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Acid Mantle

June 19, 2017

Acidic film on the skin that determines the skin’s pH of 4.5-5.5, as well as protects the stratum corneum from damaging environmental factors and harmful bacteria. Made of oils, fatty acids, lactic acid, amino acids,¬†and water. When stripped, skin feels tight and dry and …

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Actives

June 23, 2017

Ingredients that are skin lighteners, sunscreens, anti-aging, or anti-acne FDA regulated because of their potential to irritate the skin Usually in low percentages to prevent irritation AHAs, BHAs, retinol, sulfur, hydroquinone, oxibenzone, vitamin C, and kojic acid are a few examples

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