Lewis and Clark relied on Sacagawea on their expedition through the American West, while Sir Edmund Hillary reached Mount Everest's summit with the aid of his trusty sherpa Tenzing. To help you scale the heights of beauty buzzery, we present this steadfast guide to tongue-twister ingredients, up-and-coming trends, and much more.
A French hair coloring technique. Though the name may conjure up images of the Mediterranean Riviera, balayage is actually a hair-dyeing method designed to give you natural-looking, sun-dappled locks. Rather than using traditional foils or a cap, dye is applied directly to loose strands, finger painting-style. Like any color treatment, balayage can cause dryness and brittleness. Restore moisture with Bain de Terre’s shampoo and conditioner.
Movement back and forth at a regular speed. When combined with a micro-massaging brush— la DDF®’s Revolve 500X Micro-Polishing System —oscillating motions loosen any sebum or dirt lodged into pores while simultaneously stimulating your skin.
A liquid beauty supplement designed to boost the skin-healing powers of your eight glasses a day. Sure, eating omega-packed organic salmon regularly would help clear up your complexion—but not everyone has the time, energy, or budget for that. Enter Dr. Brandt's detoxifying anti-oxidant water booster® goji-maqui. A tiny drop of this sweet-tasting supplement converts your usual glass of H20 into a vitamin powerhouse capable of brightening the skin and fighting free radicals.
Changes induced by UV exposure. Translation: a shmancy dermatologist term that encompasses wrinkles, brown spots, and a host of skin woes. Now that you’re hip to the lingo, map out an ace line of defense with Alison Raffaele’s Face Forward Primer. The silky formula fills in large pores and guards against photoaging with SPF 15.
Short chains of amino acids that slow the aging process. If you’re concerned about wrinkles or loss of firmness (and who isn’t?), consider adding a peptide-infused product to your routine. Used daily, they can even prevent future signs of aging. Might we suggest Supergoop!’s hydrating SPF 37 Eye Cream? The all-natural formula features peptides derived from whole oat kernels.
Naturally occurring fat molecules that keep skin hydrated and youthful-looking. Our ceramide stores diminish as we age, but lab-created synthetic ceramides have become more sophisticated and affordable. If you have dry, sensitive, or irritated skin (which translates to most everyone), you’re a perfect candidate for a ceramide-infused cream. Right after showering, when your birthday suit is still damp, apply Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream to treat your skin with healing c’s.
A form of vitamin A, retinol occurs naturally in animal sources, fruits, and veggies. Dermatologists love it for its ability to improve cell turnover, smooth wrinkles, boost collagen production, and reduce brown spots. Try it in Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum, which has an impressive number of scientific studies to back it up. It uses a combination of of retinol, vitamin C, and other antioxidants to minimize the effects of sun damage, past breakouts, and aging.
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Globetrotter and pink lipstick enthusiast, Ally-Marie is an admitted product hoarder and a diehard advocate for heat-free hairstyle.