Beauty trends may come and go, but one thing that will always be in (at least for us) is healthy skin. A thoughtful skincare routine is the foundation for a radiant, glowing complexion, and starting out with a great base can enhance your makeup application to the tenth degree. That’s why we’re super excited to bring you our 2022 Healthy Skin Awards, filled with expert-approved skincare products worth every penny.
And we know it’s not a simple task shopping for skincare, seeing how there are so many different things to consider (like costs, ingredients, skin types, etc). So to help save money and time when it comes to finding skincare products that are actually worth it—ranging from hydrating facial cleansers to moisturizing serums to anti-aging treatments and more—we tapped a panel of dermatologists to share the products they can’t live without. They’ve tried everything, examined ingredients, and tested out formulas to see which ones are truly worth recommending to patients and readers like you!
Whether you’ve got dry, oily, combination, acne-prone, sensitive, or mature skin—the professionals are here to guide you. Our awards list may also include picks from top-rated brands you already trust and love, like CeraVe, ” data-vars-ga-product-id=”5269901e-d016-4b4f-ae96-4b3ac156f0fb” data-vars-ga-product-price=”0.00″ data-vars-ga-product-sem3-brand=”” data-vars-ga-product-sem3-category data-vars-ga-product-sem3-id data-affiliate-network data-vars-ga-media-type>Supergoop!, and eltaMD. But there may also be some picks that are unfamiliar, but are still worth investing in. Ready to upgrade your skincare routine? We know we are! Ahead, find the crème de la crème of skincare products to help you get the best results.
Meet Prevention’s Expert Panel:
• Jackelyn Tanios Beshir, M.D., a board-certified medical dermatologist who practices in Santa Monica and Thousand Oaks.
• Emily L. Guo, M.D., a board-certified medical dermatologist in Houston, Texas.
• Corey L. Hartman, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama.
• Kimberly Jerdan, M.D., a board-certified medical dermatologist and fellowship-trained cosmetic and laser surgeon in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
• Anthony M. Rossi M.D., a board-certified medical dermatologist at the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City.
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Best Face Cleanser
Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Facial Cleanser
“This cleanser is powerful enough to remove all dirt and makeup while intensely hydrating the skin with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that’s main purpose is to retain moisture.” —Dr. Beshir
Best Night Moisturizer
PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
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“This lightweight fragrance-free moisturizer contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, hydrating the skin and restoring the skin barrier without clogging pores. It has been a staple in my skincare routine for years!” —Dr. Guo
Best Face Mask
Clarifying Clay Masque
“This masque balances oily skin and leaves it hydrated while fighting acne breakouts. It’s gentle and does not turn uncomfortably tight when it dries. It clarifies and brightens the skin and is a great addition to any skincare routine.” —Dr. Hartman
Best Eye Treatment
Easy On The Eyes Smoothing Eye Cream
“This is a plant-based product that many of my patients enjoy, and this eye cream uses a combination of active complex soy and rice peptides, yeast protein, and hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles and keep the skin around the eyes moisturized.” —Dr. Jerdan
Best Face Exfoliator
Potent-C Power Scrub
“There are lots of brightening compounds in this exfoliator with antioxidants to provide protection to the top layer of skin from environmental free radicals. The hydrating cocoa butter beads balance it out and will gently clear away dead skin cells, and allow moisture to absorb better into the skin.” —Dr. Beshir
Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology
“This product has active antioxidant properties that help protect the skin but with Alastin’s TriHex technology, it actively promotes new collagen and elastin synthesis. It plumps thin skin and helps even skin tone with long-term use.” —Dr. Jerdan
Best Face Serum
Omega+ Complex Serum
“A lightweight hydrating serum that is good for oily/combination skin with natural ingredients such as shea butter and jojoba oil, a natural humectant. The omega fatty acids improve the strength of the skin, while the ceramides help to moisturize and soften.” —Dr. Beshir
Best Face Sunscreen
UV Clear Tinted Face Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
“This 100% mineral sunscreen is fragrance-free, oil-free, and noncomedogenic with an elegant formula that does not feel too greasy or heavy once rubbed into the skin. It contains 15% zinc oxide, 2% titanium dioxide, along with squalene to help skin moisture, ginger root to help tone and texture, and antioxidant vitamins C and E to protect against free radicals. The iron oxide which gives the sunscreen its tint helps protect against visible light, which has been shown to contribute to the pathogenesis of melasma.” —Dr. Guo
Best for Oily Skin
Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
“This lightweight gel doesn’t leave the skin oily and absorbs fast. The magic ingredient is squalene, which doubles as an antioxidant to help repair DNA damage from UV exposure. It’s a great option for those with acne-prone, oily skin.” —Dr. Hartman
Best for Mature Skin
D.E.J. Night Face Cream
“Retinols and retinoids are an important component in an anti-aging skincare routine, but they can be drying and irritating. This anti-aging nighttime retinol contains a microencapsulated time-released retinol 0.25% along with bakuchiol to optimize efficacy while minimizing irritation. I find that this product is usually well tolerated as it also has a hydrating formula with ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids along with alpha-glucan oligosaccharide to help balance the skin’s microbiome.” —Dr. Guo
Best for Dry Skin
Epionce Intensive Nourishing Cream
“This is my splurge moisturizer. My skin feels so luxurious and soft when I use it and for my very dry patients, I often recommend this one to help restore the moisture barrier as it’s ultra-rich and full of ceramides to help repair the barrier.” —Dr. Jerdan
Best Body Wash
Almond Shower Oil
“This wash is great for people that don’t want to be overly dry and need to hydrate their skin from head to toe.” —Dr. Rossi
Best Body Cream
Moisturizing Skin Cream with Pump Dispenser
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“This is my tried and true workhorse. It’s hands down the most affordable and most moisturizing of my recommendations. It’s free of any dyes, fragrances, lanolin, paraben, formaldehyde and is my go-to for any sensitive skin.” —Dr. Jerdan
Best Face Tool
“Foreo Luna 3 is best in class for cleansing brushes. The design of the silicone bristles and the level of vibration make it ideal for thorough, yet gentle cleansing that suits most skin types. They are easier to keep clean and apply less friction to the skin when used.” —Dr. Hartman
“This is my go-to option for patients who say they can’t stand sunscreen. It goes on clear and silky like a makeup primer. It’s not oily either, so many men feel comfortable using this sunscreen as well.” —Dr. Jerdan
Best Treatment for Scars
Silicone Scar Sheets
“These are great for applying to all scars to reduce redness and minimize the appearance. Silicone has been well studied to improve scars and the sheets make it so easy to use, just like applying a bandaid.” —Dr. Beshir
Best Skin Supplement
Antioxidant Formula Capsules
This brand is not only highly-rated by customers, but it was also recommended by all five experts on our list! “This product has a fern extract that helps to boost the skin’s own natural protection against UVB rays. Patients should still use sunblock, though!” —Dr. Rossi
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