"Beauty here doesn’t come from a place of paranoia, it’s just that people want to feel good," she says, going on to explain that Brazilian beauty culture is focused on self-care. There's also an emphasis on natural beauty, and Ceridono says women there typically focus on skin care rather than face makeup.
Interestingly enough, dermatologists in Brazil are legally banned from having their own skin-care lines. Instead, they work closely with pharmacists to custom-make prescription products for each person. "It gives them bigger control over what is being used so they can use a higher concentration of actives," the editor explains. Can that become a thing in the U.S., please?
To read more about beauty in Brazil, head on over to The Cut, and let us know if anything surprises you. (The Cut)
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