The unbiased, no-nonsense beauty obsessives of Reddit have always been our first port of call when it comes to finding new products and reading reviews. From £1 Korean sheet masks to £600 Swiss serums, these experts know it all.
On Reddit boards like this one, products are methodically tested, analysed, judged, and critiqued with different users stepping in to offer their thoughts and experiences. And though no product is one size fits all, coming from a team of 21,353 amateur dermatologists, it seems there are some products out there that are universal.
We’ve compiled 5 of the most-discussed ‘favourite products’ for you to try for yourself.
1. Weleda Skin Food
Not all 90-year-old products stand the test of time. This one from Germany, circa 1926, has. How does one stay relevant for that long, you might ask? By being freakin’ versatile. The thick oil-balm works on dry hands, elbows, cuticles, and heels—and your face, should you need it.
2. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r
Only Rihanna could create a foundation to shake up the industry. Coming in 40 different shades, you get a really decent match and it’s full coverage without being cakey - Rih wouldn’t do that to you.
3. Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum
This stuff is pricey, but do you need it? The answer is probably yes. Containing a mix of 22 crazy-active oils, this miracle worker is designed to be anti-aging whilst also working to soothe and brighten the skin.
4. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid
This Ordinary’s acid is widely considered as the best dupe for another cult (but more expensive) favourite - the Pixi Glow Tonic. Applying this toner daily will work wonders on keeping skin clear and bright; and at £10 we’re sold.
5. Glossier Stretch Concealer
This Glossier concealer is great for people who want to get that ‘elusive’ no-makeup make-up look. It really looks like your skin, but better. It’s also easy to apply with your fingers, which can help in achieving a natural finish.
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