Chill Out: Skin Care to Help You Keep Your Cool

  It's been an unusually hot summer, so keeping cool has been a real challenge. But there's no need to sweat it, not when there are all sorts of skin care products made to drop temps with refreshing gels and skin-soothing ingredients. Hot weather can lead to high skin temperatures, which, combined with UV radiation, can damage … Continue reading Chill Out: Skin Care to Help You Keep Your Cool

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Overnight Sensation: Sleeping Masks For Every Skin Type

  I’ve got to hand it to those one-sheet-mask-a-day girls you see all over Instagram. I mean, for me to set aside a good two hours for a masking session (which includes, of course, double cleansing, exfoliating, two rinse-off masks, and finishing with a nourishing sheet mask), it takes some serious planning and aforethought — … Continue reading Overnight Sensation: Sleeping Masks For Every Skin Type

Life as a Beauty Editor: Beauty Favorites & New Discoveries, Part 1

  Every month, I'm slathering, tapping, swiping and scrunching a slew of beauty products as part of my job as beauty editor for Composure Magazine, and this past month has been no exception. In Composure's latest issue out now (buy it here), I narrowed down the prettiest spring-inspired beauty products for my Editor's Picks story, slathered my dried-out … Continue reading Life as a Beauty Editor: Beauty Favorites & New Discoveries, Part 1

Retinoids & Retinol: Skin Care Ingredients You Need in Your Regimen

  Of all the serums and boosters and creams in my skin care regimen, one thing I always ensure to include (as does seemingly every other beauty editor) is what dermatologists like Dr. Jwala Karnik of Suneva Medical call the gold standard in anti-aging skincare: retinoids. “Retinoid is a vitamin A derivative that unclogs pores, … Continue reading Retinoids & Retinol: Skin Care Ingredients You Need in Your Regimen

How Korean Beauty Is Influencing American Beauty — And Why It’s No Passing Fad

  It started with BB cream. I was an editor at Audrey Magazine, and one of our summer interns pitched a story about BB cream. Now, I had heard of BB cream — the miracle product discovered by a German doctor to soothe the skin of post-peel patients and co-opted by Korean chemists as a do-it-all moisturizer, primer, … Continue reading How Korean Beauty Is Influencing American Beauty — And Why It’s No Passing Fad