The Importance of pH

In chemistry, pH simply means ‘potential of hydrogen’ or the molar concentration of hydrogen ions in solution. It is a logarithmic scale ranging from 4 to 6 and is used to determine how acidic or alkaline a solution is. The optimal pH of the stratum corneum/skin surface (SC) within the range of 4-6 which is…

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Glycolic Acid (hydroxyacetic acid) is an alpha hydroxy acid which encourages skin cell turnover. It is a weak organic acid compromising of a carboxyl group and a hydroxyl group attached to the alpha carbon. Glycolic acid was the first AHA to be used widely in skincare products ranging from moisturisers to chemical peels conducted both…

Hello and welcome!

A few years ago, my skin spiralled into chaos. I had active breakouts rampaging the entirety of my face and all attempts to relieve my skin led to worse outcomes. It took several months for me to bounce back and get the skin I had been working so hard for. During these months of trial…