The Difference Between Retin-A and Retinol

The Difference Between Retin-A and Retinol

As you age, fine lines and wrinkles begin to form and your skin loses its smoothness and elasticity. Years of sun exposure also cause changes in your complexion. Skincare companies and drug companies have released numerous products that contain derivatives of vitamin A with the promise of preventing and reversing these signs of aging. Two popular forms are retinol and Retin-A, the brand name for a form of retinoic acid. The two are often believed to be interchangeable, but the main difference is that retinol is eventually converted into retinoic acid.

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Korean Skincare Part I: Morning Routine

Korean Skincare Part I: Morning Routine

Over the years, I have become more and more fascinated by the growth and popularity of Korean culture- especially in regards to their skincare. With their extensive routines and wide range of products, it’s easy to feel lost and unsure on how to adopt these practices as our own.

Thankfully, Vicky Lee of Sorabelle.com teamed up with Cosmopolitan to give us a breakdown on her 8-step morning routine and how it can give us that enviable, healthy glow we are looking for.

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Dealing with Pre-Procedure Anxiety

Dealing with Pre-Procedure Anxiety

Theodore Roosevelt once said that the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Well, that’s great for Teddy but we’re pretty sure he was never on the other end of a Botox needle! The truth is that medical procedures can be intimidating, especially when you’re unprepared or unfamiliar with the process.

If you’re one of those people, you should know that there are things you can do to ease your stress and change your perspective towards the whole experience.

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