11 Biodegradable Makeup Wipes You Can Throw Right In the Compost

Some of them break down in as quickly as 28 days.Photo: Courtesy of SimpleIn some ways, makeup wipes are the unsung heroes of skin care. Simple in theory and application, they’re great for touch-ups, redos and, most obviously, for offering up a quick and easy way to remove makeup and sweat after a long day (or […]

Can Any Retinol-Based Skin-Care Product Really Be Considered ‘Clean’?

Natural beauty brands and retailers can’t seem to agree on whether the ultra-popular anti-ager is safe.Image: ImaxtreeTretinoin, retinol, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde — however you describe or derive it, retinoic acid is the undisputed Darling of Dermatology. The vitamin A metabolite alters genetic expression to accelerate cellular turnover and increase collagen production; it’s the most effective […]

Fashionista Editors Reveal Their Fashion Week Essentials

It’s that time of year again.Even though New York Fashion Week finally slimmed down — it will last five days instead of seven — our small team of editors still have a lot of sartorial ground to cover. From intimate presentations and previews to over-the-top runway shows and parties, we’ll be working around the clock […]

The 31 Best Beauty Products We Tried in June

Including a dream foundation formula from a beauty industry icon, athleisure-inspired dry shampoo and more.DedCool Massage Candle 01 Taunt, $55, available here. Photo: Courtesy of DedCoolEach month, Fashionista editors try a *lot* of beauty products. And while not every formula we test is a winner, we’re constantly unearthing new favorites. Here, we’ve rounded up our […]

The 37 Best Beauty Products Fashionista Editors Discovered in May

Including spray-on sunscreen, a Rihanna-approved lip scrub, a palo santo-spiked moisturizer, CBD gummies that support a noble cause and more.Photo: Courtesy of Fenty BeautyEach month, Fashionista editors try a *lot* of beauty products. And while not every formula we test is a winner, we’re constantly unearthing new favorites. Here, we’ve rounded up our latest hair, […]

8 Common Fear-Mongering Natural Beauty Marketing Claims, Fact-Checked

An investigation of the alarmist misconceptions that clean beauty brands perpetuate most.Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for NYFW: The ShowsLet me preface this by saying I’m a big fan of natural skin-care. Huge. (Here is some proof.) But I’m also a fan of facts — and when it comes to some of the alarmist claims in […]

‘Wild’ Skin Care Is an Emerging Trend Seeking to Clarify the Natural Beauty Category

Several brands are aiming to correct the murkiness that continues to plague the market.Photo: Courtesy of Alpyn BeautyRiddle: In 2019, there are more natural skin-care options than ever before and fewer natural skin-care options than ever before. How is that possible? Answer: Because the clean beauty industry has a dirty little secret. “Natural,” “organic” and “clean” are […]

11 Beauty Products to Gift to the Natural Beauty Obsessive In Your Life

Our top makeup and skin-care picks from ethically-minded brand Beautycounter.Photo: courtesy of BeautycounterWe may be biased here, but beauty gifts are some of the most fun presents to give (and receive) for the holidays. There’s something so indulgent about unwrapping a gorgeous new palette or a fancy, relaxing face mask. If those gifts happen to come […]