The Most Effective Low-Maintenance Skincare Routine

The Most Effective Low-Maintenance Skincare Routine

If we don’t need things like essences and whatever new product categories are invented, then what do we need? Ghalaie has all the details for a morning routine: “Step one is cleanser, and this is necessary to clean away debris, oil, and makeup. I recommend cleansing with an AHA/BHA cleanser. Step two is exfoliator and toner to slough away dulling, clogging skin cells, dissolve oils, and promote hydration. Step three is an antioxidant serum such as vitamin C, which is great for brightening the skin and functions as an antioxidant, providing protection against free radicals. Step four is moisturizer, and…

17 Organic Skincare Brands and What to Buy From Each

17 Organic Skincare Brands and What to Buy From Each

ICYMI, the beauty industry—skincare, especially—is overflowing with products and brands labeled clean, natural, nontoxic, vegan, cruelty-free, organic, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Kidding on that last one, but you get the idea. It’s hard to know where to start, what to look for, and to be honest, what’s actually going to be effective and worth your hard-earned money. One not-so-splendorous side effect of the natural skincare movement? The pothole-esque damage it’s left on our bank accounts. (For the most part, you really get what you pay for with naturally inclined formulas, so some heavy cash-lifting is just par for the course.) Luckily, being the beauty hoarder/editor/all-around guinea pig…

The Best Skincare Tips and Products in Your 50s

The Best Skincare Tips and Products in Your 50s

Yep, we all know that one person who looks as if they’ve stopped time. They might be in their 30s to 40s but easily look like they’re a 20-something. Maybe they even still get carded. Call it what you want, but I’d venture to guess that there’s someone in your life who’s managed to negate the natural effects of aging in one or way or another and we’d be lying if we said it didn’t absolutely intrigue us. No matter what age you are, it’s near impossible not to be curious about how these people have managed to Benajmin Button right in front of…

The 5 Best Skincare Ingredient Combinations for Glowy Skin

The 5 Best Skincare Ingredient Combinations for Glowy Skin

In case you hadn’t heard, glowy skin is in. Smooth, blemish-free faces are plastered all over our Instagram feeds, leading loads of beauty lovers to mix and match exfoliators, serums, and moisturizers with reckless abandon in pursuit of that enviable dolphin skin (weird title, dreamy look). But there are so many skincare ingredients out there that serve so many different purposes that it can be hard to know which products actually work best together to achieve all our skincare goals. That’s where celebrity esthetician Candace Marino comes in. Not only is she the expert trusted with the faces of stars like Kourtney Kardashian and Grimes,…

10 Potentially Unsafe Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare

10 Potentially Unsafe Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare

Where they’re commonly found: face creams, body lotions, mascaras, shampoos, conditioners, hairstyling products, antiperspirants, shaving products What they do: Parabens, which can be identified in ingredient labels by sussing out prefixes such as methyl-, propyl-, butyl-, ethyl-, and isobutyl- with the suffix paraben, are preservatives. “They protect cosmetics from dirt and function as a preservative to help increase the shelf life of products,” Walch explains. Why steer clear: You’ve likely been accosted with directives to avoid parabens before now, but do you know why? According to Walch, parabens can cause allergic skin reactions, redness, itching, and even damage to the hormonal system. “There’s…

Naomi Watts' Easy Beauty Routine and Skincare Must-Haves

Naomi Watts’ Easy Beauty Routine and Skincare Must-Haves

Health and beauty are so intertwined—do you have any wellness practices or favorite supplements that help give you a boost both mentally and physically? I’ve always loved Taryn Toomey’s classes. It’s a movement class, but I find it’s very much about the mind and spirit as well. It just flows in such an incredible way, and I’m usually able to take something away from the experience that’s pretty uplifting. Or it helps me feel what I need to feel at that given time.  As far as supplements, I’ve been really into products from The Beauty Chef. I love adding the Hydration ($50)…

12 Skincare Products for Rejuvenating Your Skin

When it comes to skincare, I’m most picky about my eye-care products. Even as a teen, I thought the shadows under my eyes were too dark, so you can only imagine what I think of my under-eye area now that I’m a bonafide adult. I’m always on the hunt for an eye serum that can keep up with my busy lifestyle because let’s face it, even in a pandemic, I still struggle to find time for a full night’s sleep while juggling work and life. Right now I’m super excited about the fast-acting and long-term benefits of ZO® Skin Health’s…

An Honest Review of Klur’s Best Skincare Products

An Honest Review of Klur’s Best Skincare Products

Sustainably made in California and studded with tons of organic, high-quality botanicals, Klur describes itself as “eco-inclusive beauty” and reflects esthetician and founder Lesley Thornton’s vision to create a brand epitomizing clean, ethical, and inclusive beauty for all. Let it be known Thornton didn’t just slap together another ho-hum skincare brand that would be lost among the thousands. Instead, she honed, perfected, and curated a small yet beautifully balanced array of formulas prioritizing simplicity, usability, efficacy, and long-term results and topped off with a hard-to-miss dose of instant gratification. (Try any of Klur’s stunning bottles, and you’ll immediately know what…

The Best Clean Skincare Routine for Your 30s

The Best Clean Skincare Routine for Your 30s

Clean beauty is, perhaps, the buzziest craze to sweep the beauty industry in recent years. With consumers becoming savvier about the potential risks associated with some commonly used ingredients and access to clean products becoming easier and more affordable than ever, nontoxic beauty products are among the most popular picks at retailers from Sephora to Target. While there’s still a lot of work to be done in terms of education and wading through all the conflicting information surrounding what’s safe and what isn’t, we’re still all for beauty choices that are better for our bodies and the planet.  Danielle Walker happens to agree. After she…

Found: The 28 Best Skincare Products for Women in Their 50s

Found: The 28 Best Skincare Products for Women in Their 50s

Average rating: 5/5 stars, 100 reviews Blackheads, whiteheads, angry red breakouts, enlarged pores—this dark horse organic face mask helps target all of the above. The hero ingredient is the probiotic yogurt (a key, natural source of calming moisture and skin-renewing lactic acid), but it has plenty of other amazing ingredients like cucumber, shea butter, marigold, kaolin clay, stonecrop, tea tree oil, and the brand’s signature BioComplex which features antioxidants, coenzyme Q10, and alpha-lipoic acid. Here’s what women with older skin are saying: “This is one of the best products that I have ever used! I love how my skin feels…