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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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This pore-unclogging powerhouse busts blackheads, acne, and inflammation.

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10 tips for using tretinoin in a skincare routine

Some call it the gold standard topical ingredient for acne and anti-aging skin issues—but it can take time for your skin to get used to it.

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Acne 101: Using spironolactone for hormonal acne

This medication was developed to treat high blood pressure, but it’s also used for hormone-related breakouts.

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Can you treat rosacea with salicylic acid? What you need to know

Spoiler: This ingredient isn’t typically recommended for rosacea prone skin. Here’s what to use instead.

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Best ways to remove blackheads, according to skin experts

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

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Argan oil’s potential benefits for healthier skin and hair

This golden oil has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Gut health and your skin, explained.

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Learn which ingredients you may want to avoid in your products.

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Ethanol is common in skincare products, but it may not be right for all skin types.

Dec 14 • 7 min read
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