The chemists wrote a book.

Skincare Decoded compiles all our skincare education into one place. We answer questions like - Do you really need a ten-step skincare regimen? Is that $100 eye cream worth it? What's up with the CBD trend? Let's face it... we're all a little lost in the skincare world. This book breaks down the overly complex skincare industry and helps teach you to build your skincare routine like the chemists who make them. #skincaredecodedbook

Chemist Confessions Skincare Decoded Book

Navigate the Skincare World Chemist Style!

Whether you're a complete skin science newbie or a seasoned professional, Skincare Decoded has something for you.

Part 1: The fundamentals of cleanse, moisturize, and sun protection.

Part 2: Meet the Big Four of actives: vitamin C, AHAs, retinoids, and niacinamide.

Part 3: Time to build your routine!

Skin science really doesn't have to be daunting.

If you've attempted the skincare science rabbit hole, it can seem overwhelming. pH, molecular weights, actives layering, grr...Fear not! We've broken down the dense, intimidating skin science lingo with our signature fun sketches and helpful tables. And unique to the book, you'll also find skincare in history, routine tips, myth busting, shopping guides, and more!


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We did it! We compiled all our zainy skincare notes into one place. It's all so pretty, organized, and all the pages have color. Who knew that this whole venture as two cubicle buddies would lead us here!

You might not know this but this all started because of an auspicious friendship. We happened to be two skincare formulation chemists that worked for the same big beauty company and soon became quick friends because we shared the same (lousy) sense of humor. But more importantly we also shared the same frustrations with the skincare industry. It was confusing, laced with crazy marketing claims, and some of the price tags were making our brains short circuit.

Chemist Confessions and Skincare Decoded is just about decoding the skincare world to make your skincare do better for your skin. Whether you've been a part of the Chemist Confessions journey all along, or you've just discovered us through this book, we hope the book can help guide you on your next skincare purchase with a few laughs along the way. And as always, if you have any questions, write to us!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Chemists,

Gloria & Victoria