Jake Agnew
Jake is the Founder of Skincare Hero. Plagued by acne in his early teens, Jake turned to science to learn more about how skincare products actually work. He is committed to researching and recommending the best products, based on science. Jake attended Penn State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology. Using what he learned in school, Jake founded Skincare Hero with the goals of educating people on how to properly take care of your skin.

Jake Agnew's recent articles

Features 2 years ago

Expensive vs. Cheap Skincare Products

From cheap to expensive products, we analyzed 677,165 product reviews to find out how the price of a product impacts its rating. When it comes to skincare, everyone has their holy grail products. For some, it's an affordable drugstore moisturizer, and for others, it's a premium serum that comes at a pricey cost. And since […]
Products 3 years ago

5 Best Micellar Waters

Chances are, if you’ve walked into a drugstore or beauty retailer in the past year, you’ve seen at least a few brands selling micellar water. This formula, which originates in France, has become a staple for many skincare enthusiasts over the past few years. But what exact purpose does it serve?
Acne 3 years ago

4 Best Shampoos for Scalp Acne

Most people don’t think of the scalp as a typical place to get acne, but it is a common issue among many acne-sufferers. Fortunately, there are many acne shampoos that help to treat breakouts on your scalp.
Oily Skin 3 years ago

7 Best Products for Oily Skin and Large Pores

Besides acne, oily skin and large pores are two of the most common skin complaints. While they don’t have negative effects on your health, they can be flat out annoying. Large pores can be unsightly, and oily skin can be uncomfortably greasy.
Product Reviews 3 years ago

6 Best Sunscreens to Prevent Tanning

It is no secret that the sun can damage the skin in a number of devastating ways. A sunburn is the unintended consequence of too much exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. These rays penetrate the outer layers of the skin and kill the underlying skin cells.
Dark Spots 3 years ago

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots from Shaving

The quest for the allusive clean shave is often more difficult than you think. Because the skin is a fickle organ, it is common for it to become irritated with razor bumps and dark spots.
Product Reviews 3 years ago

8 Best Products to Use While on Accutane

Accutane is a serious drug, and it is important to curate a selection of beneficial products before starting the treatment. The key is to use gentle, hydrating, and non-irritating skincare products.
Face Washes 3 years ago

6 Best Facial Cleansers for African American Skin

African American skin can be prone to a variety of skin issues, from acne to aging to irritation. Even for those who have a more neutral skin type, it is important to find an effective cleanser to sweep away debris.
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