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Chasing The Elusive Holy Grail Routine? Start Here

Teresa Greenfeld
Writer and expert1 month ago
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As certified and admittedly skin care obsessed (it’s a hazard of the job), we come across A LOT of products. Some of them make a brief and fleeting appearance in our routine, while others weather the skin care storms and have a permanent and well-earned place. The latter are what we call our Holy Grails. They’re our desert island products. We can’t live without them. No matter how often we stray, blinded by the latest pretty package and too-good-to-be-true promises, we always come back. Most often, Holy Grail status is reserved for the tried and true, earned through a years-long history of repurchases. Other times (though much rarer), their efficaciousness has made such an impact on our skin that Holy Grail status was immediately granted. No matter how they got there, their HG status is based solely and 100% on merit.

Cementing your own Holy Grail routine can take a lot of trial and error, so, with the help of Lindsay H., one of Dermstore’s resident estheticians, we put together our ultimate Holy Grail routine to inspire you to build your own.

    Need more personal, one-to-one routine help? Book a free consultation with Lindsay for expert advice and recommendations on your most pressing beauty concerns.

    Teresa Greenfeld
    Writer and expert
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    Teresa Greenfeld has worked in fashion and beauty for over 15 years as a writer, editor and content strategist. She has been privileged to work at Carbon38 as a Senior Editor, at as the Fashion and Beauty Director, and has amassed a resume that includes Vogue, Allure and Elle magazines. Her passions include back-to-back sheet masks, reading peer-reviewed papers on skin care, and obsessive sunscreen application. Though born in Manhattan, she currently lives in LA, and will always consider herself a New Yorker at heart.