the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

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On Acids

On Acids

Want to improve your skin? Step One:  Acids. Without spending a fortune? Step Two:  The Ordinary WHAT DO ACIDS DO? Acids gently exfoliate the skin. They brighten the compexion, improve texture and smoothness, and some even work to clean out pores. AHAs and BHAs are chemical exfoliants, not physical exfoliants. (Goodbye, […]

Beauty News

Beauty News

Good news for Canadian lovers of Deciem. The Abnormal Beauty Company is opening 3 (! ! !) stores in Vancouver. The first location at  408 Howe St, /West Hastings and Howe opens tomorrow (January 31, 2018). Soon to follow, a Deciem at Metrotown. Popped in to get the […]

Anything But

Anything But

True to their name, The Abnormal Beauty Company likes to do things differently. Deciem recently introduced a new line, The Ordinary, to their evolving repertoire. They bill it as Clinical formulations with integrity. The concept is simple: functional, effective products at reasonable prices. It only seems extraordinary because we have […]

Making Sense of Science: Part 3

Making Sense of Science: Part 3

A leap into a higher level of science, comes a trio of serums. When the founder of Deciem is asked what he uses on his skin, the answer is, not surprisingly, the serious stuff from the lab. The NIOD line represents cutting-edge innovation in the realm […]

Making Sense Of Science: Part 2

Making Sense Of Science: Part 2

So once you’ve got clean skin, things get interesting. Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist (SDSM) is the second step in the Niod regime I have begun. Deciem is quick to emphasize that this facial mist is not a toner. Rather, it is a dermal treatment mist which targets oxidative […]

Making Sense of Science: Part 1

Making Sense of Science: Part 1

Skincare used to be straightforward—cleanser, toner, moisturiser. Was it Clinique that drummed that into our psyche with its three part system? But Deciem, the Canadian Abnormal Beauty Company, is doing something different. NOID is their serious skincare division: it’s geeky, it’s scientific, and it takes p-a-t-i-e-n-c-e […]

Beauty Molecules

Beauty Molecules

WHAT IS A MOLECULE? A molecule is the smallest particle in a chemical element or compound that has the chemical properties of that element or compound. Molecules are made up of atoms that are held together by chemical bonds. These bonds form as a result […]

Anti-Ageing Serums

Anti-Ageing Serums

The truth about serums is, you need one. Serums are the super-charged skincare super-heros delivering visibly better skin. If you’ve never used one before, prepare to be amazed. There are hundreds of serums at every price point and for every skin type currently on the market. But […]

Hand Repair

Hand Repair

If the truth is not in the face, then where is it? In the hands! In the hands. ― Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces This quote has stuck with me in the twenty (gasp) years since I first read this haunting and beautiful novel. Afterwards, I […]

Life 101: How To Wash Your Face

Life 101: How To Wash Your Face

You do it every day, but are you washing right?  If you are blasting your skin every morning in the shower or scrubbing up a storm, read on to save your face. THE PLACE Leaning over the sink and cupping water into your hands should be […]