The 44 Best Skin Care Products of 2022 That Work

When you take skincare as seriously as we do, you’re always on the hunt for the next generation of game-changing skincare products. You know the ones—those holy-grail, often best-selling products that not only cut down on time getting ready but also restore your skin to its most glowy, angelic state (you know, what dreams are made of). But there’s probably no market as saturated as skincare, making it a tricky one to navigate. With endless options, how do you know what’s worth the splurge and what’s…not? Well, you read editors’ picks like this one—and of course pay to attention to Marie Claire‘s annual Prix Awards—so you’re already ahead of the curve. Then, you weigh your options and spend accordingly, because good skincare is an investment.

It should be noted: This list of skincare gems includes both splurge-worthy and cost-efficient products, and the choice is yours. It’s all about whatever works for your skin type, which is unlike anyone else’s. It sounds like a tall order, but I promise you that these revolutionary products really, truly measure up. It also should be noted that as you read through, you’ll see some recurring ingredients that we’re particularly fond of. Hyaluronic acid, for instance, is always a good idea (and pops up in many of our faves). The same goes for niacinamides, salicylic acid, AHAs, and retinols. Whether you’re looking for the best skincare for oily skin, dry skin, or sensitive skin, we’ve got you covered. From cleansers and balms to concentrates and masks, get ready for a lifetime of five-star reviews of your complexion.

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