Real talk. There are lots of questionable TikTok beauty trends. Lube as makeup primer? No thanks! But there are also quite a few legit skin care gems to be found on the social media platform.
From a peptide that's been dubbed "Botox in a bottle" to a chemical exfoliant that helps keep breakouts at bay, we've rounded up the most popular TikTok-approved skin care ingredients and where to find them.
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One of the buzziest skin care ingredients, argireline is an anti-aging peptide that works to temporarily prevent muscle contraction and smooth wrinkles. That's why TikTokers like to call it "Botox in a bottle." It also promotes collagen function for firmer skin. The Ordinary's budget-friendly argireline solution helps improve the look of skin in wrinkle-prone areas, particularly the forehead and around the eyes.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that increases skin moisture and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. It's one of the most beloved skin care ingredients. No wonder it's trending on TikTok. This serum definitely lives up to its name. When applied, it instantly gives your face a dewy look. Making it an excellent option for dry and dehydrated skin types.
Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide has a host of skin care benefits, including evening out skin tone, preventing moisture loss, improving skin texture and shrinking enlarged pores. These drops are a favorite on TikTok for good reason. They reduce hyperpigmentation and minimize the look of pores while delivering a big dose of hydration thanks to the watermelon and hyaluronic acid in the formula.
The main stimulant in coffee and tea, caffeine is also often found in eye creams and has the ability to temporarily de-puff undereye bags. Caffeine is also an antioxidant so it protects skin from environmental damage. This hydrating, lightweight caffeine eye cream targets puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. Bonus: It won't pill under makeup.