Creams & Serums


Exfoliate First “Think of the surface of the epidermis—those dead cells—as a barrier,” says dermatologist Amy Wechsler. “You have to remove it for products to get in.” This particular barrier is more like a gossamer curtain than a brick wall, however, so go easy. Basic cleansers free up pores by removing dirt and oil, but …


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Choosing the right facial cleanser depends on a number of factors. Unfortunately, there’s no miracle recipe that leaves everyone’s skin feeling young and glowing, but if you take into consideration age, skin type, the season, and the amount of makeup used, you might just get the perfect, custom cleanser solution for your skin. And there are plenty of possibilities. …



Retinol. The answer is retinol. The question is almost irrelevant (assuming it’s skin-related) because if you’re asking me or any beauty editor with more than five minutes’ experience what to do about pretty much any skin issue — acne, fine lines, brown spots, drooping, dullness, dark circles, enlarged pores — retinol will likely be central to …


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The last thing that dry skin needs is a foaming cleanser that leaves skin feeling squeaky clean but stripped of natural moisture, exacerbating that tight post-shower feeling. We’ve been testing the best rich, creamy cleansers that remove the day’s dirt from pores while strengthening and moisturising skin. These are all designed to be used as …

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Face Masks: 5 Things you’re doing all wrong (and how to do it right!)

You apply a face mask, filled with the kind of optimism that only comes with knowing you’re about to take your skin from dull to dazzling. But for some reason, you never see or feel any real difference. What do you do? You blame it on the face mask. You rant. You stare into the …

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Retinol Cream and Serum Tips Dermatologists Want You to Know

If you get a group of dermatologists or a group of beauty editors into a room, there are two things everyone can agree on. 1: Sunscreen is the single most important antiaging product out there. 2: Retinol is number two. “Everyone and their mother should be on retinoid,” board-certified dermatologist Adam Friedman tells SELF. Retinoids, a form of vitamin …