Sugar Rush: Desserts Are Taking Over Your Beauty Routine

Out of all the beauty trends around, dessert beauty is probably the most unmissable — and, of course, delicious. The increasingly popular trend infuses our favorite lotions and potions with ingredients (think cocoa, caramel, and vanilla) you might find at the candy counter or cake shop nearest you. Too good to be true, right?
It's not. Some of these skin-care confections actually do more than make you smell like a Willy Wonka creation — these decadent formulations are actually good for you, too. (Well, your skin, at least.) Others, however, just use the names or scents of our favorite treats to play up the positive associations we have with dessert. But, do you really mind being reminded of pudding or pie during your daily primping?
Ahead, we tapped Michael Shapiro, M.D., a dermatologist with Vanguard Dermatology in New York City, to get the scoop on how all those sweet things are bettering our beauty.


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