitamin C, AHA or BHA – Ask Doctor Anne

This is part 2 of a three part series, so here is a little introduction to the topic and a link to the other parts:  There are a few questions I get over and over in the comments of my videos, so instead of answering them only individually, I figured I would use them for a new series – #AskDoctorAnne. Which sounds pretty catchy if I dare say so myself. And the first topic I wanted to address is: Combining skincare ingredients. Are there ones that you should never combine?…

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pixi Retinol Eye Cream – Is it worth it?

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. One of the questions you get a lot when blogging about skin care is: “Do you really think XYZ is worth all that money?”. And it is one of the hardest to answer, because it comes down to so many different (and very personal) things.     I asked myself that question recently, while I was testing the pixi Retinol Eye Cream, and compared it to my current…

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How to use Retin A – 5 steps for minimal irritation with retinol

Are you scared about starting strong retinoids because your skin is sensitive? Or have you tried them before and just couldn´t deal with the irritation and flakiness? Because I have been there, with my face falling off and my skin burning, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be that way: Today I want to reveal my five steps for how to use retinol with minimal irritation. If you are still unsure about the benefits of retinoids for your skin, check out my video on the different kinds of retinoids…

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Why the pixi Jasmine Retinol Lotion is actually NOT a retinol

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Let’s address the elephant in the room first. Yes, I said in the title that the pixi Jasmine Retinol Lotion is actually NOT a retinol. How come? Well, if you have read my post on Retinol vs retinoid – your comprehensive retinol guide then you will know that Retinol is a molecule, while Retinoids is the umbrella term.     And while the pixi Retinol Jasmine Lotion contains…

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Retinol vs retinoid – your comprehensive retinol guide

Retinol vs retinoid – not as confusing as you think Skincare is confusing, I get that. It is hard to figure out which products you need, even harder to identify the ingredients that will help you, and if these ingredients then go by a bazillion different names, it seems like an impossible task to make sense of it. So to help you figure out the Retinol vs retinoid thing and help you pick the right ingredient for your skins problems, here is a handy little guide to the different types…

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pixi Overnight Retinol Oil Review – Confusion

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer.   Because I know I will get that question, I will address it right here in the first sentence: No, I do not know how high the percentage of Retinol in the pixi Overnight Retinol Oil actually is. And I don’t  have the means to find out.     I will give you an educated guess though, based on my experience using the product and reading ingredient lists,…

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Bakuchiol vs Retinol – Which one is best for you?

This blog post uses affiliate links, so it qualifies as advertisement. Please read disclaimer. Have you heard about the latest, greatest skincare ingredient? Bio-Retinol, the natural alternative to retinol, the vegan retinol, the plant based retinol, the natural retinol – all different names for one thing: Bakuchiol.     It isn’t actually as new as people will make you believe (isn’t that always how the story goes? The Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil has been using it for a long time), but a recent study on the effects and side effects…

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