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Skincare Dictionary



A

Acne = Pimples
General words used to describe problemskin and pimples.

AHA = Alpha Hydroxy Acid
Exfoliating ingredients..

 

B

Blackhead = Comedon = Black blackhead

BHA = Beta Hydroxy Acid
Exfoliating ingredient, especially effective for oily skin, pimples and blackheads.

 

C

Comedon = Blackhead.

E

Essential oil = Unstable oil = Easy evaporating
Irritate all skin types.

Estrogen = The female sex hormon

 

F

Follicle = Pore = Hair follicle

Friction = Chafing

 

G

Glycolic Acid
The strongest AHA exfoliation.

 

K

Chemical peel = Exfoliation = Enzyme Peeling = Fruit Acid
Most effective and least irritating method of exfoliation.

 

L

Lactic Acid
The second-strongest AHA exfoliation.

 

M

Mechanical peeling = Scrub cream with grains
Least efficient and most irritating method of exfoliation for the skin.

Milie = Whitehead

 

P

Pigment = Melanin
Skin color.

Pigmentation = discoloration
Change of skin color, damaged skincels – offen caused of the sun.

Propionibacterium acnes = Skin bacteria
With acne (pimples) propagated this bacteria in the skin.

 

R

Roaccutan = Accutane = Isotretinoin
Strong A-vitamin cure, that reduces the skins oilproduction..

 

S

Salicylic Acid
The only BHA exfolianting ingredient.

Sebum = Oil = Tallow
The skins natural oil.

 

T

Testosteron = The male sex hormone

 

W

Whitehead = Closed Comedon = White Blackhead

 




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