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Skincare sweeps the High School

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Olivia Wegmann-Krider
Glossier is a popular skincare and makeup brand among many EHS students.

Skincare has become beloved across the nation recently, targeting young adults and teenagers to use viral products. Some students at Edina High School are spending hundreds of dollars a year to achieve more glowy, smooth, and glossy skin. Many of them are influenced by Get Ready With Me (GRWM) videos on TikTok. GRWMs show the importance of every detail in a skincare routine and the pricey products applied to the skin. 

Over the past year, many skincare lovers have been using products from the brand Drunk Elephant. Drunk Elephant is not only used because of its results, but also because of its high quality ingredients. “We are committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the health of the skin or support the integrity of our formulations,” they stated in their philosophy. They state that they focus on healthy pH levels and active ingredients that help the skin’s acid mantle. Drunk Elephant’s revenue sky-rocketed as of 2022, reaching 2.4 million dollars. As well as Drunk Elephant, Cerave plays a vital role in skincare, providing different products approved by dermatologists and skin care specialists. “I love Cerave so much, I use one of their cleansers and also the moisturizer. It’s so light and it really moisturizes my skin well,” sophomore Sophia Kerslake said. Cerave claims to be the “number one dermatologist recommended moisturizer brand in the U.S.” 

Many students at EHS got polled to explain their skincare routines. “At night I start off by washing my face with a Cetaphil cleanser, then washing my face with a Replenix benzoyl peroxide face wash,” sophomore Maren Farazi said. “I like using those two products because the cleanser helps remove my makeup extremely well and clears my pores. I like the Replenix benzoyl because it helps with acne, and drys my skin well.” Understanding your skin type and texture can ultimately help you decide what product works for you and your skin. “I start out by using the Cerave cleanser and their moisturizer which benefit my skin so much,” sophomore Emmy Inderieden said. 

The skincare craze has changed the health of skin, while companies have also been receiving hundreds of thousands in revenue. Students at EHS are impacted by the world of skincare, while showing the direct impact it has had on their skin. While the industry of skincare expands to teens all across the nation, prioritizing not just profit, but the health of students’ skin will keep them hooked for years to come.

This piece was originally published in Zephyrus’ print edition on October 12, 2023. 

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Katelin Seward
Katelin Seward, Staff Writer
This is Katelin’s second year joining Zephyrus as a sophomore in High School, she is a writer! She is also part of the High School volleyball team. Katelin is a Swiftie and loves to listen to Zach Bryan as they are one of her favorite music artists. She loves binging the series Gilmore Girls and has seen it more times than you can imagine. In Katelin’s free time she enjoys playing sand volleyball as well as hanging out with friends. Her favorite season is winter and is obsessed with the Christmas season, Christmas movies, Christmas cookies, and even Christmas trees. Katelin also enjoys choir and two years ago she was accepted into MN State Honors Choir. She is so excited to have another fun year on Zephyrus.
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Olivia Wegmann-Krider, Photography Editor
Olivia (She/Her) is happy to return to Zephyrus as the new Photography Editor! She enjoys taking pictures, playing tennis, spending time with her friends, and reading books. Her favorite foods include strawberries, oats, and watermelon sour patch kids, but she likes to peruse the aisles of Lunds & Byerlys in in her free time looking for new things to try. Whenever her life is feeling monotonous, she buys another water bottle, but still manages to be dehydrated most of the time. She spent her summer visiting Europe and now her dream is to study abroad in Spain one day-- for now, you can find her paddle boarding at her cabin pretending she is on a beach in Barcelona.

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