Posts in Skin
Our Guide To 6 Common Skin Concerns & How To Treat Them

Adulting may get a bad rap in memes, but in practice, it’s one of the best things ever. Take exhibits A through C, to start: We call the shots — whether that means eating popcorn for dinner, dousing our living room in hot-pink paint, or, after years of trial and error, finally landing on a skin-care routine that works.

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The Best New Skin-Care Products Hitting Shelves in September

Fact: There are a lot of skin-care products out there. So many that it's often hard to keep track of what's new, what's old, and what to even trust. Thankfully, that's why we're here. As beauty editors, it's our job to point you in the right direction when it comes to shopping for new goods. That being said, every month from here on out, we'll be highlighting the latest skin-care launches — moisturizers, cleansers, serums, masks, and more — on the market so you can make an informed decision about which products are actually worth the splurge. So, without further ado, check out 14 of the newest skin-care products, including Glossier Zit StickTatcha The Kissu Lip Balm, and Belif Aqua Bomb Mist, to hit retail shelves in September. Happy shopping!

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MegaBabe's Rosy Pits Deodorant Racked Up a 5,000-Person Waitlist — But It's Finally Back in Stock

Some beauty products are so good — so coveted — that the high demand for them creates a waitlist. Dry shampoos, facial serums, and the best-of-the-best foundations are examples of products that have created such a hype. Now, it's natural deodorant, but it's not your average deodorant, nor is the hype surrounding it. MegaBabe's best-selling Rosy Pits currently has 5,000 fans in line to get their hands on it, but for some of those patient people, the wait will finally be over.

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The 10 Best Sunscreens for People of Color

While many women of color practice safe sun, a recent survey from the Skin Cancer foundation revealed that 63 percent of African Americans don't wear sunscreen. And while your skin tone shouldn't really matter when it comes to sun protection (after all, the product can protect from damaging UV rays and prevent the risk of skin cancer—not to mention protect against common problems like uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots) the sunscreen industry has not always been inclusive and formulas often aren’t crafted with all shades in mind. With that in mind, we've gathered up the ten best sunscreens for women of color, from trendy millennial brands to women-of-color-owned businesses, so you have no excuse not to apply!

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I Bought My Favorite Face Mask At Trader Joe's

I feel like Jonathan Van Ness really gets me, you know? He calls all his beauty products "she"; he uses beauty as a conduit into other interesting conversations (figure skating, for instance); and, like me, face masks weren't always his thing. Evidence, in his Top Shelf: "In my 20s, I had too many hormones going on and when I would do a moisture mask it would be like zit city." Same, Jonathan, same. Maybe it's not quite a city in my case—perhaps just a small town or village—but masks, as much as they promise, haven't been cutting it in my routine. If they're not colonizing my forehead with acne, then they're just...not doing much. It's hard not to think, A lot of other products could do this better—and with less sit-at-home-alone time.

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5 Expert-Approved Tools That Will Change Your Skin-Care Routine Forever

We're constantly on the hunt for beauty tools and procedures that will make our skin feel smoother and glow brighter, so when we discovered a collection of products that mimic some of the most expensive in-office procedures and can be used in the comfort of our own homes, we had to give them a whirl. Below, five innovative tools from cult-classic beauty tool brand, Tweezerman, that'll make you go from "Huh?" to "How did I live without this?"

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The 12 Best Eye Creams Under $20 That Really Work

Sure, we'll admit it: There is something undeniably satisfying about using a luxurious eye cream. You know, the kind that comes in a fancy glass jar that feels heavy in your palm and smells like a fresh rose garden (or something equally sublime). Problem is, the novelty tends to wear off when you see the price tag, which can run upwards of $100 (and beyond).

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