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Why Topical Hydration is Essential

For all the time society spends imploring you to drink more water (and, we’re not saying you shouldn’t,) you might think it’s powerful enough to provide inner hydration to the body and outer hydration to the skin. But the fact is your skin needs external sources of hydration too.

Livelihood Is a Human Right

Written by Abraham Maslow and featured in a 1943 issue of Psychological Review, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs assumes that every person must have a core set of physiological, safety, social, and esteem principles met to reach what he referred to as that person’s most “actualized self.”

Meet the Model: Gillean McLeod on the Confidence That Comes With Aging

Featured here is the 63-year-old Gillean McLeod, a model and stylist in Los Angeles, but would you believe her start in modeling didn’t come until just about four years ago? With age has come a better sense of self, and the confidence that comes with it: “I've let go of an awful lot of fear,” says McLeod, “I'm talking about the way I look and the way I feel about my looks. And I just feel like I'm free.” 

Q: What Are the Best Ingredients for Calming Stressed Out Skin?

Question: What are the best ingredients for calming stressed out skin?

A: When conducting research on the symptoms of stressed-out skin, formulators tend to focus on the appearance of stress. Symptomatically, stress can look like redness, dullness, fatigue, or uneven tone, but stress can also manifest as feelings of sensitivity and irritation. Sensitivity can happen due to myriad reasons, such as environmental stress, or using highly active cosmeceuticals, like retinoids or vitamin C. Regardless of the reasons why your skin is stressed, it’s important to find out what can help skin destress, and there are a lot of amazing ingredients for this.

How a Routine Can Ease Stress

By Elsa de Berker The time is upon us for setting our intentions for the New Year—but in 2020, instead of writing a list of all the things you thin...

Beautiful People: Lou Oates, Executive Chef at Little Pine

Lou Oates is the head chef at Little Pine, a plant-based restaurant in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Little Pine is owned by Moby, an electronica icon and a staunch animal rights activist who has been vegan for over 30 years. His dedication is such that he has pledged 100% of his restaurant’s profits to animal rights organizations/ Like Moby, she also has roots in the music industry and still finds ways to meld her diverse interests: plants, wellness, music, and community.

It’s Winter and You Need Major Hydration—Now What?

According to Youth To The People’s Product Innovation Manager, Mercedes Taylor, our bodies go through a process of dehydration called transepidermal water loss (or TEWL). It happens year-round, but some environmental factors can make it worse, like vacationing in Palm Springs or cranking up the heat on high mid-winter.  But it doesn’t have to be this way—one key element for preparing your skin to face the harsh winter months is a rich, nourishing moisturizer

Six Skincare Myths, Busted

Though scientific information has become more readily available, and general knowledge about skincare has progressed, certain myths continue to pervade. For example, you might’ve heard that you should wash your face with hot water since doing so will ‘open up’ your pores. Or, you might think that dehydrated and dry skin are one and the same. False! It’s time to set the record straight.