We try dozens of skincare products we like, and we rotate through a handful that we love. But then there are a select few that have transformed our complexions so much that we can't imagine life without them. These products have taken up permanent residence on our vanities; we'd purchase them again and again, even if it meant we had to eat ramen for weeks on end. We push them on our friends and acquaintances so fervently that the brands might as well just give us honorary spokesperson status. (Or maybe freebies for life?)
That being said, nothing makes us happier than adding to this esteemed lineup, and we're perpetually on the hunt for new products to blow us away. So we thought we'd turn the conversation over to our favorite savvy beauty fans: you. We put the call out on Instagram for your holy-grail skincare formulas, and you delivered. Here are your answers.
"Perfect for summer months when your typical cleansing regimen just doesn't do the trick. They're strong enough to remove debris and smooth skin yet gentle enough to use daily!"
"The BEST! It made me remember why I love skincare rituals."
"At night I wash with Ivory soap, and I have for years. I've never had acne issues, and I really think it's because of it."
"THE BEST. It is super lightweight but has top ratings for sun protection. It also blurs my imperfections on the skin without providing actual coverage. I often mix it with my foundations to create a more dewy sheer look!"
"Root Science products are, hands-down, life-changing. Their cleansing bar is the only cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin and their Youth serum is a miracle worker! I use it twice a day, religiously! It's healed my acne prone skin and faded stubborn scars. Highly recommend!"
"Anything SkinCeuticals—holy-grail serums!"
"It's a 1 rating on the EWG and makes your skin look fabulous!"
"Favorite product ever. [It] melts into skin, the ingredients are so soothing, and I rest easy knowing I'm super protected without any of the bad stuff. My pores disappear when I use this and the finish is the perfect balance between dewy and velvety."
"I wish I could wear this product every night (which you can!), but I pick at my skin too much, and it's my fault. But this product gives actual overnight results every time I use it." — @ughnett
"This is my all-time favorite face cream, and it's the last thing I put on my face before bed. I love how luxurious it feels on my dry skin." — @laura.craffey
"The slight cooling sensation of this nourishing cream works both day and night to relieve tired, stressed skin around the eyes." — @thecriticalbabe
"This gives my skin the freshest everyday glow." — @laura.craffey