The Dose

Skincare research, recos,

and facts. Apply liberally.

Your Exponent System Questions, Answered

For so long, activated-in-the-moment skincare was a practice strictly reserved for estheticians as a way to fuel clients’ skin with the most potent ingredients possible. Now that we’ve brought this...

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 for Sensitive Skin: Treatments & Routines

One of the most common misconceptions in skincare is that sensitive skin is a type of skin. Contrary to popular belief, sensitive skin is a term describing a complexion that irritates easily, and a...

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...

Face Serum Explained: How It Works + Why It's So Effective

Face serums are the most rewarding step in your beauty routine, the reason most skin experts refer to them as "medicine" for the complexion. Since serums can penetrate the skin very well and are in...

Healthy Skin Diet: How Your Diet Affects Your Skin

Does what you eat affect your skin? We're so glad you asked. The body is a system, and everything is connected, meaning that what you eat influences how your skin looks and behaves. If you've spent...

Tips for Transitioning Your Skin Care from Summer to Winter

'Tis the season your skincare routine needs an overhaul to help fight the telltale signs of a cold-weather complexion. Due to the plummeting temperatures and low humidity levels, skin's hydration d...

Aftercare for MediSpa Procedures: Microneedling, Dermaplaning + Peels

When it comes to dramatic results, going under the skin has its benefits and many in-office procedures have become commonplace. Microneedling, dermaplaning, and chemical peels are the most sought-a...

PM Skincare Routine: Products, Layering + Tips

There is a truth to the saying "beauty sleep." When we Zzz, the body shifts into repair mode which enhances the skin's regeneration process. While skin is busy defending itself against external dam...