Aimee PaikDoctorateDegreeAmerican Board of DermatologyBoard Certified DermatologistChief Medical OfficerDermatologist100A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails. A dermatologist can identify and treat more than 3,000 conditions. These conditions include eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer, among many others.
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Aimee Paik, MD

Dr. Paik has been Apostrophe’s medical director since the company was founded in 2013. She has been a board-certified dermatologist since 2012 and is passionate about dermatology’s ability to help others feel confident and comfortable in their skin. Her expertise has been featured in Coveteur, Women’s Health, and Skincare.com. She is also dedicated to her patients in her dermatology practice in California.

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Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreen

We’re breaking down the difference between these two types of sunscreens.

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Does Tretinoin Treat Hormonal Acne?

Wondering if tretinoin treats hormonal acne? We have the answers.

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Hormonal Cystic Acne

Find out everything you need to know about hormonal cystic acne from our experts.

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Hormonal Cystic Acne On The Chin

Learn about the potential causes & treatments for hormonal cystic acne on the chin.

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How to Get Rid of Hormonal Acne

Struggling with hormonal acne? Learn how to get rid of hormonal acne now!

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How Long Does Spiro Take To Work?

Wondering how long it takes for spironolactone to work? Find out here.

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Tretinoin vs Retinol

Wondering how tretinoin and retinol differ from each other? Read on to find out.

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How Does Hormone Imbalance Impact Acne?

Hormones play a large role in the presence of acne at every age. Find out how!

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Get To Know Our Dermatologists

Here’s everything you need to know about our derms and why they love what they do.

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Combining Skincare Ingredients

We’re breaking down which skincare ingredients you should (and shouldn’t) combine.

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The Six Main Types of Acne

We’re talking about the different types of acne and how to treat them.

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2021 Skincare Trends: Hit or Miss?

We’re breaking down if these four popular skincare trends are a hit or miss.

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What is Healthy Skin?

We’re defining what “healthy skin” is, and why you should be celebrating real skin!

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Sensitive vs. Sensitized Skin

We’re breaking down the difference between sensitive and sensitized skin.

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Do You Really Need to Double Cleanse?

Double cleansing is really popular in the skincare industry, but is it a necessity?

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Bakuchiol vs. Retinol

We’re breaking down what bakuchiol is and how it compares to retinol or retinoids.

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What is Purging?

We’re breaking down everything you need to know about the purging process.

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Debunking Sunscreen Myths

We’re sharing our take on some popular misconceptions about SPF.

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How to Treat Acne During Pregnancy

We’re breaking down how to safely treat acne while pregnant or trying to conceive.

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Derm Reacts to Mom’s Beauty Advice

Dr. Aimee Paik shares her thoughts on the best & worst beauty advice from your moms.

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All About Benzoyl Peroxide

We’re breaking down all you need to know about this popular acne-fighting ingredient.

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Should You Use A Spot Treatment?

What are the different types of acne spot treatments? Do you need to use one?

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Skincare Routine Myths

There are lots of “rules” on how you should do your skincare routine. Are they valid?

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What is “Medical Grade” Skincare?

What is “medical-grade” skincare, and is it better than other products on the market?

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Exfoliating Acids 101

We’re breaking down each type of exfoliating acid and if you need them in a routine.

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Does Collagen in Skincare Work?

We’re breaking down the truth about all those hyped up collagen products.

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How to Identify Your Skin Type

We’re breaking down the elusive skin type plus all your FAQs answered by Dr. Paik!

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All About Topical Spironolactone

We’re answering all your FAQs on this innovative hormonal acne treatment.

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Derm Reacts to DIY TikTok Trends

Dr. Paik reacts to the most popular DIY skincare trends on TikTok

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How To Create a Basic Skincare Routine

Putting together a proper skincare routine can be tricky– we’re here to help!

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Using Acne Patches With Prescriptions

We’re demystifying how hydrocolloid patches can fit into your prescription routine.

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Making the Most of Your Prescription

Dr. Aimee Paik drops her best tips on getting the most out of your prescription.

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All About Doxycycline

Dr. Aimee Paik breaks down all the need to knows about Doxycycline

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All About Azelaic Acid

Dr. Aimee Paik breaks down this sensitive skin all-star

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Unpacking the Types of Vitamin C

We're unpacking the most popular types of Vitamin C so you know what's worth it.

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Can Your Skin “Get Used To” Skincare?

A common myth is that your skin can "get used to" skincare... but is it true?

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Education

How to Combat Acne Scarring

Acne scarring is notoriously hard to battle, but Dr. Paik has some answers.

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The Scoop

A Short Reflection by Our CEO

Looking back at a weird year.

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What is the Skin Barrier?

Unpacking one of the most important, and easy to disrupt, features of your skin.

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What You Need to Know About Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a trendy ingredient, but does it live up to the hype?

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How Tretinoin Changes Your Routine

“Keep it simple” should be your new skincare routine mantra.

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The Scoop

Recommended Skincare from Our Derms

These products can help you gracefully adjust to your new retinoid.

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Education

Which is Better: Retinol or Retinoids?

Here’s your ultimate guide to the most popular Vitamin A derivatives.

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Is Spironolactone Safe?

Dr. Aimee Paik answers your most important questions on Spironolactone.

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How to Apply Your Tretinoin

Tretinoin can be tricky to adjust to but your application technique can help!

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Can Your Diet Cause Acne?

Dr. Aimee Paik deep dives into the science behind how diet can affect breakouts.

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Do You Really Need an Eye Cream?

Are eye creams necessary or are they just moisturizers with fancy marketing?

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Hormonal Acne 101

We asked Dr. Aimee Paik to give us the details on hormonal acne and how to treat it.

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Unpacking Fragrance: The Science

How Fenty Skin sparked a conversation about fragrance in the skincare community.

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Education

On Avoiding the 'Retinoid Uglies’

Retinoids are loved by many, but how do you manage the initial rocky relationship?

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Why Glycerin Is Super Underrated

Everything you need to know about this old school dermatologist favorite.

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Should Cosmetics Be “Gluten-Free”?

Does this popular food claim belong on your skincare?

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Do You Absorb 60% of Your Skincare?

An investigative look at a pervasive myth that just won’t die!

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Skin Structure 101

What does your skin and Ogres have in common? They both have a lot of layers.

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The Scoop

A Chemist's Most Hated Skincare Claims

10 mins with Chemist Confessions: misinformation, trends, and ingredients they love

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Education

Research: Spironolactone and Coronavirus

Unpacking some developing research on COVID and Spiro.

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