Latest INGREDIENTS Articles

What's The Best Form of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is used in many skin care products. Learn about the antioxidant properties that make Vitamin C products beneficial for the skin.

Raja Sivamani, MD MS APMay 3rd 2019
Oranges rich with the natural form of Vitamin C

Science of Facial Masks and Facial Clay

Face masks and facial clay have been seen everywhere with the promise to clear up your skin. Get the scoop on mud masks, clay masks, and facial clay.

Janice LeungSeptember 30th 2018
woman sitting on bathroom counter applying clay face mask in front of mirror

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid is a versatile skin ingredient that is both an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It regenerates vitamin C and vitamin E.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 30th 2018
Beautiful woman in floppy hat outdoors with green plant behind her

Bisabolol

Bisabolol is naturally present in German Chamomile and is incredibly beneficial compound when used in body care products.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 30th 2018
German chamomile flowers

Squalene

Squalene is found in many skin products. See how it may change how your skin products react on your skin

Alexis MeyerAugust 25th 2018
Swimming sharks with shark fin for skin ingredient squalene

Probiotic Benefits for the Skin: Foods vs Sup...

Probiotics, which come from the foods we eat, can be used for skin care. Learn how probiotics can be used for skin problems such as acne and rosacea.

Steven LamAugust 18th 2018
probiotic yogurt for skin health and skin care

Waterproof Sunscreen: Real or Fake News?

Everyone uses the word "waterproof" sunscreen. Is this a real thing? Quick read where we simplify how to find the best sunscreens for the water.

Simran Singh SandhuJuly 22nd 2018
Water resistant sunscreens on a shelf

Is Black Salve a Good Natural Treatment for S...

Can black salve treat skin cancer and melanoma? How do you talk to you doctor? Read more to see if black salve works.

Summer GhaithJuly 20th 2018
Melanoma skin cancer

Glutathione Skin Care For Whitening and Brigh...

Some skin whitening treatments use the antioxidant glutathione. Learn more about glutathione skin care for skin brightening and lightening.

Tammy WuJuly 14th 2018
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Plant Stem Cells and Cosmetics

Plant stem cells are common in anti-aging kin care products. Learn about the other benefits of plant stem cells in skin care.

Pearl DoanJuly 3rd 2018
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Soaping Less and Moisturizing More Even Helps...

Bath soaps are great ways to make sure your baby is clean and healthy. But how much soap is too much? Learn how too much soap can be bad for a baby.

Pearl DoanJuly 3rd 2018
soap suds from bath on baby head

Niacinamide

The skingredient niacinamide (nicotinamide) is a skin vitamin that is used both topically and orally. Learn about how niacinamide reduces inflammation and even skin tone

Raja Sivamani, MD MS APJune 24th 2018
Woman standing outdoors among green plants

Indigo Naturalis for Psoriasis

​​Indigo naturalis can treat psoriasis. Learn how to treat skin and nail psoriasis with this commonly used herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJune 17th 2018
 indigo naturalis for psoriasis

DIY Sore Muscle Relief Oil and Tea

Create your own easy, natural sore muscle rub at home. Nourish your muscles from the inside with this DIY tea. An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe.  An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 31st 2018
woman back shoulder muscles

Phthalates

Phthalates are now being used less in skin products. Learn how to watch out fo phthalates and about their risks.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 23rd 2018
Overhead view of woman applying makeup in front of mirror

Astaxanthin is a Super Antioxidant for Your S...

Super antioxidants have many benefits for your skin health. Learn about a natural carotenoid super antioxidant that's found in marine plants and animals.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 22nd 2018
 Salmon and carrots with astaxanthin antioxidant

Five Fantastic Supplements for Better Skin

Supplements can lead to glowing skin. Learn about the best supplements for skin whether it be vitamins or other supplements.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 21st 2018
five supplement pills for skin on a table

Olive Oil

Olive oil is not just for cooking. Olive oil has benefits for your skin. Olive oil can be added to your skin care routine.

Ariel MaroonApril 19th 2018
Olive oil being poured into glass bowl with olives around bowl

Caffeine

Caffeine is a great skin care ingredient to help with rejuvenation of the skin. Caffeine masks are used to help repair your skin.

Ariel MaroonApril 19th 2018
Coffee Powder

The Science of Exfoliants: Physical vs Chemic...

Chemical and physical exfoliators both work to get rid of dead skin cells. Learn how these exfoliation methods are different. Which is better for your skin?

Janice LeungApril 12th 2018
Exfoliating body scrub on the arm

The Best Skin Care Practices and Products for...

It is especially important to find the right approach to Rosacea skin care. Learn best cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens for rosacea and avoid triggers.

Alexa HerzigApril 8th 2018
Woman with clear face and in the cold and wearing a thick coat

Turmeric: An Anti-inflammatory Herb

The turmeric herb has many uses; including reducing inflammation in your body and skin, as well as many health benefits, that include glowing skin.

Caitlyn DagenetApril 8th 2018
Yellow turmeric powder spread out

5 Surprising Beauty Remedies with Apple Cider...

Apple cider vinegar benefits include anti-aging, fighting acne, and balancing skin pH. Learn about the uses of apple cider vinegar to add to your beauty remedies it may even be an acne treatment.

Alexis MeyerMarch 24th 2018
bottle of apple cider vinegar for beauty remedies

Is Turmeric Good for My Skin?

Turmeric has many benefits for skin and one is an acne treatment. Turmeric for skin can lead to glowing radiant skin. Turmeric can be used in face masks.

Niel PanchalMarch 9th 2018
Turmeric power in a glass bowl and in a wooden spoon

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel is an ingredient used to soothe the skin. Learn about the science of using aloe vera in skin care products. Add aloe vera to your skin care routine or sun burn. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 28th 2018
Succulent juicy leaves of aloe vera plant

Formaldehyde Releasing Agents

Formaldehyde releasers are commonly used as preservatives in skin care and hair care products. Learn about the uses and safety of formaldehyde releasing agents.

Hannah YanFebruary 26th 2018
Hair products with formaldehyde releasing ingredients in container and hanging towel on hooks

Can Caffeine Improve Your Workout?

Caffeine can give you a jolt of emergy and the boost to go harder in the gym. Can the rush of caffeine improve your workout?

Caitlyn DagenetFebruary 24th 2018
Coffee filtering into bottle next to tin pitcher on table

Hyaluronic Acid Benefits in the Skin

Hyaluronic acid helps to plump the skin and make your skin look youthful naturally. Learn more about how it can be used on the skin to help it remain youthful.

Tara GhalamborFebruary 20th 2018
Woman in cap and white shirt laughing in front of house

The Spicy Satisfaction of Turmeric and Capsai...

Turmeric and peppers have many known benefits for the skin. Learn more about turmeric and pepper's spicy chemical capsaicin and how they help the skin.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
Different colored spices on spoons on a table with chili peppers

Are Baby Skin Products Only For Babies Or Can...

Babies have more sensitive skin and skin care should be different. Learn about gentle cleansers and moisturizers to keep your baby's skin heathy.

Tammy WuFebruary 7th 2018
Close up of parent holding baby's feet

Tea Based Herbs for Asian Skin Care You Don't...

Find the best tea based herbs for Asian skin care. You will not want to miss which herbs can help clear your skin with this Asian skin care.

Tammy WuFebruary 7th 2018
Green tea in two tea cups on the table

Science of Dry Shampoo: The Dirty Details

Dry shampoo ingredients may worsen dry scalp problems. Learn which is the best dry shampoo for sensitive scalp and dandruff. 

Megan O'ConnorFebruary 5th 2018
Woman with her curly brown hair blowing in the wind

Are There Hidden Fragrances in Your “Fragranc...

Fragrance-free products may still expose you to ingredients that irritate sensitive skin. Learn about fragrance allergy and how it can be treated.

Alexa HerzigFebruary 4th 2018
woman holding fragrance free product in jar

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body. Learn about the benefits and side effects of activated charcoal for skin and activated charcoal supplements.

Hannah YanJanuary 30th 2018
Woman with activated charcoal face mask

Ceramides: The Skin's Natural Barrier Protect...

Ceramides are important for a healthy skin barrier. Learn about ceramide skin care products and how ceramides help your skin.

Hannah YanJanuary 9th 2018
Moisturizer and bottle of lotion with ceramides

Plant Exfoliators

Learn how to use natural ingredients to exfoliate your skin. Using a skin exfoliation or face scrub to reveal your clear radiant skin. 

Amy Branum, AHPJanuary 8th 2018
White natural body scrub powder

Witch Hazel: Uses in Eczema

Witch hazel can be used as an astringent to help treat eczema. Learn how natural herb witch hazel can be used for itchy skin, eczema treatment, and eczema relief.

Jason Derico, NDDecember 7th 2017
Witch hazel flowers blooming outdoors that are used for the skin

Collagen Peptide Supplements and Cellulite

Research suggests that collagen intake can improve the appearance of cellulite. Learn how collagen supplements can be used for cellulite reduction.

Ramses DelgadilloDecember 6th 2017
Woman with healthy legs

Formaldehyde: A Safe Preservative?

Is formaldehyde safe for your skin? What precautions should you take when using formaldehyde products. Find how if formaldehyde is safe for you.

Corinne PenrodDecember 5th 2017
yellow bath set of personal care products shampoo conditioner body soap loofah

Herbal Tinctures for Clear Skin

​​Herbal tinctures have been used for centuries for skin health. Build herbs like burdock, yellow root, and red clover into your skin care regimen.

Amy Branum, AHPSeptember 18th 2017
herbs and flowers on wooden table

Herbal Tea for Hydrated Skin Recipe

Herbal tea can keep the skin feeling refreshed. Herbal teas are great to add to your skin care regimen for clear radiant skin. Try this herbal tea recipe for hydrated skin.

Amy Branum, AHPSeptember 15th 2017
Dried herbs and tea leaves potpourri

Green Tea for the Skin

Green tea has many benefits for the skin. Read more to learn about the antioxidant and oil reducing actions of green tea. 

Tammy WuSeptember 8th 2017
Warm green tea being poured into a mug on a table next to lemons, sugar, and a tea bag

What You Need to Know About Probiotics

Probiotics can help your gastrointestinal tract and stomach detox and eliminate waste from your body. Probiotics can also help detox your skin by eliminating bacteria.   

Steven LamSeptember 1st 2017
Raspberries granola and yogurt in a mason jar on a white table with tablecloth

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Gotu Kola

Gotu kola is widely used in Ayurveda and herbal medicine for its skin rejuvenating properties. Gotu kola can help with anti-aging and premature aging.

Jason Derico, NDAugust 29th 2017
Gotu kola plant growing on the ground

Mindful Approach to Ingredient Safety

Cosmetic ingredients may include chemicals that you’s want to avoid. Learn about the effects of harmful ingredients in cosmetics and beauty products.

Wendy Leigh White, ND MSJune 19th 2017
Body cleanser bottles and brushes in cases on a wooden shelf

Benzoyl Peroxide vs Salicylic Acid for Skin C...

Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are common active ingredients in acne treatment. Learn if benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid is best for your skin.

Corinne PenrodJune 11th 2017
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Skin Savvy Botanicals Extracts

Herbs or botanical extract can be used to help many different skin issues. Botanicals can help with skin hydration, wound healing, and sunburns.

Anna PleetMay 23rd 2017
Green plants sprouting in experimental glass flasks

Oats: Skincare's Best Kept Secret

Oats may be your secret to clear radiant skin. Oatmeal skin care like oatmeal masks is a great addition to your skin care routine. Learn the secret of oats.

Anna PleetMay 15th 2017
Happy girl in a field with collared shirt and wavy brown hair

Three Natural Oils Used for Psoriasis That Ne...

Three oils are commonly used for management of psoriasis. Learn the research behind them. These oils include avocado oil, coconut oil, and castor oil for psoriasis

Jason Derico, NDMay 13th 2017
​field-of-yellow-wildflowers-at-sunset

How to Find the Right Moisturizer for Eczema

Finding the right moisturizer for skin with eczema can help prevent breakouts and control skin. Different types of oils, balms, lotions, and dyes help skin.

Vivian Shi, MD May 13th 2017
​young boy child with short black hair wearing a red tank top running laughing playing in the street with bubbles

Nicotinamide for Inflamed Skin

Nicotinamide is used to treat various skin conditions. Learn how your can use nicotinamide in your skin care.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 13th 2017
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What Product Ingredients Should You Avoid in ...

Avoid eczema flare-ups by understanding what skin care products irritate your skin. Preservatives and fragrances are a few ingredients to avoid.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
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Emulsifiers: Good or Bad for the Skin?

Emulsifiers in cosmetic products may have an negative effect on the skin. Learn how these widely used product ingredients made be bad for skin.

Corinne PenrodMarch 15th 2017
Pastel blue and green and white bathroom set on sink countertop

Demystify the Differences Between Antibiotic ...

Topical antibiotics inhibit or destroy the growth of bacteria. So what do ointments do and how are they different?

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 14th 2017
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Natural Remedies for Poison Oak and Poison Iv...

Poison oak and poison ivy rashes can be treated with natural remedies. Poison oak treatments and poison ivy treatment can be natural.

Amy Branum, AHPFebruary 10th 2017
Woman hiking around poison oak and poison ivy

How-To: Choosing High Quality Herbs

When looking for herbs especially for skin care it is important to choose high-quality herbs. Learn where to find high-quality herbs.

Karta Purkh Singh KhalsaJanuary 19th 2017
High quality home-grown herbs

Skingredient: Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl palmitate has been the subject of controversy as it is widely used in sunscreens. The central issue is whether or not retinyl palmitate can accelerate the formation of skin cancers

Dermveda Content TeamJanuary 8th 2017
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Natural Remedy Research: Honey for Wound Care

Honey is a natural remedy for wounds. Wounds can be healed with a honey wound dressing and learn about the research behind honey. 

Ramses DelgadilloJanuary 7th 2017
Jars of honey for wound care

Four Nutraceuticals for the Skin

Nutraceutical supplements can be taken for healthy skin. Learn how nutraceuticals can promote healthy skin.

Anna PleetJanuary 3rd 2017
​Green tea in orange cup and saucer on a table next to a selection box of teas and two green tea packets

What to Look For in an Essential Oils Company

What should you be looking for in an essential oils company? Essential oils can be used carefully on the skin and face, so you want to sure they are of good quality.

Amy Branum, AHPDecember 14th 2016
Essential oils

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha lipoic acid is used in many anti-aging creams. Learn about the skin care benefits of a alpha lipoic acid cream.

Raja Sivamani, MD MS APDecember 9th 2016
Woman with no wrinkles with daughter

Skip the Creams! Moisturize with Pure Oils In...

What is in your moisturizer? Pure oils may be the new moisturizer for glowing skin. Oils for skin care are a great moisturizer.

Amy Branum, AHPDecember 7th 2016
Woman with healthy, glowing skin from facial oil

Natural Remedy Research: Herbal Treatments fo...

Eczema treatmens can be herbal and natural remedies. Eczema treatments tend to be hard on the skin, learn about these herbal remedies for eczema treatment.

Ramses DelgadilloNovember 29th 2016
Natural herbal remedies for treating eczema

3 Nutrients for a Skindulgent Thanksgiving

Beta-carotene, Melatonin, and Vitamin E are three ingredients that will help your skin at Thanksgiving dinner.

Raja Sivamani, MD MS APNovember 22nd 2016
Thanksgiving dinner with skin-healthy dishes

Is It As “Natural” As You Think?

Natural, all natural, 100% natural ingredients all have different meanings. Understanding the difference can help you pick the best skin care products for your skin.

Dermveda Content TeamNovember 7th 2016
Wild lavender purple flowers in a field​

Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfa...

Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate are not the same thing. There names are similair and they both are irritants to both the skin and eyes.

Corinne PenrodOctober 11th 2016
Man with brunette hair with shampoo in hair and massaged by woman

The Safety of Petrolatum

Is petrolatum or petroleum jelly safe for skin? Petrolatum has many like a moisturizer for dry skin and a protectant in wounds. Learn the safety of petrolatum.

Corinne PenrodAugust 14th 2016
White petrolatum on a glass plate on a blue background

What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?

Non-comedogenic ingredients are commonly listed on sunscreens, moisturizers, face washes, and makeups. Are “oil-free” and “non-irritating" products effective? 

Corinne PenrodAugust 14th 2016
​Skin cream in white jar

Hygiene and Essential Oils as Natural Bug Rep...

Using a natural bug repellent can be safer for skin and eliminate harsh chemicals. Natural insect repellents may include essential oils.

Brendan CourneeneJuly 15th 2016
Mosquito resting on a reflective table

Botanical Solutions for Dry Skin

Natural moisturizers can be a solution to avoiding synthetically-derived products. Look for these plant-based ingredients in natural skin moisturizers.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 13th 2016
Jojoba nuts scattered around jojoba oil

Probiotics: A Bacterial Balancing Act for Ski...

Probiotics can be used for acne. Learn how harmful bacteria can be fought with probiotics for the skin care.

Erika StalderJuly 13th 2016
Schematic of bacteria as purple rods on black background

The Importance of Oils for Our Skin

Facial oils can be good for your skin. Learn how different facial oils can improve skin and treat dry skin.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 9th 2016
Oils being massaged onto the back as it pours out of wooden bowl

Olive Oil and Sunflower Oil for Dry Skin

Olive oil and sunflower oil can be great for dry skin. Learn how these natural oils can moisturizer dry skin without added chemicals. Olive oil can benefit skin. 

Ramses DelgadilloJuly 5th 2016
Olive, olive oil, and sunflower oil

Essential Oils for Acne

Essential oils can be used as an acne treatment. Here are some anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial essential oils that can be used as an acne treatment.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 5th 2016
Multiple herbal oils arranged in glass containers with wooden corks