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Byrdie

Apricot Kernel Oil is Mega Popular in Skincare -- This Is Why.  Ghost Democracy Softglow Facial Oil ($38).  "This moisturizing facial oil is a combination of meadowfoam seed oil, cottonseed oil -- which is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids -- and cloudberry oil, rich in vitamins A, C, and E and fatty acids," King tells Byrdie.  "It...

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InStyle

11 Moisturizers That Don't Support the Fossil Fuel Industry.  Best for Dry Skin: Ghost Democracy Cocoon Replenishing Ceramide Rich Cream.  Speaking of ceramics, Ghost Democracy's less-expensive Cocoon moisturizer goes full throttle with the ingredient -- think a slightly more sophisticated, lightweight take on Cerave's beloved Moisturizing Cream.

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Rolling Stone

How to Fix 5 Common Face Mask Problems.  Find yourself with oilier skin these days every time you take off your mask?  "Maskne" refers to the acne breakouts around the jawline caused by wearing a mask for too long.  Get yourself a solid facial cleanser, like this Daily Exfoliating Cleanser from Ghost Democracy.  Their gender-neutral line of skincare focuses on...

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Coveteur

Look For This Skin-Care Ingredient If You're Considering Botox.  It's like retinol but without the side effects.  If dewy skin is on the agenda, make this toning mist from Ghost Democracy the first thing you apply to your skin pre-serums or moisturizers.  Made with blue copper peptides (as well as six other peptides), blue-green algae extract, and niacinamide, skin is...

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RealSelf

You're Probably Using Facial Oils Wrong.  Derms Explain How You Should Actually Be Using This Skin-Care Product.  Ghost Democracy Softglow Facial Oil ($38).  This cocktail of omega-packed plant oils -- sweet almond, sunflower, cloudberry, cottonseed, meadow foam -- is spiked with soothing squalane and bisabolol, allowing it to shore up the skin's moisture barrier while staving off irritation.

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The Manual

The Best 4-Step Skincare Routine for Aging More Gracefully.  Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum.  Vitamin C is not just good for your immune system (hello, impending flu season), but it also helps wipe out dark spots and redness.  Ghost Democracy's serum contains an especially high dose of vitamin C (18%) compared to other similarly priced products (usually around 10%,...

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Spy

The Best Mineral Sunscreen For Your Face & Body This Summer. Best Unseen: Once Ghost Democracy goes on, you won't even know it's there.  When we say lightweight, we truly mean it with this one.  This lotion goes on invisibly and leaves your skin looking sunscreen-less after applying.  It's clean and quick-absorbing to keep you going on with your day...

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The Zoe Report

Zeichner points out that anhydrous formulas like this one by Ghost Democracy are water-free, helping to maintain the stability of vitamin C.  This formula uses 18% of oil-based THD Ascorbate along with vitamin E for additional stability, and the incorporation of Bakuchiol for additional anti-aging benefits.

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InStyle

Shoppers in Their 60s and 70s See Staggering Results From This Anti-Aging, Brightening Serum.  Reviewers like it more than formulas 10 times the cost.  According to shoppers, the brand's Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum formula makes them look over two decades younger.  "This HA serum has enhanced my skin majorly," writes a 77-year-old who says a few weeks of the serum...

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Allure

Some face mists just send a light haze of good intentions at your skin; others, like Ghost Democracy's new Peptide-Packed Dewy Toning Mist, actually do something. In this case, your complexion is showered in a combination of firming peptides and blue algae, barrier-bolstering niacinamide, and hydration attracting hyaluronic acid.  Give your skin a plump-up any time of day, or use...

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Real Simple

Shoppers Call This 'the Best Eye Cream' for Targeting Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Dark Circles.  "I've finally found something that is making a difference for my sensitive eyes."  The cream, formulated with bakuchiol, an anti-aging retinol alternative, and niacinamide, a form of vitamin B that brightens skin and reduces shine, targets under-eye puffiness and darkness.

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Fashionista

18 Hydrating Face Mists That Refresh Skin in Seconds.  They're like toting around one of those giant, 120-oz motivational water bottles all over TikTok -- for your face. Maintaining a dewy, glow-y complexion is actually pretty simple: It's all about hydration, hydration, hydration. (Oh, and did we mention, hydration?)

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The Manual

24 Things Every Man Should Own in 2021.  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.  The Starter Kit comes with a daily cleanser, daily moisturizer, ad serum of your choice -- a Floodgate...

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Self

Ashleigh Johnson on One Thing She Asks Herself Before She Falls Asleep.  "After I shower I. use CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, which is just tried-and-true for me. I put on Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Ghost Democracy.  I use a C E Ferulic Acid from SkinCeuticals."

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NBC News

28 LGBTQ-owned brands and businesses to support in 2021.  For Pride Month and beyond, these are LGBTQ-owned clothing, beauty and home brands to know.  Ghost Democracy offers direct-to-consumer clean skincare products that remove the retailer profit markups.  After working in various big beauty corporations for the past decade, Rex Chou decided to found his own company. "It's more important than...

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NewBeauty

The Best New Skin-Care Products Launching in July.  Ghost Democracy Peptide-Packed Dewy Toning Mist ($34).  If you love your toner but dislike applying it with a cotton pad, this product takes the hassle out of the two-step process.  Simply spray it onto the face post-cleanse and watch the blue-green algae extract, pure hyaluronic acid and niacinamide get to work on...

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InStyle

A Spritz Of This Toner Gave My Dull Skin New Life -- Literally Overnight.  It features some of the internet's favorite skincare ingredients.  Ghost Democracy's Peptide-Packed Dewy Toning Mist made a significant difference to my skin literally overnight, and now I can't get enough of it.  The clean formula has a gorgeous blend of high-powered ingredients to get the job...

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Gear Patrol

The Best Mineral Sunscreens.  Ghost Democracy Invisible Lightweight Daily Sunscreen SPF 33 (Face).  An oil-free face-friendly formula combines zinc oxide with niacinamide, the latter of which helps improve the surface texture of your skin. (And prevent some of the sun's damage, like fine lines, discoloration, etc.) It uses turmeric to combat inflammation, as well as artichoke leaf extract to neutralize...

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Martha Stewart

Niacinamide Is the Hero Ingredient That Supports Virtually Every Skin Cocern, from Acne to Fine Lines.  For serums, Dr. King likes Ghost Democracy's Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum; it's a "moisture-boosting" product with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to boost hydration.

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Rolling Stone

Pride Month Is Over, But Here Are Some LGBTQ-Owned Businesses You Should Still Be Supporting.  1. Ghost Democracy is an inclusive and clean skincare brand founded by Rex Chou, who, after working in big beauty corporations for over a decade, decided to start a company to show that everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable skin products, regardless of gender.

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Shape

Why Meadowfoam Seed Oil Deserves a Spot In Your Skin-Care Routine.  Ghost Democracy Softglow Facial Oil.  "As the name implies, this product delivers a light, not suffocating layer of moisture to the skin," says Dr. Zalka.  "It's wonderful on its own as an emollient or ca be used along with a moisturizing lotion."  If trying the latter, remember to apply...

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Allure

Ya gotta love a moisturizer that... well... moisturizes, but also seals in all that moisture sans silicone and pore-clogging oils.  Ghost Democracy's delightful new Cocoon Replenishing Ceramide Rich Cream does exactly that, giving extra-dry skin types with not-so-self-sufficient barriers the opportunity to look and feel supple as hell.  In addition to ceramics, the formula features lipids, squalene, and oat seed...

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17 LGBTQ+ Owned Beauty Brands to Support During Pride and Beyond

Put these companies on your radar -- now and always.  When Rex Chou created an inclusive beauty brand, he wanted to ensure that these three guiding principles were top priority: a high standard of clean, fewer chemicals, and accessibility for everyone.  Transparency and democracy were a must, hence the name Ghost Democracy.  This is truly a skincare brand for the...

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NBC News

11 best mineral sunscreens of 2021, according to dermatologists.  King also recommended Ghost Democracy's "oil-free and non-greasy" SPF because it does not leave behind a chalky residue.  Beyond being formulated with zinc oxide, it also boasts artichoke leaf and turmeric extracts, both of which have antioxidant properties, according to King.

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AskMen

AskMen Grooming Awards: Best Skin Care Products of 2021.  Best Face Moisturizer for Dry Skin: Ghost Democracy Cocoon Replenishing Ceramide Rich Cream.  Why it's our winner: Ceramides are a lipid and are necessary for their water-retention capacity and with a blend of over 2% ceramics and 17% lipid blend, plus the antioxidant-rich emollient squalene, this silicone-free ultra-nourishing cream deeply moisturizes...

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Huda Beauty

10 SPF Must-Haves We'll Be Applying Nonstop This Summer.  We love Ghost Democracy's quick-absorbing SPF for lightweight, yet serious protection, minus the chalky residue.  Not your average sunscreen, it's also powered by high concentrations of niacinamide to strengthen your moisture barrier, artichoke leaf extract to minimize pores and fine lines, plus turmeric extract to revitalize dull, tired-looking skin.

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Beauty Packaging

Videobite: Interview with Rex Chou, Founder & GM, Ghost Democracy.  How he embraced Clean, Transparent, and Accessible -- and made the switch from 'Big Beauty' to 'Beauty for More.'

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Oprah Daily

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

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NewBeauty

The 8 Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin: Ghost Democracy Invisible Lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF33.  This sinks-right-in mineral formula contains zero oil or pore-clogging silicones.  Instead, top-shelf actives such as niacinamide and turmeric extract work to brighten skin and refine pores.

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The Zoe Report

For a lightweight, quick-absorbing SPF that offers broad-spectrum protection, look no further than this pick from Ghost Democracy.  20% zinc oxide blends with niacinamide and artichoke leaf extract for an antioxidant-rich formula that protects, soothes, and reduces the look of pores.

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HYPEBAE

These Are The Best New Sunscreens of 2021.  Skincare rule number one: wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine.  In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month, keep reading for the best sunscreens of 2021.

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InStyle

"This Is the Only Sunscreen That Doesn't Make Me Break Out".  No greasy residue, no white cast, and most importantly no sunburns.  Not only does the sunscreen sink into my skin immediately, it doesn't leave behind the dreaded white cast that other products do.

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BuzzFeed

Ghost Democracy's Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid and Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum that can def work separately, but in conjunction helped one of our writers get her dry skin consistently moisturized and even lessen some discoloration from past acne.

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Well+Good

I've Tested Hundreds of Vitamin C Serums and These 5 Are the Best Money Can Buy.  If you want a budget-friendly hybrid serum that contains both vitamins C and E, this potent product is a great pick.  It absorbs easily into the skin, and contains a small amount of. bakuchiol to help stimulate cellular turnover, leading to a brighter (and...

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Beautytap

Top 7 Vitamin C Serums For All Skin Tones.  Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum, $34.  My skin soaked up this non-greasy, lightweight, and quick-absorbing serum super fast.  In return, it was rewarded with an instant glow.

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TheSkimm

19 Wellness Products if You're Not the Best at Self-Care.  An oil-free facial moisturizer to prevent flaking... because picking at then dead skin on your nose is actually a bad habit.  This formula is fragrance-free and non-greasy.  It's also got probiotics to keep your skin's microbiome balanced.  Meaning less redness, inflammation, and dryness.

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Beauty Packaging

Packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin D, Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum is 'a waterless daily brightening serum that evens & enhances skin tone and texture.'

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Byrdie

Named by Byrdie as one of the best face oils for glow skin, this fragrance- and essential-oil-free product has a gentle, lightweight feel that you wouldn't expect from a bunch of oils.  But instead of heavier oils, this formula combines cloudberry, cottonseed, and meadow foam seed oils to help the skin retain moisture while imparting a soft, dewy glow.

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MSN Lifestyle

SPY Guide: The 10 Best Alternatives to Creme de La Mer Products.  #9: Ghost Democracy Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer -- this moisturizer is oil-free, so if you've got skin on the oilier side (you still need to moisturize!), this lightweight cream will help.  It's designed to hydrate and balance out skin's moisture so you get plump, firm skin without a...

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The Zoe Report

Can You Use Retinol & Vitamin C Together?  To start, vitamin C helps reduce complexion concerns like dullness, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and texture. "Vitamin C is an essential part of skin health. It's an antioxidant and a critical factor for collagen synthesis," Dr. Hadley King, a clinical instructor of dermatology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell Universe,...

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Men's Journal

Why a Probiotic Grooming Regimen Is More Important Than Ever.  Here is a simple, minimalist regimen that Rogers prescribes to her patients when their skin needs rebalancing -- in that the skin is inflamed, irritated, and likely stripped of all good bacteria, as well as out of whack on the pH front.  Follow these steps to help you rebuild, promote,...

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Byrdie

How To Stop Waking Up With "Pillow Face" Every Morning (It's Possible).  Slow Down Aging With SPF.  This one from Ghost Democracy is SPF 33 and 100% mineral, and doesn't leave behind a greasy residue, white-cast, or chalky finish.  The pump applicator also makes it easy to disperse the perfect amount of product each and every time.

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Elle

27 Acne Scar Treatments Dermatologists Swear By.  The Best Serums For Stubborn Dark Spots: Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum ($34).  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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Forbes

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: The Best Men's Skincare Products For Travel.  Invisible Lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF33 by Ghost Democracy.  Sunscreen is arguably the most important part of any skincare routine -- your first line of defense -- and traveling is no time to neglect this crucial step.  This compact and incredibly lightweight cream is perfect for daily use, formulated...

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PopSugar

The Results Are In: These are the Most Mind-Blowing Skin-Care Launches of the Year So Far.  Even with 20 percent zinc oxide, this Ghost Democracy lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF33 ($33) manages to feel totally weightless and absorbs into skin, without a greasy film, at record speed.  Plus, should you decide to wear makeup, your foundation will glide on top...

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CNN Underscored

The best face moisturizers, according to dermatologists.  Ghost Democracy Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer: Great for both oily and sensitive skin types, this editor-favorite formula uses niacinamide probiotics and oat seed extract to deliver nonoreasy, non shiny hydration that instantly sinks into the skin.

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PureWow

8 Skincare Trends That Will Be Huge in 2021 (And the Two We're Leaving Behind).  "Blue light protection will become increasingly important as we continue to spend a majority of time working from home on computer screens, cell phones and tablets, which can cause premature aging from HEV light," shares Ross.  (His go-to sunscreen for both UV/HEV protection is Ghost...

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Oola (Gift Guide)

Don't be a basic gift giver!  We've rounded up our favorite unique finds for the holiday season.  Finally, skincare products that are as effective as they are clean.  Ghost Democracy uses higher concentrations of lead ingredients (not just a drop) for high-performance skincare.  Their advanced multi-step skincare routine comes with our daily cleanser, two serums, the probiotic moisturizer, active-packed eye...

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