Put skincare into google and the results are overwhelming. Health and beauty is big business and there are no shortage of people out there offering advice and opinions on all things skincare.
Skincare covers a mind-boggling range of products that are being constantly updated. To help us through this maze we need some help, and there are thousands of YouTubers willing to share their knowledge and expertise.
Luckily we’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. In no particular order we present our five favourite skincare oracles. We’ve chosen them for many different reasons. Some are experts in the chemistry of skincare, some try everything on the market and some are just fun to watch.
We’ve selected those that give independent advice rather than paid influencers.
Before we get into it, a word of warning. Everyone’s skin is different and just because something works for someone else does not always mean it will work for you. Watching some YouTube videos is no substitute for professional advice, so if you have a serious skincare problem always consult a dermatologist.
Here are our five favourite skincare YouTubers:
Liah Yoo - @LiahYoo
US-based Liah is a YouTube sensation with over 91 million views. She is a former beauty industry professional with a passion for skincare, and is behind the clean beauty brand KraveBeauty.
Her content covers all aspects of skincare and the wider topics of self-care and lifestyle tips.
You can find her channel here - Liah Yoo YouTube
James Welsh - @JamesWelsh
James is a former stylist and full-time skincare enthusiast. We love his cheerful “Hellooooo everybody” and we like to see him taking a deep dive into a large range of korean skincare. He defines himself as “obsessed with korean skincare for a very good reason, because it's incredible”.
His reviews are refreshingly honest and he’s not afraid to share his feelings if he doesn’t like something. With 154 million views and counting, he is the only entry from the UK on our list.
Get to know James here - James Welsh YouTube
Beauty Within - @BeautyWithin
Clocking up a colossal 123 million views and 2.5 million subscribers, Beauty Within are giants of the YouTube skincare scene.
This team of experts and enthusiasts enjoy exploring the world of skincare, beauty and wellness. We love their philosophy that to know skincare you need to understand your own body first.
Join the crowds at - Beauty Within YouTube
Gothamista - @gothamista
New York-based Renee - aka the Gothamista - is always hunting for beauty products. She has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years in both the buying and development side of products.
This experience of working with chemists gives her loads of inside knowledge which she uses to look at the science behind the products. We love that she sees beyond the marketing and gives her verdict on the effectiveness of the ingredients.
Get ready for some insider knowledge on her channel here - Gothamista YouTube
Dr. Dray - DrDrayzday
Dr Andrea ‘Dray’ Suarez is a consultant dermatologist who devotes her life to skincare. She shares every detail of her skincare trials with her followers and explains the professional reasoning behind her pick of products.
With a huge 303 million views, we’re not the only ones who enjoy watching Dr Dray shatter some common skincare myths and love hearing her opinions on issues like fragrance and alcohol content.
Take a step into Dr Dray’s days here - Dr Dray Youtube
Did we miss your favourite skincare YouTuber? Let us know what we should be watching using the comments below.
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