Acne scars and dark spots. Just reading those words make you see red, don't they? On our quest to erase scars and hyperpigmentation, we ventured to Dr. Howard Murad's Southern California spa to get pro tips on how to banish them for good. See what the doctor had to say about what types of ingredients and treatments work best, shop Dr. Murad's acne scar and dark spot products below, and view our other product recommendations, too. On Kirbie: Aryn K dress, Club Monaco blazer.
It used to be that a trip to Paris meant bringing along an empty suitcase to house all the drugstore beauty buys you'd stock up on. Fortunately, the days of product smuggling are just about over. Most of the products that travelers pine over are available stateside, thanks to that handy thing called online shopping. In honor of the Cannes Film Festival, click through to see the top 10 French brands you'll fall in love with . . . and keep your passport at home.
I'll admit it: I leave my SPF up to my foundation, which isn't always the best thing unless you're using 3Lab Perfect BB Cream SPF 40 PA+++ ($95). This tube is a skin-perfecting wonder that's packed with broad-spectrum sun protection and a myriad of ingredients for serious skin care benefits. Apple stem cells help to heal skin and prevent signs of aging, while other ingredients fight dark spots and help stimulate collagen. There is also a range of tints available to give you a moderate amount of coverage for a flawless complexion. Plus, there is no telltale smell of sunscreen, which makes using a higher SPF every morning so much easier to do.
When you think luxury body lotions, an English cowshed may be the last image to pop into your head. But with one sniff of Cowshed's luxe lotions, you'll be an instant convert. The British brand recently became available stateside at Barneys, making it easier for those of us on the other side of the pond to get our hands on it. And with therapeutic, natural ingredients like wild-crafted plant extracts and pure essential oils, you'll want to add these lotions to your wish list.
Available in six "moods," ranging from relaxing to invigorating to balancing, my favorite is the brand's Grumpy Cow ($28). Don't let the cheeky name fool you; this creamy concoction boasts an invigorating scent that instantly adds a jolt of energy when you swipe it on. So the next time you're in a mood, pay a visit to the Cowshed.
Feel like watching your dead skin roll right off, much like a snake sheds his skin? Well, there's a gel for that.
Peeling gels are deceptive because they aren't peels, and they aren't masks. In fact, peeling gels are exfoliants. But they're sneaky in that they are not physical exfoliators. Instead, they utilize fruit enzymes, like pineapple and pomegranate, to dissolve dead skin cells, sloughing them right off. Unlike some scrubs or washes, however, you can literally see your dead skin peeling off. Sounds oddly gratifying, right? We put two to the test.
Before Nyakio Face Oil ($49), I was skeptical about putting oil on my face (despite being schooled on all the beauty benefits). But a few drops left my skin soft for hours, and the shiny forehead I was expecting never showed. This new brand is fueled by African beauty recipes passed down through founder Nyakio Grieco's family, with the star product being the face oil. Scented with chamomile and lavender, the lightweight oil is made with caffeine-rich kola nut extract from Africa to give skin a lift. While the price may seem steep, one bottle will go a long way. You can even use it on your hair and nails. So long, weighty creams and lotions.
It's Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and we all know how important sunscreen is for preventing not only skin cancer, but also the photodamage that causes signs of aging in your skin. No matter what season it is, sunscreen is an important step in your daily skin care regimen. To find out what sunscreens are best for your skin type, keep reading.
Kate Moss has solidified yet another beauty deal, signing on as the new face — or body — of St. Tropez. The British self-tanning brand has been well-known for tanning models before the catwalk and giving celebrities their red carpet glow. Kate has been using the products from the start, so this partnership is an easy fit. "Kate epitomizes St.Tropez's naturally glamorous approach to self-tanning and is a longtime advocate of the brand," Michelle Feeney, CEO of PZ Cussons Beauty, said. "Not only is she beautiful, but she has this amazing attitude. St.Tropez is about confidence." Kate already has a slew of beauty deals, ranging from cosmetics with Rimmel London to her more recent hair contract with Kérastase. Her résumé as a spokeswoman also includes iconic fashion houses like Saint Laurent and Dior, plus her own fragrance. You can't beat that beauty pedigree. See a more revealing (slightly NSFW) photo from the campaign when you keep reading.
Summer is right around the corner, which means that it's time to step up your deodorant game. But if you're not looking to break the bank, there are plenty of drugstore options to keep you dry all season long. Click through to see our top picks for under $10.