For such a popular skin care ingredient, there’s a lot going on with HA, so beware of love at first use! There are more layers to using HA than the simple equation, Dry Skin + Hyaluronic Acid = Hydrated Skin. In some conditions, the intended results can actually backfire. Think the opposite of clear, dewy, plump skin. So how do you use HA properly?
First - Debunking Common Myths about HA
Hyaluronic Acid is not actually an acid, like glycolic or salicylic acid that exfoliates the skin. HA is a complex sugar, known as a polysaccharide, that occurs naturally in the body providing hydration for our joints, hair, eyes and especially the skin.
We invite you to join us on our new skin care journey with TerraCycle.
We love when customers share how Timeless has made a difference in their lives, and we hope to make a difference when it comes to future generations too!
This August we are proud to launch a national recycling program of our Timeless plastic packaging through our partnership with TerraCycle.
Peptides are another beauty buzzword, so what’s all the hype about? For those of us wary of cosmetic procedures or just not willing (or able!) to spend that kind of money on our skin, it appears that peptides have a lot to offer when it comes to that coveted trifecta – lifting, firming and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C and Matrixyl (peptides) are part of the dream team of those tried and true skincare ingredients that also include Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, and AHA/BHAs.
Together, Peptides and Vitamin C can work as a great partnership, bringing different strengths to the relationship while also overlapping forces in other areas, such as collagen production. They both work to counteract the visible signs of aging, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. But this is where the similarities end.
Serums have become every skincare enthusiast’s best friend, and a kind of secret weapon for getting clear, glowing, plump skin, no matter what skin type you have. Serums are made up of high concentrations of active ingredients, with smaller molecular structures so they can penetrate deep into the skin. They often target specific skin concerns, such as wrinkles, blemishes, dull skin, or loss of firmness, to name a few!
What is Maskne?
This type of acne is actually what dermatologists call acne mechanica, typically seen in athletes resulting from the heat, friction and pressure from wearing helmets or straps. That same irritation can happen from wearing a mask over long periods of time.
Mom always said to take your vitamins, and it turns out one of the best vitamins, not just for your overall health but specifically for stress, energy levels, and calm, clear skin is Vitamin B5!
There are actually 8 types of Vitamin B, all of which are water soluble and help convert the food you eat into energy.
There are so many fun pairings in life, a chilled glass of crisp rosé with a fresh green salad, high waisted jeans with a colorful midriff top, a smoky eye with a neutral lip. But when it comes to skincare, the risk of layering or pairing the wrong ingredients together can leave lasting, skin-deep effects. Breakouts, rashes, redness and excessive peeling and flaking are just some of the pitfalls of bad pairings!