Category: SKIN CARE

SKIN CARE
Reddit’s Most Popular Skin Care Brands Of 2020 Are Mostly Drugstore Finds

One of the most under-the-radar places to get unfiltered beauty intel is by scrolling through Reddit’s r/SkincareAddiction community. The skin care-loving destination features thousands of threads in which the site’s more than 1.2 million users discuss all things beauty, from skin care routine tips to the latest must-have products. Now, with the just-released 2020 Year in Review report, Reddit’s most popular skin care brands in SkincareAddiction prove that beauty fans know how to shop wisely.

The report is chock-full of intel, including the most talked-about ingredients, hairstyles, makeup products, and more. The number one most-discussed trend of all? “Maskne,” aka those pesky face mask-induced breakouts that (unfortunately) became a thing after the pandemic hit. Mentions spiked by a whopping 305.6% in July, according to the report. Another beauty trend born out of quarantine was a spike in eye makeup: Mentions grew by 26% in July in Reddit’s r/makeupaddiction threads, proving

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Meet Superegg, the New Stylish Skin-Care Brand With Cutting-Edge, Plant-Based Ingredients

“An egg symbolizes birth,” says Erica Choi, the lifestyle influencer behind @eggcanvas and cofounder of new skin-care brand Superegg, out today. “Each new day is an opportunity to reset and start anew.”

While Superegg’s DNA, from the sleek ovular packaging to its unique product formulations, is steeped in the egg as an emblem of rejuvenation, the breakfast staple is not, in fact, an ingredient: Its offerings are plant-based and formulated to match the egg’s nutritional value with entirely vegan ingredients.

“Our idea was to take this inspiration to a higher level,” says Choi, who throughout her Korean upbringing saw eggs as an integral part of beauty rituals, as she watched her grandmother and mother apply different parts of the ingredient onto their faces. Her familial traditions had much precedent throughout Asian history: In 600 B.C. China, Zhang Lihua, a concubine recognized for her “legendary beauty,” was said to have whipped

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SKIN CARE
Should You Buy Organic Skin Care? What Dermatologists Want You to Know

By now, you’ve seen the word “organic” on everything from produce and packaged foods to clothing and skin care products for the face and body.



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For food to carry the official organic logo, it must have an organic content greater than or equal to 95 percent according to Health Canada.

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Essentially, the term organic means that a product contains naturally sourced ingredients that are grown in accordance with organic methods—without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, growth hormones, antibiotics, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), explains Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, New York City-based dermatologist and clinical assistant professor at NY Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical Center.

“Organic products are inherently ‘clean’ and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, PEG [polyethylene glycol] compounds, petrochemicals, and mineral oils,” she adds.

(Related: Beauty Veteran Jean Godfrey-June Makes a Case for Switching to Clean Beauty Products)

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A Derm Answers 2020’s Most Googled Skin-Care Questions

There’s no question that skin care can be confusing. Between 10-step routines and all the “miracle” ingredients the Internet is constantly telling you to try, figuring out what, exactly, you should be slathering on your face is no easy task. Which explains why people spent a whole lot of time this year Googling some of the same skin-care questions to help them navigate the basics of their routine.

And while Dr. Google certainly has a lot to offer, we’ll do you one better: We asked an actual doctor (board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, to be exact) to answer some of the most-searched skin-care queries of the year. Scroll through to be schooled on everything you—and everyone else on the Internet—have ever wanted to know about skin care.

1. “How to build a skin-care routine”

Dr. Gohara’s cardinal rule for putting together a skin-care routine? “Keep it simple,” she says.

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13 Top Dermatologists Reveal Their Skin-Care Routines

Ever wonder what dermatologists actually put on their own faces, when they’re home alone and no one is watching? We did too. That’s why we asked top experts in the medical and skin-care fields to reveal what products they apply daily — and what ingredients really move the needle when it comes to the health and glow of their own complexions.

Some of their answers were predictable (as if a dermatologist would ever leave the house without SPF) and others were more surprising. (Did we hear that someone washes their face with a modest bar? Yep.) And while there are certain powerhouse ingredients few pros would forgo (like the brightening antioxidant vitamin C), their approaches vary from quick and easy to layered and savvy.

For example: New York City dermatologist Ellen Marmur’s nightly ritual includes a high-tech device. She turns to her own MMSphere before bed to help her unwind.

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The Best Skin Care of 2020, According to Reddit

With the breadth of skin-care knowledge that the Internet has to offer, you’re bound to come across a lot of different opinions. Often times, you’ll see an influencer wax poetic about a certain serum or moisturizer on TikTok, then have a dermatologist swoop in and reveal that actually, it’s not so great after all.

Because of this, it can be admittedly confusing to try to figure out which products are worth spending your money on (and which ones are better left in your Instagram ads), but one place you know you can go for intel you can trust? Reddit’s “skincareaddiction” thread. The message board has become the go-to destination for crowd-sourced skin-care information, which is why it’s no surprise that the community’s top beauty brands of 2020 also happen to be the ones that derms couldn’t stop talking about this year.

Scroll through for the best skin care of

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