Australia may be best known for its wild animals and gorgeous weather but the country is also home to one of the world's most popular skin care ingredients — pink clay. When used in a face mask, pink clay works wonders for common skin care woes like acne. In general, "clay masks are effective for a variety of skin issues, ranging from excess oil and acne even to anti-aging. They're super absorbent, so they can help remove pore-blocking oil from the skin. And they are also rich in minerals that help soothe inflamed skin and promote healthy skin cell functioning," explains board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner.
You're looking forward to your vacay but you're not too pumped about the inevitable skin issues that come with flying. We feel you. With about half as much humidity on the plane as our skin is used to, our complexions often feel dragged down mid-flight. What's more, when skin gets super dry, it compensates by producing more sebum, which means shine-city come landing. However, with some advanced planning and expert packing, you can ensure that your skin is well prepared to battle the effects of plane travel. By arming yourself with moisturizers, facial sprays, sunscreen, lip balm, face masks and more, you might just even find that your skin looks even better than when you stepped on the plane.
Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.
Wearing sunscreen might be non-negotiable, but that doesn't mean we have to suffer through our daily application of the stuff. If you loathe putting on sunscreen, the problem might simply be that you haven't yet found the right formula. There are so many sunscreen deliveries to choose from including sprays, mineral powders, gels and tinted lotions, yet many of us still seem to default to traditional thick lotions. Formulas have come a long way, and there's one product aiming to convert the haters: sunscreen sticks.
In theory, multitasking beauty products are genius. After all, they save space, time and money. In practice, however, it's a bit tough to find multitaskers that can really, truly do two things as well as a regular product can do one thing — and therein lies the rub.