Perhaps the most difficult and most gratifying category to test for our annual Best of Beauty Awards is skin care. Results aren’t instantaneous. Sometimes it takes weeks, even months, to figure out if a moisturizer is actually strengthening your skin barrier, or if that vitamin C serum really does diminish dark spots. But that’s why we do this. Now more than ever, we want to get great results for ourselves, but especially for you.
We’ve scrubbed using some pretty spectacular (and some maybe-not-so-great) exfoliators, tapped on too many eye creams to count, and peeled with the best of them to bring you this comprehensive list of skin-care winners.
Maybe you’ll fall for the featherlight moisturizer that’s suitable for all skin types, the eye cream that doubles as a concealer, or the sunscreen formulated by and for those with melanin-rich skin. We think you’ll love them all — we certainly do. That’s why they’ve earned the title of this year’s Best of Beauty Award winners.
Scroll down to see this group, and then check out the rest of the top picks from the full 2021 Best of Beauty winners’ list. —Sarah Kinonen
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