I've Tested This Affordable Skincare Line for a Year—Here Are My Top 7 Products


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By now, you're likely familiar with our (very fabulous) sister skincare line, Versed. It's affordable (£18 and under) and composed of 19 sustainably sourced, non-toxic, results-driven skin essentials. From cleansers and serums to masks and toners, Versed has quickly become one of the most beloved skincare brands among WWW readers, editors, even celebrities and facialists. My mom (who's 73, fabulous and obsessed with her skin) has also given the brand two thumbs-up, and the fact that we're coming up to Versed's first birthday is absolutely mind-boggling to me considering how much buzz and love it's managed to garner in our community.

As Who What Wear's beauty editor, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the brand's must-have products pre-launch last year, so this month actually marks the one-year point of my first introduction to the line. I'm super nitpicky when it comes to skincare, and my skin is also sensitive and acne-prone. Not to sound like a product snob, but when it comes to skincare, I'm a product snob and have very particular tastes in ingredients and formulations.

Of course, I knew that Who What Wear's savviest beauty experts and researchers were behind Versed's magic, but that didn't necessarily mean I would love all of the products. That said, one year after being introduced to the brand, I honestly use 10 of the 19 products regularly within my skin regimen and love to shout my appreciation for them from the rooftops. (Especially considering how clean and affordable they are compared to some of my other go-to skin saviours.) Ahead, I'm sharing my top 10 Versed products one year into experimenting and testing everything from the line. Keep scrolling! 

1. The Shortcut Overnight Facial Peel

2. Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream

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3. Vacation Eyes Brightening Eye Gel

4. Dew Point Moisturizing Gel Cream

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5. Look Alive Hydrating Plumping Mask

6. Hydration Station Booster With HA

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7. Keep It Supple Body Oil

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.