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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Why Do Some Adults Experience Acne?

Dr Lynn Sydor is a board-certified dermatologist with over 30 years of experience and is part of the Dermatica team. Dr Sydor has taken some time to share her expertise on adult acne! It’s a common misconception that acne can

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My Skin Journey: Lyndsey

Welcome to our first-ever Dermatica Skin Journey, where we speak to members of the community about their experience with our personalised custom formulas! This week, we’re chatting to Lyndsey, a 32 year old Yorkshire-based skincare fan, who is currently on

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How to Keep Your Skin Barrier Healthy

“Your skin is amazing.” Words we all want to hear, right? The truth is, whether you’re experiencing a bit of dryness or a full-blown acne flare up, your skin is still amazing. The largest organ in the human body, it’s

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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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Skin Colour and Skincare

Dermatological advice for people with Black skin by Dr. Mary Sommerlad Does skin colour affect the way we treat it? We asked consultant dermatologist Dr Mary Sommerlad to shed light on the specific skincare concerns faced by black people. All

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