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The Best (and Worst) Sunscreen Quick Reference

The Best (and Worst) Sunscreen Quick Reference

Here at The Skin Science we are eagerly awaiting for our friends at The Environmental Working Group or EWG to release their 2017 Sunscreen Guide.  The annual report usually comes out in May but we wanted to reiterate the stats from last year because most of us are already purchasing protection with the warming weather. The data used by EWG is the most in depth, concise and factual information released not only for sunscreens but for just about everything else we consume.  Most of you who have been with us for a long time know we are staunch supporters of...

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What Are Facial Toners Actually For?

What Are Facial Toners Actually For?

Toners are often the forgotten step...the afterthought and the most neglected step in skincare routines.  There is no documented reason as to why but I am sure we can agree that our lives are busy and every extra minute counts.  A quick swoosh of the right toner can make a huge difference in the appearance of our skin not to mention it’s overall good health. Our skin is acidic by nature so helping to balance the PH can avoid a slew of issues from large pores to blackheads and choosing a suitable toner is simple.  Avoid rubbing alcohol, witch hazel...

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The Ultimate Guide to Retinols in Skin Care

The Ultimate Guide to Retinols in Skin Care

Retinols need an explanation all to themselves as they can be the most confusing and expensive ingredients to look for.   Vitamin A derivatives- Retinols are in fact powerful antioxidants all of which are derivatives of Vitamin A.  The issue with Retinol is identifying exactly which type is the most effective in skin care as well as understanding the harshness involved with using them. Let’s break them down by name while expanding on the pros and cons of each one and then summarizing exactly which one we want to look for in a product and at what strength. As opposed...

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Top Face Care Tips: The Experts Weigh in on Cleansers, Toners and Soap

Top Face Care Tips:  The Experts Weigh in on Cleansers, Toners and Soap

When we hear the term “soap” in relationship to cleansing our face we often times will cringe thinking about how dry and flaky our complexion will become.  This is true to most extents when thinking of Irish Spring or any bar soap but only if they contain the certain ingredients that you want to steer clear of for a myriad of reasons.   The following list is a reference for the ingredients we need to avoid in any cleansers not just bar soaps and and the reasons we need to steer clear of them.  The shocking fact is that the...

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Detoxing Your Skin is a Must to Combat the Signs of Aging

Detoxing Your Skin is a Must to Combat the Signs of Aging

Cleansing and Detoxifying for Healthy Skin Have you thought about how your skin health is affected by your internal health? Maybe you have, but the idea of cleansing and detoxifying for your skin's health may not have occurred to you. Many sources are claiming that cleansing and detoxifying may boost your skin's health and give it a healthy, even younger look. Cleansing may even help clear up acne. Here's how. The Culprit: Toxins Detoxification involves getting rid of toxins in the body. Skin-care professionals say that the skin is one of the primary "gates" through which the body ushers toxins...

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