5 Anti-Aging Skincare Myths Busted | Your Most Asked Questions!

It’s hard enough to figure out an anti-aging skincare routine, but all the complex & conflicting information on the internet makes it twice as confusing.
So today I’m doing a deep dive to find out if many of the skincare “rules” you’ve heard are true… and busting Skincare Myths that are based on Your Most Asked Questions!

Links to Studies & Info.:

Sunscreen Indoors:
UVA Radiation: https://www.skincancer.org/prevention/uva-and-uvb

Jar Packaging:



Ingredient Stability:

“Niacinamide … is stable in the presence of heat and light.”
Source: https://www.paulaschoice.com/ingredient-dictionary/skin-soothing/niacinamide.html

“Niacinamide is a stable and water-soluble form of vitamin B3”
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29533537

Glycolic Acid: page 7: https://www.fda.gov/media/101373/download

Peptides: “research and industry stabilized the peptides by loading them into proteins, and then encapsulated the stabilized peptides into liposomes. The finished product is a stable microemulsion which is ready for formulating.” Source: https://www.bulkactives.com/product/category/peptides

Matrixyl 3000: page 4: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0026/8317/5001/files/sds_matrixyl_3000_20170802.pdf?10946345458668565309

“Ferulic acid stabilizes a solution of vitamins C and E” Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16185284

“Reducing the acidity of L-ascorbic acid to a pH below 3.5 is an effective method of improving its stability and permeability.” Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5605218/

Vitamin C + Niacinamide:

“nicotinic acid—the undesirable by-product of niacinamide and vitamin C—becomes an issue only when the niacinamide and vitamin C are combined in a high-temperature environment for a long time.” Source: https://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skincare-advice/myths/can-niacinamide-and-vitamin-c-be-used-together.html?fdid=myths

LabMuffin Beauty Science on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6P323bLV4zMSWFqFhvWMg

Kind of Stephen: https://kindofstephen.com

Vitamin C/AHAs + Peptides:

Peptide Bonds: http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/bioprop/peptide.html

“peptide (AKA amide) bonds which are pretty strong bonds. Typically this requires something like an enzyme … or very harsh conditions such as boiling in concentrated acid for a long time.” https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/will-all-proteins-fall-apart-by-exaggerated-heat.685477/

“AHAs are a group of weak acids typically derived from natural sources. . . .” Source: https://health.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/6853

Retin-A Overview/Efficacy/Safety: https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-A#topical-application

Retin-A Skin Thinning:

“Retin A and other retinoids do NOT thin your skin over time. They DO thin slightly the outer dead layer (the stratum corneum)”
Source: https://www.skintour.com/q-and-a/does-retin-a-or-other-retinoid-creams-thin-your-skin-over-time/

Retin-A skin thickening:


“Tretinoin treatment produced a marked increase in the viable epidermal thickness”
Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/019096229370147L

Rosacea: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/rosacea#causes

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