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July 21, 2021
Have you applied a product and immediately following your skin feels a bit sticky or tacky? Did you think the product wasn't working? This article clarifies why a product would have a sticky (not greasy) sensation after application and why it's actually a GOOD THING.
When a high performance product leaves the skin feeling slightly sticky, it is because it is meant to be followed by a moisturizer. Remember, skincare works best when it is layered properly.
There is a proper order in which to layer products. We begin with a cleanse, then essences, followed by serums, and we always finish with a moisturizer. Learn more on LAYERING products here.
K-Beauty is famous for using LIGHT layers of product and the sticky feeling is in preparation for what's next. So don't discount a product because it leaves the skin a bit sticky. Instead, apply the next product in your skincare routine - always end your routine with an actual moisturizer, not a serum. You will find the sticky sensation disappears and your moisturizer absorbs better.
July 14, 2021
You know I seriously seek out products with active ingredients that produce results. Last week we talked about Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), now we’re going to take a look at Growth Factors in skincare products. You are going to be so excited about the benefits of this powerful ingredient.
Growth factors sounds sort of spooky. Right? Let me demystify what they are how to use them. First, they are NOT growth hormones. They are perfectly safe - and - are part of the human body.
July 07, 2021
Understanding how PLLA (poly-l-lactic acid) works is important to knowing if it is something you want to include in your skincare routine. If you've been following me for any length of time, you know I'm not a "fad" follower. I go with the science and investigate first hand to know what works and what doesn't.
Let's look at a brief history of PLLA, how it works and what a PLLA skincare routine looks like, before we explore who would, or would not, use PLLA.
June 30, 2021
Have you added a new skincare product to the mix only to discover you're getting little white bumps or little red pimples? This is not uncommon for some. Most immediately think the product is wrong for their skin but that is often not the case.
This can be what is called a skin purge. The skin can go through what is called “purging." This is a term used to describe breakouts that occur after starting a new skincare product containing certain active ingredients. A purge looks like white bumps and sometimes little red pimples. This can happen because many active ingredients are designed to boost skin cell turnover.
Common instigators of a purge are also some of the most beneficial skincare actives. So it can be confusing and frustrating when this happens. But don't throw out the product just yet. Read on!