The Dose

Skincare research, recos,

and facts. Apply liberally.

Decoding Skincare Clinical Testing Claims: Balancing Clinical Precision vs Consumer Experience

Navigating the vast realm of skincare products can be daunting, with promises of transformative results at every turn. “Getting straight answers about anti-aging and beauty products is nearly i...

Exponent Beauty Vitamin C Serum Before and After Images

At Exponent, we value facts and clinical results. This is why we created the first-of-its-kind anti-degradation system that keeps actives in and the elements out to provide peak potency benefits un...

Active Ingredients: Concentration Matters

Do you know how much active ingredient is in your skin care products? Exponent Beauty tests many of the industry's most popular products to educate women about ingredient efficacy.

Exponent Beauty Retinol Serum Before and After Images

We all expect a lot from our retinol products — they have to renew the skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dark spots, minimize breakouts, and do all of this without irritating the skin....

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...

Raising The Standard in Skin Care

When it comes to effective skincare, even the top-performing products are bound to go awry. Don’t worry though: we've decided to raise the standard. It all started for our founder after she uncover...

In Full View: Liz Whitman

Q&A HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE EXPONENT STANDARD?Over the course of my research and development of Exponent’s skincare line, I’d tell friends what I was up to and watch as they got more and ...

Top 10 Fall Skincare Products

As the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. Check out our list of 10 expert-recommended products, hydrating essentials chock full of ceramides, peptides, squalane, and hyaluronic acid t...

Clinical Testing: Is Your Skincare Proven or Playing?

Pseudo-science (noun)A claim presented as scientific, but which does not adhere to the scientific method.  AKA a load of bs. Is your skincare full of it?    CLINICAL RESULTS IN SKINCARE You woul...