Here's the Deal: These Are the Skincare Products I Recommend to My Friends

Ever since I became a beauty editor a year and a half ago, I've gained a lot of knowledge about skincare, makeup, and hair. It's been completely fascinating for me—especially when it comes to skincare. Who knew that someone who used to hate science class back in high school, would be into learning about how the skin works and different formulas and ingredients?

As I've been learning more and more about the beauty world, I've had friends asking me about my favorite products. They want to know which products are actually overrated, which ones are totally worth it, and what's under-the-radar, but amazing. It's been fun sharing with them all the products I've tried and loved. I even found myself giving very detailed and enthusiastic odes to some select products that I've become so obsessed with. Seriously, after I went on and on about my favorite vitamin C serum, my friends looked at me very oddly (but thanked me for the rec, of course).

So since I've been so generous with my skincare suggestions with my friends, I've decided to share them with you all. These are the products that I'll recommend over and over again because they really work. Take a look below.


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Managing Editor

Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.