Pixi Toners Part A: Pixi Retinol Tonic – In-Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Toners don’t tone! That’s the very first thing that comes to my mind when I think of toners and no wonder why many of us don’t use them at all. Toners are meant to be the product you use after you cleaned your face, to take off any remaining traces of makeup or other dirt, but also to restore your skin’s pH back to being slightly acidic. With that in mind, toners can actually be quite useful and if youRead more

Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment – In-Depth Review, Ingredient Analysis and a Chemist’s Verdict

Paula’s Choice is a brand that makes me happy as a chemist but also as a woman because most of their products ACTUALLY work. Paula includes ingredients that are supported by scientific peer-review research studies and avoids unnecessary ingredients such as fragrances etc that can cause skin irritation. In general, she sings a very similar song to me and I have a feeling me and Paula would be good friends! In a previous post I shared one of my ride-or-dies,Read more

Vitamin A in skin care – Is it worth it?

Vitamin A is an essential compound for a normal and healthy human function. Like other vitamins, it takes part in a variety of bodily functions including maintenance of: the immune system, good vision, teeth, bones, soft tissue membranes and skin and it even takes part in blood synthesis and brain function. However, while this is an essential ingredient for our bodies, humans do not have the capability of synthesising it and therefore our intake relies solely on our diet. VitaminRead more

Everything you need to know about sunscreens and SPF

Sun light can damage our skin in many ways leading to premature or faster ageing, skin disorders and even skin cancer.  The damage can be as small and unnoticeable as reducing the concentration of certain must have molecules in our skin, such as for example vitamins, or extreme causing cancer. So just because you cannot see it, the damage is there! And similarly, just because it is not Mediterranean sunny, the UV-light is there too! But before we dive intoRead more