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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


25 Fun and Unique Gifts For the Tech Guru in Your Life - 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


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

It doesn't matter whether he's your dad, stepdad, 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 hard to navigate. We've put together a shopping guide with the best gifts of 2019 for the guys who have it all and are always looking for more of the coolest high-tech gizmos out there. From gadgets that will make life easier to some of the hottest products...
Tags: Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Father's Day, Editor's Pick, Digital Life, Gifts For Men, Holiday Living, Tech Gifts, Father's Day Gift Guide, Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes Tara Block


Here's How Our Beauty Editors Would Fill a Makeup Bag With a $100 Budget

There are a seemingly endless amount of makeup products on the market and more coming out all of the time. At POPSUGAR, our beauty editors try dozens a month, but even they have their favorite go-to products. That's why we asked them how they would restock their makeup bags if they were starting from nothing, with just $100. Some editors chose a team of drugstore gems, while others invested in a few luxury staples. Ahead, find out which makeup products make our editors feel their best and they a...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Under $100


14 Game-Changing Skincare Products Our Editors Are Thankful For This Month

If the most exciting thing to happen last month was Jennifer Aniston joining Instagram, consider November's lineup of new skincare products this month's equivalent. They, too, will be there for you . . . when the rain turns to snow and your entire face starts to feels like it might just peel off at the next gust of wind. From moisturizers that soothe aforementioned irritation to facial cleansers that work to undo the damage of standing too close to your radiator last Winter, there are plenty of...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Beauty News, Must Haves, Best of 2019


Of All the Things to Be Thankful For This Month, These Skincare Products Top the List

If the most exciting thing to happen last month was Jennifer Aniston joining Instagram, consider November's lineup of new skincare products this month's equivalent. Equally of note: they, too, will be there for you . . . when the rain turns to snow and your entire face starts to feels like it might just peel off at the next gust of wind. From moisturizers that soothe aforementioned irritation to facial cleansers that work to undo the damage of standing too close to your radiator all these Winte...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Beauty News, Must Haves, Best of 2019


29 Sephora Gift Sets That Will Fill Any Beauty Enthusiast With Pure Joy

Beauty-lovers know what Fall means: major deals on gift sets. Brands release holiday kits featuring bestsellers and limited-edition launches for sliced prices so you can give a gift to someone else . . . or yourself. This season, we're sharing the gifts we want on our lists and why these are the best ones you need to snag before they sell out. Whether you're shopping for someone who loves a full face of makeup or someone who's always stocking up on skin care, these 29 sets will be the stars this...
Tags: Gift Guide, Makeup, Holiday, Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Stocking Stuffers, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Holiday Beauty, Beauty Product Review, Beauty Gifts


The 9 Best Deep Conditioners For Afro, Curly, and Multitextured Hair

As the cold weather approaches, a good deep conditioner is worth its weight in gold. If you have Afro, kinky, curly, or multitextured hair, then you might already have an arsenal of moisture-rich products to protect against the Fall and Winter chill. While it's great to know the best products for your specific hair type, sometimes it can feel like our hair gets used to the same product cocktail. That's why we're using the change of season to switch up our usual conditioner and try something new....
Tags: Shopping, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Editor's Pick, Conditioner, Shoppable, Curly Hair


Drugstore Beauty Products That Are Truly Worth the Hype - All Under $25

The best things in life are free, sure, but the not-far-behind second best - beauty products, what else? - can really add up, especially if you're just starting to devise a routine. And while there's something to be said for investing in yourself, there are some makeup, hair, and skincare buys that belie the price point. The key is knowing where to look (and, spoiler alert, it's in the neighboring aisle of Kleenex to help you with those happy tears). Yep, the beauty section at the drugstore is j...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Drugstore Beauty


How Our Editors Would Spend $25 on Beauty Products at the Drugstore

The best things in life are free, sure, but the not-far-behind second best - beauty products, what else? - can really add up, especially if you're just starting to devise a routine. And while there's something to be said for investing in yourself, there are some makeup, hair, and skincare buys that belie the price point. The key is knowing where to look (and, spoiler alert, it's in the neighboring aisle of Kleenex to help you with those happy tears). Yep, the beauty section at the drugstore is j...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Drugstore Beauty


Here’s How I Care For My Wavy, Medium-Coarse Hair With a $50 Budget

I am Filipino, and I have long, medium-coarse hair that is naturally voluminous with waves. As a woman who has learned to love and appreciate her hair - and sees it as an extension of the many beautiful features of the women in her family - I've been actively trying to learn more about it. As a beauty editor, I'm given the tools to do so. At the root of my wavy hair woes is the constant need for moisture. It's what keeps the bends of my hair defined and my frizz smooth throughout the day. Gettin...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, My Wavy Medium Coarse Hair With


The Best Fall Makeup Looks Our Editors Are Loving Right Now - For Less Than $50

Nine times out of 10, you'll see more change in Trader Joe's inventory come Fall than you will your beauty routine, and that's fine and cool. But to make a case for switching up something other than your pumpkin pie order: the best makeup trends of the season can be created with a handful of affordable products that do little damage on your wallet, but leave a big impact. Want proof? We challenged four editors to share the makeup staples behind their newly-adopted Fall beauty looks, with one cav...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Editor's Pick, Fall Beauty, Beauty by POPSUGAR, Best of 2019


This Month's New Skincare Products Beat Out Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Every Time

Flannel, apple orchards, pumpkin-spiced-pretty-much-everything - if you're not careful, October can start to feel more monotonous than Nadia's drug-fueled night in Netflix's Russian Doll. (Although, hey, that's a pretty good costume idea.) The one area that never fails to surprise, however, is the skincare department. In fact, there are enough product launches this month to keep even the most insatiable entertained. From a foamy new face wash tailor-made for people with sensitive skin to a super...
Tags: Netflix, Beauty, Starbucks, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Nadia, Beauty News, Must Haves, Best of 2019