Learn more about what is in your skincare product & how it works

Comedogenic ingredients with a grain of salt

If you are suffering from acne you and your esthetician should be aware of all cosmetic formulation side effects, but the comedogenicity also depends of the percentage of the incriminated ingredient. If the ingredient is at the top of the ingredient listing and it is highly comedogenic, avoid using the product, if [...]

Are you poisoning your skin

If you’ve ever stopped by to talk skincare with us at Be Smooth, you’re probably familiar with our “less is more” philosophies, particularly when combating clogged pores! We’ve spent years working with clients when it comes to choosing the correct products that will encourage proper skin cell turnover, oil control, and other [...]

The Top Benefits of Using Skin Care Products with Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) found between the layers of our skin that binds water molecules to it. Hyaluronic acid is abundant in the skin until about age 18, after which it begins to slowly decline. It is thought by researchers that a high level of HA is responsible for young-looking, [...]

Why Mandelic Acid…

Over the past 3 years, mandelic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) named after the German mandel (almond) and derived from the hydrolysis of an extract of bitter almonds has been studied extensively for its possible uses in treating common skin problems such as photo-aging, irregular pigmentation, and acne. An open-trial investigation conducted [...]

Benzoyl Peroxide vs. Salicylic Acid: Understand the Differences.

FACT: Benzoyl Peroxide penetrates deeply into the pores and suppresses can causing bacteria, stopping the acne process before it starts. FACT: Salicylic acid, while a highly effective surface exfoliator, does not penetrate as deeply into the pores; nor, does it suppress bacteria. FACT: Benzoyl Peroxide has a unique dual mechanism that works [...]