Splurge-Worthy Skin Care That’s Actually Worth Your Hard-Earned $$$

The best results with none of the buyer's remorse.

Written by NYLON Editors
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Skin care is about more than just vanity (although we enjoy looking good), it’s also an investment in the long-term health of your body's largest organ. But there’s also no denying that many of the buzziest products also come with a hefty price tag and can make a major dent in your bank balance. With miracle serums and quick fixes being presented to us every day, it can be hard to determine how to get the best bang for your buck — and therefore how to put together a skin care routine that’s both suited to and sustainable for you.

Below are the splurge-worthy skin care products that NYLON editors love, use, and repurchase again and again. From a lip plumper that helps keep you away from needles, to an eye tightening cream that makes you look awake, and a sunscreen you actually want to apply — these are some skin care products over $40 that are actually worth their price tag. No buyer's remorse around here.

The No-Needle Lip Plumper

The Line-Smoothing Serum

The At-Home “Facial”

The Hyperpigmentation Eliminator

The Introductory Retinol

The Potent Vitamin C

The Bounce Boost

The I-Woke-Up-Like-This Serum

The Skin Barrier Savior

The Skin-Plumping Moisturizer

The Under-Eye Brightener

The Luxe Sunscreen

The Lash Multiplier

The Bump Banisher

Photographs by Xin Xin

Prop Stylist: Xin Xin and Emma Chao

Set Designer: Emma Chao

Executive Beauty Director: Faith Xue

Photo Director: Alex Pollack

SVP Creative: Karen Hibbert

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