Castor Oil for Hair Growth: The Truth According to Experts

Shop Allure-curated cloth face covering and headband sets through the Banding Together project. For every set sold, an adjustable headband or medical cap will be donated to a health care worker fighting COVID-19 on the front lines. First things first: If you’re struggling with hair loss or thinning, you’re far from alone. It’s extremely common, with American women […]

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Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model to Appear in the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” — See the Photos

It’s official: Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio just became the first transgender model to appear in the legendary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. According to the brand’s website, the 23-year-old model is one of eight Rookies that will be featured in the iconic edition, which is set to hit stands later this month. In a statement to […]

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Cardi B Wore a Crystal-Studded Ombré Manicure for Kulture's Birthday — See the Photos

To celebrate her daughter Kulture’s second birthday, Cardi B went all out and got them matching gold anklets, watches, and rainbow Ugg slippers — because well, why not? As if that wasn’t enough, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper also got a larger-than-life crystal manicure — courtesy of her go-to nail girl Jenny Bui, whose salon, Nails […]

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The Best Tinted Lip Balms of 2020 for Hydration and Color — Editor Reviews, Shop Now

Here’s the lowdown on how to subscribe to Allure’s print edition for more beauty routines, recommendations, and features. Some tingle, some shine, and some shimmer — but one thing all tinted lip balms should do is hydrate. And while there are some days when we want ultra-pigmented, matte color, sometimes there’s nothing better than a barely-there balm […]

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The Best Tinted Lip Balms of 2020 for Hydration and Color — Reviews

Here’s the lowdown on how to subscribe to Allure’s print edition for more beauty routines, recommendations, and features. Some tingle, some shine, and some shimmer — but one thing all tinted lip balms should do is hydrate. And while there are some days when we want ultra-pigmented, matte color, sometimes there’s nothing better than a barely-there balm […]

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The 12 Best Antiperspirant Deodorants of 2020 — Editor Reviews

Not all deodorants are antiperspirants; however, most antiperspirants are also deodorants. Deodorants that don’t promise to stop sweat typically omit what makes an antiperspirant an antiperspirant (and an over-the-counter drug): one of several kinds of aluminum compounds.  “Traditional antiperspirants do not decrease sweating, but rather block wetness from reaching the surface of the skin,” says […]

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The 14 Best Sunscreens for Dark Skin Tones in 2020 — Editor Reviews

A deeply harmful skin-care misconception that just won’t die is that those with darker complexions don’t need to wear daily sun protection. Now, melanin may be magical, but it isn’t sun-resistant. No matter your skin tone, you should be wearing sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy or you’re staying indoors. Without wearing sunscreen you […]

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Kristin Ess Voluntarily Recalls Four Shades of Signature Hair Gloss

If you were planning on popping over to Target today to pick up Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss in Chocolate Cosmo⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣, Smoky Topaz⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣, Copper Penny⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣, or Amethyst Stone⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣, you’ll want to hold off for now. The beloved stylist and colorist behind the eponymous brand has announced that she’s voluntarily recalling these four shades of the […]

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How to Treat Burns So You Reduce the Risk of Scarring — Expert Advice

Third-degree burns are called “full thickness burns” because they damage the entire epidermis and dermis, Beachkofsky explains, while fourth-degree burns cause the deepest damage, reaching the muscle, tendons, and bones. “When a person gets a third- or fourth-degree burn, the skin will appear charred and can appear white, brown, or black. In these situations, the […]

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How Getting a Facial Will Change After COVID-19 Lockdowns — Investigation

Even in her own dermatology office, Elbuluk is not currently doing any chemical peels or cosmetic procedures involving the face. (That doesn’t include necessary medical procedures like skin-care surgeries, which have a whole different set of health and safety precautions.) “I was supposed to have a facial a couple of weeks ago,” says Catherine Troisi, […]

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How to Use the Viral Magic Shaving Powder From TikTok — Expert Advice

“Pseudofolliculitis barbae [razor bumps], a condition commonly seen in brown-skin men that results from shaving, can be very frustrating for those who deal with it,” she says. “Depilatories are certainly one potential solution; there are others as well.” Like King mentioned earlier, this depilatory powder contains a combination of calcium hydroxide, calcium thioglycolate, and calcium […]

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Drunk Elephant E-Rase Milki Micellar Water Doesn't Irritate My Sensitive Eyes: Editor Review, Photos

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Truth be told: I almost never use micellar waters. For the uninitiated, micellar water is a combination of purified water; hydrating ingredients, such as glycerin; and low concentrations of […]

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