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Updated on Jun 4, 2020. Posted on May 26, 2018

Only People Who Are Obsessed With Skincare Can Get 7/10 On This Quiz

Do you know the difference between your acids?

  1. Which of the following "oils" is actually a wax?

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    Though it looks and feels just like an oil, jojoba oil is technically a wax, thanks to its molecular configuration.

  2. What does the term "non-comedogenic" mean?

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    When you see the term "non-comedongenic" on a label, it means that product was specifically formulated not to clog pores. If you're acne-prone, it's a good thing to keep an eye out for.

  3. Which of the following is NOT a common ingredient in Korean skincare?

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    Fluxweed is actually a magical ingredient used to make polyjuice potion in the Harry Potter universe. Sadly, it's not a skincare ingredient (yet).

  4. What's the best way to apply eye cream?

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    Since the skin around your eyes is so delicate, you should always use your ring finger to apply product, as it's the weakest finger. It's also important to gently tap rather than rub product into this area.

  5. When should you apply SPF?

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    Even if you're staying inside all day, UV rays can still get through windows and are actually emitted by some computer screens, so you should apply sunscreen every single morning without fail.

  6. What's the purpose of jade rolling?

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    Jade rolling is an ancient Chinese technique used to massage the face and decrease puffiness. It should be done after serum, oil, or moisturizer are applied.

  7. Which of the following ingredients is said to detoxify skin?

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    While vitamin C and rosehip oil nourish the skin, charcoal is said to detox and purify. For this reason it's commonly used in masks and exfoliants.

  8. What is micellar water used for?

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    Micellar water gently cleanses, tones, and removes makeup. It's normally used with a cotton ball or round, and is great for sensitive skin.

  9. Which of the following is NOT an exfoliant?

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    Unlike a lot of other acids that are used in skincare, hyaluronic acid actually works to hydrate the skin and doesn't dissolve dead skin cells away.

  10. And what's the correct order to apply these products?

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    First you wash your face, then apply toner to further treat your skin. Next, apply serum, then apply your moisturizer as it's likely a thicker and heavier product, so belongs last in your routine.