2010 was a terrific year for skincare, and some of our hands down all-time favorites come from the past 12 months. What does that tell you? The R&D geniuses are getting better and better at providing solutions to age-old skincare problems. Here are a few of the blockbusters.
Clinique’s new alternative to pricey laser treatments represents 20 years of in-depth clinical studies of molecular delivery systems and promises to dramatically revitalize skin’s texture, reduce wrinkles, firm and smooth in as little as four weeks. This serum contains a high-level peptide complex to boost vital collagen production in conjunction with a bevy of patented enzymes and a potent cocktail of antioxidants. $44.50. Check out our review of this little dynamo.
Estee Lauder’s NEW Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Cream is the brand’s latest and secret weapon in the war against aging. With the latest technological advancements and patenting Life Re-Newing molecules, this cream lifts, firms and protects. #250. Check out our review and giveaway of the eye cream here.
Parched skin is just a flakey memory with this non-greasy (instantly transforming!) elixir. Just two to three drops of this silky lavender-scented blend before bed seriously hydrates and rejuvenates. $42.00. Check out our review of the product here.
Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser is enriched with saw palmetto and mint to remove excess oil, shrink pores (incredible!) and stimulate exfoliation. Breakouts are just an unpleasant memory with daily use! $18.50. We love!
Got a minute for radiance? With clarifying natural enzymes, lactic and salicylic acids and a fruit acid complex, this powerful peel improves skin tone and restores a radiant appearance—all in just 60 seconds; what more can you ask for? $40.
Who doesn’t have those unsightly body marks father time ever so often bestows upon us? The powerful new Strivectin SD Line includes a trio of intensive concentrates for stretch marks and wrinkles. There’s an Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles ($135), Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles ($59), and an Instant Retexurizing Scrub ($45). All of the contain NIA-114 and have powerful peptides and a hefty dose of supremely effective actives, ceramides and antioxidants. Check out our review of the line here.
We have a soft spot for multi-tasking products, but this one is just simply brilliant. This scented duo of Lip Balm and Hand Cream moisturizes, protects and pampers. The dreamy fragrant couple contains a luxe lip balm and emollient hand cream to hydrate and nourish lips and hands with a healing blend of supremely effective nourishing ingredients. $39.00. Check out our review of Votre Vu here.
One of the coolest products we have seen this year, Scandal Candles melts down into a luxuriant body lotion. The soy wax candle is the first ever to give skin a natural shimmer, hydrate and add a mesmerizing aroma to any space! These magic little guys come in gorgeous scents too—Love Spell, Sage & Citrus, Warm Vanilla Sugar and Eucalyptus are just a few. $22.95.
– Elizabeth Engelhardt
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