6 Beauty Trends Making Waves on Reddit
You likely see trends circulating your favorite beauty boards, threads, and social media communities. And that’s a good thing, because what better place to get makeup and skin care tips, advice, and trends than from your fellow beauty-loving peers? Below, we’ve complied the six beauty trends that Reddit users can’t get enough of. Keep reading to find out what they are!
Reddit Beauty Trend #1: On-the-Go Beauty
Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to fit in your entire beauty routine. Enter the on-the-go beauty trend. From doing your makeup during your morning commute to applying a face mask mid-flight, multi-tasking has become an increasingly popular way to check off all the boxes of your beauty routine without sacrificing too much time in your busy schedule. Below, we’re sharing a handful of our favorite skin care products—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that lend themselves well for use while on-the-go.
La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Ultra
Had to skip a cleanser this morning? No problem. Just use micellar water. This no-rinse alternative cleanses down to microscopic pollution particles. Dirt-encapsulating micelles in the formula attract dirt, oil, and makeup, so you can easily and gently wipe them away.
La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Ultra, $19.99 MSRP
Garnier SkinActive The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask - Glow-Boosting
The inspiration behind the Reddit beauty trend, a sheet mask is a step in your skin care routine you can save for your morning commute as there’s no need to rinse. This water-based hydrating face mask contains hyaluronic acid to flood skin with intense, weightless hydration. The non-greasy, intense glow-boosting formula hydrates, illuminates, and enhances skin's radiance. Simply apply, wait 15 minutes, remove, and massage any remaining product into your skin.
Lancôme Absolue L'Extrait Mist
This superfine hydrating mist is formulated with natural rosewater to soften, hydrate, and revive the radiance of your skin. Spray it on-the-go to envelop your skin in freshness and comfort.
Lancôme Absolue L'Extrait Mist, $140 MSRP
Reddit Beauty Trend #2: Sun Protection
We know, we know: sun protection isn’t really a trend. But since sunscreen is so important for maintaining the health of your skin, it’s a skin care product that will never go out of style. So just because summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean your use of sunscreen should. Beauty fanatics on Reddit know full-how how crucial daily sunscreen applications are for keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Remember, the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause wrinkles, age spots, and loose skin, not to mention some skin cancers. If you haven’t yet found an SPF 15 or higher to call your own (what are you waiting for?!), give the below SkinCeuticals sunscreen a try.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
This sheer, tinted sunscreen adapts to most skin tones without a white cast. The weightless fluid combines 100% mineral filters with translucent color spheres for effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and an even, radiant finish. If you’re a frequenter of Reddit boards, you’re sure to find this sunscreen mentioned by many as a favorite.
Reddit Beauty Trend #3: Gentle Cleansers
While cleansing is an essential step in your skin care routine, many cleansers can be harsh and drying. To remove dirt and impurities from your skin’s surface without stripping away much-needed moisture, reach for a gentle cleanser instead. These mild formulas still deliver a deep clean, the only difference being they’re specially formulated not to irritate the skin or cause over-drying.
Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser
This gentle cleanser is free of sulfates, alcohol, fragrances, parabens, oil, and soap. The extra-gentle formula effectively removes face makeup, impurities, and excess oil all while caring for your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and clean—never tight or dry.
Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser, $11.99 MSRP
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
This gel cleanser gently foams to deeply cleanse your skin. The formula—with three essential ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid—effectively removes excess oil, dirt, and makeup. Fragrance-free, this cleanser is suitable for normal to oily skin.
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, $9 MSRP
Reddit Beauty Trend #4: Minimalist Skin Care Routine
As the saying goes, less is more. Reddit skin care addicts are swapping their lengthy skin care routines in favor of shorter alternatives. Limit your routine to the essentials and gain some inspiration to start your own minimalist skin care routine by checking out our Ultimate Skin Care Guide for the Minimalist.
Reddit Beauty Trend #5: The Shelfie
Yes, you read that right. While a good ol’ face mask selfie is always fun, Reddit users have made it clear that shelfies are the move when it comes to showcasing their go-to skin care products. Get in on this beauty trend by placing your skin care products with the prettiest packaging front and center on your vanity or shelf and snapping a picture. Products that look as good as they work? Yes and yes.
Reddit Beauty Trend #6: Vitamin C Serum
We’re willing to bet some pretty pennies on the fact that glowing, radiant skin isn’t going out of style anytime soon. To achieve brighter-looking skin, a vitamin C serum is basically a must—and Reddit users would agree. These formulas can help boost your skin’s natural radiance while also delivering a dose of antioxidant protection. Below, we’re sharing a few of our favorite vitamin C serums from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands.
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
This vitamin C serum contains pure vitamin C and hyaluronic acid and can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin’s texture and radiance.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum
Formulated with 10% pure vitamin C, this highly potent serum effortlessly glides onto skin to immediately restore skin’s radiance and reduce wrinkles.
Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum
This potent Vitamin C serum combines 15% pure vitamin C and hyaluronic acid for skin that is brighter and feels tighter as if lifted in just 10 days. The formula contains just 11 ingredients and is paraben- and fragrance-free.
Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum, $28.50 MSRP