The Dose

Skincare research, recos,

and facts. Apply liberally.

How to Layer Your Skincare Products

The moisturize-and-go routine we once knew is long gone. Who can stick to that when we've got endless types of products, each with its essential role? While that's a good thing, it gets tricky if y...

Sustainability in Skincare

Sustainability is a way of living, of loving the environment and caring for future generations. With almost 7.9 billion units of plastic created by beauty and personal products in the U.S. alone in...

Humectants, Emollients, and Occlusives Explained

We believe you shouldn’t need a PhD in Chemistry to understand what’s in your moisturizer. But you might need a guide (at least we did). Introducing the science behind moisturizers and the three di...

How Humectants Keep Your Skin Moisturized

To start, let's bust a moisturizer myth — the main role of a moisturizer is not adding moisture to the skin, but trapping it. A good moisturizer contains humectants and emollients that lock water i...

Skin Discoloration Causes & Treatments

The goal? Even, infallible skin. The reality? Dark patches all over your face from those many hours tanning with no SPF, or when you couldn’t stop picking at your pimples (welcome to the club), or ...

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 ...

How to Treat & Prevent Oily Skin

A shiny face, makeup that doesn't stay put, blackheads and pimples — this is what happens when oily skin is not addressed the right way. While sebum is the skin's natural moisturizing factor, it be...

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...

6 Resveratrol Benefits for Skin

What ingredients you use in your skincare routine depends on your skin type and goals. But everyone needs antioxidants. They are the way to stay defended against free radical damage caused by sun e...