Ingredient Spotlight: Glycerin

One of the most common skin care ingredients today is glycerin. Sometimes listed as glycerol, glycerin is a simple sugar alcohol compound that’s used both for cosmetic purposes and to treat a range of skin care conditions. Glycerin is a humectant. This means it attracts water, which makes it a great ingredient for use in dry skin care products. When a skin care formula containing glycerin is applied, it actually draws moisture … Continue reading Ingredient Spotlight: Glycerin

Skin Care Application: Too Much of a Good Thing

Last week on the Atopalm blog, we talked about how to properly apply and layer skin care products. (If you missed it, check out the Applying and Layering Skin Care Products post!) As sort of an add-on, I decided to also go over why it’s so important to follow beauty product application directions. Many people think that skin care product application directions are superfluous. While it’s true that some … Continue reading Skin Care Application: Too Much of a Good Thing

Skin Care Ingredient Spotlight: Harsh Ingredients

Does your sensitive skin react to common skin care ingredients? You may have always assumed that the issue was your skin itself, but the truth is that you could actually be using harsh ingredients that would cause most skin to react! You see, the unfortunate fact is that many skin care brands utilize ingredients that are “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS, even though they might cause a reaction in most skin … Continue reading Skin Care Ingredient Spotlight: Harsh Ingredients

Skin Care Ingredients: Natural Oils

Have you ever said no to a new skin care product simply because it contained oils? Many people are nervous about using oils on their skin because they believe that the oils will make them break out with blackheads and acne blemishes, or will make their oily skin even oilier! The truth is, many skin care oils are nothing but good for your skin! Of … Continue reading Skin Care Ingredients: Natural Oils