Sam Van Houten

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3 things you need to know before buying a collagen supplement

There’s a reason why there’s so much buzz around collagen protein: Fans say that when it comes to beauty benefits, it’s perhaps the closest there is …

Skin Care

This may be the most promising herpes vaccine ever

Which is good because pretty much everyone has herpes<p>Newsflash: You probably have herpes. This is actually okay. According to the World Health Organization, over two thirds of the global population have HSV-1 (commonly known as oral herpes or cold sores) and more than 10 percent have HSV-2, or …

Public Health

Exciting: Nordstrom Now Carries Your Favorite Natural Beauty Brands

Skin Care

10 Affordable Fashion Sites You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

For when you've got Zara and H&M fatigue.<p>We’ve all been there before: the sheer excitement over an inexpensive, on-trend find at Zara only to discover that a million other women have already scooped up the same exact item. When it comes to affordable fashion finds, the options can sometimes seem …

Aqua-Filling Is the New K-Beauty Trend That Will Transform Your Crazy-Dry Winter Skin

Meet the good kind of water weight.<p>A wise male-model-cum-merman once said: "Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty." He wasn't wrong—H2O has always been the not-so-secret secret to glowing skin 💦.<p>When skin doesn't get enough of it, complexions become dry, sallow, …

Skin Care

100 best hikes in America's national parks revealed in new book from Backpacker magazine

Three great things about hiking in a national park: fresh air and your own two feet. Now a new book from Backpacker magazine can guide you to finding the best trails.<p>"Backpacker: The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes," a new book by Ted Alvarez, the magazine's Northwest editor, offers …

National Parks