Ingredient of the Week: Is Retinol Bad For You?

what is retinol

For this week’s Ingredient of the Week post I’m talking about one of the most commonly used anti-aging ingredients: retinol! If you’ve ever been to a dermatologist, watched a beauty ad on television, or been inside a skincare store, you’ve seen the word retinol on a label. Basically, it’s everywhere. But should you really be using it? What is retinol?Read More

Ingredient of the Week: What are PEGs?

what are PEGs: toxic chemicals on beauty products by popular Chicago beauty blogger Visions of Vogue

For this week’s Ingredient of the Week post I’m talking about PEGs! They’re another commonly found chemical in moisturizers, sunscreens, and shampoo so make sure to read the back of your current products. PEGs are often contaminated with toxic impurities which is why I’m writing about them in this series. So, what are PEGs and what do they do?Read More