The Dose

Skincare research, recos,

and facts. Apply liberally.

Skincare Active Ingredients + Self-Activated Face Products

Are you ready to face the facts? In a study that we conducted with a 3rd party lab on the top 25 products in clinical skincare, active ingredients degraded by 40% on average within 8 weeks. This me...

Skincare Product Expiration 101 - Understanding the Shelf Life of Your Favorite Skincare Products

If you're a skincare hoarder, you'll be disappointed to find out that you might need to toss some of those half-used serums and creams. Why? Because once you open up a product, the clock starts tic...

Pure Vitamin C for Skin: The Complete Guide

Vitamin C is, without a doubt, the It skincare ingredient, one of the best-known actives, hailed as the holy grail solution to most common skin concerns. Let aside it works for all skin types, but ...

What Do Antioxidants Do? Antioxidants in Skincare 101

more about this powerful ingredient and how to integrate antioxidants into your beauty routine.

Benefits of Green Tea for Skin: Green Tea in Skincare

Green tea is packed with benefits — all science-backed — making it a mainstay in most regimens as it provides something for nearly everyone. Green tea made its way from the K-beauty wave to skincar...

Retinol vs. Retinoids - What is the Difference

For strengthening skin and erasing sun spots, retinol is the gold-standard ingredient—an "oldie but a goodie" category of skincare heroes. You've likely heard of (and used!) retinol, but have you e...

How To Use Retinol Properly and Unlock Its Maximum Benefits

We created a guide on how to use retinol serum so that you can relish in its benefits without the irritation that often comes with it.

Squalane for Skin: The Complete Guide

A serious multitasker, squalane goes above and beyond the moisturizing call of duty, providing a multitude of benefits for your skin. This so-called beauty elixir is both protective and corrective ...

4 Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Skin

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is, without a doubt, the juiciest ingredient that gets parched skin back to plump and hydrated, a hero for all skin types. Naturally found in the skin, as the main component th...