What's that you say? You can fight wrinkles with just one ingredient? Do tell! Peptides, which are made of amino acids, help to produce collagen. In turn, this increase in collagen gives the appearance of youthful, plumped-up skin. Learn more about how to look for peptides in your beauty products, along with what products our editors are loving right now. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria dress and blazer.
If you want to look your best while traveling, but don't have room for the kitchen sink, here are a few things to have on hand that work well for any getaway. We've got your checklist for what to pack, whether you're on your way to the beach, strolling around the city, or any other adventures that come your way! For more quick and easy travel beauty products, check out 3floz.com!
I really love Korres watermelon products, but I hadn't heard much about the line's Lemon Lip Scrub ($19). The price is a little steep for a person who loses lip stuff all the time like I do, but reader laratf makes it sound so good that I might just have to try it anyway. She says:
"The most effective lip treatment I've found. It’s 100 percent natural, and also super easy to use: Just apply (I love that it’s a stick and that there’s nothing to slough on with your finger), rub lips together to break up dry, chapped skin, and tissue off. The rice powder resurfaces lips better than sugar or salt, in my opinion. Good scuff!"
Found something that's perfect for dry, chapped lips? Want to get your skin and hair ready for the new season? Visit our Product Reviews pages, then. There are more than 50,000 products up for review, and tons of info on all the newest releases.
I love this moisturizer, although I find it can be a bit heavy. It would probably be better for normal-dry skin (I have combination skin), but it smells amazing and I crave honey with marscarpone cheese after using this. I'm probably going to use this more as a night cream, but i still love it. It hasn't caused any breakouts or anything, and a little goes a long way, so i can see it lasting me quite a while.
New moisturizer got you feeling gorgeous—or acnefied? Want to see what other readers think about all the newest beauty booty? Come on over to our Product Reviews pages, where you can tell everybody about it and find out what you need to know.
Greek cosmetics company Korres is branching out — royally. Its new line of bath and body products, Kings & Queens, has been developed around ingredients favored by monarchs of the past. The packaging is vibrant enough to draw you in, and the prices aren't too crazy (between $9 and $15). Plus, the products are paraben-free, which will please the healthy-livin' crowd. But I know what you're thinking: Yeah, yeah, but is this stuff any good?
Yes, with a couple of reservations. The shimmering body milk adds a subtle glow to skin and would be great with shoulder-baring outfits. The body butter is rich and moisturizing, and it sinks into skin quickly. And I love the shower gels; at $9, they're an affordable luxury, and they lather up beautifully. To find out what isn't as impressive, read more
Mmm, mmm masculine! The rich and fresh-scented Citrus Body Milk ($15) from Greek bath and body brand Korres is a sensory extravaganza. The smooth and creamy texture absorbs quickly, leaving your skin matte and feeling hydrated and soft. And it smells amazing.
I'm not sure how you feel, but I've noticed that when when creams are heavily fragrant they can sometimes leave you feeling sticky, grimy, and unclean. Fortunately, it isn't the case at all with this body lotion. I appreciate that although the texture is lightweight and thin, it isn't slimy whatsoever.
However, you will need a generous amount to cover your entire body, so if you like this as an everyday all-over lotion, might I suggest you buy it in bulk? A small price to pay to feel like Aphrodite incarnate.
Lip balms are one of my favorite products and I always get excited when a new one makes an appearance in the marketplace — especially if it's tinted, because it feels good and it looks good. I've tried each of these new Prescriptives and Lola Cosmetics tinted balms and they all satisfy my balmy cravings.
Korres Lip Butter ($9) is an all-natural hydrating tinted lip balm that contains a high concentration of shea butter to help soothe and heal chapped lips. It comes in four colors that leave a light trace of bee-stung color on your lips.
Lola Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm ($10) is creamy, moisturizing and minty fresh. The balms are infused with good-for-you antioxidants, peppermint, essential oils, vitamin E, mango and spearmint for smooth application and a clean, crisp taste. The result is smooth, shiny lips that look luscious, precious and voluptuous.
Confession: So those aren't exactly the adjectives I'd choose to describe a lip balm, but they are the names of the three available colors.
For one last luxe lip balm, read more
Eyes are the windows to your soul, and they are also the first tell-tale sign of your age. Firming eye products are believed to tighten the skin around your orbital area to help smooth away the appearance of fine lines. They are generally light in texture and should be applied by tapping your ring finger in a figure-eight pattern. Here are three irritant-free firming eye products for sensitive eyes.
June Jacobs Firming Eye Repair ($64) is suitable for all skin types. It lifts, tightens, moisturizes reduces puffiness and minimizes the look of crow's feet. You'll instantly feel a cool and invigorating rush — and it happens to smell really good because it's made from a mixture of botanicals, and fruit and flower extracts.
For two more fab firming eye products, read more