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Silicones in skincare – the facts

Is there an ingredient in skincare that receives more hate than silicones? Probably. SLS, just to name one. Or fragrance, like I recently discovered (here). But for the sake of style, let´s just asssume that the answer is: No!     And then focus on the fact whether or not the hate that seems to run so deep in the beauty community is actually scientifically backed up. I mean, you are probably already guessing it by reading this introduction, but let´s approach the discussion with an open mind and see what I…

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The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.   Sometimes a tiny letter can make a huge difference. Make you question things, for example. In cosmetic science, that letter is usually a “v”. Why a “v” you ask? And imagine how great it would have been had I said a “y” -Y a “y”? Because “in vivo” sounds pretty similar to “in vitro”, but in terms of results there is a huge difference.     See, many ingredients proove their claim on human cells. In the lab, in petri…

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Emollients vs. Occlusives – Everything you need to know

I once heard about someone that always read the last chapter of a book first. Reason behind that? She wanted to make sure she’d know the end, even if something happened to her before she could finish reading.     I don´t do that. I read my books from start to finish, maybe skimming over some parts here and there, but following the story as it was written. And as this is the third in a series of blog posts, I highly suggest you catch up with “Do you really…

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