I’ve Done Countless Hours of Skincare Research, and These Products Actually Work

One of my greatest joys in life is getting the tea. Not just gossip—I love it when I can get a makeup expert to divulge their tips for a makeup novice or when beauty founders tell me the one beauty trick they would share with a friend. For me, there’s nothing greater than being able to explore fashion and beauty through the purview of someone else. There’s always something you can take away and apply to your own life, especially when it comes to your skincare routine.

Our skin is ever-evolving throughout our lives, and sometimes we just need someone to tell us which products are actually worth trying. So in that vein, we reached out to 14 beauty founders to share the best skincare products according to their experiences as founders, experts, and skincare aficionados. Whether you’re just now adopting a routine or live and die by your

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Burning Out on America…and My “Perfect” Wellness Routine

On a Sunday afternoon in early March, I am nearly nude and belly down on a massage table in an airy Altbau, squirming fitfully as my alternative therapist digs the tip of her elbow into my left rhomboid muscle. She commands me to fully relax and be present in my body, but I still don’t know how—even after a year of weekly sessions to manage burnout tendencies and trauma—and I worry that my anxiety annoys her. Pressure gives way to pain: I let out a muffled shriek as my hands cramp up into crab claws and my entire body starts to tingle. “Good,” she says succinctly in a German accent.

As I dress, we agree this will be our last appointment for a while. COVID-19 has already devastated Italy and Spain and, although Germany eagerly awaits official orders from the federal chancellor, it’s beginning to feel irresponsible to conduct business

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Expert Shopping: Facial cleansing brushes

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Washing your face twice a day can be a drag, especially if you have to remove makeup or any residue from sunscreen. Facial cleansing brushes were developed to help wash your face, exfoliate to reveal softer skin and help minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Ava Shamban, a board-certified dermatologist based in Los Angeles, and founder of Ava MD said touchless skin gadgets are beneficial. “Touchless options are a great tool to help keep bacteria transfer from fingers to face, potentially spreading COVID or other conditions that can affect either our health or skin,” she said. “However, these home

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The Best Body Wash for Dry Skin That Won’t Leave You Feeling Flaky Post-Rinse

Caring for dry skin goes beyond body lotion. To keep your skin from feeling tight and irritated, you’ll want to start laying down moisture in the shower. Key words like “fragrance-free” or “for sensitive skin” can help, as can certain ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

Need help navigating other nuances like a preference for lather or natural ingredients? We’ve got you covered there as well. Here, 15 top rated body washes for soothing dry skin and more.

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Best for Extremely Dry Skin

If you have the type of skin that flakes at the notion of air, this creamy cleanser is for you. Loaded with a blend of plant oils and lipids, this soap- and fragrance-free formula cocoons your skin in moisture, while gently whisking away any grime. Note that it has a thicker consistency than what you might be

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