When adage goes, new year = new skin. And with 2020 coming not just a new decade (and a host of resolutions we may or may not be holding), but a list of highly anticipated skin care launches. Speaking of resolutions … If one of you happens to take care of your vision, read on.
From natural retinol alternatives and uber-luxe glow inducers to vitamin C radiation enhancers, transformative masks and next-level pimples, these beginners in the beauty block create some serious buzz.
And with the industry's laser-focused focus on more eco-friendly products, clean, yet effective formulas and dedication to transparency and better-for-your-face ingredients, there's plenty of this too.
Formulated with an extra high concentration of 1.9 percent hyaluronic acid, these travel friendly ampoules basically pick your skin and are designed to reduce wrinkles in seven days. Perfect before a night out or an event. File below: NEED.
What do you get when you blend Japanese Lemon Balm with 80% all-natural Squalane? A genius, slip-on serum stick that you can take while on the go, for instant skin care touchups. The conditioner can extinguish dry lips, wake tired under the eyes, erase dryness and signs of aging and promote your canvas for a flawless makeup application. Pro tip: Don't leave home without it.
Designed for oily, combined and prone skin type, this bamboo and active carbon mask handles dirt and debris with vengeance, leaving your pores sobbing clean. As if that wasn't enough, it also contains a cocktail of hydroxy acids (think: malic, citric, lactic and phytic) to exfoliate and reveal a softer, softer dermis, plus organic aloe leaf juice to soothe and hydrate.
The Queen of Argan Oil has done it again with its latest (soon to be) cult status product. It turns out that pink algae are naturally rich in beta carotene, which converts to retinol on the skin, and that's good news for all of us who want to keep unwanted lines in the distance. This beautiful pink vial also absorbs boredom and uneven structure, as well as loss of firmness and elasticity – without irritation – so make some space on your top shelf for the vegan, pro-retinol power player.
Specialized skin care is a 2020 trend to look at in general and one of the brands leading the charge? Curology. Keep an eye out for their Zit-zapping Spot Patrol Patches that will hit their custom, gut-approved beauty boxes this month.
Lighter skin is always at the top of the # skingoals list for most people, but with all the vitamin C products out there, it's hard to know which ones to choose. White C, niacinamide and peptides combine for greatness in HydroPeptide's free radical fighting formula, which helps turn too much fun in the sun, hyperpigmentation and inflammation. Another bonus? It increases collagen production, which is the key to keeping it high and dense! Our skin, that is. It can be used morning and night for an extra dose of antioxidants.
This pharmacy's staple brand helps you live your best glamor-free life with their best-selling basics in a re-imagined food formula. Kaolin and white coal absorb excess oil for a powerless effect and for your children who like a little more glow, there is a brilliant version too.
Anytime they release a new launch it is basically the best day ever. According to founder Tiffany Masterson, you can think of their cooling of the new mask as an electrolyte nightstand, to strengthen your skin's acid mantle and add an increase in hydration overnight. So if you come home too tired to handle a 12-step K-Beauty Sitch, snap on F-Balm. You will wake up full-bodied, dewy and refreshed, thanks to the small beads of vitamin F replenishment that crack on your skin as you apply. Lazy girl beauty never looked so good.
Clean the day away (and the past year) with this soft, foamy wash that removes all traces of makeup and contamination. Milky bubbles made from fermented coconut – plus adaptogenic mushrooms and vitamin E – hydrate, nutrition and purification. It also emits a rather woody scent, due to its blend of essential oils, which makes you feel that you are doing self-care and forest bathing at the same time.
When all thermal paper masks receive today for their waste contributions, you may feel better about buying these, as they are 100% broken down in two months. InfuseFAST Facial Sheet Masks mark the sustainable, environmentally friendly box and they are infused with 25 anti-aging ingredients (oh hey, marine collagen to full, vitamin C to lighten, hyaluronic acid to hydrate and peptides to strengthen). P.S., they feel heavenly on the skin after being stored in the fridge for a bit.
Drowsy, dry, shiny winter skin? Not on H2O +'s watch. Their water-laden 4-step system is the key to pushing the reset button on your skin this season and includes: a creamy foamy cleanser, groundwater density, moisturizing serum, and refreshing gel moisturizer. It's like a tall glass of water for your skin!
Protect your pucker while you snooze by wiping on a clean, vegan mask that releases flakies, then heals with Vitamin E and plant-derived Squalene. The rich formula is our new lip balm; Check out our full review here.
Fans of La Mer's original renewal oil will no doubt be pumped to try their latest variation, a shine-inducing conditioner that dissolves into a glowing oil upon skin contact. Pair it with its intoxicating scent and silky moisturizing benefits and it will be your go-to vacay body product (or winter must-need fake an OOO look).
Do you plan to try any of these? Let us know in the comments below.