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Does blue light from our screens damage our skin?

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I love it when I get questions from you guys. Not only do they help me create content I know you’ll be interested in, but they open my eyes to topics I would probably not even have thought about. Of course I had heard about blue light affecting our sleep patterns and straining our eyes, but to be honest I never gave it much thought.     At least not until a question kept popping up here on the blog and…

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Peptides – Everything you need to know

“And it contains peptides!” – “Aaaahhh… What?” Have you ever felt that way when someone tried to sell you a skincare product? I know I have. Peptides have been around for a few years, they are the “thing to have” in your routine, yet there is a lot of insecurity about what they actually do.     Or if they even do anything. And that is okay, because the jury is still out on that. And the fact that there are over 100 peptides doing different things doesn´t really help…

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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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Humectants – Everything you need to know

About a month ago, I uploaded a video about the difference between dry and dehydrated skin (here if you missed it). I promised to do one more about humectants, emollients and occlusives as a follow up and here I am to live up to that promise. Not exactly though, as I had so much to say about humectants that it filled a video all by itself. The one (ones?) about emollients and occlusives will follow at a later date.     Which will make it easier just to get the information…

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