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Five Best skincare brands for 20-somethings

December 28, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments
Whilst us boomers are enjoying great advances in skincare, I am shocked at how short-changed 20-somethings are. They get to choose between treated as though they are still an acne-prone teenager or are welcomed into adulthood by staid and stale regimes such as Clinique's impoverished three-step thing (it's been around since I was 20-something). There are 20-something brands, but all too often they use manic marketing to disguise mediocre products (think Philosophy).

20-somethings, thankfully, are an eco-conscious generation and so the first criteria for their skincare shopping should be do no evil, to themselves or the planet. Nor will they with John Masters Organics for hair and skin. While 20-somethings don't need heavy duty anti-agers, they do need to get off to a good start with a skincare regime that keeps the skin healthy and glowing. Happily, there are lovely botanical brands such as Stem and Suki that will do just that. And, while not all of our Five Best brand picks are found in the bargain bins, we have made more than a nod to the fact 20-somethings are acutely feeling squeezed by the economy. It doesn't get better value than Yes To Carrots and for bathroom cabinet basics Weleda just cleans up.
  • August 15, 2011

    by Catriona

    Clarins is the all time best ever for skin care and Lush is the all time best for hair care i have suffered all by teenage life with mild acne, blackheads aswell as dry skin and spent everything from £1.99 to £100 and I can honestly say that Clarins is the best I have combination skin and I am prone to black heads and white heads and suffer from mila I have not suffered with this while using clarins, I wouldn't use anything else.

    Throughout my teenage years I also suffered with greasy flat hair and Lush has really made my hair bouncy clean and amazing TRY IT :)

  • September 25, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Anna, you made my day! Thank you for your kind words. Checked you out on Youtube and - of course - hit the like button. You have most amazing eyes and skin - Boscia must be doing something right. Please keep sharing what works - and doesn't - for you.

  • September 25, 2010

    by Anna

    You really nailed it. I'm 25 and you are correct about what I'm looking for. I have banned parabens, sulfates, talc & as much toxic crap as possible from my home. I love Boscia's Clear Complexion Line and have been recently venturing out into the yes to cucumbers line. I've even started a youtube channel that sites your website quite frequently. I adore you and the thorough information and research you provide! THANK YOU! I thought cystic acne was my own fault until I read your info about mineral make up and realized it was actually the bismuth oxychloride in my bare minerals foundation. Needless to say I no longer trust companies and I swear by your site. I'm truely thankful for such a wonderful service you provide.

  • July 21, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Lindsay, Thanks so much for your comment. Evan Healy is new to me and I just took a look and the ingredients look great. I've ordered the moisturizer and the pomegranate serum. I'll post a review in a few weeks.

  • July 20, 2010

    by Lindsay

    This eco-conscious 28-year-old with oily skin has had amazing results using Origins' Clean Energy Cleansing Oil, John Masters Vitamin C Serum (night), Evan Healy's Light Moisture Fluid (day), and Juice Beauty's peel and new organic Refining Finishing Powder.

    Love Juice Organics Citrus Brightening conditioner (luxuriously thick and moisturizing and only $8.99) but still haven't found an organic shampoo I'm crazy about. Eager to try Nuture My Body's since it's received glowing reviews here!

  • December 28, 2009

    by ha ly

    As a 20 something, it is hard to purchase all these best five. I'm glad I'm making the changes slowly though. I just want to say that Walgreens has good deals on Yes to Carrot products from time to time. They sometimes have buy one get one half off or just sales on certain products. I bought Juice Beauty products from Gilt for half price before. I bought my Clarisonic for a really good price at with tax and everything for two reg Clarisonic (also got $30 gift certificate from it for future purchases). The brushes there are 20% off right now. They also have a rewards system.

    I think if you just slowly change your products, it won't feel as costly. Also, look for sales here and there. I hope this helps other 20 somethings.

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