Ask a Beauty Editor: 7 Skincare Lines That Make It Easy to Streamline Your Routine
Ever wanted to pick the brain of a beauty editor? Or get beauty product recommendations from someone who has tried them all? You've come to the right place. In our weekly series, beauty editor Hana Hong answers your biggest skincare, hair care, and makeup questions, all submitted by Real Simple readers. Tune in every Tuesday and submit your own burning beauty questions here for a chance to be featured.
Reader question: I'm looking for a good skincare line with everything...cleanser, toner, and moisturizer included! —@belmarbubby
Developing a skincare routine is typically lauded as self-care, but oftentimes it can just feel…overwhelming. How many steps do we really need? Which ingredients do what? Which formulas should and shouldn't be combined?
With the beauty aisles these days basically overflowing with supposed "must-haves," a surplus of skincare ingredients, and hundreds of new brands, deciphering a skincare routine is harder than ever. Add to that the fact that everyone has different skin—and therefore different skin types, concerns, goals, etc.—and skincare can start feeling more like rocket science.
Amidst the marketing noise, there are some brands trying to simplify things. By streamlining their products into categories like ingredient type, skin goals, and time of application, it makes shopping for—and applying—skincare a whole lot easier. From cleansers to serums to moisturizers, I've highlighted a few standout collections below so you can shop everything you need, all in one place.