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Behind the ingredient: hydroquinone

Kick dark spots to the curb with this powerhouse ingredient.

May 17 • 3 min read

JLo Beauty Review: Is it Worth it?

I reviewed the ingredients of Jennifer Lopez’s new skincare line so you don’t have to.

Feb 16 • 4 min read

3 easy makeup looks for Valentine’s Day

Minimalist tutorials to bring out your natural glow, featuring Sarah Novio.

Feb 12 • 5 min read

8 Instagrammers who celebrate natural beauty

The body positive, acne positive influencers to follow in 2021

Jan 21 • 3 min read

CBD + Your Skin

What you need to know about topical cannabidiol

Jan 19 • 3 min read

Does biotin cause breakouts?

Why your acne might not benefit from this B vitamin.

Jan 7 • 3 min read

The top 7 face serums of 2020

Serums with vitamin C and other antioxidants to help nourish your skin.

Dec 17, 2020 • 4 min read

No-breakout makeup: Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

We reviewed the ingredients of Selena Gomez’s foundation so you don’t have to

Nov 16, 2020 • 3 min read

Ingredient spotlight: Glycerin

Does this hydrator live up to the hype? Here’s what we know.

Nov 9, 2020 • 4 min read

Is royal jelly good for skin?

The benefits of this ingredient are the bee’s knees.

Nov 2, 2020 • 4 min read

Foundation matching: how to find your undertone

Your skin has a secondary tone and it’s the key to finding your foundation shade

Oct 6, 2020 • 6 min read

Ask Curology: Is sleeping with makeup on really that bad?

How important is makeup remover in your PM routine?

Sep 14, 2020 • 3 min read

Almost everyone has cellulite, and that’s okay.

Why it’s totally normal and why you can’t just scrub it off.

Sep 4, 2020 • 4 min read

Facial hair removal for sensitive skin

Waxing, threading, sugaring, or shaving? Here’s what to do.

Aug 18, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Can stress cause wrinkles?

How “worry lines” got their name

Aug 14, 2020 • 4 min read

No-breakout makeup: setting powders

10 talc-free setting powders that won’t clog pores

Aug 12, 2020 • 3 min read

3 reasons your cosmetics are pilling

Why your makeup or skincare balls up like an old sweater

Aug 6, 2020 • 5 min read

The best setting sprays under $15

Drugstore makeup that won’t break you out

Jul 10, 2020 • 3 min read

Skincare at home: chemical peels

Get your glycolic acid on without getting off the couch

Jul 7, 2020 • 3 min read

Gua sha facials: fact vs. fiction

Does this face sculpting technique really work?

Jul 3, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: Can eating the right food make you look younger?

The truth about anti-aging food

Jun 30, 2020 • 5 min read

Skincare through the decades

What to expect from your skin over time

Jun 25, 2020 • 6 min read

Ask Curology: Why do I have dry, flaky skin on my nose?

The real cause of your dry nose — and what to do about it.

Jun 23, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: Can I get rid of dark under-eye circles?

Tips for dark circles, under-eye bags, and brightening things up.

Jun 4, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Should I use a skincare fridge?

Genius skincare storage idea, or waste of space?

May 27, 2020 • 4 min read

Micellar water 101

What it does and how to use it

May 18, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: what causes oily skin

Tip for oily skin from a Curology medical provider

May 11, 2020 • 4 min read

Non-comedogenic oils: facts vs. fiction

Which facial oils are good for acne-prone skin?

May 5, 2020 • 4 min read

Skincare at home

Easy self-care, no pants required

Apr 30, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: How do I take care of my combination skin?

What to do when just “dry” or “oily” doesn’t fit the bill

Apr 27, 2020 • 4 min read

Does makeup cause acne?

What to do about makeup breakouts.

Apr 24, 2020 • 3 min read

No-breakout makeup: liquid blush

The best liquid blush for nailing a no makeup look

Apr 21, 2020 • 4 min read

The best tinted moisturizers under $15

The drugstore moisturizers that won’t break you out

Apr 10, 2020 • 3 min read

How to get the most mileage out of your skincare routine

When (and why) you can use the same skincare ingredients for different skin woes

Apr 8, 2020 • 3 min read

What tanning beds actually do to your skin

Sorry, Charlie — tanning isn’t safe, even at the salon

Apr 6, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: How to prevent and treat whiteheads

Spoiler alert: don’t pop!

Apr 3, 2020 • 4 min read

No-breakout makeup: liquid highlighter

The best liquid highlighter drops from the drugstore to Sephora

Mar 26, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: How to get rid of chest acne

The causes of chest acne and treatment options

Mar 20, 2020 • 5 min read

How to get rid of the bumps on your arms

What to do if you have keratosis pilaris, a.k.a. chicken skin

Mar 12, 2020 • 3 min read

The best Korean CC creams

A non-comedogenic CC cream for every skin type

Mar 4, 2020 • 4 min read

Fungal acne: facts vs. fiction

This itchy situation isn’t fun, guys — it might be fungi

Mar 2, 2020 • 3 min read

The 7 best face masks of luxury skincare

Whether you prefer sheet, charcoal, or mud — these high-end facial masks won’t break you out.

Feb 28, 2020 • 5 min read

What kind of skincare aficionado are you?

Our new quiz goes Myers-Briggs on your face

Feb 24, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: How do I get rid of hormonal acne?

The causes of acne on your jawline, neck, and chin

Feb 19, 2020 • 4 min read

Hyaluronic acid: facts vs. fiction

Plus the best hyaluronic acid serums and creams

Feb 10, 2020 • 4 min read

Moisturizer ingredients 101: humectants, occlusives, and emollients — oh my!

Just what is an emollient cream, anyway?

Feb 4, 2020 • 2 min read

The best Korean BB creams

A non-comedogenic BB cream for every skin type

Jan 28, 2020 • 4 min read

5 DIY skincare trends: facts vs. fiction

Celery juice for acne and other wellness trends, myth-busted

Jan 22, 2020 • 3 min read

10 face serums under $30

The best face serums for hyperpigmentation, acne, oily skin, and more

Jan 17, 2020 • 5 min read

Large pores and how to shrink them

How to get rid of enlarged pores, according to dermatologists

Jan 14, 2020 • 4 min read

Minimalist skincare: the truth

The essential steps of face care routines and how to order them

Jan 10, 2020 • 2 min read

Ask Curology: waxing on tretinoin — is it safe?

How to avoid rashes and other side effects

Jan 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Skin purging vs. breaking out

New year, same skin goals? Read this.

Jan 6, 2020 • 3 min read

The best foundation for aging skin

Foundations for women over 50 with sensitive skin

Dec 30, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: Is my cold breaking me out?

The real reason you get acne flares when you’re sick.

Dec 23, 2019 • 4 min read

The best clay face masks under $15

Before you buy bulk clay, read this.

Dec 17, 2019 • 4 min read

The best no-breakout foundations of 2019

The top-rated foundations, reviewed for your skin type

Dec 13, 2019 • 5 min read

Bakuchiol serum: facts vs. fiction

Does this natural retinol alternative really work?

Dec 11, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: tretinoin vs. retinol

What’s the difference between these retinoids?

Dec 10, 2019 • 4 min read

No-breakout makeup: setting spray

The best makeup setting sprays for sensitive skin

Dec 9, 2019 • 5 min read

Winter skin therapy: chapped lips

The reason your lips are so dry and how to treat it

Dec 2, 2019 • 3 min read

Winter skin therapy: dry hands

The best hand creams for soothing cracked, chapped skin

Nov 25, 2019 • 5 min read

No-breakout makeup: drugstore foundation

The best affordable foundations of 2019

Nov 20, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: do charcoal masks work?

The real benefits of charcoal, according to medicine.

Nov 15, 2019 • 3 min read

Holiday skincare gift guide: for her 🎁

Gift ideas to get her glowing

Nov 8, 2019 • 7 min read

Beta hydroxy acid vs. alpha hydroxy acid

What’s the difference between BHAs and AHAs? Here’s the scoop.

Nov 6, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: 5 ways to brighten dull skin

How to make your skin glow, according to science

Nov 4, 2019 • 5 min read

Arsenic and dead face ☠️

Skincare horror stories from beyond the grave

Oct 31, 2019 • 5 min read

5 ways to reduce a pimple overnight

Trying to get rid of pimples fast? Read this first.

Oct 28, 2019 • 5 min read

3 steps to your easiest winter skincare routine yet

How to prevent cold-weather skin damage with simplicity

Oct 22, 2019 • 3 min read

No more winter skin woes

At last, the best face moisturizer for dry skin in winter.

Oct 20, 2019 • 3 min read

At last⁠ — the best moisturizer for dry, sensitive skin

How this rich moisturizer for extremely dry skin takes hydration to the max

Oct 19, 2019 • 3 min read

Is your daily moisturizer the best anti-aging cream?

How treating dry skin can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles

Oct 18, 2019 • 3 min read

How to choose a simple moisturizer

Figuring out the best face moisturizer for you

Oct 17, 2019 • 3 min read

6 hydrating ingredients that strike it rich

What dermatologists say is best for dry skin

Oct 16, 2019 • 2 min read

Meet the Curology rich moisturizer

From dry skin to wrinkles, our new rich moisturizer deeply hydrates

Oct 15, 2019 • 4 min read

5 tips to heal dry, flaky skin

Remedies for scaly skin on your feet to dry skin on your face

Oct 14, 2019 • 4 min read

3 age-defying serums for fine lines and wrinkles

On the quest for the best anti-aging serum that actually works

Oct 7, 2019 • 4 min read

Dermaplaning, oil cleansing, and eye creams

A round-up of our favorite blog posts from September

Sep 29, 2019 • 2 min read

Dermaplaning fact vs. fiction

How to dermaplane at home with no regrets

Sep 20, 2019 • 5 min read

Oil cleansing for acne-prone skin

Take your skin on a hydration vacation

Sep 17, 2019 • 5 min read

Back to Skin Season

Our recommended reading for your #SkincareJourney

Sep 16, 2019 • 2 min read

Face wash for oily, acne-prone skin

How to find the best acne cleanser for your skin type

Sep 14, 2019 • 3 min read

Is the pregnancy glow real?

Pregnancy skincare tips & why you’re glowing when you’re expecting

Sep 13, 2019 • 6 min read

No-breakout makeup removers

How to remove makeup for sensitive, acne-prone skin

Sep 10, 2019 • 4 min read

Face wash for dry, acne-prone skin

How to find the best acne cleanser for your skin type

Sep 6, 2019 • 5 min read

Skincare: exposed

Our weekly round-up of skincare news

Sep 1, 2019 • 2 min read

The history of skincare in Ancient Greece

Aphrodite, eat your heart out.

Aug 30, 2019 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: What is my dry skin trying to tell me?

What your skin can reveal about your health

Aug 29, 2019 • 4 min read

Cracking the pink tax

The real costs of skincare for men vs. women

Aug 26, 2019 • 4 min read

No-breakout squad up

Our weekly round-up of skincare news

Aug 25, 2019 • 2 min read

No-breakout makeup tutorial

How to cover up acne without making it worse

Aug 23, 2019 • 4 min read

Curology finds: primers under $20

The best drugstore makeup primer = the most bang for your buck

Aug 22, 2019 • 4 min read

No-breakout makeup: face primers

A review of the best makeup primers for sensitive skin, all skin types included

Aug 20, 2019 • 4 min read

Stress acne: the college years

How to manage back to school acne with self-care

Aug 20, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: is my acne face wash making me break out?

Some anti-acne products may make it worse, but don’t worry: it gets better.

Aug 19, 2019 • 4 min read

Moisturizing, marketing, and myth-busting

Our weekly round-up of skincare news

Aug 18, 2019 • 2 min read

Natural skincare: fact vs. fiction

The truth about organic, clean, natural beauty

Aug 16, 2019 • 4 min read

Curology finds: sunblock under $20

The best sunscreens at the drugstore

Aug 14, 2019 • 3 min read

Blackhead removal: facts vs. fiction

Pore strips, face masks, and vacuums — oh my!

Aug 12, 2019 • 4 min read

Rich moisturizers: luxury or need?

Strike it rich with your skincare routine

Aug 9, 2019 • 5 min read

College essentials: skincare edition

Build a routine — and stick to it! — with Curology

Aug 7, 2019 • 5 min read

Time-traveling masks and TBT’s

Our weekly round-up of skincare news

Aug 4, 2019 • 2 min read

10 quick travel skin tips

A no breakout how-to for summer wanderlust.

Aug 2, 2019 • 6 min read

“Anti-aging” face masks: fact vs. fiction

Is a face mask really a “cure” for wrinkles?

Jul 31, 2019 • 8 min read

Diversity, dogs, and age-defying

Our weekly round-up of skincare news

Jul 28, 2019 • 2 min read

Why inclusivity in skincare matters

What body positivity means for brands

Jul 26, 2019 • 5 min read

5 age-defying tips for every age

How to prevent fine lines and wrinkles

Jul 24, 2019 • 4 min read

No-breakout makeup: sunless tanning

How to get a beachy glow — no UV damage necessary

Jul 22, 2019 • 7 min read

Bunnies, hypebaes, and beauty hacks

Our weekly round-up of skincare news.

Jul 21, 2019 • 2 min read

3 ways to apply sunscreen over makeup

The answers to all your summer SPF FAQ’s

Jul 19, 2019 • 9 min read

The science behind our skincare quiz: why it works

It’s all about the right questions, and we’ve got answers

Jul 16, 2019 • 5 min read

No-breakout makeup: tinted moisturizers

How to nail your summer’s no-makeup makeup.

Jul 11, 2019 • 6 min read

Introducing the weekly round-up

Because this summer, we’re living our best lives

Jul 7, 2019 • 2 min read

Is my skin dry or dehydrated?

Let’s get to the facts on moisturizing skin.

Jul 2, 2019 • 7 min read

Best moisturizers for acne-prone skin

Finding a good moisturizer for acne beyond “non-comedogenic”

Jun 27, 2019 • 7 min read

What do these trendy anti-aging ingredients actually do for skin?

Plus, the best anti-aging wrinkle treatments you can’t get in stores

Jun 24, 2019 • 14 min read

Ask Curology: I popped a pimple! Now what?!

How to heal a popped pimple and prevent acne scars

May 14, 2019 • 5 min read

How to treat eczema

Derm-approved advice on how to deal with itchy, irritated skin

Apr 30, 2019 • 4 min read

What does the #curologyjourney mean?

It’s more than just a hashtag — it’s your portal to a community of supportive (sk)individuals

Apr 25, 2019 • 3 min read

You and your skin: the journey of a lifetime

How to take care of your skin at every life stage

Apr 24, 2019 • 5 min read

Ageism and anti-aging: think differently about wrinkle prevention

What is ageism and how does it affect the beauty industry?

Apr 11, 2019 • 6 min read

Age-defying skincare: the best products for wrinkles

What ingredients to look for in wrinkle creams and other “anti-aging” products

Apr 10, 2019 • 5 min read

Ask Curology: retinoids or retinol

Q: “I started using retinol and my face is peeling off??”

Apr 9, 2019 • 7 min read

The gap in access: how this startup is providing dermatology to everyone (well, almost)

As Curology turns 5, we reflect on why we’re here: for you.

Mar 30, 2019 • 5 min read

How to get rid of body acne

Bacne aka back acne, pimples on chest, and more

Mar 19, 2019 • 5 min read

Skincare trend-busting: Hanacure, probiotics for acne, CBD skincare, and more

The beauty trends that actually work (and some that don’t)

Mar 12, 2019 • 8 min read

No-breakout makeup: concealers for every skin type

Non-comedogenic concealers are everyone’s best friend

Feb 26, 2019 • 5 min read

8 “anti-aging” skincare myths, debunked

Rethinkles your wrinkles

Feb 21, 2019 • 8 min read

Why Curology can’t be in every state

Telemedicine skincare, explained

Feb 16, 2019 • 3 min read

Skincare overload: pilling and other signs you’re overdoing it

How you know it’s time to lay off the products for a while

Feb 15, 2019 • 7 min read

This skincare box is better than a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day

The simple way to show your skin some love ❤️

Feb 14, 2019 • 2 min read

Curology is for you — really

What makes our custom skincare uniquely effective

Feb 13, 2019 • 3 min read

Sugar and acne: how diet affects your skin

The bittersweet truth about sugar, plus diet tips for healthy skin

Feb 2, 2019 • 5 min read

Skincare don’t: popping pimples

Why not to pop, and how to get rid of pimples instead

Feb 1, 2019 • 5 min read

How to deal with windburn in winter

Cold weather skincare tips to avoid the winter itch

Jan 31, 2019 • 4 min read

Giveaway! Custom skincare, meet custom hair care with Function of Beauty

Enter to win the ultimate life-simplifying custom beauty kit

Jan 28, 2019 • 2 min read

Best lip balms for chapped lips in the winter months

Winter skin care: lip balms for everyone!

Jan 21, 2019 • 5 min read

Winter skincare: face oils that won’t clog pores

What face oils are good for your skin, and what to avoid

Jan 15, 2019 • 8 min read

Acne Face Map: Here's Why You're Breaking Out

Forehead acne, acne on cheeks, neck acne, oh my! Find out what's causing breakouts in the same spot.

Jan 10, 2019 • 5 min read

How to recycle cosmetics & skincare product containers

How to recycle Curology bottles & other product containers ♻

Jan 9, 2019 • 4 min read

Happy Holidays, with ❤ from Curology

Wishing you happy, healthy, glowing skin and a wonderful New Year

Dec 24, 2018 • 1 min read

Winter skin care tips: how to get rid of dry skin, and more

Winter acne and other ways your skin changes with the seasons

Dec 21, 2018 • 4 min read

Types of acne: blackheads, whiteheads, and beyond

Our guide to acne vulgaris

Dec 18, 2018 • 4 min read

How to get rid of acne, and how to prevent it

5 simple skincare tips from the acne treatment experts

Dec 17, 2018 • 4 min read

Take a quick survey and win 💰

Answer a few questions and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Dec 17, 2018 • 1 min read

Does stress cause acne?

How stress affects your skin, and how we can help

Dec 15, 2018 • 4 min read

Why Curology is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly

No animals were harmed in the making of our products!

Dec 10, 2018 • 5 min read

How simplifying your skincare routine can benefit your skin

Simplicity can save time — and your skin

Dec 6, 2018 • 4 min read

Why self-gratitude should be a part of your self-care routine

Our #SelfGratitudeSeries gives thanks for what makes you unique

Nov 29, 2018 • 7 min read

Giving thanks to the Curology community

A Thanksgiving note from Curology founder Dr. David Lortscher

Nov 22, 2018 • 2 min read

What causes acne?

Learn what makes those pesky pimples grow so you can nip them in the bud

Nov 15, 2018 • 7 min read

10 face sunscreens for every skin type

Because yes, you need to wear sunscreen year-round

Nov 6, 2018 • 7 min read

How to know if any makeup or skincare products might cause acne breakouts

The quick, easy way to avoid pore-clogging products

Nov 1, 2018 • 2 min read

Routine refresh: the cleanser by Curology

Everything you need to know about your new skincare routine

Oct 24, 2018 • 3 min read

Giveaway: win a set of limited-edition pins for you + 2 friends!

Enter to win on Instagram @curology

Oct 19, 2018 • 3 min read

The Curology Set LA Launch Party Report

Yes more parties in LA.

Oct 16, 2018 • 5 min read

Curology Reviews: AHAs vs. BHAs — Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and more

Everything you need to know about AHAs and BHAs in your skincare routine

Oct 9, 2018 • 6 min read

The Curology set: a cleanser and moisturizer to go with your superbottle

A full routine for your skin’s needs — and nothing extra

Oct 1, 2018 • 5 min read

Giveaway: win a skincare set (stuffed with swag!)

Enter to win and #treatyoskin 🎉

Sep 27, 2018 • 2 min read

What makes Curology skincare revolutionary

How customization and convenience can change your skin

Sep 24, 2018 • 5 min read

Artists of #treatyoskin: Yaki Man

This summer, to celebrate the Curology community’s vibrant (sk)individuality, we’re launching the #treatyoskin campaign: a series that’s all about your unique flavor — quirks and all.

Aug 8, 2018 • 3 min read

Artists of #treatyoskin: Kristen Meyer

This summer, to celebrate the Curology community’s vibrant (sk)individuality, we’re launching the #treatyoskin campaign: a series that’s all about your unique flavor — quirks and all.

Aug 6, 2018 • 4 min read

Introducing: The Curology #treatyoskin Campaign

We’re treating your skin to something sweet (and totally good for you)

Aug 1, 2018 • 2 min read

5 Myths About Acne, Debunked

Our skincare survey reveals some common misconceptions

Jul 26, 2018 • 3 min read

Toner: the frenemy in your skincare routine

Do you need to use toner? What does it do, anyway? Let’s find out.

Jul 11, 2018 • 4 min read

The Best Face Masks For Acne-Prone Skin

Face masks that won’t make you break out, plus a few DIY Dos and Don’ts.

May 25, 2018 • 4 min read

8 DIY Skincare Treatments That Are Actually Bad For Your Skin

Don’t try this at home.

May 22, 2018 • 5 min read

Team Curology’s Must-Have Skincare Products For Every Skin Type

These are the products we’d take to a 🏝️ deserted island 🏝️

May 15, 2018 • 4 min read

Hallie Bing Explains It All

A first-hand account of one woman’s skin transformation with Curology

May 11, 2018 • 5 min read

How To Get a Tan While Wearing Sunscreen

Yes, you can wear SPF every day without giving up the glow

May 2, 2018 • 3 min read

BB Creams and CC Creams that Don’t Clog Pores

We’ve reviewed and picked our favorites.

Apr 25, 2018 • 3 min read

How To Determine Your Skin Type

Spoiler: There’s no right answer.

Mar 30, 2018 • 2 min read

10 Skincare Myths Debunked by Pros

What gets under our skin? Incorrect skincare advice — and there’s a lot of it out there.

Mar 22, 2018 • 4 min read

No-Breakout Makeup: Fenty Beauty PRO FILT’R Foundation

It can be hard enough to find a foundation with the right color and texture for your skin. But if you’re prone to acne, you’re playing a whole different game

Mar 13, 2018 • 2 min read

The Guide to (Undrying) Dry Skin

Everything on the best dry skin treatments.

Jul 20, 2017 • 1 min read

The Guide to Oily Skin

Today’s topic: oily skin.

Jun 21, 2017 • 1 min read

The Guide to Big Zits

A hard look at big fat zits.

May 4, 2017 • 1 min read

Announcing a new (and easier) way to pay

Pay per bottle. It’s that simple!

Apr 18, 2017 • 2 min read

Welcome to the modern age of skincare

By Dr. David Lortscher | Dermatologist, surfer, co-founder/CEO of Curology

Apr 5, 2017 • 2 min read

Real Talk: Does Curology Work?

The truth in cold, hard numbers

Apr 5, 2017 • 4 min read
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