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    21 Reliable Skincare Faves From Dermstore Worth The Money

    These will for sure become a staple in your daily skincare routine.

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    1. Cosrx Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence hits your skin with an intense 96% snail secretion filtrate for extreme repair and hydration that's still gentle. It's packed with replenishing nutrients that help prevent and repair damage and acne until your skin's elasticity and glow is at its best! Sometimes I have nightmares they'll stop selling this 😳.

    the bottle against pink heart wall

    2. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C serum is a cult fave for a reason. With 15% vitamin C, it delivers advanced protection with an antioxidant blend that reduces wrinkles and environmental damage. Not only that but it brightens and firms, and the benefits last over 72 hours. Amazing.

    several of the bottles stacked together

    3. Or 100% Pure Vitamin C Serum, which is a bit more affordable while being just as effective — besides the basics like diminishing dark spots and brightening skin tone, it also enhances collagen synthesis for firmness, uses evening primrose, witch hazel, and flaxseed to soothe inflammation and maintain moisture, and broccoli and green apple to minimize fine lines. This is one you'll apple-solutely love!

    4. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream provides fast-absorbing and fast-acting hydration for distressed, parched, and eczema-ridden skin. FDA-designated colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and other ingredients protect the skin barrier, relieve itching, and leave skin comfortable — like it should be!

    5. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion has SPF 50+, goes on invisible, and uses WetForce and HeatForce Technology to create a protective veil that becomes stronger when exposed to heat, water, and sweat. Which means as you continue to sweat throughout the day or get wet, the sunscreen becomes more effective without any white cast! You can use it on both your face and body too. What a star!

    the bottle next to a smaller version

    6. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is another cult-fave that makes use of ceramides to hydrate and repair the skin barrier without drying it out as so many cleansers tend to do. No oily residue or tight feeling to be found here.

    the bottle

    7. Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil relieves clogged pores, redness, and hyperpigmentation with a blend of natural plant oils and ingredients like azulene, squalane, and jasmine. These also help balance the skin so it stops producing excess oil and sebum, and helps increase the skin's moisture and elasticity because your face deserves to be treated like royalty!

    three of the blue bottles together

    8. COSRX Acne Pimple Patches fight those nasty whiteheads and protect blemishes from external pollutants and infection. Not only do they make your pimples vanish but the cover over them will prevent you from picking at them. Pimple patches are basically a requirement nowadays and armed with these, you've got nothing to fear!

    model wearing the three different sized pimple patches on her face to show size difference

    9. Paula's Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster helps combat stubborn acne and spots, smooths bumpy skin texture, and clarifies uneven tone with potent azelaic acid, licorice root, and acne's fave enemy, salicylic acid. You're basically getting prescription benefits without the prescription.

    the tube with a squiggle of the thick white cream

    10. Skyn Iceland Cooling Daily Lotion de-stresses oily, congested skin with its calming blend of white willow bark, mint (helps reduce redness), jojoba (soothes), and Icelandic kelp (fights inflammation). Plus, that cooling sensation is just amazing.

    model holding the bottle

    11. 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream wakes up your eyes by banishing puffiness, swelling, and dark circles with caffeine-rich green tea and coffee. It also has antioxidant protection to combat environmental stressors. Dark circles, begone!

    the eye cream with a cup of coffee

    12. La Roche-Posay Purifying Foaming Cleanser uses powerful antioxidants, ceramides, and niacinamide to help alleviate free radical damage and oiliness, and boost radiance and collagen production while still being super gentle. Powerful indeed!

    the bottle and a foaming dollop

    13. COSRX Blackhead Power Liquid helps clear up stubborn blackheads and clogged, enlarged pores around your nose and cheeks. And it helps control oil. BHA acids, exfoliating betaine salicylate, and anti-inflammatory white willow bark come to the rescue for this. Goodbye, congested pores!

    the bottle with angel wings graphic behind it

    14. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads make the perfect treat if you're in need of some brightening because that's exactly what this does. With nonirritating botanicals like lemon peel and licorice root, and lactic and glycolic acids, it targets hyperpigmentation and aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Your skin gets the pampering it deserves!

    model holding a facial pad to her face

    15. SK-II First Experience Kit was put together to let you try its basics and give intense hydration and nourishment so you achieve the ultimate dewy skin! It includes an essence, which nourishes, cleans, and balances oil, a sheet mask to refine texture and soften, and a lotion to hydrate, increase luminosity, and remove impurities. You'll feel just posh using this.

    16. Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Mask will feel so luxurious you'll think you're in a spa. With rich ingredients like blue tansy oil, white willow bark, and fruit enzymes, it works to clarify, slough off dead skin cells for a soft complexion, and soothe. For sure, this mask will treat your skin like the ~star~ it is 🌟.

    the jar of the blue mask glittering

    17. Korres Greek Yoghurt Cream Cleanser not only cleans but soothes and comforts skin with its hydrating cream-to-foam, soap-free formula. Using probiotic-rich Greek yogurt and calming amaranth seed and honeysuckle, it's gentle enough for extremely sensitive skin and keeps your skin nice and supple.

    18. Sunday Riley Tidal Enzyme Water Cream intensively hydrates and gives 24 hours of moisture so you know it's not kidding around! Hyaluronic acid and tamarind plump and alpha-arbutin reduces dark spots but that's not all — you can also pat this gently on top of makeup for instant radiance and hydration! This is great for some good ol' skin-loving.

    the open jar, showing the gel-like cream texture

    19. Neocutis Lumière Illuminating Eye Cream perks up tired, sagging eyes, boosts your cells' ability to repair, and increases firmness with hyaluronic acid and matrix proteins, which restructure sagging skin. And you get antioxidant protection against environmental damage too!

    the blue bottle open with its cap beside it

    20. COSRX One Step Clear Pads reduces acne scarring with gentle BHAs and willow bark, deep-cleans, gently exfoliates skin, and improves skin texture with but a swipe! It also helps minimize pores and regenerate skin cells. Your skin + this = spa date.

    the tub with the pads

    21. Weleda Skin Food Light Cream nourishes dry, flaky skin with its silky texture. It's a cult fave that's super lightweight and works overtime to leave skin soft and soothed with beeswax and sunflower oil. This is a multi-purpose cream that can be used on hands and body too.

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