Zinc Sunscreens Don’t Work Better: Every Myth Busted (with video)

Chemical vs Physical Sunscreens: The Science (with video)

There are so many myths around mineral or physical sunscreens – the ones with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide – and how they’re supposedly better than chemical sunscreens with scarier names like oxybenzone and octocrylene. And it’s usually zinc oxide that gets all the hype. Some of these advantages are true… but so many are just myths. And a lot …

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Sneaky Marketing? The Inkey List Succinic Acid Acne Treatment

The Inkey List Succinic Acid Acne Treatment

The Inkey List are a brand that I generally quite like (well not anymore, now that I’ve seen their response to me raising this issue, and some of their other practices). They’re probably the main competitor to The Ordinary, which I also quite like. Both brands have lots of products, and many of them work well on my skin. They’re …

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How to Protect Your Skin Against Blue Light: an Update (with video)

Blue light protection products

I’ve talked about visible light and blue light, and their effects on pigmentation in lots of detail before. There’s been more studies done since then – fortunately my conclusions are still correct! In short, the vast majority of us don’t have to worry about visible light or blue light coming from our screens. There just isn’t enough light coming from …

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Best and Worst of The Ordinary Part 1 (with video)

Best and Worst of The Ordinary

I’m finally doing a big overview of some of The Ordinary’s products. They have a LOT of products, and I wanted to try as many as I could, and I only have one face so it’s taken a while! I could only get through a few categories though, so I’ll probably go through the rest at some later date. I’m going …

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Choosing retinol products: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena. Retinol is one of the most popular anti-aging skincare ingredients, but it’s also one of the trickiest when it comes to choosing a product, and one of the ones where looking at the percentage and analysing the INCI list doesn’t quite cut it.  There’s a common perception that drugstore skincare is ineffective, and only …

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Oat Skincare: Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion

This post is sponsored by Aveeno. Oat is an ingredient that I think is really underrated in skincare. It’s not as exotic-sounding as some other botanical ingredients, but its reputation for being super soothing is well earned. It’s the star ingredient in Aveeno’s Skin Relief product range, tailored for very dry skin. The Science of Oats Oats have been used …

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