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  1. prime day 2022
    This Derm-Approved Smoothing Cleanser Is 44 Percent Off for Prime DayI’ve been using it for more than a year and stand behind its gentle exfoliation (especially for this price).
  2. recommended by experts
    How to Get Rid of (and Prevent) Acne Scars, According to DermatologistsFor pimples that are gone but not forgotten.
  3. best in class
    The 6 Very Best Products for HyperpigmentationWe spoke to dermatologists, consulted reviews, and read medical journals to find the best treatment for hyperpigmentation.
  4. recommended by experts
    What’s the Best Body Scrub?Including the best for vegans, the best for very dry skin, the best on a budget, and more.
  5. this thing’s incredible
    I Found the Solution to My 4-Year-Old Cystic Zit on LinkedIn (of All Places)At one point, the zit grew so big I went to my GP, who assured me my dermal nemesis wasn’t life-threatening (though I still felt self-conscious).
  6. recommended by experts
    The Best Treatments for Sunburn, According to DermatologistsIncluding gels, lotions, creams — and some products you probably already have in your cupboard.
  7. best in class
    The 6 Very Best Moisturisers for Oily SkinThat won’t make you look like a greaseball.
  8. painless shopping
    28 Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Skin-care Products Under £20From salicylic acid serums to kale cleansers.
  9. this thing’s incredible
    This Five-Minute Acid Peel Makes My Skin Glow Like a RembrandtWithin two weeks, my complexion looked positively dewy, and the glow lasted all day.
  10. empty!
    The 6 Products Our Beauty Columnist Emptied Out in DecemberTo find out about the products worth excavating, we occasionally invite friends of the Strategist to tell us about their monthly empties.
  11. trust me i should know
    The Skin Care Drag Queen Farrah Moan Has Convinced Dozens of Queens to Use“If I’m really, really obsessed with a product, I tell at least 10 or 12 people about it.”
  12. trust me i should know
    I’ve Tried Over 40 Beauty Pie Products. These Are the Ones I Buy on Repeat.My vanity and bathroom are littered with Beauty Pie products in their handsome and minimal containers.
  13. your shopping cart
    What Readers Are Buying: Olive Oil, Children’s Books, and Night CreamWe reveal the top ten things you’ve been adding to your shopping cart in August.
  14. stuff we buy ourselves
    The Strategist Haul: What the Editors Bought in JulyIncluding linen bedsheets and two types of suncream.
  15. dupes week
    I Buy This Pixi Toner Dupe in Bulk (and Then Bring It Back to Berlin With Me)At £7 for 100ml, the tonic is about half the price of Pixi but just as effective.
  16. best of brand
    The Strategist Guide to Shopping at The OrdinaryWe’ve rounded up absolutely everything that we here at The Strategist have covered from The Ordinary.
  17. this thing’s incredible
    I Finally Found a Sustainable Toothpaste That Actually Protects My TeethYou get a sustainably packaged duo of toothpaste tubes, one for the day, and one for the night, plus a bamboo toothbrush.
  18. this thing’s incredible
    It’s Painfully Expensive, But This Toner Made My Hyperpigmentation History“Friends and family were constantly complimenting me on my skin’s glowiness.”
  19. recommended by experts
    What’s the Best Pregnancy Skin Care?We asked eight experts, including dermatologists and influencers, for their must-haves, including the best mask, moisturiser, and multi-use product.
  20. this thing’s incredible
    This Serum Makes My (Almost) 40-Year-Old Skin Look 25I’ve been using the serum for 12 years now and have stopped only once.
  21. deal of the day
    This Super-Gentle, Glow-Inducing Cleanser Is Almost a Third Off“After using it, my bare skin looks plump, fresh and glowy.”
  22. this thing’s incredible
    I’m a Male Model With Dermatitis. This Is The Only Product That Works.The first time I used it, it was revelatory. It took away the irritation that made me want to touch my sore patches, and helped with blackheads too.
  23. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Face Oil?From oils that contain probiotics to oils that are specifically formulated for use during pregnancy, there’s a face oil for everyone.
  24. skin week
    This Brightening, Plumping (and Very Rarely on-Sale) Serum Is 20 Percent Off“Any time I think I can do without this serum, my skin immediately proves me wrong.”
  25. skin week
    The French Lotion That Banished My Winter AshinessWhen I posted it on Instagram, four friends DM’d to sing its praises, too.
  26. skin week
    The Strategist Guide to Shopping at GlossierIncluding a cleanser beloved by VSCO Girls, a highlighter stick Rio swears by, a bodywash a makeup artist can’t shave without, and, yes, Boy Brow.
  27. skin week
    I Tried (and Repeatedly Failed) to Live Without This SerumWithin a few weeks of constant use, my skin was noticeably more uniform in texture and colour, and my skin was generally glowier and plumper.
  28. skin week
    These (Immensely Giftable) Ganni Washbags Are on Sale for Over Half-OffShould you be making a Christmas list, we suggest adding one to your basket — it’s the perfect find for a tricky sister-in-law.
  29. deal of the day
    This Glow-Giving (Sensitive Skin-Friendly) Face Oil Is Almost Half OffThe 30ml bottle is now on sale for £17 — meaning it’s the same price as a 10ml bottle elsewhere.
  30. skin week
    In Ten Years of Using Eye Creams, This Is The Only One I Buy on RepeatI tried it for the first time at 12,000 feet on my flight back to London. Even in the poor cabin lighting, I could see an immediate difference.
  31. skin week
    16 Famous People on Their Favourite MoisturisersFrom Maddie Ziegler on Bobbi Brown to Courtney Love on goop.
  32. skin week
    This £17 Serum Gave Me Clear, Hydrated (and Even Bouncy) SkinA two-in-one solution for skin that’s still breaking out and starting to age.
  33. skin week
    This Serum Gives Me Skin Like a Particularly Succulent PeachOther hyaluronic acid serums I’ve tried have been too tacky, too gooey, or just plain ineffective. But the MediK8 serum gave me instant results.
  34. this thing’s incredible
    I Take This (Better Than Compression Socks) Gel on Planes and Long Car JourneysThis gel works within minutes. I’m convinced you can see your legs shrink just seconds after using it.
  35. deal of the day
    Our Readers’ Favourite Moisturiser Is Now Half-PriceIt’s been in our most-bought list for five months.
  36. recommended by experts
    The Best Products to Preserve and Protect Tattoos, According to Tattoo Artists“I can’t stress enough, protect your tattoos from the sun, or they will fade.”
  37. trust me i should know
    The 13 Products a Veteran Beauty Writer Uses (Almost) Every Night“I’ve got especially strong opinions about what works and what’s an absolute waste.”
  38. recommended by experts
    The Best Facial Cleansing Brushes, According to Skincare Experts“There is no way your hands could move this effectively.”
  39. not a professional. just crazy.
    This Tinted Moisturizer Makes My Skin Look Flawless Even When I’m SicklyIf you, like me, like to look like you have perfectly luminous skin even when you emphatically don’t, this is a must-have.
  40. celebrity shopping
    What Diptyque Creative Director Myriam Badault Can’t Live Without“My boys say I am a dinosaur — nobody has an iPod any more.”
  41. not a professional. just crazy.
    The 8 Products I’ve Bought Over and Over AgainIf the bottle is empty, you know it’s been well loved.
  42. my hobbies include skin care
    My Wife Sniffed My Armpits to Help Me Find a Better DeodorantShe took a whiff after eight to ten hours of wear. (I don’t recommend this unless you are willing to get divorced.)
  43. this thing’s incredible
    This Korean Sleep Mask Gave Me the Most Radiant Skin of My LifeNot even Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask could compare.
  44. not a professional. just crazy.
    For the Second Anniversary of My Skin-Care Google Doc, I Updated ItIt includes a gunk-sucking spot treatment, an upgraded Shark Sauce, and a toner that makes me look like a cherub.