About Us

We created Skincare Lab to surface science-based, unbiased information about the ingredients used in your favorite skincare products. From plant-based ingredients to synthetic, we cover it all. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Come back regularly to see our growing list of skincare ingredients!

What You Can Expect

When shopping for a new skincare product, it can be overwhelming trying to read the full list of ingredients. You’ll see a lot of scary-looking, hard to pronounce names, but that’s not always a bad thing!

Some of these ingredients are great and can help improve the effectiveness of the product, ensure it doesn’t go bad, and improve the texture or ease of use. 

However, some ingredients should be avoided and can lead to nasty side-effects. Irritation, redness, and breakouts are among the most common, but some ingredients may even increase the risks of cancer!

While we favor vegan and cruelty-free ingredients it’s our duty to cover ingredients that use animal-based ingredients as well. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know when this is the case. Every single one of our ingredients profiles includes a section explaining whether a skincare ingredient is vegan or not. 

Who Is This For?

Whether you are a skincare enthusiast or just starting, we believe honest, unbiased information about skin care products and ingredients should be accessible to everyone.