Welcome back to Your Shopping Cart, wherein we break out the top five products that you, devoted Strategist readers, all bought in droves. Think of this as the tl;dr of the Strategist: If your like-minded brethren are buying these items, maybe you’d like to, too.
We have a repeat — the top five this week were all familiar faces from last time, with only the Hairstory New Wash edging into the top five and bumping the Paula’s Choice lotion from the list. Once again, the Gold & Snail eye patches from beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton’s story on eye patches comes out on top, followed by another RVN favorite: the miracle pimple-shrinking patches from Korean-beauty brand Cosrx. The aforementioned Hairstory comes in third ahead of the popular Natori cotton briefs (if you haven’t already, see all of our underwear coverage in our updated hub), and in fifth place, the oh-so-flattering Everlane white V-neck T-shirt from our look into the best white T-shirts for women.
Once again, these slimy patches come out on top. If you’re looking for something to combat those pesky dark circles, hear what beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton says: “This is my favorite under-eye product, and don’t make me tell you again why I love snail so much! Its regenerative properties not only work wonders on blemish scars, but also help with any kind of hyperpigmentation, including dark under-eye circles. It’s also super beneficial for helping with wrinkles and dryness.”
The incredible pimple-shrinking patches have been a runaway success on this blog since last July, when Viera-Newton included them as part of her multistep guide to perfect skin. More recently, she called them the most important line of defense in her post-pimple-popping arsenal.
After falling out of the top five last week, this not-shampoo came roaring back this week. Writer Molly Young’s endorsement went a long way: “But the results are wild. My long hair air-dries perfectly, with no ‘squeaky’ texture. It is shiny and falls in loose waves, like it did when I was a kid. I don’t need to blow-dry it. My chronic flaky scalp (sorry!) is gone forever. I customarily wash my hair every three days. With New Wash, once a week. When friends remark that my hair looks nice, it’s fun to say, ‘I haven’t shampooed in six months.’ Which is technically accurate.”
You love this underwear! We’ve talked before about how popular this underwear continues to be (though it falls from third last time to fourth this week). Says High Fashion Home founder Dolly Frearson: “For everyday underwear, I need them to feel comfortable and breathable. I also need them to appear smooth, and not pinch my skin in any place or ride up. And this is the only pair that does all of the above. They will eventually replace almost all of your underwear in your drawer.”
The Everlane V-neck T-shirt remains a favorite since we asked 19 stylish women about their favorite T-shirts. One answer, from Elizabeth Rose, a server at Cafe Gitane, moved the needle: “I like the Everlane V-neck because of the company’s transparency. It’s an ethical issue — I like to know where the clothing is made. And I like this specific shirt because I wear a lot of necklaces, so the depth of this V shows them.”
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