12 New Skincare Products That Will Give You A Model's Complexion
Quick: Think about fashion week and the images that those two words evoke. Does a sprawling runway come to mind? What about celeb sightings, and the wild, raging Page Six-worthy afterparties? You might think about the models, too — but not in the way that everyone should consider them. They look like they're having the time of their life, but their skin is going through it... especially since they're constantly taking makeup on and off throughout the day, at different shows. All of that isn't for the faint of heart... or those with sensitive skin. Luckily, there are a number of new skincare products to combat the dryness and those pesky breakouts that stem from heavy foundation, dramatic eyeshadow, and layers of highlighter every night.
"It's critical that makeup be applied to skin that is clean and well-hydrated. A good cleansing with gentle cleanser and warm water is a must," Shari Hicks-Graham, MD, of Downtown Dermatology in Columbus, O.H., tells TZR over email. "Afterwards, I recommend using a moisturizer or a nice hydrating facial mist to rehydrate. Wipes are not sufficient to remove makeup and cleanse the skin completely."
Dr. Hicks-Graham, who's also the founder of LivSo hair care, recommends looking for products with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and azeleic acid to keep zits at bay.
And as far as moisturizers, it all depends on your specific needs: Vitamin C is always good for glow, and hyaluronic acid moisturizes even the driest of faces.
Overall, the most important way to prevent backstage breakouts is to make sure that the cosmetics used are of good quality and in good condition.
"Today's makeup is generally all oil-free and non-comedogenic, so typically it doesn't cause acne if removed appropriately," she notes. "However, some sensitive areas can become drier with product sitting on top. And brushes should also be free of old makeup — and shouldn't be shared between different people without proper sanitation to prevent spread of bacteria and viruses. If models aren't sure about how this may or may not be possible, be prepared and bring your own set of brushes and applicators to the shows."
Here are some of fall 2018's most exciting launches that would be great to use if you're a fashion week model ... or if you just want to look like one.
Prep Set Glow
If you're going to be underneath the flashbulbs, you might as well glow. This green tea and vitamin E mist, which has light-reflecting properties, can be used underneath makeup or as a setting spray to lock in a look.
Puffy Under-Eye Patches
The passionfruit extract and ice plant stem cells in these patches help alleviate under-eye puffiness (which is inevitable when your shows don't wrap until midnight).
Peptide 4 Thousand Flower Face Mask
Good makeup starts with great skin. The peptide 4, lactic acid, and numerous flowers in this mask revitalize even the drabbest of complexions.
Oh My Gommage! Gentle Polishing Cleanser
For on-the-go cleansing, simply wet your face and rub this exfoliating stick on to reveal a brighter, revitalized complexion.
Radiance Resurfacing Foam
No time for dermaplaning? Dr. Brandt's new foam, packed with AHAs, provides the same results after scraping it off with the included blade took.
Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask
You can't have backstage beauty without a sheet mask selfie. Glow Recipe's is so worth the snap, as it's made of watermelon extract and natto gum — without the messy, drippy aftereffects.
Turmeric 2-in-1 Brightening & Exfoliating Mask
Kora's mask, with glow-giving turmeric and exfoliating rosehip seeds, is all-natural... and all powerful.
BFD Cleansing Oil
Fourth Ray Beauty
When wipes won't do, try removing your makeup with this camellia, juniper berry, and meadowfoam seed oil blend.
Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion
"I'm a huge fan of acid-based exfoliation, and this natural serum is a (non-irritating!) example of why: It sloughs off dead skin cells, creating brighter, smoother, more even-toned skin after just a few uses," Stephanie Saltzman, beauty editor of Fashionista, tells us. "And it's so gentle you can use it every day, even as the weather gets cooler."
Hemp Oil Cream Moisturiser
The INKEY List
According to the INKEY, hemp oil is high in omega fatty acids which energizes tired, stressed skin. And the green tea in this soothes inevitable irritation from rough makeup brushes, too.
Power Trip - Vitamin Oil
When you remove your makeup, you're depleting your skin of moisture. Asarai's combo of vitamins E and C, along with camellia and sunflower seed oils, helps combat the dryness.
Buttermask Intense Repair Lip Treatment
Kiehl's Since 1851
This lip mask of coconut oil and mango butter alleviates the dryness that typically comes with wearing matte lipstick.