The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Finding the perfect cream is an almost impossible task. Not only because a lot of them out there don’t contain many effective skin nourishing ingredients but also because even the ones that do, it’s very difficult to formulate everything our skin needs in just one product. But despair not as serums can be the answer to this problem. There are plenty of serums out there these days, some of which are actually quite good. By picking the right one, ingredientRead more

The Chemistry Brand Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate – In-Depth Review, Ingredient Analysis and a Chemist’s Verdict

Hyaluronic acid is one of the best skincare ingredients. It is a naturally occurring compound in our bodies but it is most famous for it’s presence in enhancement fillers, to soften out wrinkles or plumb up lips. It is also one of the best moisturisers, as it can hold thousands of time it’s weight in water, and can speed up the process of wound repairing and collagen production. For all the information see: Hyaluronic acid – the fountain of youth? and the Beauty relatedRead more

Skin Kissed Vitamin C Serum – In Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Serums are a very important part of skincare. They can bring a lot of nourishing ingredients to the skin that might not be easily formulated in a moisturiser. The right serum with the right ingredients can make a huge difference to your skin’s texture and appearance as well as your skin’s health on a molecular level. A serum is meant to be used on a clean face, before a moisturiser and in my opinion, your moisturiser or serum should includeRead more

Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Acid Body Mist – In Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Hyaluronic acid is one of the best skincare ingredients. It is a naturally occurring compound in our bodies but it is most famous for it’s presence in enhancement fillers, to soften out wrinkles or plumb up lips. It is also one of the best moisturisers, as it can hold thousands of time it’s weight in water, and can speed up the process of wound repairing and collagen production. For all the information see: Hyaluronic acid – the fountain of youth? and the Beauty relatedRead more

What is sensitive skin? What are the causes and what can we do?

Do you think you have sensitive skin? Or have you been diagnosed with sensitive skin? Sensitive skin is a very complex subject with about 70% of the population believing to have sensitive skin. [1] Medical science classes sensitive skin as a condition rather than a disease and some research studies go as far as distinguishing between skin reactions as subjective and objective. Subjective reactions are the ones said to be influenced by personal feelings, tastes, opinions etc whereas objective are the onesRead more

Beauty related chemistry behind hyaluronic acid

I was inspired to start my science infused beauty and fitness blog when one of my favourite vloggers confused hyaluronic acid with hydrochloric acid. I have come across many situations like this one where a lot of us, even myself, get hyped up about ingredients and products without any scientific understanding and blindly follow the current trends. However, the difference in knowledge can be staggering! Scarily enough, hydrochloric acid can permanently burn your face, whereas hyaluronic acid has been knownRead more

Hyaluronic acid – the fountain of youth?

Hyaluronic acid is one of those increasingly popular, stand out ingredients that beauty companies use these days, which admittedly make a lot of skincare products sound more fancy, expensive and valid. It is specifically marketed as an intense hydration miracle worker and some even claim it has anti-ageing properties promising a healthier looking, less wrinkly skin. Interestingly, there are also claims that this ingredient can be used as an anti-oxidant, protecting from environmental damage, similarly to the effects of anRead more