We Reveal the 10 Most Searched Items on Dermstore in 2020

Annie Ryu

At the end of each year, we release our list of the most-searched brands, products, and ingredients on our site. It’s one of our most anticipated stories of the year—but like almost everything else in 2020, this year’s list looks a little different. Based on our analysis of our 2020 search data, it comes as... Read more »

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The 7 Biggest Things You Need to Know About Vitamin C Serums

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

Ask a dozen dermatologists about their favorite skin care ingredient, and you’ll likely get a dozen love letters about vitamin C. “It’s one of the few ingredients that both protects and repairs skin, but is also tolerated by a vast majority of patients,” says Dr. Titilola Sode, a board-certified dermatologist in Dallas. But not all... Read more »

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7 Face Serums to Try for Fading Dark Spots

Annie Ryu

In a perfect world, we’d all wake up with clear and bright-looking skin. But even if we’re dealing with dark spots and discoloration, that doesn’t mean we can’t have the radiant, blemish-free skin of our dreams. That is, if you know which serums to look for. According to Viseslav Tonkovic-Capin, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in... Read more »

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7 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Niacinamide

Annie Ryu

If you’ve watched even 10 minutes of TV, read an article (hi), or talked to a beauty-obsessed friend recently, there’s a very good chance you’ve already been bombarded with skin care’s new best friend: niacinamide. Niacinamide (also called nicotinamide) is a form of vitamin B3 that can, supposedly, give you the calm, smooth, happy face... Read more »

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The 5 Biggest Retinol Myths You Need to Unlearn

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

By now, there’s a good chance your best friend, your work wife and your mother are all avid users of retinoids (the umbrella term for all vitamin A derivatives, like retinol). But with popularity comes misinformation. To help navigate your line-smoothing, skin-brightening journey without any bumps (literally), Dr. Mona Gohara, a board-certified dermatologist and associate... Read more »

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Here’s Exactly What Happens to Your Face When You’re Stressed

Annie Ryu

Unless you were born yesterday (in which case, hello! Welcome to 2020! you—and your skin—have probably seen some better days. But unlike the immediate consequences that, say, a Saturday night out can have on your face by morning, the effects of prolonged stress can often be sneaky, slowly messing with your skin barrier until it’s... Read more »

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The Best Moisturizers for Your Skin Type

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

Moisturizer is an essential step in any skin care routine, but shopping for one can be overwhelming. With so many options, ingredients and claims to vet, where do you start? First things first: Consider your skin type and concerns. Is your skin oily and breaks out easily, or is it so dry that nothing you apply... Read more »

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7 Things You Didn’t Know (But Absolutely Should) About Your Breakouts

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

The fun thing about acne—other than absolutely nothing—is that it’s consistently…inconsistent. The products that break you out may be fine for your best friend, while the treatments that clear your skin could be a nightmare for someone else’s. So before you buy another product or listen to another friend’s advice (sorry, mom), make sure you know... Read more »

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Got Oily Skin? Don’t Fall for These 4 Biggest Myths

Annie Ryu

If you have naturally oily skin (and aren’t exactly thrilled about it), there’s a high chance you’ve received unsolicited advice from friends, tried sketchy DIYs from the internet and bought a drawerful of products to curb the shine that lives rent-free on your face. But two very important facts you need to hear: Not only... Read more »

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Hope Is the Most Powerful Ingredient

Wendy Rodewald-Sulz

There is no easy way of putting it: 2020 has challenged the most optimistic among us. And yet, as we slide into the holiday season, it’s almost natural that we look for signs of hope anywhere we can. Hope is an essential nutrient for our cells, for our soul. Hope is also an essential aspect... Read more »

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