Our 18 best Skincare Brands

Welcome to the page where we showcase the best of the best skincare brands in the industry. We aim to base our selection on the primary aspects on which a brand is generally judged, namely:

The cleanliness of their content, considering that a product is only as good as its worst ingredient. We do so by observing the ingredients and sniffing out fragrances, fillers and preservatives that may be harmful to the skin. More, the level of corporate social integrity around the sourcing of raw ingredients and and their transparency of these processes. Their overal ecological footprint - referring to the production processes and the extent to which packaging is recyclable. Whether they are cruelty free or not is largely consider given that modern day product testing has advance in a way that animal testing is basically redundant and no longer necessary.

Our favourite brands include; Drunk Elephant, Glow Recipe, Youth To The People, Wishful Skin, Dermalogica, Paula's Choice, Fenty Skin, Supergoop, Laneige, Pixi Beauty, Dr. Jart +, Tony Moly, Caudalie, COSRX, I'm From, Neogen, Cult Beauty, Little Wonderland

 

1. Drunk Elephant

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About Drunk Elephant

Founded by Tiffany Masterson in 2012 to tackle her own skin concerns. She based her research around isolating ingredients to test their effectivity individually. She then drew a conclusion of 6 suspicious ingredients to avoid on your skin at all costs: essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, SLS. You wont see any of these ingredients on the drunk elephant tubes.

The name is inspired by the myth behind elephants who eat fruit that have fallen from the marula tree and the natural alcohols in the fruit get the elephants drunk. Although it is a myth, the name gives indication to the sole ingredient that is found in each Drunk Elephant skincare product; marula that is high in antioxidants and fatty acids. This aids in avoiding or treating elephant skin, that is dry and cracked skin.

 

For customer services, Drunk Elephant can be reached directly through their website under the “contact us” page or you could find them on one of the social media platforms; namely Instagram or Facebook by the username: youthtothepeople

Shipping and Return Policies vary per outlet from which they are purchased. It is best to either contact customer services or run a search on the webshop that you choose to purchase from and find the shipping and return details applicable to that store.

2. Glow Recipe

About Glow Recipe

Glow Recipe was founded by Christine Chang and Sara Lee, who pitched their concept to the investor panel on Shark Tank. Their vision was to create clean beauty and provide it at affordable prices. They have now grown into a multi-million dollar company.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

The customer service of the outlet you purchased can be contacted through the website’s Contact Us Page or one of their social media accounts.

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

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3. Youth To The People

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About Youth To The People

Founded in 2015, Youth To The People is operated by Greg & Joe who continues to run the family business. The brand is all about people. Their vision is built around formulating Pro-Grade Vegan products that are rich in nutrition with ingredients that are consciously sourced. Their entire line consists of unique superfood active ingredients. Moreover, everything about their brand is environmentally ethical in the way that ingredients are sourced, their production process, and 100% recyclable packaging.

For customer services, Youth To The People can be reached directly through their website under the “contact us” page or you could find them on one of the social media platforms; namely Instagram or Facebook by the username: youthtothepeople

Shipping and Return Policies vary per outlet from which they are purchased. It is best to either contact customer services or run a search on the webshop that you choose to purchase from and find the shipping and return details applicable to that store.

4. Wishful Skin

About Wishful Skin

Wishful Skin is the sister line of the Makeup Empire Huda Beauty founded by the beauty blogger Huda Kattan. Huda has struggled with her acne-prone and uneven skin type and has tried everything on the market, until one day, she got inspired by the Korean Skincare regimens to create her own line. Thus, Wishful was born after years of research and testing formulas until they were ready for a long-awaited launch.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Wishful website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

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5. Dermalogica

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About Dermalogica

Dermalogica was founded by skin therapist Jane Wurwand whose vision was to create skincare products at a professional grade to supply clean beauty skin centers with and later on offered the products in consumer formats as she believes that clean skin-care should be accessible to the public.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Dermalogica website or through one of their social media platforms. 

However, shipping policies vary per country; hence if you visit the Dermalogica outlet that applies to your location, you should usually find the relevant shipping information that applies to you at the bottom of the page or the end of your purchase before you finalize it. 

6. Paula's Choice

 About Paula's Choice

Paula Beguon has worked in the beauty industry for decades; she aims to bring light to the truth in the skincare and beauty industry and, by doing so, provide smart and safe beauty. Consumers are blissfully unaware and blindly trust what is marketed to them, resulting in a waste of money or damaging the skin. Therefore, their products are guided by truth rather than trends and backed up by science. Their unique selling point is that they provide 100% perfume-free products.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on Paula’s Choice website or through one of their social media platforms. 

However, shipping policies vary per country; hence you should visit the website and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on international, which will give you an option to select the country you reside in. There you will find the relevant shipping information that applies to you. If the information is not found, you should then contact customer services.

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7. Fenty Skin

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About Fenty Skin

Fenty Skin took a spin-off of the Makeup line: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. She has experienced the best product on the market yet still found a void in the industry. Makeup and Skincare did not provide proper solutions for all skin tones. Hence Rihanna set out to create a brand that addresses the needs of all skin tones. After creating her makeup brand, she decided to expand her horizon to formulating skincare products suitable for skin types, especially darker skin tones. 

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Fenty website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

8. Supergoop!

About Supergoop!

Supergoop! has been around for about 15 years. Their company was built on a vision to revolutionize the sunscreen industry. Its not until recent years that people understood why sunsreen is important on a daily (2hourly) basis. Why? because the formulas were not pleasant to use on the skin, causing breakouts and melting makeup. More, the only time people considered it was when they knew they would run a risk of sun burn. However, in recent years researchers have concluded that sun damage is not only conclusive to direct sun exposure. Instead free radicals penetrate through clouds and windows and your skin can be exposed to sun damge even in the shade. Hence, Supergoop based their mission around providing sunscreen options in every formula they could possibly come up with to serve all skin types.

Supergoop can be contacted via the “Contact Us” Page or through one of their social media platforms. In regards to Shipping and Return Policies, Supergoop ships to nearly everywhere in the world, however, the website itself will provide you with the right information that applies to the country you reside in.

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9. Laneige

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About Laneige

Laneige is a Korean Brand with its Headquarters based in Seoul. They have gained a large share of the market in the Asian continent, yet they have also made an enormous impact on the skincare and beauty industry in the western world. Laniege bases its research on hydration as they believe it is the true secret to healthy skin. They are not wrong about that. In fact, their entire product development process is based on water science to create Advance Water Complexes to provide smart and clean solutions to hydrating the skin.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Laneige website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

10. Pixi Beauty

About Pixi Beauty

Pixi Beauty is a British company founded over 20 years ago by Petra Strand. Her vision was to create a line of products that give fast and effective results in a minimum of steps. Today, the products are developed for users looking for a brand that aids in embracing their natural beauty. They are all about creating youth-enhancing products, multipurpose products that can be used on the go.

 

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Pixi website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

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11. Dr Jart+

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About Dr. Jart+

Dr. Jar+ is the fusion of skincare, science, and art. Founded by Dr. Sung Jae Jung and Chin Wook Lee, an architect. The two teamed up to fuse their expertise in dermatological science and art to develop quality formulas and flamboyant packaging.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Dr. Jart+ website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

12. Tony Moly

About Tony Moly

Tony Moly’s is a Korean brand born in Seoul; self-proclaimed Korean Skincare Pioneers have set themselves apart in the industry by combining high-quality ingredients and unique packaging that can not be imitated. All their packaging tells a story as they often collaborate with fads trending in pop cultures such as Pokemon or the Minions from Despicable Me.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on Tony Moly's website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

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13. Caudalie

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About Caudalie

Caudalie is a beauty company founded by a husband a wive, who lived in her Family’s Estate where grapevines were farmed. At an early stage in their marriage, they discovered that grape seeds contain some of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. 

This discovery fueled their ambition to create something that no one has created before. The launch of their first product, the Beauty Elixir, was an enormous success and till today is one of their best sellers. After that, product after product, they built an empire and now have their products available worldwide.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Caudalie website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

14. COSRX

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About COSRX

COSRX is a K-Beauty brand with 8 different products to cater to all different skin types and concerns. This company has won several awards, namely: Amazon Best Seller in Facial Cleansing Gels, Amazon’s Choice, Get It Beauty2020 View Label, 29 BEAUTY AWARD 2020, and many other famous awards in the beauty industry.

 

The development of the brand was driven by particular concerns found in data collected on what COSRX customers need to address their skin concerns. As a result, their vision is built on creating products that are “low cost, high value,” “low ph/high content,” and low stress, high touch.”

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the COSRX website or through social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

15. I'm From

About I'm From

I’m From is one of the first Korean Skincare brands that emerged into the western beauty industry. It is also one of the authentic brands that remained true to their Korean identity regarding the aesthetic and purity of active ingredients found in their products. In contrast, many other brands conformed to the western standards adjusting their appearance to be more appealing to western standards and diluted their active ingredients. Therefore, skin that has not been exposed to certain active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, or fermented ingredients will react to the ingredients such as purging, breakouts, or even oversensitivity to the sun if not implemented into the skin routine properly. 

Hence to reduce the risk of tarnishing the brand’s name due to improper application, some companies have decided to dilute the strength of their active ingredient according to western standards.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the I'm From website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

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16. Neogen

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About Neogen

Neogen Labs is an Asian-inspired brand with its headquarters based in the United States, Michigan. The company’s vision lies in a promise to formulate skincare solutions for all concerns and all skin types. They base their philosophy around three core value principles;

  1. Healthy, beautiful skin with formulas that have been developed with selectively chosen ingredients.
  2. True Skin Improvements from high-performance formulas powered by a 6 core biotechnology applied to their product development. 
  3. Reliable and safe products which underwent meticulous clinical testing and are absent of harmful ingredients.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Neogen website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary across platforms. Depending on the website you ordered from, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

17. Cult Beauty

About Cult Beauty

Cult Beauty’s vision is to curate the best cosmetic products for consumer use by partnering with various brands to offer viable solutions for all needs and preferences. They pride themselves in providing transparency of ingredients found inside the products provided on their platform. However, that’s not all they are transparent about; they also provide information on the ethical background of the supply chain behind products on Cult Beauty.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Cult beauty can be contacted via the “Contact Us” Page or through one of their social media platforms. In regards to Shipping and Return Policies, Cult Beauty ships to nearly everywhere in the world. However, the website itself will provide you with the right information that applies to the country you reside in.

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18. Little Wonderland

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About Little Wonderland

Little Wonderland believes that high-quality skincare should be accessible for anyone, regardless of age, budget, skin tone, or type, and should be widely available. They do not emphasize perfection; instead, they celebrate progression. According to Little Wonderland, perfect skin is a fantasy. However, with the right products and a solid routine, results can generate real results towards glowing skin. Little Wonderland’s mission is to empower customers through education about the basics of keeping their skin healthy through a fun and effective routine they love using daily.

Customer Services, shipping, and return policy

Customers Service can be reached through the contact us page on the Little Wonderland website or through one of their social media platforms. 

Shipping and Return policies vary per country. Therefore you should scroll down to the bottom of the page and check their shipping and return policies before making your purchase.

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