The Viral Skincare Products Actually Worth the Hype
Makeup artist Cher Webb has tried everything, but which TikTok-famous formulas are worth the investment? Here she shares her favourites
Ultimately, I love a beauty product that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum results, especially when it comes to skincare. I'm very particular when selecting new products for my makeup kit; I always take time to get to know a product well by testing and analysing the results over time. These practical, user-friendly and effective products tend to create a huge hype on social media and often become global trends which go viral, for these reasons.
I’m passionate about skincare and love trying and experiencing new formulas and innovations to achieve the best skin quality possible. When discovering new products I look for instant results as well as the long-term benefits plus I'm drawn to versatile products that do a bit of everything. As a makeup artist it’s always been about the skin prep and the need for quick results to create a smooth and radiant canvas before any makeup goes on. These insta-famous must-haves can help make perfect skin achievable.
Here are some of my favourite viral skincare products…
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, £89
I am a huge fan of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare and my skin loves these products! The whole collection for the face and body is dermatologist-lead and combines science and nature with new and innovative methods and formulas. These handy two-step daily treatment sachets are fast-acting with a high dose of AHA and BHAs, antioxidants and vitamins to rejuvenate dull skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's best to start first with the ultra gentle pads, then gradually build up to the extra strength formula.Shop Now
Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Serum SKINSCREEN™, £36
Queen Screen is an absolute delight to apply and feels so lightweight and silky on the skin. The brand itself feels modern, fun and luxurious and the whole collection has redefined SPF, making application feel like a ritual as it works in harmony with the rest of your skincare. The texture glides on and preps the skin beautifully with a 50+ protection that lasts and boosts radiance as you wear it and never creates any pilling. It’s also a truly invisible formula and has a soft delicate fresh floral fragrance that I'm instantly drawn to. It performs like a skin serum, adding luminosity whilst protecting against UVA and UVB rays and is cleverly packaged in an eye-catching neon bottle that stands out on the dressing table and looks fabulous and vibrant when applying on the beach!Shop Now
Medik8 Press & Glow Tonic, £27
One simple action for an instant brighter and clearer complexion. This gentle exfoliating toner has an iconic one step pump and push nozzle and gives you an immediate and glowing result. It encourages cell renewal and is non-drying with no irritation or adverse side effects and works effectively on all skin types.Shop Now
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum, £70
This product is a firm favourite of mine and is clinically proven to firm the skin, boost hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines with speedy visible results in just one week. The gel-like texture instantly awakens the eye and is packed with a cocktail of ingredients including retinol, bakuchiol and ferulic acid to help support the skin's natural collagen production. I also love how this preps the eye beautifully before makeup, boosting hydration and giving concealer a head start by creating a smoother and more refined skin surface. Also the handy airless pump means less waste and I always keep mine cool by storing in the fridge!Shop now
Ultra Violette Sheen Screen™ SPF 50 Hydrating Lip Balm, £16
Also, gone are the days of lip care protection being an afterthought. The Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balms add a hint of colour and soft sheen whilst smoothing and softening the lips. They're a perfect summer addition to the makeup bag plus they smell so good! The formula is available in four shades as well as a clear soft shimmer.Shop Now