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Thanks to mask-ne (yes, mask acne is a thing), Zoom fatigue and late-night Netflix binges, our skin is looking kind of stressed out. While our first inclination was to whip up 12 different homemade facials,...
Niacinamide went viral earlier this year as a do-it-all skin-care ingredient, and rightly so. However, there is another fairly underrated ingredient that is just as versatile and deserves as much of the hype. Meet azelaic acid, the game-changing skin-care ingredient that also does it all! It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and a tyrosinase inhibitor (in other words, it helps diminish hyperpigmentation). Traditionally, azelaic acid is used to treat those with rosacea, but it is truly beneficial for everyone. This ingredient is a must have for those who have acne-prone, sensitive, or generally reactive skin. If you have stubborn hyperpigmentation, it is as powerful as the controversial ingredient hydroquinone but has none of the side effects. It's pregnancy-safe, plays well with a lot of other ingredients including niacinamide, and can be used by all skin types. Whether you use products with this ingredient day or night, sunscreen is a must! From serums to masks, we curated the best skin-care products that contain azelaic acid. Related: Sephora Has All the Skin Care We're Searching For in 2020
Self-care, for us, means paying attention to our complexion with the best skincare products. We've only got one face and we want it to look as radiant as possible. Plus, shopping for skin care is a blast! We love trying new products, and switching it up is important so your skin doesn't get too used to certain formulas. If you're a beauty-lover, you know the selection at Sephora is just too good to pass up, and the "What's New" section is our absolute favorite. Right now, we're focused on taking care of our skin, and we're starting by stocking up on products that do it all (think: nourishing sleeping masks, potent serums, and luxurious moisturizers). These epic multitaskers are available at Sephora, so rack up those beauty insider points with the skincare launches we'll be talking about all year long. Plus, they happen to make great gifts. Related: 16 Nostalgic Gifts That Will Make Any Beauty-Lover Smile
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If someone you know is just getting into beauty, the holidays are the perfect time to treat them to some exciting new additions to their stash. From splurge-worthy hot tools to skin-care sets that take you back to the basics, gift sets are perfect for someone looking to dip their toe in the world of beauty and everything it has to offer. For a beauty novice, shopping for new products can be a bit overwhelming - these curated, value sets take all of the guess-work out of finding the perfect assortment of products. Not only is testing new products fun, but the experience allows you to potentially discover a new favorite. Ahead, whether someone you know is getting into hair care, makeup, or skin care, we rounded up the best beauty gifts for beginners.
In terms of clothes, the fall solstice typically means tucking away one’s caftans and lugging out the down parka and vacuum-packed cashmere. But while many of us make this annual pilgrimage to the storage locker, fewer know that we should be applying the same transitional mindset to our skin-care routine. That’s why, as a fashion editor who has plenty of opinions on niacinamide and can tell you what “effleurage” means, I’m making a few conscientious adjustments this A/W 2020, with the following objectives: 1) hydrate, 2) maintain/improve texture, and 3) minimize the complexion freakout that can occur when the temperature drops 20 degrees in the span of a day. Your personal goals may vary, but generally, when adapting your skin routine, you should think about weight and layering (kind of like knitwear), which is easy to do with Artistry Studio‘s new Zen + Energy collection, featuring multifunctional, simple formulas designed to target your specific skin-care needs. My skin type tends to lean drier than my humor when I tone-match my English friends, so avoiding tightness calls for some crucial swaps. Out: lightweight moisturizer. In: Hydro-Prime, a heavier gel that can also be used to prep for makeup. I’m also switching to a cream cleanser before patting in a water-based essence, followed by a hyaluronic acid serum. Finally, I’m introducing a face oil to seal in all the layers. (Just give each product a few seconds to absorb to prevent pilling. Also kind of like knitwear!) Even though I’m focusing on moisture, that’s not to say exfoliation is off the table. Working on brightness doesn’t depend on the tilt of the earth’s axis, so I’m continuing my weekly sessions with Glow Boss, an exfoliator that sweeps away impurities with fine grains. And if my jawline feels congested due to being hidden under a mask, I’ll apply some Rosé All Day toner, which contains 1% salicylic acid, to treat those areas. Now onto the extras, aka the accessories in a routine that’s shaping up to have more parts than a look by a designer with a post-apocalyptic-guerilla aesthetic. While clay keeps my complexion balanced in the heat, soon, I’ll trade in the kaolin for rich cream textures and Everyday I’m Bubblin’, a cleansing mask that flushes out pores with a fizzy effect that recalls a famous movie scene in which an imposter nanny dunks her face into a frosted cake to avoid detection. And on days where a rose quartz roller straight from the deep freeze isn’t enough to de-puff my under-eyes for a camera-on Zoom, I’ll stick on a pair of Eye Look Rested patches, which I also keep in the fridge. In the end, seasonal beauty might require more tailoring, so to speak, than transitional dressing, but it’s an investment worthy of your time and energy. Luckily, our skin typically does a good job of telling us what’s wrong — so the key to treating her right is to just start listening. Know an Amway Independent Business Owner? Buy from them or on Amway.com. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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