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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 • 3 min read
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The best of caffeine in skincare

Top picks for skin products to perk your face up, just in time for Daylight Savings.

Mar 13 • 4 min read
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Ask Curology: My breakouts stopped. What’s next?

What to keep doing for your skin once your acne clears up.

Jan 11 • 3 min read
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Is Humanrace the future of skincare?

Pharrell Williams’ new brand values sustainability.

Jan 5 • 3 min read
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Ask Curology: Is it folliculitis?

What causes these tiny bumps, and how can you treat them?

Dec 21, 2020 • 4 min read
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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
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Which Curology products are right for you?

It’s never been easier to build your own custom skincare subscription routine.

Nov 26, 2020 • 2 min read
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Body butter 101

The difference between regular lotion and this extra-creamy body moisturizer

Nov 24, 2020 • 3 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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Hand serums: want or need?

If nothing else, these products may help soothe dry hands.

Nov 6, 2020 • 3 min read
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Double cleansing by skin type

Cleansing oils for oily, sensitive, and dry skin

Nov 4, 2020 • 3 min read
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Skincare in your 40’s (and beyond): Tips from Curology providers

Decoding anti-aging skincare, from wrinkle creams to serums and more.

Oct 12, 2020 • 5 min read
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Why you should add a body lotion with SPF to your skincare routine

Plus the top 5 moisturizing body sunscreens to protect and hydrate your skin

Oct 2, 2020 • 3 min read
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The #60SecondRule: do’s and don’ts

When washing your face for a full minute is doing too much

Sep 26, 2020 • 5 min read
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LED light therapy: fact vs. fiction

The real skin benefits of red and blue light therapy

Sep 16, 2020 • 5 min read
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A Curology medical provider’s skincare routine

We’re trained to give you dermatology advice — but what do we put on our own faces?

Sep 11, 2020 • 4 min read
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Do you need eye cream?

Skincare for your eyes, from creases to dark circles.

Aug 28, 2020 • 4 min read
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20 products our providers love

Skincare product reviews from Curology’s very own team of expert dermatology providers.

Aug 26, 2020 • 4 min read
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10 things to do while wearing a spot patch

Nothing can stop you — not even a sudden spot.

Jul 31, 2020 • 3 min read
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Ask Curology: Can a spot patch get rid of pimples overnight?

The science of hydrocolloid bandages, explained.

Jul 30, 2020 • 4 min read
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Meet Curology’s emergency spot patch

Get to know our dermatologist-designed hydrocolloid bandages — your new favorite backup plan.

Jul 27, 2020 • 3 min read
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5 common face washing mistakes

Is your soap a big nope? Here’s how to tell.

Jul 24, 2020 • 3 min read
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Ask Curology: What’s the difference between body and face acne?

How to treat acne, from head to toe

Jul 16, 2020 • 5 min read
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Meet Curology’s new acne body wash

Our salicylic acid body wash for acne is coming to a shower near you.

Jul 14, 2020 • 4 min read
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The best body lotions

The top 9 full-body moisturizers for dry skin

Jun 26, 2020 • 3 min read
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The best mineral sunscreens

The top 10 sunblocks with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide

Jun 18, 2020 • 4 min read
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The best moisturizers for oily skin

Mattifying facial lotions to help control oil

Jun 8, 2020 • 2 min read
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Summer skincare refresh

Plus, essential products to update your routine for heat and humidity

May 29, 2020 • 4 min read
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Ask Curology: Should I use a skincare fridge?

Genius skincare storage idea, or waste of space?

May 27, 2020 • 4 min read
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Micellar water 101

What it does and how to use it

May 18, 2020 • 3 min read
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Non-comedogenic oils: facts vs. fiction

Which facial oils are good for acne-prone skin?

May 5, 2020 • 4 min read
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3 skincare routines for minimalists

Simple skin regimens for less than 10 minutes

Apr 13, 2020 • 4 min read
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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
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Wrinkles and other signs you’re doing it right

Tips for your most radiant smile lines

Mar 31, 2020 • 3 min read
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What to expect with tranexamic acid

Is this ingredient right for your hyperpigmentation cream?

Mar 30, 2020 • 2 min read
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How to take your Curology selfies like a pro

No facetune required

Mar 10, 2020 • 2 min read
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The best Korean CC creams

A non-comedogenic CC cream for every skin type

Mar 4, 2020 • 4 min read
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Fungal acne: facts vs. fiction

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

Mar 2, 2020 • 3 min read
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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
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What kind of skincare aficionado are you?

Our new quiz goes Myers-Briggs on your face

Feb 24, 2020 • 3 min read
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Is this ingredient the best blackhead remover?

What causes blackheads and how to get rid of them

Feb 14, 2020 • 3 min read
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Ask Curology: what does vitamin C do for your skin?

How to reap the benefits of topical vitamin C for the skin

Feb 6, 2020 • 4 min read
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Moisturizer ingredients 101: humectants, occlusives, and emollients — oh my!

Just what is an emollient cream, anyway?

Feb 4, 2020 • 2 min read
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Acne on cheeks and what to do about it

5 tips to get rid of cheek acne

Jan 31, 2020 • 3 min read
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How to shrink a cystic pimple

Remedies to help get rid of cystic zits underneath your skin

Jan 27, 2020 • 3 min read
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The best clay face masks under $15

Before you buy bulk clay, read this.

Dec 17, 2019 • 4 min read
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Winter skin therapy: chapped lips

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

Dec 2, 2019 • 3 min read
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Give the gift of Curology

’Tis the season for custom skincare, made just for you

Nov 27, 2019 • 2 min read
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Winter skin therapy: dry hands

The best hand creams for soothing cracked, chapped skin

Nov 25, 2019 • 5 min read
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Ask Curology: do charcoal masks work?

The real benefits of charcoal, according to medicine.

Nov 15, 2019 • 3 min read
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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
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What’s the deal with Curology?

Does Curology work? Our skincare science, explained.

Oct 23, 2019 • 5 min read
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No more winter skin woes

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

Oct 20, 2019 • 3 min read
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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
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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
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How to choose a simple moisturizer

Figuring out the best face moisturizer for you

Oct 17, 2019 • 3 min read
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6 hydrating ingredients that strike it rich

What dermatologists say is best for dry skin

Oct 16, 2019 • 2 min read
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Meet the Curology rich moisturizer

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

Oct 15, 2019 • 4 min read
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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
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9 anti-aging eye creams under $20

Curology finds: the best drugstore eye creams

Sep 25, 2019 • 7 min read
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Oil cleansing for acne-prone skin

Take your skin on a hydration vacation

Sep 17, 2019 • 5 min read
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Face wash for oily, acne-prone skin

How to find the best acne cleanser for your skin type

Sep 14, 2019 • 3 min read
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Face wash for dry, acne-prone skin

How to find the best acne cleanser for your skin type

Sep 6, 2019 • 5 min read
How To Transition from A Summer To Fall Skincare Routine

Transitioning your skin to autumn

Tips for your fall skincare routine.

Sep 4, 2019 • 4 min read
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Forehead acne: what’s up with that?

The causes of pimples on the forehead

Sep 3, 2019 • 3 min read
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No-breakout squad up

Our weekly round-up of skincare news

Aug 25, 2019 • 2 min read
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Curology finds: primers under $20

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

Aug 22, 2019 • 4 min read
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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
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Curology finds: sunblock under $20

The best sunscreens at the drugstore

Aug 14, 2019 • 3 min read
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Rich moisturizers: luxury or need?

Strike it rich with your skincare routine

Aug 9, 2019 • 5 min read
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No-breakout makeup: sunless tanning

How to get a beachy glow — no UV damage necessary

Jul 22, 2019 • 7 min read
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The best summer skincare is always simple

Whatever your skin woes, it’s no sweat with Curology

Jul 5, 2019 • 3 min read
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Is my skin dry or dehydrated?

Let’s get to the facts on moisturizing skin.

Jul 2, 2019 • 7 min read
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Best moisturizers for acne-prone skin

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

Jun 27, 2019 • 7 min read
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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
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How to get rid of body acne

Bacne aka back acne, pimples on chest, and more

Mar 19, 2019 • 5 min read
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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
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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
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Skincare don’t: popping pimples

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

Feb 1, 2019 • 5 min read
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How to deal with windburn in winter

Cold weather skincare tips to avoid the winter itch

Jan 31, 2019 • 4 min read
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Best lip balms for chapped lips in the winter months

Winter skin care: lip balms for everyone!

Jan 21, 2019 • 5 min read
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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
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Skincare routine detox: 6 products to stop using in 2019

How to simplify your routine and refresh your skin in the new year

Jan 7, 2019 • 5 min read
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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
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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
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Why Curology is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly

No animals were harmed in the making of our products!

Dec 10, 2018 • 5 min read
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How simplifying your skincare routine can benefit your skin

Simplicity can save time — and your skin

Dec 6, 2018 • 4 min read
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10 face sunscreens for every skin type

Because yes, you need to wear sunscreen year-round

Nov 6, 2018 • 7 min read
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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
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Routine refresh: the moisturizer by Curology

Give your skin a hydration vacation

Oct 24, 2018 • 3 min read
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Routine refresh: the cleanser by Curology

Everything you need to know about your new skincare routine

Oct 24, 2018 • 3 min read
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Giveaway: win a set of limited-edition pins for you + 2 friends!

Enter to win on Instagram @curology

Oct 19, 2018 • 3 min read
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Giveaway: win a skincare set (stuffed with swag!)

Enter to win and #treatyoskin 🎉

Sep 27, 2018 • 2 min read
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What makes Curology skincare revolutionary

How customization and convenience can change your skin

Sep 24, 2018 • 5 min read
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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
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Skincare Myth: “The Burn Means It’s Working!”

If you feel the burn, you’re doing it wrong.

May 3, 2018 • 4 min read
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Why Curology Works on Tough Zits

(Especially when drugstore products fail)

Aug 7, 2017 • 3 min read
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Announcing a new (and easier) way to pay

Pay per bottle. It’s that simple!

Apr 18, 2017 • 2 min read
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Welcome to the modern age of skincare

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

Apr 5, 2017 • 2 min read
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