Science
Real science and expert advice straight from our lab ✔️
What's The Difference Between SPF 30 and 50?
Dr. Elaine Kung, dermatologist and founder of Future Bright Dermatology, explains: "SPF 30 sunscreen only allows 1/30 of the sun's UVB rays to penetrate your skin. That means it blocks about 96.7% of those harmful UVB rays. SPF 50 sunscreen only allows 1/50 of the sun's UVB rays, blocking 98% of them. So, SPF 50 is more protective than SPF 30, but only by about 1%."
Deep Pore Facial 101
The goal of a deep pore facial is to unclog and open up congested pores. Dermatologist Dr. Enrizza Factor explains, "It is a procedure that helps to penetrate your skin deeply to remove the dirt that accumulates in your pores. From steaming to extraction, the entire experience is designed to release your pores."
pH Bonders: What Do They Do, And Why Are They Important?
Would you benefit from a pH bonder?
The Medical Facial: What Is It, and Do You Need One?
A medical facial is a type of facial that is administered by a licensed medical professional, such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Medical facials are generally more aggressive and have more potent ingredients than traditional over-the-counter facial products.
What Are The Benefits of Moisturizing?
Not only does moisturized skin look healthier, it actually is healthier - there's no itchiness or irritation - and it can do its job of protecting your insides from outside hazards since it's able to flex rather than crack.
What does "Dermatologist Tested" Even Mean?
Is dermatologist tested actually a term you should take seriously?
Can You Tan On A Cloudy Day?
And how bad is tanning for your skin?
How Long Does Black Hair Dye Last?
And which type of dye is right for you?
Acne on Shoulders: Shoulder Acne Causes and Interventions
How to prevent shoulder acne
Beard Acne: Does Facial Hair Cause Acne?
..And how do you best manage beard acne?
Clogged Pores On Breasts: Causes and Care
How to care for clogged pores on your breasts
Is mineral oil bad for hair?
Mineral oil: you've got questions, and we've got answers 👍
How To Grow High Porosity Hair
Buh-bye, breakage
Does Vaping Cause Acne? + Other Vaping + Skin Concerns
And does vaping cause wrinkles?
Does Botox Hurt? +Other Botox Questions, Answered
We spoke with experts to answer YOUR questions about Botox
"What's the difference between a hair mask and a conditioner?" + Other hair mask questions, answered.
What even is a hair mask? Can you just use your conditioner as one?
Smelly Scalp: Why Does It Happen, and How Can You Fix It?
Guys. We really need to talk about smelly scalps.
What does purple shampoo do? Your biggest questions, answered.
Learn the insider secrets of purple shampoo 😉
How Long Does Permanent Hair Dye Last?
Plus the answers to a bunch of other hair dye questions
"How soon can I dye my hair again to fix it?" + Other hair dye questions, answered
Find out how long you need to wait before fixing a bad dye job
Shiny forehead no more: shiny skin care 101
Everything you need to know about taming that shiny forehead
Types of Moisturizers: Making Sense of Moisturizing Ingredients
Learn about all the different ways that moisturizing ingredients work
Dehydrated Skin Acne 101
How do deal with it when your skin is dehydrated AND you have acne
Dermatologist Vs Esthetician
Your guide to when you should see a doc vs when you should see an esthetician
Humidifier for Acne: Will it help your skin?
Are humidifiers helpful for skin?
Difference Between a Mole and a Freckle
What's the difference between a mole and a freckle?
Moisturizer vs Lotion: What's the difference?
Can you use body lotion on your face?
Tips For Washing Hair In Hard Water
This is your guide to washing your hair in hard water
How To Sleep With Long Hair
Keep your hair safe while you get your beauty sleep
How To Grow Curly Hair
Get your curls longer than they've ever been before
What's The Best Way To Wear Hair To Bed To Prevent Breakage?
How to care for your tresses overnight
Oil Training Hair: Q&A With A Dermatologist
Everything you need to know about oil training your hair
Nicotine And Hair Loss
Yes, Nicotine causes hair loss. Here's why and how:
Are Silicones Bad For Hair?
Think you've made up your mind about silicones? Let's talk about the science behind them.
Will Drinking Water Help Your Hair?
Will drinking extra water actually help your hair?
Does Alcohol Cause Hair Loss?
Is your beer a ~pour~ decision?
What Does Chlorine Do To Your Hair?
Spoiler: It's not good for it.
Does Hair Color Expire?
Pssst -- if you think your hair color has expired, you should go ahead and ditch it.
Relaxed Hair Care
The secrets to the healthy relaxed hair of your dreams 🤩
pH Balanced Shampoo: Everything You Need To Know
The heck does "pH balanced" even mean???
How To Get Yellow Out Of White Hair
Byyyye, yellow hair
What Is A Hair Cuticle?
Let's learn more about your hair's first line of defense against damage ⚔️
Hard Water and Hair
Is hard water damaging to hair? Let's review the science to find out 🧐
Hair Texture Changes 101
The good, the bad, and the ugly ... when it comes to hair texture changes, we've got you covered
Is Lemon Juice Good For Your Hair?
Get the juicy details
Can Anxiety Cause Hair Loss?
Take a deep breath... it'll be good for your hair.
Living With An Oily Scalp + Dry Ends
#unfair, right?
How To Detangle Hair (And Prevent Them In The Future!)
Buh bye, tangles!
How Long Do Highlights Last?
and how can you get the most out of your highlights post-service?
How To Tell If Your Hair Is Damaged
Is it time for a trim... or a chop?
Heat Trained Hair 101
Is heat training right for you?
Comb vs Brush | Which Is Better For Hair Health?
Comb vs brush - which tool wins in protecting hair health?
How much shampoo to use? Probably less than you think.
We've all been shampooing wrong this WHOLE TIME.
How Long Does It Take For Hair To Grow Back?
How long does it take for hair to grow back after a bad cut?
Is Hair Alive?
The answer might be a little more complicated than you thought 👀
Why Does Hair Turn Gray?
...and how do you know if your hair will go gray? Can you prevent it? Should you dye gray hair? We've got all these answers, plus more.
How Often Should Men Wash Their Hair?
...and do you need to even wash your hair in the first place? (spoiler alert: yes you do)
How Often Should You Condition Your Hair?
Pro tip: Never EVER skip conditioner, unless you really want to damage your hair.
Is DIY Hand Sanitizer Safe?
Nope, it's really not. Please wash your hands instead.
Does Shampoo Expire?
...and how do you tell if your products have gone bad? We've got the info you need 👍
Stress & Hair Loss: 4 Fast Facts
Worried that stress is stealing your hair? We've got the info you need to rest easy 👍
Do Hair Vitamins Work? Here's What The Science Says.
Are these prettily-packaged vitamins really effective in making your hair healthier? Let's check the science to find out more.
Why is Formulate Paraben Free?
We've got the down & dirty on this controversial ingredient.
How Do I Repair Split Ends?
Is it really possible to repair split ends without a trim? We've got the uncut💇 scoop!
What's the Best Way to Dry My Hair?
Hint: It's not air-drying 😲
Dry Hair: What Is It and How Do I Fix it?
🔊🎵🎶 OKAY LADIES NOW LET'S GET SOME HYDRATION! 💦
What You Need to Know About Transitioning to Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Consider this your ultimate guide to the sulfate-free journey ✅