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

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

Here’s what you should be doing if you absolutely have to travel right now

March 16, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC With travel restrictions being introduced worldwide in attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the message has never been clearer: now is the time to stay put, stay healthy, and practice social distancing. Remaining at home isn’t an option for everyone, though. For some, traveling during COVID-19—either for … Continue reading Here’s what you should be doing if you absolutely have to travel right now

5 derms tell us the one product that never leaves their shower

March 14, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC We get it—there’s precious little shelf space in your shower. So why would you choose to fill it with anything you feel meh about? You deserve to love your shower time, and all that it entails (damn it!). To jumpstart your shower haul makeover, we asked a handful … Continue reading 5 derms tell us the one product that never leaves their shower

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

I’ve tried hundreds of hyaluronic acid serums, and this drugstore pick is the best

March 10, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Hyaluronic acid is the ultimate people pleaser of the beauty world: It’s recommended by every single dermatologist for keeping moisture within your skin, it works on all skin types, and it plays well with the rest of your routine. Because of its hydrating powers—and because I’m a beauty … Continue reading I’ve tried hundreds of hyaluronic acid serums, and this drugstore pick is the best

You touch your face 23 times an hour—here are 3 ways to curb the habit, according to behavioral psychologist

March 09, 2020 at 01:08PM by CWC I touched my face 12 times before my first morning meeting. Oh wait, that’s a lie—I should say 12 times in the hour between arriving at work and my first meeting of the day. I know health officials are recommending we keep our paws off our faces in order … Continue reading You touch your face 23 times an hour—here are 3 ways to curb the habit, according to behavioral psychologist

How I’m preparing my skin-care routine for an extra hour of daytime

March 07, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC I dread the changing of the clocks at the end of winter because, let’s be honest, it’s the bad one. As terrible as it is, “spring forward” has to exist in order for us to have “fall back,” wherein you can have an extra hour of sleep. There … Continue reading How I’m preparing my skin-care routine for an extra hour of daytime

How I’m preparing my skin-care routine for an extra hour of daytime

March 07, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC I dread the changing of the clocks at the end of winter because, let’s be honest, it’s the bad one. As terrible as it is, “spring forward” has to exist in order for us to have “fall back,” wherein you can have an extra hour of sleep. There … Continue reading How I’m preparing my skin-care routine for an extra hour of daytime

Not just for burns: Here are 7 ways aloe vera can nourish your skin  

February 29, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC When it comes to skin, the aloe vera benefits are no joke. Aloe vera is a natural, plant-based ingredient that’s been used for medicinal purposes for, well, seemingly forever. When you open up the leaves of the succulent plant, you’ll find a clear, jelly-like gel, which is rife … Continue reading Not just for burns: Here are 7 ways aloe vera can nourish your skin  

Uh, please don’t use coconut oil as lube—here’s the edible option to play with instead

February 28, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC Like everyone else in the mid-2010s, I got swept up by the coconut oil craze, using it for everything. Hair, skin, nails… everything. It’s why I was equal parts smitten and confused by the concept behind Coconu, a coconut oil-infused personal lubricant company. Why create a lube with … Continue reading Uh, please don’t use coconut oil as lube—here’s the edible option to play with instead

I’m a facialist, and this is the most common skin concern I get asked about

February 28, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Everyone’s complexion is like a unique snowflake. Facialists get to do the rewarding job of assessing their clients’ unique skin concerns, then—over the course of about an hour—transforming it into a more radiant state. As a celebrity facialist that’s been doing this for over a decade, Candace Marino … Continue reading I’m a facialist, and this is the most common skin concern I get asked about

Wake up with your best hair day ever thanks to these nighttime routines

February 25, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC Prepping your skin at night can help you wake up looking and feeling rejuvenated and hydrated, and the same can be said for your hair. I have super dry, coarse, and kinky hair that I wear straight. At night, I apply a leave-in conditioner and oils so my … Continue reading Wake up with your best hair day ever thanks to these nighttime routines

Alt-milk is coming for your moisturizer, and your dry skin will drink it right up

February 20, 2020 at 11:30PM by CWC The alt-milk movement first came for our coffee orders, then it hit the ice-cream aisle. And now? It’s coming for our skin-care routines. “Milk” has commonly been used as a skin product descriptor, meant to describe the texture of a nice, creamy, formula… like a thick moisturizer you … Continue reading Alt-milk is coming for your moisturizer, and your dry skin will drink it right up

Why Italian skin care is like the Mediterranean diet for your complexion

February 19, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC If you’ve ever been to Italy, you understand how beautiful it is—it’s verdant, markets are filled with fresh fruit (like lemon, the country’s staple), and rich scents of rosemary and tomatoes waft through the air. Given that Italy plays host to such varied, fresh ingredients, it’s no wonder … Continue reading Why Italian skin care is like the Mediterranean diet for your complexion

Derms explain what to look for in a shampoo for psoriasis

February 16, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC There’s nothing fun about having a flaky, itchy scalp. Some experience small flurries of flakes when their scalp is dry, while others have dandruff, which is caused by yeast on your scalp. There are varying severities of dandruff, but when your scalp is super red and scaly, it … Continue reading Derms explain what to look for in a shampoo for psoriasis