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We Reveal the 10 Most Searched Items on Dermstore in 2019

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Here at Dermstore, we’re always on the lookout for brands and products that get you—our dear customers—curious and excited. And one way to measure that is by keeping an eye on the products, brands and ingredients that you search for while browsing our site.

This year, skin care trends focused on the importance of covering our skin’s most basic needs: cleansing, toning and moisturizing. This simpler beauty philosophy is, in part, a result of the wellness movement that encourages us to find that much-deserved balance in our everyday lives. Likewise, the eco-beauty trend continues to gain new followers, emphasizing the benefits of clean ingredients and the need for products that protect against pollution and other environmental aggressors.

This stress on self-care also extended to our hair care routines as 2019 introduced us to the “skinification” of hair, or the application of skin care and wellness innovations and techniques in creating advanced hair care solutions.

But while we’ve seen and continue to see exciting trends and changes in the beauty landscape, there are also brands and products that continue to maintain their presence and dominance on our collective radar year after year. So without further ado, here are 2019’s most searched products on Dermstore.

  1. 1. Most Searched Skin Care Brand: SkinCeuticals
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    1. Most Searched Skin Care Brand: SkinCeuticals

    As the top searched skin care brand on Dermstore for three consecutive years, SkinCeuticals has successfully established itself as the go-to name for advanced skin care solutions and innovative products. Backed by intensive clinical research, its highly effective formulations—combining the best of science and nature—include topical vitamin C, antioxidant treatments, moisturizers, broad-spectrum sunscreens and alpha hydroxy acids, which are all designed to counter signs of aging, improve skin health and protect against future damage.
    Try: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
    From its line of exceptional skin care solutions, this skin care MVP has racked up over a thousand five-star reviews to date and continues to pique the interest of skin care newbies and mavens alike. This is thanks to its highly potent formula that combines antioxidant powerhouses (ferulic acid and pure vitamins C and E) to reverse visible signs of aging and defend skin from damage caused by free radicals.

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  2. 2. Most Searched Makeup Brand: jane iredale
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    2. Most Searched Makeup Brand: jane iredale

    When it comes to beauty, jane iredale has set the standard for mineral makeup not only by being one of its originators but also with its cruelty-free products formulated with pure micronized minerals and pigments. The fact that it has kept its spot as the most searched makeup brand for the third year proves that it remains at the forefront of providing revolutionary products that do more than just hide flaws and blemishes. jane iredale’s products are created and designed to promote healthy skin and complement your regimen.
    Try: jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener
    If you’re all about having a natural, lit-from-within glow, then your search ends here. This face primer blurs fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes the appearance of pores and leaves skin with a dewy, luminous finish. The best part? It’s infused with antioxidants, algae and olive leaf extracts that protect and firm skin while encouraging cell regeneration.

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  3. 3. Most Searched Hair Care Brand: Oribe
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    3. Most Searched Hair Care Brand: Oribe

    Launched in 2008, Oribe has spent the last decade elevating the standards of luxury hair care with its range of high-performing and award-winning products. The brand offers uniquely formulated and extensively tested products that deliver noticeable results. The entire line is made without parabens or sodium chloride, gluten- and cruelty-free, safe for color or keratin-treated hair and armed with UV protection.
    Try: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
    No hair drama is too big for this volumizing spray that does double duty as a dry shampoo. Infused with antioxidants, aloe vera and herbal extracts, this lightweight and invisible spray is the quickest fix to all your hair woes: It adds volume and texture, absorbs oil and hydrates each strand, resulting in a perfect, just-styled mane that lasts for days.

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  4. 4. Most Searched Natural Brand: Eminence Organic Skin Care
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    4. Most Searched Natural Brand: Eminence Organic Skin Care

    As a brand, Eminence Organic Skin Care is steeped in tradition and values that are rooted in the natural healing powers of nature. From its humble beginnings, which saw brothers and co-founders Attila and Boldijarre Koronczay whipping up facial masks and serums in their kitchen, the brand has steadily built a strong following and has become synonymous with clean, sustainable and potent skin care products powered by fresh, hand-picked superfood ingredients derived from mother nature herself. And with the worldwide wellness trend cementing its reach in beauty and skin care, it’s no wonder we’re seeing the brand taking a firm hold of the top spot for the second year in a row.

    Try: Eminence Organic Skin Care Stone Crop Gel Wash

    It’s easy to see why this gel cleanser has hundreds of five-star reviews. Not only does it cleanse and rid your skin of surface impurities, it does so in the gentlest and most effective fashion. Featuring stone crop pulp and shea butter, it nourishes and renews your skin by removing dehydrated cells and calming irritation—leaving you with a clearer, brighter complexion and a more even skin tone.

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  5. 5. Most Searched Sunscreen Brand: EltaMD
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    5. Most Searched Sunscreen Brand: EltaMD

    For the third consecutive year, EltaMD takes the top spot as Dermstore’s most searched sunscreen brand—and for good reason. When it comes to sun protection, few brands can hold a candle to EltaMD. Its lightweight, non-comedogenic and broad-spectrum sunscreens—created to fit every skin type—are specially formulated with zinc oxide, provide long-lasting protection and keep skin glowing and moisturized.
    Try: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
    Rated five stars on Dermstore with more than two thousand reviews, this  lightweight and oil-free sunscreen remains the most searched sunscreen product on Dermstore (and one of the products that banishes from our online shelves in a flash). This comes as no surprise considering it provides broad-spectrum sun protection while moisturizing and refining skin with sodium hyaluronate and lactic acid. Dermstore shoppers can’t stop praising its gentle and effective formula, with one calling it the “holy grail for the acne-prone skin!

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  6. 6. Most Searched Product Type: Sunscreen
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    6. Most Searched Product Type: Sunscreen

    If you can only use one skin care product for the rest of your life, let it be sunscreen. Ask any expert and they’ll tell you the same thing: Most of the damage your skin endures throughout your lifetime is caused by UV rays, so sun protection is and will always be the top priority when it comes to skin care. And while plenty of beauty and skin care products have doubled down on offering added SPF, opting for broad-spectrum protection and the right SPF are still the best way ensure your skin is sufficiently armed against UV damage.
    Try: Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield Medium
    If you’re on the lookout for complete, fuss-free sun protection, this self-dispensing mineral-based sunscreen is for you. Now better than ever, the newest version of this award-winning sunscreen brush features hyaluronic acid powder to boost hydration, proprietary antioxidants to protect against external aggressors and InfraGuard to shield skin from blue light and infrared.

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  7. 7. Most Searched Ingredient: Retinol
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    7. Most Searched Ingredient: Retinol

    Retinol is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients to ever find its way into our skin care products. So, really, none of us are surprised that this skin care superstar is still Dermstore’s most searched ingredient of 2019. A derivative of vitamin A, retinol is known for its ability to penetrate deep beneath the skin’s surface, thanks to its small molecular size. It works by speeding up cell renewal, blocking excess oil buildup, sloughing away dead skin cells and allowing your pores to breathe. It’s also a rich source of antioxidants, making it effective against free-radical damage. Given all these anti-aging and skin care benefits, is it any wonder retinol is keeping everyone interested and intrigued?
    Try: SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex 1.0.
    If you’re dealing with advanced signs of aging and have been on the retinol train for some time, then it’s time to up your skin care routine with this retinol-based treatment. Best for skin that has been pre-conditioned to retinol treatments, this anti-aging superstar—which is also infused with niacinamide, peptides, ceramides and antioxidants—has been wowing skin care enthusiasts by diminishing age spots and wrinkles, improving elasticity and blurring blemishes and acne scars.

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  8. 8. Most Searched Beauty Tool: slip queen Pure Silk Pillowcase
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    8. Most Searched Beauty Tool: slip queen Pure Silk Pillowcase

    Sleep is the ultimate beauty secret, but given the stress and unpredictability of daily life, a good night’s rest can sometimes become a rare indulgence. Fortunately, slip is determined to turn bedtime into a luxurious beauty experience by being the first to introduce sheets and pillowcases as beauty tools. From specially commissioned pillowcases to scrunchies, slip’s expert-recommended products are made with 100 percent mulberry silk. They are friction-free and crease-resistant, which help to keep fine lines, wrinkles and hair loss at bay.
    Try: Pure Silk Pillowcase – Queen – Caramel
    This luxurious silk pillowcase makes sure you always wake up on the right side of the bed. It allows the skin to glide smoothly along the pillow, reduces friction and tugging, resists pulling of hair cuticles and promotes the longevity of hair and facial products.

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  9. 9. Most Searched Concern: Acne
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    9. Most Searched Concern: Acne

    You and your skin may have survived puberty, but the fact of the matter is, acne breakouts can happen even when you’re already well into your adult years. This is most likely the reason acne has climbed to the top of this year’s list as the most searched concern. And while acne is arguably the most common problem your skin has to deal with, treating stubborn breakouts can be particularly daunting if you are not using the right treatment and beauty products.
    Try: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel
    Those battling hyperpigmentation, acne and dull skin will find comfort in this face peel treatment that features a blend of strong-acting acids. Glycolic acid works to fight signs of aging while salicylic acid helps unclog pores. It is also enriched with mandelic acid, lactic acid and willow bark extract that help to enhance tone and texture, boost cell turnover, tighten pores and reduce inflammation.
    Bonus: The Best of Dermstore Problem Solution: Clarifying Regimen, curated by our Medical Director Dr. Ashley Magovern, is a complete day and night regimen that targets acne, and it even includes detailed directions on how to use each product accordingly. 

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  10. 10. Most Searched New Brand: IMAGE Skincare
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    10. Most Searched New Brand: IMAGE Skincare

    As a brand, IMAGE Skincare believes in simplicity, value and clinically proven results. The result is a straightforward skin care line that puts emphasis on purity and efficacy and relies on tried-and-tested ingredients and formulas. Clean and cruelty-free, its skin care line is formulated with smart botanicals and potent yet safe active ingredients that are backed by extensive research, advanced technology and clinical results.
    Try: IMAGE Skincare VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque
    This brightening facial mask features a delicious concoction of ingredients that gently exfoliates, rejuvenates and soothes skin. Infused with papaya and pineapple enzyme extracts, it harnesses the power of natural exfoliants to slough away dead skin cells, unclog pores and even out skin tone. Resveratrol and vitamin C provide added antioxidant benefits to protect against free radical damage and delay signs of aging while orange blossom extract helps to calm irritated skin.

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Beauty Reporter

Janeca Racho

With over 10 years of writing and editing experience, Janeca Racho has worked with clients in the fashion, entertainment, food, health and travel industries. An adventurer at heart, she will gladly trade her heels for a good pair of hiking shoes and skip hotels to camp under the stars. She loves horror movies, googling ingredients in her beauty products and backpacking trips with her toddler. Her newfound obsession: nude lipstick.