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The 11 bestselling skincare products of 2020

A YEAR OF NOT GOING OUT AS OFTEN (THANKS, COVID) HAS PROBABLY MEANT YOU’VE SPENT MORE TIME INDULGING IN FACE MASKS, SKINCARE LAYERING AND SPLURGING ON THAT FANCY MOISTURISER INSTEAD OF SPLASHING OUT ON MAKEUP. WE’VE ROUNDED UP THE BESTSELLING SKINCARE THAT’S GOT EVERYONE’S COMPLEXIONS THROUGH THE YEAR THAT WAS—DID YOUR FAVOURITE MAKE THE LIST?

11. Cosmetics 27 Baume 27
A 2020 Beauty Election finalist, this nourishing balm is created using 27 ingredients that all work together to repair, regenerate and protect damaged skin cells. The creamy formula contains a specialised blend of oils, extracts and emollients that help to comfort stressed out skin and repair skin while providing essential moisture.

10. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser
The answer to all your daily cleansing needs, this gentle (and award-winning cleanser) exfoliating face wash helps to gently remove oil, makeup and surface impurities to leave skin soft and smooth. It’s gentle enough to use twice a day and works hard to refine skin texture and reduce the appearance of pores sans dehydration.

9. Nuface Trinity Mini
No need to make the trip to your facialist when you’ve got a Nuface Trinity Mini in your bathroom cabinet. It’s a non-invasive way to define facial contours, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten skin by stimulating the deeper tissues and muscles with gentle microcurrents.

8. Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask
The one product that kept your skin looking bouncy in 2020? It has to be Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Sleeping Mask. It’s Infused with watermelon, AHAs and hyaluronic acid to softly exfoliate and refines the look of pores whilst offering up plenty of hydration.

7. REN Ready Steady Glow Tonic
Your daily dose of radiance can be found in this tonic: gentle enough to use each morning yet potent enough to exfoliate and brighten. It promotes cell renewal and assists in unclogging the pores (reducing the frequency of breakouts) thanks to lactic and azelaic acids combined with white willow bark.

6. Sunday Riley CEO Face Serum
The serum keeping us glowing through the darker times was Sunday Riley’s CEO. It’s made with 15% ascorbic acid which is a water-soluble vitamin C that protects against ageing free radical damage while strengthening collagen and smoothing skin texture for a brighter, softer and more supple complexion.

5. Dr Dennis Gross Spectralite Faceware Pro
Three minutes with this wrinkle-reducing, acne-fighting LED device is all you need to give your skin a second lease on life. It’s pretty fancy, but well worth the investment if you’re serious about keeping your complexion in check. It’s fitted with a combination 100 red LED and 62 blue LED lights, each colour targets different skin concerns from inflammation and breakouts to diminishing discolouration and smoothing the look of fine lines.

4. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Breakouts in 2020? There we re plenty. But you handled them in one swoop of a cotton tip covered in Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. This overnight vegan spot treatment helps to dry up surface blemishes and reduce associated redness and inflammation while you sleep.

3. Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream
A winner in this year’s Beauty Election, this rich, luxurious cream hydrates the skin, delivering a healthy, youthful glow in an instant.

2. Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum
Packed full of vitamin C, potent antioxidants and fruit enzymes, this day serum works to neutralise the damaging effects of pollution, environmental stressors and free radicals to reveal firmer, brighter, smoother and more even skin.

1. Go-To Face Hero
Drumroll, please… the number one skincare product that flew off our shelves this year? Go-To’s Face Hero: the ultimate soothing, revitalising and protective oil featuring ten potent plant and nut oils rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that fight against fine lines, dark spots, dryness and inflammation. Need more convincing? We didn’t think so.

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