The Humane Cosmetics Act Highlights the Importance of Beauty Labeling

There’s a long way to go when it comes to creating a more transparent cosmetics industry.Photo: Ferda Demir/Getty Images for IHKIBOn Jan. 1 of this year, the 2018 Humane Cosmetics Act of California went into effect, banning the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. Both Illinois and Nevada signed equivalent bills, with […]

‘The Circle”s Joey Sasso, Noted Skin-Care Aficionado, Told Us His Full Grooming Routine

It includes a pore vacuum, an unconventional use for a blow-dryer and getting his hair professionally relaxed.Joey Sasso. Photo: Shauna Hundeby/Courtesy of Joey SassoWarning: Major spoilers for “The Circle” below.I, like so many other legions of binge-watchers with a deep, unyielding desire to escape actual reality in favor of reality TV, am obsessed with Netflix’s “The […]

The Woman (Partly) Responsible for Meghan Markle’s Glow-y Skin Shares Her Best Tips

We caught up with London-based facialist Sarah Chapman in Los Angeles, where she was busy getting celebrity faces Oscar-ready.Sarah Chapman.Photo: Courtesy of Sarah ChapmanThe most common remark about Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle‘s wedding beauty look was how natural it appeared — you could still see her skin! And her freckles! Makeup artist Daniel Martin […]

The 36 Best Beauty Products Fashionista Editors Discovered in January

Including a handful of dreamy lip colors, a miraculously quick-drying nail polish and *lots* of intensive moisturizers (for hair, body and face).Photo: Courtesy of Saie 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 […]

New Skin-Care Brand Protocol Is Making Radically Potent, Effective Formulas Its Top Priority

It even cracked the code on formulating vitamin C that can’t oxidize and a retinoid that won’t irritate.The entire Protocol lineup.Photo: Courtesy of ProtocolIn the skin-care community, vitamin C and retinol are widely considered to be the two most legitimately effective ingredients available. (At least after sunscreen — and lot of dermatologists will also tell […]

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 […]

Do We Take Skin-Care Products More Seriously if They Smell Bad?

In the 1980s, Frank Buckley, founder of Canadian cough syrup company Buckley’s coined the brand’s slogan: “It tastes awful. And it works.” At the time, it resulted in a significant spike in the brand’s market share. The premise was simple: Even though the product had a foul taste, customers bought it because it was perceived as so […]

The 381 (!) Best Beauty Products Fashionista Editors Discovered in 2019

Each 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, skin, fragrance, wellness and makeup discoveries — whether fresh-to-market drops or merely recent additions to our personal routines.Goodbye, 2019, we hardly knew ye. […]