Life’s not fair, or so the old saying goes. For me, nothing demonstrates that better than the fact that my 34-year-old brother has better skin than me. And I don’t say that lightly. Here are the facts: I’m six years younger than him, I’ve been using skincare products consistently since I was a teenager, and I’m diligent about sunscreen. Eric, on the other hand, didn’t have a skincare routine until I encouraged him to start one in his mid-to-late 20s. At the time, we were both living in Los Angeles, and I became acutely aware that he wasn’t caring for his skin consistently. As a beauty editor, I basically thought that was sacrilege, so I took it upon myself to change it. He was receptive to it and started out with a basic routine curated by yours truly.
Cut to today, and he has a well-tuned routine made up of a few effective products (he’s a self-professed skincare minimalist). As for his skin, it great. It’s smooth, bright, and even, and I am very proud and only slightly jealous. Ahead, see every product he currently uses, plus a few extra recommendations from me, his little sister.