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Good Housekeeping

Editor's Pick! This Ghost Democracy hyaluronic acid serum is a favorite of GH Beauty Lab senior chemist Sabina Wizemann, who has sensitive skin. "It has 2.1% HA, one of the highest concentrations I've seen, and 4% niacinamide to strengthen the skin's barrier," she says. "I found it to be an excellent base for a moisturizer and noticed my skin looking...

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Clean Eating

2020 Clean Choice Awards: Beauty. Be kind to your skin with natural products that clean, moisturize and make you gosh-darn radiant. Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum turns on your inner light at a low price and with clean ingredients.

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TODAY

How To Minimize Pores. Zeichner also recommends Ghost Democracy Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser. It combines glycolic acid and mandelic acid in a formula that is mild enough for daily use.

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New York Magazine

Ghost Democracy Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser. Zeichner’s pick for an effective yet gentle cleanser is this formula that combines glycolic and mandelic acid (another exfoliating, cell-turnover accelerating alpha hydroxy acid), in a mild formula that’s gentle enough to use on a daily basis.

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Refinery29

No silicones, no essential oils, no drying alcohols, no added fragrance: This no-frills moisturizer strips back everything but the essentials, using probiotics, niacinamide, and oat seed extract to soothe and satisfy dry skin. Ghost Democracy Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer, $28.00, available at Verishop.

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CNN

With a full ingredient library on its site, skin care brand Ghost Democracy is trying to make clean beauty more transparent. With just a handful of products out already, its hyaluronic acid serum, which is formulated with a high percentage of hyaluronic acid, as well as niacinamide that can help calm any irritation, is already a fan favorite.

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OpenFit

“Think of [oils] like a glove over your skin to keep the barrier intact. The latest generation of cosmetic formulation has brought to the market high-quality products that have a lower price point so you won’t be sacrificing efficacy for cost.” Dr. Zeichner recommends Ghost Democracy Soft Glow Facial Oil because it’s “rich in cloudberry oil, which contains high levels...

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ABC7

A lot of skincare products are 80–90% water. Waterless products are more concentrated and more effective. Ghost Democracy serums are completely waterless—Lightbulb actually has the highest level of vitamin C of any serum on the market right now.

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Vital Proteins

For makeup removers specifically, Dr. Zeichner recommends using ones that contains alpha hydroxy acids. In addition to removing dirt, oil and makeup, they’ll “help pull oil from the skin and even exfoliate dead cells from the skin’s surface.” His picks? Ghost Democracy Transparent Daily Exfoliating Facial Cleanser since it “combines glycolic and mandelic acid in a formula gentle enough to...

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NBC News

Best 17 Skincare Products For Dark Skin, According To Dermatologists: Best Skincare With Hyaluronic Acid. Another significant ingredient in skincare for most skin types is hyaluronic acid, “a natural sugar molecule that occurs in our body and helps to attract water, so it functions as a great moisturizer,” said Marisa Garshick, MD, a dermatologist at Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in...

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Well+Good

“Almost immediately the skin is plumped and the appearance of lines can be improved.” For best instant results, he suggests applying a product like [...] Ghost Democracy Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($34) with damp finger tips or to a damp face after washing.

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Elle

The Best Serums For Stubborn Dark Spots. To help fade dark spots faster, Dr. Z suggests reaching for Ghost Democracy's Lightbulb Vitamin C serum that provides a strong dose of vitamin C to bring you one step closer to clear skin.

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HuffPost

“Most products are not listing the specific concentrations of ingredients on their packaging,” Zeichner explained. But products like Ghost Democracy have 2.1% HA, which Zeichner said “is among the highest concentrations on the market ― the majority of products contain around 1% HA.”

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AskMen

“People who can get away with a very light moisturizer or none at all in the summer months may be prone to dryness based on the environment in winter months,” explains Engelman. If that sounds like you, pat on a moisturizing cream after you wash your face at night, and you’ll wake up to less dehydrated, irritated skin in the...

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The Zoe Report

Why Vitamin F For Skin Is Everywhere All Of A Sudden. The two star ingredients in Ghost Democracy's Softglow Facial Oil — cloudberry oil and sunflower oil — are both rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids (aka, vitamin F). “Fatty acids are important components of the many skin layers to maintain its barrier function: maintaining water retention, keeping essential nutrients...

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Who What Wear

“The first step in healing rough skin is to use a moisturizer to ensure that the skin is hydrated and the other skin layer is functioning optimally,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, FAAD, a Manhattan-based dermatologist. “Look for moisturizers that contain ingredients like ceramides or oat extract,” he suggests. These help to protect and repair the outermost layer of skin. Second,...

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City Women & Co

“Pigment-fighting serums block abnormal pigment production or enhance cell turnover to shed pigment,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD. “Ingredients like vitamin C, Kojic acid, arbutin, and licorice root extract all work in the same pathway of pigment production. Alpha hydroxy acids and ingredients like retinol enhance cell turnover.”

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Yahoo! Lifestyle

There's a fine line between a dewy, just-left-hot-yoga glow and looking in the mirror at 3 p.m. and seeing your own reflection in the middle of your forehead. For people with oily skin, the latter situation is a reality, which can make smoothing on moisturizer in the morning feel like fanning a flame. But according to the pros, oily skin...

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Refinery29

Your skin care shouldn't play games with you, and this formula from Ghost Democracy is no-BS: oil-free, fragrance-free, and quick-absorbing, and perfect for oily-skinned folks who need effectiveness without the potentially irritating frills.

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Who What Wear

Things to Buy in 2020. These babies will have you looking (and feeling) dewy, glowy, glossy, and everything in between. You're welcome. Ghost DemocracyThe Starter Kit: Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

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Allure

The Best of Clean Skin Care Bundle. For anyone interested in trying out more clean beauty into their skin-care routine (including yourself), this four-piece bundle exclusive to Verishop is the perfect introductory and discovery set. It includes the Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser, Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask, Ghost Democracy Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and the Evolve Beauty Daily...

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Skincare.com

Ghost Democracy Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser. Tight on time? You can combine the cleanse and exfoliation step in your skin-care routine with a two-in-one exfoliating daily cleanser. This one is gentle enough for daily use while still allowing you to see results of smoother skin.

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RealSelf

Whether you use this hydrator post-procedure or simply on days when your complexion appears to be acting up, the results are always the same—impressive. “This moisturizer uses completely clean ingredients and technology—oat extract and niacinamide protect and soothe inflamed skin, while panthenol enhances wound healing,” explains New York City board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner. “Probiotic extracts help maintain a healthy...

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SheFinds

If you are hoping to reduce redness and shrink your pores, one ingredient to keep an eye out for is Niacinamide–aka Vitamin B3. According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, this is the key ingredient in effective serums. In fact, it can help you combat both...

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Well+Good

Ghost Democracy Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a multitasker, as it also contains linden flower and white tea extract, which have potent antioxidant benefits to brighten dark spots.”

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Forbes

At present, eight of the 14 stores are now live with the Ghost Democracy skincare brand: three are at holiday markets (Los Angeles, Canoga Park, and New York) while the other five are in-mall stores (Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Diego, and New Jersey’s Garden State Plaza.)

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The Zoe Report

Another option, says Dr. Shah, is niacinamide, which works to restore the skin's natural moisture barrier. (Ghost Democracy's new Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum has both.)

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CNBC

Verishop’s first space, for its own skin-care brand Ghost Democracy, opened in October at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles. Other stores, which will be for a variety of Verishop’s in-house brands, are slated to move into Westfield World Trade Center, Garden State Plaza and San Francisco Centre, among other properties. Westfield’s malls tend to be highly trafficked and in...

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Business Wire

Verishop also has a brand incubator program, which helps visionaries create digital brands around unique ideas that fulfill underserved demand from consumers. The first two from the incubator—Ghost Democracy, which was built in collaboration with L’Oreal veteran, Rex Chou; and LETT, a luxe leisurewear brand created by Reformation veteran Justine Liu—will be featured in the initial eight Westfield locations.

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Who What Wear

16 Cult-Loved Online Beauty Stores—and the Most In-Demand Products From Each. Verishop is one of the coolest yet under-the-radar online destinations for beauty. (And, It has an amazing supply of clean beauty options.) Right now, this epic vitamin C starter kit from Ghost Democracy is trending among shoppers.

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Refinery29

14 Moisturizers Derms Swear By For Sensitive Skin. "This moisturizer uses all clean ingredients to deliver gentle hydration," says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. "It is enriched with oat extract and panthenol help calm sensitive skin and maintain a healthy barrier, along with probiotics to encourage a healthy...

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Milk + Honey

These Luxury Skin-Care Brands Don't Sell Anything Over $50. So named for its commitment to transparency and affordable skin care for all, Ghost Democracy clearly labels the concentration of active ingredients used on the front of its packaging and prices everything at $38 or less.

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Fashionista

‘Waterless’ Formulas are Making Beauty Products More Potent And Sustainable. “By choosing to go waterless…our Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum does not oxidize or turn brown, and it maintains its maximum potency and stability to provide these skin benefits to the end consumer without losing efficacy,” says Chou.

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Parents

How Busy Moms Get Glowing. It's not your imagination—mom life makes just about everyone look older (see sleep deprivation, stress, hormone changes). But there are steps you can take to outsmart the aging process. Here's how to protect and nourish your skin. Ghost Democracy Boomerang Firming Eye Concentrate Tap on eye cream. The skin around your eyes is the first...

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Byrdie

His current favorite? Ghost Democracy’s Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum. “I love this because it’s combined with niacinamide, which minimizes the appearances of pores and is a high-quality hyaluronic acid.”

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Huda Beauty

Reach your glow goals by incorporating vitamin C into your regimen. Ghost Democracy’s Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum contains 18% vitamin C along with 1.9% vitamin E, .5% bakuchiol (a natural retinol alternative) and .5% bisabolol to help soothe inflammation. This ingredient-packed formula not only helps to brighten your skin and get rid of dullness, but it also enhances skin texture...

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Well+Good

“Regular use of hydroxy acid cleansers can help exfoliate dead cells and keep the pores clear,” says Dr. Zeichner. For this purpose, he recommends Ghost Democracy’s Transparent Daily Exfoliating Cleanser ($24), which contains a combo of glycolic and mandelic acid along with willow bark extract, a natural form of salicylic acid.

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The Zoe Report

The Oily Skin Routine To Live By, Even When It’s Cold Outside. “A new oil that just hit the market is the Ghost Democracy Soft Glow Facial Oil, which contains cottonseed and meadowfoam oils, both of which are rich in polyunsaturated fats and work well on oily skin.” Add this to your routine in the evenings.

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New York Magazine

The Best Face Washes, According to Dermatologists and Skin-Care Experts. The Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser from Ghost Democracy, which Dr. Joshua Zeichner is currently using. “It combines glycolic and mandelic acid for mild exfoliation along with niacinamide,” which he says offers a calming benefit for the skin. It also contains willow bark extract, which, according to the product description helps “break...

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The Oprah Magazine

20 Dark Spot Correctors That Actually Work. Dr Zeichner says, "Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum is a great option if you're starting to notice dark spots and fine lines. Its anhydrous formula maintains potency of the vitamin C. Plus it contains bakuchiol oil (a natural form of retinol) which enhances cell turnover and strengthens the skin's foundation to fight...

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Glamour

Best for Sensitive Skin: Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum. Zeichner recommends this waterless serum, which he likes for its clean formula and pared-down ingredients list. "Besides the brightening benefits of vitamin C paired with vitamin E, it contains soothing chamomile extract for sensitive skin," he says. It also features bakuchiol, the buzzy, plant-based retinol alternative that helps improve skin...

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Refinery29

I commonly combine tea tree oil with other hydrating oils, like Ghost Democracy Soft Glow Facial Oil, to help protect and moisturize the skin," says Dr. Zeichner.

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Spotlyte

Help Fade Away Frustrating Dark Spots With These Doctor-Recommended Products. He’s particularly fond of the Ghost Democracy™ Lightbulb™ Vitamin C Serum. “This water-free serum is formulated with clean ingredients and uses a potent, stabilized form of vitamin C to brighten and even skin tone,” he says. It also contains bakuchiol, a plant-derived ingredient that mimics the effects of retinol to...

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The Enso

In 2019, lots of consumers chose to “go clean.” This year, we're getting to the bottom of what’s in our products. Just call us label nerds. From skincare and beauty, to the foods we eat and what we clean our homes with (shout-out: cleancult), consumers care what’s in their stuff. Brands like Ghost Democracy set the bar high, offering affordable...

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Fox 2

Sadie Murray, "The Go-To Girlfriend" Talks Fall Beauty Routines On Mornings On Two. But what’s cool about all this is that it’s not expensive. Ghost Democracy is so great, you can get the face wash, serum, and moisturizer for $66 total. Paraben-free, sulfate-free, you name it.

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Well+Good

There's Never Been A Better Time To Buy An Inexpensive Serum. Ghost Democracy, a derm-backed skin-care line offering the most coveted ingredients at more cost-effective prices than most.

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Q13 News

Fall Beauty Steals And Deals. This is all from Ghost Democracy. Everything is paraben-free, sulfate-free, curelty-free; they're all about transparency. When you're doing clean beauty you want it to be really potent. If the first ingredient is water you know it's watered down.

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NewBeauty

The BEST Clean Beauty Deals that You Didn't Know About. We awaited the launch of Ghost Democracy with bated breath for many reasons: not only is the newborn brand extremely clean, but the products are also insanely powerful.

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