Monday, November 29

Tag: Retinol

Scared of Retinol? This New Eye Cream Will Convince You Otherwise
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Scared of Retinol? This New Eye Cream Will Convince You Otherwise

When it comes to the beauty ingredients that I'm asked most frequently about, retinol is, undoubtedly, up there at the top of the list. With questions coming from friends who want to know if they actually need retinol in their routine yet to family members who don't know where to start when it comes to choosing a decent retinol serum, it's the one ingredient that feels like totally unchartered territory when you start to dabble in it. Why? Well, I'd hazard a guess that it's because a lot of us are totally terrified to start using it when there are so many stories out there about some of the potentially negative side effects. From dry skin to redness, retinol definitely can be irritating if you don't introduce it slowly and carefully to your skincare routine. Trust me—I get it. I, too, e...
I Don't Usually Use Retinol, But This New Moisturiser Might Have Finally Sold Me
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I Don't Usually Use Retinol, But This New Moisturiser Might Have Finally Sold Me

I have a confession to make… I don’t use retinol. Cue the gasps and ‘quelle horreur’s, right? Trust me, as a beauty journalist I get a lot of stick for this amongst my peers for this, but I stand by position. You see, my skin is temperamental at the best of times and downright angry at the worst. It’s oily, congested and spot-prone, making it an ideal subject for retinol. But my skin is also very reactive and sensitive, meaning even just one wrong application will inevitably leave my skin upset for weeks. So, for the most part, I’ve steered clear of retinol and have been happy enough to do so.Having said that, there has always been the prospect of what my skin could be should I ever stumble across the perfect formula, niggling away in the back of my mind. Because I can’t deny science: r...
If You’re Scared to Try Retinol, These 12 Products Are Great Gentle Alternatives
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If You’re Scared to Try Retinol, These 12 Products Are Great Gentle Alternatives

When it comes to the hierarchy of powerhouse skincare ingredients, retinol reigns supreme. Everyone from beauty editors to dermatologists, swear by its transformational results. You see, unlikely so many other buzzy ingredients that aim to reduce the signs of skin ageing, retinol is one of the few that is actually proven to work in scientific studies. Working to increase cell turnover and promote collagen and elastin production, retinol does everything from smoothing fine lines and texture to reducing the appearance of blemishes and pigmentation. But the truth is, retinol isn’t an ingredient for the faint hearted. Any ingredient that works to increase cell turnover in the way that retinol does is sure to come with some caveats.In short, retinol can prove irritating and isn’t a feasible ...
I Recommend This Product to All My Friends Who Are Scared of Retinol
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I Recommend This Product to All My Friends Who Are Scared of Retinol

Retinol, niacinamide, activated charcoal… When it comes to beauty, sometimes it can feel like there’s a new buzzword or trending ingredient to learn every month. Occasionally they’re game changing (or, more accurately, skin-changing); sometimes they transcend from insider beauty secret into the wider psyche of the population (hello, hyaluronic acid), and other times they turn up unassumingly in the Who What Wear beauty cupboard and get me intrigued. Bakuchiol is one such ingredient.When some new resurfacing pads from Indeed Labs landed on my desk a couple of years ago (remember desks?) my interest was immediately piqued. What the heck is bakuchiol when it’s at home, anyway? A quick google informed me that bakuchiol is a plant-derived, 100% natural alternative to vitamin A, aka retinol. ...