On a Roll

At-home derma rolling is on trend, and there are dozens of skin rollers on the market that promise to increase collagen, lift and firm skin, decrease inflammation, and help serums and other skincare products get where they are needed most. In general, a derma roller is rolled over the skin so that small needles puncture the skin. Some popular rollers are made from jade, rose quartz, and amethyst.

But derma roller users beware, says Jeanine B. Downie, MD, FAAD, director of image Dermatology PC in Montclair, NJ. “I don’t see any benefits using them.” What’s more, face rollers need to be cleaned well because they carry bacteria. Never use your skin roller after injections because of the risk of bacteria.

“They are supposed to press product into the skin, but it is better to use your hands to rub in serums, sunscreens, anti-aging products and acne medication.”

The bottom line? “Face rollers are not necessary.”


New Products

Face and Lip Masks, Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner

Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner launched the brand’s first-ever Face and Lip Masks with antioxidants and vitamins to help moisturize and nourish the skin and lips. The Hydrating Face Mask is an ultra-hydrating face mask that’s formulated to soothe, moisturize, and improve the look and feel of skin, the brand says. The formula contains antioxidants, vitamins, and essential ceramides to help moisturize and nourish the skin. The Hydrating Lip Mask is a moisturizing balm that helps restore dry lips. It is formulated with a blend of oils, shea butter, and Vitamin E to help lock in moisture, leaving lips feeling smooth, soft and supple. kylieskin.com

New Skincare Line, Canavation Product Group with Denise Richards

Canavation Product Group, Inc. has developed a new skincare line with reality star, actress, and former fashion model Denise Richards. The line, CBme Beauty, is a daily regimen that contains superior formulations that include patented peptides to enhance performance. The line includes a daily use pH neutral probiotic cleanser, a light weight, hydrating cream oil moisturizer with an optional SPF 25, a retinol based nightly renewal serum, an advanced eye therapy treatment, and a neck and décolleté treatment. Canavation and Richards decided to launch the CBme brand initially with hemp seed oil, a long-accepted ingredient in topical skincare because it contains vitamins, omega-6 & 3, and fatty acids. CBme Beauty will soon feature CBD and other rare cannabinoids that Canavation produces or has available under an exclusive license agreement with Teewinot Life Sciences. www.CBmeBeauty.com

Cracked Skin Relief CICA Balm, Aveeno

Aveeno’s Cracked Skin Relief CICA Balm is a moisture-rich Triple Oat Complex balm that helps shield skin from winter’s drying effects. Aveeno Cracked Skin Relief CICA Balm is formulated to intensely moisturize and help repair problem skin. It helps protect and relieve cracked skin and reduce moisture loss. It’s hypoallergenic, gentle enough for dry, sensitive skin, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and steroid-free. Aveeno.com

Cruelty-free Cosmetics, Mad Hippie

Mad Hippie has introduced a new line of cruelty-free cosmetics, the vegan skincare company’s first foray into color cosmetics. Their inaugural line of color cosmetics includes mascara, concealer, and a cheek and lip tint. Led by an obsession of quality over quantity, Mad Hippie says its concise, clean line of cosmetics is formulated with rejuvenating actives to address underlying skin concerns. Backed by industry-leading clean formulations free of silicone, petrochemicals, parabens, perfume, animal ingredients and synthetic colors and dyes, Mad Hippie strives to make the safest, most effective and socially conscious products possible. Their commitment to clean beauty runs deeper than just their products—it extends as far as the materials that go into their eco-friendly packaging. Consisting of bioresin sugarcane plastic tubes, glass bottles, and bamboo lids, Mad Hippie is not only dedicated to the efficacy of their products but the preservation of the environment. Madhippie.com

Retinol24 Night Collection, Olay

Olay has introduced a new three-piece Retinol24 Night Collection, which includes a nighttime moisturizer, serum, and eye cream. The products contain the company’s blend of vitamin B3 and retinol, and are formulated with ingredients like glycerin and inflammation-reducing niacinamide. The products contain no additional fillers, fragrances, or dyes. Olay.com