The 2020 Shape Beauty Awards: Face

These editor- and expert-recommended skin-care product picks and cosmetics will have you glowing all year long.

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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, their picks for the best face products available on the market right now.

Best Cleanser: PCA SkinDaily Cleansing Oil

PCA Skin Daily Cleansing Oil

PCA Skin Daily Cleansing Oil
Nordstrom

PCA Skin Daily Cleansing Oil magically dissolves makeup without stripping moisture.

Best Peel: Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel

Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel

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Alpyn Beauty

Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel exfoliates with both acids and granules for that "new skin feeling," a Squad tester says. (Note: This product is not available yet and will be released in October. In the meantime, you can shop other faves from the brand on Sephora.)

Best Serum: Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice

Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice

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Ulta

Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice has become a huge Squad favorite. "It's sooo soothing as it tones down the redness in my cheeks after a workout," says one member.

Best Night Cream: Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial

Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask
Sephora

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial is Gatorade for your face. Apply a layer over your serum to boost the skin's protective barrier with ceramides and niacinamide. (

Best Oil: Saint Jane The C-Drops

Saint Jane The C-Drops

Saint Jane The C-Drops
Credo Beauty

Saint JaneThe C-Drops provides a potent dose of vitamin C and CBD to brighten and soothe.

Best Acne Treatment: Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Blemish Solutions Acne Eliminating Gel

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Blemish Solutions Acne Eliminating Gel

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Blemish Solutions Acne Eliminating Gel
Sephora

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Blemish Solutions Acne Eliminating Gel "clears up acne in two days — seriously," an impressed tester says. (Celebs also love his Alpha Beta Daily Peel.)

Best Eye Treatment: Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches

Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches

Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches
Sephora

Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches are hydrating and cooling — perfect for looking more awake in the a.m.

Best Eye Cream: The Route The Sunny Eyes

The Route The Sunny Eyes

The Route The Sunny Eyes
Ulta

The Route The Sunny Eyes reduces puffiness while its orange tint conceals dark circles.

Best Mask: Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Gel Masque

Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Gel Masque

Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Gel Masque

Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Gel Masque is an ultra gentle, soothing antidote to irritated, overexposed skin.

Best Sunscreen: EltaMD UV Active Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+

EltaMD UV Active Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+

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EltaMD

EltaMD UV Active Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ is water-resistant and mineral-based, so it's "ideal for even the steamiest workouts," says the Squad.

Best Lip Treatment: Lancôme L'Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm

Lancôme L'Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm

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Sephora

Lancôme L'Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm "delivers a minty-cool sensation that lightly plumps your pout," new fans say.

Best Ampoule: Exuviance Wrinkle Smooth Topical Peptide

Exuviance Wrinkle Smooth Topical Peptide

Exuviance Wrinkle Smooth Topical Peptide
Ulta

Exuviance Wrinkle Smooth Topical Peptide targets deep wrinkles with its collagen-boosting formula.

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