Beauty

What ingredients are in a peel-off mask? When using a peel-off mask, you typically leave on for up to 30 minutes, after which it is dry and easily peels off from the skin. “Peel-off masks contain gelatin powder which has adhesive properties and allows the mask to bond to the skin,” says Ross. Another ingredient
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Edward BerthelotGetty Images If you’re averse to wearing sunscreen, May is the perfect time to change that for countless reasons, but we’ll spare you the laundry list and hit you with a few. For one, the sun is shining and we’re bearing more skin, which is a great way to remember to lather yourself in
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What is CC cream? Unlike foundation, CC creams tend to be more weightless and lighter on the skin. “It is basically the same thing as a skin tinting foundation—very light, easy to apply, great for people that don’t like to feel like they have a lot of makeup on their skin,” celebrity makeup artist Hailey
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Axelle/Bauer-GriffinGetty Images In a brand new video with skincare YouTuber Hyram Yarbo, Hailey Bieber delved deep into her favorite skincare products that help her achieve her signature glow, beautifully contoured features, and wide-awake, bright under-eyes. In the video, she reveals one of her hero products: the BeautyStat Universal C Eye Perfector, which retails for $65
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Ah, the eternal struggle between wanting long hair and wanting healthy hair wages on. In my quest to achieve mermaid-length hair minus yards of split-ends, I have looked into probably every product that claims to help hair growth. Biotin? Done it. Scalp massages? Why not. Avoid heat? Haha, sure. If you’ve ever struggled with restoring
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Why is it important to exfoliate your face? “When we’re young, skin is able to shed effectively on its own without any help,” says Stordahl. “The problem is this natural shedding process slows down and becomes faulty over time due to the toll sun damage and other stressors take on skin.” Dr. Lal adds, “Exfoliation
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What do purple shampoos do? “Purple shampoos cancel out unwanted yellow tones in the hair,” says Bodt. If you’re a faux-blonde looking for upkeep, purple shampoos are an essential investment. “For blondes who are looking for more neutral, cooler, or ashier tones, purple shampoos can help offset the warmer tones that appear in blonde hair
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What ingredients should you look for when purchasing a teeth whitening kit? “Hydrogen peroxide, the same enamel-safe ingredient dentists use for teeth whitening, is the main ingredient consumers should look for,” says Venneri. “For a teeth-whitening kit to be effective–meaning it attacks both extrinsic and intrinsic stains to bleach teeth beyond their natural color–it must
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Considering her title, it likely comes as no surprise that taking care of her skin—from head to toe—is the crux of ELLE beauty editor Margaux Anbouba’s morning routine. After hitting the snooze button and relaxing with her fluffy cat Fondue in bed, she starts her AM skincare routine. To combat morning puffiness, she uses a
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Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images For the longest time, I figured that setting powders were a no-go for me and my extremely dry skin. But as summer comes around, I can’t deny that my under-eye creases are starting to bug me, and the pores around my nose are really interfering with my selfies. People with oily skin
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From carving out time to pamper yourself to getting a glimpse of your decorated nails amid a bad day, there’s no pick-me-up quite like the perfect mani, or pedi for that matter. For those looking to bring salon results to your home, incorporating nail drills, alternatively called electric nail files, into your manicure process can
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Edward BerthelotGetty Images You know all of the 10,000 ways you can take care of the skin on your face—but what about your body? If your current routine stops at body wash and lotion, consider adding a scrub a few times a week. Not only does it exfoliate the skin to reveal a smoother look
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Roy RochlinGetty Images My dad, a Syrian-Armenian, comes from a long lineage of incredible brows. My mom—who was so red-headed that her eyebrows and eyelashes were literally clear without product—not so much. They came together and created me, and by the luck of the draw, my eyebrows went the way of my mom… basically nonexistent.
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Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images What exactly does keratin do? According to celebrity hairstylist Clayton Hawkins, who works with Elizabeth Olsen, Alison Brie, and Dakota Johnson, “keratin helps to rebuild the protein structure of your damaged hair. Over time, it should leave your hair silky and smooth.” Hawkins also notes that looking for keratin shampoo might be
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K-beauty prioritizes sunscreen. What is the essential step in the K-beauty skincare regimen? The application of sunscreen. “In Asia, the concept of daily usage of sunscreen dates way back,” Shieh explains. “Daily sunscreen wear has been a prevalent practice that has been passed down for many generations already. It’s been considered to be more as
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Being a beauty editor comes with its perks (hello, seemingly endless product samples), but trying to find calm between market meetings, press events, unboxing and testing products, and actually sitting down to write and edit make for busy days. That’s why Elle Beauty Editor Margaux Anbouba makes it a point to begin each and every
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Edward BerthelotGetty Images There are oils, curling creams, and hair refreshing sprays, but is your hair product collection complete without a nourishing moisturizer? Whether it’s labeled as a moisturizer or a leave-in conditioner, it’s a holy grail product that rehydrates and shields your hair from the brisk winds, rough towels, harsh ingredients, and touchy-feely hands
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What does a brow serum do? “Brow serums help your existing brow hair take better root so you’re not shedding as frequently,” says Healy. They also help to prompt new growth and can even help fill in bald or sparse spots. Serums are “perfect for sparse, thinning, tail-less brows or those who over-plucked in the
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bekishaGetty Images Living your best, hairless life is no easy feat. With countless hair removal options like waxing, sugaring, and epilators, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Sometimes you feel better going back to basics and picking up your razor. If your prefer shaving the old fashioned way, it might be time for a high-tech upgrade.
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