Beauty and Healthy Living

Beauty Editor’s Picks: Cracking the Coconut Trend

This natural moisturizer is going gangbusters in beauty products, with good reason. S.W. BASICS OF BROOKLYN BODY SCRUB Organic sugar mixes with organic shredded coconut to deliver a scrumptiously scented exfoliating body treatment. Organic coconut oil lends a moisturizing hand. $22, swbasicsofbk.com OGX NOURISHING COCONUT OIL HYDRATING BODY MIST Combat winter dryness with a spritz of this coconut oil-rich spray after your […]

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Beauty Editor’s Guide: Three Steps to Red Lips That Last

They’re an instant holiday pick-me-up. Here’s how to leave your mark. STEP 1: SET A GUIDELINE Fill in with a matte pencil close to the shade of your lips. MAC ($16, maccosmetics.com) makes a great range of shades that should have something close to your lip color. This creates staying power when you break out the bright red. Finish with […]

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Beauty Editor’s Three Steps to Minimizing Fine Lines

STEP 1: TREAT TOPICALLY “Hydration helps reduce the look of fine lines,” says dermatologist Howard Murad. Look for products that help boost collagen, such as Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion ($78, murad.com), or Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum ($21, neutrogena.com), which contains retinol. STEP 2: EAT WELL “The more hydrated our cells are, the better our bodies are at resisting damage,” […]

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Beauty Editor’s Picks: The Best Drugstore Deodorants

from left to right ALBA BOTANICA CLEAR ENZYME This hypoallergenic formula is ideal for sensitive skin, with tea tree oil and lichen acting as natural odor busters. $3, albabotanica.com DOVE ADVANCED CARE CLEAR TONE Shaving can be rough on underarms, but you’ll notice skin is clearer and smoother after just three days of use. $5, dove.com DEGREE MOTIONSENSE Extra protection releases as you […]

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Take it For a Spin: Why Electronic Facial Brushes are Worth the Expense

Since the emergence of the Clarisonic and its sonic pulse technology, a multitude of mimickers have followed in its wake. Until recently, I was slow to understand the hype. I had never owned a motorized toothbrush. Did I really need a vibrating face-washer? The answer, I soon learned, was yes. Over the course of about a month, I tested both […]

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Our Beauty Editor’s Holiday Wish List: Styling Products

These ingenious options make heat styling a breeze. JOHN FRIEDA SALON SHAPE HOT AIR BRUSH Dry and smooth out your hair simultaneously with this heated brush. Two heat settings and built-in ionic technology keep frizz at bay. $40, johnfrieda.com REVLON SMOOTHSTAY STRAIGHTENER Heats in 30 seconds with 30 temperature settings to match your hair type and desired results. Titanium plates yield a […]

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Beauty Editor’s Picks: Favorite Apple Products

The potent extract of this tempting fruit is a skin- and hair-care superstar. GARNIER DAMAGE ERASER SPLIT-END BANDAGE Strengthen strands with this leave-in treatment that contains active fruit concentrate and a green apple scent. $6, garnierusa.com EMERGINC EYELIGHT CREAM In this instance, apple extract works with rose hip oil to provide gentle hydration to delicate under-eye skin. $65, emerginc.com JUICE BEAUTY GREEN APPLE […]

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The Best Whitening Toothpastes for Penny Pinchers

Four brushing options to put a smile on your face. LISTERINE WHITENING GEL Kills germs while it banishes tartar, freshens breath, and whitens teeth. $4.50, listerine.com CREST 3D WHITE BRILLIANCE BOOST Use this add-on product after your usual paste for extra whitening. Micropolishers yield up to three times the stain-lifting power of toothpaste alone. $6, 3dwhite.com TOM’S OF MAINE SIMPLY WHITE Naturally sourced […]

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Three Steps to Slowing Hair Loss

STEP 1: EAT HEALTHY Maintaining a balanced diet can be crucial to slowing hair loss, according to Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City–based dermatologist. “Your diet should include adequate protein and nutrients ideally, but if not, consider a vitamin targeted to hair and nail health,” she says. STEP 2: NOURISH Take care of the hair you have. “A well-nourished […]

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Beauty Editor’s Picks: Favorite Plum Options

The plucky purple fruit packs a lot of beauty power into soaps and serums. DOVE GO FRESH BEAUTY BAR IN REBALANCE Gentler and milder than soap, it helps replenish nutrients without stripping sensitive skin of moisture, all with a deliciously plummy scent. $4 for 2 bars, dove.com JURLIQUE PURELY BRIGHT TREATMENT SERUM Natural brightening power via kakadu plum, an Australian variety that […]

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