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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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Health Central

How to Switch Over Your Skincare Routine for Fall and Winter.  Dr. Zeichner agrees and points out that it's also a great chance to get in some high-quality skincare ingredients to help replace any of that summer glow you might be missing right now.  His pick: Ghost Democracy's Invisible lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 33, which, he explains, "contains niacinamide,...

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Hip2Save

This Clean Product Line Takes The Guess Work Out Of My Skincare Routine.  I won't be ghosting these products anytime soon!  It's been a while since I've gotten the chance to rave about skincare so when I got the opportunity to try out the offerings from Ghost Democracy, y'all know I had to jump at it.

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RealSelf

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

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The Manual

The Best Face Moisturizers So Your Skin Can Stay Hydrated.  Best Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin: Ghost Democracy Lightweight Moisturizer.  Some moisturizers can be too thick for sensitive skin.  That's why we love this silky cream from Ghost Democracy, a clean skincare brand made with natural ingredients.  The brand's vegan moisturizer contains no artificial fragrances or irritating paragons, goes on lightly,...

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Refinery29

12 New Skin-Care Launches That'll Get You Hyped For Fall.  Gloomier weather does not mean ditching your sunscreen (yes, for the millionth time, it's necessary year-round).  This one has SPF 33 and absorbs so quickly you'll almost forget you're wearing SPF at all.

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Business Insider

How to remove blackheads properly, according to dermatologists.  If you have drier skin, Dr. Zeichner recommends Ghost Democracy's Transparent Daily Exfoliating Cleanser.  This product contains glycolic and mandelic acid for gentle exfoliation while helping to remove excess oil.

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The Pretty Honest

Best Face Serums 2020.  Another brightening serum, this time by Ghost Democracy.  Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum is a true miracle in reaching glory skin in the shortest period of time.  It contains as much as 18% pure Vitamin C and 1.9% of Vitamin E.  We like to call this serum a bomb of antioxidants in a single bottle.

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Very Good Light

How I Made It: Rex Chou, founder of Ghost Democracy, on being a Taiwanese-American beauty entrepreneur.  Rex Chou is no newbie to the skincare game.  14 years ago, he "stumbled" into a career in skincare sprung from his passion for the industry and created Ghost Democracy.  The skincare brand has been recognized by publications like Refinery29 and was even a...

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Trend Hunter

Ghost Democracy has come out with a new 100% mineral sunscreen, called the 'Invisible Lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen', which is free of sunscreen chemicals and made without the use of essential oils, synthetic dyes, fragrance, or silicone.

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HYPEBAE

Dermatologists Break Down Blue Light And Its Effect On The Skin.  Since the coronavirus pandemic took over our lives, forcing us indoors and in front of our screens, the term "blue light" has become a skincare buzzword.  Emitted by ever-present electronics such as laptops, televisions and smartphones, blue light has been touted as an insidious, impossible-to-escape threat to the wellbeing...

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The Strategist (New York Mag)

The Best Face Washes, According to Dermatologists and Skin-Care Experts.  Best gentle exfoliating face washes:  Ghost Democracy Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser ($24).  But here, however, we do have a cleanser that is explicitly aimed at exfoliation -- albeit in a gentle way, which means you can use it as your daily face wash.  Dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of...

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Byrdie

These Beauty and Wellness Launches Are Helping Us Cope With Summer's End.  "Somehow vitamin C kind of fell out of my skincare routine this summer, but last month I re-upped with Ghost Democracy's Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum.  What a difference it made in my skin within a week.  My skin has been even and glow and way more healthy-looking.  Also,...

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PopSugar

If You Buy Any Skin-Care Product This Month, Make It One of These Editor-Approved Picks.  My current favorite?  This Ghost Democracy Lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF33 ($33).  I kid you not, the 20 percent zinc oxide formula manages to feel totally weightless and absorbs into my skin, without a greasy film, at record speed.  Plus, when I do decide to...

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Refinery29

The Best Sunscreens To Wear Under Your Face Mask.  This just-launched mineral lotion is formulated with niacinamide and turmeric to clarify and brighten your skin, while zinc oxide does its thing to shield you from UV damage.

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The Manual

Everything You Need To Know About Starting an Age-Defying Skincare Routine.  Vitamin C is not just good for your immune system (hello, impending flu system), but it also helps wipe out dark spots and redness.  Ghost Democracy's serum contains an especially high dosage of Vitamin (18%) compared to other similarly priced products (usually around 10%), which means more value.

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CNN Underscored

Yes, you still need to wear sunscreen indoors -- here's why.  For ultra sheer protection, we love this lightweight sunscreen from clean beauty brand Ghost Democracy.  Neither sticky or stinky, the mineral sunscreen is entirely unscented and leaves no white cast so it can work on any skin tone.

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Well+Good

How One Esthetician Has Edited Her Skin-Care Routine Through Her Pregnancy.  To aid in her skin-brightening goals, Aguilar uses a vitamin C serum every day.  Through the one in her cabinet is by PCA Skin, this serum by Ghost Democracy uses a stable vitamin C derivative that works for all skin types, plus it contains bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol alternative.

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In The Know

This Five-Star Vitamin C Serum Gives You A Perfect Summer Glow.  After testing out the Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum, I think I've found the holy grail.  This lightweight vitamin C serum soaks into my skin without residue or pilling, even though it's completely waterless.

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Glamour

The Infinite Ways Niacinamide Benefits Your Skin.  Niacinamide is making an appearance in eye creams these days, and for good reason.  "Niacinamide is helpful for the eyes for a combination of safety and efficacy," says Keaney.  "It helps with dark circles and wrinkles, two of the major complaints of the skin around the eyes."  Because there's a low risk of...

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