Beauty Editors Told Me the Super-Hydrating Products They Covet for Glowing Skin

Skincare is something I’ve been obsessing over since high school. I had problem skin when I was younger, so I spent countless hours testing different doctor-prescribed treatments as well as finds from beauty counters and drugstores. Once I was finally able to achieve clear skin, I worked hard to keep it that way, and in my adult life, I’ve found a skin regimen that works for me, but I’m always on the hunt for new products vetted by industry experts to try out myself.

Curious to find out which products beauty editors swear by for glowing skin, I asked some to tell me about the super-hydrating ones they love. Here, they’re sharing their top-shelf favorites, from collagen-packed sheet masks and plumping serums to an antioxidant-packed serum that’s "magic in a bottle.” Ahead, see their picks and some personal favorites that are always stocked in my medicine cabinet.

Kristen Nichols, Managing Editor, Who What Wear


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Cat Quinn, Beauty Director, Refinery29


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Maureen Choi, Executive Director of Content and Curation, Violet Grey


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Courtney Higgs, Associate Beauty Editor, Who What Wear


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Jessica Chia, Contributing Editor, Allure


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Erin Jahns, Beauty Editor, Who What Wear


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Michelle Li, Fashion and Beauty Editor, Teen Vogue


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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.