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Jessica Chia

Executive Beauty Editor

About Me: Certified aromatherapist, yogi, Cali native. Knows an obnoxious amount about ingredient labels.
Hair Texture: Naturally wavy, thick, and color-damaged. Perpetually in need of a good defrizzer.
Hair Color: Black with brown balayage.
Biggest Hair Concern: Volume. I went to college in Texas — we didn’t go anywhere with flat hair!
Skin Tone: Somewhere between fair and medium with olive undertones that read as neutral in winter and warm in summer.
Skin Type: Oily
Greatest Skin Concern: Acne and the scars it leaves.
The Product I Always Run Out Of: L’Oréal Feline mascara
Biggest Beauty Regret: Cutting my hair. Anytime I do it.
Beauty Product You Can’t Live Without: Eminence Organic Recovery Facial Oil
Beauty Product You’ll Never Use: A true self-tanner, if I can help it. Though a good gradual tinting moisturizer gets me through the winter.
Biggest Beauty Indulgence: I set aside an hour and a half for an acupuncture and gua sha facial from Sandra at Treatments by Lanshin in Brooklyn every six weeks, and I don’t get it for free — I’m happy to pay for it.
If I Could Trade Makeup Bags With Anyone It Would Be: That would make me very uncomfortable. It took me years to find things that work well on my super-oily skin.
Fragrance I’m Currently Wearing: Fueguia 1833 Muskara Phero

FUTURE OF BEAUTY
How Perfumers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Make Fragrance

Consider this the future of perfume as we know it.

HAPPY DANCE
Kristen Bell's New Skin-Care Brand Will Make You Want to Do a Happy Dance

The actor teamed up with Lord Jones for a feel-good collection that gives back.

CELEB SKIN SECRETS
Miranda Kerr Shares How Her Zodiac Sign Affects Her Skin-Care Routine

Plus, all the details on her new Kora Organics serum. 

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Moda Metallics Triad Eye Brush

A soft, precise shading brush with synthetic bristles that'll make any eye shadow look its most vibrant.

FASHION LASHES
Gucci Beauty’s New Mascara Was Inspired by Rock-and-Roll

It gives lashes an edgy "punk-rock effect."

JUST ASKING
Selena Gomez Told Us Her Favorite Rare Beauty Product

The actor, musician, and Rare Beauty founder answers some of our burning beauty questions as part of her October cover Just Asking interview.

COVER STORY
Selena Gomez Is in Full Control of Her Life

Our cover interview with the pop star, actor, producer, and now beauty entrepreneur.

SUN SAFETY 101
A Comprehensive Guide to Every Sunscreen Term, Defined

Here's how to decipher all the sun-protection language on a label.

fragrance in the age of Covid-19
How COVID-19 Has Changed the Fragrance Industry — at Least for Now

Why the crisis may threaten — and solidify — perfume's importance.

Product Review
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

A thick, rich, unscented moisturizer with no parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, or petrolatum

Product Review
Nars Blush in Orgasm

A famous peachy-pink blush with subtle golden shimmer

Product Review
There’s Finally a Natural Blush That Shows Up on All Skin Tones

A natural blush with big color payoff — and a small price tag.

Product Review
The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Smells Like Vacation in a Jar

Let's just say there's a good reason why it's a favorite.

COVER STORY
Emma Chamberlain Is the People’s Influencer

The YouTuber and entrepreneur has made a career — and amassed millions of followers — with one trait that sets her apart: a propensity toward non-egoism.

SELF-CARE
The Lanshin Massager

The heatable massage tool that's the perfect pairing for my gua sha.

BEAUTIFUL MINDS
Beautiful Minds: The Geniuses Behind Some of the Most Innovative New Skin-Care Brands

Meet the (wonderful, mad, genius) scientists reshaping skin care in their labs.

COVID-19 IMPACT
Braid Heaven's Owners Miss Their Clients — and Each Other

“We’re staying prayerful and checking on each other every day, no matter what we’re going through.”

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