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How to update your skincare routine for fall

How To Update Your Skincare Routine For Fall As the weather begins to cool, we exchange our summer blouses for cozy, warm sweaters and our sandals for snug boots. We expect the weather change to affect our wardrobe, outdoor activities, and even our hair colour, but what about our skincare routines? We know to treat…

Top 5 Ingredients To Avoid In Sunscreen

When we think of which beauty products we use most frequently, there will be a few that top the list. Perhaps body lotion, shampoo, deodorant, or moisturizer comes to mind first. But there’s one item that we use on a daily basis that is often overlooked: SPF Sunscreens. Due to the fact that we use…

What is Zinc Oxide?

What is Zinc Oxide? We use so many products every day and many of us have no idea what it is we are putting onto or into our bodies. But many of the ingredients we use are, as they should, protecting us from the sun’s harmful rays, preventing skin irritations and dryness, and easing discomfort. …

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Glycolic Acid – The Smallest Alpha Hydroxy Acid!

Written by Dr. Vik Pandit Vik Pandit, PhD, Chemical Engineering (UofT), CEO and co-founder at Phycus Biotechnologies. Phycus is a manufacturer of sustainable ingredients for cosmetic companies. What is Glycolic Acid? Glycolic acid is the smallest alpha hydroxy acid acid. It’s very small size and low pK a is what makes it such a special,…

A black woman applying LASPA SPF 30 sunscreen her face

Here’s how to achieve skin minimalism with a natural, streamlined skincare routine

Here’s how to achieve skin minimalism with a natural, streamlined skincare routine   When it comes to skincare, sometimes the simpler the routine, the more effective. And when I say simplicity, I’m referring to not only the number of steps, but the inherent simplicity of product ingredients too. At LASPA, we believe in product transparency…