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27 Skin-Care Products Our Editors Are Leaning On the Most This Month

Harley Quinn once described "normal" as nothing but a setting on your hair dryer, and, for all intents and purposes, she's not wrong. Yet, right now - in a time of so much fear and uncertainty spread across the globe - the desire to find some sense of normalcy while self-isolating is a feeling we all can appreciate. In some cases, and for many people, that can be as simple as doing your regular skin-care routine every day. It can also mean looking to your stash of skin-care products that spark j...
Tags: Beauty, Harley Quinn, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Popsugar, Must Haves, Beauty Review


This Spot Treatment Helped My Hormonal Breakout Vanish in 48 Hours

I've struggled with acne for more than a decade. Over time, I perfected my daily skin-care routine down to a science. From finding the right cleanser to a hydrating serum that doesn't break me out, these products have saved my skin. Unfortunately though, they don't always help me combat hormonal breakouts. Like clockwork, right around the time of my period, a blemish pops up. I don't mean a small whitehead or blackhead, I'm talking an under-the-skin throbbing cyst-like pimple. For these, I alway...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Products Review, Dr. Barbara Sturm


I Suffer From Hormonal Breakouts and This Spot Treatment Is a Game Changer

I've struggled with acne for more than a decade. Over time, I perfected my daily skin-care routine down to a science. From finding the right cleanser to a hydrating serum that doesn't break me out, these products have saved my skin. Unfortunately though, they don't always help me combat hormonal breakouts. Like clockwork, right around the time of my period, a blemish pops up. I don't mean a small whitehead or blackhead, I'm talking an under-the-skin throbbing cyst-like pimple. For these, I alway...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Products Review, Dr. Barbara Sturm


26 Skin-Care Products Our Editors Are Leaning On the Most This Month

Harley Quinn once described "normal" as nothing but a setting on your hair dryer, and, for all intents and purposes, she's not wrong. Yet, right now - in a time of so much fear and uncertainty spread across the globe - the desire to find some sense of normalcy while self-isolating is a feeling we all can appreciate. In some cases, and for many people, that can be as simple as doing your regular skin-care routine every day. It can also mean looking to your stash of skin-care products that spark j...
Tags: Beauty, Harley Quinn, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Popsugar, Must Haves, Beauty Review


The Bright Spot to All This Extra Time at Home? These 26 New Skin-Care Products

Harley Quinn once described "normal" as nothing but a setting on your hair dryer, and, for all intents and purposes, she's not wrong. Yet, right now - in a time of so much fear and uncertainty spread across the globe - the desire to find some sense of normalcy while self-isolating is a feeling we all can appreciate. In some cases, and for many people, that can be as simple as doing your regular skin-care routine every day. It can also mean looking to your stash of skin-care products that spark j...
Tags: Beauty, Harley Quinn, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Popsugar, Must Haves, Beauty Review


13 Ways Our Editors Are Practicing Self-Care During Social Distancing

We're almost through with week two of social distancing - although that timeline is a little different for everyone - and it's safe to say it's been quite the adjustment. Naturally, we're going through a stressful period and spending an increased amount of time in doors doesn't help, but many of us are trying to make the best of it by focusing our energy on self-care. Self-care looks a little different for everyone. For some, it's following along to workout videos from their bedroom; for others...
Tags: Beauty, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Self-care, Beauty Shopping


Kiehl's New Vitamin C Eye Serum Helps Hide How Late I Stay Up Watching TV At Night

It's been a long time since Kiehl's launched a new eye cream - we're talking years - so the news of the Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum ($50) was not taken lightly. Anyone who's tried the cult-favorite Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado just gets it. I'm a huge fan of the ultra-moisturizing formula, but I have to say, my tendency to stay up late craves an eye cream that can target dark circles, as well as dryness - and that's where the new vitamin C eye serum comes in. ...
Tags: Beauty, Editor's Pick, Kiehl's, Kiehl, Beauty Products, Beauty News, Eye Cream, Beauty Review, Best of 2020


10 of Our Editors' Hands-Down Favorite Bath and Body Works Products

Walking into Bath & Body Works is truly a magical experience. Everyone is smiling, it smells of a mix of baked goods and fresh flowers, and pretty packaging surrounds you with bright, cheerful colors. It's no wonder we can't leave without at least two new candles, some hand soap, and the newest body lotion fragrance in toe (how it keeps coming up with all of these new scents, we'll never know). Even our beauty editors - who have the privilege of trying a ton of new beauty products every month -...
Tags: Beauty, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Body Care, Bath and Body Works


I Tried a Plant-Based Shampoo, and Honestly, My Hair Has Way More Volume Now

This year, I've been making a major effort to clean up my beauty routine, from head to toe. While I've swapped out a face wash and serum for better choices, some things I hadn't explored yet were my hair products. I started asking some of my friends what clean hair products are effective, and I shockingly got a lot of negative comments about how they don't work as well. I decided to go on my own journey to find out. After reading a blog about clean hair products, I was turned onto the brand Rah...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Editor's Pick, Don, Beauty Products, Shampoo, Hair Care Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Products Review, Rahua, Clean Beauty


This Plant-Based Shampoo Took My Hair From Flat to Full in One Wash

This year, I've been making a major effort to clean up my beauty routine, from head to toe. While I've swapped out a face wash and serum for better choices, some things I hadn't explored yet were my hair products. I started asking some of my friends what clean hair products are effective, and I shockingly got a lot of negative comments about how they don't work as well. I decided to go on my own journey to find out. After reading a blog about clean hair products, I was turned onto the brand Rah...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Editor's Pick, Don, Wash, Beauty Products, Shampoo, Hair Care Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Products Review, Rahua, Clean Beauty


This $6 Set of 45 Scrunchies Is the Best (and Most Useful!) Amazon Purchase I've Ever Made

I am so guilty of constantly losing any and all hair accessories I own. I couldn't keep track of a hair tie to save my life. That's why I pounced on the opportunity to buy this Chloven 45-Piece Hair Scrunchies Set ($6) - it's been a bestseller on Amazon for months. Over 9,000 customers have reviewed the set, and 87 percent of them give it a perfect five stars; that's insanely good. Forty-five scrunchies for only $6 seems too good to be true, but I can tell you they're totally worth the hype. The...
Tags: Amazon, Shopping, Product Reviews, Beauty, Hair, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Hazel Toner, Hair Accessories, Scrunchies, Affordable Shopping


My Acne-Prone Skin Finally Stopped Breaking Out When I Switched to This Popular Cleanser

I've suffered from hormonal acne for over a decade; the amount of products that don't work for me is endless and frustrating. Throughout the years, however, I've gotten my skincare routine down to a science. I always had my favorite cleanser, toner, and hydrating serum on lock. I recently started getting facials every few months and my esthetician noticed it looked like I was over-exfoliating. I told her for years I've used a drugstore scrub cleanser with beads, and her face filled with horror. ...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Cleanser, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Barbara Sturm, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Barbara Sturm Cleanser


Kora Organics' New Exfoliating Serum Is Exactly What Your Nighttime Routine Needs

My nighttime skincare routine is consistent, but not too complicated; I know I need a face wash, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Right now, I've been searching for the perfect serum to use at bedtime - one that's exfoliating and will help with the texture of my skin but won't irritate my sensitive complexion. It's been more difficult to find than I thought, but then I was introduced to the brand-new Kora Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum ($72), and I'm obsessed. I am very passionate abou...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Miranda Kerr, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Serum, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Kora Organics, Kora Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum


I Get Bad Winter Dandruff, but These 10 Hair Products Have Transformed My Scalp

Ever since I moved to San Francisco, the cold, damp air has wreaked havoc on my scalp. I can get some pretty bad dandruff that's uncomfortable and annoying. To make matters worse, I'm a brunette, so flakes can be noticeable when I'm having a particularly bad day. Because of my issue, I have tried dozens and dozen of products intended to control or soothe dandruff. Luckily, I have narrowed it down to the very best formulas that give me relief. Ahead, you'll find the most effective products I've t...
Tags: Shopping, San Francisco, Beauty, Hair, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Winter Beauty, Dandruff, Beauty Shopping


If You've Been Too Nervous to Try Retinol, We Found the Serum For You

I've got sensitive, acne-prone skin, so I have to be really careful about the products I apply on my face. I've heard nothing but good things about retinol, and since I want to even out my skin texture, get rid of some dark spots, and prevent wrinkles, it seemed only right that I start using it. The problem, as mentioned above, is that my skin is super sensitive, and I was terrified of redness or peeling, so I started looking into gentler options. That's when I discovered the Herbivore Bakuchio...
Tags: Shopping, Netflix, Product Reviews, Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Serum, Herbivore, Retinol, Beauty Shopping, Bakuchiol


After Getting Highlights, This $6 L'Oréal Mask Totally Saved My Dry, Damaged Hair

After years of keeping my hair dark brown, I finally headed to the salon and got a full head of balayage to lighten things up. I absolutely love how it looks, but my hair quickly became more dry and rough. I needed a deep conditioner that would quench my parched and damaged strands, so I headed to the shopping site I know best: Amazon. I bought a few different hair masks and tried them all out; there was one that worked significantly better than the rest. My new weekly go-to is the L'Oréal Paris...
Tags: Amazon, Shopping, Highlights, Beauty, Hair, L'oreal, Editor's Pick, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Blonde Hair, Hair Masks, L Oréal Paris Hair Care Elvive Total Repair


Gadgets and Gizmos Galore! 100+ Cool Tech Gifts to Give to the Men in Your Life

It doesn't matter whether he's your boyfriend, brother, dad, or grandfather, shopping for gifts for men who already have their dens decked out with every tech toy imaginable is tough. They love to try out the newest gadgets, leaving gift-giving holidays like Valentines Day, Father's Day, and birthdays hard to navigate. We've put together a shopping guide with the best gifts of 2020 for the guys who have it all and are always looking for more of the coolest high-tech gizmos out there. From gadget...
Tags: Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Valentine's Day, Starbucks, Father's Day, Editor's Pick, Digital Life, Gifts For Men, Holiday Living, Tech Gifts, Father's Day Gift Guide, Valentine's Day Gift Guide, Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes Tara Block


I Hate Foundation, but This Tinted Face Oil Is Just My Speed

My relationship with foundation is complicated, to say the least. I have a slightly uneven complexion, and I get red easily, so I like being able to cover that up. However, the problem is that every foundation I've tried seems to look cakey on me, and that's not my look of choice. If it doesn't look cakey, it breaks me out, and that's not fun either. For a while, I had given up on foundation and only stuck to concealer, until I tried the Kosas Tinted Oil Foundation ($42). Here's the thing: thi...
Tags: Makeup, Shopping, Product Reviews, Beauty, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Foundation, Beauty Shopping, Kosås, Kosas Tinted Oil Foundation


Of All the Vitamin C Serums I've Tried, This Is, Hands Down, My Favorite

My skincare routine has been a journey, to say the least; bouts of acne and dullness have made me vigilant about the products I use on my face, and I'm only getting more discerning. If I'm going to use a product, I want it to work. My morning routine has become quite simple; I wash my face, use a toner sometimes, then a serum, and a moisturizer. That's pretty much it, with a face mask thrown in a couple of times a week. In the morning, I love using a vitamin C serum because it dramatically brigh...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Serum, Vitamin C, Beauty Shopping, Face Serum, Summer Fridays, Vitamin C Serums, Vitamin C Serum


My Dry Winter Acne Drives Me Crazy, but Drunk Elephant's Moisturizer Changed Everything

For as long as I can remember, my skin has a been a turbulent rollercoaster of hormonal acne and nerve-racking skincare trials. I'm always terrified to try new products because I'm afraid they'll break me out, especially moisturizers. That's why when I finally found a serum that was moisturizing enough to use daily, I was totally relieved. I simply can't live without the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ($48), but it wasn't the end of my issues. I have combination skin, and pret...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Moisturizer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Beauty Products Review, Drunk Elephant


I Finally Found a Moisturizer That Relieves My Dry Winter Skin and Doesn't Break Me Out

For as long as I can remember, my skin has a been a turbulent rollercoaster of hormonal acne and nerve-racking skincare trials. I'm always terrified to try new products because I'm afraid they'll break me out, especially moisturizers. That's why when I finally found a serum that was moisturizing enough to use daily, I was totally relieved. I simply can't live without the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ($48), but it wasn't the end of my issues. I have combination skin, and pret...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Moisturizer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Beauty Products Review, Drunk Elephant


I'm No Makeup Artist, but I Can't Live Without This Sephora Brush

Let me paint a picture for you: I had a destination wedding to attend, which means I had to do my own makeup, and I could not do my own makeup. Before you wax poetic on the virtues of YouTube tutorials, I've been there, done that. It's just not in my wheelhouse; my smoky eye always looks like a raccoon, and I have accepted that about myself. I can make myself look relatively presentable, but for a wedding that's meant to go all night long, well, forget about it. I raced into Sephora begging the...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Makeup Brushes, Beauty Shopping, Madelaine Petsch, Makeup Brush


The Hands-Down Best Face Moisturizers of All Time, No Matter Your Skin Type

Whittling down the perfect face moisturizer is a little like online dating: the options can feel, at times, overwhelming; the quality is, well, inconsistent; and at the end of the day, you may want different things than the person swiping next to you. (And that's OK.) Truth is, the world of skin care isn't meant to be one-size-fits-all, so the solution becomes to look at your skin's specific needs - Is it dry? Oily? More sensitive than a toddler at bedtime? - then pick a moisturizer accordingly....
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Moisturizer


My Acne-Prone Skin Wouldn't Stop Breaking Out, Until I Found This Life-Changing Serum

If it's 12 p.m. and I haven't oil blotted my face at least once, I'm having a good day. For as long as I can remember, I've struggled with oily skin and hormonal acne. I spent years searching for the best products to combat these issues, but I could never settle on the "perfect" moisturizer. A few years ago, I read rave reviews about this Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($52) and decided to give it a try. Initially, I was nervous to try a new product, hoping it wouldn't make my s...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Moisturizer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Beauty Products Review, Drunk Elephant


I Prioritize Skin Care Over Makeup, and These Are 12 Products I Can't Live Without

This fact usual shocks people: I only own two eye shadows, one sparkly and one matte, because who really needs more than that?! While most makeup-lovers don't agree with me, I'm a total skincare-lover and prefer a "no makeup" makeup look. Although my cosmetic bag is lacking, my bathroom cabinet is stacked with more skincare products that you can imagine. This has stemmed from growing up with hormonal acne and being on the never-ending search for perfect skin. It took me a long time to realize th...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Produts


I Tried Drunk Elephant's New Hydrating Mask, and Now the Cold Doesn't Bother Me Anyway

Winter presents its own unique set of challenges: commuting with 20 layers only to sweat it out on public transportation, staticky windblown hair, and noses that never seem to stop running. But no challenge is like that of dry and flaky skin, especially when it's on your face. Enter the Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial ($52), which launches Jan. 1. Drunk Elephant's new mask promises "dewy and rejuvenated" skin after overnight use. When I tried it, I noticed that the formula, which...
Tags: Product Reviews, Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty News, Beauty Shopping, Holiday Beauty, Beauty Review, Face Mask, Drunk Elephant


I'm a Liquid Eyeliner Expert, and These Are the Top 6 Formulas I've Bought, Tested, and Loved

To say I'm a liquid eyeliner expert would be an understatement - I have tried at least 50 formulas as a shopping editor. Once you find a good eyeliner, you have to hold it near and dear to your heart. You should test a variety of options to understand what's most important to you. There are a few things I look for when I dub an eyeliner worthy of my vanity: the opaqueness, the color, the staying power, and the quality of the applicator. If I'm satisfied with all four of these attributes, it's a ...
Tags: Makeup, Shopping, Beauty, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Eyeliner, Beauty Shopping, Liquid Eyeliner, Beauty Review


A Gentle Cleansing Balm Actually Exists, So There's No Excuse to Sleep in Your Makeup

Years ago, after seriously struggling with acne, I started getting regular facials, and after our first appointment, my esthetician asked me to bring in all my products so she could better understand what might be causing my blemishes. She taught me two incredibly important things: when it comes to skin care, less is more, and my cleanser was breaking me out. Ever since then, I've been incredibly discerning about my cleansers. I need something that's gentle enough to not cause breakouts but pot...
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Cleanser, Facial Cleanser, Farmacy, Clean Beauty


This Clean Mascara Has Become My New Everyday Go-To, and Here's Why

I'm so conscious about the food I eat and the cleaning products I use, but when it comes to makeup and skin care, I'll admit that nontoxic products aren't at the top of my priority list. I think there's a common misconception that better-for-you beauty products must not perform as well, and I'm embarrassed to say I bought into the ideal. But, I was out of mascara and looking for a new favorite, and I found it in the Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara ($28). Now, I consider mascara to be one of the gr...
Tags: Makeup, Shopping, Beauty, Sephora, Editor's Pick, Mascara, Beauty Review, Clean Beauty


25 Fun and Unique Tech Gifts No One Will Be Able to Refuse - All Under $25

If you're struggling with what to gift the tech guru in your life, try opting for something that is both functional and won't drain your wallet. To help you uncover the perfect presents out there, we're here to help. We searched high and low across the internet and uncovered 25 cool products that will totally blow them away. From multipurpose keychains to cool alarm clocks and the latest phone cases, you'll be tempted to buy a few for yourself, too. The best part: they're all under $25, so at pr...
Tags: Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Editor's Pick, Digital Life, Stocking Stuffers, Gifts For Women, Gifts Under $50, Gifts For Men, Gifts Under $25, Under $100, Nicole Nguyen, Gifts Under $75, Products Under $100