I feel like every day, I hear about a trendy ingredient that’s starring in skincare products, whether it’s a high-tech face cleanser or a new eye serum. With so many buzzy ingredients out there, it’s hard to know which ones to choose from—and which ones actually work, or just sound cool.
I spoke with derms to find out which buzzy ingredients are actually worth your time (and money!). Many of these ingredients have been around for a while and are now having a moment in the sun, while some of them are brand new skincare ingredients. Azadeh Shirazi, board-certified dermatologist and founder of AziMD Skincare and Marisa Garshick, board-certified dermatologist and clinical assistant professor at Cornell, weigh in on the ingredients they’re actually excited about and why. Plus, we included the absolute best skincare products to try for each ingredient, so you can start glowing ASAP.