When it comes to taking care of your skin, you should settle for nothing but the best! The best cleanser to wash your face, the best toner to remove excess dirt, and the best moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and happy. But what does it mean if your moisturizer has alcohol in it? Are you really using the best product, or are you actually damaging your skin?
Despite what you might have heard, not all alcohol is bad for your skin! There are some alcohols that are totally safe and even beneficial to use in your skincare routine. Unfortunately, they often get confused with the bad kinds of alcohol: the ones that can cause dryness, irritation, and long-term damage to your skin. So how can you tell them apart?
Bad alcohols are often labeled as SD alcohol, denatured, alcohol, and sometimes isopropyl alcohol. They’re used in cosmetics because they help make products feel light and make it easier for ingredients like vitamin C to penetrate your skin. They also dry quickly and decrease the greasiness of the skin.
If this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it definitely is. These alcohols actually break down the skin’s barrier to help ingredients get into your skin. Over time these alcohols will destroy your skin’s ability to protect itself. And although they dry quickly, these alcohols can actually stimulate oil production, making skin oilier in the long-term.
Now let’s talk about good alcohol. These alcohols are fatty alcohols derived from plant oils (like coconut oil and palm oil) and they act as emulsifiers, which just means they keep oil and water together in a product. But emulsifiers are also good for your skin because they can help draw in moisture and protect skin - basically the opposite of bad alcohol. Cetearyl, Stearyl, Cetyl and Behenyl alcohol are common examples of these good, fatty alcohols. Products like our Waterful Glow Cream use these fatty alcohols to make moisturizers that are extra hydrating and good for your skin!
Now that you’re armed with knowledge about good and bad alcohols, you can feel confident about choosing the best not-completely-alcohol-free moisturizer and keeping your skin healthy and happy!
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Wondering which Touch in Sol Primer is best for you? We created this handy guide to help you make the best decision based on your skin type and personal preference.
No Poreblem Primer
The original Touch in Sol primer. This super-hydrating primer smooths uneven texture and reduces the look of pores. Lightweight and perfect for everyday use, No Poreblem is for all skin types and creates the perfect blank canvas for beautiful makeup looks. If you’re looking for a basic primer that blurs pores, wrinkles, and fine lines, choose No Poreblem- you can’t go wrong.
Best for: all skin types, best overall primer.
If you’re looking to step-up your skincare, or need something more specific for your skin, Priming Water could be just what you’re looking for. This primer is specially formulated for oily skin. It vitalizes, smooths, and protects the skin from harsh elements. Use it on its own as a primer, or pair it with No Poreblem for an extra boost of hydration.
Best for: oily skin type
Prime Essence is similar to Priming Water but is designed for dry and combination skin types. Used on its own, Prime Essence relaxes, hydrates, and refreshes to give you dewy, moisturized skin. For even more hydration and priming, pair it with No Poreblem Primer and get all-day stay for your makeup.
Best for: dry to combination skin types
Take No Poreblem with you wherever you go! Our Priming Eraser stick primer is perfect for quick touch-ups when you’re out and about. Get all the benefits of our No Poreblem Primer formula in a travel-ready stick.
Best for: on-the-go touch-ups
Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base
This hydrating primer is perfect for skin that needs a quick pick-me-up. Lift and firm tired skin while adding in extra hydration with Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base. This primer has a seriously gooey honey-like texture, so it’s important to apply it properly. Apply a small amount all over your face and then pat into your skin until all stickiness is gone. Let it completely dry before you apply makeup for velvety-smooth texture.
Best for: skin that needs a plumping pick-me-up
Toc Toc Toning Capsule Base
This makeup base contains pearl bead capsules that melt into skin, giving you the freshness of toner while brightening dull skin. Apply all over your face, and let the pearl beads melt and burst.
Best for: adding freshness and brightness to skin
I’m Very Useful Makeup Boomer
This base is similar to Toc Toc Toning Capsule Base in that it contains pearl, but instead of pearl bead capsules, you have a gentle all-over glow from pearl shimmer. Makeup Boomer also works well as a multipurpose base: apply before makeup to smooth skin for foundation, apply on the forehead, nose, and under eyes after makeup to add highlight, or combine with your foundation to create glossy makeup looks.
October is a month best known for black cats and orange jack-o-lanterns and ... Pink ribbons? That’s right, Breast Cancer Awareness Month officially kicked off on October 1st, which means now is the perfect time to brush up your knowledge of breast cancer. We’ve created a list of important facts below so you can learn more about the impact of this disease. Be sure to spread awareness by sharing this article with anyone you know who needs to know these facts! And follow @touchinsolus on Instagram to check out our Fact Fridays. For the month of October, we’re sharing facts on breast cancer every week to help spread awareness.
Both men and women can be diagnosed with breast cancer. This means that everyone, regardless of gender, can benefit from doing regular self-checks and talking with their doctor.
The average risk for a man developing breast cancer sometime in his life is 1 in 833, while for women it is just 1 in 8. This means that simply being a woman is a risk factor for getting breast cancer.
Breast cancer is now the most common form of cancer in American women after skin cancers. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer.
Aging is a top risk factor for developing breast cancer. 75% of women with breast cancer are 50 years old or older.
Only 5-10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary. Even if your family does not have a history of breast cancer, you should conduct regular checks and talk to your doctor if you find anything unusual.
Getting regular mammograms is the best way to detect breast cancer in its early stages. Although mammograms cannot treat breast cancer, the earlier breast cancer is detected the easier it can be to treat.
Let’s raise awareness together!
This month, we’re donating a portion of the proceeds from our Special Pink Edition No Poreblem Primer to breast cancer research so we can find a cure. Get yours today and receive a bonus 30% off code for your next order!
It’s that time of year again - the leaves are changing, the air is crisper, and fuzzy blankets never looked so good! It also means cold temperatures outside that can really take a toll on your skin. Luckily, there’s a new K-beauty movement in town perfect for tackling dry skin (honestly, is there an issue that Korean skincare hasn’t fixed??) It’s called “Glass Skin,” and it’s all about keeping skin totally moisturized for a dewy, “glassy” look. And since this whole practice is based around having super clean, ultra-hydrated skin, it’s the ideal skincare routine for this fall.
So how can you achieve this look and keep your skin looking amazing? Here’s our daily 4-step routine:
1. Double cleanse: the first step to getting clear, glowing skin is having clean skin. First remove oil, dirt, and makeup with an oil-based cleanser. Then use a gentle soap lather to ensure that you’re removing all pollutants from your skin. We recommend Mission Complete Mild Scrub. This scrub is gentle enough for daily use to remove makeup and dead skin, so you're left with clean and luminous skin.
2. Hydrating toner: refreshing and moisturizing toners can restore pH levels in your skin, and provide a base of hydration before adding any additional products. Make sure you’re using a moisturizing toner that will clean your face without drying it out.
3. Hydrating essence or priming water: adding an essence or priming water to your routine is an absolute must during the colder months. These products add an extra boost of moisture and help even out texture for smooth skin. We recommend No Poreblem Priming Water or Prime Essence, both of which were developed to help skin stay hydrated all day. If you have dry or combination skin, try Priming Water which will soothe and refresh. Use Prime Essence if you need to control oily skin, want to tighten pores, or are just looking for an all-day natural glow.
4. Moisturize: the most important part of getting glassy skin is having well-hydrated skin, so you need an excellent moisturizer. Look for something with hyaluronic acid, an important ingredient for locking moisture into the skin. We recommendGlassy Skin Balm, which has been specially formulated to lock in moisture and make skin luminous.
And now you have a perfect daily fall skincare routine! To add even more glow, exfoliate 2-3 times a week and use a hydrating face mask once a week. And of course, make sure you drink plenty of water alongside any apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes!