The Dose

Skincare research, recos,

and facts. Apply liberally.

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...

A Lesson on Labels

Applying the fine print before the product. Our quick guide to decoding skincare labels, understanding ingredient order, and getting symbolic.  THE FIRST 6 Your skincare ingredients are...

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...

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...

Our Founder's Story: Uncovering the Truth Serum

It all started with my eyes closed. Literally. I was lying down, chatting with my esthetician while she prepared my treatment — an exfoliating enzyme mask that would purge dirt, decongest my skin, ...

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...