Acids in Skincare

We’ve all heard of acids such as glycolic acids, and if you’re acne prone- salicylic acid and the rest. These acids are used in skincare products as chemical exfoliants i.e they help to chemically detach cells in the upper most layer of the skin from one another, yielding a more youthful, smoother, brighter skin. What…

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Retinoid for fighting pigmentation, acne and ageing skin.

As part of the series for active ingredients for pigmentation and as a continuation to my blog post on “vitamins and skin”, let’s dive in the details of another vitamin, that is – Vitamin A, also known as Retinoid. Retinoid was a term first used to describe the active form of vitamin A. It comes…

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Vitamin C for skin care

When I first read the chapter on “Nutrition in Dermatology” during my course of residency, I came across this quote before the start of the section on Vitamins which grabbed my attention “If less is good, is more better?” As we all know, vitamins are micronutrients (they are required in small amounts for the normal…

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