Ingredients Blog Posts

Our skincare ingredient deep dives explain the science behind powerful breakout-beaters like tretinoin, salicylic acid, and clindamycin.

We’re here to tell you what we know, but don’t take it as medical advice. Talk to your medical provider about your specific health concerns.

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Retinol vs Tretinoin - Best Skincare Products for Acne and Anti-Aging

Ask Curology: tretinoin vs. retinol

What’s the difference between these retinoids?

Feb 17 • 4 min read
The Best Multi-Tasking Skincare Products To Save You Time Money and Effort

14 multitasking skincare products to save time and money

Cut down your skincare routine with expert-approved products for minimalists.

Feb 7 • 11 min read
3 of the best ways to remove blackheads

3 of the best ways to get rid of blackheads, according to skin experts

Extraction, removal, exfoliants—the blackhead treatments that actually work

Aug 6, 2021 • 6 min read
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Ask Curology: liquid chlorophyll for acne

Does liquid chlorophyll have benefits for skin? Our skin expert tells all.

Jul 30, 2021 • 5 min read
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Ingredient spotlight: hydroquinone

Kick dark spots to the curb with this powerhouse ingredient.

May 17, 2021 • 3 min read
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Ingredient spotlight: Tretinoin

Do not fear the tret purge! Here’s all you need to know about using tretinoin.

Mar 24, 2021 • 3 min read
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Ingredient Spotlight: Squalane

What squalane does for skin (and why it’s better than similarly spelled squalene).

Feb 19, 2021 • 3 min read
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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, 2021 • 4 min read
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Probiotics, acne, and you.

Gut health and your skin, explained.

Jan 14, 2021 • 5 min read
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Ingredient spotlight: Glycerin

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

Nov 9, 2020 • 4 min read
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Ask Curology: Is salicylic acid actually bad for your skin?

Is it safe to use salicylic acid every day? Here’s what we know.

Sep 24, 2020 • 4 min read
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How to use rosehip oil in skincare

Does this facial oil help acne? Here are the facts.

Sep 2, 2020 • 4 min read
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