If you are looking for skin care products that are good for your skin and use eco-friendly packaging, you may not have to look further than Youth to the People (YTTP), which I eventually found after a steady transition from being a person who never paid too much attention to skincare. I was one of those people who used a Neutrogena makeup remover wipe and not much else, which is now a mortifying thought. When I started to notice that my skin was becoming increasingly dull and rough, I took the plunge into the world of skin care. I started
Boston-based dermatologist Ranella Hirsch traces the beginning of an ongoing surge in skin-care experimentation to last May, when people realized that stay-at-home orders weren’t going to lift anytime soon. “The aesthetician closed down, the dermatologist offices closed, and suddenly it was this perfect storm of people all online together with a lot of free time,” she says. Some started taking matters into their own hands. At the same time, many dermatologists, who were also stuck at home, expanded their social media presence, supported by a following eager for information. Hirsch, who is known for her straightforward and often hilarious skin-care … Read more
If you thought that Gwyneth Paltrow’s natural glow was born of a secretly overwrought routine, you’d be mistaken. The actor turned wellness and beauty entrepreneur enjoys a surprisingly laissez-faire regimen for one so successful in the space—but perhaps that’s the point. “I believe that beauty and wellness are inextricably linked,” says Paltrow, who starts her day with a protein-infused smoothie and a bout of transcendental meditation. Next comes a bit of dry brushing, the bristles pulled in gentle, practiced strokes toward Paltrow’s heart as she espouses its benefits of circulation and exfoliation. A self-described “massive exfoliating junky,” the Goop creator
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“Perfect skin is wasted on children. Where are you going looking so dewy, Aidan? The sandbox? Fucking circle time? Gimme it.” Remember this viral skin-care meme from a few years ago? We could all do with some more bouncy collagen and stretchy elastin. But the one attribute of baby skin that grown adults should be after is that optimally functioning skin barrier — one of the prime reasons baby skin is plump, smooth, radiant, and soft to the touch.
The skin barrier, or stratum corneum, is the outermost layer of dead skin cells and the topmost
There’s nothing like falling love, but what about falling in love twice? That’s what happened when I rediscovered my fondness for the Dr. Jart Tiger Grass Color Correcting Skin Treatment after watching dozens of TikToks singing its praises. See, I was an early adoptee of the product (it’s been around for a few years now) but as one does, it fell out of favor when I got the chance to try other new and interesting things. But after neglecting this small but mighty green jar, I’m here to say that it’s the only thing I want to put
What once felt like an impossible-to-achieve ambition in the quest for more sustainable beauty-product packaging has, as of late, become a rapidly increasingly reality: More and more brands are launching products with options to refill the original container. As we predicted, companies at every level — little-known indie lines, designer skin-care creators, drugstore staples, and more — have heard the call to reduce waste, and they’re not ignoring it.
“The benefits of refillable packaging are a net decrease to the amount of plastic that is produced,” Sonya Lunder, senior toxics advisor for Sierra Club‘s Gender, Equity & Environment program,