The Cult-Favorite Products You Need To Achieve Your 2021 Skin-Care Goals
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The drawback to making New Year’s resolutions lies in the fact that they must be conceived and implemented on January 1 and on that day only — otherwise you will have already failed and, well, better luck next year. We’d argue: Resolutions, goals, do-overs, proverbially wiping the slate clean, can happen any time you want so long as you have the willpower and intention to make that commitment.
So here we are, a little more than a month into the new year, and what better day to start reevaluating your approach to beauty than *checks calendar* February 11? In partnership with Sunday Riley, we compiled a list of long-overdue beauty to-dos we want to achieve in 2021, like actually treating maskne rather than tolerating it or finally being a grown-up and incorporating a retinoid or getting more sleep (or at least look as though you did). Then we found a product that meets the demands of each goal — click through to find out what they are.
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The juicing phenomenon that's taken over the health and wellness industry is beginning to influence the beauty world, too. Ingredient lists on beauty products have started to read more like something you'd eat with kale, broccoli, green tea, and so many other superfoods making appearances, and it's all thanks to the "juiced-up" skin-care trend. Whole Foods is naming juiced-up skin-care one of the biggest trends in the beauty space for 2021. In recent years, the "clean beauty" category has boomed, and more and more brands are pulling inspiration from nature in their product formulations. "Produce-aisle favorites are now playing starring roles in new beauty products," the Whole Foods trend report said. "New skin-care and self-care essentials will make you rethink how to take full advantage of top superfoods. From celery and mushrooms to blueberries, who knew that your go-to ingredients for juices, smoothies, and salads could help your skin appear a little brighter and firmer?" Celery has long been celebrated for being rich in vitamin K and C and its ability to boost hydration in the body, but now we're seeing the ingredient pop up on some of our moisturizers and balms for those same reasons. Blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants, which help protect the skin against damage from free radicals and premature signs of aging. Even mushrooms are loaded with anti-inflammatory and antiaging benefits. Keep scrolling to shop our favorite superfood-packed products to give your skin a healthy dose of the juiced-up skin-care trend.
Goop and Honest were the pioneers. Then came Kylie Skin. Florence by Mills. Fenty Skin. Keys Soulcare. JLo Beauty. And probably Rhode and Kris Jenner Skin in the future. Obviously, it's not a coincidence. Here's why you're suddenly seeing so many celebrities getting into skin care.
If you're a true best friend, you keep your crew's beauty game on point. Whether it's a birthday, holiday, or just because, we've got tons of gifts that will take your BFF status to the next level. We're talking makeup, skin care, body care products, and more. Plan out a virtual spa day or get them something they need in their beauty arsenal. Take a look and get your bestie something special. Or, you know, just treat yourself. - Additional reporting by Anvita Reddy Related: 27 Beauty Editors, Influencers, and Experts Reveal Their Favorite Scent of the Year
Shopping for beauty products with an eco-friendly mentality isn't always easy for everyone, but Ulta Beauty is trying to change that. The beauty retailer just announced a partnership with Loop, a retailer that sells zero-waste versions of popular household, grocery, and personal-care products, to help loyal customers access beauty products that come in reusable packaging and can be refilled.
Paula's Choice has been a fan-favorite skin-care brand for years. Whether you have dehydrated skin, blackheads and acne, uneven skin tone and dark spots, or hyperpigmentation, there's a Paula's Choice product made just for you and your concerns. Its cruelty-free formulas are beloved by beauty editors and dermatologists alike, from the acne- and blackhead-fighting 2 Percent BHA Liquid Exfoliant to the Vitamin C15 Super Booster Serum. It doesn't matter if you are a skin-care beginner or have more skin-care products than clothes, Paula's Choice is a no-nonsense brand that puts science and research first. If you're not sure where to start, we've rounded up the 12 best Paula's Choice skin-care products to try. Related: The 13 Best Products For Dark Circles, From Patches to Concealer