How To Beat Holiday Skin Challenges

Going on holiday can be the highlight of the summer, but long journeys to different climates aren’t easy on your skin. It’s important to stick to your routine, even when you’re travelling, to achieve your skin goals. That’s why we’ve

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Anti-Ageing Skin Journey: Carole, 63, Glasgow

Welcome to another Dermatica Skin Journey, where we ask real people about their skin concerns, goals, routine —  and how they really got on with our personalised custom formulas! This UV Safety Awareness Month, we’re speaking to Carole, a 63-year-old

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UVA and UVB — What’s The Difference?

You’re probably heard about the importance of protecting your skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. But what’s the difference between them, and why exactly does it matter? Let’s break it down and decode the differences between the two,

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How To Get The Most From Your SPF

Ask any of our dermatology experts and they’ll tell you the same thing — that sunscreen is the most important step in any morning skincare routine. It’s the first line of defence against the damaging effects of sunlight, helping to

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Ask a Derm: Can I Use My Dermatica Formula on Holiday?

I’ve been using my Dermatica routine for a while now and it’s going well but I am going on a sunny holiday in a few weeks and I’ve read various things that say the sun can interact with your skincare

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Ask a Derm: Can I Use Botox® Alongside Tretinoin?

Thinking about trying an advanced anti-ageing treatment? When it’s time to move on from store-bought solutions, many people find prescription retinoids (tretinoin) and anti-wrinkle injections like Botox are highly effective.  But, the question is, do you have to choose one

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Where to Apply Tretinoin

Introduction You’ve probably heard of tretinoin, the most powerful of all the retinoids. It’s so potent that it’s only available on prescription, and it’s used to treat a variety of skin concerns, from acne and melasma to fine lines and

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How to Manage Skin Irritation

It’s no secret that vitamin A derivatives — also known as retinoids — are the gold-standard of anti-ageing hero ingredients. Prescription-strength retinoid tretinoin isn’t just effective at banishing fine lines and wrinkles, but acne, blackheads and hyperpigmentation, too. However, when

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A Beginner’s Guide To Retinal

Vitamin A is widely hailed as the anti-ageing hero ingredient. Its derivatives — retinoids — are some of the most talked-about actives in the skincare sphere. You’ve almost certainly heard of retinol, but retinal (or retinaldehyde) is its more potent,

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How to Start a Retinoid

When it comes to skincare buzzwords, ‘retinoid’ is a regular contender for one of the most popular treatments on everyone’s lips. A powerful group of compounds derived from Vitamin A, retinoids are used to treat acne, prevent ageing, and even

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