Mandelic Acid

  • The difference between chemical and physical exfoliation

    Our skin sheds daily, and this process is called desquamation. The process can slow down due to outside factors (like weather change, for example) or age. The dead skin cells don’t shed as they should, and it can cause congestion, breakouts, or uneven, rough skin. That is why many swear by exfoliation since it speeds…

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  • What are best acne-fighting ingredients?

    Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people. While the first association you might have when someone mentions acne is teenage skin, adult acne is also common. Not to mention – with the pandemic and constant mask-wearing and all the stress, more people are breaking out. Why does acne happen? How can…

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  • How do an at-home facial

    These are strange, stressful days. If we are lucky enough to be able to work from home, we aren’t going anywhere for at least a few more weeks. It’s understandable wanting to keep busy, it’s our default mode. It is another matter altogether how productive we are. But, now more than ever, it’s important to…

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  • Why you should consider Mandelic acid

    If you are new to the skincare journey, by now, you have probably discovered the importance of chemical exfoliation. That said – it is easy to overdo it. One thing we preach is slow and steady, and it’s a marathon rather than a sprint. Mandelic acid is one of those fly-under-the-radar ingredients with several notable…

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  • Ultralase Cleanse won Gold Beauty Bible Award!

    Image via the Beauty Bible   We are thrilled, humbled, and honoured to announce our Ultralase Cleanse won an award! And not just any award. Ultralase Cleanse won a Gold prize in the prestigious Beauty Bible 2020 Awards! What are the Beauty Bible Awards? Founded by journalists and beauty experts Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey,…

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  • When is Exfoliation Too Much?

    It is the age of the skintellectual. We make informed purchasing decisions; we know our ingredients, we are less likely to fall for false marketing claims. And that’s great! But that doesn’t mean that in our pursuit of healthy skin, sometimes we don’t go a bit overboard. Prime example? Exfoliation. And we are not talking…

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  • Ishtar’s Serums at a Glance

    Any skincare expert will tell you – invest your money in a treatment serum. That said, an effective serum doesn’t have to cost a ton. To make your search easier, down below you can find the list of Ishtar’s treatment serums. While we love our botanical extracts (after all, our products are rooted in nature),…

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  • Formula Update – Ultralase 10 Mandelic Acid Serum

    Brands would like us to believe there is one miracle skincare product. That is a bit of a stretch. However, certain ingredients can treat a number of skin issues. Mandelic acid is one such ingredient (it was developed by the same doctor who brought us Retin-A). A number of studies show that it is an…

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