This tough year has bought self-care into new heights. Even if salons have started operating in limited capacity, many have been wary of going out and have been worrying about proper social distancing in small spaces. As the stress of Covid-19 has penetrated every aspect of daily life, more people have taken simple joys from trying new grooming products at home and doing a more conscientious skincare routine. To perk you up even more, here are some of the best hair and skincare products of 2020, put together by the best beauty editors in the country.
A winner of Allure's Best of Beauty Awards (twice!), this cleanser is packed with hyaluronic acid and ceramides. CeraVe's moisturizing formula not only cleans skin but restores its natural moisture barrier. Cosmopolitan is also a fan.
Another Allure Best of Beauty Awards winner, this gel-based cleanser is laced with tiny Japanese luffa fruit giving your skin a nice exfoliation each time you wash.
A winner of the Good Housekeeping Beauty Lab's sunscreen test, this unique water-based SPF gel is lightweight, easy to apply, doesn't cause breakouts and leaves no white cast behind.
The Ordinary proves that excellent skin care does not require heaps of money. This $5 moisturizer offers amazing hydration thanks to its multiple amino acids, fatty acids and hyaluronic acid. According to Cosmopolitan, it's "non-greasy and absorbs fast enough for you to apply makeup directly afterwards."
This retinol treatment and night moisturizer is an anti-aging all-star in Good Housekeeping's book. 100% of their testers agreed on its brightening, softening, firming and wrinkle-reducing effects. Cosmopolitan also sings its praises.
Cosmopolitan suggests giving your lips some extra TLC with this lip mask that works to repair the damage caused by the sun's harmful UV rays.
With shea butter, vitamin B3 complex and niacinamide, this body wash hydrates and brightens skin. It's also a great bargain at $6.
A long-standing favorite of GH's Beauty Lab, this unscented body lotion has glycerin, oat and shea butter is highly effective on dry skin. Perfect for the winter ahead.
This winter, escape to the tropics with this luxurious body cream. With an addictive scent reminiscent of Tahiti, banana peel extract and acai berry protect against free-radical damage while coconut extract moisturizes skin. Marie Claire is obsessed.
The Good Housekeeping says this pair is the most moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that has been tested by the Beauty Lab. It also has zero parabens and is safe for color-treated hair.
Marie Claire considers this a hit for chemically treated and heat-styled hair. Formulated with argan oil and amino acids, this leave-in conditioner will bring back lackluster hair to its shining glory.
To enhance waves, curls, and spirals, GH recommends this styling cream with shea butter and coconut oil.
Retouch your roots ate home with this new hair color from Revlon. This Clean + Vegan line is free from paraben, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, mineral oil, and gluten. Save a trip to the salon and give this a go.
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