Cult Favorites: The 7 Products Every Beauty Editor Loves
It goes without saying that beauty editors love to try and test out the latest and greatest products. In fact, it’s often part of their job description. But no matter how many new products land onto their desks, they’ll still make their way back to the classics. Because let’s face it, when you’ve had the opportunity to play with a million and one moisturizers, serums, and cleansers, you know which products are worth using (and purchasing) in your routine. While everyone has their personal faves, the products that truly stand out are the ones that widely receive love from beauty editors. We’ve rounded up 7 of these much-loved beauty products—aka beauty editor cult favorites—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands and we’re sharing all the details, below. Keep reading, then start stocking up on these skin care staples.
Cult Favorite #1: Clarisonic Mia 2 Facial Cleansing Brush
A few years ago, sonic cleansing brushes may have seemed like a trend that would come and go, but Clarisonic has proven that’s just not the case. Head into any beauty editor bathroom, and you’re bound to find a Clarisonic—or two—ready to deliver the ultimate skin cleanse. The Clarisonic Mia 2 Facial Cleansing Brush is a favorite for editors and consumers alike, thanks to its ability to remove impurities that are trapped in pores and help skin care products absorb better—making sure our faces are ready for all the cult favorites to come.
Cult Favorite #2: CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion counts not only beauty editors, but dermatologists among its fans, which is always a good sign. The fragrance-free, lightweight, non-irritating lotion may seem simple, but that’s the point! It’s a total beauty myth that every product you slather your skin with should promise dramatic results or be full of fad ingredients. Those certainly have their time and place, but sometimes you need to go back to basics. Even beauty editors have to, and this potent lotion is the perfect way to do it. It provides multiple layers of nurturing and protective ingredients—including ceramides and hyaluronic acid—to the skin over time, leaving skin softened and moisturized, but never greasy.
Cult Favorite #3: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
We’re letting you in on something not-so-secret: beauty editors love antioxidants. Now that you know that little fact, it should come as no surprise that they also love SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. This antioxidant serum features a formula combining vitamins C and E with ferulic acid and helps to enhance protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays to better prevent premature signs of aging. When a few drops, once a day, are enough to help skin look more youthful over time, it’s no surprise the serum rapidly achieved cult status.
Cult Favorite #4: La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
Annoying breakouts may send you running straight to the derm, begging for a solution, but what if we told you that isn’t always necessary? As beauty editors, we have the numbers of a handful of skin care experts in our back pocket, but that doesn’t stop us from turning to a drugstore spot treatment in a pinch. For less-persistent pimples, we’ll hold off on calling up a trusted dermatologist, and reach for La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. Formulated with benzoyl peroxide, the spot treatment can be dotted onto any areas effected by acne, to help reduce the number and severity of acne blemishes, while helping to clear blackheads and whiteheads. Breakouts be gone.
Cult Favorite #5: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is one product in particular that’s made a name for itself in the beauty industry. The replenishing elixir, made with pure essential oils and distilled botanicals, can be smoothed on at night, helping to visibly restore the appearance of skin by morning. That’s the kind of beauty sleep we love.
Cult Favorite #6: Lancôme Bi-Facil
If you’ve ever thought that all makeup removers are created equal, it’s time to see the light. Go ahead and saturate a cotton pad with Lancôme Bi-Facil, sweeping it over your skin, and it won’t be long before everything becomes crystal clear. There’s a reason this eye makeup removing solution receives widespread adoration from beauty editors. Meant for all skin types and suitable even for sensitive eyes, the double-phase liquid feels fresh as water, yet removes even waterproof eye makeup. If you’ve ever struggled to remove day-old mascara, you’ll know this product is the holy grail of makeup removal.
Cult Favorite #7: Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Comparative to some things on this list, face setting sprays haven’t been a makeup mainstay for all that long. And still, a few short years of prominence and popularity have been plenty for a mist like the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to gain a cult following. Don’t doubt it, every editor has a travel-sized spritzer of this setting spray at her desk or tucked away in her purse. Why? Because you never know when you’ll need to ensure your makeup will last through your next beauty product launch event.