Stock Up on Travel-Friendly Beauty Products From These Black-Owned Brands
Add these TSA-friendly skincare, hair, and makeup products to your Dopp kit.The best way to ensure that there are more of these much-needed products? By supporting and buying from the Black-owned brands making them. (And yes, many of these products work just as well on Black and non-Black skin and hair.) Read on to discover 21 Black-owned beauty brands we love—and the travel-friendly products worth packing on your next trip.
As much as I love doing a detailed skincare routine before bed, in the mornings, I'm usually in too much of a rush to do a multi-step regimen. So when I heard of a product that completes three beauty steps at once, I knew I had to try it. The Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 combines makeup, skincare, and sunscreen into one easy-to-apply product, and I'm now so obsessed I never go anywhere without it.
After seeing it all over social media and hearing from a few friends how much they loved the lightweight product, I bought the multitasking serum last summer — and I've used it literally every day since it arrived. The hydrating serum is packed with powerful ingredients like hyaluronic acid, plant-based squalane, and niacinamide, which work together to moisturize and plump skin while boosting elasticity and improving your skin's texture.
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Besides leaving my skin looking and feeling hydrated and smooth, the product is tinted to provide lightweight coverage. The bottle comes with a dropper, making it easy to apply, and all it takes is five small drops a day (on my forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose) to get a full application. I blend it in with my hands, and I'm left with a dewy, even complexion. Not only does it help cover any redness, but it also makes any blemishes and my under-eye circles less noticeable — though I still add concealer for full coverage.
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Keeping It ‘Low-Key’! Kate Bosworth and Justin Long’s Relationship Timeline
Just like the movies! Kate Bosworth and Justin Long kept their romance under wraps after connecting on a 2021 film project — but fans were quick to notice their chemistry. The Blue Crush star and the He’s Just Not That Into You actor hit it off while working on an unnamed movie in spring of 2021. Ahead of their relationship, Bosworth penned a sweet Instagram tribute to Long, thanking him for all his hard work on set. “There are some movie experiences when you learn a lotttttt about another person. Well, we just wrapped one of those — all night shoots, working 6-day weeks,” the Superman Returns actress wrote via Instagram in May 2021. “The exhaustion & insanity was off the grid. Holy moly @justinlong you are a truly spectacular / fun / funny / kind / rare / thoughtful / totally. fckn. rad human being. .” Bosworth shared a series of photos with Long from Arkansas, including the pair posing alongside gnome murals in town. Things between the Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! star and Long seemingly became romantic after Bosworth announced in August 2021 that she and husband Michael Polish had called it quits. Bosworth and Long fueled speculation that they were in a relationship in fall 2021 after being spotted together on multiple occasions. The Art of More alum began “liking” a variety of snaps on the Lady of the Manor actor’s social media accounts, including a November 2021 photo of him making “the traditional Thanksgiving hummus.
Perhaps best of all, the serum also works as a mineral sunscreen with 40 SPF protection, which helps me remove an additional step from my morning routine. The product is infused with non-nano zinc oxide, which shields my skin from harmful UVA, UVB, and UVC rays, as well as blue light rays, and pollution. While I use this as my daily SPF application each morning, if I am spending a lot of time outdoors on any particular day, I always make sure to bring a regular sunscreen with me to reapply when in the sun.
There are 30 shades to choose from, so you shouldn't have an issue finding an option that matches your skin tone. But if you aren't sure which option to choose, the brand has two ways to help you find your perfect shade. There is an online matching quiz or you can even upload a selfie and a member of the Ilia team will be in contact within 72 hours with their recommendations.
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Here's what to snag while it's 25 percent off.If you've ever wondered how celebrities like Demi Lovato, Sofia Vergara, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Madelaine Petsch maintain their remarkably smooth skin, I have two words for you: Renée Rouleau. The celebrity aesthetician has a way with faces that's translated to her eponymous skincare line, and to celebrate the brand's 25 years in business, it's holding a 25 percent-off sale — the biggest in its entire history.
In addition to being free of oils, fragrance, and silicone, the skin tint is also non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog your pores, so I never have to worry about breaking out from it. And I'm not the only fan of the vegan serum. Over 7,000 shoppers have given it an impressive 4.5-star average rating, with one saying it "looks like my skin but better," adding, "it makes my skin feel great and look smooth without the heaviness of traditional makeup."
Another said it is "great for minimalist skincare," as the tint is everything you need rolled into one handy product. Its 1-ounce bottle makes it super easy for me to pack because it fits TSA guidelines for liquids, and despite the product's small size, a little goes a long way. I used it every day for several months before I ran out and had to order another. The multitasker goes for $48 a bottle, which may sound expensive but seeing as how it works as three products in one, it's definitely well worth the price in my opinion.
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This Body Serum Is Perfect For Summer - and Refillable
Image Source: Uni Uni is a new zero-waste body care brand. The Body Serum is a lightweight hybrid lotion gel, and is certified reef safe. One editor put the serum to the test and was impressed with the results. Applying body lotion in the summertime is a tricky business. If it's too thick and creamy, you can start to feel like you're melting the moment you step out into the heat. If it's too lightweight, your summer tan can start to look a little ashy and skin feels dehydrated. And don't get me started on body oils.
The world's forgotten former capitals you need to visit .
Did you know that York was once the capital of Roman Britain, or that Roskilde used to be the capital of Denmark? Capital cities play an important role in signaling a country's political, cultural and economic power. They're chosen for many reasons, from geographical location to political motivations – and today, some of the world's former capitals are well worth a visit. Read on to find out more about their fascinating histories and modern attractions.