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By Paulo Makalinao

Niacinamide is one of the most popular ingredients for skincare products in 2020. Niacinamide is a powerhouse skincare ingredient that has become a mainstay ingredient in plenty of skincare brands. Beneficial for all skin types, Niacinamide versatility works well with both dry, oily, and combination skin, a rare trait for a skincare ingredient.

At Aeronaut Skincare, we think that niacinamide is one of the best skincare ingredients for your skin. Whether it’s included in your moisturizer, toner, cleanser, or serum, niacinamide is an ingredient you should be looking out for and works great with plenty of other skincare ingredients.

What is Niacinamide?

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For those with low levels of melanin and a tendency for sunburn, sunscreen is probably one of your most applied skincare products on your skin whenever you brave it out in the sun. For the rest of us, we usually limit our sunscreen usage to days out sunbathing at the beach or laying poolside. But what if I told you that sunscreen should be one of the essential parts of your skincare routine regardless of whether you’re prone to sunburn? Would you be surprised to know that you should be using sunscreen every time you step out of the house…


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By Paulo Makalinao

In the era of COVID-19, two products that have seen exponential growth in usage are soap and hand sanitizer. One would hope that people were washing their hands often before COVID-19, but in 2020 keeping your hands clean has become one of the most crucial parts of our everyday routine. When it comes to killing those germs and viruses, especially COVID-19, two methods have become the preferred choice for hand cleanliness; using hand sanitizer or washing your hands with soap. So which way should you use when presented with both options? Let’s examine both products.

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Essential ingredients men should look for when purchasing skincare products

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When it comes to skincare, one of the most important things to know is the ingredients used to make the skincare product. For men, the skincare ingredients that are beneficial to our skin are not an exact one to one correlation with what is usually highlighted for women. For example, while Retinol is a proven ingredient for both men and women on fighting acne, most men who have never been serious about skincare could have disastrous results using Retinol without extensive skincare knowledge. …


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Timothy Makalinao — Photo By Paulo Makalinao

Being a man is fascinating. Through culture, our environment, and toxic masculinity, most of us grow up with the misconstrued notion that we need to prove to everyone that we know exactly what we’re doing at all times, especially if it’s the first time we’re doing something. As a man, we must naturally know how to do everything entirely on our own. Any topic with a hint of a feminine twinge is absolutely prohibited from discussion with the boys or is automatically chastised by other boys.

I can’t help think about how my preconceived notions of how to be a…


Tips on how to be a more informed consumer when it comes to skincare products

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Skincare is a wild west. For the most part, companies are allowed to “claim” virtually anything they want when it comes to the effects of their skincare products. Unlike pharmaceutical companies, skincare companies are not subject to rigorous testing and proof that a drug is effective. For decades, dishonest skincare companies have been creating skincare products and claiming virtually anything. As a consumer, it’s hard to tell which skincare products are legitimate and which ones are only saying things for marketing purposes. …


Understanding Personal Finance: How our brain thinks about money

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To be honest, it’s hard to encourage someone to save for retirement, especially for people my age. I’m 23; retirement is such a far off goal that I understand why many people my age don’t even have this anywhere near their radar. Why would I save a $100 this week for something that may or may not happen 30+ years from now? I could use the very same $100 on things I want to do right now.

For many people, saving money is hard. We’re tempted by so many things and the fear of missing out (FOMO) on experiences today…


Understanding Personal Finance: What it takes to save $1,000,000

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There’s something about having $1,000,000 that garners people’s attention — like a magnet, that big round number can’t help but attract your eyes. It’s a number that people associate with having wealth. Something about turning 6 digits in an account into 7 captivates the American population; it’s a far away goal that is just close enough that many people inadvertently strive to reach that number.

Which makes sense, being a millionaire is quite a common occurrence. About 11 million Americans are considered millionaires, sounds crazy high right? Compared to the population of the US (325 million) that’s about 3.4% of…


Understanding Personal Finance: Federal Income Tax Brackets

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Taxes are almost as old as the history of civilized society. At its core taxes make government and large swaths of society function. It is also one of the most talked about things in politics as it affects every single person, especially the federal income tax.

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Notorious for the first real slap of how much an impact taxes have in your life, I’ve seen countless people get their first paycheck only to realize a significant portion of their gross net income was funneled into something called “Federal Income Tax.” …


You shouldn’t feel guilty about spending on yourself, even if it isn’t a necessity. Let’s learn how to do it responsibly.

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“Dear Timothy, Chase Bank has received a $X direct deposit. Your money is now available to be used.” It’s one of my favorite notifications to see on my phone. The minute I see it, I open my chase app. There are dollar signs everywhere and a comma appears in the symbol of my bank balance marking a shift from the hundreds place to the thousands.

Like many other people, payday is one of my favorite days. It’s such an empowering feeling to have the money that you worked so hard for come into your bank account. It’s a sign of…

Timothy Alvin Makalinao

A graduate from Harvard working in Finance, but with a dream to create the world’s best men’s skincare company. https://aeronautskincare.com/

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