The Differences Between Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid

Comparison highlighting the differences between glycolic acid and salicylic acid, and showcasing their distinct properties, benefits, and suitable uses in skincare routines.

Both glycolic and salicylic acids can have a transformative effect on the skin but serve different purposes and cater to various needs. Glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), exfoliates the skin’s surface, while salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), penetrates deeper to unclog pores and reduce inflammation. In addition, salicylic … Read more

Will Retinol Shrink Pores?

Will Retinol Shrink Pores - The Skincare Culture

Retinol is a vitamin A derivative dubbed as the one-stop-shop for all skin concerns. It can be used to reduce the appearance of acne, reverse sun damage, fade hyperpigmentation, and even shrink pores. But does retinol shrink pores for good? How does this happen? I’ll answer these and a few … Read more