The Dose

Skincare research, recos,

and facts. Apply liberally.

Adding Vitamin C and Retinol into Your Daily Skincare Routine

The most popular actives in the skincare world, vitamin C and retinol, deserve a place in pretty much every skincare routine. Fine lines and wrinkles, discolorations, dehydration, and clogged pores...

Ultimate Guide to Layering: When to Apply Vitamin C, Retinol & More

In skincare, the more you know, the more you realize you don't know. You've gathered all your essentials, the retinol to correct aging signs, vitamin C to stay protected against free radicals, the ...

Skin Care for Pores: Large Pores, Clogged Pores + More

Although pores have a crucial role in releasing sebum and moisturizing skin, they become a concern when dilated. Large pores are by no means a skin condition but rather an aesthetic issue most peop...

How to Choose a Retinol Cream or Serum

Skincare enthusiasts and beauty insiders have long been reaping the benefits of retinol, whether for uneven tone, wrinkles, or acne. No matter how far our fondness for retinol goes, however, this p...

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.

4 Benefits of Retinol for Skin

Retinol, the vitamin A derivative that encourages cell turnover for a brand new skin, is literally everywhere. Toners, serums, moisturizers, masks, you name it, retinol is popping up in seemingly a...

Retinol for Skin: The Complete Guide

Ahh, retinol, the anti-aging powerhouse revered and recommended by skin experts everywhere. With years of research to back up its fame, retinol is a gold-standard ingredient, offering skin-renewing...

The Legit List: 12 Skincare Ingredients That Won’t Quit

When it comes to skincare, we’re inundated with “the next best thing.” One day it’s a rare nut oil from the rainforest, the next it’s an ectodermal peptide from a lab. While these discoveries blast...