Posts by Rachel

5 Fancy Waters That Make Skin Look Fantastic

Water is one of the best ingredients for your skin. No, seriously — it might seem like a gimmick but it turns out that good ‘ol H2O is exceptionally beneficial for your complexion. But it’s not like this is plain water from the tap. Cosmetic chemists and formulators are finding exciting new derivatives of super-powered…

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More Than A Feeling — Why The Texture Of Your Skin Products Matters

As the never-ending obsession with skincare on social media grows, a commonality is seen throughout: Products with unique textures are the most ‘grammable. Therefore, beauty brands have responded in turn, creating  hybrid potions and lotions and even inventing entirely new ones, all in the name of a healthier complexion. But not all jellies nor gels…

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Ditch Your Highlighter For These Skin-Healthy Glow-Getters

Everyone has their own personal beauty ethos. Mine, for example, is to spend the most love/time/money on my skin-care routine in the hopes that I can wear less — or even no — makeup at all. Just the thought of ditching a highlighter and using my skincare to illuminate my complexion is a dream come…

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You Can Match Your Morning Drink to Your Face Cream Now

My morning coffee routine is practically a religious experience, as I find time with a hot cup of coffee to be essential before I even think about uttering a single word to another human being. Ditto for my a.m. skin routine, which functions as a kind of mind-centering meditation as I methodically pat and rub…

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Why You Need a Makeup Primer That’s Grippy—Not Slippy

Primer is the unsung hero of the makeup world: When the proper formula is used and applied accordingly, skin is smoother, more even, and balanced, says Tia Hebron, a makeup artist. However, as a beauty junkie, I’ve found many primers have a similar issue: They pill, essentially removing all that awesome skincare I just applied.…

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Why Artichoke Extract Is Going to Be the Next Big Ingredient in Beauty

Is there any veggie more overlooked than the artichoke? They generally show little color or vibrancy like other produce picks do and they can be polarizing on their tastiness. But there’s one thing everyone can agree on: This unsung heros of the vegetable world are little health powerhouses. And, it turns out their extract, when…

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