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On the night of the 2017 Women’s March, Alexis Androulakis and Christina Basias watched the massive numbers of women and allies that came together across the world to march for equality. They imagined every human that marched donating and the change it would create, and it was an AHA moment. They saw an opening for activist beauty, and thus Fempower Beauty was born.
The initial idea that Alexis and Christina had was for a product that femmes interact with on a daily basis to spark magic and create impact. They chose beauty because it has inevitably dictated what it means to be “feminine” for centuries. And they knew that those rules had to change. Wanting to make giving back as easy a
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Beauty editors try hundreds of new products each year, yet there’s an elite group that stays on the radar year after year. Since we don’t all have the ability to “call in” a product when we want it—or a bottomless budget to stock up on these must-haves—here’s a list of perennial beauty-editor picks and their most suitable budget-friendly stand-ins.
The product: Cushion compact
Splurge: Amorepacific Color Control Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($60)
This compact is literally responsible for the cushion craze because Amorepacific owns the patent for the unique delivery system. Packaging aside, this formulation is second to none thanks to light-to-medium buildable coverage th
Beauty industry veteran Susan Wong became particularly aware about what she put on her skin during her pregnancy five years ago, and she didn’t like what she was finding, namely a limited selection of green skin care products that came with prestige prices beyond her budget. This led to Wong’s “aha” moment and the creation of HAN Skin Care Cosmetics, a 100% natural skin care and cosmetics line that doesn’t cause sticker shock.
“HAN is simply Healthy and Natural and Skin Care Cosmetics is part of the name because the products are packed with antioxidants, such as superfruits, green tea and Vitamin C, to benefit the skin,” she says. Unlike other such products on the market, HAN is reaso
Nothing beats a great night’s sleep. It can refresh your looks, boost your energy and confidence, and reset your whole attitude. Getting some quality shut eye can also help you bring your A-game by day.
I am now into month #3 of sleeping on my Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid mattress with memory foam that helps me sleep at an ideal temperature and all the trimmings. Honestly, I can’t remember ever sleeping on anything else.
What I’ve learned from battling chronic insomnia is that you have to treat bedtime in a special way. Power down, take a warm bath, have a cup of chamomile tea with lemon and honey or pour yourself a glass of cabernet, spray your pillow with your favorite scent, low
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