There's no denying New York has an electric energy you just can't emulate. From the food scene, to the shopping, to the culture, the big apple is as eclectic as it is magnetic, hence why we're so intrigued by those that live there. In an attempt to wrap our head around what it's like to be a true New Yorker, we asked a few locals to school us on their go-to beauty products. Read on to find out, and you just might discover a new favourite.
"To be honest, I use this in any season, but I especially love my CT Gold Bar Highlighter in the summer because it perfectly complements my tanned skin and gives my face an extra next-level glow." — Nicole
"The allure of Biologique Recherche, a mysterious skincare brand beloved by so many influential women (especially in New York) was almost lost on me, as there's not a ton of explanation on the internet and it's infamously difficult to procure. I would forget about it for months until another low-key, glowy-skinned individual touted it as her secret weapon. What even is this? I've thought to myself many, many times. But here's the thing, one application will demonstrate exactly how incredible this toner is for your skin. It's a blend of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and citric acid and keeps breakouts at bay, pores smooth, and your skin's texture super even." — Hallie
"Dr. Barbara Sturm's Anti-Pollution Drops is an antioxidant-based serum practically made for New Yorkers—formulated to protect your skin from 'environmental stressors,' which basically means smog, smoke, exhaust, you name it. Plus, it helps keep your skin safe from the blue light radiation emitted from computers and phones." — Hallie
"My Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist is a definite must-have beauty product to keep me refreshed and luminous throughout the day. I keep the travel size on me so that it's easy to transport." — @moodsandviews
"I can't live without Caudalie's Vine[Activ] 3-in-1 Moisturizer. It's perfect for living in NYC because the ingredients in it help fight pollution (which ages your skin so radically). I'm always searching for products that counteract pollution." — @skincarediaries_
"I'm a New Yorker and I got Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream for Christmas. I truly can't live without it. It's super expensive, but I put it on before a night out or when I want to feel special, and my skin becomes plump, my acne swelling goes down, and it looks like I put a subtle highlight all over my face. Despite the price, I LOVE IT." — @pippersfinsta