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Meet Hyram the skincare genius—and shop 10 products he approves


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An ordinary guy from Hawaii has quickly turned into one of the most *adored* faces in the skincare community. Hyram Yarbro is a certified skincare specialist who now has over 3 million subscribers on Youtube—not to mention having grown to be a TikTok sensation too. Hyram is best known for his reaction videos to celebrity skincare routines and cringe-worthy DIY skincare hacks. 

By putting in the textbook work, Hyram has proved that he *def* knows all the rights and wrongs when it comes to skincare. His followers have even created a TikTok trend where people reveal which products are #Hyramapproved, and which are *fosho* not! Fans frequently tag this SKINfluencer in their TikToks hoping he'll duet their videos showing the amazing glow up's they've had since watching his channel.

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Curious to see which products passed Hyram's skincare test? Here's a list of 10 Hyram approved products you can shop below.

CeraVe foaming facial cleanser 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you've ever seen any of Hyram's videos, you know just how much he *loves* CeraVe.  Unlike many other facial cleansers, CeraVe's is gentle, fragrance-free and as Hyram always says, "the ingredient list is bomb." Target, $14.

The Ordinary niacinamide 10% + 1% zinc

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One of the ingredients Hyram raves about the most is niacinamide. In Hyram's video about The Ordinary, he said that "niacinamide helps reduce oiliness and sebum production. It's also a brightening agent and is used to calm down redness and irritation in the skin, such as acne scars and dark spots." Out of all the niacinamide serums Hyram has tried, he said this one gave him the *best* results. Sephora, $6.

Peter Thomas Roth cucumber gel mask 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PTR is more of an upscale brand with higher prices, and given the significant transformative quality of their cucumber gel mask, it's *def* a product that deserves a luxury price. Hyram has been raving about how it's his go-to mask for when he has sunburns or irritation since 2018, when he included it in his video titled The Best Skincare of 2018 and said, "It's been my holy grail mask for I don't even know how long!"  Sephora, $55.

ISNTREE Green tea toner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hyram used this exact toner in his Go To Bed With Me video for Harper's Bazaar. One of the main things he loves about this product is that it contains green tea extract, which is normally a *super* expensive ingredient because it works magic for anti-aging and reducing inflammation. Soko Glam, $20.

The Inky List's hyaluronic acid serum

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This hyaluronic acid serum from The Inky List contains an overflowing list of ingredients that caused Hyram to fall in love with it. To name a few, in addition to hyaluronic acid, it has peptides, glycerin and radish root ferment—All ingredients that are preventative against infection and irritation.  Sephora, $8.

Micellar Water

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Read: Makeup wipes are a big no and here's why

The most dramatic reactions Hyram's had on his Youtube channel have been when he's watched people roughly rub and drag their skin with makeup wipes. We've learned from Hyram that the far better alternative to makeup wipes is micellar water. It allows for people to gently wipe their faces with a cotton pad without stripping the skin or causing irritation. Ulta, $9.

Simple gel face wash 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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You cannot go wrong with using this gel face wash from Simple. One of the many reasons why it's Hyram Approved is because it works great for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. It has a more basic ingredient list, which some people may not like, but as a result, it doesn't dry out the skin, unlike other face washes that are NOT Hyram Approved.  Walmart, $5.

First Aid Beauty ultra repair eye cream

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Every girl has under-eye bags, it's nothing to be ashamed of. Hyram has approved the *best* under eye cream from the one and only First Aid Beauty. This product contains some of the *strongest* ingredients, such as shea butter and allantoin to make those eye bags go poof. Sephora, $34.

Kate Somerville oil-free moisturizer 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There are very few high-end brand products that Hyram approves of, and Kate Somerville's oil-free moisturizer is one of them. Hyram loves it because of how fast acting it is, there's no other moisturizer like it. You can feel the luxury product hydrating and tightening your skin in as little as 30 seconds from the moment you apply it. Kate Somerville, $65.

Purito Centella SPF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Read: Which SPF is right for you?

Hyram is SPF-obsessed for many reasons. One of them is because he lives in Hawaii so he's sunkissed all day long. He's also a skincare junkie and knows how important SPF is for the skin, even during the colder months. This SPF product in particular is unscented, which means it provides double protection against not only UV rays, but also against infection and irritation.

Which Hyram approved products do you swear by? Let us know @girlslifemag!

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by Hayley Miller | 11/10/2020
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