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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9 Popular Fashion Trends That Have Roots in Latin Culture

I don’t think anyone would disagree when I say that our fast-paced lives have so many implications for our fashion choices. On the one hand, we’ve never been more connected on a global scale than we are now. The fact that a writer like me in New York can publish a story about what people are wearing in Milan the same day or uncover an emerging Latin-owned brand and shout it out to the world is a beautiful thing. But on the other hand, we consume and wear new trends faster than ever, and it’s often at the detriment of understanding the context that brought said fashion trend to life (aka its backstory).

So today, we’re taking a closer look at the cultural history behind several now-famous fashion items—each of which has roots in Latin culture. It’s not to say that the following nine pieces only originated from Latin culture, … Read more

Dermatologists Say These 3 Products Are Not Worth Splurging on—But These 3 Are

Skincare can be a challenging category to navigate. Even as a beauty editor, I get overwhelmed trying to figure out what skincare products actually work and which premium beauty brands are really worth the money. There has never been so much choice when it comes to shopping for skincare. And while this can be a great thing, it can also make choosing—and finding—products that work for your own skin type and concerns quite tricky.

Scrolling through social media, you’ll often find influencers and beauty lovers raving about their favorite skincare products and brands. While we love a word-of-mouth recommendation, what works for one person might not necessarily work for you. And as a result, you might accumulate products that end up gathering dust that are not suited for your skin, leaving a big hole in your wallet, too. After all, the pretty packaging of an expensive product may draw … Read more

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

15 Outfits That Will Actually Make Your Basic Black Turtleneck Look Cool

It’s no secret that a black turtleneck sweater goes with, well, anything. As a fall and winter staple, the timeless knit piece has become a go-to option for fashion lovers everywhere—especially when they find themselves at a loss for what to wear. But the style has also become synonymous with everyday basics, which means standard black-turtleneck outfits can often feel a little lackluster.

Luckily, when it comes to styling simple basics, no one does it quite like our favorite fashion people. Case in point: a black turtleneck with checked trousers and a PVC trench coat. And just in case you needed more ideas for how to style the classic sweater, we gathered the best looks this stylish set has put together.

Ready to get your fill of chic, fresh ways to style your black turtlenecks this season? Scroll down to see how these It girls are wearing the piece, … Read more

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