Your Weekly Beauty Recap | October 8, 2019
CosmeticPerks is bringing you the latest on industry trends, wellness news, and the latest treatments for your concerns.

11 Retinol Myths That Derms Want You to Stop Believing (Allure Beauty, 10/6)

  • Retinol products can transform skin texture, pigmentation, and tone in just a few drops.
  • Not all products contain the same ingredients, and you should always make sure to look for retinol vs. other vitamin A derivatives for the most gentle, yet effective, formulas.
  • You may experience peeling and redness -- this may make you nervous but don't be discouraged.
  • Biggest Myth: "Retinoids increase the risk of sunburn."
  • Retinoids do not lower the skin's UV tolerance, but you may experience some redness due to heat exposure.
  • Once you have used a low concentration for several weeks, you may graduate to a stronger retinoid as your skin is now adapted to handle it.
  • It takes an average of 12 weeks for retinoic acid, stronger than the average retinol, to produce noticeable changes in the skin.

We Asked 6 People Why They Finally Tried CoolSculpting — and They Didn’t Hold Back (Spotlyte, 10/4)

  • You may be considering a CoolSculpting treatment to get rid of your unwanted fat once and for all.
  • CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat visible, stubborn fat in numerous areas throughout the body.
  • The ultimate deciding factor is often hearing from others who have already tried the treatment.
  • "No matter how many spin or pilates classes I did, I noticed that there was just a little extra layer that wouldn’t go away. So, I targeted areas where it was difficult for me to lose that extra jiggle."
  • Finding the right provider for you is always key to a positive experience.
  • "I’m only at the beginning of my CoolSculpting experience, but I believe it is totally worth it."

Hydrafacials crowned the most popular beauty treatments of 2019 (Harper’s Bazaar, 9/27)

  • According to Yelp, the biggest beauty treatment trend of 2019 was the HydraFacial.
  • HydraFacial: a non-invasive skin procedure that is essentially a gentler version of a dermabrasion, that deeply cleans and hydrates your skin.
  • This treatment was mentioned four times more often in reviews now than in 2014.
  • Last year, Allure reported that a HydraFacial was performed every 15 seconds in the US – beating even treatments like Botox.
  • The popularity of the facial could be due to the increasing trend towards natural, radiant skin and 'no make-up' make-up.
  • Yelp also mentioned dermaplaning and microneedling to be on the rise.
  • Dermaplaning: removing peach fuzz and dead skin from the face using a scalpel-like tool, for a smoother, flawless complexion.
  • Microneedling: creating microscopic pinpricks in the skin to generate rejuvenation and stimulate your body's natural collagen production.