Simply put, it’s our job to find the best beauty products out there for you. From the
newest serum to the hottest lipstick color to the dry shampoo that will change your life, we will find it, test it, and let you know what we think. We’re not complaining. It’s a pretty fun gig, and we’ll volunteer to be beauty guinea pigs any day.
But one of the cool things to come out of this is finding out what products
you’re loving and buying. It helps us figure out what you want to learn more about and what you’re into so we can bring even more personalized recs to you.
Because we share a lot of our favorites with you every single day, we recognize it might be hard to keep up. So we’ve decided to put together a handy weekly list of what we love and what you love—consider this a CliffsNotes, one-stop shop of what’s really trending and worth adding to your cart at this very moment.
This week, we’re talking about the skincare products people with great skin recommend over and over. Take a look at what the Who What Wear universe (including editors, staffers, and readers) is obsessed with right now, and if you don’t see a new favorite on this list, we’d love to know. Send us a
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Beauty editor Courtney Higgs says this is her favorite cleanser of all time. “It’s minty and feels tingly on the skin as it grips makeup, sunscreen, and grime before melting into a gentle milk that rinses away with ease,” she says. “It doesn’t leave a gross film behind, but even so, I tend to go in with a lathering cleanser afterward to ensure that every stitch of gunk is washed away.”
Market editor Indya Brown’s 53-year-old mom loves this cleanser for her oily skin: “When paired with a facial brush every other day, this gel cleanser purifies like a dream while controlling the oily areas of combo skin.”
I’m absolutely obsessed with this cleanser and use it every day both morning and night. It cleanses and exfoliates the skin without stripping any oils or drying it out. Although it’s a bit on the pricier size, I find that a bottle lasts a long time. I’ve had my current bottle for about four months and counting.
This drugstore moisturizer is 53-year-old Instagram influencer Jin Cruce’s go-to. “Every morning after I rinse my face with cool water, I immediately apply this as my daytime moisturizer to protect my face from the damaging sun rays, which can cause premature aging. I either use it alone or under my makeup. I love it because it’s oil-free and doesn’t make my skin look greasy,” she says.
Okay, this isn’t a moisturizer, but when you have dry, cracked skin, this will save it. So many beauty insiders and dermatologists always recommend this drugstore find. Use it on the dry spots all over your body––hands, feet, and even your lips.
CeraVe’s products are trusted by dermatologists because they’re simple, get the job done, and won’t irritate the skin. This oil-free daily moisturizer has SPF protection, ceramides to heal the skin barrier, and moisturizing and hydrating niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.
You can pretty much call this a cult favorite––both our editors and readers love this cream. In addition to deeply hydrating the skin, it has anti-aging benefits, boosting collagen production and protecting against free radical damage.
This is one of Higgs’s favorite serums. It contains silver ear mushrooms, which she says provide five times the hydration of hyaluronic acid.
I feel like I talk about this serum at least once a day. It’s that good. After using it daily for a week, I noticed my skin was brighter, giving me a nice glow. It’s packed with antioxidants to protect the skin against free radical and environmental damage, and it targets the signs of aging.
Retinol is an important product in any skincare routine, as it helps with the skin renewal process, targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture and brightening the skin. Shani Darden’s formula is a favorite with Who What Wear editors––it contains both retinol and exfoliating lactic acid to gently refresh the skin.
Senior beauty editor Erin Jahns’s 73-year-old mom is skincare goals for all of us Who What Wear editors. We always trust her recs. She loves everything Tatcha, especially The Dewy Serum, a three-in-one product that supports cell turnover, moisturizes, and hydrates.
Another editor favorite, this product does a whole lot: brightens, resurfaces, tightens, and protects the skin. Your skin will look glowier, and any fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots will be reduced.
Brown says this is one of the best products for controlling her oily skin. “I like to apply it with my hands and pat it into my skin to let it absorb pre-serum application,” she says. It’s formulated with hydro-ionized mineral water, which has the good stuff such as zinc, manganese, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and potassium.
Higgs says these peel pads are everything because they revive dull, lackluster skin so fast. They contain ingredients such as glycolic and lactic acids, vitamins A, C, and E, and green tea extract.
Grece Ghanem, who has the glowiest skin ever, says this Sunday Riley product is an essential in her routine. “It is an excellent chemical exfoliator, leaves my skin feeling velvety soft, not harsh at all, can be used daily,” she says. “The smoothness created by Good Genes makes also a very good base to apply makeup over.”
Sara and Erin Foster’s 89-year-old grandma is a fan of witch hazel toner. This one cleanses and tones the skin, but it also contains aloe vera to moisturize.
Everyone needs sunscreen in their skincare routine—and we mean everyone! EltaMD’s sunscreen is always a dermatologist favorite. It’s lightweight and oil-free and includes sodium hyaluronate to moisturize and lactic acid to clear pores and control shine.
I love Supergoop’s facial sunscreens because a lot of them also double as makeup primers. The formulas are lightweight and not greasy or sticky, so I totally forget I’m wearing sunscreen sometimes, but I’m still 100% protected against harmful UV rays.
This drugstore favorite really works, and it comes highly recommended with over 10,000 ratings and 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. It targets puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles and is gentle enough to use every day.
Editor in Chief Kat Collings used to think eye cream was not necessary, but she changed her mind after using this one and is now totally for shelling out money for it. She noticed a difference, especially in terms of reducing the appearance of her lines and brightening the under-eye area. Next up, 6 Effective (and Satisfying) Things You Can Do at Home to Improve Your Skin