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The 2020 Shape Beauty Awards: Face

These editor- and expert-recommended skin-care product picks and cosmetics will have you glowing all year long.
By Kate Sandoval Box, Erin Reimel & Jenn Barthole
September 10, 2020
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

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 Skin Daily Cleansing Oil

Cleanser
PCA Skin Daily Cleansing Oil
$38.00
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Nordstrom

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

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

Peel
Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel
$56.00
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Sephora

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

Serum
Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice
$48.00
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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

Night Cream
Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial
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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. (Related: This Woman's Acne Transformation Will Have You Dying to Try the Brand)

Best Oil: Saint Jane The C-Drops

Oil
Saint Jane The C-Drops
$90.00
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Credo Beauty

Saint Jane The C-Drops provides a potent dose of vitamin C and CBD to brighten and soothe. (BTW here's why you should have a vitamin C skin-care product in your routine.)

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

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Blemish Solutions Acne Eliminating Gel
$40.00
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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

Eye Treatment
Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches
$40.00
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Mary Kay

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

Eye Cream
The Route The Sunny Eyes
$65.00
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Ulta

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

Best Mask: Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Gel Masque

Mask
Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Gel Masque
$38.00
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Dermstore

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+

Sunscreen
EltaMD UV Active Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+
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Amazon

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. (Head over here for more derm-recommended sunscreen options.)

Best Lip Treatment: Lancôme L'Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm

Lip Treatment
Lancôme L'Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm
$26.00
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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

Ampoule
Exuviance Wrinkle Smooth Topical Peptide
$84.00
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Ulta

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