Latest Skingredients 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

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

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

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola can improve wound healing and help with anti-aging. Asiaticoside, a component extracted from Gotu Kola, promotes skin repairing mechanisms

Hannah YanAugust 25th 2018
Field of green gotu kola plant

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

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
pale skin asian woman with blue shirt looking at water on a boat

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
house plant in water on a wooden desk

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
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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

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

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

Does Rose Hip Oil Work for Dry Skin?

Rose hip oil can be used on your hair, skin, and to help dry skin. Lean how you can add rosehip oil to your skin care routine.

Tammy WuFebruary 11th 2018
 Red rose hip berry fruits for dry skin growing on a tree branch

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

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

Topical Retinoid Medications: Tretinoin, Adap...

The most commonly used prescription-based topical retinoids are tretinoin, adapalene, and tazarotene, but there are others that are used less often including alitretinoin.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APFebruary 1st 2017
​Black woman with short hair wearing a black shirt and large hoop earrings standing in the street looking to the left

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