Reader Recommendations: Holy Grail Products For Every Skin Type (Part Two!)
Last month we compiled a list of our reader’s holy grail product recommendations. We asked them for their HG product, why they love it and their skin type. Now it’s time for round two.
Reader: @vertigobirdie // Skin type: dry
Recommendation: Lush Kalamazoo Cleanser
@vertigobirdie says: I'd really recommend the Kalamazoo Cleanser from Lush. I feel like no one in the skincare world is really talking about it, but it's my ride or die. I have dry skin that usually feels tight after cleansing. This baby is amazing and leaves me soft and dewy every time. Oh, and it doesn't lather.
Reader: @sofa.027 // Skin type: dry/sensitive
Recommendation: Chanel Hydra Beauty Masque De Nuit Au Camélia
@sofa.027 says: I have dry skin that's also super sensitive, and the winter is rough in Chicago but this overnight leave-on mask leaves my skin feeling super replenished and hydrated when I wake up in the morning. I put it in the fridge for a cooling effect!
Reader: @intheglamroom // Skin type: normal/acne prone
Recommendation: IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
@intheglamroom says: I know it's not a super glamorous or IG style brand, but it's just so good! It's thick and creamy but melts into the skin like a gel. So it's perfect for all skin types. Whenever I try something else, I always end up going back to it!
Reader: @hannahbeckham // Skin type: normal
Recommendation: Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap
@hannahbeckham says: I only use it once daily (at night) diluted with water! I love it because it makes your skin feel clean and has pretty much prevented every breakout since I started using it. And my skin isn't sensitive to the ingredients. I feel comfortable using it because the ingredients are clean! It's like all I wanna do now is wash my face. It's an experience using it hahahaha
Reader: @almond._milk // Skin type: combination
Recommendation: Dr. Jart Clearing Solution Sheet Mask
@almond._milk says: My holy grail skincare product most definitely is the Dr. Jart Clearing Solution sheet mask. It has definitely helped clear my skin, I give most of the credit to this mask. I have combo skin so it prevents breakouts without completely drying my skin out.
Reader: @chillitsjustmakeup // Skin type: combination
Recommendation: Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
@chillitsjustmakeup says: My skin is combination. I love the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. It fades acne scars and hyperpigmentation and calms the skin down because it has centella asiatica extracts too.
Reader: @ninsdotblog // Skin type: combination/adult onset hormonal cystic acne
Recommendation: Noreva Exfoliac Eau Micellaire
@ninsdotblog says: Suffering from adult acne I've been constantly looking for a micellaire water that does not irritate my skin as it has become so sensitive after many treatments. This is the perfect combination of cleansing, soothing and refreshing. I use it daily! Bonus, it does not leave the skin feeling sticky.
Reader: @marjoonak // Skin type: oily/normal/acne prone
Recommendation: Tea Tree Therapy Soap
@marjoonak says: I have normal to oily skin. Very acne prone. I've been using a tea tree soap which is sold by Sprout for almost 5 years now. Very affordable ($5), gets rid of makeup really well, leaves my skin clean but not dry, helps with acne scars.
Reader: @leahlemmonn // Skin type: oily/acne prone/enlarged pores
Recommendation: Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen, Curology, Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate Glow Oil, Drunk Elephant Babyfacial, Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment, GlamGlow Supermud
@leahlemmonn says: I have oily, acne-prone skin with huge pores and it’s taken me a while to find products that work for my skin. I haven’t found anything that completely stops my oil production, but I don’t expect or want to. I’ve learned to embrace my skin and see the positives - oily skin ages better!
Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen - leaves me with a matte finish and reduces the appearance of pores. I like that this doesn’t have a slick/greasy texture.
Curology - my concoction has tretinoin, clindamycin & azelaic acid and my skin loves it.
YTTP Superberry and Hydrate Glow Oil - fight oil with oil. My skin drinks this up and it smells divine.
Drunk Elephant Babyfacial - I use this chemical exfoliant once a week and my skins texture and appearance improves drastically.
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment - the best treatment in the world. Hands down.
GlamGlow Supermud - cleans out my pores and reduces oil production.