Myths

Myth: You get brown spots on your skin as you get older

Age spots have nothing to do with age. Both young and old people can get them. The darker discolouration of the skin is the result of years of unprotected exposure to sunlight. So they should really be called sun spots. Read more...

Myth: You can scrub off blackheads

Blackheads have nothing to do with dirt or how often you wash or scrub your face. They are caused when a pore becomes blocked by sebum and dead skin cells. Read more...

20 beauty myths

Flip through the pages of your favourite fashion magazine or check out a beauty blog, and you're likely to get a ton of advice. Surprisingly, there is a lot of it is either inaccurate or just plain wrong! Ever had someone say that dry skin can be fixed just by drinking more water, or that tingling skin means a product is working? Read on to learn the truth behind these and more myths - and learn what really works! Read more...

6 Retinol myths busted

We're often asked about the claim that AHA and BHA exfoliants "deactivate" or reduce the effectiveness of retinol. We've also read similar cautionary statements in beauty magazines that retinol works better without AHA or BHA exfoliants—or that, gasp, it shouldn't be paired with vitamin C. Read more...

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