17 Skin-Care Buys Beauty Bloggers Actually Swear By

We love a good lipstick and a luxe foundation (it'd be weird if we didn't), but we're much more likely to splurge on skin care. After all, when we have glowing skin, we barely wear makeup, anyway.

We know the products that makeup artists swear by — and our editors, too — but what about people whose jobs require them to put their skin front-and-center? Enter: beauty bloggers. They've taught us a whole lot about perfecting a cat-eye, but we're curious how they take care of their skin when the cameras are off.

Ahead, 12 bloggers share their favorite skin products, from drugstore cleansers to splurge-worthy creams.


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Photo: Courtesy of Lynette Cenee.
Lynette Cenée, Ipsy Creator, Nails With Lynette
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"Currently, the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair system has been transforming my skin. As I prep for turning 30 in a few months, [I'll try] any product that will assist in age-prevention. Although, can I just admit that I can't wait for my 30s? I feel like it will be my prime!"

Estée
Lauder Advanced Night Repair, $62, available at Estée Lauder.
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Photo: Courtesy of Shannon Harris.
Shannon Harris, Beauty Blogger At Shaaanxo
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"Jojoba oil and rose-hip oil. Both are amazing to moisturize at night! They don't break me out, they brighten and plump up my skin, clear acne scars quickly, and make my skin feel soft as a kitten. LOVE them! And they're natural, which is always nice, since our skin soaks up whatever we put on top."

Acure Organics
Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $12.99, available at Birchbox.
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Photo: Courtesy of Madelynn De La Rosa.
Madelynn De La Rosa, Ipsy Creator, YouTube Blogger
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"SPF is a must, and I don’t go a day without it. I put it on after I wash my face and before I apply my moisturizer. The one I use is by Mineral Fusion and is cruelty-free and vegan."

Mineral Fusion
SPF 15 Oil-Free Moisturizer, $24.99, available at Mineral Fusion.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jaleesa Moses.
Jaleesa Moses, Ipsy Creator, YouTube Blogger
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"I can't live without Estée Lauder's new Micro Cleansing Balm. It melts away the piles of makeup I put on during my video shoots in an instant."

Estée
Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm, $45, available at Estée Lauder.
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"I also can't go a night without Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel for fear that I won't wake up with baby-smooth skin in the morning."

Peter Thomas Roth
Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel, $48, available at Sephora.
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Photo: Courtesy of Katey McFarlan.
Katey McFarlan, Chronicles Of Frivolity
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"If I have a blemish, the Tula Exfoliating Treatment always gets rid of it for me within 24 hours."

Tula
Exfoliating Treatment Mask, $54, available at Tula.
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"I also keep jars of coconut oil in my medicine cabinet because it does everything, from taking off stubborn mascara to preventing stretch marks."

Nutiva
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $23.65, available at Thrive Market.
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"I am never without By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm. You have to close your eyes while purchasing, because it's just absurd to spend that much on a lip balm. But once you use it, you lose all sense of guilt."

By Terry
Baume de Rose SPF 15 Multi-Protective, $60, available at Bloomingdale's.
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Photo: Courtesy of Gabriel Zamora.
Gabriel Zamora, Ipsy Creator, YouTube Blogger
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"I cannot live without Cetaphil’s Gentle Cleanser, which is amazing for all skin types and breaks down makeup."

Cetaphil
Skin Cleanser, $14.49, available at Ulta Beauty.
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"Neutrogena’s range of sunscreens are great for everyday use. You want to make sure you protect your skin on a daily basis with an actual sunscreen, as opposed to a product containing a low SPF."

Neutrogena
Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55, $9.89, available at Target.
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"Philosophy’s Time in a Bottle is a game-changer. It has reduced fine lines and the appearance of my pores in a matter of a month."

Philosophy Time In A Bottle Daily Age-Defying Serum, $75, available at Macy's.
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Photo: Courtesy of Christen Dominique.
Christen Dominique, Ipsy Creator, YouTube Blogger
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"I can't live without my Murad blemish mask! It keeps my breakouts at bay. It's a skin-saver."

Murad
Clarifying Mask, $38, available at Murad.
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Photo: Courtesy of Somewhere, Lately.
Brooke Tredway & Meggan Morehead, Somewhere, Lately
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"I can't live without my Clarisonic, which I use daily with the Tula purifying cleanser." — Morehead

Clarisonic
Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System, $129, available at Sephora.
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"I can't live without the Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream because it’s super-hydrating, but not oily." — Tredway

Tula
Hydrating Day & Night Cream, $52, available at Tula.
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"[I also love this] Peter Thomas Roth cleanser because it helps fight hormonal acne without drying." — Tredway

Peter Thomas Roth
Acne Clearing Wash, $38, available at Sephora.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lust For Life.
Olivia Lopez, Lust For Life
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"I've tried all the lotions and potions, and Mila Moursi, which I received in a gift bag, is my favorite. I kid you not. It completely absorbs into the skin and doesn't leave that creamy residue that most lotions do."

Mila Moursi
Nourishing Balm, $170, available at Nordstrom.
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Photo: Courtesy of Olia Majd.
Olia Majd, Love, Olia
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"Since I'm an esthetician, I'm pretty particular about skin care. I typically only use European skin-care lines, since I feel they work best on my skin. I've been using a particular line of skin care called Algotherm from France. It is not widely known here in the U.S., but it works wonders on my skin!"

Algotherm
Comfort Exfoliating Cream, more information at Algotherm.
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Photo: Courtesy of Karen Yeung.
Karen Yeung, Ipsy Creator, YouTube Blogger
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"I can’t live without serums. I feel they take any skin-care routine to the next level. My current favorite is the Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum."

Tatcha
Deep Hydration Firming Serum, $95, available at Tatcha.
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