You want to give your mom the dream vacation to Paris, but your bank account says you can barely afford a bottle of wine and some cheddar—we get it. There are plenty of ways to treat your mom without digging into your rent money. You may not be able to pamper her with the luxury spa getaway she deserves, but you can make her feel like she's being pampered right in her own home. These beauty mother's day gifts are all about relaxation and indulgence—and they're all less than $50.
Just the idea of adding more layers to your skin care routine can make anyone who is blessed with oily skin cringe. Don't dismiss primers, though, as they can keep your makeup from slipping and smudging through the day—you just have to find the right one. Focus on finding oil-free primers (duh, right?) that tackle shine, and apply before foundation all over your face or just to the trouble areas like your T-zone. And there's a primer perfect for you, no matter your budget.
We've created a list to find the best primer for oily skin across four budget categories: the Splurge-Worthy, that centers on luxury brands $45+; the Treat Yourself zone that hovers around $30; Wallet-Friendly for around $20, and the Super Steals you can snag for less than $10. Now you can look fresh-faced even when the temperatures start scorching in the summer.
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We're all looking for our skin care mecca--that holy grail product that will dry up our acne, hydrate our skin, hide those crows feet, and simultaneously make our face radiant, supple, and flawless. Tons of products claim to do all these things. And as much as we love trying the newest product on the shelf, we may be doing it wrong. It's possible that instead of using the most expensive, luxurious products possible, the solution to our skin care blues might be to simplify. This summer we're heading back to basics with organic skin care.
Summer skin... What exactly is it? I define summer skin as fresh, glowing, and minimally made up. Whether you’re in a dry climate or a humid one, summer heat isn’t exactly makeup friendly. And the last thing we need in the summer is perspiration and makeup teaming up to create an unhealthy environment for our skin.
If you have a blush-bronzer duo like FLOWER Glow Baby Glow Blush-Bronzer Duo, you have everything you need to create a full-face makeup look. It's so easy you need only one product, and it just takes five minutes!
If your relationship with moisturizer is the slap-it-on-in-the-morning kind, it's time for a new approach! Lotions can work wonders on everything from skin to hair--if you know how to use them, and which ones to use! Here, 10 easy ways to use moisturizer to its best effect:
No, it doesn't mean folding laundry while cleaning your pores. It's actually a method for addressing all your skin woes at once. After all, it's not common to find a face mask that can take care of an oily T-zone, moisturize dry cheeks, and de-puff your tired eyes all at once.
I suspect that a large number of women out there have an exaggerated idea about the size of their pores--pore dysmorphia, if you will. They look at their faces and see large, gaping holes where microscopic dots should be, and so they slather their skin with every pore-refining cream available, desperate to shrink them into obscurity. If you ask any woman, regardless of skin type, whether she'd prefer her pores to look smaller, the answer is most likely going to be yes. Otherwise, there wouldn't be nearly as many pore-minimizing products on the market. But is it actually possible to permanently reduce their size?
If your skin has been looking dull and lifeless, it's time to brighten it up. Give one of these at-home products a try, and get luminous skin in no time.
We all want nice skin. Heck, we want flawless skin! But from time to time we all face the dreaded breakout. Zits, pimples, acne ... call it what you want. It’s a drag, and though sometimes it can be a hormonal issue, we can decrease instances of breakouts by being conscious of the bacteria lurking at every corner. It’s easy to forget where bacteria lives simply because it’s not visible to the naked eye. But with a few bacteria-busting tips, you can fight off breakouts and enjoy clear, beautiful skin this summer!
It's no question that winter takes a toll on your skin. If you want to keep your skin looking great and hydrated even amid flurries and chills, here are four of our best winter skincare tips.
BB creams have become a beauty staple in the past few years, and there's no denying that what they do for your skin is important. But that doesn't mean you have to spend your valuable beauty dollars on them. Check out how easy it is to make your own BB cream with products you likely have on hand.
Science has come up with plenty of perfectly effective and safe emollients and moisturizers for human skin. But although alpha glucan oligosaccharide, cetyl acetate, and stearic acid may be wonderful compounds, they just can't compare with what nature provides. Carrot oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and grapeseed oil are all commonly used in better cosmetics to keep skin soft and supple, but the real superstar of natural skin softeners is almond oil.
Summer's here, which means dry, flaky skin. Who better to recommend dry skin remedies, tips and tricks than skin care experts who live in the desert?
Vlogger Jaclyn Hill just released her Skincare 2015 video and she's finally ready to dish out her skincare secrets. Beat the winter beauty blues while improving the look and feel of your skin with these skin-saving tips and products.
Take a glance at a skincare advertisement or two, and the enemy becomes clear. Free radicals are waging war on our skin and physical health from all sides. They must be—otherwise, why would so many facial moisturizers and eye creams claim to block them? But even if we understand that free radicals are bad and that antioxidant-packed products reduce their effects, most of us without a science background don’t know why that’s true.
Whether you need to conceal a little or a lot, this conditioning concealer with botanicals such as ginseng, vitamin E and chamomil...e will help your skin look smooth. Dermatologically-tested formula glides on easily to help cover dark circles, fine lines and other imperfections. read more
TIGI for Women Oil Free Mineral Tint Moisturizer, SPF 20, Natural Glow: Introduced by the design house of TIGI, It is recommended ...for daily use, Please store in a cool dry place,1 ounce Moisturizer,100% quality product. read more
SHANY Tinted Moisturizer: Created with vitaminsEvens out and hydrates skin toneRepairs acne scarsMoisturizes and softens skin with...out making you look oilySmooth application with either fingers or makeup brushNo animal testing read more
1.7-fluid ounce tube of acne treatment moisturizerClears acne breakouts, hydrates skin and helps even out skin toneEvens out redne...ss and blurs the look of acne marksWith salicylic acid acne treatment and Micro-Clear Technology to fight breakoutsContains scientifically proven acne medicineSheer formula blends naturally into skin and works across various skin tonesOil-free moisturizer won't clog poresLightweight formula read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Oily Combination Sensitive A lightweight moisturizer with vitamins C, E, and B5 that instan...tly awakens skin for a daily dose of glow. Solutions for: - Dullness and uneven texture - Uneven skin tone - Dark spots If you want to know more…Glow beyond vitamin C. Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream is a multivitamin for your skin that gives you a vibrant, healthy-looking complexion. Powered by a proprietary vitamin fruit complex of vitamins C, E, and B5; lemon and orange fruit extracts; and revitalizing minerals, the moisturizer instantly awakens the skin and promotes a glowing complexion. Glucosyl hesperidin, a naturally derived flavonoid found in citrus fruits, helps combat tired skin. With an energizing citrus scent, the lightweight formula absorbs quickly to soften, smooth, and minimize signs of tired skin. The result: skin that feels invigorated and recharged without a greasy after feel. It is formulated Without: - Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates "My exploration into how nutrition affects the health of the skin led me to develop a universal face cream that delivers a daily dose of vitamin-enriched moisture and glow. With its skin-awakening power and effervescent citrus scent, Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream is an instant energy boost for your skin." Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-founder Research results: In-vivo test after 1 month: - Immediately improves skin's luminosity - 95% said skin was soft and smooth - 90% felt skin was moisturized, nourished, and supple - 88% of testers said it provided a healthy-looking glow - 85% noticed their skin felt invigorated and awakened read more
Wrinkles are softer. Elasticity visibly improves. Skin appears more radiant. Skin texture is softer and firmer. Complexion is more... even and spots noticeably improve. Ingredient Highlights: The Green Technology found in AYUNA's CREAMs is based on the use of very specific species of botanical cells, which are grown in-vitro within a strict and extremely controlled environment to ensure high efficient natural cosmetic bio-actives. From this process we obtain: PLAMAS RICH IN BOTANICAL CELL FACTOR. read more
What it is: A revitalizing moisturizer that awakens dull skin for an incredibly vibrant, healthy-looking glow. Who it's for: Anyon...e with normal, oily or combination skin types. What it does: Formulated with a vitamin fruit complex, this revitalizing universal moisturizer instantly awakens skin for an incredibly vibrant, healthy-looking glow. The lightweight cream features an effervescent citrus scent and helps soften, smooth and minimize signs of tired skin so it feels invigorated and recharged without a greasy afterfeel. It's powered by a proprietary complex of vitamins C, E and B5, lemon and orange fruit extracts and revitalizing minerals that help promote a glowing complexion. Glucosyl hesperidin, a naturally derived flavonoid found in citrus fruits, helps combat tired skin. Research results: In an in-vivo test after one-month of use:- 85% of testers said it provided a healthy-looking glow- 85% noticed their skin felt invigorated and awakened- 95% said skin was soft and smooth- 90% felt skin was moisturized, nourished and supple. How to use: Apply to the face and neck morning and night. It can be used daily as a day cream and night cream. Style Name: Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream. Style Number: 5422576. Available in stores. read more
Wrinkles are softer. Elasticity visibly improves. Skin appears more radiant. Skin texture is softer and firmer. Complexion is more... even and spots noticeably improve. Ingredient Highlights: The Green Technology found in AYUNA's CREAMs is based on the use of very specific species of botanical cells, which are grown in-vitro within a strict and extremely controlled environment to ensure high efficient natural cosmetic bio-actives. From This Process We Obtain: PLAMAS RICH IN BOTANICAL CELL FACTOR. read more
What it is: A revitalizing moisturizer that awakens dull skin for an incredibly vibrant, healthy-looking glow.Who it's for: Anyone... with normal, oily or combination skin types.What it does: Formulated with a vitamin fruit complex, this revitalizing universal moisturizer instantly awakens skin for an incredibly vibrant, healthy-looking glow. The lightweight cream features an effervescent citrus scent and helps soften, smooth and minimize signs of tired skin so it feels invigorated and recharged without a greasy afterfeel. It's powered by a proprietary complex of vitamins C, E and B5, lemon and orange fruit extracts and revitalizing minerals that help promote a glowing complexion. Glucosyl hesperidin, a naturally derived flavonoid found in citrus fruits, helps combat tired skin.Research results:In an in-vivo test after one-month of use:- 85% of testers said it provided a healthy-looking glow.- 85% noticed their skin felt invigorated and awakened.- 95% said skin was soft and smooth.- 90% felt skin was moisturized, nourished and supple.How to use: Apply to the face and neck morning and night. It can be used daily as a day cream and night cream. Style Name:Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream. Style Number: 5422576. Available in stores. read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Combination Dry Sensitive A multitasking moisturizer that brightens, provides lasting hydra...tion, and protects against environmental aggressors. Solutions for:- Dullness - Dryness- Dark spots and uneven skin toneIf you want to know more… Fresh Peony Brightening Moisture Face Cream brightens the complexion and provides up to 24 hours of moisture while protecting against daily environmental aggressors for luminous, younger-looking skin. The lightweight moisturizer is powered by Fresh's brightening complex and hyaluronic acid, which helps to attract and retain moisture for the appearance of a smoother, suppler, and more youthful complexion. The formula also features soothing shea extract, known to provide antipollution protection. It is formulated Without: - Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates "Powered by Fresh's exclusive brightening complex, this lightweight cream is proven to even skin tone, brighten the complexion, and prevent 48 percent of pollution particles from adhering to the skin while providing 24-hour moisture." Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-founderResearch results: In an in-vivo test on subjects using the product:- 100% said it improved skin's clarity- 97% felt it evened out their skin tone- 97% felt it immediately improved their skin tone- 97% said it visibly improved the appearance of the skin- 94% felt it immediately brightened the skin read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Dry Sensitive A precious blend of pure oils packed with nourishing omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9 to... preserve a youthful appearance. Solutions for: - Dryness - Wrinkles - Firmness If you want to know more… Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil is a precious blend of pure oils seaberry, cranberry seed, camellia seed, grapeseed, and sweet almond packed with nourishing omegas to preserve a youthful appearance. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly for a boost of vital moisture. Seaberry oil, also known as seabuckthorn oil, is a powerful antioxidant rich in moisturizing omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9, noted for protecting the skin from aging free radicals* Cranberry seed oil, which is packed with omegas 3, 6, and 9 and vitamin E, maintains the skin's elasticity and smoothness, and camellia seed oil, rich in omegas 6 and 9, helps to retain moisture. *In vitro. It is formulated Without: - Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates "When I was two, living in a small town in East Siberia, I tipped over a pot of boiling water and burned my arm. The doctor treated me with a pasty orange salve that I later learned was seaberry oil (also known as seabuckthorn). Native to Siberia, this nourishing oil has been used for generations as a natural cure." Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-Founder read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Oily Combination Dry Sensitive A lightweight firming cream for the face and neck that helps... to visibly improve skin's elasticity, providing a corset-like effect for a more lifted look. Solutions for:- Loss of firmness and elasticity- Dryness- Fine lines and wrinkles If you want to know more… Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream for face and neck is proven to immediately visibly firm and strengthen the skin, acting like a corset for your complexion to give a more lifted and defined appearance. The lightweight formula is powered by a black tea complex, a proprietary blend of black tea ferment (kombucha), black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract that is proven to inhibit damaging free radicals* and helps to improve skin elasticity. Goji fruit extract helps improve firmness and protect the skin's youthful bounce, while a firming peptide helps to defy the signs of gravity for a more visibly defined skin and neck contours. *In vitro test on ingredients. It is formulated Without: - Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates "I've always been infatuated with tea and its beauty benefits. The world of 'beau-tea' inspired our black tea complex, which we call our 'immortal elixir', and is lifted to new heights in Black Tea Firming Corset Cream. This innovative formula wraps skin with ingredients that enhance its support, acting like a corset for your complexion." Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-founder Research results: In a skin elasticity and rebound measurement: - Scientifically proven to provide an immediate corset-like effect-In-vivo test:- Improves skin's firmness and elasticity after 4 weeks of use- 88% noticed it improved their skin's bounce- 88% reported their skin was healthier-looking and visibly improved - 88% said their skin felt strengthened- 86% said their skin's firmness and elasticity was improved- 84% felt it improved the appearance of loose and sagging skin read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Dry Sensitive A richly-texturized moisturizing cream that strengthens and retains moisture ...all day. Solutions for: - Dryness - Uneven skintone - Dullness and uneven texture If you want to know more… Water Bank Moisture Cream is formulated with LANEIGE's patented Hydro Ionized Mineral Water fusing essential minerals zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and sodium to help replenish and retain ideal hydration levels, preventing future moisture loss. Olive squalane strengthens skin's natural barrier, for intense nourishment, and the cream is richly texturized for instant absorption. It relieves dryness and leaves skin hydrated and glowing. It is formulated Without: - Parabens - Phthalates This product is dermatologist tested. LANEIGE does not test ingredients or products on animals. read more
This Works No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture, 1.6 oz./ 48 mL DetailsAn ultra-nourishing night cream to combat signs of tiredness. When...: Working hard as you sleep, this intensely hydrating natural moisturizer accelerates the skin's repair mechanisms and sets your skin's nighttime detox in motion. How: Discover a powerful Superblend of Persian Silk Tree extract to support detoxification, anti-ageing Retinol to boost collagen production and cell renewal, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and plump the skin. read more
Evens skin tone, helps smooth texture and reduces the appearance of dark spots. Perfect under make-up to provide extra glow. Conta...ins our signature probiotics to lock in moisture and leave skin looking nourished. Suitable for all skin types and all ages especially for dull, lack-luster skin. read more
Top: Bergamot, cardamom, blackcurrant Heart: Fig, red apple, tiare Base: Cedar wood, praline, peach flower
Top: Rose petals, pink freesia Heart: Magnolia, lily of the valley Base: fresh jasmine
Hermes Twilly Body Balm,1.6 oz./ 50 mL Details Twilly d'Herms "It is with young women in mind, by observing their lives, that I cr...eated Twilly d'Herms. Free, bold, connected, mischievous and irreverent, they turn expectation on its head, swim against the tide, impose their own rhythm, invent a brand new tempo." Christine Nagel It is in this spirit that Christine Nagel composed Twilly d'Herms. Ginger, tuberose and sandalwood are given a new twist. Combined differently, they become searing spic. read more
Top: White rose, pink pepper, aldehyde Heart: Violet, neroli, peony Base: Blond woods, sandalwood, musk
Top: Angelica Seeds, Sicilian Lemon, Lingonberry Heart: Wild Jasmine Sambac, Dewy Tuberose, Rose Petals Base: Fresh Amber, Suede
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Oily Combination Dry Sensitive A lightweight daily moisturizer proven to prevent visible si...gns of aging, provide 24 hours of significant moisture, and boost radiance with Fresh's proprietary Super 7 Complex. Solutions for: - Dryness - Loss of firmness and elasticity - Fine lines and wrinkles If you want to know more… Push the pause button on aging with Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex. This lightweight, daily moisturizer for all skin types prevents skin from showing visible signs of aging, delivers intense 24-hour hydration, and improves elasticity, leaving you with a soft and supple canvas ready for makeup. The face cream is formulated with Fresh's proprietary Super 7 Complex, a blend of seven super-charged ingredients including antioxidant-rich lotus root extract specifically designed to minimize and prevent visible signs of aging, defend against wrinkles, deliver intense hydration, and boost radiance. It is further enriched with maca root extract, noted for enhancing luminosity. Ideal for all skin types, this lightweight daily moisturizer delivers intense 24-hour hydration. It is formulated Without: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates "The lotus has been cultivated in eastern Asia for over 3,000 years. The plant is considered sacred in many cultures, but I especially love the way the Buddhists regard it. They believe that it is the ultimate symbol of complete purification, as it journeys through muddy waters to rise above the surface and blossom into a stunning flower. Various parts of the lotus have been used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries to treat a number of skin diseases, most often inflammation. After doing clinical tests, we were stunned at this ingredient's high levels of polyphenols, the most powerful antioxidants known to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals." Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-founder Research results: In vivo test:- Proven to provide 24-hour moisture - Proven to immedi read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Oily Dry An anti-aging night cream that firms the look of the skin and reduces the appearan...ce of wrinkles while you sleep. Solutions for:- Fine lines and wrinkles- Loss of firmness and elasticity- Dullness and uneven textureIf you want to know more… Night after night, this cream works to regenerate the look of skin, making it appear firmer and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The complexion is left looking radiant and more even. It contains powerful plant extracts that offer short-term and long-lasting benefits. Skin feels lifted and firmer, smoother, and more radiant in a lasting way. Kangaroo flower, the main active ingredient, helps to preserve the skin's youthful look. It is formulated Without: - Parabens This cream features an enveloping, comfortable, melting texture. Its light fragrance, with notes of rose and camellia leave a soft, fresh sensation on the skin. Research results: In a satisfaction test on 109 women: After 28 days:- Participants reported skin looks rejuvenated- Participants reported skin is more radiant - Participants reported skin is more toned- Participants reported skin tone is more even read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Dry An age-delay face cream proven to visibly reduce fine lines and firm the skin and is en...riched with kombucha (black tea ferment) to help soften, smooth, and enhance luster. Solutions for: - Fine Lines/Wrinkles - Loss of Firmness and Elasticity - Dryness If you want to know more… Black Tea Age-Delay Cream with advanced antioxidants is proven to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and firm, smooth, and retexturize the skin. Black tea ferment is an advanced antioxidant that helps to defend against damaging free radicals while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster. The formula is further enriched with lychee seed extract, which helps maintain elasticity and smoothness; polysaccharides, which help to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines; and blackberry leaf extract, a protective antioxidant that helps to maintain a firm, supple complexion. It is formulated Without: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates "We first turned to black tea because of its high levels of antioxidants and tannins, known to have antiseptic properties. But our true obsession began when we tried Kombucha, a fermented black tea blend whose recorded history traces back to 250 BC, during which people called it an 'Immortal Health Elixir'. We discovered that it helps bring back luster to dull skin and firm the complexion. The complex found in the Black Tea Collection is so effective because it calls upon the best of what the black tea tradition has to offer, acting as an 'immortal elixir' for amazing age-delay results." Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, Fresh Founders read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Oily Combination Dry Sensitive A power-firming formula with green banana and lemon thyme ex...tracts that visibly firms, tones, and improves elasticity on the neck, decollete, and chin. Solutions for:- Loss of firmness and elasticity- Fine lines and wrinkles- Dryness If you want to know more… Clarins' proprietary blend of extra-firming complex and sunflower auxins helps visibly lift sagging skin on neck, decollete, and chin. Green seaweed extract plumps skin with moisture to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while oat sugars help tighten and firm so the profile becomes more youthful-looking. The sheer texture melts into the skin with no after feel, and skin is left soft, smooth, and velvety. This product is dermatologist tested. read more
In the evening, cleanse and tone skin. Apply Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate. Follow with Super Restorative Night. F...or optimal age-fighting results, use Clarins exclusive skin care application methods. Ingredients: Organic Montpellier Rock-Rose: Targets the source of age spots and helps visibly reduce their appearance. Ginkgo Biloba: Helps restore skin's radiance while you sleep. Harungana Leaf Extract: Contains exceptional replenishing powers that help restore youthful vitality. read more
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Oily Combination Dry Sensitive A daily moisturizing gel that provides up to 24 hours of moi...sture and antioxidant protection for radiant, healthy-looking skin. Solutions for:- Dryness- Dullness/uneven texture- Loss of firmness/elasticityIf you want to know more… Perfect for all skin types, this daily moisturizer provides lasting hydration thanks to hyaluronic acid, which helps attract and seal in moisture, moisture-retaining angelica leaf extract, and an algae that helps deliver moisture where it's needed most. The skin-softening formula is further enriched with soothing rosewater, nourishing rose flower oil, calming cucumber extract, and antioxidant-rich rhodiola root extract. It is formulated Without: - Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates "One of the most recognizable flowers across cultures, the rose is associated with romance and royalty and has been the basis of beauty rituals for centuries. Ancient Roman courts were decorated with garlands to stimulate the senses, and queens from Cleopatra to Marie Antoinette used it for perfume. With today's technology, we are able to refine the purity of the extract, making it even more effective in skin care. The flower yields an incredibly precious oil brimming with nutrients, and the scent adds a unique mood-enhancing quality to the experience." Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-founderResearch results: In an in-vitro test: - Provides up to 24 hours of moisture and significantly protects the skin from damage caused by pollutionIn an independent consumer test:- 100% of participants felt their skin was healthier-looking and more hydrated, supple, and soft- 97% of participants felt their skin was instantly hydrated and nourished- 93% of participants felt it protected, soothed, and toned the skin read more