Difference Between Retin-A vs. Retinol

Difference Between Retin-A vs. Retinol

The Difference Between Retin-A vs Retinol

You may be confused on what the difference is between both Retin-A and Retinol and wondered which one would be best for your skin type.  Well, they are quite similar as they come from a group called Retinoids, but they actually differ in structure.


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All About Superficial and Chemical Peels

With summer winding down and fall right around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about a peel to help refresh and revive your complexion. If you’ve never had a peel before, don’t let the name scare you!

A peel can help address skin issues like sun spots, clogged pores and dehydrated skin that the hot and sunny summer weather may have intensified. Our selection of powerful yet gentle superficial peels are a great place to start. The pumpkin and cherry peels help remove dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, clearer complexion in minutes, with no downtime.


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SUMMER SKIN CARE TIPS

Tan skin, beach waves, fruity bowls — who wouldn’t be excited for the summer?! A lot of us cannot wait to get out and enjoy the summer sun, but as we know overexposure to the sun and the summer elements causes premature aging.

That’s why it’s always important to keep your skin health in check no matter where you go. Here are some tips for the summer:


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Protect Your Skin from the Sun

As the temperature heats up and the sun starts beating down, it’s important to defend yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Sun damage can cause all types of issues over time—sun spots, uneven skin tone and texture, wrinkles, loss of firmness and other visible signs of aging. Since we’re all striving to maintain that youthful glow, it’s time to prioritize sun safety for your skin.

In recent years, the physical sunscreen vs. chemical sunscreen debate has been heating up, but whichever type of sun protection you choose, it’s important to educate yourself on the ingredients, benefits and drawbacks of both kinds.


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Meet Marlene

Meet Marlene

When Marlene Weber began struggling with her skin in her early twenties, she had no idea how that experience would change her life. Not only did her struggles motivate her to learn as much as she could about the body and skin health, they also inspired her to start her own business, dedicated to helping others heal their skin and feel their best.

In this Q&A, the esthetician and PureCeuticals founder discusses why she loves what she does, what makes PureCeuticals so special, and of course, her favorite skincare tips.


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Retinol – Vitamin C Duo

Why the Retinol-Vitamin C duo is the best pair for your skin

Retinol is known for its skincare magic! Having been proven to boost collagen, speeds cell turnover for healthier skin—reducing wrinkles and preventing fine lines, helps to keep acne under control by uncloging pores, evens out discoloration and brightening skin tone. 


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The Power of Peptides

If you’re looking to slow the aging process, make peptides your new best friends.

Scientifically speaking, our skin is mostly comprised of collagen, which is a protein that keeps the skin supple. Proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids, and if you break down those long chains into smaller fragments, the fragments are known as peptides.


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Benefits of Calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also called marigold, is a flowering plant that has been used for healing purposes since the 12th century. It grows naturally around southeastern Asia, Mediterranean, and western Europe. Its petals are packed with antioxidants that are effective in helping treat diseases, and skin conditions.

Although it can be used as a tea or in salads, calendula is widely used for applying topically. This is also why it is made into natural health products, such as lotions, creams, gels, oils, and more. Plus, the best thing about calendula is that it’s safe enough for babies and older adults.


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The Naughty List

The holidays are definitely a time to indulge. Between the holiday parties, family dinners and irresistible sweet treats set out in the office kitchen, this is the time of year when we can all take a well-deserved break from the kale, smoothies and grilled chicken that we turn to during the rest of the year.

But while our holiday diets may include some less than ideal ingredients, this philosophy should not be applied to skincare.


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Pumpkin Fever

There are so many things to love about fall: sweater weather, boots, changing leaves, football and of course… PUMPKIN! From pumpkin spice coffee and desserts, to pumpkin scented candles, everyone’s favorite autumnal ingredient is center stage this time of year.

But before you get completely pumpkined out, why not try adding it to your skincare routine? That’s right, did you know that pumpkin has plenty of skin-healthy benefits and that it’s great for all skin types?


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What’s the Best Exfoliant for Me?

Consistent exfoliation is the key to getting that soft, luminous skin we all want. But with so many different kinds of exfoliants to choose from, how do you know which ones are right for you?

The good news is the perfect exfoliant exists for every skin type. So whether you’re dealing with acne, aging, sensitivity or discoloration, make sure you work an exfoliant into your routine.

Trust us, your skin will thank you.

Here’s everything you need to know about exfoliating:


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