6 beauty and skin care products we can’t get enough of

Beauty products aren’t something you take a gamble on. If it’s going on your skin or in your hair, you want it to be good. Scouring the reviews of a certain product can be helpful, but nothing beats a recommendation from an expert.

That’s why fashion and beauty expert Makho Ndlovu stopped by TODAY to break down the tried-and-true beauty favorites people can’t get enough of. She even relies on some of the skin care, hair care and makeup picks below to keep her beauty routine in check on a daily basis, along with thousands of other reviewers — each cult-favorite beauty item has over tens of thousands of reviews from Amazon shoppers.

From a leave-in conditioner that leaves her with frizz-free hair to a drugstore mascara that Ndlovu keeps going back to “over-and-over again,” read on for the tried-and-true beauty favorites that are sure to become staples in your

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Sephora launches campaign to recognize Black-owned beauty brands

Sephora has unveiled a campaign to “further recognize and celebrate the contributions that Black culture and Black innovators have made to the beauty industry, including the excellent array of products, available for all beauty consumers.”

The Black-owned brands campaign will highlight brands including PATTERN by Tracee Ellis Ross, Briogeo, adwoa beauty, BREAD BEAUTY SUPPLY, Fenty Beauty, Forvr Mood, PAT McGRATH LABS, LYS Beauty, Danessa Myricks Beauty and Fashion Fair.

“Many of the tools, techniques, iconic looks and trends in beauty exist because of the Black community, driven by Black beauty needs and innovation,” said Priya Venkatesh, senior vice president of merchandising, at Sephora.

“However, these contributions have historically been underrecognized or for most, unknown. At Sephora, we want to help move the conversation forward, bringing awareness and education surrounding the impact of Black beauty in our daily lives. This campaign spotlights our Black-owned brands, championing the excellence and efficacy of

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Why we’re all becoming ‘skinimalists’ and how to declutter your beauty cabinet

Regena Facial Milk, £59, Waphyto; Mandelic Acid & Rice Bran Exfoliating Serum, £22, Selfless by Hyram; Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules, from £45, Elizabeth Arden; Skin Food Light, from £8.99, Weleda; Crystal Retinal 3 Stable Retinol Night Serum, £45, Medik8 at Net-a-Porter

To make things even simpler, you could zero in on one succinct skincare brand. I’m enamoured of the clean Japanese brand Waphyto, which harnesses powerful plant-based ingredients with sophisticated science. The unfussy, tightly edited line-up of products (free from parabens, ethanols, synthetic colours, fragrance and petroleum-based surfactants) is the brainchild of award-winning plant scientist and phytotherapist Atsuko Morita, who was inspired by Japanese ‘wa culture’. Based on achieving peace and harmony, it’s a philosophy not dissimilar to Lagom, the Swedish mantra of ‘not too little, not too much’.

I genuinely rate all six products in the skincare range, which comprises two cleansers (one oil for

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