Latest Ingredient Science 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

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

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

Everything You Need to Know About Gold Face M...

Gold face masks can be used for rejuvenating facials. Learn about the benefits of gold leaf face masks in 24k skin care.

Tara GhalamborSeptember 27th 2018
 gold foil face mask

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

What's the Deal with Charcoal Toothpaste?

Charcoal toothpaste can improve your smile. Your teeth can become whiter by using charcoal toothpaste. Learn the benefits of charcoal toothpaste.

Ariel MaroonJuly 20th 2018
Charcoal powder in the hand

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

What Is Caffeinated Sunscreen?

What is caffeinated sunscreen and why do I need it? Caffeinated sunscreen may be the newest product to add to your skin care routine.

Caitlyn DagenetJuly 1st 2018
Brunette putting sunscreen on her shoulder on beach with straw hat

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
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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

Rubber Face Masks – the New Secret to Good Sk...

Rubber skin care masks for your face may become part of your new skin care routine, helping to clear up skin conditions.

Tammy WuApril 28th 2018
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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

What Does It Mean to Buy Non-GMO Skin Care Pr...

What are non-GMO skin care products? How are they different from organic products? Here's what you need to know about non-GMO cosmetic and beauty products.

Janice LeungApril 18th 2018
Non GMO skin care oils with mint plants growing near oil

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

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

Natural Ingredients That Act as Lip Plumpers

​​Natural lip plumpers are an inexpensive and noninvasive way to get fuller lips. Learn about the different options for natural lip enhancement.

Tara GhalamborMarch 5th 2018
woman applying lip plumper

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

Gold Nanoparticles for Acne Treatment

Gold nanoparticles may be the newest acne treatment for your skin. This acne treatment may be a little boujee. 

Alexis MeyerFebruary 24th 2018
Gold makeup on the face with golden iris

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

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

What's in Your Cosmetics?

It's important to know which cosmetic ingredients to use and avoid. Learn about the healthy alternatives to harmful cosmetic ingredients.

Corinna WoodcockJuly 28th 2017
Sparkling brown makeup powder with brush and powder spilled on table

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
​Petite woman with red hair loosely tied in a bun wearing a black tank top looking to her left

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
beautiful young woman with long wavy brown hair wearing a white shirt and jeans shopping for perfect beauty product in story

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

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
Young woman at beach with red bikini top jean shorts and white hat

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

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​

​Why Skin Products Need Better Side Effect Re...

Side effect labels may be putting consumers at risk. Protect yourself by learning why beauty and skin care products need better side effect reporting.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APOctober 21st 2016
Braided hair of blonde woman

The Science of Spray Tans

UV light damage can result in skin cancer and premature aging. Learn how spray tans can eliminate the damage of UV light.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDOctober 12th 2016
Tan lines on the chest of a woman

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

Should I Exfoliate To Help Acne?

When exfoliation is done carefully, this can help to reduce how often pores become clogged and reduce the number of comedones that form that can cause acne.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 22nd 2016
Acne lesions on the cheek and nose

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