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Yahoo! News

Ghost Democracy uses clean, effective ingredients and won't break the bank.  it believes in a higher standard of clean ingredients with less chemicals but more effectiveness, and that clean skincare should be accessible to everyone.

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She Finds

This "Clean" Mineral Sunscreen Isn't Just Better For Your Skin, It's Better For The Ocean Too.  When it comes to clean skincare, Ghost Democracy sets the standard.  They don't just make safe, effective skincare products, but they also price them in a way that's more accessible than most "clean" brands.

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The Zoe Report

How To Make Botox Last Longer When You Can't See Your Dermatologist.  "Topical antioxidants, like vitamin C, are also helpful in protecting the skin from damage from free radicals, most notably from UV rays and pollution," Dr. Hadley King, MD, New York City dermatologist says.

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PopSugar

I Tried Ghost Democracy's Vitamin C Serum, and It Faded My Acne Scars in a Week.  After a decade of struggling with this issue, my holy grail has appeared.  I tried this Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum ($34) after hearing lots of buzz about it, and it started working for me within just one week.

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CNN Underscored

Why now is a great time to finally try a retinoid.  Those with sensitive skin or who are expecting, we see you.  Instead of retinol, the Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum uses Bakuchiol.  "It is one of the few retinol alternatives for which studies back up the pseudo-retinol effect of anti-aging and skin brightening," says King.

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Organic Looks

The Best Natural Face Moisturizer For Any Skin Type.  Why should you choose Ghost Democracy Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer to be a part of your daily skin care routine?  Well, the first reason that comes to mind is the high contents of active ingredients.

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Honest AF Show (Podcast)

A (Virtual) Face-to-Face Chat With Ghost Democracy's Rex Chou.  On today's episode we are overjoyed to have Ghost Democracy founder, Rex Chou, join us for an in-depth interview about everything skincare.

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Self

The 13 Best New Facial Treatments.  Best Serum for Dry Skin: Ghost Democracy Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  "I was pleasantly surprised by this serum!  I didn't know anything about Ghost Democracy, and I can be wary of the 'clean beauty' label trend, but I was impressed as soon as I used it.  The product itself has the consistency of a...

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HuffPost

Are Your Beauty Products Safe? Why 'Clean Beauty' Isn't Always Enough.  Rex Chou, founder of the beauty brand Ghost Democracy and previously employed in product development at L'Oreal, warned that products with fragrance can hide more sinister ingredients.  "Not only can fragrance be sensitizing to skin, this is a very misleading ingredient.  Almost all skin care products contain added fragrance,...

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Byrdie

We Found the Best Face Oils for Every Skin Type (You're Welcome).  Best for Glowing Skin: Ghost Democracy Softglow Facial Oil.  By definition, any type of oil will impart a gorgeous radiance, but this particular pick, one that Byrdie's Associate Social Media Editor Star Donaldson loves, really takes the cake.  It boasts a trio of oils (cloudberry, cottonseed, meadowfoam seed)...

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Women's Health

Here's How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars For Good, According To Dermatologists.  Dr. Zeichner typically recommends vitamin C to his acne patients.  "A potent antioxidant that blocks the production of abnormal pigmentation and can lighten dark marks," he explains.

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Fashionista

Buzzy Beauty Ingredient of the Moment: Probiotics.  Good for the gut, good for the face.  Probiotic-based products focus on calming inflammation and bolstering skin's ability to protect itself.

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The Zoe Report

This Is How To Get Rid Of Acne in The Summer.  "Ghost Democracy's Daily Exfoliating Face Cleanser contains a combination of hydroxy acids to remove excess oil from the skin", says Dr. Zeichner.

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HelloGiggles

"Skip care" is the new K-beauty trend that skin minimalists will love.  "I love the Ghost Democracy Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with glycolic acid," says Joshua Ross, celebrity aesthetician and founder of SkinLab.

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Elle

Most days, I'll follow up with Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant, Ghost Democracy's Lightbulb C serum and by Black Girl Sunscreen.  While my current products have been doing a great job at reducing breakouts and dullness, Christina advised me to add retinol to the routine and sent a prescription off to my local pharmacy that very moment.

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Hello Beauty (Podcast)

Choosing skincare can be daunting because of the many products and ingredients that need to be suitable for our skin.  It takes plenty of research and comparison to finally pick the perfect match.  Enter Ghost Democracy's Founder, Rex Chou, who spent over a decade working for big beauty corporations.

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Supergreat

Ghost Democracy is a highly concentrated, exceptionally clean skincare brand founded by globe trotting, marketing expert, Rex Chou.  The brand is as transparent as its mascot (hehe).  Every Ghost Democracy product lists its ingredients right on the box, not hidden under a sticker like most skincare brands.

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Cool Hunting

Clean skincare brand Ghost Democracy's pillars include accessibility, transparency and a commitment to the highest concentration of premium active ingredients.  Their lightweight, moisture-boosting Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum embodies this; it's silicone- and fragrance-free, contains no sulfates, drying alcohols, phthalates, parabens or other irritants.

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People Magazine

Kristen Bell Recommends This Moisture-Boosting Serum for 'a Blast of Hydration' and it's only $34.  While sifting through all the items, one gem in particular stood out to us: the Ghost Democracy Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which Bell recommends using 'whenever you need an extra blast of hydration."  Formulated with 2.1 percent pure hyaluronic acid, the serum replenishes dehydrated skin...

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The Zoe Report

What is Hyaluronic Acid -- & What Does Your Skin Need It?  For starters, hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar that our bodies produce naturally and is found in the highest concentrations in our skin, connective tissue, and eyes.

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Refinery29

Should your skin care change when you wear a mask?  It's important to apply a lightweight moisturizer, even if your skin tends to be oily.  "Skin hydration and skin oil production are separate issues," explains Dr. Zeichner.  "Even acne-prone people may need a moisturizer.  Especially if you're wearing a mask, you want to make sure your skin barrier is in...

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In The Know by AOL

Snag these trending beauty buys for sensitive skin -- they're all under $40. 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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Highsnobiety

With more time indoors, we're adding vitamin-packed serums to our skincare routines.  Ghost Democracy's Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a quick-absorbing, lightweight, and packed with vitamin B3 and flower extract.  Apply this before your chosen moisturizer for greater facial hydration.

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Openfit

How to Fix Dry Winter Skin on the Cheap, According to Dermatologists.  Dr. Zeichner recommends Ghost Democracy Softglow Facial Oil because it's "rich in cloudberry oil, which contains high levels of omega fatty acids that protect the skin barrier."

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Men's Health

The 13 Best Moisturizers For Men with Dry Skin, According to Dermatologists.  Ghost Democracy Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer contains probiotic extracts that help restore the all-important skin microbiome, which Dr. Joshua Zeichner says helps "maintain a healthy skin barrier."  A healthy skin barrier can mean more hydration is locked inside your skin which helps keep it from drying out.

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Oprah Magazine

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For... Eye Cream! Stress, lack of sleep, natural aging -- you see them reflected first in the delicate skin around the eyes.  To the rescue: these dream creams.  Find the one that will address your unique needs with our handy chart. Ghost Democracy Boomerang Firming Eye Concentrate What's in there: bakuchiol, a plant-derived...

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Byrdie

Here's the Real Difference Between an Expensive Skincare Product and an Affordable One.  "The new clean skincare brand Ghost Democracy offers a lightweight silicone-free daily moisturizer packed with 12% probiotics, with 1% niacinamide and oat seed extract for just $28", Ross suggests.

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Outside Magazine

4 Men's Moisturizers to Save a Weather-Beaten Face.  Thankfully my skin plays well with Ghost Democracy's mix of probiotics that help my skin maintain a healthy microbe balance.  The price is more affordable -- even though it's chock full of high-quality ingredients -- because Ghost Democracy is a direct-to-consumer brand.

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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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