All year long, our team of experts and editors is constantly scouting, testing, and reviewing beauty and skincare products to bring you, our community, the best of the bunch.
Now, it’s time for our annual awards highlighting the products that have stood out as the most effective, innovative, and all-around wow-worthy across 12 unique categories. Here, we present to your our 2021 Experts’ Choice winners!
Read on to find out if your favorite product made the cut.
Best Cleanser: Dermalogica Daily MicrofoliantBuy now with free delivery
Ideal for all skin types and an editor fave, this rice-based enzyme powder activates upon contact with water, gently exfoliating to leave skin smoother and brighter after use.
We love the product’s skin brightening complex that works to balance uneven skin pigmentation and the addition of colloidal oatmeal, which helps to calm skin irritation and discomfort, making it safe for even sensitive skin. Our Partnership Assistant, Claudia, who tested the product, says, “Daily Microfoliant is my holy grail product—this changed the texture of my skin for the better!”
Best Toner: Decorté Vita De Reve LotionBuy now with free delivery
This purifying herbal toner is a soothing savior for troubled, blemish-prone skin.
Botanicals including four different plants from the mint family target dullness and irritation, leaving skin smooth and calm. Our editors saw diminished discoloration and blemishes after incorporating this toner in their routines.
Best Serum: SkinCeuticals C E FerulicBuy now with free delivery
A three-time Expert’s Choice winner, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is considered the gold-standard among antioxidant serums thanks to multiple peer-reviewed studies that show it produces real-deal results.
“This is the one product you NEED every morning; it enhances the rest of your routine,” says Nick, our Senior Partnership Manager who’s a fan of the serum.
In addition to offering top-notch antioxidant protection to skin with its concentrated blend of vitamins C, E, and ferulic acid, the C E Ferulic serum reduces current signs of aging, while visibly brightening the complexion. The serum is able to reduce the appearance of fine lines,
wrinkles and photo-damage while combating loss of elasticity to leave skin firm and youthful, according to our reviewers.
Best Eye Cream: Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Eye CreamBuy now with free delivery
Our in-house estheticians are constantly fielding questions about the area where signs of aging are most visible: the eyes. This innovative treatment stimulates the skin’s natural defense mechanisms to repair and protect from environmental aggressors, which is why it landed in the winner’s circle.
Natura Bissé’s rich, the ultra-hydrating formula contains Artemia Salina, which works to re-energize cellular metabolism to smooth and plump, as well as Ursolic Acid to lift and tighten the look of sagging skin and improve elasticity.
Best Moisturizer: EVE LOM The Moisture CreamBuy now with free delivery
From the brand that gave us the best cleanser in the world (according to Vogue) EVE LOM’s moisture cream dominated this category because of its multi-functional skin benefits. This moisturizer reinforces the skin barrier while providing maximum hydration, minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and protecting against pollution and environmental stressors.
Best Neck Treatment: 111SKINCelestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Neck MaskBuy now with free delivery
The best things come in threes! 111SKIN’s Lifting and Firming Mask is designed with three core segments: an upper mask formulated with glycopeptides to reduce the appearance of vertical lines, a lower mask that helps stimulate collagen to improve volume and plumpness, and a neck and décolletage segment that utilizes a bio-mimetic peptide to firm and sculpt the area. The masks can be used together or separately to target specific zones.
As fans of 111SKIN’s ampoules and skincare line, our editors love their high-quality masks to leave skin looking plump and luminous before a big event.