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As we enter the chilly winter months, November is an ideal time to hone your at-home skin care routine—after all, the American Academy of Dermatology Association declares this month as National Healthy Skin Care Month, and we are all about it. In an effort to achieve #YourHealthiestSkin, we’ve rounded up an editor-curated list of the luxe products that have dramatically improved our skin’s health and appearance this year. Because who says you can’t glow year round?
From a French cult-favorite lotion often dubbed a “facial in a bottle” to an organic, oil-based cleanser that is literally called Liquid Gold (and rightly so), these are the skin care products to invest in this season. Glow on—have a scroll.
OGEE Cleanse & Treat: Liquid Gold Cleansing Oil and Seeds of Youth Serum
OGEE is an especially appropriate investment for National Healthy Skin Care Month because the brand uses 100% certified organic and vegan ingredients. The Liquid Gold Cleansing Oil gently eliminates daily impurities while hydrating skin. That’s when the Seeds of Youth Serum comes in, a fast-acting, anti-aging serum that leaves skin positively luminous. Pro tip: leave the cleansing oil on for five minutes before rinsing off, and use the duo as a wind-down routine before bedtime (the fragrance is phenomenal).
To buy: $132, ogee.com
Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion
This legendary French product has a cult following and quite the legacy across the globe. It comes in a very tiny bottle—and it has no artificial fragrances—but don’t let that fool you. This highly concentrated formula is a serious game changer, as it exfoliates, moisturizes, and balances the skin’s pH, leaving your face glowing. P50 lotion truly is magic in a bottle.
To buy: prices vary, shoprescuespa.com
Dr. Barbara Sturm Night Serum
There is no doubt that this will occupy prime real estate on your bedside table. Dr. Barbara Sturm is known worldwide in the skin care community as one of the all-knowing gurus. Her overnight serum is crafted specifically to transform your skin over the course of a sleep cycle: cotton thistle extract aids with skin barrier regeneration, hyaluronic acid hydrates, poria cocos and beta-glucan calm irritation and redness, and purslane protects against environmental pollution.
To buy: $310, net-a-porter.com
Kosas Lip Fuel
Now—and we mean right now—is the time to get ahead of chapped lip season. Kosas’ Kosasport lip fuel (which the brand calls an “active” treatment) is the hyaluronic moisture boost your lips need to protect against cold, dry weather. With the help of konjac root, the hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps at the same time.
To buy: $18, sephora.com
Dr. Jart Cicapair
For those prone to redness or rosacea—conditions that can be exacerbated by cold weather—Dr. Jart’s Cicapair line is the way to go. While the product protects and boosts fatigued skin and overall hydration (it’s also SPF 30!), the real hero here is the tiger grass (centella asiatica), which dramatically helps with color correction and redness.
To buy: $52, drjart.com
Marc Jacobs Beauty Youthquake
“Youthquake” is an apt name for this impressive retexturizing gel crème from Marc Jacobs Beauty. It multitasks to moisturize and prep skin for the day, resulting in a smooth palette, ready for makeup. Once you’ve exfoliated and hydrated your skin to counteract the winter elements, Youthquake steps in to restore vibrancy and glowing skin.
To buy: $59, sephora.com
La Mer Eye Concentrate
You can bid adieu to dark circles and thank La Mer later. Consider this product the crème de la crème of all eye treatments, packed with a strong trio of ingredients (clarity ferment, concentrated miracle broth, and lime tea concentrate) that transform the undereye area in 21 days.
To buy: $235, sephora.com
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial and Virgin Marula Oil
Give your skin the ultimate glow-up by following this retexturizing AHA/BHA mask with rich marula oil (packed with antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9), both by the genius skin care team at Drunk Elephant. Consider this the perfect wintertime at-home facial.
Herbivore Prism Glow Serum
Swap out a dull winter pallor for a summertime glow fit for a day at the beach. Herbivore’s Prism exfoliating serum offers a combination of 12% AHA and 3% BHA for gently retextured skin that looks youthful and glowing, no matter the temperature outside.
To buy: $54, sephora.com
Biossance 100% Squalane Oil
Hello, head-to-toe hydration. Made with renewable Brazilian sugarcane, this high-quality squalane oil instantly hydrates and plumps skin (it’s great for hair, too) while locking in essential moisture.
To buy: $48, biossance.com
Peace Out Acne Healing Dots
Winter acne is arguably the worst type of acne, because on top of having acne, you likely have dry skin. Pair these powerful healing dots with your favorite moisturizer or skin oil, and you can say “peace out” to those pesky blemishes. Hydrocolloid polymer technology works to treat and soothe, and of course, the dot-style application prevents picking.
To buy: $19, sephora.com
Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
There is something particularly satisfying about knowing that you’re applying a combination of superfoods to your skin. This antioxidant cleanser uses extracts from kale, spinach, and green tea to gently remove makeup and daily buildup while restoring the skin’s vital pH balance.
To buy: $36, sephora.com
Foreo Bear Mini Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device
For those beauty product lovers who adore a good skin care tool, Foreo’s mini toning device is the ticket. Not only is it very cute and compact, it delivers a powerful three-minute facial that uses pulsing T-Sonic microspheres, which stimulate the skin, boost collagen production, and aid with healthy blood circulation.
To buy: $199, net-a-porter.com