I bought a liter of this fancy lotion because it changed my skin in just one week

October 19, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Everyone laughs at me, but I love, love, love showering at my yoga studio. And it’s not because I can control the shower pressure (swoon!), or because I don’t have to worry about washing my own towels (score!). It’s because the entire locker room is bedecked with Kiehl’s … Continue reading I bought a liter of this fancy lotion because it changed my skin in just one week

The only body lotion that won’t make you uncomfortably sweaty this summer, according to a derm

July 09, 2019 at 12:57PM by CWC After three blissful sun and sand drenched days over the Fourth of July, my skin is d-y-i-n-g of thirst. Like, it’s so dry that it legitimately hurts, despite the fact that I was a fairly dedicated SPF user over the course of the weekend. In an attempt to … Continue reading The only body lotion that won’t make you uncomfortably sweaty this summer, according to a derm

This waste-free “moisturizing stone” turned me into a twice-a-day lotion user

June 13, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC A few weeks ago, a dermatologist filled me in on the fact that I was supposed to be moisturizing my body with lotion not once, but twice every single day. “Ha, fat chance,” I thought while politely smiling and nodding along. “That is just never going to happen.” … Continue reading This waste-free “moisturizing stone” turned me into a twice-a-day lotion user

These 7 body lotions are the next best thing to slathering La Mer from head to toe

May 21, 2019 at 06:18AM by CWC While I treat the skin on my face with the utmost TLC, my body’s constantly moving from sleep to showers and sweaty workouts, enduring pollution from the outdoors, and being stuffed into all sorts of both breathable and non-breathable materials. And yet—it doesn’t get, say, a 10-step skin-care … Continue reading These 7 body lotions are the next best thing to slathering La Mer from head to toe

Lotion warmers exist and, yes, they’re as dreamy as they sound

December 11, 2018 at 06:39AM I’ve avoided moisturizing my body for far too long. Despite the fact that my limbs need hydration just as badly as my face, I always wonder who in their right mind wants to slather on a cold cream after taking a nice, steamy bath or shower? I tremble in fright just … Continue reading Lotion warmers exist and, yes, they’re as dreamy as they sound

This in-everything ingredient lurking in your lotion could be drying out your skin

November 27, 2018 at 12:10PM Raise your hand if you’ve ever had this feeling: You’re dutifully slathering on your trusty lotion from your appendages to your fingertips, only to feel dry and itchy hours later. I feel you. To combat the mysterious issue, I’ve cycled through product after product with the ultimate goal of achieving … Continue reading This in-everything ingredient lurking in your lotion could be drying out your skin

The better-than-lotion solutions for dry, cracked winter hands

November 26, 2018 at 01:00PM Ah, winter time. A time for clinging to your warm beverages, holiday shopping, and—on particularly exciting days—ice skating. But as you run about partaking in these seasonally appropriate outdoor activities, one thing is bound to happen: Your hands will get excruciatingly dry. While most people are fine-tuning their skin-care regimens … Continue reading The better-than-lotion solutions for dry, cracked winter hands

Google searches for anti-itch lotions are up 180%—here are our faves

November 01, 2018 at 01:45PM The natural progression of winter-skin woes goes something like this: First comes dry skin, then comes itching. So if the dropping temps have you digging your nails down your appendages, never fear: You’re so not alone. Google searches for anti-itch lotions are up 180 percent, and New York City–based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, … Continue reading Google searches for anti-itch lotions are up 180%—here are our faves

Aloe vera is so good for hair that it has 75 actives ready to shine up your strands

December 07, 2019 at 12:08AM by CWC For a long time, aloe vera was mainly associated with sunburns—in my house, at least, aloe gel was one of those products that collected dust for all but a few summer days each year. Now, however, aloe is finally getting props for its many benefits beyond skin healing. … Continue reading Aloe vera is so good for hair that it has 75 actives ready to shine up your strands

If you have no idea where to start with your skin care, these new kits make it dummy-proof

December 06, 2019 at 10:55PM by CWC Putting together a skin-care routine from scratch can be a daunting task. Usually, it involves a lot of scrolling through websites wondering where to begin. According to dermatologists, the basics of a good routine include a cleanser, an antioxidant serum, a retinol, a moisturizer, and a sunscreen. So … Continue reading If you have no idea where to start with your skin care, these new kits make it dummy-proof

Body serums keep skin hydrated from head-to-toe without a hint of stickiness in sight

December 06, 2019 at 04:34PM by CWC Your skin, as any derm or doctor will tell you, is your largest organ. Yet, when most of us talk about “skin care, we’re usually only referring to the space between our necks and our foreheads, and our bodies don’t get the same star treatment. In fact, I’m … Continue reading Body serums keep skin hydrated from head-to-toe without a hint of stickiness in sight

It’s been a big decade for sunscreen—so we’ve filtered what you need to know about the state of SPF

December 03, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC The year is 2009. Barack Obama is president. Everyone’s talking about Kanye interrupting T. Swift on stage during the VMAs. Apple launches the iPhone 3G. And people are taking selfies with those brand-new devices to show off their sun-kissed skin, glistening with tanning oil. Flash forward to the … Continue reading It’s been a big decade for sunscreen—so we’ve filtered what you need to know about the state of SPF

A bottle of this dry skin-saving drugstore moisturizer sells every 3 seconds in Korea

November 30, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC K-Beauty has introduced us to some seriously important elements of our skin-care routines. Sheet masks, serum cocktail-ing, the nourishing powers of snail mucin… the list goes on and on. And one more worth adding? AHC Essential Eye Cream for Face ($29), a bottle of which sells every three … Continue reading A bottle of this dry skin-saving drugstore moisturizer sells every 3 seconds in Korea

Does ‘moisturizing body wash’ for dry skin even work? Here’s what dermatologists think

November 29, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC Dry skin is no joke when you’re striving for a glowy complexion. Slathering on lotion is a surefire way to fight off dryness, but that’s not the only trick you should have up your sleeve. According to derms, using body wash for dry skin could be the key … Continue reading Does ‘moisturizing body wash’ for dry skin even work? Here’s what dermatologists think

Stop itchy skin after showering with these 6 derm-approved tips

November 26, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Showering is an art form. No really. You’re washing your hair and scrubbing your body clean. You’re trying not to ruin your fancy products in there. You’re implementing all the dermatologist-recommended hacks that promise silky skin. And, heck, maybe you’re even getting busy with your boo. There’s a … Continue reading Stop itchy skin after showering with these 6 derm-approved tips

Derms say these super-common shower mistakes are the reason skin gets so dry

November 20, 2019 at 10:31PM by CWC Whenever anyone complains about dry skin on their bodies, they’re usually offered the same ol’ easy fix: Just put on some lotion. And sure, that helps… to an extent. But as any dermatologist will tell you, the key to fending off dryness actually starts long before you step … Continue reading Derms say these super-common shower mistakes are the reason skin gets so dry

These boosters will turn bath time into a full-body spa treatment every skin type

November 16, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Have you ever wished you could dive right into your hyaluronic acid serum when you’re really dry, or pour your retinol all over your body for an overall glow? Same. The next best thing? Taking a bath, which is a fantastic opportunity to submerge yourself into a skin-boosting … Continue reading These boosters will turn bath time into a full-body spa treatment every skin type

If you can’t be bothered to exfoliate, derms say switching up your cleanser can do the trick

November 15, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC As I’ve revealed in my very own beauty horror story, I’ve been known to over-exfoliate in the past, which is not so great. The main goal of my skin-care routine is (still) to get dull skin off to reveal new, happy skin underneath, though. That’s why my beauty … Continue reading If you can’t be bothered to exfoliate, derms say switching up your cleanser can do the trick

Bergamot is lauded for its scent, but it does amazing things for skin, too

November 14, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC We demand a lot from our beauty products. Of course, a product needs to do its job, but it also has to look, smell, and feel good while getting to work in our complexions. It’s rare to find a single ingredient that has figured out how to do … Continue reading Bergamot is lauded for its scent, but it does amazing things for skin, too

Petroleum jelly is the best (and least expensive) skin moisturizer you can buy, according to derms

November 07, 2019 at 01:45AM by CWC The best skin moisturizing ingredient might be the one your mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother have known about all along. It only costs $4 to add it to your own collection—if it’s not a part of it already. Petroleum jelly, most well-known under the brand Vaseline, has many uses, … Continue reading Petroleum jelly is the best (and least expensive) skin moisturizer you can buy, according to derms

Tapping into the ocean’s power, “blue beauty” has become the gold standard in skin care

November 06, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC “The ocean is medicine,” says One Ocean Beauty founder and CEO Marcella Cacci. She’s right: Research has proven that being near the coast boosts your mood and calms you down by lowering your cortisol levels. But in addition to our body, mind, and soul a regular dose of … Continue reading Tapping into the ocean’s power, “blue beauty” has become the gold standard in skin care

My ‘winter feet’ look better than my ‘summer feet’ thanks to this combination of Amazon buys

November 06, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC “Hot girl summer” has come and gone. Now, cooler weather has ushered in knee-high socks and comfortable boots, but that doesn’t mean you need to ignore your foot beauty regimen. I found two Amazon buys that guarantee silky soft skin from heel to pinky toe. Recently, I added … Continue reading My ‘winter feet’ look better than my ‘summer feet’ thanks to this combination of Amazon buys

A beauty product formulator says your skin-care routine should only take 5 minutes

November 01, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC There’s no question that the Internet is a great place for discovering beauty advice, but there’s one problem: All of the tips, tricks, and product recommendations out there can often make it seem like your skin-care routine needs to be 20 steps and two hours long. But I … Continue reading A beauty product formulator says your skin-care routine should only take 5 minutes