Are there products that get mentioned over and over on WIMJ?
Sure. But there are so many products, and also so many multiple treatment uses for many or most of the same products. So you really have to narrow down what you need, what your skin “likes,” and what you are looking for. There’s also the matter of BUDGET and product affordability vs. effectiveness. 👍🏽🎈
Cerave cleansers and moisturizers are in the top for sure, Paula’s choice BHA 2% as well
I love the Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser! Haven't tried their moisturizer but I would...that and Vanicream. I tried the Paula's Choice peptide booster and it was sticky so that turned me away from other PC products. I don't even know if I'd need a BHA.
I think Matahari's point is spot on: with skincare, popularity of products doesn't mean good results for your skin. I like to start with what my top priority skin goals are and how much my skin can take in terms of tolerance to actives. Then I decide on the actives I want to go for to target these goals (while balancing the risk of irritation), and only then look for specific products based on my budget and textures I find convenient.
For example, if the top priority goals are to help dryness and reduce sensitivity, then it wouldn't make sense to go for retinoids and exfoliating acids, even though products with them are very popular. If the skin isn't sensitive and isn't prone to inflamed acne and hyperpigmentation, then a basic routine (sunscreen, moisturizer, sunscreen) plus a weekly peel might be the winning formula. The story would be different for acne, where it probably makes sense to go for a retinoid, but keeping most other actives like vitamin C and AHAs out of the routine until the point the active breakouts are under control...
But still, there are some gem products in each category (e.g. favs among budget retinoids, BHAs, mineral sunscreens... Haha, I am not sure I made anything easier with this bedsheet of a response 😅
I've seen this product a lot, it's in 19 user routines it says https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/isntree-hyaluronic-acid-watery-sun-gel
Yes, I think people love the light texture. I think there is a review where it caused irritation though - but it could be because of individual sensitivity to an ingredient
I've tried that too! I loved it! It's really thin and watery...very light. I think it's a Korean sunscreen.