EDITORS' PICKPeach Slices Acne Spot Dots
These holy grail acne stickers make pimples nearly dissappear overnight. Chemical-free and non irritating, they work to draw out the oil and impurities into the sticker itself, leaving the pimple deflated and much less noticeable.
READERS' CHOICEThe Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
I like the fresh scent and just a dab with a Q-tip is all it takes for my pimples to be drastically reduced overnight.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONMerle Norman Acne Defense Foaming Cleanser
An acne cleanser that is gentle on skin yet tough on acne and removes stubborn eye makeup really does exist. Merle Norman aces this formula, which is great for clearing up combination or acne-prone skin without overdrying.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONKate Somerville Anti Bac Clearing Lotion
This is the best benzoyl peroxide product I've found and I've tried a lot of them! It's 5%, it absorbs well and is only mildly drying.
EDITORS' PICKGarnier SkinActive Micellar Foaming Gel Facial Cleanser
This gel cleanser packs a mean punch at removing makeup. It foams up immediately, is lightly scented and leaves skin totally clean, yet hydrated.
READERS' CHOICECeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
This is an excellent cleanser for dry, sensitive skin. It cleans and rinses thoroughly and is fragrance-free (no noticable scent either). It makes the skin feel clean but not tight.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONDrunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
If you like your cleanser with a little jiggle, this is the right one for you. The unique texture makes washing your face so fun and the rich lather removes makeup in a snap.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONOlay Age Defying Classic Cleanser
This cleanser is perfect and I've used many over the years. It leaves my skin soft and clean but not stripped, reduces the size of my pores, helps clear up my blackheads and leaves my skin looking glowing.
EDITORS' PICKNo7 Youthful Vitamin C Fresh Radiance Essence
The vitamin C powder comes separately, so you mix it in before you use it. This has a few benefits: It ensures that the product stays potent and it makes you feel like a chemist. Meant to be used in a two-week period, it busts discolorations like you wouldn't believe.
READERS' CHOICESkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
This is a fantastic product for the reformed sun-worshiper in all of us. I've noticed much improved clarity and an overall firming and glowing appearance to my skin after about a month of continuous use.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONSunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
Thanks to a potent 15-percent concentration of vitamin C, this serum really does brighten rapidly. Another welcome bonus? It smells just like orange juice.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONCaudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
This is hands down the best skin-clearing plant-based serum out there. If you have blemish spots, age spots, dark spots, patches of slightly darker skin on your face/neck then this is the product you want.
EDITORS' PICKNeutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser
With gentle exfoliating beads and a lightly foaming gel base, this cleanser helps reset your complexion without causing irritation or dryness. A must, especially for those with sensitive skin.
READERS' CHOICEPaula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant
Amazing! My skin tone appears more even. My BB cream and powder application glides on smoothly and I no longer have dry spots.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONThe Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Fair warning: this twice-weekly acid peel is so potent, you need to be extra careful to wash off every last drop after 10 minutes of masking. The red solution looks frightful on your face but when the treatment is done, you're left with bright, smooth, baby-soft skin.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONPhilosophy the Microdelivery Daily Exfoliating Facial Wash
I've been using this product on and off for several years but in the past year, I've gone back to using it several times a week. It's gentle and extremely effective, especially for combination and/or dry skin.
EDITORS' PICKPeter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
After a long day or lack of sleep, pop a pair of these hydrogel patches under your eyes for a soothing, cooling treat. Ultra-hydrating, thanks to hyaluronic acid, they plump up the under eye area, making fine lines less noticeable.
READERS' CHOICEArbonne RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Cream
This stuff is magical! It feels so nice on my eyes and it's decreasing the fine lines I have around them. I stay up late at night a lot and this product definitely helps diminish puffiness like it says.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONBelif Moisturizing Eye Bomb
If you fell in love with Belif's cult-favorite moisturizers, prepare to fall in love again — the brand has replicated its success in eye cream form. This formula is gentle and oh-so-hydrating and makes for quite the luxurious treat for your eye area.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONMurad Renewing Eye Cream
This eye cream is one of the best I have tried. It is not greasy and leaves your eye area feeling well moisturized.
EDITORS' PICKElemis Pro-Collagen Marine Oil
This oil is richly moisturizing to keep your face dewy and hydrated all day. You'll also love the marine scent, which will transport you straight to the picturesque seaside.
READERS' CHOICETarte Maracuja Oil
This is a really nice product. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave my combination skin feeling greasy.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONBiossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
The heavenly rosy scent makes applying this ultrahydrating yet lightweight oil a real treat. It quickly soaks in so it can be worn at night or under makeup, giving you a fresh, dewy glow.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONBotanics 100% Organic Nourishing Facial Oil
I was looking for a reasonably priced face oil, so this was a wonderful find. It makes my skin so soft and I love how it smells.
EDITORS' PICKMurad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
With 100-percent mineral broad spectrum SPF 50 and a thin, slightly-tinted formula that soaks in near-instantly, this is the face sunscreen dreams are made of. The light tint is great for no-makeup days, especially with the dewy finish. UV protection never looked this good!
READERS' CHOICENeutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55
I adore this facial sunblock. I struggle with acne and this does not break me out. Knowing that the formula will not worsen my acne helps me apply it more often, which is essential in sun protection.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONFarmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This broad spectrum mineral sunscreen is gentle and comfortable to wear (alone or under makeup) and it even helps to protect your skin from the blue light from your computer screen and phone.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONCoola Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer
This is the perfect texture for a summer moisturizer...light, sinks in and it seems like it lets your skin breathe right through it.
EDITORS' PICKOlay Daily Facial Nourishing Cleansing Cloths Tub With Shea Butter
Packaged, these multitasking wipes come dry, but add some warm water and they come to life. Like a washcloth lathered with your favorite face wash, they remove even the most resilient makeup. Rinse the cloth again for a suds-free wipe to exfoliate and remove the remaining cleanser.
READERS' CHOICESimple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes
These wipes are very high on my list of favorite skin care products! They are unscented and so gentle but effective. I love to use them at night when I'm too lazy to use my usual cleanser and they're also excellent for travel.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONDermalogica PreCleanse Balm
This rich cleansing balm removes all your makeup with ease, leaving skin soft and hydrated. The included silicone mitt is great for a little extra exfoliation should you need it.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONClinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips
I have gone through multiple bottles of this product and it always does a great job. Gentle on sensitive eyes with contacts and yet, it really does remove makeup.
EDITORS' PICKI Dew Care Disco Kitten Illuminating Diamond Peel-Off Mask
Here's a beauty product that lives up to its (considerable) hype. The bright silver peel-off mask plumps and brightens skin — and perhaps even more importantly, it peels off easily in one piece, without causing any painful peach fuzz casualties. Those traits alone make it a win in our book.
READERS' CHOICEMario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask
I used this mask once a week and felt immediate relief. Calmed all of the dry and red portions and helped hydrate skin.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONLumene Lahde Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask
Skin in need of hydration can benefit from this lightweight gel mask. Use as a wash-off mask or overnight as a sleep mask for skin that is plumped, dewy and radiant.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONFreeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask
Love this mask! It smells heavenly and does a great job of cleansing the face. After each use, my skin feels clean, soft and smooth.
EDITORS' PICKKate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer
The smiley face on the lid says it all: This moisturizing cream hydrates so well while exfoliating gently with the help of some AHAs. Get ready to say hello to flawless skin.
READERS' CHOICEClinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
This is so extremely hydrating for my dry skin. A little bit makes my skin feel heavenly. So amazingly soft and dewy. Even works great under foundation to make makeup go on smoother.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONShiseido Waso Clear Mega-Hydrating Cream
Packed to the brim with natural ingredients inspired by traditional Japanese food tradition, this gel cream adds a major dose of hydration to your complexion. In fact, consider this your fast track to dewy skin.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONKiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
I get a lot of dry/rough spots on my face, especially on my cheeks but my skin feels so moist after applying this facial cream!
EDITORS' PICKMurad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
Dab this on at night and you'll wake up to noticeably smoother skin. It's the full package: Creamy, hydrating, comfortable — and the retinol gently improves skin texture and brightness like you wouldn't believe. The convenient pump feature is also a nice bonus on top of the rest of its myriad charms.
READERS' CHOICECeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM
This is my favorite night cream. It gives my skin the nighttime hydration needed and I wake up with soft dewy-looking skin.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONHydroPeptide Nimni Cream
Time-released retinol ensures that this night cream gets the job done without causing irritation. It's also ultra-hydrating and you'll love how glowy your skin looks come morning.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONAlgenist Overnight Restorative Cream
I'm a big fan of this gentle, not greasy, not heavy overnight cream. I am in my 40s and have combination skin with occasional breakouts, but this cream seems to cover all the bases for me.
EDITORS' PICKAlgenist Genius Liquid Collagen
Packed with vegan collagen, this serum is a true gamechanger. It's very hydrating, so you'll notice dewier, plumped-up skin almost immediately, and the collagen and antioxidants also help with brightness and fine lines.
READERS' CHOICEPaula's Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum With Retinol
This is really an outstanding fragrance-free serum chock-full of antioxidants, including a high-quality vitamin C, which helps your skin defend itself against harmful UV light.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONVichy Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer
When skin is tight, dry and in need of some lightweight hydration, look no further than this hyaluronic acid serum. It soaks right in, plumps up skin and doesn't leave behind any sticky or greasy residue.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONNo7 Restore & Renew FACE & NECK MULTI ACTION Serum
I heard good things about this product and was very happy with how it smoothed my skin and improved the overall appearance. Great price for something that works.
EDITORS' PICKGlamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask
Give yourself a good laugh and pores a deep cleaning at the same time with this bubbling sheet mask. It grows about three times in volume with bubbles. Infused with green tea and charcoal to remove skin impurities and makeup, you are left with a clear, glowing complexion — and some hilarious selfies.
READERS' CHOICESK-II Facial Treatment Mask
This mask is the ultimate for drenching the skin with moisture. This is one of my must-haves AT LEAST once a week and every day when I am traveling. My next raise may be invested towards buying a 365-day supply, it's that good.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONH2O+ Beauty Waterbright Brightening Gel Mask
What would you say if we told you you could have the benefits of a sheet mask without all the dripping? This hydrogel mask doesn't come soaked in serum, so it's completely mess-free and its benefits are still manifold. You can say hello to noticeably brighter, plumped-up skin and au revoir to The Struggle™.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONEstee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask
This was one of the most effective, well-designed sheet masks I've used. It really clings to the face well and doesn't drip, so you can totally relax while wearing it.
EDITORS' PICKAmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence
Packed with antioxidants, this nourishing essence works to repair damage while noticeably brightening up your complexion. The apothecary-esque scent is quite pleasant and you'll also find that it adds some extra hydration to your routine.
READERS' CHOICEPixi Glow Tonic
I've heard quite a few things about this product, so I gave it a try and I like it. I use it just about every day and I like the way my skin feels after repeated use. It's smoother and a bit tighter.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONSkinfix Coconut Water Hydrating Mist
In need of a midday pick-me-up? This hydrating facial spray has you covered. It's lightweight yet moisturizing and the subtle coconut scent will help brighten your mood.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONClinique Clarifying Lotion 2
This leaves my skin feeling so smooth and bright. I love putting this on before applying makeup because it leaves my face with the perfect canvas. My foundation looks so much better if I put this on before!