The Dose

Skincare research, recos,

and facts. Apply liberally.

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...

Skincare Ingredient Spotlight: CoQ10

Whenever you hear potent antioxidants, most likely, you think of vitamin C or E. While that's true, another ingredient takes the spotlight in skincare as a powerful antioxidant: ubiquinone, also kn...

Salicylic Acid for Skin: The Complete Guide

While skincare is a second language for some, others get intimidated, especially by the "acids" word. When, in reality, salicylic acid is a friendly ingredient as long as it's used to address the r...

Hyaluronic Acid for Skin: The Complete Guide

Chances are you're familiar with hyaluronic acid (HA), whether you fancy a 7-step skincare routine or you're a moisturizer-and-go type. This gooey substance is a powerhouse anti-aging ingredient in...

Giving Tuesday: Brands Giving Back

A look at brands making #GivingTuesday count. Learn how to support their efforts, which products are paying it forward, and how to enter giveaways that give.  BIOSSANCE 100% of proceeds from t...

Black Friday Skincare Deals From Clinically Proven Brands

We're all for clinical skincare and, like a good shopper, love a major sale. Check out some of our favorite brands (most are 30% off!) and their Black Friday deals. Terms & conditions apply. ...

How to Recycle Your Beauty Products

This past year I ordered a popular face oil and waited in anticipation for the omega-rich holy grail to arrive. When it did, it arrived in an 8x8 box filled with bright wrapping paper and whimsical...

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...

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 ...