Articles on acne and solutions to rid acne

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 [...]

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 [...]