What’s Fermented Skincare? Here’s What You Need To Know

By now the evidence is abundantly clear: fermented foods, which contain probiotics – a.k.a. the good bacteria found in foods like yogurt, miso, kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut – are essential for a healthy gut and immune system. But they have a ton of benefits for the skin as well, and not just when ingested but when applied topically. That’s where fermented beauty products come in.

Here’s the short of it: When active ingredients used to formulate skincare products are fermented, they are broken down into smaller molecules, which makes them easier for our skin to absorb. That means our skin is getting more of a punch whether that means anti-aging, anti-inflammatory – basically it supercharges whatever the ingredient at hand is meant to do.

To dive deeper into this growing K-beauty-inspired skincare trend, we spoke with Laura Fruitman, CMO at The Uncovery, Ferver, a new fermented beauty brand.

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How To Dress For The Desert Heat (Plus Everything To Know About A Platinum Heritage Dubai Safari)

One of the most glamours and certainly one of the most uniquely unforgettable things you can do while in Dubai is a desert safari tour via Platinum Heritage Dubai – I did extensive research and they always came up as the most recommended option and they far and exceeded everything I heard.  What’s so unique is that your tour is done in a vintage Land Rover (though you can also opt for an air conditioned car). You’re also given safari gear, including a headscarf (sometimes referred to as ghutra or sheila).

Platinum Heritage are also one of the only tour companies that allow you to bring a baby. We booked a private tour (which is required if you’re traveling with a baby/toddler), and a driver picked us up from our hotel with a car seat for the baby (click here for the specific option we opted for). It was … Read more

These Swimwear Brands Launched Activewear… And They Know What They’re Doing

If there’s one type of clothing that needs to fit well it’s swim. Sure activewear and underwear also rank high up there, but nothing needs to fit as well as swim – especially in this age of everything ending up on social media in seconds (boob popping out? Bottom floating away? No thank you!).

With that in mind it makes perfect sense that some of the best activewear launched recently comes our way from brands best known for their swimwear.

Here’s a look at some of the standout brands.

L*Space

Everyone knows L*Space for their swimwear, but they actually also make resort wear, hats and accessories and, as of last year, they make some of our favorite activewear. The brand is based in California and the state’s signature cheery vibe shines bright in their beautifully made pieces.

Solid & Striped

If you’re looking for activewear that’s guaranteed to hold you … Read more

Childrenswear Brands Fashionable Moms Love

You can’t go wrong with classics like Ralph Lauren or Bonpoint, but there are plenty of other brands you probably don’t know about that have just as much to offer. While some are more affordable than others, no matter how much you have in your budget for clothing there’s plenty of adorable-ness to go around.

Keep reading for a look at childrenswear brands fashionable moms all seem to love.

Little Hometown

I’m a forever New Yorker, but I travel more than I’d like to because of my husband’s job, which is why I love Little Hometown. Pick your state and they have a bunch of inspired pieces to pick from from bibs to swaddles. The quality is top notch and I love that it’s a family-run brand. Plus, it gives you the feeling of home even if you’re thousands of miles away.

Jacadi

If I had … Read more

Save Your Lashes! Long-Wearing Mascara That Is Not Waterproof

There are many things that you stop taking for granted once you hit a certain age. One of those things is the ability to wear long-wearing mascara without loosing a handful (or more!) of your lashes.

But the truth is no one wants to lose lashes, no matter their age.

Lash tints are a great way around this issue, but if sitting in a chair every other week with your eyes shut for 15-20 minutes isn’t an option, here’s a look at three truly long-wearing mascaras, that aren’t waterproof, that will come off seamlessly without leaving precious lashes behind. 

Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara, $74

Brace yourself for sticker shock, but if you’re looking for a mascara that goes on and off like butter, you can’t beat Faux Cils Longest Lash. It’s truly in a league of its own. No matter how you remove it, it will come … Read more

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