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The Best Makeup Brushes To Use With Mineral Foundation

Finding the best makeup brush for your foundation will help your application technique and also ensure an even, flawless coverage, for a natural-looking base. To help you find your perfect makeup brush kit, we've put together this handy brush guide.

Acne Guide: How To Prevent Breakouts + Treat Acne

From blackheads to full-blown breakouts, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting 85% of us at some point in our lives. Discover everything you need to know about how to treat and prevent acne with a little help from our dermatologist.

The Benefits of Zinc Oxide Sunscreen for Your Skin

OK, so it might not be the most glamorous product in your skincare lineup, but did you know sunscreen is in fact the most important anti-aging product you can buy? Sun exposure or photo-aging is responsible for around 80-90% of visible signs of aging, but the good news is that this is actually preventable. By using sunscreen on the daily, you can shield your skin from harmful UV rays that cause premature aging and skin damage including fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, collagen depletion, loss of elasticity, and rough texture. And, with so many different sunscreens to choose from, finding one that you'll use every day, that meshes well with your skin, and doesn't irritate or cause breakouts is key to ensuring you keep good SPF habits. But before you go down a rabbit hole of sunscreen advice, we'll let you into a big skincare secret, zinc oxide sunscreen is one of our all-time favorites.

7 Benefits Of Niacinamide In Skincare

When it comes to brightening, hydration, or anti-aging it’s likely your go-tos are vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol, maybe even alpha arbutin too if you’re skincare-savvy, but have you heard of niacinamide? Loved by derms and beauty editors, the benefits of niacinamide make for an impressive lineup worthy of a place in your skincare ritual. 

Why At-Home Peels Are The Most Exciting Thing In Skincare Right Now

From mom jeans to platform sneakers, the '90s are back in a big way, and so are peels. Updated for a new generation in elevated, next-level formulations, forget any preconceptions about chemical peels you might have formed from comedy shows or that infamous SATC scene, and think safe, transformative at-home treatments delivering radical radiance to every skin.

Cream Blush vs Powder Blush

Are you team cream or team powder blush? Or maybe you love to mix and match? Whatever your preferences, blush can actually be a make or break step in many makeup rituals. Designed to make you look gorgeously glowing and lit from within with a healthy flush of cheek-popping color, on the flip side, too much blush, not enough blending, or a formula that doesn’t work with your skin’s needs can lead to many a blush blunder. Whether bright, neutral, or just a hint of hue, wherever you sit on the blush spectrum, this handy guide will help you find your best blush, and learn some new tricks and techniques too.

Makeup For Sensitive Skin: What You Need to Know

Whether dryness, redness, reactivity, itching, or just general inflammation, sensitive skin comes in many forms, and can present challenges when it comes to finding a targeted skincare and makeup ritual that’s right for your unique skin. And, while skincare is often the focus in soothing, calming, and repairing irritated, sensitized complexions, your nourishing practice doesn’t end with your skincare ritual, the makeup you choose matters too.

How To Personalize Your Skincare With Serums

Serums are the strategists in your skincare ritual. More advanced, concentrated formulas than any other product, they’re designed to solve for specific issues in a super targeted way. Loaded with powerful actives and other uber-effective ingredients, serums are served in fast-absorbing, lightweight formulations, delivering all that good stuff directly to your skin quickly for visible results. 

Everything You Need To Know About Retinol

Hailed as one of skincare’s all-time superheroes with most dermatologists wielding it as their top skincare tool (- along with SPF, of course), retinol is one of the most effective ingredients in the modern skincare kit. It helps accelerate skin cell turnover, reduce inflammation, diminish hyperpigmentation, and stimulate collagen production, promoting smoother, firmer, brighter skin. In short, it’s one of the best ingredients to use in all anti-aging skincare rituals.

How To Protect Skin Against Blue Light Damage

Blue light is a hot topic right now, but it’s not a new issue. It’s actually been around ever since we started engaging with anything that has a light-emitting screen. What is new, however, is the amount of time we’re exposing ourselves to it. According to a recent survey, the average American spends 19 hours per day looking at some sort of digital device. Whether that’s working on your laptop, binge-watching Netflix, or doomscrolling Instagram before bed, all of these activities which are so important to our daily connectivity and sense of community, are unfortunately having detrimental effects on our wellbeing - and that includes our skin.

Meet Alpha Arbutin: Your New Favorite Skin-Brightener

If you’re looking for a brighter way to diminish skin discoloration such as dark spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, or even just to amp up your dull complexion, there’s an under-the-radar hero ingredient that’s about to seriously revolutionize your skincare ritual. Step forward alpha arbutin - nature’s answer to an Instagram filter. This powerhouse ingredient effectively treats pigmentation issues and boosts brightness safely without the unwanted side effects of its former counterpart, hydroquinone. Nature-approved, dermatologist-recommended, alpha arbutin is beauty’s best kept brightening secret and we’re here to spill.

What To Know About Inflammaging

First of all, what actually is inflammaging? Inflammaging or inflamm-aging is a beauty buzzword to describe the combination of two of our least favorite things, inflammation and aging. Inflammaging is the perfect storm of inflammatory factors converging, leading to accelerated signs of aging and generally an unhappy, uncomfortable complexion. 

How To Get Glowing Skin

Dreaming of fresh, glowing, dewy, lit-from-within skin? Let’s face it, this is our collective complexion goal. For some of us, there may be a few more obstacles (aka dead skin cells) in our path towards achieving that brightness, that luminosity we all crave. The good news is there are some likely culprits contributing to your dimming complexion wattage, and some easy ways to course correct. And, in the meantime, you can always faux your glow with foundations and highlighters, but getting that natural radiance IRL all starts with your skincare approach.

The Next-Generation Moisturizers You Need To Know About

As we move into multitasking times, we’re looking for more from our moisturizers. Rather than slathering on layer after layer of product to repair and protect our moisture barrier or target our key concerns, we’re taking a less is more approach, opting in on high-powered formulations that offer a boost of benefits in one go. And, what better place to solve for an array of complexion goals and conditioning needs than via an elevated, next-generation moisturizer. These treatment moisturizers offer all the usual good stuff but now are infused with amplified actives for all the skin-love. 

Skincare + Beauty Trends 2021

If 2020 was all about the discovery that skincare is vital to our self-care, then for 2021, skincare trends pick up pace with an array of innovations, ingredients, and intelligent formulations. Stacking our shelfies full of cute-but-ineffective products is firmly out, replaced instead by our new work-smarter-not-harder, skinimalism mood. Think personalized protocols, multi-tasking formulas, authentic clean and clinical skincare, and impactful, performance-packed products.

Skin Detox Guide: Set Your Skin Up For Success

Cleanses, intermittent fasting, green juices - we’re all familiar with those kinds of detoxes, but sometimes our skin needs a little extra targeted TLC too. Celebrations, stress, dropping temperatures - can all take their toll on our skin. And, as our largest and most visible organ, our skin can often be the first signal that something is out of balance. Step forward the skin detox. Taking that cleansing mindset to both body and beauty can go a long way to improve your skin’s overall health and vitality.

Winter Skincare: How To Fight Dry Winter Skin

For all the magic and sparkle of the season, winter also brings with it some less glamorous side effects for our skin. The drop in humidity, prolonged exposure to indoor heat, and freezing outdoor temperatures all combine to make this the season that’s hardest on our skin. Think parched, itchy, flaky, dry skin that settles in for the long haul. And, while our instincts are to just double-down on heavy-duty formulas and oils, there’s actually much more to winter skincare than that. Reassessing our routines, switching up our solutions, and changing our habits can go a long way to keeping skin soothed and complexions comfortable this frosty season.

Find Your Shine: How To Highlight

Glowing skin is always in. And, while we try to make the best of our natural radiance with elevated skincare, most of us need a little something extra to hit those high points and give our complexions that oh-so coveted lit-from-within effect. Faking it ’til we make it, highlighters have been an absolute essential in most beauty kits for some time now, served up in an array of deliciously different finishes and luminosities. 

Dermatologist Tips For Darker Skin Tones by Dr. Nina Desai

While many ingredients and products recommended to address skin concerns are for the most part, the same for all skin tones, there are some conditions that can be problematic for people with more richly-melanated skin, and these may need a slightly different approach.

Everything You Need To Know About Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)

Move over retinols, there’s a new It ingredient rising up the skincare ranks and it’s called Epidermal Growth Factor - or EGF for short. The go-to for dermatologists thanks to its collagen-stimulating, dark spot brightening, under-eye depuffing, and wrinkle-combatting properties, EGF skincare has now become a firm favorite with celebrities, influencers, and beauty editors as an integral step in their daily routines.

The Best Nighttime Skincare Routine According to Dermatologist, Dr. Nina Desai

When developing a skincare routine, it is important to know your skin type and to pick products that are right for your skin. This will ensure that your products are working for you, and will not make any of your concerns worse. Whether your skin is oily, normal or dry you want to ensure that you have the perfect nighttime skincare routine. 

Why You Need Full-Spectrum CBD In Your Skincare Routine

CBD is the current 'it' buzzword of the beauty world. You may be familiar with the myriad of benefits it offers within the wellness industry, but did you know about the incredible powers of CBD when it comes to topical use? We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about CBD in your skincare routine, including all the juicy info that no one else will. 

Summer Skincare Routines Aestheticians Swear By

It’s summertime, and we’re making skincare routines easy! When seasons change, our wardrobe isn’t the only thing we switch up. We love adjusting our skincare regimens depending on the weather outside, the amount of time we spend outdoors and levels of humidity. Check out the summertime skincare routines below recommended by our Aesthetics Lead, Stephanie Scalet for top skin goals.

How To Treat `Maskne`

Wearing a mask when we leave the house has become a normal part of our everyday routine. Protecting ourselves and those around us is critical, and we don’t know about you, but we’re stocking up on cute styles for every day of the week. As important as it is to wear a mask, an unwanted side effect many people are experiencing has become known as `maskne`

How To Get Youthful, Glowing Skin At Any Age

Skincare isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Whether you’ve been fine-tuning your regimen for years or are just beginning your foray into the vast world of products and ingredients, keep reading for our top picks to help you get your most beautiful, youthful skin—at ANY age!

4 Steps To Clear Skin

Looking to banish your bumps? Most of us are. In fact, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. From your teenage years to middle age and beyond, breakouts can affect all of us. Check out the 4 helpful steps below and get ready for clear skin ahead!

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pores

Ah, pores. To some of us, they might be the bane of our existence, but for all of us, they’re actually one of the most important (yet underappreciated) functions of skin health. Keep reading to find out 5 things you probably didn’t know about pores and exfoliation!

Easy 5 Minute Makeup Routines

Staying in? Us too! Even though we’re spending more time indoors and close to home, we’re not ditching our makeup routines completely. Rather, we’re paring things down to be more minimal, yet more customized. Keep reading for 5-minutes-or-less no-makeup makeup looks for whatever activities you have scheduled on your calendar (or for spur of the moment activities)!

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