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“Forever Chemicals” & Cosmetics: What You Need To Know About PFAS

Long-wear and waterproof makeup is the key to many of our everyday routines, but unfortunately, there’s a chance that the Holy Grail eyeliner or mascara you keep in your bag contains PFAS, a group of synthetic chemical compounds that have been linked to a number of diseases and health conditions. According to a study published last month in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology — which tested many top products from popular brands — researchers found high levels of PFA comp

Fermentation in Beauty: What It Is and How It’s Making the Industry Better

• Education A primer on essential beauty topics, from talc contamination to biodegradability.
• Profile Everybody has a story about beauty. Some of the world’s most intriguing people share theirs.
• A primer on essential beauty topics, from talc contamination to biodegradability.
• Everybody has a story about beauty. Some of the world’s most intriguing people share theirs. Fermentation in Beauty: What It Is and How It’s Making the Industry Better So many of our favorite foods go through ferment

9 Things to Know About The Beauty Bill Everyone’s Talking About

Since the time our grandmas and great-grandmas first began wearing makeup, the beauty industry has gone through an incredible evolution — especially when you think about the hundreds of thousands of beauty products that have come into existence since then. Yet, the laws and regulations surrounding beauty products haven’t changed much at all. In fact, the last time there was such a law in the United States was when Congress passed the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act on June 25, 1938. (Just one year

The Truth About Biodegradable Beauty Products

The beauty industry is bigger now more than ever, with new-to-market brands and products popping up year after year. And while that can be exciting for beauty fans, the environmental impact the industry has had on the planet is serious. According to Zero Waste Week, more than 120 billion units of cosmetics packaging were produced globally in 2018, with many of those lipstick tubes, foundation bottles, and sheet masks — not to mention all of the packaging they come in — ending up in landfills. As

5 Ways Exosomes Help Recovery After More Intense Cosmetic Procedures

What you do after getting a cosmetic procedure can make a huge difference in your results. Your skin is vulnerable after undergoing laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and microneedling treatments, and post-procedure care becomes crucial to ensure it recovers properly—and, in an ideal world, quicker than expected—during this sensitive phase. That’s where exosomes, tiny vesicles that facilitate essential cellular functions, come into play.

“Essentially, exosomes are the little envelopes that cont

10 Chic Looks To Gift Every Workout Enthusiast On Your List

Shopping for someone who practically lives at the gym can require some creativity. You can go the easy route and buy them a new water bottle or set of dumbbells, or you can give them something they’ll really appreciate — like cute workout wear. Whether your loved ones are aspiring yogis, HIIT enthusiasts, or simply love a leisurely stroll, GLOWMODE has the best activewear pieces for everyone on your list. With everything from performance-ready leggings to loungewear basics, GLOWMODE is your one-

Give Everyone On Your List A Dose Of Self-Care With Olay's New Holiday Gift Sets

These days, self-care can feel like more of a necessity than a luxury. Yet oftentimes — especially during this chaotic season — people forget to make time for it, which is why products designed for pampering make the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list.

After all, when you give a present in the form of self-care, you’re also giving a moment of intention. It encourages your loved ones to recharge, rejuvenate, and perhaps most important, show some kindness to themselves. (Sometimes we

Why TikTok skincare "dupes" might be more harmful than you think

In the beauty world, “dupes”—which typically refer to an affordable duplicate for a popular and more expensive product — are a highly sought after commodity. Finding a cheaper beauty product that can mimic a luxury one, or at least come super close to it, is like gold. Especially when you’re on a budget, or, worse, the higher-priced item gets discontinued. While the market for copycat cosmetics has been around for ages, there are many newer takes and ideas of what duping can mean, thanks to TikT

Don't get burned by bad sunscreen advice on social media! Are you making these SPF snafus? | Murad

When it comes to non-negotiable skincare products, sunscreen is at the top of the list. It’s essential for protection from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and helps to prevent serious damage such as wrinkles, dark spots, sunburns, melasma and skin cancer. But when it comes to SPF specifics, like how much to apply and when, things can get confusing.

Social media can be a great tool for sun protection education, but it can also be dangerous if the source isn’t legit. We asked D

Money making you stressed? Here's how to chill out | Murad

If you’ve ever been worried about money to the point you get a headache, it won’t be a surprise to learn that financial stress can have a major impact on physical and mental health. In fact, the American Psychology Association’s latest Stress in America survey found that 72 percent of Americans reported feeling stressed about money. While financial stress can happen to most people, it’s the impact it can have on our health that’s especially troubling. “Health impacts of chronic stress include di

The latest viral TikTok wellness hacks that are actually traps | Murad

Another day, another TikTok trend. The social media video platform has become ground zero for viral crazes across every category—from beauty and wellness to fashion and food. Though TikTok can sometimes offer helpful hacks, many of its wellness trends can be questionable at best, and dangerous at worst. Ahead, the latest TikTok wellness trends to be wary of.

Skincare hacks are a dime a dozen on TikTok. While some of these trends are harmless (using cooled tea bags to treat puffy eyes) or have l