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SPOT ON

Is Fungal Acne a Real Thing?

It's the hottest skin concern on TikTok, but the real story is a little more complicated.

breakout remedy

Can "Slugging" With Petroleum Jelly Clear Up Cystic Acne? Experts Weigh In

TikTok and Reddit alike are obsessed with this old-school skin-care trick. But does it really work?

NEW-AGE INGREDIENTS

7 Lesser-Known Ingredients That Treat Acne

Put these science-backed alternatives on your radar.

BODY BREAKOUTS

Why More People Are Getting Body Acne Than Ever

It was a messy, strenuous year in more ways than we can count, and that stress is showing up everywhere.

Oh Zap

Hydrocolloid Bandages Are Going Viral on TikTok for Their Acne-Healing Abilities

The popular clear, jelly stickers help flatten and clear up breakouts in just a couple of hours.

ASS-NE

How to Get Rid of "Butt Acne" aka Folliculitis

Dermatologists explain how to clear up red bumps on your bum.

ACNE ACCEPTANCE

Millie Bobby Brown Is Wearing the Cutest Heart-Shaped Acne Stickers in Her Latest Selfie

Um, could we love her any more? 

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Collagen, Confidence, and Curls

Sarah Hyland Names Her Favorite Drugstore Moisturizer

The actor shares how she deals with the rudest of social-media trolls.

Allure Podcast

The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Treating Wrinkles

There’s no shortage of advice for how to smooth lines and wrinkles — but here's what really works.

Derms Answer the Most Common Skin-Care Questions of Women Over 40

Fine lines, wrinkles, adult acne, age spots, and under-eye circles are some of the most common, completely healthy skin-care changes for women over 40. We talked to dermatologists to find out what products are best to treat them.

SHOT CALLER

Gwyneth Paltrow Is "Very Much a Libra," Approaching 50, and Injecting Toxin in Her Face

The Oscar winner and founder of Goop is the new porcelain face of Xeomin incobotulinum toxin A.

legit skin care

17 Potent Over-the-Counter Retinol Serums

With the help of cosmetic chemists, we found the cream of the crop.

Inclusivity in Beauty

Why Unilever Is Removing the Word "Normal" From Its Packaging

It's time for more inclusive language that doesn’t suggest certain attributes are "abnormal."

NEW LAUNCHES

Makeup Artist Sarah Tanno Created a Massive Line of Makeup Organizers

Lady Gaga’s makeup artist gives us all the details on her new collection and her best organizational advice.

A TOTAL DRAG

Bimini Bon Boulash's "Zit Suit" Just Made Acne the Star of Drag Race UK

It's rare that a drag look makes my jaw hit the floor these days, but this one did that for a multitude of reasons.

ADD TO CART

The Best Sales on Beauty Products This Week

Some weekly sales to make you feel better about your beauty budget.

MY BEAUTY BREAK

How Clark's Botanicals' Founder Francesco Clark Turned a Life-Altering Event Into a Powerhouse Skin-Care Brand

Landing major press coverage before his line even had a name, Clark's focus on personal connection and authenticity propelled his business to the top.

Legend Has It

How Joan Kron's Reporting on Plastic Surgery Changed Beauty Journalism

For 25 years, her writing lit up the pages of Allure, introducing an entire generation to plastic surgery. We caught up with the iconic reporter, now 93, in celebration of our 30th anniversary.

COMING 2 AMERICA

Nomzamo Mbatha Is "Coming 2 America" in More Ways Than One

The South African actor, who plays a royal groomer in the Eddie Murphy reboot, is about to be everywhere in the U.S. — and she’s bringing her best hair tips with her. 

TOO REFRESHED TO BE STRESSED

Dermstore's Beauty Refresh Sale Is Happening Now

The e-retailer's first big sale of the year has major markdowns on Harry Josh blow-dryers, Revitalash, NuFace, and so much more.

RIVERDALE'S FINEST

Camila Mendes Is Ready to Throw Beauty Minimalism Out the Window in 2021

The actor reveals to Allure all the ways she's been experiment with makeup lately. 

Clean Act

B.Glen's Clay Wash Busts Dirt and Oil Without Drying Me Out

You can try this powerhouse combination of ingredients in this March's Allure Beauty Box.

Let Me Upgrade You

Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream Just Got a Major Upgrade

I like it even more than the original version.

BEAUTY HYBRIDS

Lorac Created a Dewy Makeup Primer That Doubles as a Moisturizer

After 25 years of creating classic color cosmetics, the brand is delving into the skin-care world with the Dewy Canvas Skin Prep.

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

Sadie Sink Takes the Same Less-Is-More Approach to Beauty As Her Stranger Things Character

They undoubtedly share a love for the minimal when it comes to hair, makeup, and skin care.

AWARD SHOW BEAUTY

The $9 Mascara That Made Jane Fonda's Lashes Look So Good at the Globes

It's a classic drugstore favorite for a reason.

Sex Advice

Sex and Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Everything You Need to Know

Yes, you can have an awesome sex life with the condition — here's how.

INSIDE THE ISSUE

Could Cork Save the Beauty Industry's Carbon Footprint?

We investigate the biodegradable material and its place in beauty product packaging.

COVID-19

Should We Be Sanitizing Our Beauty Products Now?

Experts explain how long germs can survive on your products' surfaces.

Christa Allen Is TikTok's Most Unexpected Beauty Influencer

The 13 Going on 30 star has a flirty and thriving TikTok filled with fun beauty tips.

SURVIVOR'S GUIDE

Here's How I Use Telemedicine to Treat My Psoriasis Patients

It's trickier to virtually diagnose and care for chronic skin conditions, but dermatologist Michelle Henry has found ways to make it work. 

SURVIVOR'S GUIDE

Why Psoriatic Arthritis Is So Difficult to Diagnose

It's a fairly common chronic condition. Why do so few people know what it is?

Snapshots of Survivors

How I Stopped Feeling Shame Over My Psoriasis

“I'm not embarrassed by it. Annoyed, yes. But hiding myself? No."

SURVIVOR'S GUIDE

Our Journeys With Chronic Illness Aren't Meant to Be Solo

Finding community was key to making peace with my psoriatic arthritis.

30TH ANNIVERSARY

Allure Editors' 30 Favorite Beauty Products of All Time

These award winners have earned permanent spots in pros' kits and transformed our beauty routines over the last 30 years.

Stream Now

The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Skin-Care Masks

We’re upping our at-home skin-care game by exploring every kind of face mask — sheet, clay, and yes, even bubble.

FAN FAVORITES

Paula's Choice Skin Care Is Now Sold at Sephora

Shop 27 of the brand's best products, including its all-star exfoliants.

KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS

Kris Jenner Might Be Launching a Beauty Brand

Countless celebrities have created their own products or brands in the past year — but Jenner's potential venture is practically guaranteed to succeed regardless.

INKED

Lucy Hale's New Dainty Butterfly Tattoo Is a Work of Art

That shading though. 

CELEB CLOSE-UP

Ashley Graham Shared What Her Skin Looks Like Through a Magnifying Mirror

The supermodel showed off a stunning close-up of her skin during a facial with Mzia Shiman. 

NEW AND IMPROVED

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Just Got Even Better

The iconic serum is already a best seller, but this souped-up version takes brightening and hydration to another level.

DO THE DEW

Jones Road's New Skin-Care Products Made Me So Freakin' Dewy

Bobbi Brown's new makeup brand is no longer just a makeup brand.