3-Minute Read: The Only Probiotics Worth Taking, According to Gut Experts
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. No more guesswork when it comes to probiotics.
We know how important our gut health is—it's the key to better digestion, better skin, and a better mood. On the other hand, not all probiotics are created equal, and the vast array of options on the market is nothing short of overwhelming. To zero in on the best of the best, the editors at Well + Good asked three gut experts to reveal their go-to products, and their recommendations don't disappoint.
In fact, dietitian Tracy Lockwood did us one better by revealing both her favorite supplement and topical treatment—like us, she's a fan of Tula Probiotic Skincare. "The whole line screams balance and beauty," she says. "It's become my skin's new BFF as new medical research shows how powerful probiotics can be for the skin." Head over to Well + Good to see which other supplements the experts recommend, and shop a few of them below.
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2. One of our favorite makeup brands just landed at Walgreens.
The drugstore is now lining its beauty aisles with more than 600 products from Nyx Cosmetics—a huge win since it's already our go-to brand for wallet-friendly makeup that still delivers on quality.
3. Pro tip: To pick the right lipstick for your skin tone, go against your natural instincts.
According to celeb makeup artist Kristofer Buckle, the key to finding an ultra-flattering lip shade is to actually choose one that contrasts your coloring—that way, it really pops.
4. Check your Instagram feed…
…because both Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner dropped some serious news yesterday. The sisters will officially be collaborating on a makeup line for Kylie Cosmetics, marking KKW's first venture into the beauty realm.
5. Is this the next major wellness destination?
As research continues to emerge about the health (and beauty!) benefits of cannabis, manufacturers in legal states are taking steps to corner the market, and Northern California is rapidly becoming a hub for such endeavors. Case in point: Luxury cannabis brand (yes, that's a thing) Flow Kana recently took over a historic winery in Redwood Valley, which, complete with a pool and spa, will function as both an institute and a wellness retreat center. On that note, visit Byrdie tomorrow to learn about the benefits of CBD, the non-psychoactive component of the plant that does everything from alleviate cramps to soothe anxiety. (Spoiler alert: It's one of the buzziest ingredients in skincare right now.)
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