As our attention spans get shorter by the day, it makes sense that we're now consuming more and more of our beauty content on TikTok instead of YouTube.
If you already have a scrolling addiction, skincare TikTok is only going to multiply that, between the product reviews, drugstore finds and dermatologist recommendations.
Trust us, once you find skincare TikTok, you'll never leave... at least not without a new understanding of what niacinamide does for your skin and a Korean product addition.
No doubt most of you will already be familiar with (and follow) Hyram. His celebrity skincare reaction videos are legendary, as is his love for CeraVe, but Hyram isn't the only skinfluencer on the app worth following.
Dermatologists like Dr Shah (@DermDoctor) use their 30 second videos to cover different skin conditions, as well as tips for removing blackheads that don't involve pore strips.
If you're on a budget, @BauerBeauty shares her 'esthetician approved' supermarket skincare finds, so you can save your hard-earned money but still soothe your skin barrier. While others like @YayayaYoung share their tips, products and routines for how they get their skin looking like a slab of marble.
To make things a little easier to navigate, we've compiled a list of some of our favourite experts, enthusiasts and influencers, who are worth losing hours of your life to.
Just promise us that after being introduced to skincare TikTok you'll finally quit that face wipe addiction... and wear SPF everyday.
Future you will thank us...
Of course Hyram has to be number one on our list. The skincare enthusiast blew up on YouTube after his honest review of Kylie Skin went viral and he is single-handedly to blame for the TikTok CeraVe uprising. Our favourite Hyram videos have to be his skincare reactions. If you want to feel better about your life, we highly recommend watching him roast your favourite celebrities as they slather on essential oils.
Bauer Beauty is obsessed with protecting your skin barrier and roasting brands who release products with skincare formulas she doesn't agree with. If you're on the hunt for affordable supermarket skincare her 'esthetician approved' series will help you find the hidden gems on the drugstore shelves.
Dr Shah is a dermatologist who shares his knowledge on a range of skincare topics and conditions. He covers everything from why you're addicted to lip balm (and how to break that habit), to signs of hormonal imbalance on the skin.
Dr Rattan specialises in skin of colour and posts video specifically for non-caucasian skin. She covers everything from the best CeraVe products for people of colour, to the best acids for skin of colour.
@YayayaYoung's channel description tells you everything you need to know about his personality - "Egg Looking Straight Skincare Specialist". Not only does he have incredible skin, but he shares his tips all with a sense of humour.
Do you remember in The Office when Michael Scott asks Oscar to "explain it to me like I'm five"? Well that's exactly what Dr Dustin Portela does with skincare. Some of our favourite videos are where he teaches his daughter about ingredients, because sadly no one taught us about vitamin C in school.
If you like your skincare tips served with a healthy side of humour, @Whatsonvisface is your woman. From comparing The Batchelor contestants to hyaluronic acid formulas, to recommending the best under eye tinted sunscreens for TikTok addicts. Skin nerds have a safe place here.
Charlotte is passionate about three things: cutting the BS out of skincare, reading clinical studies and sculpting her face with her NuFACE device. If that sounds good to you, you now know where to find her.
Amongst his videos of wildly fascinating ocean and animal facts (terrified of caterpillars now tbh), JC's skincare round ups and honest reviews are incredible helpful.
If you've seen a skincare trend floating round on social media, chances are medical esthetician Cassandra has posted a video debunking the 'science' behind it.
If ingredients labels confuse the hell out of you and you don't know what percentage of niacinamide you should be using, Lisa (who is an actual chemist) is here to make that all that information way more digestible.
If you're after short, informative and straight to the point skincare videos, dermatologist Dr Howard is here to help. She covers everything from butt, to back acne, along with various 'how to' explainers.
If you like incredible skin, sprinkled with a controversial opinion, Ben is the influencer for you. From why he doesn't like CeraVe *gasp*, to popular products he doesn't rate, we might not always agree with him, but we are always keen to listen to his point of view.
Dr Joyce is a trained dermatologist, so you can be safe in the knowledge that her videos deliver nothing but expert advice. If you want a professional's opinion, she is an absolute must to follow.
Skincare enthusiast Shannon shares her reviews on affordable products (cleansers are her speciality). If you struggle with acne she shares her experience and what worked for her.
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