From Tom Cruise to a Spa Cruise: 8 Topics Hotter Than a July Afternoon

Tom Cruise in a suit

Pictured: Tom Cruise

Is there anything better than the long days of summer when vacation is calling, and the sunscreen is flowing like champagne? While you bounce between work mode and out-of-office mode, we’ve got you covered with the biggest happenings in beauty right now.

On the (Ethan) Hunt for answers… Mission: Impossible is back in theaters for its seventh adventure, and Men’s Health is analyzing the secrets to 61-year-old star Tom Cruise’s youthful visage. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Read the whole article without yelling, “But what about fillers?”

Real talk about under-the-radar facelifts… Much like Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis, SJP is weighing in on cosmetic procedures as Sex and the City celebrates its 25th anniversary. Parker told Howard Stern “I honestly think I missed out on the facelift. That’d be to me, like the thing. Like an old-fashioned good one that you have when you’re like 44.”

Sarah Jessica Parker headshot

Pictured: Sarah Jessica Parker

Business is booming… The economy may be wonky, but the medspa industry is still humming along smoothly. In fact, business is projected to grow about 15% annually through 2027. Avon’s Future of Beauty Report offers another shot of optimism: 75% of survey participants said they had tried a medspa treatment, and 47% get treatments monthly.

The newest beauty microtrend is… Tomato Girl Summer! According to Slate, that means “aspirational Italian leisure chic,” like wearing linen on the Amalfi Coast and drinking Aperol spritzes. And it’s not just TikTok and White Lotus giving off Italian vibes: J Crew’s summer campaign theme is summer in Sicily.

Redefining helmet hair… The most expensive item on Marie Claire’s list of best new beauty launches is a $859 LED Hair Growth Device. Pricey light therapy face masks have been wildly popular in skincare; will a light therapy helmet be the next big thing?

In-spa-ration… Dior will see your spa “day” and raise you a “spa cruise.” The French luxury brand brought its floating spa concept back to Paris for a second year during Couture Week, offering lucky clients facials and massages along with a river cruise. Missed the boat? You can also choo-choose treatments aboard the Royal Scotsman train in Scotland.

Teigen isn’t taking itChrissy Teigen recently called out a plastic surgeon for using her as a cheek over-fill example, saying, “I’ve always been honest, I’ve never had anything in my cheeks ever so now I just feel ugly and bad. Thanks!” Consider this a cautionary tale about posting celebrity photos in, “this is what happens when a treatment goes wrong” reels.

Chrissy Teigen headshot

Pictured: Chrissy Teigen

Fakin’ itCustoms and Border Protection keeps busting the fake filler shipments. Last week, they seized 149 vials of Botulax at the airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Remember kids: Just say no to sketchy pharmaceuticals.

You’re reading the (Sk)Insider – a weekly go-to for aesthetic pros curated by the pros at SkinSpirit! Subscribe here to get more (Sk)Insider posts in your inbox.