StyleBistro Awards 2013: Cast Your Vote for the Best New Skincare Product
Welcome back to the final day of 2013 StyleBistro Awards! (Can you believe it's already here?) First up today we've got a goodie: Best New Skincare Product!
We slathered our way through piles of serums, creams, lotions, and potions, all the way down to these five finalists. Get the breakdown on what makes each one complexion-clearing magic, and cast a vote for your top pick in our readers' choice poll.
PS - Don't forget to return each day for more StyleBistro Awards categories! The winners will be announced on August 26th.
Lancome DreamTone Customized Skin Tone Correcting Serum ($98 at lancome-usa.com): Sure, your foundation and concealer are customized to your skin tone. But your daily skin serum? Well, this dark-spot fighter contains tiny micro-pigments created specifically for your skin tone: there's one for light, medium, and dark complexions. Hydroxy acids aids in brightening while dermochlorella—an ingredient extracted from algae, one of Kate Middleton's skin secrets!—provides a boost of antioxidant properties.
Yes To Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes ($5.99 at yestocarrots.com): Last year, our obsession was Yes To's Tomato towelettes; this year, it's these radiance-boosting ones. (Seriously, we stash them everywhere: gym bags, purses, desk drawers, nightstands, you name it.) Just like the rest of the family, these babies are paraben-free, contain no SLS, but contain Vitamin C and Lycopene to help naturally exfoliate and even skin tone. It's skincare made easy—one swipe and done!
Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($62 at kiehls.com): It's no secret we're obsessed with anything Kiehl's around these parts. (Really, who isn't...) But when we were introduced to this super-supple anti-aging cream recently—it just hit stores this month!—it was like falling in love all over again. Safe for sensitive skin, this airy moisturizer lifted, firmed, and sculpted all of our saggier bits and is packed with clincally proven acids—like elasticity-building jasmonic and editor-favorite, wrinkle-reducing hyaluronic—to make skin look (and feel!) younger and softer. Also, fun fact: Olivia Palermo uses it!
Ole Henriksen Perfect Truth CC Eye Crème ($26 at sephora.com): By now, you've probably heard all about the amazingness that is the CC cream. (Read up on 'em, here, if you haven't!) Well, this one is formulated specifically for your eyes. Vitamin C and light-reflecting pigments beat those puffy under-eye circles, and ferulic acid prevents further nasties (ahem, free radicals) from forming fine lines and other signs of aging. We've been using it in place of highlighter/concealer, and wow, what a difference it's made.
And last but not least...
Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System (39.90 at drugstores): A high-tech exfoliating gadget you can buy in the drugstore? We thought it was too good to be true, until we gave Olay's less spendy take on the Clarisonic for a spin. While we noticed a few differences from our trusty Mia—the Clarisonic oscillates at 300 motions per second, while Olay’s rotates 300 to 500 times per minute—for the thriftier price tag, it still left our faces looking noticable smoother and clearer over time. Plus, the slower speed means it's extra-gentle for senstive skin types!
Alright, so what's your pick for Best New Skincare Product? Vote here: