Beauty Brands Look to Combat Maskne

Remember back in March when Googling “How to make a mask” was a popular question among search engines? That gave way to stories like “Where to Buy Face Masks That are Stylish Online” and “16 Stylish Effective Fabric Face Masks,” among a slew of others.

But as of late, fashion companies aren’t the only ones crafting masks for brand devotees. Skin-care and wellness brands are following suit, many imbuing masks with treatment benefits to combat skin issues including acne and irritation — aka maskne — that have arisen from frequent mask wearing.

According to Trendalytics, masks and maskne are top of mind for consumers. The company reports that online searches for face masks over the last three months has increased about 1,000 percent and that the term maskne is also seeing accelerated growth — 2,317.4 percent to be exact — when it comes to average weekly searches.

“Conversations about acne

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D’Lashes Felt Tip Adhesive Eyeliner Pen

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Eyelash expert Dionne Phillips has a clientele that ranges from Victoria Beckham to Viola Davis, and a salon with her name on it in Beverly Hills. However, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, she had to find a convenient way to bring her lashes to her housebound devotees following closures over safety concerns. The solution was her Felt Tip Adhesive Eyeliner, which launched on July 12 on D’Lashes’ own site, taking the mess and guesswork out of eyelash glue. “It made the space a little easier to transition from extensions to strip lashes for my clients,” she said.

The multipurpose formula is also nontoxic. “I wanted to make sure it was something different to offer, and the ingredients were a factor,” Phillips said. “I made sure the ingredients were clean: nontoxic, waterproof and

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Happy Pride! Annually during the month of June, people around the world celebrate and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community, while honoring the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York.

While many Pride marches, parties and large gatherings were canceled this year due to the global pandemic, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still show your love and support for the queer community. Donating what you can to charities and organizations that help uplift LGBTQIA+ people is a great place to start, and this charity navigator is a fantastic resource if you’re in need of a few suggestions. You can also show your pride by waving or

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These Brands Are Offering Up Pride Fashion With A Capital P

Last year’s Pride celebration marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, culminating in worldwide marches, parades, demonstrations, and weekend-long celebrations.

This year, however, with protests prompted by the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and more Black people at the hands of the police, and stay-at-home orders still in effect for many due to the pandemic, Pride month is not looking like those in years past.

That said, now it’s more important than ever to celebrate love and togetherness, whether or not physical Pride parades are taking place. And one easy way to spread all that love around is to put your money toward a good cause — by donating to organizations that honor, advocate for, and benefit the LGBTQ+ community.

With many fashion brands getting in on the celebration with Pride collections, you can also shop for an outfit to match this month, knowing that proceeds

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