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This $7 Serum Is Like an Eraser for Dark Spots

It's gentle on my sensitive skin, yet tough on hyperpigmentation.

AI for Acne?

Could Artificial Intelligence Be the Secret to Acne-Free Skin?

Tech-driven skin care is here to cure our breakouts in just a few simple steps.

INGREDIENT EXPLAINER

What Is Salicylic Acid and How Exactly Does It Benefit Skin?

Acne's arch-nemesis has earned its breakout-clearing reputation for good reason.

Clearing the Way

Long-Awaited Acne Topical Winlevi Is Finally Here

We asked a dermatologist about the latest breakthrough for hormonal breakouts.

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These Collagen-Boosting Products Made My Skin Visibly Firmer and Hydrated

If you're in search of ways to firm your skin from the comfort of your own home, collagen-boosting skin care might just be your best bet. Neutrogena Rapid Firming™ Peptide Contour Lift Cream and Collagen Triple Lift Serum made this beauty editor's skin noticeably firmer and hydrated.

Rise and Shine

Now I Can Exfoliate in My Sleep (Literally)

Lactic acid — a gentle exfoliator — is the secret sauce behind this treatment

Kate Winslet Doesn't Want to Try to Turn Back the Clock 

The actor opens up on aging, makeup tricks, and finding a new sort of confidence in herself amid the pandemic. 

Feeling Calm

My Sensitive Skin Loves Donginbi 1899 Single Essence

The K-beauty toner both hydrates and tackles inflammation in one red bottle.

Ingredient Info

Finally, Retinol Explained in a Totally Comprehensible Way

Everything you need to know about the skin-care ingredient — and how to use it.

Screen Time

I Tried Skin-Care Expert Sunday Riley's First Sunscreen

It offers serious sun protection without leaving a streaky white cast.

I'M IN LOVE WITH THE COCOA

This Drugstore Moisturizer Has Been Keeping My Skin Soft and Supple for 30 Years

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula is a humble drugstore product that packs a punch our editor thinks is unbeatable.

OIL CAN...NOT

No, Oils Cannot Hydrate Your Skin and Hair

But that doesn't mean you should stop using them.

Allure Exclusive

Kate Hudson Doesn't Wash Her Face in the Morning

The actor walks us through her beauty routines, including a new powered face mask she helped develop. 

SUPERSIZE ME

TikTok's Favorite Exfoliant Now Comes in a Value Size

Get twice the product without paying twice the price.

NEW YEAR, NEW SKIN CARE

Upgrade Your Winter Skin Care with Ulta's First Sale of the Year

Score 50 percent off skin-care favorites from Peter Thomas Roth and Clinique all month long. 

HAIRY SITUATION

I Took TikTok's Advice and Started Shaving Down There With a Beard Trimmer

My sensitive skin and depression-fueled laziness are truly thanking me right now. 

WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS ROSE?

We Finally Know What Selena Gomez's Mysterious Back Tattoo Looks Like

The case of the curious back tattoo is finally closed. 

BODY ART

Kourtney Kardashian Is Now Covered in Tattoos Like Fiancé Travis Barker

They're totally twinning.

The Best of the Best

These Were the Most Read Stories on Allure in 2021

We'd like to think you know a little more about manicures, melanin, and Martha Stewart now than you did at the beginning of the year.

DECK THE HALLS WITH DEALS

25 Best After-Christmas Beauty Sales to Shop Right Now

Time to treat yourself for making it through 2021.

NO ME ENSEÑASTE

Thalía Is Still Reinventing Herself

The Mexican pop superstar reflects on her favorite moments throughout a 40-year career.

HINDSIGHT IS 20/20

The Silliest (and Most Dangerous) TikTok Beauty Hacks People Tried in 2021

Spoiler alert: many of these TikTok hacks should not be tried at home. 

I HEART NY

Hailey Bieber Just Revealed the Cutest New York-Inspired Tattoo

New York forever, right? For the model, it's now a reality with her latest ink. 

ALMOST FAMOUS

The Celebrity Beauty Brands We Actually Want in Our Lives

With a special shoutout to Paul Rudd.  We're patiently waiting! 

Q&A

The Unique Challenges and Assets of Being a Black-Owned Beauty Brand in the Clean Beauty Space

"We're still marginalized as a Black Clean Beauty Brand and not a new or great clean beauty brand."

GETTING INKED

I Need a Closer Look at Selena Gomez's Back Tattoo Right the Hell Now

What do you think the actor's latest tattoo is?

COLD WORLD

How to Use Those At-Home Cryotherapy Tools

You don't have to check into a spa to get the benefits of an ice-cold facial.

Life in Plastic

The Ultimate Guide to Lip Filler

More Americans than ever are turning to lip filler injections.

New Year Predictions

The 7 Biggest Skin-Care Trends of 2022

From bar soap to more niacinamide, here's a glimpse into skin care's future.

No gathering dust

49 Best Gifts to Give Practical, Hard-to-Shop-for People

The best kind of present is one they'll actually use all the time.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Allure Gift Guide Live

From makeup and home decor to splurges and steals, Allure editors are sharing what's worth gifting this holiday season. 

NEW HOLES

Florence Pugh Fainted While Getting Her Septum Pierced

Though she got a little green during the procedure, it looks fire. 

CRYSTAL CLEAR

Is There Any Value to Having Crystals in Your Skin Care?

We spoke to experts from both the scientific and spiritual realms to find out.

A HOLE NEW WORLD

The 7 Piercing Trends That Will Be Everywhere in 2022

Nostalgia is coming in hard with these trends. 

bye-bye, breakouts

How to Treat Cystic Acne, According to Dermatologists

Consider this your comprehensive guide to preventing under-the-surface breakouts.