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Ah, hormonal acne—those pesky, painful, and unpleasant pimples that show up at the worst times imaginable (read: right before a long-awaited vacation or just before your sister’s wedding). Weren’t you supposed to shake off acne in your teen years?
What is it?
Kojic acid is an acid naturally derived from mushrooms and rice; New York City dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD says its also a byproduct when certain foods ferment, like Japanese sake and rice wine. As for its usage, simply put, kojic acid is a good antibacterial option for those with skin too sensitive to handle heavy-hitting brightening ingredients such as retinol or hydroquinone.
We know that the sun causes most skin cancers, and that in some cases, skin cancer can be deadly. We also know that sunscreen helps protect you from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, prevent skin aging caused by the sun and safeguard you against potentially deadly skin cancers.
This broad-spectrum sunscreen provides protection from UVA and UVB rays while also protecting its users from environmental pollution. It comes with a universal tint and includes ingredients that improve skin hydration.
Dr. Marina Peredo, board-certified dermatologist and founder of SkinFluence, NYC tells me, “Pollution has an impact on the skin. ALASTIN’s HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 offers more than just sun protection. It features a unique air pollution shield that defends against environmental aggressors and free radicals.”
Our trusted influencers agree: Finding the right routine — and committing to it — is the single most effective way to get a gorgeous complexion.
Leave it to scientists to ruin late-night snacking for the rest of us pleebs. According to a recent study, chowing down on Double Stuf Oreos (or literally anything else made up of sugar, carbs, etc.) late into the night could potentially affect your level of sun protection for the following morning.