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

We found the very best sunscreens for people with sensitive skin

August 14, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC SPF seems like a skin-care product that should be considered one-size fits all.” Because no matter what skin type you have, everyone needs to protect their faces, and that’s kind of that. But sensitive skin—the kind that’s more prone to allergic reactions, dryness, or eczema—has certain requirements from … Continue reading We found the very best sunscreens for people with sensitive skin

How this facial cleansing brush completely transformed my sensitive skin for the better

August 10, 2019 at 02:02AM by CWC I don’t know about you, but I vividly remember when facial cleansing brushes became a thing. Back during the Clarisonic boom, it seemed like everyone had added the Oprah-approved device to their skincare routine. Well, everyone except me. Even though they were in every magazines I flipped through, … Continue reading How this facial cleansing brush completely transformed my sensitive skin for the better

Should you slather coconut oil on your face? Skin pros weigh in once and for all

August 05, 2019 at 07:28AM by CWC Out of all the skin-care ingredients that exist, coconut oil is one of the most controversial. For a while, it was hailed by celebrities and estheticians alike as a must-have to use on hair, body, and cuticles. However, the so-called miracle ingredient can also be behind breakouts, so … Continue reading Should you slather coconut oil on your face? Skin pros weigh in once and for all

Well, this bites: Mosquitoes are more likely to target some people more than others

August 02, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Picture it: You’re having a perfect summer night, sitting around the campfire and laughing with friends. But while you spend the evening slapping away endless swaths of bloodthirsty pests, your pals, for some reason, are able to enjoy themselves unscathed by the unwanted party crashers. Okay, confession: The … Continue reading Well, this bites: Mosquitoes are more likely to target some people more than others

Pros say there are major skin-boosting benefits to working out your face

August 01, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Take one look at all of the “anti-aging” labels decorating the skin-care aisle, and it’s abundantly clear that the market for line-smoothing, skin-plumping, pore-minimizing magic is in high demand. While lotions and potions can certainly do their part at helping with these things, for many, solutions like Botox … Continue reading Pros say there are major skin-boosting benefits to working out your face

Skin-care formulators tell us the products to buy on the cheap and those worth splurging on

July 30, 2019 at 07:16AM by CWC For me, skin-care products are like Pokemon. I gotta catch ’em all. And if I don’t have every single buzzworthy active ingredient stocked in my beauty cabinet, I’m just not winning the game. Of course, as with buying up all of the Pokemon cards, collecting every skin-care ingredient … Continue reading Skin-care formulators tell us the products to buy on the cheap and those worth splurging on

These under-$10 drugstore sunscreens are low-key the best that you can buy

July 26, 2019 at 06:55AM by CWC Perusing the drugstore aisles for beauty products is one of my favorite activities. There is a seemingly endless number of things to oggle at, from this $7 toner to this $10 blush that looks identical to my personal iconic fave. But there’s one section in particular that—even as … Continue reading These under-$10 drugstore sunscreens are low-key the best that you can buy

7 at-home waxing products that make hair removal easier than ever

July 26, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC I’ve tried at-home waxing exactly once—and the attempt ended with tears, wax all over my bedsheets (don’t ask), and spotty patches of hair patterned up and down my aching legs. It wasn’t a pretty sight. I soon reconciled with my razor with newfound passion. Now that I’m a … Continue reading 7 at-home waxing products that make hair removal easier than ever

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

Derms’ fave skin-care ingredient is getting *so* much easier to buy

July 19, 2019 at 08:12AM by CWC These days, it’s nearly impossible to step into a New York City subway car without seeing 15 different advertisements for products promising to change your skin. And while the branding might be different in every case, they’ve all got one thing in common: they’re selling retinoids. Retinoids are … Continue reading Derms’ fave skin-care ingredient is getting *so* much easier to buy

Urban Outfitters is a secret skin-care paradise—here’s what you can buy for under $20

July 17, 2019 at 10:47AM by CWC I never really felt cool when I was growing up until I discovered Urban Outfitters. Once I waltzed through the store’s collection of boho-slash-vintage-looking clothes (like the vintage renewal baseball jersey that I still have) and cute AF jewelry, I finally felt like I could dress up the … Continue reading Urban Outfitters is a secret skin-care paradise—here’s what you can buy for under $20

The one thing a dermatologist wants you to do in the shower for silky, glorious skin

July 16, 2019 at 09:42AM by CWC Given a choice between applying lotion every day for the rest of my life and swimming with a school of great white sharks, I kid you not: I would choose Jaws. There’s something about the grooming task that feels so tedious after I’ve already co-washed my hair, shaved, … Continue reading The one thing a dermatologist wants you to do in the shower for silky, glorious skin

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

10 sunscreens with zinc that protect your skin from UV rays *and* calm inflammation

July 02, 2019 at 04:02PM by CWC If I could write a love letter to zinc, I would. After a battle of trying to find a sunscreen that protects from the sun’s harmful UV rays without turning my sensitive skin into a pimply, irritated mess, my dermatologist introduced me to zinc oxide. It’s still my … Continue reading 10 sunscreens with zinc that protect your skin from UV rays *and* calm inflammation

I found a $1 foot softening scrub so good I’d be willing to pay $1,000

June 30, 2019 at 06:02AM by CWC When you lace up your kicks and run your first-ever mile, no one tells you that the humble sport of running will destroy (and I mean: vanquish, maim, wreck) your feet. That’s a lesson I quickly learned when I began pounding the pavement years ago. So last night, … Continue reading I found a $1 foot softening scrub so good I’d be willing to pay $1,000

What the heck is an epilator? Everything you need to know about the French-girl hair removal method

June 28, 2019 at 12:34PM by CWC I learned many things during the year I studied abroad in France. For example, the expression for missing someone in French is “Tu me manques,” which translates literally as “You are missing from me.” I always thought the turn of phrase was wildly poetic. But I didn’t really … Continue reading What the heck is an epilator? Everything you need to know about the French-girl hair removal method