Crop Natural, green, clean, organic, sustainable, ethically sourced-these are all buzzwords in the beauty industry. They're used on so many different products but can mean drastically different things. The thing is, there are so few regulations (practically none, more like) on using these words as part of marketing jargon or on products.
@Thevicstyles It's kind of a crazy concept to grasp that some of the most transformative healing properties come from the earth. Instead of turning to over-the-counter products or harsh chemicals, the answer to your skin's problems could be right in your
We all have our own bespoke skin problems, but the one skin bugbear that seems to be true of all of us is that we're sick of our dull complexions. Brighter skin is on the top of my skin wish list, anyway, and I've spent years experimenting with all manner of skincare products to help get me there. And you know the one thing that I find really makes a difference?
From navel to nipple (and beyond) a new-or first!-body piercing is pretty exciting. But of course, aftercare should not be an afterthought. Your piercer should send you home with some instructions, and most likely, they involve gently cleaning the piercing with mild, non-antibacterial soap and warm water every day.
Imaxtree There are a few widespread beauty myths that most of us grow up believing: that sleeping on wet hair will give you a cold, that shaving makes your hair grow back thicker, and that acne only happens to teenagers. For years, this last one felt like a given to me, and when I got out of puberty unscathed by breakouts, I thought I was in the clear.
KAL VISUALS/Unsplash A good percentageВ of the beauty trends we see come out of Korea are effective. Most are, at the very least, quite intriguing-this curiosity is definitely a large part of what has driven the K-beauty craze to peak levels this year. (That and the impossibly flawless complexionВ of the average Korean woman, of course.
The world of tattooing is an intricate realm. What most people don't realize is that it's a space where art, health, body strength, technique, etching, shading, and beauty are all on a level playing field. Tattoos can be a daily reminder for something meaningful you hold dear, commemorate a life-changing event, or simply serve as a form of self-expression.
When you run through the long list of French beauty products we covet here overseas-from Bioderma to Biofine-they all have certain things in common: They're chic and non-affronting, and they smell sort of like a freshly laundered T-shirt. They're basically the essence of a French woman distilled to product form, and perhaps that's why we yearn for them so strongly.
Donating blood or plasma can save lives. And that's exactly why the process should be treated very delicately, and you and the donation center should take it very seriously that there are rules and criteria that determine whether you're a safe donor. Certain medications, medical conditions, and yes, even new tattoos and piercings can be red flags.
It's usually the most complicated, exotic and otherworldly sounding ingredients that get us the most excited. Of course, we know rationally that a long name doesn't equate to results but our minds like to think they do. However, there's one hardworking sleeper ingredient that's here to prove us wrong and that's glycerin.
For the most part, piercings have pretty few drawbacks and serve as a fun way to express oneself and experiment with body modification. That being said, migration and rejection are the exception and can be an issue that's both frustrating and frightening for the person experiencing it. What's more, the two words are often mistaken for one another-which doesn't help matters-so we're here to help with that.
Stocksy Injections: They're a popular topic and yet still shrouded in mystery and a veritable amount of secrecy. Most of us venture to a consultation or decide against them without actually knowing much information-how much they cost, what to expect during an appointment, or what the results will be.
EM Cosmetics I am a willing and able beauty guinea pig. My MO has always been that I will try anything once. I've gotten acupuncture on my face; I've locked myself in a sensory deprivation tank. The #KylieJennerLipChallenge? Been there, done that, and still have the bruised selfies as proof. Which brings me toвЂ¦my lips.
Most of us have probably been in a conversation that required us to nod along knowingly, even though we were completely lost (no judgment). If you find yourself in that position when someone starts talking about skin's undertones, you're not alone. It's confusing-skin tone is one thing, but undertones are completely separate and make a big difference when determining which makeup shades look best on you.
Imaxtree Call us biased, but the skincare industry, in particular, is one of our favorites to watch when it comes to technological advancements. From laser zapping to weird-looking at-home devices, the anti-aging sphere is constantly evolving, with new treatments and procedures being launched on the daily.
If you've ever waxed, chances are you've had to deal with ingrown hair. They're not only unattractive, but they can also be painful. An ingrown hair after waxing happens when the hair never breaks the skin's surface as it grows or does come out of skin first and then grows back into the skin. Most commonly it occurs in areas where the hair is thick like on men, the underarms, or especially where it's both thick and curly, like in the bikini line.
Cosmetic tattooing is nothing new. From eyebrow microblading to permanent eyeliner, more and more people are turning toward ink to make sure they look flawless from the moment they wake up. One of the more popular processes at the moment is freckle tattoos. While excessive sun exposure can cause serious skin damage, faux freckles are the semi-permanent option to get you looking constantly sun-kissed.
A Parisian beauty editor once told me she and her colleagues liken Whole Foods to Disneyland. They don't have anything like it in France, and much like you'd be hard-pressed to find an American editor who won't shut up about the wonders of Monoprix (myself included), French beauty fans love hitting up Whole Foods' Whole Body section whenever they're in the States to stock up on the best in niche organic and all-natural beauty.
Na Nin We're calling it: Finding your own unique signature scent has never been easier, thanks to a boon of homegrown, under-the-radar fragrance brandsВ with very talented noses behind them. And since we're just aВ tad В fragrance-obsessed here at Byrdie, we have no problem hunting down the biggest stars on the rise.
One of the most glorious aspects of being a beauty editor is the number of products we get to take for a test drive. Sure, we'd be lying if we said we weren't constantly surrounded by a mountain of bottles and tubes both in the office and in our apartments, but we approach that mountain eagerly, hiking boots in tow.
It can be hard to accept the reality of acne. Sometimes, it seems like you're going to be searching for the perfect acne-fighting product forever. We often go for over-the-counter treatments or clinically proven products to aid our acne woes, because we're convinced they'll give the fastest and most reliable skin results.