The magic that comes with finding your holy-grail skincare is life-changing. Since there isn’t an app that can create the perfect skincare regimen with a click of a button, we all need to go through some trial-and-error before finding The One. After all, different gals with different skin types need different skincare.
But there are several products that stand out from the sea of options. From hydrating moisturisers that quench the skin’s thirst to the powerful sunscreens that block out UV rays, here are the best skincare picks nominated at Clozette Beauty Awards 2020 that will give you luminous skin.
Nothing beats the feeling of hydrated skin. From creamy moisturisers to lightweight gels, the perfect match really makes the difference in how your skin looks. This year’s best skincare picks for this category are the moisture-flooding belif The True Cream — Aqua Bomb, the pleasantly cooling Laneige Water Bank Hydro Cream Ex, the instant hydrating Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, the whipped skin-refining Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Facial Moisturizer, and the luxuriously anti-ageing Tatcha The Water Cream.
Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural effect of time. But we can always delay their appearance with the right anti-ageing skincare. Serums like the skin-renewing Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II and the vegan Origins Plantscription™ Anti-Aging Power Serum help your skin absorb other skincare products while providing a dose of rejuvenation. Meanwhile, the collagen-stimulating FANCL BC Night Intensive Cream and peptide-rich Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream both lock in moisture to minimise fine lines overnight. If you need an extra antioxidising punch, The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate will do the trick.
Daily sun defenders
SPF is an important part of daily skincare that most people forget. Everyday sunscreens not only protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays but also help prevent blue light skin damage from your electronics. For gals with sensitive skin, the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk is a good option. We also have a K-beauty contender in Innisfree’s Intensive Triple Care Sunscreen that's non-sticky and waterproof. If you’re looking for some broad-spectrum protection, there’s also the lightweight gel texture of the Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF 50 (good for oily skin), the creamy Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50+ (can be used all over the body), and the refreshing Sunplay Skin Aqua Super Moisture UV Mist SPF50+ (perfect for a mid-day touch-up).
Ah, clear skin. It's on everyone's wishlist, right? If dark spots, acne breakouts, and redness are what you need to battle to get clear skin, heed the help of these exfoliating acids. If you prefer a quick two-step option, Dr. Dennis Gross has the Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel. For your glycolic acid needs, there's the Pixi Glow Tonic™ and the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum. For a Vitamin C-based brightening boost, try the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic®. If you're looking for a deep but gentle pore cleansing, the Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is your best bet.
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