Oil cleansing is not a new trend in skin care, but it has been receiving more press lately. While many people in their 30s and 40s were raised on oil-free skin care, the truth about oil and its benefits on skin started gaining popularity in the aughts, and it has only gotten more common as the years wear on. The reason? It works! Nourishing, oily … Continue reading The Method and Magic of Oil Cleansing
Hyaluronic acid is a staple in many skin care formulations, but have you ever looked into why it’s such a popular skin care ingredient? The answer is all at once amazing and completely obvious! Hyaluronic acid is your skin’s natural hydrator. In that way, it’s obvious why people would put it into skin care. It’s what your skin knows, which means your skin will absorb … Continue reading What is Hyaluronic Acid, and Why You Want It
Multi-lamellar emulsion, aka MLE, is what built the ATOPALM brand. If you’ve been an ATOPALM user for a while, you are deeply familiar with this revolutionary ingredient, but if you’re new to ATOPALM, it requires a little explanation. Multi-Lamellar Emulsion (MLE) is a scientifically advanced recreation of your skin’s natural Maltese Cross molecule structure. Under a microscope, the natural skin barrier and MLE are identical … Continue reading New Product Feature: MLE Cream and MLE Lotion
It’s not surprising to see dry skin in winter, especially on the hands. Between indoor heating, harsh weather, and hand washing (so.much.hand washing), the hands are usually the first area to show excessively dry skin. But what is “normal dry” and how does it differ from dry skin that should be addressed by a dermatologist? The skin becomes dry when the epidermis (the skin’s top … Continue reading Dry Hand Problems: When to See a Dermatologist
Our feet take a lot of daily damage, and it often shows. Feet easily become rough, flaky, calloused, and dry-feeling. If you have a condition which worsens dry skin, like diabetes or eczema, the condition can be even worse. Thankfully, since dry skin of the feet is such a common problem, there’s a slew of foot care products out there designed to help soften and … Continue reading Urea Skin Care for Dry Feet
The short answer is yes. While wearing your COVID-19 face mask is a necessary social norm, many people are experiencing undesired skin changes as a result of wearing their masks. Some acne-prone people are experiencing more regular breakouts, while others who don’t usually see breakouts in their skin are reporting small blemishes that are more akin to rosacea than anything else. These breakouts aren’t happening … Continue reading Are COVID Masks Making You Break Out?
ATOPALM and its sister brands are all formulated with a foundational ingredient: Multi-Lamellar Emulsion, or MLE for short. MLE is an ingredient we mention a lot, so it’s helpful to know why we’re so excited about this ingredient, and why we believe that everyone—no matter their age or skin type—will benefit from using MLE-formulated Korean skin care products. MLE is proprietary Our founder, Dr. Park, … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Multi-Lamellar Emulsion
Did you grow up using oil-free skin care? Are you still afraid that oil-based skin care will break you out? Do you feel like skin care oils will feel heavy or greasy? There’s no need to worry! The understanding of how oils help your skin has come a very long way from when we believed that oils would cause greasiness, breakouts, and more. There are … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Use Skin Care Oils
Step #1 in every skin care regimen is cleansing. Removing excess oils, dirt, debris, and makeup is essential to skin health, as well as the efficacy of your other skin care products! But with so many cleansers to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? If you’re wondering which face cleanser texture will suit your skin best, here’s a spoiler: … Continue reading Which Type of Face Wash Should I Use?
As summer gets into full swing, so does sun-related skin damage. Sunburn is the most common visible sign of sun damage, but did you know that by the time your skin is pink and painful (or tan!) that far more damage has already been done? Most visible signs of skin aging are caused by sun damage, along with hyperpigmentation, hypersensitivity, and the big one—skin cancer. … Continue reading Can I Undo Sun Damage?