These days, teens sure know more about curating the perfect skincare routine than we did as adolescents (thanks largely to TikTok), which means they’ve probably been asking you to buy them beauty products to replicate that glow of their favorite celebs or online influencers. For parents of teenagers, diving into the world of beauty and skincare can mean a lot of dollar signs in your future — but luckily, a bunch of innovative and wallet-friendly skincare brands for teens have popped up as of late, so everyone wins.
While we only had a handful of options to choose from when we were 13 — does a certain grapefruit face scrub stir up any memories? — there are more effective and affordable options than ever targeted for the unique needs of teen skin. Bonus: The packaging on these newer teen skincare brands are super IG-worthy, so they make for the perfect medicine cabinet #shelfie your teen will be obsessed with. Teen skincare is outdated no more!
Taking care of their skin is an essential life skill, so it’s actually a good thing they’re excited to get started! And whatever you do or buy for them, make sure SPF is part of their daily routine. Every. Single. Day.
There’s Bubble, a nontoxic skincare brand for teens, that makes taking care of acne actually fun — so much so, that we wish we had this brand in our younger years. Recurrent’s also filling the gap in the young adult skincare world with eco-friendly, socially conscious, and gender-neutral products — teens are even involved in the business to ensure the products cater to the people they’re made for. There’s a laundry list of other teen skincare brands (many available on Amazon), so read on to find the best brands to stock your teenager’s bathroom with (and even yours!).
These next-level (but easy to use) skincare brands for teens ahead will have them feeling confident in their skin and saying, “It’s the skincare for me.” Okay, we’re actually cool enough to know that trend thanks to TikTok!
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