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Skin School: Which Cleanser Is Best For You? - AN Skin & Beauty

Skin School: Which Cleanser Is Best For You?

September 13, 2023

We carry 3 cleansers that are great for a variety of concerns and skin types. So let’s break each cleanser down and determine which one is best for you and your needs! DAILY ESSENTIAL CLEANSER →  THE TOP SELLER The Daily Essential Cleanser is our top selling product, and for good reason. It not only deeply cleanses the skin, but it also hydrates and contains anti-aging properties. Oily, combination, and normal skin types can tolerate this formulation, and this cleanser can be used twice daily. The reason we don’t recommend it for dry or sensitive skin - or skin that...

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Skin School: Acne and Exfoliation - AN Skin & Beauty

Skin School: Acne and Exfoliation

September 11, 2023

My top suggestion for acne are my AN Exfoliating Pads. These pads are incredible for breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, mask acne, congestion, and oil! They gently exfoliate the skin to remove dirt and debris from deep down in the pores, which can help alleviate and heal acne faster.  So what does "exfoliation" have to do with acne? And what is found in these pads that help acne so much? Well, let's start with exfoliation and what that even means! In simple terms, exfoliation means the removal of dead skin cells. An exfoliant, such as an Exfoliating pad, reduces the amount of...

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Skin School: Tyrosinase and Pigment - AN Skin & Beauty

Skin School: Tyrosinase and Pigment

August 28, 2023

Having pigment issues? Let’s take a step back and learn about the function of Tyrosinase - the internal process that influences hyperpigmentation. Importantly, we’re also looking at how we can attempt to stop this process (or at least slow it down) in the hope of increased skin clarity. Bear with us as it’ll be a little science-heavy, but this is necessary to understanding WHY this is important for people who suffer with pigment issues. WHAT IS TYROSINASE? Tyrosinase is an enzyme found in our melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanin. However, before there is melanin, Tyrosinase has to...

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Skin School: Medical Grade Vs. Over-The-Counter Skincare - AN Skin & Beauty

Skin School: Medical Grade Vs. Over-The-Counter Skincare

August 21, 2023

 Yes, sis. Medical grade skincare costs more. But remember: you pay for what you get! Let's talk about the difference between medical grade (or pharmaceutical grade) and over-the-counter (or OTC) skincare so you understand what I mean. OVER THE COUNTER SKINCARE  OTC skincare products do not have oversight by the FDA, which means that thorough product and ingredient testing is NOT required. Over-the-counter drugstore products do not have to be tested, often contain many filler ingredients to keep costs low, consist of lower strengths/percentages of active ingredients, and are formulated for the general population so that everyone (no matter what...

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Skin School: The Magic of Vitamin C - AN Skin & Beauty

Skin School: The Magic of Vitamin C

August 14, 2023

When it comes to your skin health and obtaining the absolute best results, very few compounds can do it better than Vitamin C. Made of a unique molecular structure, antioxidants like Vitamin C play a key role in the health of our skin cells and even our immune system. When applying this vitamin topically, in the form of a serum, it can provide potent benefits that increase the health and appearance of the skin.  Vitamin C is one of the most studied ingredients in skincare, and it is a staple in the skincare world for good reason. What does Vitamin...

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