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  • How to use facial oils correctly

    Facial oils are deeply nourishing but can cause subtle inflammation and dehydration if used incorrectly. How to use facial oils correctly? Here are best practices. I love putting oil on my face so much. But a lot of people recoil at the thought of putting oil on their face or have tried it and had [...] More  →
  • Is Algae Bad for Acne-Prone Skin? A Modern Acne Expert’s Take

      Is algae an ingredient acne-prone skins should avoid? Below we share our thoughts and some modern research that indicates that algae is actually a low worry ingredient. Spoiler alert: we think algae is totally ok. Is algae extract comedogenic?   We decided to write this blog when a client asked: Hi there,   I’ve read and [...] More  →
  • Black Cumin Seed Oil for Acne: The Surprising Benefits

    Black Cumin Seed for Acne   Today I wanted to share a little about black cumin seed oil (BCSO). You can find this in our Potentci Dermal Lifting Milk and in our Aurum Multi-correctional Luminosity Elixir. This oil is definitely one of my top 5 oils for clearing acne-prone skin. Here are the reasons why: …

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  • Derma Rolling for Clearing Acne and Acne Scars

    Derma needling devices disclaimer Derma rolling can cause more damage than healing if done incorrectly. It is a good idea to get at least one professional treatment using the technology you are interested in to get first hand experience of how it is supposed to feel, what your skin will look and feel like afterwards, and …

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  • The Truth about Comedogenic Ingredients and Acne Prone Skin

    There is so much misinformation about comedogenic ingredients out there and I know as acne-prones we are very concerned about it, so I wanted to shed some light on the topic. There are a few key things that you should know about this misleading word. Defining “Comedogenic” It’s easy to define in theory but hard …

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  • Which is better for acne-prone skin: face oil or moisturizer?

    Lately it seems like the beauty community is abuzz with the benefits and wonders of facial oils. But are they really that good for your skin? And could moisturizers be better? It turns out both oils and moisturizers have pros and cons and hopefully after reading this post you will know which is right for …

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  • Ingredient Insights: Citrus Oils and Phototoxicity

    I’m starting a series of posts called Ingredient Insights. My goal with moss/Aqne HAS ALWAYS been to empower my clients so they can make intelligent and informed choices about skincare. There’s a lot of ingredients out there that have reputations and everyone just follows the herd instead of asking “WHY?” or “Is the reason this …

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  • A mask for blackheads: recipe

    If you’ve read this post, you know that the “blackheads” are actually sebaceous filaments (SFs). But semantics aside, the best way to deal with these guys is to first educate yourself: they are not blackheads they are genetic they are not a skin condition they are completely normal and loads of people have them there …

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  • 3 Skincare Myths {doing these is bad for your skin}

    Myth #1: Cleansing is the MOST important part of caring for your skin What? No way! Your skin is an incredibly delicate ecosystem – it has a proper pH, it has a protective acid mantle, and it is covered in beneficial bacteria that support the skin’s health. Cleansing – more than any other step in …

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  • How to apply a spot treatment correctly

    Believe it or not, there is a little bit of science and art to applying a spot treatment so you get the maximum efficacy out of it. Here’s how to apply a spot treatment correctly and a little bit of background on WHY you do it like this. I call it: Spot Treatment Sandwich Method …

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  • My favorite way to cleanse my skin in the winter

    In the summer, I wash my skin once a day. Every so often, twice a day, depending on circumstances and activities. In the winter, I wash my face only when I shower, which is every other or every third day. Even living in Southern California, I find that the weather changes that come in the …

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  • Blackheads or sebaceous filaments?

    Wow. The number one complaint I get when doing custom skincare rituals is blackheads on the nose. But guess what? 99.9% of you don’t have blackheads. You have what are know as “sebaceous filaments.” How do you know the difference? Blackheads open comedones slightly raised from the skin dark/black head in colour due to oxidation when extracted …

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