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Sarah Kinonen

Allure magazine

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  • People
  • Cashay
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Past articles by Sarah:

I Took on Credit Card Debt to Get Braces as an Adult

"Good teeth" are a thing. Actually, they are three things: very straight, very white, very evenly spaced. But in a country where even basic dental insurance eludes one-third of Americans, that standard is not an option for most. The truth is that our smiles — like our eyes, our hair, our bodies, and our voices — are all different, all magnificent, all good. Beauty is never just one thing. → Read More

Donginbi 1899 Single Essence Is a Sensitive-Skin Favorite

Allure associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her review of Donginbi 1899 Single Essence, a K-beauty favorite. She uses the essence as a soothing step before serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. → Read More

19 Best Face Washes For Acne 2021

Are you looking for the best face wash for acne? Search no further. With powerful, acne-busting ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and tea tree oil, these gentle cleansers wick away excess oil, replenish hydration levels, and help prevent future flare-ups. We tapped a few board-certified dermatologists to share their recommendations, many of which can be found at the drugstore. → Read More

Allure Editors' 30 Favorite Skin, Hair, and Makeup Products of All Time

These 30 makeup, skin-care, and hair-care products have been decorated with Best of Beauty Awards, earned permanent spots in professionals' kits, and transformed our beauty routines over the last 30 years. Here, 30 of our favorite beauty products to celebrate our 30th anniversary. → Read More

Madeca Derma's Revitalizing Mask Is My Dry, Winter Skin Savior

The Madeca Derma Revitalizing Mask, a hydrating sheet mask made with glycerin, red algae, and cica, is formulated to hydrate dry skin — especially skin that's indoors 24/7. Here, Allure's associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her first-hand review. → Read More

Maya's Base Perfume Oil and Fragrance Primer Smells Different Every Time I Wear It

The Maya Base Perfume Oil is a rollerball fragrance that doubles as a perfume primer when you layer it under another fragrance. Allure associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her honest review. → Read More

SkinMedica's Instant Bright Eye Mask Wakes Up My Tired Undereyes

The SkinMedica Instant Bright Eye Mask soothes dark, puffy undereyes in a pinch. Here, Allure's associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen gives her firsthand review of the hydrogel patches made with hydrating glycerin and antioxidant-packed golden root extract. → Read More

Barefaced and Beautiful: Celebs' Best Makeup-Free Selfies

See the stars (including Julianne Hough, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carrie Underwood and more) who "woke up like this" – then immediately snapped a selfie sans makeup → Read More

Nubian Heritage's Coconut & Papaya 24 Hour Deodorant Keeps Me Smelling Fresh While Working From Home

The Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya 24 Hour Deodorant, which took home a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty Award, is a tropical-scented aluminum-free deodorant. Here, associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her honest review. → Read More

7 Best Summer Makeup Tips From Professional Artists — Expert Advice

When it comes to wearing makeup in the summertime, it's not so simple, seeing as often times it melts off the minute we step foot in the sweltering summer heat. Here, find foolproof summer makeup tips — and product recommendations — from makeup artists that will help you look put-together, even in a heatwave. → Read More

7 Sunscreen Tips and Tricks From Dermatologists — Expert Recs

We asked a number of dermatologists on when, why, and how often you should be wearing sunscreen. Here, their expert sunscreen tips. → Read More

The Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser Cleans Skin Without Water

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 makeup remover and cleanser is a nonlathering facial cleanser that removes makeup without water. → Read More

Supergoop's Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Is an Invisible Winner for All Skin Tones

The Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 is a clear, oil-free sunscreen that is virtually "invisible" upon application. We tried the "Allure" Best of Beauty-winning clear sunscreen on four different skin tones. → Read More

Drunk Elephant’s Umbra Sheer Sunscreen Is the Natural SPF That Truly Goes on Clear and Cast-Free

The Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 is a lightweight, cream-based mineral sunscreen made with zinc oxide and algae extract to shield sensitive skin from damaging UV rays. Here, Allure's associate digital beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her first-hand review. → Read More

Skin-Care Products to Help You Look More Awake

Allure's associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares four skin-care products she uses to look more awake while working from home. Here, she reviews the Naturopathica face mist, Glossier eye cream, vitamin C, and more. → Read More

Banila Co Clean It Zero Purifying Oil Cleanser Is the Most Satisfying Step in My Skin-Care Routine

A Korean beauty favorite, the Banila Co Clean It Zero Purifying Oil Cleanser is a cleansing balm made with licorice root to clear away oil and a combination of herbs to soothe — not strip — post-cleansed skin. Here, associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her first-hand review of the cleansing balm. → Read More

19 Best Natural Deodorants That Really Work — Reviews

Allure Magazine's beauty editors share their favorite aluminum-free, natural deodorant picks, including the Jason Dry Spray, a green vegan pick from Tarte, and a baking soda-based formula from Native. Check out the 19 natural deodorants that have proven their efficacy time and time again. → Read More

Akar Skin's Balance Toning Mist Forever Changed My Mind About Toners

The Akar Balance Toning Mist is a lightweight face mist, made with rose flower and white willow bark, to hydrate the skin. Allure's associate digital beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her first-hand review of the mist, which is in this month's Allure Beauty Box. → Read More

The 38 Best Sunscreens of 2020 — Editor Reviews

With summertime sun just around the corner, it's time to start upping your sun protection game. Here, the best sprays, creams, and balms chemical and physical sunscreens for summer 2020 for all your UV-blocking needs — reviewed by Allure editors. → Read More

Maya Chia Highlight of the Day Editor Review

This Valentine's Day, Allure editors are celebrating with tributes to the products we can't live without in our new series, Love Letters. Here, Allure's associate digital beauty director Sarah Kinonen shares her love for Maya Chia's Highlight of the Day, a serum-highlighter hybrid. → Read More