I’m an esthetician with sensitive-combination skin, here’s my beauty routine

March 19, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC When you’re an esthetician, understanding what skin needs is crucial, and after years of treating other people’s complexions, it’s safe to say that Cindy Kim, co-founder of Silver Mirror Facial Bar, has learned a lot about what her own requires to stay happy and healthy. Dealing with skin … Continue reading I’m an esthetician with sensitive-combination skin, here’s my beauty routine

How to properly clean and disinfect your beauty products

March 18, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC These days, keeping clean is top of mind for everyone. We’re washing our hands more often, wiping down our countertops on the reg, and tossing our clothes in the laundry after a single wear. One more thing you might want to add to your “daily disinfecting” list? Your … Continue reading How to properly clean and disinfect your beauty products

J-Beauty “doubles” are the key to happier, more hydrated skin

March 12, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC It wasn’t until a few months ago that dermatologists woke us up to the idea of “moisturizer layering,” which involves using moisturizing ingredients in every step of your routine in order to maximize hydration. But in Japan, this methodology—referred to as “doubles”—has been a way of life for … Continue reading J-Beauty “doubles” are the key to happier, more hydrated skin

The top 3 buzziest beauty product categories in the Whole Foods skin-care section

March 11, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC You love Whole Foods for its organic fruits and vegetables, hot bar filled with a never-ending supply of work-lunch favorites, and the cool innovations like being able to bottle your own almond milk. But if you’re not hitting up the beauty aisles at Whole Foods for skin-care products, … Continue reading The top 3 buzziest beauty product categories in the Whole Foods skin-care section

Why do we keep coming back to 100-year old beauty products? Because they work

March 11, 2020 at 05:10PM by CWC Pond’s Cold Cream has been around since 1846, Vaseline just celebrated its 150th birthday, and it’s estimated that 60 Dove Beauty Bars—first invented in 1957—are sold every single second around the world. Despite the fact that new beauty brands are launching every week, beauty enthusiasts continue to sing … Continue reading Why do we keep coming back to 100-year old beauty products? Because they work

I’m an Ulta Beauty Pro Artist and these 4 items *never* leave my makeup bag

March 05, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC My high school best friend scored a part-time job selling makeup the summer before our senior year. I watched in awe as her cosmetic bag turned into Wonderland, and she became fearless Alice, braving the before-uncharted lands of cream blushes, whisper-soft makeup brushes, and slick eyeliner. Since that … Continue reading I’m an Ulta Beauty Pro Artist and these 4 items *never* leave my makeup bag

The expert-approved products to buy at Dermstore’s Beauty Refresh Event

March 03, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC When it comes to finding the best of the best skin-care products online, a great first stop is the expert-curated Dermstore. (It was founded by dermatologists, after all!) Because stocking up on everything on your wish list can add up quickly, it can definitely be worth waiting until … Continue reading The expert-approved products to buy at Dermstore’s Beauty Refresh Event

I’m a Sephora beauty director and these 5 cleansers are makeup ‘magic erasers’

February 29, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC One of life’s great frustrations is completing 30 seconds of derm-mandated face washing, only to realize that your mascara, foundation, and blush have smeared into a Monet painting on your face. When your skin doesn’t get as clean as you wanted it to, you then have to go … Continue reading I’m a Sephora beauty director and these 5 cleansers are makeup ‘magic erasers’

This $2 beauty staple is trending 3,000% on Amazon—here’s why derms can’t get enough of it

February 28, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC A lot of things have happened in the last 150 years: two turns of century, 28 presidents, and six Beyoncé albums, to name a few. And Vaseline has been a fixture in peoples bathrooms and beauty bags through all of it. The beauty balm was invented in 1872—which, to … Continue reading This $2 beauty staple is trending 3,000% on Amazon—here’s why derms can’t get enough of it

Beauty redditors are taking sustainability seriously—and the industry is listening

February 21, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Editors may be the beauty industry’s traditional arbiters of taste, but in the digital age, Redditors are just as influential. A vast online forum with discussion groups dedicated to every topic imaginable, Reddit is stacked with highly engaged beauty communities whose members passionately swap acne hacks, holy-grail product … Continue reading Beauty redditors are taking sustainability seriously—and the industry is listening

I’m a Sephora beauty director, and I just can’t hide how great these 4 concealers are

February 16, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC In the best of skin times and the worst of skin times, I have always, always swiped on a concealer. The beauty product is one of those that stands the tests of acne, aging, sleepless nights, and every reality in between. And when I talked to Sephora beauty … Continue reading I’m a Sephora beauty director, and I just can’t hide how great these 4 concealers are

Only 2 beauty companies made the A-List of a major sustainability report

February 06, 2020 at 05:53PM by CWC As we evolve into more conscientious consumers, more and more brands are formulating products with ingredient lists that are cruelty-free, vegan, and environmentally responsible. With a climate crisis upon us, shopping sustainably isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. And out of … Continue reading Only 2 beauty companies made the A-List of a major sustainability report

Some of the best beauty products have notorious scents—here’s why

February 04, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC Everyone warned me before I first started using the iconic beauty product Biologique Recherche P50 ($67) that it had… a smell. As soon as I swiped the acid toner all over my face, the aroma hit my nose, and I had to remind myself that it’s a holy-grail … Continue reading Some of the best beauty products have notorious scents—here’s why

I’m a Sephora beauty director and these are the 4 best foundations money can buy

February 02, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC I’ve always considered myself a tinted moisturizer devotee, but after two minutes on the phone with Sephora Beauty Director David Razzano, I’ve had a change of heart. The makeup artist who tries thousands of products each year talks about full-coverage foundation the way Anthony Bourdain talked about butter. … Continue reading I’m a Sephora beauty director and these are the 4 best foundations money can buy

A Fully Relatable Beauty Journey — From Brow Plucking To 5-Minute Makeup

January 28, 2020 — 8:00 AM Share on: When it comes to our relationship with makeup, Chrissy Powers, LMFT, is all of us. Growing up a ’90s kid, the mom of three remembers copying beauty trends in magazines (and overplucking her eyebrows, of course—who in this generation hasn’t?) to feel beautiful. Her mentality on makeup … Continue reading A Fully Relatable Beauty Journey — From Brow Plucking To 5-Minute Makeup

A Sephora beauty director can’t stop gushing over these 5 skin-care products

January 20, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC When a beauty insider sweeps aside the curtain and lets you in on her beauty secrets, you get out a pen and take down notes. So when Sephora beauty director Myiesha Sewell shared the five Sephora skin-care products she loves the very most, you better believe my hand … Continue reading A Sephora beauty director can’t stop gushing over these 5 skin-care products

The definitive ranking of boutique fitness locker rooms with the best beauty supplies

January 18, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC My old apartment had a scary bathroom that I hated using. To avoid it, I’d book evening hot yoga classes at Y7 Studio so I could shower there. The shower lines are much shorter in the evening, and the Malin+Goetz shower gel they provide smells so good you … Continue reading The definitive ranking of boutique fitness locker rooms with the best beauty supplies

Nut Milk Isn’t Just For Your Coffee: Clean Beauty Embraces Plant-Based Milk

January 17, 2020 at 12:37AM Alternative milks have seemingly taken over the supermarket, with a new plant-based version popping up every season (walnut milk, banana milk; you name it). But plant-based milk’s reign over the grocery aisle is also starting to conquer skin care—and for good reason. Just as how you might look to vegan … Continue reading Nut Milk Isn’t Just For Your Coffee: Clean Beauty Embraces Plant-Based Milk

When you buy a super-expensive beauty product, this is what you’re paying for

January 15, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Call me a beauty snob (or just very gullible), but I’ve always assumed that luxury skin-care products are superior to their budget friendly counterparts—the higher price point must mean they’re more effective and less likely to trigger my highly sensitive skin, right? But the more I witness the … Continue reading When you buy a super-expensive beauty product, this is what you’re paying for