While social media can be a hub for all things fashion and beauty, skincare is a topic that can get a little tricky, especially when certain products start to trend. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been guilty of succumbing to a viral product only to be disappointed when it didn’t exactly work for my skin. While following trends for clothes and makeup can be an easier feat, with skincare, it’s crucial to be cautious because what works for others may not work for you, and some products may seem like they’re working but can actually cause damage and irritation later on. It’s important to pay close attention to the ingredients before purchasing a product and to consult an expert if possible, especially if you’re facing specific skin concerns.
Since I’ve been seeing quite a few products circulate around social media that have caught my interest, I thought I’d put them to the expert test and see if the products are actually worth it. I consulted Kiran Mian, DO, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist based in NYC, who gave me her opinions on six products trending all over social and included some of her tried-and-true favourites as well. Keep scrolling to see what she had to say.