Updated: Dec 3, 2020
As skincare enthusiasts, we’ve tried and reviewed plenty of products throughout 2020. And let me tell you, there’s a lot! So we thought we could end this rollercoaster of a year with a Beauty Within Countdown (ball drop not included)! Below, we put together an epic list of standouts – in no particular order – that will stay in our beauty-filled minds for the rest of our days – or at least until January.
1, Clinique Moisture Surge Intense 72H Lipid-Replenishing Hydrator
Dry skin beauties, we found our match! This moisturizer is packed with nourishing ingredients, including a trio of lipids and centella asiatica, to soothe and strengthen the barrier. Plus, a single application is said to deliver up to 72 hours of intense hydration – leaving you with dewy, plump results.
2, Naturium Mandelic Topical Acid 12%
Give those dark spots a fight with this AHA treatment. It’s formulated with 12% mandelic acid AND niacinamide to gently exfoliate for a clear, radiant complexion. To prevent sensitivity and irritation, limit use to once or twice a week.
3, Paula’s Choice GENTLE TOUCH Makeup Remover
Remove waterproof, long-lasting makeup with ease. This dual-phase solution gets rid of the toughest lip stains and mascara and hydrates in one go. On top of all that, there’s no greasy residue – making it a great start to any touchup or nighttime routine.
4, Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream
We rarely talk eye creams, but this cica-infused cream deserves a special mention for sure! It also contains panthenol and peptide to soothe the sensitive area while targeting signs of aging. Just the right add on to achieve that youthful look.
5, Neogen Probiotics Relief Sheet Mask
End 2020 with a quick pampering sesh! This tencel sheet mask transforms your skin in just 10-20 minutes. It incorporates real probiotics, including the nutrient-rich youthberry 10 complex, for a healthy, moisturized canvas.
6, Dr. Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution
If you’re looking for something to quench that dry skin thirst, you’ve got it! This cellulose sheet mask boosts hydration levels to the max with the help of hyaluronic acid, aquaxyl, and more. You can even keep it in the fridge for an extra refreshing touch.
7, COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule
This best-selling ampoule is back with a new look, and it’s exactly what you need to hydrate your skin for days. It highlights 83% black bee propolis extract as well as sodium hyaluronate for nourishing, anti-inflammatory benefits. All the sweet goodness without the stickiness!
8, Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner
With just 16 ingredients, this toner is gentle enough to exfoliate your skin without causing any irritation. It soothes and protects, creating this wonderful post-cleanse repair for even our most sensitive skin beauties.
9, Sweet Chef Oat Milk Latte Cleanser
This gel-to-foam formula combines the nourishing benefits of oat milk and the holy grail hydration of hyaluronic acid. Not only does it cleanse the face, but it also helps remove makeup while soothing. Truly a powerful, multi-functional cleanser you can use all year round.
10, Benton Green Tea Toner
If there’s one hydrating toner we can’t go without, it’s this one! This green tea-infused formula is packed with botanical ingredients to help combat excessive sebum and calm inflammation. Plus, it’s super lightweight!
11, Versed Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm
Any double-cleansers out there? This all-natural cleansing balm removes stubborn makeup and other impurities with a soothing oil-base – minus the oily residue. There’s also vitamin E to protect and hold in moisture. Great way to begin your personal ‘Get Ready With Me’ bedtime ritual!
12, Sioris Day By Day Cleansing Gel
Washing your face never seemed so soothing! We’re talking about this low pH cleanser filled to the brim with brightening and calming ingredients that work perfectly for any oily-skin folk. Plus, there’s 2% willow bark extract for just the right amount of exfoliation.
13, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner