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.
While a great complexion is a worthy investment, there are certain products that offer little more than hype, according to dermatologist Adam Gropper, MD, who discussed the importance of researching your skincare products with SheFinds. He explained that, as expected, anything advertised as a "miracle cream" probably isn't going to deliver on that impossible promise, adding that if you're looking for such quick, substantial results, it might be wiser to spend your money on in-office treatments. And on that note, another thing to be wary of: intense at-home chemical peels or microdermabrasion kits, which can technically be too rough on your skin when they're not applied by a licensed professional. Head over to SheFinds to find out more.
The department store is killing it lately—consider the 500-product Korean beauty section it opened last week. The Zoe Report is counting down its top-selling beauty products overall, so get your wallets ready.
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