Finding the right skincare regimen can feel a lot like dating—it involves some trial and error, emotions get involved, and the right one can make you feel like you’re on cloud nine. In fact, anyone who’s ever struggled with acne, dark spots, or any other skin grievance will vouch that finally finding a skin regimen that works can be the difference between wanting to curl up under the covers forever, and feeling like you run the world like Beyoncé. But we also know that it’s easier said than done—which is why we spoke with five dermatologists and asked them to share the skin products they absolutely can’t live without. Consider these the holy grail of skincare, all vetted and approved by those who know best. To beautiful skin!
Keep scrolling for 13 products you’ll find in a dermatologist’s medicine cabinet.