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All About Drugstore and Sale Skin Care

June 2, 2021

Hello Wednesday! Happy June, the almost official beginning of summer 😎🦩🌴🍹 (or winter for those in the southern hemisphere🎅).

The sun is blazing hot these days, and so is the cosmetics and personal care industry.💄🧴 As the seasons change, beauty and skincare brands launch new products or close old chapters. BECCA is closing its doors in the fall for those who haven’t heard and began their clearance sale. You don’t want to miss our Recs and Sales section today! 🛒🛍️

Whereas in Beauty News, happier news awaits you as you will find out which beloved drugstore brand is now B-Corp certified. ✅ Plus, discover which brand is crowned the #1 globally searched skincare brand in Trends today. ⌨️ 🔍

Without further ado, let’s dig right in! 💌

1. B-Corp Bliss Skin Care

In today’s beauty news, let’s cheer “hip hip, hooray” for Bliss! The drugstore skin care brand is the first (and largest) brand to achieve the B-Corp certification. According to their press release, Bliss is on a mission of

taking care of ourselves, each other, and the environment in order to achieve a higher state of happy.

It’s fantastic news for the mega spa-powered beauty brand as their products are found in many retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Ulta. All their products are ethically sourced using high-quality ingredients and formulated with 90% vegan and 100% clean and cruelty-free — all while keeping prices affordable.

Moreover, Bliss’ packaging is recyclable, thanks to their partnership with TerraCycle.

If you are unfamiliar with the B-Corp certification and what it means, simply:

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

On top of Bliss’s commitment to sustainable beauty, they are a huge supporter of The Trevor Project and The Antiracist Research & Policy Center.

“Only 1% of brands that apply for the certification are approved, and we’re thrilled to be part of the select few who lead the way for the future of clean, sustainable beauty brands.” - Bliss CEO Meri Baregamian.

2. Top Globally Searched Skincare Brands

Skincare Hero recently published data that shows the most searched for skincare brands according to their country.

It comes as no surprise that The Ordinary is the most searched for beauty brand in many countries. Their affordable, no-fuss products are a staple for millions of people’s daily skincare routine. What’s amazing about this triumph is that The Ordinary relies heavily on brand recognition, customer loyalty, and user-generated content to drive its success.

Another notable brand that skyrocketed in popularity thanks to #tiktokbeauty is CeraVe. This drugstore brand is beloved by many as its products are affordable and reliable. Many TikTok beauty gurus and dermatologists recommend CeraVe for daily use.

The top five most searched brands in North America:

  1. The Ordinary
  2. Dove
  3. Bioderma
  4. CeraVe
  5. Estee Lauder

One interesting note about this list is that the top 10 brands are mostly conglomerate-owned, prestige brands. None of these globally recognized brands are truly cruelty-free or vegan — except The Ordinary!

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3. Why is Glycerin in So Many Products?

Glycerin is one of the most common ingredients in skin care products. Prestige and drug store brands use glycerin as a reliable moisturizer since it’s a humectant. Want to know why formulators always go back to glycerin? Read on to find out!

Glycerin - The Dermatology Review

Excerpt: Glycerin is often formulated in products that are designed to support the skin’s natural barrier. The skin’s natural barrier consists of oils, amino acids, ceramides, and skin cells. This barrier helps to prevent transepidermal water loss or TEWL. TEWL refers to the loss of moisture or water from the skin to the air. Think of it as the reverse of what glycerin does for the skin. TEWL can occur more as we age or when the skin’s natural barrier has been disrupted or damaged.

Why Some Derms Prefer This Hydrating Skincare Ingredient Over Hyaluronic Acid

Excerpt: “Glycerin is also naturally antimicrobial and antiviral,” Hillary Peterson, founder of True Botanicals, says to TZR. “It’s considered by the FDA as a treatment for wounds and inflammation, which is why it is also common in body products. Additionally, this makes it extra beneficial to use in cleansing formulas as it has the ability to dig deeply into the skin by removing excess oil, dirt, and even makeup without drying it out.”

Why Glycerin Is The Most Underrated Skincare Ingredient | Apostrophe

Excerpt: While that sounds like a dream, humectants in too large of a dose (like 100%) can potentially dry out your skin. It sounds counterintuitive but too much humectant at once can (sometimes) pull water from the skin instead of the air in low humidity environments, leading some people to feel drier. While glycerin can be used with significant benefit all the way up to 40%, cosmetic formulators tend to stick to a range of 3% to 15% glycerin to get the moisturizing benefits and a pleasing texture on the skin.


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Key Ingredients: Vitamin C, Tri-Peptide, Green Tea Extract, Plant-Derived Carbohydrate Complex

BECCA Cosmetics Sheer Tinted Moisturizer, $15

Formulated with squalane and glycerin, the nourishing formula evens the complexion and blurs imperfections, leaving you with dewy, healthy-looking skin.

Key Ingredients: Squalane, Vitamin E, Hyaluroinc Acid, Glycerin

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, $7.90

The formula incorporates Squalane, alongside other lipophilic esters that are gentle, moisturizing, efficient in dissolving makeup and facial impurities and increasing the spreadability of the product.

Key Ingredients: Squalane, Aqua, Coco-caprylate/caprate, Glycerin, Sucrose Stearate


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