My job is to create beauty products for a living. Here are the 3 most important things to look for in a product

August 21, 2019 at 09:38PM by CWC I’m a sucker for beauty products with eye-catching aesthetics. To be honest, packaging is probably the number-one thing I look for when my bathroom vanity is want for a brand-spankin’-new cleaner, moisturizer, or serum. After speaking with cosmetic chemist Stephen Alain Ko, however, I’ve realized that my priorities … Continue reading My job is to create beauty products for a living. Here are the 3 most important things to look for in a product

Moringa is the latest anti-inflammatory ingredient to cross over to the beauty aisle

August 21, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Moringa is undisputedly the HBIC of superfoods—nicknamed the “miracle tree,” its leaves and seeds boast more protein and iron than spinach or kale, and it’s said to be better at reducing inflammation than turmeric.  A few years ago it started infiltrating the grocery store as an ingredient in … Continue reading Moringa is the latest anti-inflammatory ingredient to cross over to the beauty aisle

Unclear when to do which step in your beauty routine? This skin-care pyramid will clear that right up

August 19, 2019 at 11:37AM by CWC Collecting skin-care products can quickly make you feel like the little old lady who lives in her serums. Case in point: My vanity looks a whole lot more like a Y2K bunker than I would ever admit to someone on a first date. Alternatively: ever. With so many … Continue reading Unclear when to do which step in your beauty routine? This skin-care pyramid will clear that right up

6 genius hacks that make your beauty products last *forever*

August 11, 2019 at 02:01AM by CWC After doing your research, heading to the store, and spending your hard-earned cash on beauty products, you’ll want to you get the most for your money. And if you really fall in love, you’ll want to make it last forever. Luckily, there are a few hacks to make … Continue reading 6 genius hacks that make your beauty products last *forever*

Please, let’s all take a moment to swoon over Keanu Reeves’ beauty routine

August 06, 2019 at 09:00AM by CWC Much like hair scrunchies and Birkenstocks, Keanu Reeves has—thanks to all that is good and pure in the universe—become “trendy” again. He’s currently considered the “Internet’s boyfriend” after playing a parodied version of himself in Always Be My Maybe (and the voice of Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4), and an … Continue reading Please, let’s all take a moment to swoon over Keanu Reeves’ beauty routine

Take notes on this beauty and lifestyle guru’s blueprint for success—and staying vibrant at every age

August 04, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC To celebrate women embracing their power at every age, our “Better With Age” series with MitoQ—a mitochondria-supporting super supplement that powers your cells to fuel your ambitions as you age—is telling stories of inspiring women who have loads of game-changing advice for generations behind them. Ever had a dream … Continue reading Take notes on this beauty and lifestyle guru’s blueprint for success—and staying vibrant at every age

Is the beauty industry really as diverse as it should be? Let’s check in.

July 26, 2019 at 07:55AM by CWC As part of our 2019 Well+Good Trends, we wrote about the positive shift Fenty had on the fashion industry, and ultimately how it would impact how brands speak to diverse consumers. As we march toward the halfway mark of 2019, however, we have to ask ourselves two questions: … Continue reading Is the beauty industry really as diverse as it should be? Let’s check in.

The best hair, makeup, and skin-care tips from true American beauty icons

July 23, 2019 at 11:33AM by CWC Ah, America. Birthplace of chocolate chip cookies and some of the best damn beauty gurus in the industry (and also, Lizzo). In honor of Well+Good’s American Beauty Week, we tapped some of our favorite makeup artists, hairstylists, and skin-care pros in the States to share the most important … Continue reading The best hair, makeup, and skin-care tips from true American beauty icons

Save your bucks: Derms say these are the biggest beauty scams worth avoiding

July 23, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC If I had a nickel for every time I told my friends not to waste their money on X, Y, or Z expensive skin-care product, I’d be well on my way to becoming a Kylie Jenner-level billionaire. With a capital B. Because let me let you in on … Continue reading Save your bucks: Derms say these are the biggest beauty scams worth avoiding

When people travel to the U.S., they bring an extra suitcase for these beauty buys

July 22, 2019 at 10:57AM by CWC Beauty fanatics are always gushing about how they need to travel to France to shop their famous pharmacies, and to Korea to buy up bottles with innovative textures and trendy ingredients and to Germany for science-forward clean-beauty buys. And yes—it’s true that overseas you can score some pretty cool … Continue reading When people travel to the U.S., they bring an extra suitcase for these beauty buys

Germany is a clean-beauty hot spot—these are some of our fave products

July 20, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC I spent many of my formative years in Moscow, so I’ve been drawn to European skin care from an early age. Fortunately for me, that’s also made it easy to find clean beauty products. In Europe, 1,328 harmful ingredients are banned from beauty and cosmetics products, and brands … Continue reading Germany is a clean-beauty hot spot—these are some of our fave products

If you don’t know where to start with clean beauty, these are the 3 makeup swaps to make ASAP

July 18, 2019 at 07:53AM by CWC Switching to clean beauty and makeup products has been part of your burnout to-do list for what feels like years (but who’s counting). According to makeup artist and Credo Beauty ambassador Allie Compton, however, it’s as easy as focusing on three specific swaps, which she dived into at … Continue reading If you don’t know where to start with clean beauty, these are the 3 makeup swaps to make ASAP

Scandinavian beauty believes your skin-care routine should be 3 steps max

July 17, 2019 at 08:01AM by CWC When I studied abroad in Copenhagen during my junior year of college, there was a lot to get used to: There were approximately four hours of daylight, sandwiches only had one piece of bread, and everyone looked like straight-up supermodels. Seriously: In the six months I spent living … Continue reading Scandinavian beauty believes your skin-care routine should be 3 steps max

Exactly how many products to buy at a beauty sale so that you don’t waste in the long run

July 14, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC It’s that time of the year: People are Marie Kondo-ing their makeup bags, opting out of fancy dinners in order to save money, and making room in their beauty cabinet. Because it’s summer sale season, baby. My head’s practically spinning (with heart eyes, mind you) with all the … Continue reading Exactly how many products to buy at a beauty sale so that you don’t waste in the long run

This fitness instructor finds calm at the center of her miles-long beauty routine

July 14, 2019 at 10:15AM by CWC Whether your nighttime skin-care routine is two steps or 10, taking care of your complexion can be a form of self care. Alicia Archer, a New York City-based fitness instructor and beauty vlogger takes that to the next level, with a 13-step nighttime routine. In our latest episode … Continue reading This fitness instructor finds calm at the center of her miles-long beauty routine

A beauty editor’s guide to saving the most money on Amazon Prime Day

July 13, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC No joke—three of my favorite things in the entire world are beauty products, sales, and ordering things on Amazon. So naturally, Amazon Prime Day is like my version of Christmas, Hanukkah and my birthday wrapped into one two-day extravaganza. For anyone who is slightly less bedazzled by Amazon … Continue reading A beauty editor’s guide to saving the most money on Amazon Prime Day

Is your beauty routine warm-weather ready? Here’s your summer glow-up guide

July 08, 2019 at 11:00AM by CWC You’ve got your winter beauty routine down to a science (thick night cream, hydrating mask, repeat), but your summer sitch? It’s a little more complicated than just adding SPF. (Pssst, did you know you need sunscreen for your hair, too?) Just like you swap out sweaters for shorts … Continue reading Is your beauty routine warm-weather ready? Here’s your summer glow-up guide

Grape-seed oil is about to become your favorite way to use grapes, thanks to its beauty-boosting properties

July 06, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC It’s almost inconceivable now that there was once a time when the oil most commonly found in beauty cabinets was of the Johnson & Johnson baby variety. These days, skin care is slicker than ever imaginable, all thanks to a collective obsession with natural versions of the slippery … Continue reading Grape-seed oil is about to become your favorite way to use grapes, thanks to its beauty-boosting properties