The 2021 Shape Beauty Awards: Best Face Products
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, their picks for the best face products on the market right now.
Best Cleanser for a Deep Clean: Renée Rouleau Mint Renewal Cleanser
Best Vitamin C: Wander Beauty Sight C-er Vitamin C Concentrate
Wander Beauty Sight C-er Vitamin C Concentrate has top-shelf vitamin C and "isn't sticky or smelly." In fact, it "leaves skin luminous."
Best Hair Removal: Versed Instant Gratification At-Home Dermaplaning
An easy-to-glide, sterile, stainless steel blade on the Versed Instant Gratification At-Home Dermaplaning removes peach fuzz and dead skin for a wowza glow. (More here: What Is Dermaplaning and Why Is It Amazing for Your Skin?)
Best Retinol Serum: Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum
One week into using retinoid-based Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum, a tester saw a "reduction in the fine lines around my mouth." (Related: The Best Retinol Products for Every Skin Type, According to Top Derms)
Best Dark Spot Treatment: Paula's Choice Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum
Best Firming Serum: Alpyn Beauty Wild Nettle & Niacinamide Firming Serum
The soothing Alpyn Beauty Wild Nettle & Niacinamide Firming Serum "is the most effective product I've found for my irritated skin."
Best Eye Cream: Neutrogena Rapid Firming Peptide Multi Action Eye Cream
One month into using Neutrogena Rapid Firming Peptide Multi Action Eye Cream "and my eyes definitely look less tired and puffy."
Best Oil: Kate McLeod Face Stone
A few swipes of Kate McLeod Face Stone — a waterless,
waxless, plant-based solid oil launching September 22 — offers
"a hydrating glow and calming ritual."