Depending on your level of interest in the beauty world, the term \u201cgel cream\u201d could mean a few things. A texture? Sure. A product? That too. But if you\u2019re really in the know, your mind probably goes straight to Instagram. The @gelcream feed , which is run by former magazine editor Yana Sheptovetskaya, is full of artfully shot photos and honest reviews of some of the buzziest beauty products out there. (Each image also includes a look at Sheptovetskaya\u2019s always-perfect manicure.) What began as a hobby is now a handle with more than 120,000 followers. Unlike the sea of accounts focused on cut crease and contour tutorials, @gelcream is strictly about the products themselves\u2014and whether or not they\u2019re worth it. With that in mind, we asked the guru herself to handpick five of her favorite, no-brainer beauty buys straight from Saks Fifth Avenue . Check them out below. 1. Sheptovetskaya uses this Byredo hand cream on her nails and cuticles\u2014two spots that occasionally need extra love. \u201cBecause it\u2019s a thicker cream, I use this on those super dry areas. Plus, it makes me very happy to have my favorite scents on my fingertips,\u201d she says. Byredo Bal d'Afrique Hand Cream SHOP AT SAKS.COM 2. Thanks to its luxe branding and steep price tag, this iconic jar from La Mer may seem more like a status symbol than an actual product you\u2019d use on the daily. But according to Sheptovetskaya, it\u2019s worth it. \u201cThis was my first serious beauty purchase, influenced by a co-worker who always looked fresh despite the sleepless hours our fashion job required,\u201d she says. Years later, she still swears by this cream. \u201cIt heals my occasional milia, any redness, or sunburn. It's my go-to when I need a pick-me-up.\u201d Sold. La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream SHOP AT SAKS.COM 3. Sheptovetskaya is a big fan of this highly-rated lactic acid treatment from Sunday Riley . \u201cI\u2019ve used Sunday Riley Good Genes during my skin highs and lows and it always delivers the best results. It helped fix my skin when I had terrible acne, and keeps it plump now,\u201d she says. \u201cI don\u2019t know anyone who\u2019s tried it and didn\u2019t like it\u2014it\u2019s a classic that helps with so many conditions.\u201d Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment SHOP AT SAKS.COM 4. If mascara is an essential part of your everyday look, you probably have more than one tube and use them for different occasions. For Sheptovetskaya, this pick from Sisley is her go-to for evenings. \u201cWhen I need my lashes to stand out, this one comes to the rescue,\u201d she says. \u201cOne swipe and I look ready.\u201d Sisley-Paris So Curl Mascara SHOP AT SAKS.COM 5. Even Sheptovetskaya isn\u2019t immune to good packaging. \u201cI have an uncontrollable obsession with travel-size perfumes, and especially cases\u2014aren\u2019t they a piece of art?\u201d she says. \u201cI have eight different Maison Francis Kurkdjian mini scents that I use with this travel case; I swap them out according to my mood or seasons. My favorite at the moment is Gentle Fluidity Gold. I\u2019ve also been using Aqua Universalis for a while and am excited to switch to Oud Satin Mood. It\u2019s perfect for colder days.\u201d Maison Francis Kurkdjian Globe Trotter Zinc Edition Travel Spray Case SHOP AT SAKS.COM Ready to shop? Head to Saks Fifth Avenue to check out all of Sheptovetskaya\u2019s top picks, plus plenty more products.