Buzzy Beauty Ingredient of the Moment: Squalane

Dewy, moisturized skin ahead.Photo: ImaxtreeWelcome to our series “Buzzy Beauty Ingredient of the Moment,” the premise of which is pretty self-explanatory: In each installment, we’ll explore an ingredient that’s currently trending in the industry, springing up in a variety of different products lining the beauty aisle. We’ll consult experts to find out about the science […]

A Complete Guide to Dermaplaning

Yes, you may want to start shaving your face.Photo: ImaxtreeEvery time I tell someone that I shave my face, a similar scene plays out: First, they become silent in their astonishment for a few seconds. Then come lots of questions. “If you don’t have any visible facial hair, why shave? “Doesn’t the hair grow back […]

13 Expert-Recommended Face Masks to Pack With You When You Travel

Because breakouts, dryness and dullness aren’t ideal jet-setting companions.Photo: Courtesy of HeydayA not-so-controversial opinion we seem to share with literally every single person on dating apps: Traveling is great! Whether a chilled-out vacation, a road trip to visit loved ones or a far-flung adventure exploring another culture, we’re extremely pro-travel. Yay, going places! But we’re […]

Lip Plumpers Have Made a Return, and They’ve Evolved Since the Early 2000s

Alas, they’re back!Photo: JP Yim/Getty ImagesWhat brows are to today — the reigning champion of the face for which every brand has a product and every beauty guru has a tutorial — lips were to 2005. A key piece of the early-millennium beauty experience, no day of driving around in your friend’s Volkswagen Beetle, listening […]

33 Top-Rated Sunscreens to Use if You’re Concerned About SPF Safety

According to the Environmental Working Group’s 2019 rankings.Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesWhile dermatologists are conclusive that we should all be wearing sunscreen year-round, no matter the weather, the beginning of summer is a good time to check the expiration dates on your products and stock up on new skin protectors. But with sunscreen in the news recently […]

11 Must-Have Products to Brighten Dark Undereye Circles

Experts weighed in on their top makeup and skin-care picks.Photo: ImaxtreeIf you’ve ever been asked if you’re tired after a full night’s sleep, you can chalk it up to the pains of dark circles, and their two main pesky origins — pigmentation or shadowing. Dark circles are, for most of us, an inevitable beauty truth, […]

It May Be Time to Reconsider All That Glitter in Your Beauty Products

Particularly if you’re concerned about your own skin health — or the environment. (Or both!)Photo: ImaxtreeNothing illustrates Western society’s decline into self/selfie-obsession like slathering on a face mask full of shimmering flecks of pollution-causing plastic and smiling for the front-facing camera. Okay, maybe I’m being a tad bit harsh. But the point remains: Can we […]

13 Pimple Patches That Make Breakouts Disappear Overnight

Magic! (Er, science!)Photo: ImaxtreePimple patches, zit stickers, acne dots — whatever you want to call them, these tiny, stick-on skin treatments seem to be everywhere right now. And if you’ve ever actually tried one of them, you know why: For certain types of pimples, they can be an amazingly effective, insanely satisfying and a shockingly […]

The Dangerous Side Effect of Digital Wellness

The direct-to-consumer health and telemedicine industry is booming — but the way some medications are marketed online is creating controversy.Do you get butterflies before a first date? Sweaty palms? Maybe you let out a nervous giggle or two? Well, direct-to-consumer digital healthcare platform Hers is here to save the day. The woman-centric wellness brand makes […]

13 Products That Will Make You Want to Incorporate Almond Oil Into Your Whole Beauty Routine

Our favorite skin, hair and makeup picks.Photo: Courtesy of GlossierThere are many oils that cater to both dry skin and dehydrated hair. But, if there’s one that really gets the job done, it’s sweet almond oil, which not only hydrates, but acts as a shield. “Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty […]