The Best Skincare Brands, Tested and Loved by Our Editors - Indoors Beauty

The Best Skincare Brands, Tested and Loved by Our Editors

The Best Skincare Brands, Tested and Loved by Our Editors

Trends come and go, however the very best skincare manufacturers (normally) final endlessly. Aside from the occasional shift in possession or change in formulation, these magnificence manufacturers have reached near-mythic standing for a purpose. Newer manufacturers hitting the market have to be distinctive to chop via immediately’s crowded panorama.

This listing has a little bit of every little thing, from the tried-and-true classics properly well worth the funding to the newer magnificence names which are shaking issues up for the higher. Ahead, we’ve compiled our favourite skincare manufacturers so you’ll be able to store with the boldness of a seasoned magnificence editor.

Featured picture by Andrea Posadas.

Augustinus Bader

Augustinas Bader, a professor of applied stem cell biology and cell technology, essentially bottled up his research to offer some of the most efficacious products on the market today.

And while not every product in the Augustinus Bader line is essential (the $77 cleansing balm, in particular, could be pretty easily replicated for much less), the Rich Cream is a vanity status symbol well worth the hype. — Caitlin Clark

Biologique Recherche

If you haven’t tried this French skincare line yet then I highly recommend their masks. I like to multi-mask with the Vivant Masque so I’m hydrating while I’m targeting my t-zones. It’s not cheap, but you don’t need much. Plus, it’s safe enough to use daily or weekly, whenever you like to mask. – Sacha Strebe

Summer Fridays

Beautiful, minimalist branding, effective formulations, and skincare that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. While I’ve noted that Summer Fridays makes my favorite candle, I come first for the widely-loved, cult-favorite skincare. It all began with the game-changing Jet Lag Mask, however the social media darling has expanded into sunscreens, serums, and my favourite eye cream. For that glowy, sun-kissed look, Summer Fridays is your finest wager. — Isabelle Eyman

Charlotte Tilbury

In 2013, the beloved Youtuber and make-up artist launched her eponymous skincare line (and its well-known Magic Cream) within the UK. A decade later, Charlotte Tilbury’s experience nonetheless exhibits throughout her fantastically packaged skincare oeuvre. — Caitlin Clark

Image by Michelle Nash


I’ve been utilizing Cosmedix for over 10 years now as a result of they’ve high-performance components and do what they are saying. I swear by their toner and Eye Doctor cream, which additionally doubles as a highlighter due to the model’s particular liquid crystal. – Sacha Strebe

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon is a comparatively new discovery for me, however my pores and skin was modified endlessly from the primary utility. The skincare line is an extension of the geothermal spa in Iceland, the place remedies choices embody a float within the famed mineral-rich Blue Lagoon, massages, and magnificence therapies that harness the transformative components of geothermal seawater—silica, algae, and minerals.

But for these of us who can’t journey half a world away, the spa has bottled up and utilized its therapeutic practices into a gorgeous skincare line. From their face cream to the attention serum to the algae masks—every little thing is thoughtfully formulated to optimize pores and skin well being and promote radiance. — Isabelle Eyman

Dr. Loretta

Honestly, these products are just fun to use. The Intense Replenishing Serum is lusciously viscous, the tightening eye gel depuffs like a dream, and Dr. Loretta’s Detox Mask is breezy (and efficacious) enough to want to slather on every day. 10 out of 10 would recommend it all. — Caitlin Clark

Furtuna Skin

The game-changing skincare line earns its hefty price tag with organic ingredients grown on a private estate in Sicily and a team that’s in full control of the product—from plant to packaging. — Caitlin Clark

iS Clinical

I was introduced to iS Clinical a few years ago and have slowly been developing an obsession ever since. Its Hydra-Cool Serum is the ultimate glass of water for your epidermis, the SPF is the best I’ve tried, and the Active Serum is simply a must-have. – Sacha Strebe

Renée Rouleau

When my skin is feeling hormonal or blemish-prone, I bring out the big guns. Renée Rouleau is renowned for her arsenal of acne-fighting products—her cleanser, in particular, really nails it. It packs a punch in the acids department mixed with gentle biodegradable jojoba beads which reduce acne, bumps, blackheads, and clogged pores while lifting away red discoloration and scarring leftover from blemishes. – Sacha Strebe

Revision Skincare

Ask a dermatologist for their favorite skincare brands and you’re almost guaranteed to hear Revision Skincare. What the packaging lacks in flash, its products more than make up for with efficacious ingredients. — Caitlin Clark

Image by Belathée Photography

Vintner’s Daughter

I first heard of Vintner’s Daughter at a Goop pop-up in 2015. The brand, launched in 2013 by Napa Valley winemaker April Gargiulo, had already become a mythical elixir in the beauty world almost purely through word of mouth—a powerful, nutrient-dense serum that could work wonders for every skin type.

The brand lived up to the hype then and continues to do so 10 years after its debut. The Active Botanical Serum’s newly launched companion pieces, the Active Essence Treatment (a brilliant efficacious spray that preps your pores and skin for serum) and Active Renewal Cleanser (a killer double cleanse in a single), make up an untouchable trifecta that provides me the balanced, glowing pores and skin I’d at all times dreamed of. — Caitlin Clark


Honestly, the quantity of instances aestheticians and dermatologists have advisable this science-backed model would really feel like overkill if we weren’t all so obsessive about it ourselves. Sascha Strebe loves AlphaRet’s distinctive mix of retinoids and AHAs (which surprisingly by no means causes irritation) whereas Isabelle Eyman can’t get sufficient of SkinHigher’s undereye cream (clearly she has a factor for eye lotions). It’s not low cost—and not at all times simple to search out IRL—however SkinHigher is without doubt one of the most original, efficacious manufacturers in the marketplace proper now.


The science-backed luxurious skincare line is one other derm and doctor go-to. Launched within the early 90s after the model’s founding scientist Sheldon Pinnell’s analysis on topical antioxidants led to the primary vitamin C patent, the whole SkinCeuticals portfolio stays revolutionary and wonderful. — Caitlin Clark


Tatcha’s blotting papers have at all times been vital, however when the Japanese model’s Indigo Overnight Serum in Cream Treatment turned out to be the one factor to remedy my perioral dermatitis in 2020, I grew to become a religious disciple of all issues Tatcha. — Caitlin Clark

U Beauty

When Tina Chen Craig, an OG blogger recognized to many as “The Bag Snob” channeled her skincare obsession into making a singular, all-in-one “good product,” U Beauty was launched and a cult favourite was born. — Caitlin Clark

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