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Sarah Kinonen

Associate Digital Beauty Director

About me: Big fan of skin care, cats, and Barry's Bootcamp
Hair Texture: Straight to wavy
Hair Color: Dirty blonde (color-treated)
Biggest Hair Concern: Flatness
Skin Tone: Fair
Skin Type: Combination/Sensitive
Greatest Skin Concern: Eczema
The Product I Always Run Out Of: Body lotion
Biggest Beauty Regret: I regret nothing.
Beauty Product(s) You Can’t Live Without: Sunscreen and brow pencil
Beauty Product You’ll Never Use: Hair dryer
Biggest Beauty Indulgence: Massage
If I Could Trade Makeup Bags With Anyone It Would Be: Shari Marchbein, a New York City-based dermatologist
Fragrance I’m Currently Wearing: Glossier You

Prime Time
This Fragrance Channels My Every Scent Mood

The Maya Base Perfume Oil hits different every time I wear it.

ALLURE BEAUTY BOX
SkinMedica Instant Bright Eye Mask

Undereye patches to brighten dark circles.

Product Review
Symbiome’s Minimalist Skin-Care Line Saved My Sensitive Skin

Symbiome, a brand-new science-backed skin-care line, features seven products made with less than 10 ingredients. Here, Allure associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her review of the sensitive-skin-friendly collection.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya 24 Hour Deodorant

A tropical-scented, aluminum-free deodorant

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Youth to the People Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid

A creamy but lightweight moisturizer made with superfoods kale and spinach.

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Differin Gel

The first retinoid gel approved for over-the-counter use to treat acne

BEST OF BEAUTY 2020
Why Everyone Is So Obsessed With the Beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge

It's won so many awards it's hard to keep track. 

TIPS AND TRICKS
How to Transition Your Skin-Care Routine From Summer to Fall

Time to swap out lightweight summer staples for richer formulas.

GLOW GETTER
This Celeb-Loved Clean Beauty Brand Launched a Vitamin C Serum

And let me tell you, it's real good.

sun protection 101
7 Sunscreen Tips From Derms for the Ultimate Summer Coverage

We asked dermatologists for all their tips and tricks. 

READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
9 of the Biggest Skin-Care Questions Asked by Allure Readers

Introducing: You Asked, We Answered.

Product Review
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1

A nonlathering facial cleanser that removes makeup without water

Product Review
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

A clear, primer-like sunscreen with an oil-free, completely invisible, scentless, and lightweight formulation that dries down clear on skin.

Product Review
Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30

A natural sunscreen that protects skin from UV damage

ACNE 101
How to Get Rid of Blackheads for Good, According to Experts

Learn the top tricks and tips from pros.

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