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E! News

Love Island USA: We don't know every single product that the cast has been using at the villa, but E! Insider did get a glimpse at the glam room, which includes some skincare staples from Ghost Democracy.  Keep on reading to find out more about the must-haves from this skincare line.

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Yahoo! Entertainment

Here Are All Of The Products The 'Love Island USA' Cast Can't Stop Talking About!  Ghost Democracy: Whether it's finding an SPF-induced moisturizer to help protect us from the harsh U.V. sun rays or looking for a hydrating serum for anti-aging properties, below are all of the products the Love Island USA crew can't stop raving about.

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Quill Media

Rex Chou: The Man Behind The Ghost. He's like the Wizard of Oz if the Wizard of Oz was legit. I'm not going to lie: I'm nervous when Ghost Democracy founder Rex Chou appears on my screen for our Zoom conversation.  He seems relaxed, but his demeanor is hard to read. It's nothing he's done, and entirely my nerves and slight...

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InStyle

We Tested 36 Face Oils -- These 15 Give You a Healthy, Hydrated Glow. Best for Acne-Prone Skin: Ghost Democracy Softglow Facial Oil. "I feel like this left a really beautiful glow on my skin," says our tester, who compares its after effect to a face mask. "I would be tempted to go out with just this on."

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Bustle

The Pros & Cons Of The "Moisture Sandwich" Trend, Explained By Derms. Dr. Hadley King advises that "applying a mist that contains humectants and emollients after cleansing and before your moisturizer can add extra hydration to your skin." Recommended: Ghost Democracy Peptide-Packed Dewy Toning Mist

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MSN

Here's How To Make Sure You're Picking The Right Hyaluronic Acid Serum. A sign of high-quality hyaluronic acid serum is a well-balanced concentration, with the percentage of hyaluronic acid in the serum sitting at just over 2% (via Ghost Democracy). Those with lower concentrations tend not to be as hydrating, while those with concentrations that are too high can absorb...

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Yahoo! News

Prep and Prime Your Face With These Infallible Must-Haves. Ghost Democracy's Peptide-Packed Toning Mist is really an extraordinary product. It's formulated with a 2.6% peptide blend, 2% blue-green algae extract, 1.5% niacinamide, and 0.5% hyaluronic acid. Not only is it great for use prior to makeup application, but it's also amazing after.

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Add To Cart Podcast

Join the hosts of Add to Cart, comedian-writer-director Kulap Vilaysack and veteran journalist SuChin Pal, in a subversive take on consumerism. If you want that mochi bounce skin like Ku, try out these products from Ghost Democracy!  Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser, Peptide Packed Dewy Toning Mist, Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum, Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Softglow Facial Oil.

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The Skincare Edit

UVA vs UVB: The Different Types of UV Rays. For All Skin Types: Ghost Democracy Invisible Lightweight Daily Sunscreen SPF33. Besides 20% zinc oxide, it contains 4% niacinamide to help with redness, dullness, large pores, excess oil and maintaining a healthy skin barrier. It's also free of fragrance and silicones.

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NBC News

11 Best Mineral Sunscreens in 2022, According to Dermatologists. Dr. Hadley King recommended Ghost Democracy's oil-free and non-greasy SPF, noting that it does not leave behind a chalky residue. The sunscreen is formulated with artichoke leaf and turmeric extracts, both of which have antioxidant properties, according to King.

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Byrdie

The Best 14 Face Oils of 2022, Tested in Our Lab. Best Lightweight: Ghost Democracy Softglow Facial Oil. The formula contains a blend of vitamins and fatty acids to provide antioxidant protection, help calm inflammation, and strengthen the skin's protective barrier. Aside from absorbing into the skin quickly, our tester noticed that their skin felt moisturized and soft right after...

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Elite Daily

16 Clear Sunscreens To Try If You're Sick Of White Cast.  Hate the feeling of heavy products on your skin? Say hello to your new favorite sunscreen. This daily SPF from Ghost Democracy has an incredibly lightweight formula and leaves zero residue behind.

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Quill Media

Ghost Democracy Has Saved My Skin.  "I've come to find that my skin looks more radiant, and I believe this is entirely thanks to the vitamin C serum, because I certainly haven't gotten more sun. And moisture-wise? My skin has never been so friction' DEWY or hydrated or smooth! The combination of the hyaluronic acid serum with the daily moisturizer...

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Retail Me Not

Editors' Choice: Don't Cry -- 6 Amazing Eye Creams For Sensitive Skin. Voted Best Retinol Alternative Eye Cream for Sensitive Skin.  Clean beauty brand Ghost Democracy is great at being super transparent about the ingredients in all of their products, down to the percentages and they're committed to avoiding potentially irritating ingredients like sulfates, paragons, silicones, essential oils, fragrance and...

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The Skincare Edit

Gift Guide: 14 of the Best Skincare Gifts for Men of All Skin Types.  Best Sunscreen: Ghost Democracy Invisible Lightweight Daily Sunscreen SPF33 is a sunscreen that he'll actually want to wear. Unlike most SPFs on the market, it has a light texture that looks and feels invisible on the skin, with no chalky white cast.

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Well+Good

The Best Mineral Sunscreens That Won't Leave a White Cast on Your Skin.  Ghost Democracy's 100% mineral sunscreen is truly invisible and perfect as an everyday base. It provides exceptional coverage, all while blending in completely in just a few seconds. It's oil-free, won't leave skin greasy, and is formulated without silicone, alcohols, added fragrances, phthalates, paragons, or mineral oil.

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Byrdie

The Best Face Washes for Oily Skin That Banish Shine. Best Exfoliating: Ghost Democracy Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser. "The sulfate-free formulation cleanses and gently exfoliates without stripping the skin of moisture," says Dr. Hadley King of another one of her favorites.

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NBC News

27 LGBTQ-owned brands and business to support this year.  Ghost Democracy was founded by REX CHOU to offer direct-to-consumer clean skincare products that remove the retailer profit markups.  "It's more important than ever to demonstrate that inclusivity to the consumer. Representation matters and is so impactful," said Chou, who worked in various big beauty corporations for the past decade before...

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Parade

30 LGBTQIA+ Owned Brands to Support This Pride Month and Beyond. Ghost Democracy Founder Rex Chou got his education in finance but quickly found himself working for a big beauty corporation in marketing. Switching categories and regions every few years gave him a wide range of know-how through his over decade-long career in the global cosmetic game. Using his earned expertise,...

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HuffPost

Queer-Owned Brands To Support During Pride Month And Beyond.  Ghost Democracy: This highly concentrated, effective skincare brand goes beyond simply avoiding common irritants like sulfates or paragons and painstakingly formulates their products with no silicones, essential oils, fragrance, drying alcohols, formaldehyde, phthalates, synthetic dyes and more. This queer-owned brand is focused on active ingredients at reasonable price points, like the...

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HuffPost

I Found The Best Face Moisturizer For Oily Skin.  Ghost Democracy's lightweight daily moisturizer left my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated -- without the greasiness -- all for $30.

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Harper's Bazaar

The 18 Best Exfoliators We Love for Soft, Smooth Skin.  "This is a great choice, because this sulfate-free formulation cleanses and gently exfoliates without stripping the skin of moisture. It contains glycolic acid, mandolin acid, and willow bark extract to gently remove dead skin cells and pore-clogging debris. It also contains niacinamide, which is helpful for tone and texture," she...

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Yahoo! News

Over 60 Beauty, Wellness Brands Sign The 'Don't Ban Equality' Initiative.  "We believe that access to health care is fundamental to achieving equality in the workplace," the statement read. "We know that when everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, communities and economy are better for it.  But we will never have equality if reproductive rights are restricted."

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Rolling Stone

Best New Skincare Brand!  You've probably seen Ghost Democracy all over social media but it's not just the hype: the brand's Clean Daily Face Moisturizer is one of the best face creams we've tested, thanks to its lightweight feel and super intense hydration.

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Allure

The 15 Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin That Won't Leave a Greasy Mess Behind.  Luckily, we did all the grunt work and found the best sunscreens for oily skin that'll do everything they're supposed to and nothing they're not.  Now you really have no excuse to forgo SPF in your skin-care routine.

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Essence

Debunking The Myth: Shea Butter Is Not Sunscreen.  Ghost Democracy Invisible Lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF33 leaves no chalky residue and protects and hydrates the skin for a healthier appearance.

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New Beauty

11 Cleansers Experts Say Actually Help to Clear Acne.  Joshua Ross, celebrity aesthetician says "I'm loving the Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser from Ghost Democracy.  It's sulfate-free so the formula gently cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural moisture, which could lead to breakouts."

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Cosmopolitan

Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreen 101: Your Guide to the Differences.  The 4 best mineral sunscreens to try now, Ghost Democracy Invisible Lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF33.

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Women's Health

The 16 Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams For Wrinkles, According to Dermatologists.  Dr. King recommends Ghost Democracy Boomerang Firming Eye Concentrate because of its inclusion of Bakuchiol and niacinamide, "which helps with tone and texture." It also contains hydrating and moisturizing ingredients as well as antioxidants.

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Allure

The Best Facial Oils to Get Every Skin Type Glowing.  Rich facial oils are suitable for most skin types -- yes, even if you have combination skin or oily skin and you're prone to acne -- and incorporating them into your daily skin-care routine is one of the best things you can do for your complexion.

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The Derm Review

Haven't Tried a Hyaluronic Acid Serum Yet? Here are 13 of the best.  Best for Sensitive Skin: Ghost Democracy Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  While HA is considered a safe and suitable ingredient for all skin types, for those who tend to be on the more sensitive side, a Hyaluronic Acid and niacinamide serum is best.

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CNN Underscored

'Slugging' is trending: Here's what we know about the skin care trend.  If you're on the hunt for a rich cream that can be used as a moisturizer and for slugging, King recommends this ceramide cream.  Ingredients like ceramides in addition to lipids, squalane and murumuru seed butter work "to support the skin barrier and lock in moisture" she explains.

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Observer

The Best Face Moisturizers for Men in 2022.  #6 Ghost Democracy Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer.  This straightforward moisturizer is ideal for most guys, especially those unfamiliar with skincare routines.  The product is fragrance-free, silicone-free and suitable for all skin types.

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Edge Media

14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with These LGBTQ+-Owned Brands.  Founder Rex Chou established Ghost Democracy as a responsible skincare brand that's also affordable, forgoing retail and marketing directly to consumers with best-selling products like its new Peptide-Packed Dewy Toning Mist.

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Oprah Daily

25 Best Dark Spot Correctors That Really Work, According to Dermatologists.  Best for Mild Spots: Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum.  "Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum is a great option if you're starting to notice dark spots and fine lines," says Dr. Zeichner.

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In The Know

Snag These Trending Beauty Items For Sensitive Skin.  One item that I'm specifically eyeing is Ghost Democracy's Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum.  Free from silicone, synthetic fragrances, essential oils and synthetic dyes, this skincare hero is packed with antioxidants and vitamins.

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HuffPost

How Toners And Essences Make A Difference In Your Skin Care Routine.  #6 A dewy plumping toner for aging skin.  The 2.6% peptide blend in this dewy toning mist by Ghost Democracy may improve the look of fine lines and improve the elasticity of the skin.

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The Manual

24 Things Every Man Should Own in 2022.  Hygiene: Ghost Democracy Starter Kit.  With a few great personal grooming products, you will look and feel your best.  Ghost Democracy offers a simple 1-2-3 step routine for those embarking on their skincare journey.

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Dallas Magazine

10 Best Face Moisturizers for Men to Buy Right Now.  #9 Ghost Democracy Daily Moisturizer.  This is a straightforward formula with no fragrances that is ideal for any skin type, including sensitive skin.  The natural ingredients in this product soothe, nourish and hydrate, creating healthier skin over time.

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Today

Vitamin E is the ingredient your beauty routine needs for a glow complexion -- here's why.  Ghost Democracy Softglow Facial Oil is a combination of meadow foam seed oil, cottonseed oil, which is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids.  As a result, the non-greasy formula will leave your skin with a luminous glow.

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Cosmopolitan

15 Best Mineral Sunscreens for Everyday Skin Protection.  For Going Non-Greasy: Ghost Democracy Invisible Lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF33.  This silicone- and fragrance-free formula dries in a clear, weightless finish that's not greasy or heavy.  It's ideal for all skin types and for daily use.

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PureWow

Confused About Skincare? Here's What Your Routine Should Look Like In Your 30s.  Ghost Democracy Peptide Packed Toning Mist: "Peptides are amazing because they're amino acids, which help protect the skin and stimulate collagen production, which leads to younger-looking skin," says Ross.

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Bustle

6 Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Alternatives That Cost Less Than $35.  For a soothing option, Ghost Democracy's Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum doesn't rely on ascorbic acid for vitamin C, it uses tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate -- a super-stable form of the antioxidant that has the same pigmentation-reducing prowess.

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Well+Good

This Affordable 'Cocoon Cream' Soothes and Replenishes My Dry Winter Skin Almost Instantly.  Every so often, a product comes across my desk I simply will not shut up about.

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Buzzfeed

49 Useful Items That'll Help You Feel Blessed, Not Stressed This Holiday Season.  Ghost Democracy's Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid and Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum to revive dry and lifeless winter skin, because stress can take a toll on your whole body including your moneymaker

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Skincare.com

A Simple Korean Skincare Routine for Men.  Step 4: Moisturize.  Try the Ghost Democracy Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer for an option that's lightweight, fast-absorbing and safe for sensitive or freshly-shaved skin.

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Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stone Essentials 2021.  Best Moisturizer: Ghost Democracy Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer.  Skin care routine haters rejoice!  Ghost Democracy will streamline your skincare needs, with their Clean Lightweight Daily Moisturizer giving you all the good stuff you want, and nothing you don't.

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Practical Dermatology

New Products in My Practice: Ghost Democracy added two new products to its line this summer.  The Peptide-Packed Dewy Toning Mist is a breakthrough, exceptionally clean toning mist that hydrates and gives skin a plumper, firmer appearance.

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