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What are the best Herbivore skincare products?

The indie brand took the skincare world by storm thanks to its natural approach and beautiful packaging. How pretty do these bottles look on your vanity?

Sadly, the sleek packaging is also Herbivore’s downfall. Antioxidants are fickle: they degrade (and lose their effectiveness) a little every time they’re exposed to light and air. See-through bottles and jars aren’t the best way to house them. Just saying…

If you want to try them anyway, remember to keep your precious bottles in a dark drawer and close those jar lids fast. That’ll slow down the degradation process enough so you can finish your oils and creams before they go bad.

All clear? Good. Here are the best Herbivore skincare products:

Best For Anti-Aging: Herbivore Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum ($54.00)

Bakuchiol is a natural ingredient derived from the Babchi plant that works like retinol: it decreases “wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation, with no statistical difference [with retinol]. The retinol users reported more facial skin scaling and stinging.” If your skin can’t tolerate retinol, or you’re looking for a natural alternative, Herbivore Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum is worth checking out. It also has a bunch of exfoliating acids to get rid of dead cells, glycerin to hydrate skin and antioxidants to slow down premature aging. Just don’t keep the bottle under direct sunlight or its anti-aging benefits will evaporate into thin air.

Available at: Cult Beauty and Sephora

Related: All Retinol Side Effects And How To Deal With Them

Best For Dry Skin: Herbivore Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil ($48.00)

Herbivore Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil is my fave oil from the brand. Why? For starters, it has no fragranced oils that can irritate sensitive skin. Instead, it uses a blend of moisturising oils, like hemp and sunflower, that are rich in moisturising fatty acids. They strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, keep skin hydrated, and protect it from the onslaught of harsh weather and germs. Plus, a lot of these oils are loaded with antioxidants that help slow down premature aging.

Available at: Cult Beauty, Nordstrom, Revolve, Sephora and SpaceNK

Related: The Complete Guide To Facial Oils In Skincare

Best Moisturiser: Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream ($48.00)

Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream has a luxe, oil-to-cream texture that blends like a dream and is a pleasure to use. It’s enriched with moisturizing natural oils and butters – think coconut, shea, and sunflower – to keep your skin soft and supple even in the harshest of weathers. These oils strengthen your skin’s protective barrier, so that moisture stays in and germs stay out. Herbivore sprinkled a few antioxidants in for good measure, but the jar packaging won’t keep them effective for too long. Close that lid quickly! P.S. Herbivore says the cream is suitable for all skin types, but I don’t agree. It’s too rich for oily skin.

Available at: Cult Beauty, Dermstore, Nordstrom, Sephora and SpaceNK

Related: Why Shea Butter Is A Godsend For Dry Skin

What do you think are the best Herbivore skincare products? Share your picks in the comments below.