When the weekend hits, sometimes all you feel like doing is throwing your hair in a basic ponytail and calling it a day. But taking your updo to the next level doesn’t have to require a lot of effort—and with the right music and styling tricks as motivation, it can even be a ritual you look forward to.
Sadly, most bosses won’t let you use sick days for hair emergencies. So it’s extra important to have a foolproof fix in your back pocket—like the effortlessly cool side braid featured in this video tutorial.
Oils might not be the first skin solution you reach for when temperatures rise, but they can also be good in warmer weather—they’re actually lighter than the majority of creams. A few tiny drops will absorb instantly and seamlessly, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, balancing out oil production, and soothing dehydration. The end result: Plump and radiant skin that feels nourished, healthy, and hydrated.
But all-over application isn’t the only way to use these glow-getting products. We asked our Chief Artistic Officer, Christy Coleman, for some face and body oil tips that you might not have considered. Read on for her genius advice!
Out of all the so-called “miracle” ingredients on the skin care scene, it can be hard to tell which ones are the real deal and which are little more than snake oil. One nutrient that’s proven to be worth the hype? Vitamin C—a powerful, safe, science-backed compound that doesn’t just refine your complexion, but actually protects it from future damage.
Here, we break down vitamin C’s benefits for skin, whether you should get it topically or through food, and how to find it on an ingredient list, since it usually goes incognito. (As all the biggest superstars often do.)
Safety and performance aren’t usually a package deal in the world of shampoos, conditioners, and styling treatments. So-called “natural” formulas often aren’t potent enough for many hair types, and the hair products that do deliver results tend to contain some pretty questionable ingredients.
Need proof? We’ve rounded up a few surprising facts about hair care—all of which we took into consideration while developing our groundbreaking new collection of safer solutions for your scalp and strands. Once you’re in the know, you’ll never look at your lather-rinse-repeat routine the same way again.
We’re well into Summer, meaning it’s time to show off that sun-kissed skin. Glow Shimmer Oil is the perfect multi-purpose essential for an easy (and safer) way to get that “just got back from vacay” look. This luxurious formula is made with nourishing jojoba, grapeseed, and sesame oils instead of potentially harmful mineral oil so you can glisten worry-free.
We call for a ride with the tap of a finger. We pay for groceries with our thumbprint. And our phones remind us when it’s time to leave for an appointment. We’re surrounded by technology that adjusts to our needs… Why not expect the same from skin care products?
That’s the idea behind Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, an advanced moisturizer designed to give skin exactly what it needs and nothing it doesn’t. Developed using breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology, this moisturizer will keep your skin at its peak performance, even in the face of ever-changing aggressors like weather, stress, pollution, and travel. Read on for three reasons why you should make the switch to Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion.
It goes without saying that the perfect lip gloss is definitely hard to find. You want something that has amazing color, isn’t sticky, stays on after a sip from a drink, and doesn’t contain harmful ingredients. Your search stops here… Our Lip Gloss checks all the boxes.
Made with carnauba wax, jojoba oil, and vitamin C, Beautycounter Lip Gloss stays smooth and fresh longer. Each sheer color conditions and moisturizes lips and adds lots of shine. Read on for five reasons our Lip Gloss comes out on top:
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They may sound similar, but oils, serums, moisturizers, and balms each have different skin benefits. Understanding what each one does and how to use them in your beauty regimen can help unlock your healthiest complexion, especially when you choose products formulated without harmful ingredients. Let us demystify the differences between oils, serums, moisturizers, and balms so you can get the most out of each product and stick to a safer skin care routine.
Antioxidants are extremely beneficial to your health. Not only can you tap into their power by eating them (think superfoods like goji berries and pomegranate), but you can also benefit from them in your skin care products. They are like revitalizing soldiers, helping to combat the elements responsible for signs of aging.
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