Thursday, May 19, 2022



Five Brands to Try & Five Experts to Get All the Tea From

With many skincare brands out there, it might be difficult to choose one that works for us. We have to worry about the ingredients, our skin types, whether they are effective or not, and other decision making factors such as whether they are cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, or nontoxic. No one wants to apply a product that temporarily fixes an issue but causes irreparable damage in the long run. While looking for the best skincare brand, we would prefer an expert on the topic to break down the selling skincare products and review the brand honestly. 

Here are five skincare gurus who can guide and walk you through your search for the best skincare brand based on your skin type. This list is paired up with the five best skincare brands recommended by the skincare gurus themselves. 

Five Best Gurus in social media

  1. Hyram

The 24-year-old Hyram Yarbro is considered a skincare specialist. His content covers reviews of celebrity skincare routines and skincare brand products. Hyram enjoys finding the best skincare brands to be able to provide his viewers with the best affordable products.

In June of this year, he launched his own skincare brand Selfless; a collaboration with skincare giant The Inkey List. This skincare brand is definitely worth checking out!

2. The Green Belle

Gabby Dubious features only green, clean, and non-toxic products for those seeking a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Gabby shares her advice on clean beauty and skincare and warns us of the harmful chemicals we can find in the industry. If you are looking for a greener approach, she has all the recommendations you are seeking. You can also listen to her interviews with clean beauty and green living experts  on her podcast The Green Belle.

3. LaBeautyologist

Nayamka Robert is a licensed esthetician who offers advice on affordable products and skincare. She focuses primarily on Black women’s concerns, like hyperpigmentation. She has a facial studio called The Golden RX in which she integrates natural ingredients and the science of skincare.

4. James Welsh 

James Welsh believes skincare shouldn’t be defined by gender. He offers skincare advice to his million subscribers. James also reviews Korean beauty products and emphasizes skin care products for acne prevention, having suffered from severe acne during his teenage years.  

5. Lab Muffin Beauty Science

Michelle Wong, a chemist and cosmetic formulator, will give you all the scientific information behind the skincare products. Her content is science based, removing biased perspectives and opinions from the table while breaking down the information you have to read. 

As for the best skincare brands, these are the top five I found:

6. Krave Beauty

Krave Beauty encourages customers to minimize their skin care routines. The full set consists of only five products: cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, relief serum, and exfoliator. The brand is great if you’re looking to hydrate and protect your skin. If you just want to try it, there is a discovery kit with a mini-size version of the products. If you’re interested, act fast, it’s a limited edition!!!

7. The Inkey List

An effective and affordable brand;  what most of us are looking for, especially if we want to make it part of our everyday routine. The ingredients are simple to understand, and you can choose products according to your skin type. (This product can be purchased at Sephora.)

8. Curology

This is a subscription-based brand that provides it’s new customers with a simple quiz to determine what formula will work best for them. The brand will provide you with a three-step routine that is affordable, simple, non-irritating, and effective.

9. The Ordinary

The Ordinary is a simple brand that can be affordable and accessible for customers. The products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. The brand focuses on active ingredients and formulas. The products also have their individual benefits, which is good if you’re looking to target specific issues. (This product can also be purchased at Sephora and Ulta Beauty.)

10. Neutrogena

Another affordable and effective brand that is also recommended by dermatologists is Neutrogena. Their scientifically backed-up formulas address every complexion concern, such as acne, sun damage, and aging. Its variety of products allow you to choose exactly what you’re looking for. (This product can be purchased at most local drugstores.)


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