Into The Gloss
Top 25 2020 - The Next Generation
Small brands made big waves throughout 2020! And these products found their way into our routines for good. To change the beauty conversation, you first have to change its participants.
U Beauty Resurfacing Compound
The kitchen sink serum: hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, retinol, vitamin C, and peptides abound. That [founder] Tina Craig really knows her stuff, because despite being chock-full of potent actives, Resurfacing Compound goes heavy on smoothing out skin but way low (read: nonexistent) on irritation. In fact, Craig recommends a 2-week, twice daily introduction to the serum to get you going, before tapering off to once daily in the long term. And what do you get for all that work? Freakishly firm skin that’s even texturally and tonally. The acids produce an immediate effect, and the retinols, antioxidants, and peptides build stronger, healthier skin overtime.