MY FAVOURITE SKINCARE INFLUENCERS – And a few I choose to avoid!
hey guys and welcome back to mad about skin if you’re new to our channel welcome here at mad about skin we’re passionate about helping you to get the most out of your skin care so if you haven’t already now’s a fantastic time to click that link below subscribe to the channel ring that notification bell and you won’t miss out on any of our amazing future content today’s video i’m going to be doing something totally different something i’ve never done on this channel before and something which you guys have asked me to do actually and so it now seems like a fantastic time to do it i’d like to share with you some of my absolutely favorite youtube skincare influencers youtubers whatever you want to call them these are the people that i absolutely adore i look up to i think i take their recommendations i love to listen to their content get some tips and ideas from them and just who i think are absolutely amazing at what they do and the reason for doing this video is i want to share a little bit of love we talk so much you hear so much online about how toxic the beauty community is on youtube they’re always at it like this this this everything seems really toxic and poisonous and that’s just not the case with the skin care community everybody is that while i’ve come to contact with has been lovely kind and supportive and i want to share a bit of love and shout out i don’t think we do this often enough shouting about the really good things that we love and the content that we enjoy on youtube so this is the pers this is the purpose of this video obviously no video would be complete without a little bit of shade thrown in so there are some people at the end who i i’m not going to be shady and i’m not going to be disrespectful to it but maybe i don’t watch their content and i’m going to justify that with some of the reasons so that’s later in the video we’re going to start on the positives and the people i look up to worship and adore and number one has to be let’s just get this out of the way let’s say it and let’s move on with our life hiram formerly skincare is it skincare with hiram skincare by hiram i can’t remember now just hiram i adore him i i adored him way before i started this channel i think we should always celebrate the pioneers the people that help and support the other people to get into this sort of industry before hiring it was really really difficult as a guy to get into skincare and to kind of break into this world it was seen as very much the domain of women and men didn’t touch skin care and if you did you did it secretly and you were a bit ashamed of it and hyun came out no whatever’s given and was like here i am living my best life being fabulous and just sharing my love of skincare with the world i love him i think he’s fantastic and i love his content we disagree passionately on things like fragrance and skincare that’s fine you know we kind of forget in 2020 we are allowed to disagree we’re allowed to have our own opinions without shouting people down and i think he’s really fantastic and an inspirational and pioneer i love him he also gave me a really kind shout out on his video and you know the fact that somebody would be humble enough to credit somebody that is much smaller than them and give them a shout out and support them i just think his testament to his kind heart so whether you like his content you agree with his opinions on skincare or not i i think it it’s not it’s beyond dispute he has a really kind heart and clearly does care a lot about the community and just everything that’s wonderful in skincare so i love hiram and i’m starting with that because i just think he’s absolutely fantastic and i love his content i always watch his videos i binge watch his content and yeah he’s absolutely fantastic now from someone who has 3.
5 million subscribers to somebody who has 16 and 1 000 and counting and is shooting up and i think he’s going to be at the next hiram i mean there’s never going to be a high another hiram because he’s unique but you know the next big big influencer to join hiram in the stratosphere and that is matt randon i love his content i like sass i wish i was a little bit more sassy i’m not sassy but you know i love people that are he is witty he’s sassy he’s fabulous he comes at skincare from the consumer’s point of view so it’s quite open about all his research he does online and comes at it from the from the consumer’s perspective so love his i think his niche is trying products so most of his videos are buy a product try it for a period of time and let us guys the consumer the viewer know what his views are they are always his views honestly his views on products are never guarded you never get there’s no chance he’s going to take sponsorship to pray something he doesn’t believe in you know full well you get the cold hard truth with all of these i think this is what we need i love to know i love to watch videos i think i’m getting an honest and unbiased opinion and you get that with matt hands down every single time i love his content i’m linking all of the channels i mentioned today below so you can check them out if you want if you want a little bit fun a little bit light-hearted a bit sassy yet truthful straight to the point really good detailed reviews matt is your man and he has been so we you know we’ve dm’d on instagram back and forth and he’s been so supportive so lovely and he’s just one of the just one of the good guys in the world and i absolutely love his content i watch all of his videos always click that like button and yeah i just think he’s really good and i love single product reviews i do them on this channel but it’s very different to how he approaches it so check and compare how we do it it’s very different and i just love those single product reviews and it kind of helps educate what me with what i’m going to buy next in a similar vein of somebody that comes from the consumer’s point of view so by he’s just a skincare junkie through and through and that’s adam robert lam i love him i love him a because he’s from the north of england and i am unashamedly biased to anyone that comes from the north of england i think it’s fantastic and he does i love his accent and i love the fact he’s a guy from the uk doing skincare and he’s clearly the most passionate skincare junkie on the net and that’s why i kind of love all of his products i also really like his content because he suffers with acne i have acneic breakout prone skin so a lot of the things that he says work for him work for me and so i think it’s really good when you find a youtuber and an influencer that has the same skin type as you so you know that the products are worth them are probably going to work for you and he’s that guy he’s the guy i go to if i want a product recommendation i i guess his niche is he tends to do um like a week off is he’ll pick a brand and do like a week of just that brand reviewing different products from them which i really like because it helps you to get a really in-depth exploration of a specific brand so i really like that and you don’t often see that on youtube so i think you know i think that’s really nice and he’s a really really great supporter of this channel as well i always see him drop down in the comments leave a comment i always leave a comment in his video because i just love the content and i think he’s that sort of person which will reach out and you clearly watches my content and comments and positively i watch here’s and comment i think that’s that sort of love and that two-way thing that i love absolutely fantastic again the links below i would definitely check him out because if you want that kind of just that honest opinion on detailed reviews he’s your man i absolutely love him now again going from a couple of people i mentioned here that are in the you know the tens of thousands which is no mean feat on youtube i think sometimes we forget how it’s not easy to get you know 10 000 subscribers let alone 3.
5 million but to someone who’s a little bit on a large scale and that’s cassandra bankston the first woman the first female on this list and deservedly so she iodore the reason i listen to cassandra banks and i don’t just i don’t agree with her and everything i think sometimes she can be a little on the shady side with some companies but you know fine no she with that state your opinion i’d rather people state their opinion than sort of tiptoe around these things but the reason i watch all her content is she is passionately cruelty free so she’s vegan and i don’t think you have to be a vegan to also like cruelty free products just as an fyi but she’s a vegan who also has some really great perspectives on and cruelty-free skincare so i get loads of cruelty-free skincare recommendations from her she does really in-depth ingredients her thing is looking at the ingredients and kind of explaining them and tearing them apart and i absolutely love love love to hear her thoughts on certain ingredients and products like i say she can be very harsh for some companies deservedly so in a lot of cases and it causes calls out some of the you know you know what that these companies espouse and i really respect that and i like that and clearly she does it from a fearless perspective i don’t care these companies may never send me a product again i don’t care i’m calling them out and i think sticking to your values and like that is just really empowering and i absolutely love her and she’s been around for like 10 years and again has acne skin but has branched out from just doing acne based videos to also covering all sorts of different brands and you get about two videos a week i think she uploads and i always watch them they’re like my go to bed because they’re quite in-depth i like to go to bed so then i can process everything over the night if that makes sense probably makes no sense but again link below you’ve probably checked her out she’s huge on youtube but if you haven’t already i would really really recommend it because i adore her content another person who i seem to have been on youtube for ages and he’s just such a fantastic fantastic youtuber is chris gibson i love chris and his content the reason i love his videos so much first of all we’ve dm’d back and forth and he’s such a kind gorgeous human being i absolutely love him but he’s so straight to the point and factual in all his videos so if you want a really quick factual hard-hitting video he’s your man and because he’s been on youtube quite a while he has basically a video on everything he’s like an encyclopedia of skincare knowledge so you just go on there look down his videos and you’ll always have something to inspire you or you’ll learn something that you didn’t know before and absolutely love it he does a mixture of product reviews and skincare routines tackling specific skincare issues it’s a real mixed bag of content which i like always fresh and something different for everybody i absolutely love it he’s had a couple of really big viral videos as well so really proud and you know he’s just a really really nice guy so i’ll leave a link again and i recommend you check him out now for someone else who is so so kind-hearted and i love and that is lakeisha adams she is my go-to i like to recommend a lot of products which work for all skin tones so not just people like me caucasian very pasty white but also that will work with really rich deep dark skin tones i want to be able to give you guys that information and so i often reach to her channel to get that darker skin tone perspective on products she’s got so many reviews out there she’s so honest and yet so kind-hearted at the same time and i love to get that perspective from somebody she also has a really great diy hacks she’s the one that got me into honey masking which is where you basically just slap the honey on your skin it’s beautifully hydrating it’s sensational for people with acne because it’s antimicrobial and she was the first one to get me into that and i absolutely love her for it again we’ve messaged back and forth on instagram and she’s just such a kind person and such a wonderful wonderful content creator she’s got some major massive viral videos which are definitely worth checking out but i love her other content is also really informative she often does product reviews which is fantastic and again just gives that different perspective that if i’m going to review a product i always like to see if she’s reviewed it so i can see how it will work on people with darker skin tones than my own so i can give that perspective on my channel and she’s a real font of skincare knowledge she’s clearly passionate and enthusiastic about skincare as well which all the people on this list are and i would definitely definitely recommend you check out her channel if you’re looking for just something a bit fresh something really kind of something there’s something just uniquely wholesome and lovely about her content and her she radiates warmth and positivity and i love that in videos because it just i think adds a bit of positivity to what let’s be honest 2020 might have been lacking a little bit off and just has that positivity that warmth which i absolutely love now that’s my love that’s the people who i reach to and i’m subscribed to and watch basically every time a video comes up i get the notification and like straight on there desperate to watch well now we’re gonna move on to a couple of people who i tend to stay away from on youtube now i don’t want this to be this is a positive video and i want this to be all about sharing the love and you know recommending great content i don’t want this to be a negative but i do think i want to call out some people that i tend to step back from and don’t personally watch now i hate cancer culture and i’m having none of that rubbish on this channel i don’t like people canceling calling out what is all that rubbish it’s just people who personally and this is just me only my opinion nothing you know nothing else just my opinion i choose not to watch and i’m going to justify my reasons i want to be respectful and dignified when i do this because i just think there’s too much hate in the world as there is there is no hate here there is a council here these are just people that i don’t personally watch and i’ll give my reasons again i’d like to know your opinions you can passionately disagree with me on this and i’d love you to call me out and challenge me in the comments but number one is dr dre now you’re gonna you’re gonna be surprised that she’s a huge huge youtuber i think she’s got like a million subscribers deserve to be so good she pumps out really good content she’s a dermatologist so you get a dermatologist approach to your content the reason i don’t watch her product uh her videos are twofold first of all i do find the products that she recommends to be a little on the boring side now i don’t want to call out boring isn’t always a bad thing because a lot of people that might have sensitive skin go for the more simple products i don’t mean simple i just mean boring as in nothing that particularly excites me and brands she tends to choose brands which i just don’t like or don’t work with my skin a really good example is sarah bae she’s a huge supporter and proponent of cerave most of her skincare routines have at least one or two survey products in there i did a whole video on why i don’t buy from cerave which i’ll link up there and i i made a conscious decision not to to purchase from survey because of their testing on animals policy and just some of the duplicity that comes with that brand so i find it really difficult to watch her content because of a lot of what she recommends comes from a brand that i just don’t support or like and i’m surprised at the lack of cruelty-free content on her channel because she is a vegan and a very proud vegan now i don’t think and i would do want to call this out that i don’t think you have to be cruelty free just because you’re a vegan a lot of people i have vegan friends a lot of and vegans are do so for the animal aspect of it but also a lot of people do it for the health benefits and the lifestyle benefits i don’t know her personal vote and it’s not in my opinion none of my business and she doesn’t need to justify herself to anybody i just think one of the reasons because often she mentions products which aren’t cruelty free are there’s very limited cruelty-free content there it’s just something that doesn’t really appeal to me as i still tend to stay away from her specific channel though i do you know recommend you check her out and make your own opinions which is why i will still link the channel below and form your own opinions and i’d love to know what you think and i also stay away from and made the decision to stay away from susan yara and her skincare channel this kind of pained me because i grew up with susan i loved loved loved susan’s content she was one of the people that got me into skincare and gave me the confidence to do this channel and so there’s no absolutely no shade or disrespect at all um there was a huge ferrari that came around her launching her own skincare brand which was nature and her not disclosing and being honest about her involvement in that skincare line that to me just dented my confidence and trust and so i’m not saying never i might win that back and i hope to but i think you have to rebuild that trust and for me and it is just a personal opinion that trust was eroded and i think it’s not been won back yet it’s a shame because i did really look up to her as youtuber and i thought she was a fantastic content creator it just didn’t work for me and i i think that i just it didn’t sit well with me and who knows what the future might hold and you can absolutely regain trust i don’t believe these people that say once the trust is gone it’s dead you will never get it back you can absolutely rebuild people’s trust and i hope she works to do that and i’m open-minded to that in the future but i stay away from the content because i do also every time she recommends something i think is that coming from a place of genuine recommendation or is that coming from a place of invested interest that hasn’t been disclosed and maybe that’s just on me i’d love to know your opinion though please do it in a non-hateful way i don’t want any hate on this channel we are not about that without sharing positivity and i’d love you to leave a comment in a respectful manner if you don’t mind now that’s it guys these are the people i love and people that i i’ve decided not to follow but that’s personal preference i would love to know who have i missed out who are the holy grail skincare influencers that i love to know your recommendations leave me a comment below a lot of these people have been super supportive of me as a channel and i am forever and eternally grateful for that and i wanted to repay that favor by doing something positive and spreading the love which is the purpose of this video no way is it to spread any hate or shade this is just share the love for 2020.
hopefully guys you’ll leave a comment to let me know who your favorite people are you’ll give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed this sort of video wherever you are in the world guys stay safe stay well and i’ll see you in the next video take care bye