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...

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...

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 ...

Step-by-Step: How To Use Vitamin C Serum

We need to talk about how to use vitamin C serum. As vitamin C has gained so much popularity in the skincare world, it has become crucial to understand how to best reap the endless benefits of this...

The Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the subject of a lot of beauty buzz, and it stays high on everyone's wish list for ingredients known to deliver a little bit of everything. Not only is it among the most powerful antio...

Your Guide to Vitamin C Derivatives

Vitamin C is touted as the panacea for virtually every skin concern — uneven tone, rough texture, fine lines, blemishes, scars, dullness — you name it. It’s the golden child of skincare. Like all g...

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.

Top 4 Vitamin C Products

Meet the A-Team. Our favorite Vitamin C products at percentages that perform. But, consider yourself warned: once you open these front-runners, be aware that the Vitamin C and other active ingredi...

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...