10 skincare products everyone is obsessing over
Thanks, Tik Tok.
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“One day you’re in, next you’re out.” Yes, Heidi Klum famously said that about fashion and the contestants of Project Runway, but it also applies to the beauty crazes that take over social media. If you’re tuned into sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok, you’ll recognize these trends, and maybe you’ve even incorporated them into your quarantine beauty routine. These 10 skincare products are what everyone is posting about right now—get ‘em while they’re hot.
1. A lip mask that moisturizes
The obsession with lip treatments is already alive and well, thanks to the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, which has over 9,000 rave reviews and is beloved in Bachelor Nation. But on social media sites like Tik Tok, people are changing up their routines with sheet mask-like versions of these conditioning lip products.
These lip masks from K-beauty brand Kocostar claim to nourish dry, chapped lips when you apply them for 20 minutes onto clean lips then pat in excess serum.
2. An SPF that’ll make you want to wear sunscreen
Sunscreen is always in style—or at least it should be. Depending on where you live, you’re heading into warmer months and hopefully spending more time outdoors, so if you’re not already on board with SPF, Supergoop just introduced a reason to be.
The Glowscreen Sunscreen claims to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 40, hydrate the skin using hyaluronic acid and B5, and leave a pearlescent, glowy finish to the skin.
3. A clay mask that draws out impurities
Maybe your normal routine doesn’t account for regular face mask usage, but you have extra time on your hands while you stay at home because of the coronavirus. That seems to be the theme on social media and masks like the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay are getting snatched up. The mega-popular clay mask claims to unclog pores, shrink pimples, and brighten your complexion in the process.
4. A serum that peels your face...in a good way
Not much of a mask person? There are other ways to rid your skin of impurities: namely, chemical exfoliation. This serum is all over Tik Tok because of its vibrant coloring (putting droplets of a blood-red substance on your face is entertaining, apparently) and the super-smooth feel it gives the skin. The solution claims to fight visible blemishes, improve the look of skin texture, and brighten the skin using three chemical exfoliants: glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid.
5. Dermaplaning tools to remove peach fuzz and dead skin
Speaking of oddly satisfying beauty products, people are ditching facial waxing and traditional razors in favor of “dermaplaning” tools that claim to eliminate unwanted hair, like upper-lip whiskers or stray brow hairs. The tools use a single-edge blade to remove hair and exfoliate the skin’s surface of dead skin when you pull the skin taut and glide over it—and the results are satisfying to watch.
6. A jade roller that cools the skin
The jury is still out on how well—or if—jade rollers firm the skin, support lymphatic drainage, or promote healing. But what we do know is that they feel good to use. If you want to get in on the trend, snag a jade roller, like this one from Herbivore. Starting at the center of a freshly washed face, roll it upward and outward. The smooth, cool stone may help de-puff or tighten pores, but mostly it’ll just feel like a nice spa treatment for yourself.
7. Acne patches for stubborn zits
Sets of acne patches are not new—they’re actually one of the more popular things to come out of K-beauty—but a newer brand is currently making waves on social media. Starface’s Hydrostars, which includes 32 hydrocolloid dressings that go over pimples, claim to absorb fluid and shield the spots from outside bacteria to promote healing.
8. A body scrub that also moisturizes
We’re seeing tons of people online making and buying body scrubs, whether it’s for a luxurious bath, an at-home manicure, or the precursor to self-tanning. This one from Herbivore uses sugar to exfoliate and coconut and Moroccan rose oils to hydrate the skin. It’ll leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Bonus: The jar will look pretty sitting on your shelf on the days you give your skin a break from exfoliation.
9. A body cream that smells good enough to eat
The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is already a cult-favorite at Sephora, but it especially revs up in popularity in the warmer months because it promises to smoothen and tighten the skin we all start exposing. Plus, the warm and spicy scent compliments the oncoming arrival of summer.
10. Eye gels that make you look and feel more awake
Next time you’re feeling tired from, say, binging Tiger King in your newfound free time, look to eye gels for a pick-me-up. The Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, which are “infused with Icelandic glacial water,” include elastin to firm the area, hexapeptide to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Ginkgo Biloba to treat puffiness, and antioxidants to neutralize free radicals that are associated with aging. Besides the skin benefits, they feel cooling on the skin and are perfect for multi-tasking—just pop them under the eyes for 10 minutes while you, well, look up Joe Exotic memes.
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