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Finding that one beauty product that, for your skin, outshines the rest is like romance — Trial and error is mostly inevitable, but when you’ve finally met your match, you (well, your skin) just knows. By nature, beauty editors spend ample time testing the waters of the latest and greatest products on the market, and thus, landing on one they can confidently call a personal holy grail is kind of a big deal. There’s no harm in keeping up with the latest beauty products trending on TikTok, but sometimes, the best beauty products to try aren’t always the ones everyone is talking about online.
Skincare trending on social media is one thing, but a first-hand product recommendation from a beauty editor is one you can rest assured comes with the backing of having tried (likely) hundreds of products to vet new ones against, rather than hype alone. Of course, skincare community favorites such as breakout brand Topicals and aesthetician-loved ingredients such as Niacinamide make the list because when something works, it just does.
Ahead, five fellow beauty editors (Nerisha Penrose of Elle, Kiana Murden of Vogue, Annie Blay of Bustle, Tiffany Dodson of Harper’s BAZAAR, and Kayla Greaves of Instyle) share the one skincare product they haven’t been able to put down since they first reached for it. Sometimes, you don’t need to go on a spree resulting in 15 new pick-ups when just a few will do the trick.
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