I love learning about celebrities’ favorite skincare products because when you think about it, celebrities have access to the best of the best. They can afford an impossible number of brands and products. When they genuinely support one of them, it’s meaningful and I can hope it delivers real, visible results. When multiple celebrities endorse the same skincare brand, I know it’s something special. This is the case with a little-known brand called Allies of Skin. Their highly effective products contain expertly formulated combinations of hero ingredients like peptides, antioxidants, retinol and exfoliating acids, just to name a few. As it turns out, this brand can count some highly recognizable people as its fans, including Kaia Gerber and January Jones — two celebrities known for their glowing, healthy-looking skin. When I discovered this, I knew I had to try. That’s what I did and now I also consider myself a fan. Ahead, see the specific products that Gerber and Jones love most. So, here are the products I tried, some of which have become staples of my skincare routine.
She counts the brand’s cleaner as one of her favorite products. It’s mild and sulfate-free and contains ingredients like silk amino acids, vitamin C, green and white tea extract, and astaxanthin (a powerful antioxidant). It is formulated for all skin types, including dry skin, as it cleanses without stripping away moisture.
Gerber is also a fan of the brand’s best-selling product, which is basically a serum-moisturizer hybrid. It contains peptides to plump the skin, seven brightening ingredients to eliminate dullness and discoloration, and nine antioxidants to fight free radicals.
Next is this oil, which contains bakuchiol, an ingredient known to be a natural alternative to retinol. It also features 11 plant oils including organic rosehip, sea buckthorn, black cumin, pumpkin seed and pomegranate oils. Together they firm, smooth and hydrate the skin.
The final product in Gerber’s lineup is this night cream formulated with skin-smoothing peptides and retinal – not retinol. The first is a mild vitamin A ingredient that is considered safe for sensitive skin. There’s also argan oil, cranberry seed oil and Indian ginseng extract to hydrate and reduce the signs of aging.
One of her favorite products is the brand’s Vitamin C serum. It’s unique in that it’s a water-free formula, which the brand claims makes vitamin C even more potent, providing brightening effects and antioxidant protection. If Jones’ smooth, glowing, glowing complexion is any indication, it works.
Jones also shared his love for this overnight sleeping mask. With a blend of exfoliating acids (including glycolic, lactic and salicylic), as well as antioxidants and a retinoid complex, it promises to smooth and brighten the skin in just three applications.
When it came time to test these formulas, I knew I wanted to try Gerber and Jones’ favorite products and, if I was lucky, a few others that caught my eye. I tested the formulas over the course of two weeks, which isn’t very long in a skincare sense, but I started seeing results almost immediately. First let me give you some information about my skin. It’s prone to redness, sensitivity, and dehydration, which is why it craves light moisture. If something is too heavy, I start to see some texture and clogged pores. If something is too light, I start to see dullness and feel an uncomfortable feeling of tightness. So for me, finding products that work effectively without causing excessive redness or irritation is a fine balance. To my surprise, none of the products I tried triggered my rosacea or caused irritation. Instead, I started to see a visible difference within about a week. The sun damage that lingers on my cheeks was minimized and my skin looked plump and hydrated. Ahead, see my favorite products that I think are totally worth it.
I have one word for this cleaner: dreamy. The silky, peach-colored formula builds into a lightweight lather. It effectively removes sunscreen and excess oil without stripping my skin. (I can’t stand it when cleansers increase my dehydration and redness.) It’s gentle enough for me to use morning and night, which is important since some other formulas are just too harsh for my skin to handle twice a day.
This is my favorite product of all that I’ve tried, and I don’t say that lightly. I love the formula rich in peptides and antioxidants. I like knowing that it’s defending my skin from free radicals throughout the day and acting as a sort of “reset” for my skin at night. (Yes, I use it morning and night after cleansing.)
As for the texture, it is silky and light. It doesn’t compress or leave an uncomfortable waxy feeling behind like some other daily moisturizers. It’s so good, and I’m completely addicted to it.
When I first tried this oil, I was amazed at how glowing it made my skin. In fact, the first night I applied it, my sister complimented my skin and asked why it looked so good. I think that’s partly due to the oil’s slight orange tint, which instantly made my skin look healthy and tanned. I’m sure the bakuchiol and the blend of 11 vegetable oils didn’t do any harm either.
Okay, here’s a product I found on my own. In other words, it didn’t come to me on a celebrity recommendation. It is a moisturizer that contains ultra-soothing ingredients that protect the skin barrier, such as oat protein, ceramides, panthenol, squalane and black cumin oil.
I used it after an exfoliating mask and my redness disappeared overnight. I am not kidding. This will be a product I keep in my collection to use whenever my skin is compromised and stressed or when I go a little overboard with exfoliation.
This is the ultimate “glass skin” serum. With peach extract, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, it deeply hydrates and refines the texture. My sensitive skin basically drinks it.
I’m also a big fan of the brand’s moisturizer, which I’ve been using faithfully for years. Its antioxidant-rich formula leaves my skin soft, smooth and supple.
If you didn’t know that Barney’s had an eponymous skincare line and you’re questioning whether it could actually be any good, trust me – it is. This toner, while expensive, is one of the best I’ve used. It’s made in Korea and it drenches the skin with moisture, vitamin C and vitamin E. I can’t get enough of it.
This budget-friendly exfoliating mask uses three forms of exfoliation – AHAs, BHAs and enzymes – to dramatically smooth and brighten skin in a matter of minutes. Even though it’s super effective, it doesn’t leave my skin freaking out with redness and irritation.
Here it is, folks — my all-time favorite sunscreen. This Korean innovation provides my skin with SPF 50 and lots of hydration. The best part, though, is the finish. There is absolutely no white cast to speak of, and it absorbs into my skin like a dream.
This cleanser reminds me of an adult version of the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser ($6) as it has a lovely citrus scent that I find so refreshing in the morning. Its formula rich in antioxidants and vitamin C derived from citrus fruits promises to brighten the skin while delivering anti-aging results.
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