Health Beauty Awards: 11 Best Face Products
Best skincare products
Our editors and a team of pros picked their absolute favorite skincare products—anti-aging creams, serums, cleansers, and more. (For their other faves, check out the best beauty products for your body, makeup, nails, and hair.)
Expert tip: The best way to apply moisturizer is to dab on your lotion immediately after cleansing, while skin is still damp, advises dermatologist Lisa M. Donofrio, MD. This will "help trap moisture that could otherwise evaporate." And don't forget to extend the stuff down your neck—it deserves love, too.
Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer ($27; origins.com)
Hello, glow! "The combo of caffeine and ginseng helps increase circulation,”explains Dr. Donofrio. Also nice: "It smells divine, like oranges."
Estée Lauder CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Moisture Lotion ($60; macys.com)
The key ingredient, baicalin, is a proven skin lightener. Beauty blogger Polly Blitzer saw “more luminous skin” in just two days, but give it a month of a.m. and p.m. use to work on discoloration.
Almay Lash Care Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($6; ulta.com)
“The pads remove mascara in one gentle swipe, so no worries about lash fallout,” says New York City makeup artist Suzy Gerstein.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream ($17; ulta.com)
Rest easy knowing the soy and vitamin B will do the job: “You get more even, brighter skin,” notes Dr. Donofrio.
Lancôme Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl ($69; sephora.com)
Puffiness and dark circles don’t stand a chance with this supercharged eye cream, says Dr. Donofrio, who adds,“The metal application tip is even more refreshing when refrigerated.”
Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Cleanser ($7; harmondiscount.com)
This wash has salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acid, dermatologist favorites for clear skin. “It removes buildup for an immediately smoother complexion,” says Dr. Donofrio.
Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask ($68; sephora.com)
The disposable cloths pack major glow-boosters (including vitamin C); just leave on for 10 minutes. “It’s the next best thing to a spa escape,” raves Blitzer.
High-tech cleansing tool
Clarisonic Aria ($199; sephora.com)
Newly upgraded, its brush rotates 300 times a second to “gently loosen dirt, oil, and makeup,” says Dr. Donofrio.
Clarins Double Serum ($87; nordstrom.com)
Every pump packs a one-two punch of anti-aging hyaluronic acid and plant extracts. Reports Dr. Donofrio, “I like how quickly it absorbs."
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($25; ulta.com)
Highly recommended by our expert dermatologist, this cream speeds up skin cell turnover. The result: younger-looking skin, faster.
Moisturizer with SPF
Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($12; drugstore.com)
It’s full of nourishing vitamins. What it lacks: harsh chemicals and artificial perfumes, “so it’s good for sensitive skin,” says Dr. Donofrio.