The HYPEBAE Best: 8 Skincare Products That Changed Our Beauty Game
From Ole Henriksen to The Ordinary, our editors share their holy grails.
Having reviewed the best luxury and affordable makeup releases of 2018, our editors now discuss their favorite skincare finds as part of the ongoing HYPEBAE Best series.
Between face masks and creams, we’ve discovered a number of innovative products that work harmoniously with our skincare routines. Below, we’re spotlighting the crème de la crème of skincare products that we fell in love with this year. Continue reading to check out our picks from Charlotte Tilbury, Ole Henriksen, The Ordinary and more.
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Dry sheet masks sounded like a foreign idea, but after trying out Charlotte Tilbury‘s version, we’re immediately hooked. Inspired by K-beauty, the non-drippy, textile mask is imprinted with active ingredients, and can be reused up to three times because of its dry nature. A great product to pack for long-haul flights, this mask is effective in smoothing and hydrating the skin.
To test it out for yourself, shop the mask on Charlotte Tilbury’s website for $27 USD.
If you’re on the market for a hydrating day or night cream, then look no further than Fresh‘s Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream. Formulated with nourishing ingredients such as angelica leaf extract, rose water, rose flower oil, plum seed oil and a combination of hyaluronic acids, the lightweight cream promises to keep skin moisturized throughout the day. Whether you have normal or dry skin, this product will be a great skincare staple for you.
Head to Fresh’s website to purchase a 50ml tub for $40 USD.
For those who have sensitive skin and are hesitant about incorporating a face oil in your regimen, consider Naturopathica‘s Neroli Clarifying Facial Oil your new best friend. Made with ingredients such as bearberry leaf extract, which helps brighten skin and gives it a healthy glow, as well as neroli essential oil, which is known for its clarifying abilities, this product is just what you need to achieve clear skin. Expect to see results when used religiously every night before bed.
You may find Naturopathica’s Neroli Clarifying Facial Oil (1 fl oz) online for $58 USD.
A buzzy skincare label that you’ve probably been seeing a lot on social media this year is Ole Henriksen. Earlier this year, the well-reviewed brand created by the Danish-born beauty guru of the same name launched its Cold Plunge Pore Mask, which after one use, our editor delightfully received compliments that her skin looked “glowy-glossy.” If you’re looking for a product that helps reduce the appearance of pores, this mask will be your best bet.
Priced at $36 USD, the Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask (3 fl oz) can be purchased online.
Despite all the drama that troubled the company this year, Deciem‘s fan-favorite line The Ordinary remains as a well-loved brand within the beauty sphere. One particular product that we have become obsessed with is the Caffeine Solution, a quick fix for tired-looking eye bags. Massage a few drops in your under-eye area twice a day, and you’ll be surprised to see results in just a week.
Purchase a 1 fl oz bottle for $6.70 USD over at The Ordinary’s web store.
Comprised of six different options formulated to tackle different skin issues, Origins‘ Flower Fusion sheet mask range is our go-to for #SelfCareSundays. From raspberry and orange, to jasmine and lavender, each face mask features a fresh, pleasant scent that helps calm the body and mind while your skin is being reinvigorated.
No matter if you’re looking for a boost of hydration or instant nourishment, pick up a mask depending on your skin’s needs for $7 USD at Origins’ website.
Another mask that became one of our favorites this year is SK-II‘s Facial Treatment Mask. Packed with the brand’s famous “miracle” ingredient PITERA™, this product is an amazing pick-me-up for your skin, offering deep hydration while also brightening your complexion as well as smoothing skin’s texture.
Suitable for all skin types, a six-sheet pack of this mask can be found at sk-ii.com for $95 USD.
While Weleda‘s cult-loved Skin Food Cream is not necessarily a new product, its popularity has continued to surge this year, earning the super-moisturizing formula a place in the skincare cabinet of many beauty lovers. Those who have dry skin or tend to suffer from rough textures after travelling on planes can really benefit from this editor-approved cream, which replenishes skin with extracts of viola tricolor, calendula, chamomile, and a rich base of oils and beeswax. In addition to using the heavy-duty cream to hydrate your face, elbows, hands and feet, you can even use Skin Food as a natural-looking highlighter — a technique often used by pro makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes.
Shop a 2.5 fl oz tube for just under $19 USD at Weleda’s website.