How to Manage Skin Irritation

It’s no secret that vitamin A derivatives — also known as retinoids — are the gold-standard of anti-ageing hero ingredients. Prescription-strength retinoid tretinoin isn’t just effective at banishing fine lines and wrinkles, but acne, blackheads and hyperpigmentation, too. However, when

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A Beginner’s Guide To Retinal

Vitamin A is widely hailed as the anti-ageing hero ingredient. Its derivatives — retinoids — are some of the most talked-about actives in the skincare sphere. You’ve almost certainly heard of retinol, but retinal (or retinaldehyde) is its more potent,

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Why Do Some Adults Experience Acne?

Dr Lynn Sydor is a board-certified dermatologist with over 30 years of experience and is part of the Dermatica team. Dr Sydor has taken some time to share her expertise on adult acne! It’s a common misconception that acne can

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My Skin Journey: Lyndsey

Welcome to our first-ever Dermatica Skin Journey, where we speak to members of the community about their experience with our personalised custom formulas! This week, we’re chatting to Lyndsey, a 32 year old Yorkshire-based skincare fan, who is currently on

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How to Layer Your Skincare Products

You’ve invested in some great skincare. Now what?  For skincare to be effective, several factors need to be in place. In this post, we’ll look at one of the most important aspects of any skincare routine: how to layer your

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How to Keep Your Skin Barrier Healthy

“Your skin is amazing.” Words we all want to hear, right? The truth is, whether you’re experiencing a bit of dryness or a full-blown acne flare up, your skin is still amazing. The largest organ in the human body, it’s

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How to Start a Retinoid

When it comes to skincare buzzwords, ‘retinoid’ is a regular contender for one of the most popular treatments on everyone’s lips. A powerful group of compounds derived from Vitamin A, retinoids are used to treat acne, prevent ageing, and even

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What is Tretinoin and How Do I Use It?

You might have heard of tretinoin, the prescription-only retinoid renowned for its ability to transform dull, congested complexions into healthy, glowing skin. It has an impressive list of benefits, from targeting acne to reversing signs of ageing, but how should

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Tretinoin vs Retin A — What’s the Difference?

Over the past decade, ‘retinoid’ has become one of skincare’s biggest buzzwords. Whether you’re new to skincare, or you class yourself as a total reti-nerd, there are always a few need-to-knows when it comes to using powerful ingredients to tackle

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The Dermatica Perspective on Treating Eczema

The skin condition we call eczema can range from mild to severe and living with it can be challenging. There is no cure but it can be treated and the risk of flare-ups can be reduced through preventative measures. This

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