The Best Cleanser, Serum, and Moisturizer Trios for Every Price Point

Let's skip straight to the point: You need to take care of your skin, but shopping for products amid the zillions in the skincare aisle is incredibly intimidating. With so much advertising and information flying at you, it can be borderline impossible to wade through the clutter and figure out what the hell you should actually buy if you're semi-new to the skincare game, want products that really work, and have a certain budget you'd like to stick to.

In the name of providing the most trustworthy, straightforward skincare advice possible, we've taken it upon ourselves to put together a skincare starter pack for you, consisting of a gentle cleanser, a brightening serum, and a gel moisturizer. Of course, everyone has a different skin type (and if you want to figure yours out once and for all, click here), but whether your complexion is dry, oily, combination, or sensitive, the following products should work. (PS: You'll definitely want to add a sunscreen to this regimen though—these are team Byrdie's favorite new ones.)