Teenagers are obsessed with skin care. Their curiosity about creams, masks and scrubs has given them a viral nickname: 'Sephora's children' .

Dermatologist Lauren Penzi said the 'Kids of Sephora' trend is real.

Dermatologists appreciate that children starting at the age of eight devote themselves to skin care , but at the same time they are concerned , because they are treating it dangerously , starting from the products they buy to the place where they buy them, causing damage. unnecessary side effects such as redness, allergic reactions, and even skin burns.

Recently, a large number of videos on 'TikTok' and 'Instagram' document this phenomenon: teenagers invading Sephora and Ulta stores and adults complaining.

At a Sephora store in New York, a saleswoman told CNN that teenagers come in and don't ask for advice or recommendations from staff, but get viral products advertised by bloggers.

Dr. Stacey Tull, a cosmetic dermatology specialist in Missouri, worries that teenagers are being influenced without knowing well about popular skin care products like retinol , their uses and whether they are suitable for young ages.

Retinol is a form of vitamin A and is a popular skin care ingredient to reduce fine lines and wrinkles for older people. Teens don't need retinol.

If young people have acne, then they should pay a visit to the dermatologist instead of buying anti aging serums.  

The three products she suggests to teenagers are: cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen . Any additional products should only address specific needs at this age, such as oily or acne-prone skin.

Sephora declined to comment on the matter, while Ulta told CNN it wants to help people of all ages on their beauty journey and offers age-appropriate guidance and products.

Receipt-based receipts data found that spending on higher-priced beauty products (including skin care) among higher-income households (over $100,000) increased 16% with children under 18, significantly higher than the 6% increase than families without children.