You know the drill with skincare: sunscreen, hydrate, get enough sleep—but those are just the basics. What the heck is hyaluronic acid? What's the difference between Retinol and Retinoid? Do you really need to get a prescription for my acne, and is there a different between $200 eye cream and the stuff you can get at the drug store?
No need to stress about which products to use, what suits your skin, or whether you would have an allergic reaction. There are plenty of experts on YouTube testing it all and giving results live in real time. These five YouTube channels will guide you through every step of your routine and answer all of your questions.
Not only will they provide you with personal feedback on specialty products, they're also offer other ways to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.
Renee is a beauty guru and a skin enthusiast who critiques skincare products as a profession. She knows the ins and out of skincare products and is a credible go-to for people of all skin types. Her YouTube channel even has videos of skin products according to the season. She provides in-depth feedback for the products she discovers and uses, and even discusses the formulas used in each of the products, which makes her an extremely credible source for anyone hesitant to make skin care purchases.
Hyram Yarbro is one of the most popular YouTubers among Gen Z viewers. His YouTube channel has been on a constant high rise with 4.9 million subscribers by press time. He caters to his audiences wants and needs, and finds effective and cost-efficient products to showcase and scrutinize. He also caters to different skin types, attracting a larger audience who love and appreciate his videos. He also recently launched his own collection of skin care products called Selfless by Hyram, with the purpose of empowering people to help themselves!
Gabby Dubious delivers a sustainable approach to beauty. Her YouTube channel showcases and promotes green, non-toxic and clean products, which is a big need in the beauty industry. She shares brand reviews and even recreates celebrity makeup looks using only natural and green products.
Who better than a certified dermatologist to provide you with tips for skincare? Dr. Sam Bunting is a London-based cosmetic dermatologist with years of experience in the beauty industry. She gives her subscribers advice on how to achieve nourished skin. She focuses on the science behind skincare and has also created her own skincare line. Credibility wise, she flourishes as one of the best skincare channels out there by giving valuable insight from a dermatologist's perspective that is easy to understand by everyone.
This YouTube channel is proof that men need to have a skin care routine, too! James Welsh suffered from a major acne problem as a teenager, and his YouTube channel offers the vital perspective of a man on the importance of skin care and grooming. His channel now has more than a million subscribers and an array of videos ranging from budget-friendly skincare brands, to reviews of Korean beauty products, and even products you most definitely should not use. A must watch for all men trying to step up their skin game!
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