I Promise These 20 Worth-the-Hype Products Will Wake Your Skin Up

Simply put, it’s our job to find the best beauty products out there for you. From the newest serum to the hottest lipstick color to the dry shampoo that will change your life, we will find it, test it, and let you know what we think. We’re not complaining. It’s a pretty fun gig, and we’ll volunteer to be beauty guinea pigs any day.

But one of the cool things to come out of this is finding out what products you’re loving and buying. It helps us figure out what you want to learn more about and what you’re into so we can bring even more personalized recs to you.

Because we share a lot of our favorites with you every single day, we recognize it might be hard to keep up. So we’ve decided to put together a handy weekly list of what we love and what you love—consider this a CliffsNotes, one-stop shop of what’s really trending and worth adding to your cart at this very moment.

This week, we’re talking the products that can really turn your tired skin around. You know, the skincare that gives you a flawless glow even if you’re running on 3 hours of sleep. Take a look at what the Who What Wear universe (including editors, staffers, and readers) is obsessed with right now, and if you don’t see a new favorite on this list, we’d love to know. Send us a DM.

I just started using this cult-favorite serum after hearing all of my Who What Wear colleagues rave about its amazing benefits, which include giving your skin a healthy glow. After a few days, my skin does feel softer and does look a little bit brighter, so it’s looking like it’s working for me.

Managing editor of branded content Caitie Schlisserman says this peel will have you waking up with a brighter complexion in the morning. It’s made with lactic and glycolic acids to slough off dead skin cells, while also hydrating the skin.

One of the telltale signs of tiredness is dark under-eye circles. These eye gels contain elastin, hexapeptide, ginkgo biloba, and CoQ10 to de-puff eyes. Apply them to the under-eye area for 10 minutes.

This scrub not only cleanses the skin, but it also improves the skin tone. Some mechanical exfoliants can be harsh, but this one works, even with sensitive skin. It also has smoothing ingredients like jojoba and castor oils.

This product is another favorite in the Who What Wear office. It works to brighten, renew, and tighten skin, thanks to ingredients like antioxidants, vitamins C and E, peptides, retinol, AHAs, and hyaluronic acid.

Shiseido’s moisturizing cream has a lightweight gel texture that is super refreshing. It’s formulated to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. Plus, it will lock in moisture all day long and protect against pollen and pollutants.

This best-selling eye cream is formulated with vitamin C to reduce the appearance of dark circles while targeting fine lines and wrinkles. Apply it first thing in the morning to wake up those tired eyes.

If you’re looking for a cheaper option for retinol, put CeraVe’s serum on your radar. Especially formulated to address post-acne marks, it brightens, smooths, and restores the skin barrier.

This daily cleanser contains the antioxidant lycopene and hydrolyzed wheat protein to purify and hydrate the skin, leaving behind a radiant complexion. It’s powerful enough to remove makeup, too.

Contributor Caitlin Burnett says every time she wears this serum she gets compliments on how good her skin looks. The serum targets dark spots and uneven skin tone and promotes a healthy glow. It contains grapevine sap (which is supposed to be more potent than vitamin C) and olive squalane.

Mario Badescu’s mask is formulated with vitamin C, kaolin clay, and oatmeal to purify, smooth, calm, and brighten. Apply it for five to 10 minutes for best results. You can use it up to three times a week.

Schlisserman has used this product nightly––she says it seriously works. “It’s a high-strength lactic acid peeling formula that helps with uneven skin tone and texture and dullness. It’s one of the best, most affordable options out there, IMHO.”

Made with superfoods like kale, spinach, and spirulina, this unique eye cream delivers vitamins C,E, and K to the skin to boost moisture and refresh the eyes. It’s fast absorbing, so you know it gets to work quickly.

Apply three to five drops of this formula two times a day to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. The brightening serum contains kojic acid, tranexamic acid, and niacinamide, which all work to target discoloration.

This mask is a two-for-one: It hydrates and exfoliates. Ingredients like glycolic acid promote cell turnover, while pumpkin, vitamin C, and turmeric give the skin a glow.

We have a lot of Magic Cream fans in our office, which adds up since the product is ultramoisturizing and refreshing. It’s formulated to boost collagen production and cell renewal and revive tired, dull skin.

Burnett says that, even though glycolic acid can be harsh on her sensitive skin, these peel pads work for her because they’re also soaked in vitamin K and chamomile to soothe. She uses them once a week for glowing skin

Beauty editor Erin Jahns swears by this brightening serum: “I apply it every morning post-cleanser and toner, pre-sunscreen. And I never fail to get compliments on my ‘glowing’ skin in the hours afterward.”

Wearing eye masks can look a little silly, but these give off a luxe vibe because they’re made of gold foil. And not only do they look cool, they also work. They contain a serum with hyaluronic acid, aloe leaf extract, and lavender oil. And that gold foil? It’s there to retain heat and prevent the serum from evaporating.

Versed’s Weekend Glow is my favorite daily toner. I never have dull, sad-looking skin when I use it. It contains kojic and azelaic acids, AHAs, and bearberry extract––all ingredients that are gentle and not drying. Next up, 4 major cleansing mistakes everyone is probably guilty of making.