Author Archives: Thea Christie

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What is Glycolic Acid? The Secret To Glowing Skin

Many of our beauty editors swear by glycolic acid (GA) for exfoliating and illuminating our dry skin. This star ingredient is known to be one of the safest and most effective alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) for exfoliating away dead skin cells.  It’s even used in peels for treating acne and pigmentation, sometimes even in microdermabrasion. […]

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How to Repair Your Skin’s Acid Mantle for Healthier Skin

“I’m worried about trying new skincare products. My skin is so sensitive, it can’t tolerate anything right now!” “I don’t understand why my skin always feels tight after washing!” When we’re not gentle with our skin’s acid mantle (skin barrier), we weaken it, potentially leaving skin sensitive, dry, red, flaky and prone to infection. We […]

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10 Ways You Can Increase Collagen for Skin to Fight Wrinkles

As your beauty obsessed editors, finding ways on how to increase collagen is a much-determined pursuit of ours. Why? Well, collagen loss with aging is no joke. In fact, we lose collagen every year starting at the age of 20, which in turn creates deep wrinkles, fine lines, hair loss and even, brittle fingernails — […]

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Research Shows Using Collagen for Hair Growth and Loss Could Work, But Should You Try It?

What makes your hair strong and your skin elastic? Collagen for hair growth and skin is touted as the latest solution. Everyone is chatting about it as the fountain of youth — names like Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian are putting it in their coffee and releasing a line of collagen products. And it’s all […]

Glycolic Acid Peel Guide

Glycolic Acid Peels – Everything You Need to Know

As we age our skin renews at increasingly slower rates, bringing on the signs of aging, from wrinkles to sagging skin. But there is a way to expedite the skin renewal process or a way to ‘life hack’ it, if you will – and it’s by exfoliating with a glycolic acid peel. Alpha Hydroxy Acid […]