Anyone who has tried to get rid of a blemish that has appeared overnight knows that great skin requires diligence and patience. Sure, some women won the genetic lottery and can get away with nothing more than washing their face to maintain a glowing complexion... but alas, we can't all be so lucky.
If you're new to skin care, all the ingredient talk can get overwhelming. Let's review: Retinol is good for discoloration and elasticity, AHAs will leave your complexion glowing, and BHAs will keep your pores clear. Then there's also superstar ingredients like niacinamide, vitamin C, SPF and more to consider...
Not to get all science-y on you, but it's really important to understand how the pH of your skin can affect the way it looks and feels. In short, pH refers to acidity levels. It ranges from 1 to 14, with seven being considered neutral; everything below seven is acidic, while everything above seven is basic. You'd think that seven would be perfect for your skin — but in all reality, the Journal of Cosmetic Science reports than a pH level of just below five is ideal for the skin.
You've probably heard of vitamin C and its many skin care benefits at this point — but in case you're in need of a refresher, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nava Greenfield, MD, explains that it helps reduce skin damage by protecting against free radicals. "The skin needs antioxidants to stop and reverse this damage, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can work to repair harmed skin cells," she says.
The golden rule of skin care: NEVER sleep with your makeup on.
Yes, we've all had those nights when we're so exhausted from or a night of partying that we forget and wake up with foundation and mascara smeared on our pillowcases... but we're not here to talk about our mistakes of the past.
No one likes dry, flaky skin... which is why we're here with a round up of body scrubs, all set to save the day. These hardworking (yet gentle) exfoliants help keep your skin extra smooth and happy. We've chosen some of our favorite options at various price points, from the drugstore aisle, to the luxury department store counter! Keep reading to see our top picks.
Skin care expert Ivan Pol created a signature treatment called The Beauty Sandwich in 2010 (which was trademarked in 2018). He jokingly refers to it as "gluten-free" and says it's "the non-toxic celebrity red-carpet secret that naturally highlights and improves facial tone without the use of lasers, needles, or chemicals." He created it as a natural, less invasive (and less painful!) alternative to treatments like Botox and fillers.
When it comes to CBD, it's tough to know who to trust. Is it actually CBD? Or is it just regular ol' hemp oil dressed up in fancy, marijuana-inspired packaging? And even when it is actual CBD oil, where did it come from? Was it ethically sourced? And, perhaps most importantly of all, is it safe for your skin?
Vitamin C is a skin care must for so many reasons: it's anti-aging and boosts collagen production, it protects the skin from free radicals, it's a skin brightener that helps fade hyperpigmentation and it strengthens the skin barrier. Suffice it to say, it's a powerhouse ingredient... but it can also be a little bit tricky to use, depending on your skin type.
Every once in a while, a new beauty gadget is released that earns a tidal wave of favorable reviews. NuFace's microcurrent device is one of those devices, and after hearing so many Instagram influencers, beauty editors, and skin care enthusiasts rave about their experience using one, I decided I should give it a try myself.
All that glitters is gold... including the newest trend in skin care! There has been a recent influx of golden-hued and gold-infused products popping up on shelves, and they've totally piqued our interest.
The dog days of winter are here, and if you're anything like us, you're probably getting a little stir crazy from spending so much time indoors. Even if a beach getaway isn't in the cards this season, you can still look like you traveled somewhere warm with a faux tan. Self-tanner can admittedly be tricky to use, which is why our current obsession is self-tanning drops. All you have to do is mix a drop or two into your moisturizer for a streak-free golden glow that will have everyone wondering where in the world you just vacationed. Here, our favorite self-tanning drops to try this winter and beyond.
There are some beauty launches and collaborations that make total sense — like Charlotte Tilbury's recent Pillow Talk Extravaganza collection — or that are super exciting but not exactly far-fetched, like ColourPop's recent Disney releases. Then, there are the beauty debuts that are a complete departure from what you'd ever expect... which is exactly what we're diving into today. Let us know how many times you murmur, "whaa?" to yourself reading through this list.
As a beauty editor, I've had roughly 200 facials in my life. So let's just say I know a thing or two — and the treatment I recently got with Celeste Rodrigues, of Celeste Rodrigues Skin Care in Los Angeles, stands out. For starters, the vibe: The setting is under-the-radar in a "celebs totally go here" kind of way. Her studio is situated on a quiet street in Beverly Hills. In other words, it's exactly the place you'd expect to run into Machine Gun Kelly during a casual weekday afternoon facial. (I didn't, by the way, but it's no secret that the rap star regularly books appointments with Celeste.)
You're probably quite familiar with skin care brands made by dermatologists, such as Dr. Dennis Gross, Dr. Brandt, Lancer, and Perricone MD. Estheticians and facialists also know a thing or two about how to foster and maintain beautiful skin, and many have created their own product lines as well. Today. we're highlighting some of the most notable options on the market, along with our favorite pick from each (though admittedly it's always hard to choose just one).