Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel Review

The peel contains five acids to exfoliate—mandelic, lactic, salicylic, tartaric, and malic—as well as three different berries to provide antioxidants and soothe your skin. It’s a professional-grade peel (meaning it’s definitely not an everyday thing), and has a mix of BHAs and AHAs to work on two levels to clear pores and smooth your skin’s surface. The laundry list of concerns the brand says it’ll help with include: clearing blemishes and clogged pores, fading post-breakout marks, lifting discoloration, stimulating cellular renewal, smoothing out the texture of your skin.

I’ve been consistency using the mask for about a month (once a week), and I have to say, I’m really impressed. After one use I wasn’t convinced, but after four weeks (two of which were spent traveling to extremely different climates), I’m a believer. Not only does it not aggravate my skin, but I’ve seen a major improvement. While it hasn’t helped with my larger inflamed breakouts, I’ve seen a significant reduction of clogged pores and whiteheads that I’ve been dealing with on my cheeks over time. I like to follow it with Rouleau’s Rapid Response Detox Mask to further fight breakouts while my pores are open from the peel. It’s also helped keep flakes at bay, which is something I always struggle with this time of year, and makes my skin feel smooth as hell.

And then there’s the glow. As someone who has a pretty negative relationship with my skin, I don’t toss around words like “radiant” often, but the day or two after I use this mask, my skin can only be described as such. I look well-rested for once in my life, my skin texture feels much more uniform, and my makeup goes on smoother. The best part is that despite all the different types of acids, it’s not harsh on my sensitive skin. There’s a slight tingle when the mask is on, but as soon as I rinse it off after about seven minutes there’s no stinging or redness.

Not only can I thank this mask for bringing my skin back to life, it’s also restored my faith that sometimes things are worth the hype. You might just need to give them time.

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Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

Sarah Pitlyk Confirmation: Using A Surrogate Doesn’t ‘Diminish Respect For Motherhood’

The doctors told us IVF was the next step. And it was our saving grace. We put the truck up for collateral and took out a loan at the bank to pay for our dreams. It worked on the first try. I can’t even describe what it was like when we saw that heartbeat on the ultrasound at six weeks. It was miraculous.

Danger to the mother never crossed my mind. Because, hell, pregnancy can be risky. I wanted a child, and I would survive whatever test came my way to protect that baby—just as all mothers have done throughout the millennia. I did have a relative question our decision due to religious beliefs. All this did was make me dig in my heels: ‘Ok, then join me in praying to God that this works.’ Because this will be a wanted child, a cherished child, a prized child. A child of God.”

— Ginny Bowen Olson lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her husband and their two sons. She runs a blog for moms called Mothersrest.

“The motivation to become a surrogate is deeply rooted in a desire to help other people create a family.”

Bjarke Damm, Lars Lundgaard Hansen, and their three daughtersCourtesy of Bjarke Damm 

“Our girls came into this world exactly two weeks apart in early 2018. The girls all have the same egg donor, and [my husband] Lars is the biological father to Anna, and I am to the twins. It was important for us that the donor wasn’t anonymous, because we want the girls to meet her, when they are old enough to understand how they came into this world.

Being a surrogate is not for everyone, and it is clearly wrong if it for some reason involves the lack of free will or is done out of financial need. But it is important to remember that for some women the motivation to become a surrogate is deeply rooted in a desire to help other people create a family. This changes the perspective from a surrogate being a victim to her being a strong woman who is bringing something into this world that is deeply beautiful and meaningful. Our three girls have enriched all of us with so much love.”

— Bjarke Damm lives in Denmark with his husband Lars Lundgaard Hansen and their triplets.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour.

We Dare You to Put Women’s Cotton Turtlenecks Under Everything This Winter

I’ve reached the point in my life when trends from my childhood have started resurfacing. As a preschooler in the early ’90s I remember being stuffed into turtlenecks, which were back after peaking in the ’70s, with help from The Brady Bunch. And while I hated turtlenecks a few decades ago, I can’t get enough of them this time around. I love how a cotton turtleneck looks under a breezy summer dress or a boiler suit, and I appreciate the extra layer of warmth on the coldest winter days. If you’re ready to give the turtleneck trend a second (or third) try, scroll down for style inspiration.

On extra-cold days, wear a turtleneck under a boiler suit. I like how the contrasting red here matches her bag straps and phone case, but a neutral would work, too.

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If a turtleneck and a popped collar had a baby, it might be this ruffle-neck top, which does the work of a turtleneck (adding warmth and a little something around the neckline, not getting lost underneath her crewneck sweater) without getting too tight for comfort.

Edward Berthelot

Two favorite fall trends—longline cardigans and midi skirts—are even better when you add a plain white turtleneck to the mix.

Claudio Lavenia

Brunch outfit, party of one? Layer on your basics (black turtleneck and tights, denim mini, Chucks) then top it all with a loud cardigan and your Sunday just got cozier.

Claudio Lavenia

For those in-between days when you want the warmth of pants suit but don’t want to sweat it out in an overcoat, swap your standard cotton top for a cozy knit turtleneck.

Edward Berthelot

21 Sequin Dress Options for Your New Year’s Eve Party

If you’re thinking about what to wear on New Year’s Eve, you can’t go wrong with a sequin dress. It’s a holiday classic for a reason: Sequins always feels festive, whether they come in dress form or as statement-making separates. But you probably already knew that—after all, nothing says “I came to party” like a glittery ensemble.

Be it a mini, midi, or floor-grazing style, a sequin dress takes the guesswork out of party invitations with a vague dress code. And no matter how minimal you keep the rest of your outfit, you’ll always look dressed up. Bonus: You can re-wear a sequin dress to so many other events, like engagement parties, office happy hours, or winter weddings.

So, party people, we’ve got you covered—in sequins, that is. RSVPs? Check. Champagne? Check. All that’s missing now is one of these 21 sequin dresses to get you in the party mood before you even hit the dance floor.

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21 Sequined Dress Options for Your New Year’s Eve Party

If you’re thinking about what to wear on New Year’s Eve, you can’t go wrong with a sequined dress. It’s a holiday classic for a reason: Sequins always feel festive, whether they come on a dress or on statement-making separates. But you probably already knew that—after all, nothing says “I came to party” like a glittery ensemble.

Be it a mini, midi, or floor-grazing style, a sequined dress takes the guesswork out of party invitations with a vague dress code. And no matter how minimal you keep the rest of your outfit, you’ll always look dressed up. Bonus: You can rewear a sequined dress to so many other events, like engagement parties, office happy hours, or winter weddings.

So, party people, we’ve got you covered—in sequins, that is. RSVPs? Check. Champagne? Check. All that’s missing now is one of these 21 sequined dresses to get you in the party mood before you even hit the dance floor.

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Your Guide to Lifetime Christmas Movies Schedule 2019

If Hallmark’s holiday movie slate got you into the holiday spirit, just wait until you see the schedule for Lifetime Christmas movies in 2019. The network is debuting 30 brand-new holiday films this season, many of which have the word Christmas in the title. (Would you expect anything less?)

The synopses for all the Lifetime Christmas movies are out too, and they’re chock full of family-friendly high jinks, fake snow, and, of course, a dose of cheesy romance. We wouldn’t want it any other way. Other things to get excited about: Ashanti, Kelly Rowland, Hilarie Burton, and Keshia Knight Pulliam are among the celebrities lending their talents to Lifetime’s Christmas movie cause this year, and the network’s first Hanukkah movie is happening too. There are year-round Christmas stores to be saved, hometowns to visit after leading a highly stressful life in the “big city,” and holiday spirits to be rediscovered.

So make some hot chocolate, wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket, and settle in for some holiday cheer.

Below, check out the full schedule.

‘I’m A Wellness Editor—Here’s Everything on My Gift List This Year’

I have an obsession with finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list each year. We all give and get so many things none of us will really use that I get a particular sense of gratification in finding gifts that my loved ones need, love, and are more perfect than they even thought to ask for. (And if I’m being really honest, I also love the sense of utter satisfaction that comes from knowing you completely crushed that Secret Santa—competitive scorpios, in the house!)

Being a wellness editor, my definition of the perfect gift often includes some aspect that makes us feel happier and healthier as humans. Whether that’s an on-the-go pack of essential oils that can help with everything from a headache to anxiety or a pair of sneakers that look just as sick at the office as they do in the gym. These 13 items are the favorites on my gift list this year—I’ll definitely be getting a few of them for myself.

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Amber Heard Is Fighting for Social Justice in Red Lipstick

I just read She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, [the reporters who broke the explosive report about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations], and it was insanely good. Spectacular. It’s detail-oriented, specific, biting, and smart. And it really champions the truth and highlights the crucial role journalism can play in our world, especially when it’s done correctly and not encumbered by the systems in place to protect those who are abusing positions of power. When [those systems] are challenged or circumnavigated and truth can come out, what a difference it makes.

Ronan Farrow’s book Catch and Kill is also equally good—a page-turner like no other. Frankly, I’m a little sad that I finished them. But I just started Sally Rooney’s book Conversation with Friends, and it’s such a good read. I think we need more women to speak from our generation and through our perspectives. Not by politicians, but by activists and thought leaders. I want to see more of our presence in the fiction world and in creative spaces too.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What are the three products you want with you?

Sunblock, sunblock, and sunblock. I mean, look at my skin. I’m going to bring sunblock and reading material. That’s it. Abandon the constraints of a bathing suit, I just need something for my brain and for my skin.

What’s your go-to getting ready music?

It changes a lot, but these days I’m into “dad music,” as they call it. So the old classics. I listen to them loud volume, no shame.

You’ve got $20 and free roam of a drugstore. What do you buy?

I’d definitely buy some lipstick. I love a red L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche. There’s a reason they say lipstick is recession proof. It’s one product that can dramatically change how you look and how you express yourself. And then for the rest: sunblock, an eye mask, and I don’t know how much more my $20 will get me, but maybe bath salts?

The Nike Victory Swimsuit Is An Inclusive Option for Athletes

“Nike believes if you have a body, you’re an athlete,” says Martha Moore, vice president and creative director behind the design. That means everyone should be able to participate in sport—something Moore and her team noticed was a particular issue for women and girls in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, many of whom are kept out of water sports simply because they have nothing appropriate to wear. The full line, including the Nike Swim Hijab, Nike Full-Coverage Swim Tunic, and Nike Swim Leggings, launches February 1 on nike.com and in retail stores.

In the western world, burkinis tend to be controversial and a little bit misunderstood. But the stereotype is changing—2019 was, after all, the year Halima Aden made history as the first woman to appear in Sports Illustrated’s iconically sexy swimsuit issue in a burkini. So when they started the design process, Nike wanted to make sure they got the cultural nuances right. “When we started with the idea, we thought it was going to be a jumpsuit,” says Moore. “We were schooled. We were basically told no, it’s not about body conscious, it is about body skimming. And that really was a new paradigm for us to think about. What would that mean in terms of fabric? What would that mean in terms of fit? What would that mean in terms of support? And what would that mean in terms of hair management? That’s really where we started, those four big ideas,” she says.

Courtesy of Nike

Victory Swimsuits are big on technical innovations. The suits are made from nylon (most swimsuits are made of polyester) which doesn’t absorb water, to help avoid drag. Strategically placed mesh creates a gill-like effect that allows water to drain out of the suit once you’re on dry land. For support, the suit has a built in bra designed in part based on the insights Nike gathered while designing the World Cup uniforms for the USWNT. And as far as keeping hair covered? Nike went through 55 prototypes before landing on a hydrodynamically designed hijab that won’t budge during laps.

Courtesy of Nike

The final result is something Nike hopes does more than just solve practical performance needs. “The big fifth idea was to make it beautiful. Make it elegant, make it lovely, make it say ‘I feel strong and fierce,’” says Moore. “That’s a victory for women.”

Macaela MacKenzie is a senior editor at Glamour. Follow her on Twitter @MacaelaMack and on Instagram @MacaelaMac.

5 Survivors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Abuse on Trauma, Justice, and Sisterhood

Rachel Benavidez: This is important stuff, and this is an important sisterhood that we have. And Virginia said, “Well, we want to focus on moving forward,” which absolutely, I do. I want to move forward with this, and help other women and children.

Virginia Giuffre: That’s what we were.

Rachel Benavidez: So, it’s very important. For me, I’m still in that phase of healing and trauma, and processing that. But I want to move forward. And I feel like with my sisterhood, with these women, and all the other hundreds who aren’t here, that that can really help me. So, thank you, Virginia, for putting yourself out there on all levels, and providing this opportunity for all of us.

Virginia Giuffre: It means the world.

Rachel Benavidez: You’re beautiful. And you’re so strong. And I love when you speak, you’re like, “Yeah, and what about going after that bitch” [laughter]. It was like, yeah, yes. I’m just happy to be here, and I’m happy to share my story. But I’m very teary, so I’m sorry. And I’m a ugly crier.

Virginia Giuffre: Don’t worry!

Rachel Benavidez: It’s not too pretty.

Teresa Helm: Speaking about the sisterhood of everyone gathering throughout these, this time? I don’t even know how to put it. These times, this time? What is this?

Rachel Benavidez: It’s a time warp. It feels like I’m in a time warp, actually.

Virginia Giuffre: It’s a past, present, and future topic.

Teresa Helm: It is. It is a past, present, and future. I mean, it’s been nearly two decades since this all began. Who knew that nearly two decades later, I would be sitting around discussing this now, going through it, seeing the events unfold as they have? And who knows how they’re going to continue to unfold?