Argan oil has long been touted for the shine-enhancing and hydrating properties it provides to hair. But when it comes to skin, this potent beauty ingredient works just as impressively. Josie Maran's Argan Exfoliating Powder ($35) is a gentle exfoliant that not only buffs away dead skin cells, but also hydrates and smooths your complexion, leaving a healthy glow behind. To use, add a few shakes to your hand and mix in some water to form a creamy paste. It's gentle enough to apply daily for those with normal skin, while people with more sensitivity should use it less. Whatever your skin type — or disposition — it's guaranteed to make you feel totally renewed.
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Whenever the cooler months come around, men and women alike start reaching for their favorite balms to soothe their chapped lips. Regardless of what kind of lip balm you use, however, you've probably heard of so-called "lip-balm dependency." While you may just love the feeling of swiping that cooling balm over your dry lips, people have gone so far as to suggest that certain balms contain ingredients that actually dry out your lips, making it difficult for you to ever stop using them.
Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, codirector of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington DC, is quick to blow the lid off these rumors. "There is no truth to this at all," she says. "ChapSticks and lip hydrators have waxes or emollients in them to create a barrier to keep lips hydrated." The barrier prevents dryness caused by the elements, so it's practically impossible for balms to actually dry your lips out. So it turns out that lip-balm addiction is only in your head. But excessive dryness could be caused by a bigger issue, so you should check in with your dermatologist if your lips refuse to smooth out.
Have no fear, the Complete Gift Guide for the season is here! Not only does Coach have luxurious gifts for everyone at every price, they've impeccably curated them into one must-see, must-shop online resource, featuring sections such The Holiday It List (with edited gift lists from tastemakers like supermodel Karlie Kloss) and The Best of the Best (with the brand's all-out fave picks for him, her, and you).
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