A good skin care regimen always starts with a good cleanser. The newest ones leave skin feeling squeaky clean and come in a variety of formulas—gels, oils, milks, and powders—for all skin types. Make sure when picking the right cleanser that it should never be too harsh and strip away the skin’s healthy oils.
These 6 complexion cleansers will keep pores clear, and brighten and hydrate parched skin.
Revision Skincare Papaya Enzyme Cleanser ($28) – Exfoliate gently with this refreshing cleanser containing papaya fruit extract and salicylic acid to speed up cell turnover and antioxidants to soothe skin.
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser ($38) – A good option for normal to dry skin, this starts off as a gel and then morphs into a milk when mixed with water, containing alguronic acid and microalgae oil to keep skin smooth and hydrated.
Murad Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser and Exfoliator ($30) – A new addition to the brands acne line, this deep-cleaning wash starts off as a powder, and when activated with water turns into a foam with gentle exfoliation beads to help unclog pores. Pumpkin seed extract and salicylic acid keep pores clear and prevent future breakouts.
ZO Skin Health Offects Hydrating Cleanser ($35) – This rich and lovely cleanser removes impurities and excess oil while panthenol and allantoin soothe and moisturize skin.
Ole Henriksen pure truth melting cleanser ($34) – Another hybrid cleanser that starts off as a citrusy orange gel and when mixed with water turns into a light milk, removing makeup without stripping the skin. Vitamin C, rose hip, and virgin cherry oils brighten and nourish the skin.
Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser ($58) – A soap-free all-natural cleanser for combination to oily skin, containing sugars, broccoli extract, and fruit enzymes to unclog pores, while a blend of essential oils keep skin balanced and feeling refreshed.
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With the weather officially transitioning into the cooler Autumn temps, dry skin could be more problematic. These 5 new foundations have formulas that help smooth flaws, plump skin, and fight discoloration while leaving a luminous finish.
Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation ($50) – This new brightening foundation treats mature skin with potent actives such as immortelle extract to smooth imperfections, paquerette extract to minimize pigmentation, and licorice extract to reduce redness, while hollow silica beads diffuse light for a more photo-ready complexion.
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation ($72) – You can expect full coverage and a powerful anti-aging cocktail in this new liquid foundation. It contains gold flavo-silk tricomplex, containing gold silk sericin, Italian olive oil, and vitamin B3 to help restore moisture, plump skin, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles in as little as four weeks.
Paul & Joe Moisturizing Fluid Foundation ($48) – Serum-like formulas are a good choice for dry, aging skin. This one leaves a soft powder finish and is super-hydrating with rosa canina fruit extract, orange flower extract, and camellia and orange oils.
L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Lift Foundation ($14.99) – This light formula is a mix of a blur cream and foundation that works to smooth over wrinkles, cover brown spots, and give skin a more uniform look.
NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation ($48) – Powder formulas tend to be too matte for dry skin, but this new lightweight powder foundation can be applied wet or dry and offers buildable coverage for where you need it most. A light reflecting complex adds luminosity and a blend of 17 amino acids, antioxidants and marine fennel to help fight wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and boost cell renewal.
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I’m always in awe of how French women have a certain je na sais quoi when it comes to their beauty routines. They just get it right with their radiant skin, natural-looking makeup, and undone hair.
It’s only fitting that SOTHYS Paris, which has been creating innovative skin care and professional treatments for over 60 years, has launched a new makeup collection. The line was created with the effortless Parisienne woman in mind and includes SOTHYS renowned anti-aging ingredients and luxe formulas. “Based on our knowledge of the spa market, we have created a well-edited collection that makes it easy for spas to offer the makeup items that women most often request. These essentials help women of any age to create a timelessly chic French look,” said Corinne Smith, sales director of SOTHYS USA.
The elegant 20-product line feels great on skin and includes everything you need to get a flawless look that ranges from liquid foundations to an illuminating trio—a blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one—with prices from $18 to $49.
Makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen was on-hand for the special makeup preview and stressed the importance of prepping the skin and keeping the touch light. “This line particularly stands out for its treatment-based foundations and ultra-hydrating lipsticks. Rouge Doux goes on like a sheer stain for day, while full-coverage Rouge Intense is perfect for evening/bolder statement,” says Kohlhagen.
SOTHYS new makeup line is dedicated to the esthetician and is available at the SOTHYS Institute in New York City and will launch at partner spas starting in June.