Skin Care Library

Learn about the best ingredients for your Baumann Skin Type® on the Skin Care library.

Almond Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 24, 2023

How is almond oil used in skin care? Does almond oil have any side effects? What are the active compounds in almond oil and how do they work? Find out if almond oil is right for your custom skin care regimen and level up your knowledge on skin care!

Read more
Antiaging Ingredients in Skincare: Dictionary and List

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 30, 2023

Complete list of antiaging ingredients in skin care products. All antiaging ingredient categories are listed in this antiaging ingredient dictionary to help you find the best antiaging ingredients. This blog discusses scientifically proven antiaging ingredients and anti-wrinkle and firming ingredients in serums and creams. We also include natural antiaging ingredients and antiaging oils.

Read more
Argiriline in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 04, 2023

Argiriline is also called Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Acetyl hexapeptide-3. This is the peptide that claims it is better than Botox.

Read more
Avocado oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2023

What is avocado oil used for in skin care? Is avocado oil right for your skin type? Find out all about the benefits, drawbacks, and general uses of avocado oil in skin care and level up your skin care knowledge on natural ingredients.

Read more
Azelaic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 03, 2023

What is azelaic acid? Where does it come from? Is it safe for use in skin care? Find out all of this and more in today's blog post all about the benefits, side-effects, and considerations about azelaic acid!

Read more
Benzoyl Peroxide in Skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 27, 2023

What is Benzoyl peroxide? How does it treat acne so effectively? What are the side-effects of benzoyl peroxide and how can I avoid them in my daily regimen? This blog covers all the big questions around benzoyl peroxide so you can get the tools you need to find the best custom skin care regimen for you!

Read more
Bergamot oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2023

What is bergamot oil? What are its uses in skin care? Is bergamot oil right for your skin? Read this blog to find the facts on bergamot oil and find out if it's right for your skin. Caution! Bergamot makes you sun sensitive!

Read more
Borage Seed Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 03, 2023

What is Borage seed oil? Is it used in skin care? Find out if borage seed oil is right for your skin care routine and all about its beneficial properties!

Read more
Caffeine in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is caffeine used for in skin care? What mechanisms does it use to contribute anti-inflammatory effects on the skin? How does caffeine interact with free radicals on the skin? Is it an anti-aging ingredients? Does it have any antimicrobial properties? Find out all of this, and more in today's blog all about caffeine!

Read more
Ceramides in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 18, 2023

What are ceramides? How do they work? Are there any side-effects or concerns associated with ceramide products? Find out all about this fundamental lipid that's crucial to skin barrier health!

Read more
Chamomile in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 04, 2023

What is Chamomile extract used for in skin care products? Why is it not considered the safest ingredient in skin care? Is it right for your skin? What kinds of treatments include chamomile extract? Find out all this and more in our blog all about chamomile!

Read more
Cholesterol in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 16, 2023

What is cholesterol used for in skin care products? How does it contribute to barrier repair moisturizers? How does it help prevent trans-epidermal water loss? Is Cholesterol good for eczema or other damaged barrier conditions? Find out in today's blog all about cholesterol!

Read more
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 17, 2023

What is Coenzyme Q10? Is it the same thing as ubiquinone? What benefits does it have in skin care? Why is it one of the most popular and common ingredients in skin care products? Find this out and a lot more on CoQ10 in skin care here!

Read more
Coconut Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 22, 2023

What is coconut oil? Is coconut oil used in skin care? Is coconut oil right for your skin? Find out all this and more in our skin care ingredient blog on all the uses of coconut oil in different types of products and level up your skin care knowledge!

Read more
Comedogenic Ingredients and Acne-Causing Ingredient Checker

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 30, 2023

This is a list of comedogenic cosmeceutical ingredients that have been shown to cause acne. Our acne causing ingredient checker is kept up to date. Find what ingredients are likely to clog pores.

Read more
Cucumber Extract in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is cucumber used for in skin care? How does it treat acne? Is it acidic or alkaline, and what difference does that make? In today's blog all about cucumber extract we take a look at the specific active compounds and mechanisms that give cucumber extract its beneficial properties.

Read more
Cysteamine in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 17, 2023

What is cysteamine? How is it used in skin care? Is cysteamine safer or more effective than other skin lighteners? Learn all about cysteamine and its uses in skin care today!

Read more
Dry Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 14, 2023

Dry oils are unsaturated fats that solidify into a filmy residue when left on the skin. Unsaturated fatty acids have many beneficial properties in skin care. Read this blog to learn all about the different kinds of dry oils used in skin care and their functions.

Read more
Essential Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 15, 2023

Essential oils are extracts from plants that have antir-rdness, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

Read more
Eucalyptus Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 11, 2023

What is eucalyptus oil used for in skin care? Why is it such an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient in skin care? What kinds of concerns are there around eucalyptus oil? Is it toxic when applied topically? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about eucalyptus oil!

Read more
Evening Primrose Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 21, 2023

Evening Primrose Oil is one of the best sources of gamma linolenic fatty acids. It can be used orally or topically to treat skin conditions. It is most often used to treat inflammation. It may have some hormonal effects when used orally.

Read more
Ferulic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 17, 2023

What is ferulic acid? Where does it come from? What does it do in skin care? Learn all about one of the most common skin lighteners in skin care, and find out if its right for your Baumann Skin Type!

Read more
Glycerin (Glycerol) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is Glycerin? Glycerin (also called Glycerol) is one of the most common humectant moisturizing ingredients in skin care. Find out all about how it works, how it moves through the skin, and what kinds of consideration to make before using it in your custom skin care regimen.

Read more
Glycolic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 05, 2023

What is glycolic acid? How is it used in skin care products? Which skin types should use glycolic acid? Are they used in more than just peels? Find out all this and more about glycolic acid in today's blog!

Read more
Grapeseed Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 27, 2023

What is grapeseed oil? What is it used for in skin care? Is grapeseed oil an effective treatment for common skin conditions like acne, dry skin, or hyperpigmentation? Get the facts om grapeseed oil!

Read more
Jojoba Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 28, 2023

What is jojoba oil? Is jojoba oil good for skin? Jojoba oil is one of the most common and beneficial ingredients used in skin care. Find out how jojoba oil is processed, what chemical properties it has, and whether or not it's right for your skin care routine!

Read more
Lavender Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 02, 2023

What is lavender oil? Is it a real oil? What are the benefits and side effects of lavender oil in skin care? Read here to learn all about lavender oil and whether or not it is right for your skin type!

Read more
Marula Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 12, 2023

What is marula oil? Is it used in skin care? Are there any side effects or dangers to be aware of? Find out how this southern African plant oil interacts with skin and level up your skin care knowledge today!

Read more
Matrixyl (KTTKS) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 01, 2023

Matrixyl is one of the most popular anti-aging peptides to reduce wrinkles and improve skin firmness. It is made up of the amino acids lysine, threonine, threonine, lysine, and serine attached to a fatty acid called palmitic acid. This combination is abbreviated as Pal-KTTKS. The palmitic acid helps the peptide absorb into the skin better.

Read more
Mineral Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 22, 2023

What is mineral oil? Why is mineral oil used in skin care? Is mineral oil good for your skin? Learn all about why and how mineral oils are used in skin care, and find products containing mineral oils for your skin type!

Read more
Olive Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 02, 2023

How is olive oil used in skin care? Is olive oil right for your skin? This oil can cause acne, so make sure it's safe for use in your personal skin care regimen!

Read more
PAR-2 Blockers To Lighten Skin and Even Skin Tone

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Aug 01, 2023

Protease activated receptor 2 (PAR-2) is a receptor that can be blocked to lighten skin color. Learn how to include PAR-2 blockers in your skincare routine to lighten dark spots and erase melasma.

Read more
Panthenol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 20, 2023

Panthenol is a popular humectant, anti-inflammatory ingredient that can be found in numerous products from moisturizers to cleansers. Check out today's blog on panthenol to see if this ingredients is right for your Baumann Skin Type!

Read more
Penetration and Skin Absorption of Ingredients

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

How fast do skin care products like creams and serums penetrate into skin? The speed of skin absorption depends on what ingredients are in the skin care product, strength of the skin barrier, humidity levels, and temperature of the skin.

Read more
Peppermint Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 09, 2023

What is peppermint oil used for in skin care? Is it safe? Is it good at treating dark spots or acne? What are the active compounds of peppermint oil? Find out all of this and more here to level up your skin care knowledge!

Read more
Peptides in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 04, 2023

Are peptides worth the hype? What do they do? Which peptide products are best?

Read more
Resveratrol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 22, 2023

What is Resveratrol? What does it do for the skin? What are all the different benefits? Find out all about resveratrol, the clean, sustainable skin care ingredient to see if it's the right antioxidant for your custom regimen!

Read more
Rose Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 27, 2023

What is rose oil? Is rose oil used in skin care? Learn all about rose oil, level up your skin care knowledge, and find out if rose oil is right for your custom skin care regimen!

Read more
Rosehip Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 06, 2023

What is rosehip oil? Why is it used in skin care products? Find out all about rosehip oil's active compounds and multiple functions in various cosmetic products! Level up your knowledge on skin care today!

Read more
Safflower Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 10, 2023

What is safflower oil used for in skin care? Why is it considered such a good moisturizing ingredient? Does safflower oil cause acne? Does it treat inflammation? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about safflower oil!

Read more
Salicylic acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 08, 2023

What is salicylic acid? How does it make your skin feel smooth? How do chemical peels work and are they all the same? Find out if salicylic acid products are right for your Baumann Skin Type in today's blog all about salicylic acid!

Read more
Sesame Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 01, 2023

What is sesame seed oil used for in skin care? Is it good for your face? Does sesame oil cause acne or treat dry skin conditions? Find out all this and more here! Level up your skin care knowledge on sesame seed oil!

Read more
Shea Butter in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 26, 2023

What is shea butter? Is is really butter? Is it an oil? What does it do? Find out all about the up and coming ingredient shea butter and whether or not its right for your personal skin care regimen!

Read more
Sunflower Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 19, 2023

Sunflower oil oil is an unsaturated fat derived from sunflower seeds. What fatty acids are in sunflower oil and what is it good for?

Read more
Tea tree oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 10, 2023

What is tea tree oil? Why is it so popular in skin and hair care products? This blog goes through the history and varied usage of tea tree oil, laying out potential risks and benefits to help you find the right ingredients for your personal skin type!

Read more
Thiamidol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Aug 29, 2023

What is Thiamidol? What is it made of? How does it lighten the skin? Find out all this and more in today's blog on the fascinating, up and coming ingredient, Thiamidol.

Read more
Tyrosinase Inhibitors To Lighten Skin

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 26, 2023

Tyrosinase inhibitors are the best skin lightening products. What is tyrosinase and how do tyrosinase inhibitors help treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation? Which of these ingredients are the strongest?

Read more
Vitamin E in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is vitamin E used for in skin care? What are the various types of vitamin E, and why is a-tocopherol the most common variety in skin care? How does vitamin E express its antioxidant benefits? What kind of products is it used it? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about vitamin E!

Read more
What is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board (CIR)?

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 15, 2023

What is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board? What do they do? Are they trustworthy? Where do they get their funding and is their research available to the public? Find out why the CIR is considered one of the most trustworthy sources of safety verification in skin care!

Read more
What is the Environmental Working Group (EWG)?

By Leslie Baumann on Jul 30, 2023

What is the Environmental Working Group? is their research reliable? Who works there and how can I check their work? Find out all about the EWG here!

Read more
Almond Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 24, 2023

How is almond oil used in skin care? Does almond oil have any side effects? What are the active compounds in almond oil and how do they work? Find out if almond oil is right for your custom skin care regimen and level up your knowledge on skin care!

Read more
Antiaging Ingredients in Skincare: Dictionary and List

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 30, 2023

Complete list of antiaging ingredients in skin care products. All antiaging ingredient categories are listed in this antiaging ingredient dictionary to help you find the best antiaging ingredients. This blog discusses scientifically proven antiaging ingredients and anti-wrinkle and firming ingredients in serums and creams. We also include natural antiaging ingredients and antiaging oils.

Read more
Argiriline in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 04, 2023

Argiriline is also called Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Acetyl hexapeptide-3. This is the peptide that claims it is better than Botox.

Read more
Avocado oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2023

What is avocado oil used for in skin care? Is avocado oil right for your skin type? Find out all about the benefits, drawbacks, and general uses of avocado oil in skin care and level up your skin care knowledge on natural ingredients.

Read more
Azelaic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 03, 2023

What is azelaic acid? Where does it come from? Is it safe for use in skin care? Find out all of this and more in today's blog post all about the benefits, side-effects, and considerations about azelaic acid!

Read more
Benzoyl Peroxide in Skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 27, 2023

What is Benzoyl peroxide? How does it treat acne so effectively? What are the side-effects of benzoyl peroxide and how can I avoid them in my daily regimen? This blog covers all the big questions around benzoyl peroxide so you can get the tools you need to find the best custom skin care regimen for you!

Read more
Bergamot oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2023

What is bergamot oil? What are its uses in skin care? Is bergamot oil right for your skin? Read this blog to find the facts on bergamot oil and find out if it's right for your skin. Caution! Bergamot makes you sun sensitive!

Read more
Borage Seed Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 03, 2023

What is Borage seed oil? Is it used in skin care? Find out if borage seed oil is right for your skin care routine and all about its beneficial properties!

Read more
Caffeine in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is caffeine used for in skin care? What mechanisms does it use to contribute anti-inflammatory effects on the skin? How does caffeine interact with free radicals on the skin? Is it an anti-aging ingredients? Does it have any antimicrobial properties? Find out all of this, and more in today's blog all about caffeine!

Read more
Ceramides in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 18, 2023

What are ceramides? How do they work? Are there any side-effects or concerns associated with ceramide products? Find out all about this fundamental lipid that's crucial to skin barrier health!

Read more
Chamomile in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 04, 2023

What is Chamomile extract used for in skin care products? Why is it not considered the safest ingredient in skin care? Is it right for your skin? What kinds of treatments include chamomile extract? Find out all this and more in our blog all about chamomile!

Read more
Cholesterol in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 16, 2023

What is cholesterol used for in skin care products? How does it contribute to barrier repair moisturizers? How does it help prevent trans-epidermal water loss? Is Cholesterol good for eczema or other damaged barrier conditions? Find out in today's blog all about cholesterol!

Read more
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 17, 2023

What is Coenzyme Q10? Is it the same thing as ubiquinone? What benefits does it have in skin care? Why is it one of the most popular and common ingredients in skin care products? Find this out and a lot more on CoQ10 in skin care here!

Read more
Coconut Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 22, 2023

What is coconut oil? Is coconut oil used in skin care? Is coconut oil right for your skin? Find out all this and more in our skin care ingredient blog on all the uses of coconut oil in different types of products and level up your skin care knowledge!

Read more
Comedogenic Ingredients and Acne-Causing Ingredient Checker

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 30, 2023

This is a list of comedogenic cosmeceutical ingredients that have been shown to cause acne. Our acne causing ingredient checker is kept up to date. Find what ingredients are likely to clog pores.

Read more
Cucumber Extract in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is cucumber used for in skin care? How does it treat acne? Is it acidic or alkaline, and what difference does that make? In today's blog all about cucumber extract we take a look at the specific active compounds and mechanisms that give cucumber extract its beneficial properties.

Read more
Cysteamine in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 17, 2023

What is cysteamine? How is it used in skin care? Is cysteamine safer or more effective than other skin lighteners? Learn all about cysteamine and its uses in skin care today!

Read more
Dry Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 14, 2023

Dry oils are unsaturated fats that solidify into a filmy residue when left on the skin. Unsaturated fatty acids have many beneficial properties in skin care. Read this blog to learn all about the different kinds of dry oils used in skin care and their functions.

Read more
Essential Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 15, 2023

Essential oils are extracts from plants that have antir-rdness, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

Read more
Eucalyptus Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 11, 2023

What is eucalyptus oil used for in skin care? Why is it such an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient in skin care? What kinds of concerns are there around eucalyptus oil? Is it toxic when applied topically? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about eucalyptus oil!

Read more
Evening Primrose Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 21, 2023

Evening Primrose Oil is one of the best sources of gamma linolenic fatty acids. It can be used orally or topically to treat skin conditions. It is most often used to treat inflammation. It may have some hormonal effects when used orally.

Read more
Ferulic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 17, 2023

What is ferulic acid? Where does it come from? What does it do in skin care? Learn all about one of the most common skin lighteners in skin care, and find out if its right for your Baumann Skin Type!

Read more
Glycerin (Glycerol) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is Glycerin? Glycerin (also called Glycerol) is one of the most common humectant moisturizing ingredients in skin care. Find out all about how it works, how it moves through the skin, and what kinds of consideration to make before using it in your custom skin care regimen.

Read more
Glycolic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 05, 2023

What is glycolic acid? How is it used in skin care products? Which skin types should use glycolic acid? Are they used in more than just peels? Find out all this and more about glycolic acid in today's blog!

Read more
Grapeseed Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 27, 2023

What is grapeseed oil? What is it used for in skin care? Is grapeseed oil an effective treatment for common skin conditions like acne, dry skin, or hyperpigmentation? Get the facts om grapeseed oil!

Read more
Jojoba Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 28, 2023

What is jojoba oil? Is jojoba oil good for skin? Jojoba oil is one of the most common and beneficial ingredients used in skin care. Find out how jojoba oil is processed, what chemical properties it has, and whether or not it's right for your skin care routine!

Read more
Lavender Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 02, 2023

What is lavender oil? Is it a real oil? What are the benefits and side effects of lavender oil in skin care? Read here to learn all about lavender oil and whether or not it is right for your skin type!

Read more
Marula Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 12, 2023

What is marula oil? Is it used in skin care? Are there any side effects or dangers to be aware of? Find out how this southern African plant oil interacts with skin and level up your skin care knowledge today!

Read more
Matrixyl (KTTKS) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 01, 2023

Matrixyl is one of the most popular anti-aging peptides to reduce wrinkles and improve skin firmness. It is made up of the amino acids lysine, threonine, threonine, lysine, and serine attached to a fatty acid called palmitic acid. This combination is abbreviated as Pal-KTTKS. The palmitic acid helps the peptide absorb into the skin better.

Read more
Mineral Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 22, 2023

What is mineral oil? Why is mineral oil used in skin care? Is mineral oil good for your skin? Learn all about why and how mineral oils are used in skin care, and find products containing mineral oils for your skin type!

Read more
Olive Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 02, 2023

How is olive oil used in skin care? Is olive oil right for your skin? This oil can cause acne, so make sure it's safe for use in your personal skin care regimen!

Read more
PAR-2 Blockers To Lighten Skin and Even Skin Tone

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Aug 01, 2023

Protease activated receptor 2 (PAR-2) is a receptor that can be blocked to lighten skin color. Learn how to include PAR-2 blockers in your skincare routine to lighten dark spots and erase melasma.

Read more
Panthenol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 20, 2023

Panthenol is a popular humectant, anti-inflammatory ingredient that can be found in numerous products from moisturizers to cleansers. Check out today's blog on panthenol to see if this ingredients is right for your Baumann Skin Type!

Read more
Penetration and Skin Absorption of Ingredients

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

How fast do skin care products like creams and serums penetrate into skin? The speed of skin absorption depends on what ingredients are in the skin care product, strength of the skin barrier, humidity levels, and temperature of the skin.

Read more
Peppermint Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 09, 2023

What is peppermint oil used for in skin care? Is it safe? Is it good at treating dark spots or acne? What are the active compounds of peppermint oil? Find out all of this and more here to level up your skin care knowledge!

Read more
Peptides in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 04, 2023

Are peptides worth the hype? What do they do? Which peptide products are best?

Read more
Resveratrol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 22, 2023

What is Resveratrol? What does it do for the skin? What are all the different benefits? Find out all about resveratrol, the clean, sustainable skin care ingredient to see if it's the right antioxidant for your custom regimen!

Read more
Rose Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 27, 2023

What is rose oil? Is rose oil used in skin care? Learn all about rose oil, level up your skin care knowledge, and find out if rose oil is right for your custom skin care regimen!

Read more
Rosehip Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 06, 2023

What is rosehip oil? Why is it used in skin care products? Find out all about rosehip oil's active compounds and multiple functions in various cosmetic products! Level up your knowledge on skin care today!

Read more
Safflower Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 10, 2023

What is safflower oil used for in skin care? Why is it considered such a good moisturizing ingredient? Does safflower oil cause acne? Does it treat inflammation? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about safflower oil!

Read more
Salicylic acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 08, 2023

What is salicylic acid? How does it make your skin feel smooth? How do chemical peels work and are they all the same? Find out if salicylic acid products are right for your Baumann Skin Type in today's blog all about salicylic acid!

Read more
Sesame Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 01, 2023

What is sesame seed oil used for in skin care? Is it good for your face? Does sesame oil cause acne or treat dry skin conditions? Find out all this and more here! Level up your skin care knowledge on sesame seed oil!

Read more
Shea Butter in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 26, 2023

What is shea butter? Is is really butter? Is it an oil? What does it do? Find out all about the up and coming ingredient shea butter and whether or not its right for your personal skin care regimen!

Read more
Sunflower Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 19, 2023

Sunflower oil oil is an unsaturated fat derived from sunflower seeds. What fatty acids are in sunflower oil and what is it good for?

Read more
Tea tree oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 10, 2023

What is tea tree oil? Why is it so popular in skin and hair care products? This blog goes through the history and varied usage of tea tree oil, laying out potential risks and benefits to help you find the right ingredients for your personal skin type!

Read more
Thiamidol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Aug 29, 2023

What is Thiamidol? What is it made of? How does it lighten the skin? Find out all this and more in today's blog on the fascinating, up and coming ingredient, Thiamidol.

Read more
Tyrosinase Inhibitors To Lighten Skin

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 26, 2023

Tyrosinase inhibitors are the best skin lightening products. What is tyrosinase and how do tyrosinase inhibitors help treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation? Which of these ingredients are the strongest?

Read more
Vitamin E in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is vitamin E used for in skin care? What are the various types of vitamin E, and why is a-tocopherol the most common variety in skin care? How does vitamin E express its antioxidant benefits? What kind of products is it used it? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about vitamin E!

Read more
What is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board (CIR)?

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 15, 2023

What is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board? What do they do? Are they trustworthy? Where do they get their funding and is their research available to the public? Find out why the CIR is considered one of the most trustworthy sources of safety verification in skin care!

Read more
What is the Environmental Working Group (EWG)?

By Leslie Baumann on Jul 30, 2023

What is the Environmental Working Group? is their research reliable? Who works there and how can I check their work? Find out all about the EWG here!

Read more
Almond Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 24, 2023

How is almond oil used in skin care? Does almond oil have any side effects? What are the active compounds in almond oil and how do they work? Find out if almond oil is right for your custom skin care regimen and level up your knowledge on skin care!

Read more
Antiaging Ingredients in Skincare: Dictionary and List

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 30, 2023

Complete list of antiaging ingredients in skin care products. All antiaging ingredient categories are listed in this antiaging ingredient dictionary to help you find the best antiaging ingredients. This blog discusses scientifically proven antiaging ingredients and anti-wrinkle and firming ingredients in serums and creams. We also include natural antiaging ingredients and antiaging oils.

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Argiriline in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 04, 2023

Argiriline is also called Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Acetyl hexapeptide-3. This is the peptide that claims it is better than Botox.

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Avocado oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2023

What is avocado oil used for in skin care? Is avocado oil right for your skin type? Find out all about the benefits, drawbacks, and general uses of avocado oil in skin care and level up your skin care knowledge on natural ingredients.

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Azelaic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 03, 2023

What is azelaic acid? Where does it come from? Is it safe for use in skin care? Find out all of this and more in today's blog post all about the benefits, side-effects, and considerations about azelaic acid!

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Benzoyl Peroxide in Skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 27, 2023

What is Benzoyl peroxide? How does it treat acne so effectively? What are the side-effects of benzoyl peroxide and how can I avoid them in my daily regimen? This blog covers all the big questions around benzoyl peroxide so you can get the tools you need to find the best custom skin care regimen for you!

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Bergamot oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2023

What is bergamot oil? What are its uses in skin care? Is bergamot oil right for your skin? Read this blog to find the facts on bergamot oil and find out if it's right for your skin. Caution! Bergamot makes you sun sensitive!

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Borage Seed Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 03, 2023

What is Borage seed oil? Is it used in skin care? Find out if borage seed oil is right for your skin care routine and all about its beneficial properties!

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Caffeine in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is caffeine used for in skin care? What mechanisms does it use to contribute anti-inflammatory effects on the skin? How does caffeine interact with free radicals on the skin? Is it an anti-aging ingredients? Does it have any antimicrobial properties? Find out all of this, and more in today's blog all about caffeine!

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Ceramides in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 18, 2023

What are ceramides? How do they work? Are there any side-effects or concerns associated with ceramide products? Find out all about this fundamental lipid that's crucial to skin barrier health!

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Chamomile in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 04, 2023

What is Chamomile extract used for in skin care products? Why is it not considered the safest ingredient in skin care? Is it right for your skin? What kinds of treatments include chamomile extract? Find out all this and more in our blog all about chamomile!

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Cholesterol in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 16, 2023

What is cholesterol used for in skin care products? How does it contribute to barrier repair moisturizers? How does it help prevent trans-epidermal water loss? Is Cholesterol good for eczema or other damaged barrier conditions? Find out in today's blog all about cholesterol!

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CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 17, 2023

What is Coenzyme Q10? Is it the same thing as ubiquinone? What benefits does it have in skin care? Why is it one of the most popular and common ingredients in skin care products? Find this out and a lot more on CoQ10 in skin care here!

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Coconut Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 22, 2023

What is coconut oil? Is coconut oil used in skin care? Is coconut oil right for your skin? Find out all this and more in our skin care ingredient blog on all the uses of coconut oil in different types of products and level up your skin care knowledge!

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Comedogenic Ingredients and Acne-Causing Ingredient Checker

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 30, 2023

This is a list of comedogenic cosmeceutical ingredients that have been shown to cause acne. Our acne causing ingredient checker is kept up to date. Find what ingredients are likely to clog pores.

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Cucumber Extract in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is cucumber used for in skin care? How does it treat acne? Is it acidic or alkaline, and what difference does that make? In today's blog all about cucumber extract we take a look at the specific active compounds and mechanisms that give cucumber extract its beneficial properties.

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Cysteamine in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 17, 2023

What is cysteamine? How is it used in skin care? Is cysteamine safer or more effective than other skin lighteners? Learn all about cysteamine and its uses in skin care today!

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Dry Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 14, 2023

Dry oils are unsaturated fats that solidify into a filmy residue when left on the skin. Unsaturated fatty acids have many beneficial properties in skin care. Read this blog to learn all about the different kinds of dry oils used in skin care and their functions.

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Essential Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 15, 2023

Essential oils are extracts from plants that have antir-rdness, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

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Eucalyptus Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 11, 2023

What is eucalyptus oil used for in skin care? Why is it such an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient in skin care? What kinds of concerns are there around eucalyptus oil? Is it toxic when applied topically? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about eucalyptus oil!

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Evening Primrose Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 21, 2023

Evening Primrose Oil is one of the best sources of gamma linolenic fatty acids. It can be used orally or topically to treat skin conditions. It is most often used to treat inflammation. It may have some hormonal effects when used orally.

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Ferulic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 17, 2023

What is ferulic acid? Where does it come from? What does it do in skin care? Learn all about one of the most common skin lighteners in skin care, and find out if its right for your Baumann Skin Type!

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Glycerin (Glycerol) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is Glycerin? Glycerin (also called Glycerol) is one of the most common humectant moisturizing ingredients in skin care. Find out all about how it works, how it moves through the skin, and what kinds of consideration to make before using it in your custom skin care regimen.

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Glycolic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 05, 2023

What is glycolic acid? How is it used in skin care products? Which skin types should use glycolic acid? Are they used in more than just peels? Find out all this and more about glycolic acid in today's blog!

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Grapeseed Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 27, 2023

What is grapeseed oil? What is it used for in skin care? Is grapeseed oil an effective treatment for common skin conditions like acne, dry skin, or hyperpigmentation? Get the facts om grapeseed oil!

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Jojoba Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 28, 2023

What is jojoba oil? Is jojoba oil good for skin? Jojoba oil is one of the most common and beneficial ingredients used in skin care. Find out how jojoba oil is processed, what chemical properties it has, and whether or not it's right for your skin care routine!

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Lavender Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 02, 2023

What is lavender oil? Is it a real oil? What are the benefits and side effects of lavender oil in skin care? Read here to learn all about lavender oil and whether or not it is right for your skin type!

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Marula Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 12, 2023

What is marula oil? Is it used in skin care? Are there any side effects or dangers to be aware of? Find out how this southern African plant oil interacts with skin and level up your skin care knowledge today!

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Matrixyl (KTTKS) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 01, 2023

Matrixyl is one of the most popular anti-aging peptides to reduce wrinkles and improve skin firmness. It is made up of the amino acids lysine, threonine, threonine, lysine, and serine attached to a fatty acid called palmitic acid. This combination is abbreviated as Pal-KTTKS. The palmitic acid helps the peptide absorb into the skin better.

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Mineral Oils in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 22, 2023

What is mineral oil? Why is mineral oil used in skin care? Is mineral oil good for your skin? Learn all about why and how mineral oils are used in skin care, and find products containing mineral oils for your skin type!

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Olive Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 02, 2023

How is olive oil used in skin care? Is olive oil right for your skin? This oil can cause acne, so make sure it's safe for use in your personal skin care regimen!

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PAR-2 Blockers To Lighten Skin and Even Skin Tone

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Aug 01, 2023

Protease activated receptor 2 (PAR-2) is a receptor that can be blocked to lighten skin color. Learn how to include PAR-2 blockers in your skincare routine to lighten dark spots and erase melasma.

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Panthenol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 20, 2023

Panthenol is a popular humectant, anti-inflammatory ingredient that can be found in numerous products from moisturizers to cleansers. Check out today's blog on panthenol to see if this ingredients is right for your Baumann Skin Type!

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Penetration and Skin Absorption of Ingredients

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

How fast do skin care products like creams and serums penetrate into skin? The speed of skin absorption depends on what ingredients are in the skin care product, strength of the skin barrier, humidity levels, and temperature of the skin.

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Peppermint Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 09, 2023

What is peppermint oil used for in skin care? Is it safe? Is it good at treating dark spots or acne? What are the active compounds of peppermint oil? Find out all of this and more here to level up your skin care knowledge!

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Peptides in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 04, 2023

Are peptides worth the hype? What do they do? Which peptide products are best?

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Resveratrol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 22, 2023

What is Resveratrol? What does it do for the skin? What are all the different benefits? Find out all about resveratrol, the clean, sustainable skin care ingredient to see if it's the right antioxidant for your custom regimen!

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Rose Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 27, 2023

What is rose oil? Is rose oil used in skin care? Learn all about rose oil, level up your skin care knowledge, and find out if rose oil is right for your custom skin care regimen!

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Rosehip Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 06, 2023

What is rosehip oil? Why is it used in skin care products? Find out all about rosehip oil's active compounds and multiple functions in various cosmetic products! Level up your knowledge on skin care today!

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Safflower Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 10, 2023

What is safflower oil used for in skin care? Why is it considered such a good moisturizing ingredient? Does safflower oil cause acne? Does it treat inflammation? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about safflower oil!

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Salicylic acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 08, 2023

What is salicylic acid? How does it make your skin feel smooth? How do chemical peels work and are they all the same? Find out if salicylic acid products are right for your Baumann Skin Type in today's blog all about salicylic acid!

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Sesame Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 01, 2023

What is sesame seed oil used for in skin care? Is it good for your face? Does sesame oil cause acne or treat dry skin conditions? Find out all this and more here! Level up your skin care knowledge on sesame seed oil!

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Shea Butter in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 26, 2023

What is shea butter? Is is really butter? Is it an oil? What does it do? Find out all about the up and coming ingredient shea butter and whether or not its right for your personal skin care regimen!

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Sunflower Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 19, 2023

Sunflower oil oil is an unsaturated fat derived from sunflower seeds. What fatty acids are in sunflower oil and what is it good for?

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Tea tree oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 10, 2023

What is tea tree oil? Why is it so popular in skin and hair care products? This blog goes through the history and varied usage of tea tree oil, laying out potential risks and benefits to help you find the right ingredients for your personal skin type!

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Thiamidol in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Aug 29, 2023

What is Thiamidol? What is it made of? How does it lighten the skin? Find out all this and more in today's blog on the fascinating, up and coming ingredient, Thiamidol.

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Tyrosinase Inhibitors To Lighten Skin

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 26, 2023

Tyrosinase inhibitors are the best skin lightening products. What is tyrosinase and how do tyrosinase inhibitors help treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation? Which of these ingredients are the strongest?

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Vitamin E in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is vitamin E used for in skin care? What are the various types of vitamin E, and why is a-tocopherol the most common variety in skin care? How does vitamin E express its antioxidant benefits? What kind of products is it used it? Find out all of this and more in today's blog all about vitamin E!

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What is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board (CIR)?

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 15, 2023

What is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board? What do they do? Are they trustworthy? Where do they get their funding and is their research available to the public? Find out why the CIR is considered one of the most trustworthy sources of safety verification in skin care!

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What is the Environmental Working Group (EWG)?

By Leslie Baumann on Jul 30, 2023

What is the Environmental Working Group? is their research reliable? Who works there and how can I check their work? Find out all about the EWG here!

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Almond Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 24, 2023

How is almond oil used in skin care? Does almond oil have any side effects? What are the active compounds in almond oil and how do they work? Find out if almond oil is right for your custom skin care regimen and level up your knowledge on skin care!

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Antiaging Ingredients in Skincare: Dictionary and List

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 30, 2023

Complete list of antiaging ingredients in skin care products. All antiaging ingredient categories are listed in this antiaging ingredient dictionary to help you find the best antiaging ingredients. This blog discusses scientifically proven antiaging ingredients and anti-wrinkle and firming ingredients in serums and creams. We also include natural antiaging ingredients and antiaging oils.

Read more
Argiriline in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 04, 2023

Argiriline is also called Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Acetyl hexapeptide-3. This is the peptide that claims it is better than Botox.

Read more
Avocado oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2023

What is avocado oil used for in skin care? Is avocado oil right for your skin type? Find out all about the benefits, drawbacks, and general uses of avocado oil in skin care and level up your skin care knowledge on natural ingredients.

Read more
Azelaic Acid in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 03, 2023

What is azelaic acid? Where does it come from? Is it safe for use in skin care? Find out all of this and more in today's blog post all about the benefits, side-effects, and considerations about azelaic acid!

Read more
Benzoyl Peroxide in Skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 27, 2023

What is Benzoyl peroxide? How does it treat acne so effectively? What are the side-effects of benzoyl peroxide and how can I avoid them in my daily regimen? This blog covers all the big questions around benzoyl peroxide so you can get the tools you need to find the best custom skin care regimen for you!

Read more
Bergamot oil in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2023

What is bergamot oil? What are its uses in skin care? Is bergamot oil right for your skin? Read this blog to find the facts on bergamot oil and find out if it's right for your skin. Caution! Bergamot makes you sun sensitive!

Read more
Borage Seed Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 03, 2023

What is Borage seed oil? Is it used in skin care? Find out if borage seed oil is right for your skin care routine and all about its beneficial properties!

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Caffeine in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 31, 2023

What is caffeine used for in skin care? What mechanisms does it use to contribute anti-inflammatory effects on the skin? How does caffeine interact with free radicals on the skin? Is it an anti-aging ingredients? Does it have any antimicrobial properties? Find out all of this, and more in today's blog all about caffeine!

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Ceramides in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Sep 18, 2023

What are ceramides? How do they work? Are there any side-effects or concerns associated with ceramide products? Find out all about this fundamental lipid that's crucial to skin barrier health!

Read more
Chamomile in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 04, 2023

What is Chamomile extract used for in skin care products? Why is it not considered the safest ingredient in skin care? Is it right for your skin? What kinds of treatments include chamomile extract? Find out all this and more in our blog all about chamomile!

Read more
Cholesterol in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 16, 2023

What is cholesterol used for in skin care products? How does it contribute to barrier repair moisturizers? How does it help prevent trans-epidermal water loss? Is Cholesterol good for eczema or other damaged barrier conditions? Find out in today's blog all about cholesterol!

Read more
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on May 17, 2023

What is Coenzyme Q10? Is it the same thing as ubiquinone? What benefits does it have in skin care? Why is it one of the most popular and common ingredients in skin care products? Find this out and a lot more on CoQ10 in skin care here!

Read more
Coconut Oil in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 22, 2023

What is coconut oil? Is coconut oil used in skin care? Is coconut oil right for your skin? Find out all this and more in our skin care ingredient blog on all the uses of coconut oil in different types of products and level up your skin care knowledge!

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Comedogenic Ingredients and Acne-Causing Ingredient Checker

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 30, 2023

This is a list of comedogenic cosmeceutical ingredients that have been shown to cause acne. Our acne causing ingredient checker is kept up to date. Find what ingredients are likely to clog pores.

Read more