Skincare ABC’s: ‘H’ is for Hyaluronic Acid

Another Skincare ABC's post, another acid being discussed. Before you roll your eyes and think this post is another shameless plug for routine exfoliation, let me assure you that this is not the case. What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid (HA) is produced naturally by your skin cells in an effort to maintain the skins [...]

Skincare ABC’s: ‘G’ is for Glycerin

Skincare ABC’s: ‘G’ is for Glycerin

Hey there good lookin'- welcome back to another Skincare ABC's post! In today's post, we will be discussing glycerin, a common skincare and make-up ingredient. What is Glycerin? Glycerin (also called glycerol) is a naturally-occurring compound, found in animal and vegetable fats and oils. Glycerol can also be synthesized from carbohydrates such as corn/cane syrup [...]

Skincare ABCs: ‘F’ is for Ferulic Acid

Skincare ABCs: ‘F’ is for Ferulic Acid

Welcome back to another Skincare ABCs post! This week, we will be covering the potent antioxidant, Ferulic acid. There is a lot less information/research out there about ferulic acid than some of the skincare ingredients we've discussed previously in this series. However, the research that has been done (and my personal experience) is impressive enough [...]

Skincare ABCs: ‘E’ is for EGCG

Skincare ABCs: ‘E’ is for EGCG

Hello lovelies! It has been a hot second since I've done a Skincare ABCs post (whoops), so today's post is long overdue. The ingredient we will be discussing today is epigallocatechin gallate, also known as EGCG. What is it? How does it work? EGCG is the most abundant catechin in green tea. Which basically is [...]

Skincare ABCs: ‘B’ is for Beta Hydroxy Acid

Skincare ABCs: ‘B’ is for Beta Hydroxy Acid

Happy Halloween y'all- and welcome to the second week of ‘The Skincare ABC’s’ on The Amanda Kennedy Blog! I know last weeks post was a long one, so buckle up. This week, we are covering a similar topic. Beta hydroxy acids, or BHAs. WHAT are BHAs? As far as cosmetics go, BHAs refer to the ingredient [...]