The 2021 Shape Beauty Awards: Derm Favorites
The Shape Squad — a group of dermatologists, fitness pros, and staffers — put the year's new beauty products through their paces and 83 winners came out on top. Here, dermatologist picks for the best skin products and treatments on the market right now.
Best Tinted Moisturizer: Alastin Skincare Hydratint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36
Best Peel: Glo Skin Beauty Hydra-Bright AHA Glow Peel
Best Sunscreen for Your Body: Vacation Classic Lotion SPF 30
Best Sunscreen for Face: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral SPF 30 Moisturizer + Hyaluronic Acid
Best Neck Cream: SkinMedica Neck Correct Cream
Peptides and botanical extracts in the silky SkinMedica Neck Correct Cream help relax the muscles in the neck to smooth lines. "This goes on my skin twice a day," says Dr. Gohara.
Best Body Wash: Dove Care & Protect Antibacterial Body Wash
Antibacterial washes can do a number on the germs and your skin, but Dove Care & Protect Antibacterial Body Wash "rids us of unwanted microbes while strengthening the skin barrier," says Dr. Gohara.
Best Cleanser: Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser
The Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser "removes grime while preserving the skin barrier — it's a great choice for oily and acne-prone skin," says Dr. Gohara.
Best Body Treatment: Emsculpt NEO
Emsculpt NEO is the next generation of body-contouring devices. "It combines radio frequency and high-intensity electromagnetic energies to provide fat reduction and muscle growth. It can be a game changer," says Dr. Engelman.
Best New Filler: The RHA Collection
A resilient blend of hyaluronic acid, The RHA Collection offers a versatile line of fillers that can be used on different parts of the face. "I inject it every day in my practice to smooth line sand soften hollows," says Dr. Hale. (Related: A Complete Guide to Filler Injections)
Best Microneedling Treatment: Vivace Fractional Micro Needle RF
Vivace Fractional Micro Needle RF "does more to improve skin texture, scars, wrinkles, and enlarged pores than any other no-downtime procedure," says dermatologist Neal Schultz, M.D. Nationally board-certified and New York-licensed physician assistant specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology Allison Lester, PA-C, adds, "Its new 2 MHz setting offers even less redness or swelling."