Skincare can be confusing, and with the amount of products being shoved in our faces daily, just choosing the right cleanser can be overwhelming at times. And then there’s all of those foreign-sounding ingredients that we’re expected to sort through. I mean, what even is squalane? When you don’t have time to do the research, just go straight to the experts, aka beauty editors, and take a snoop through their medicine cabinets. With the amount of products that they test out and are exposed to, they’re an amazing source to gage what products are worth purchasing and which ones you should pass on. Since skincare is super personal and has to be tailor-made to each individual, no person’s top shelf is going to look the same, however, there are definitely some fan favorites that editors continue to praise.
"I Always Get Compliments on My Skin" shares Hallie Gould in Byrdie this month. One of her secrets? Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970, which she discovered thanks to our Brand Ambassador Toska Doçiqi Husted! Link in bio! • • • #biologiquerecherche #ambassadedelabeaute #passion #expert #skincare #press #byrdie #lotionp501970 #exfoliater #toner #treatyourself #treatyourskin #exfoliate #ToskaHusted
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Beauty editors are just as guilty of coveting the nonchalant yet thoughtful approach towards beauty that the French have. What better way to emulate them than to use their products? Both of these brands had their start in France and both have some of the highest rated products I’ve ever come across. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is one of the most coveted exfoliators in the entire beauty community.
"I've never had faster and more visible results as I had with this product. Its so brightening! I've only been using this for a month and I can tell the (acne) spots on my face have reduced significantly. Also… hence the name "Firma", it actually does have a firming effect. I've never experienced firming from any skincare product I've ever used. It feels very nice on the skin… very moisturizing and not sticky at all like some vitamin Cs I've used. Needless to say I will be purchasing the full size. It is $80 and I think it will be worth every penny. If I've seen results thus far I can't imagine what the results will be in the next few months!" – @marianna_loves_beauty #drunkinlove🐘⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @the_beauty_bank
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This serum is packed with vitamin C, which will help boost your skin’s luminosity by plumping it up and reducing dark spots. Who knows, maybe your DMs will be overflowing with compliments on your skin after using it like this woman’s was.
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Tatcha’s mask is so luxurious that even facialists use it during sessions with their clients. The good news is that it’s available at your local Sephora, so you have easy access to all of that moisturizing goodness.
4. Some Version of Supergoop! Sunscreen
We can’t talk about #SPFMagic without our friend @aurorajames—wanderluster and creative director/founder of the cult-favorite shoe-and-handbag line @brothervellies. She told us more about working with African artisans and about her love of SPF…oh, and did we mention she was a nominee for this year’s #CFDAAwards? There’s that, too.
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I can’t seem to get away from Supergoop! Every blog mentions this brand’s sunscreen at least once a month. Who knows, maybe the summer heat will be enough to convince me to cave and finally buy into the hype.
5. La Mer Moisturizer
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La Mer’s moisturizers are as rich as you have to be to buy them. Crème de la Mer and The Moisturizing Soft Cream are the fan favorites in this line if you feel like splurging. Even with the hefty price tag, I bet you won’t regret your purchase.
Want to see (first hand) what all the buzz is about? Take the 7-Day Good Genes Real Results Skincare challenge with @sephora starting today! Formulated with purified-grade lactic acid to exfoliate away dull, pore-clogging, dead skin cells (without irritation), Good Genes works on even the most sensitive faces and leaves you noticeably radiant, clearer, and smoother, in an instant. ____________ Head to Sephora.com, spend $25+, and use the code GOODGOOD to receive a 7 day trial of our #1 clinically proven formula!
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This product is the ultimate exfoliator. It’ll give your skin a complete overhaul by filling in fine lines and brightening dark spots. Radiant days are ahead after using Good Genes.
7. At Least One Glossier Product
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It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll spy Glossier’s millennial pink packaging on any editor’s top shelf. And with good reason, because the products work just as gorgeous as they look.