According To Derms, Here Are The Best Skincare Products In 2020
From nourishing face cleansers to wrinkle-busting injectables, these are the dermatologist-approved skin-care products you’ll want to get your hands on this year.
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team.
The Shape Squad — a group of fitness- and beauty-minded staffers, pros, and dermatologists — tested and approved 77 products that not only work with but also enhance your physical and mental states. Here, dermatologist picks for the best skin products and treatments on the market right now.
Best Tinted Sunscreen: Skinbetter Science Sunbetter Tone Smart SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact
Skinbetter Science Sunbetter Tone Smart SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact
“A tinted balm that protects against all vilified forms of light? I’m in,” says Mona Gohara, M.D. Many skin tones will find that Skinbetter Science Sunbetter Tone Smart SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact is really easy to blend over makeup throughout the day.
Best Exfoliating Cleanser: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 3.5% Pure Glycolic Cleansing Gel
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 3.5% Pure Glycolic Cleansing Gel
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 3.5% Pure Glycolic Cleansing Gel “fantastic and gentle enough for sensitive skin and nightly use,” says Michelle Henry, M.D. (BTW, here’s what glycolic acid is and what it can do for your skin.)
Best Hydrating Cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser is a joy to use, says Dr. Henry. Plus, its ceramides strengthen the skin’s barrier.
Best Sunscreen: Glytone Hydra Lipid UV Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40+
Glytone Hydra Lipid UV Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40+
Glytone Hydra Lipid UV Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40+ “offers mineral protection plus great hydration,” says Dendy Engelman, M.D.
Best Eye Cream: Neostrata Comprehensive Retinol Eye Cream
Neostrata Comprehensive Retinol Eye Cream
Neostrata Comprehensive Retinol Eye Cream “is a masterful mix of retinol and an exfoliant for fragile lids,” says Dr. Gohara. (Before you try it, read this Guide to Adding Retinols to Your Skin-care Routine.)
Best Peel: Obagi Clinical Blue Brilliance Triple Acid Peel
Obagi Clinical Blue Brilliance Triple Acid Peel
Obagi Clinical Blue Brilliance Triple Acid Peel “targets sebum, dull skin cells, and discoloration all at once,” says Dr. Engelman.
Best Chin Filler: Juvéderm Voluma XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC “sculpts and lifts this area so beautifully — I’m excited it has FDA approval,” says Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, M.D.
Best Lip Filler: Restylane Kysse
Restylane Kysse “is a true standout; it makes lips pillowy yet sculpted,” says Neal Schultz, M.D.
Best Body Treatment: Qwo
Qwo received FDA approval this year as the first injectable proved to treat cellulite. “Being able to dissolve the fibrous bands in such a minimally invasive way is a tremendous breakthrough,” says Dr. Gohara. (Although, it’s worth repeating: Cellulite isn’t inherently bad and there’s no reason to feel like you need to get rid of it.)
Best Supplement: Isdin SunIsdin Softgel Capsules
Isdin SunIsdin Softgel Capsules
Isdin SunIsdin Softgel Capsules “help protect your skin from sun exposure and improve radiance and elasticity,” says Dr. Engelman. (Just know that these pills don’t mean you’re off the hook with using SPF.)