Best Skincare Products of 2021
BEST OF 2021
It's a new year and with a new year, comes new skin goals. Some of us switch our skincare routine with new products while some of us stick with what worked for us. The past year has been challenging to say the least, but skin care has been a source of self-care and coping for many of us. To wrap up 2021, we made a list of your favorite products that worked for many of you!
The Rice Toner from I'm From was restocked more times than I can remember this year! Made with 77.78% rice extract, this toner is great for brightening and moisturizing the skin. Because rice acts as a natural exfoliant, the toner gently removes dead skin cells to leave the skin tone more even and radiant than ever before. Pairing the Rice Toner with the Rice Serum or Rice Cream will enhance the results.
The Jinyulhyang Special Set from The History of Whoo is an amazing luxury skincare set that's great for those with more mature skin. Formulated with wild red ginseng, this set will keep the skin feeling nourished while battling signs of aging. The set contains all of the essential steps of a skincare routine for bright and youthful skin! A skincare set used by empresses is a perfect gifting option for all holidays including New Year, Valentine's Day, Birthdays, and Christmas.
Tonymoly's I'm Red Wine Sheet Mask is an essence type sheet mask that's great for clearing out pores and leaving the skin silky smooth. It'll help reduce the appearance of large pores and give the skin a brighter and less dull complexion. Ending the night with a Red Wine mask and a glass of red wine doesn't sound too shabby!
The COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch is everyone's lifesaver when we wake up to a pimple. This pimple patch is a hydrocolloid patch that will help treat acne and fasten the healing process. This version comes in 3 different sizes and are transparent so you can wear them indoors or outdoors. The thinner version, Clear Fit Master Patch, is even less noticeable on the skin. Acne patches come in handy and heals heal wounds quickly.
The Mediheal N.M.F Aquaring Sheet Mask is great for all skin types in need of instant moisture. The winter months are brutal and sodium hyaluronate is what our dry skin needs. Not only does the Active Water System create a hydration barrier, the mask also tighten pores and regulates any excess sebum. The mask itself is a cellulose sheet that adheres comfortably to the curves of the face. Mediheal reached 1.6 billion in mask sheets sale and was ranked one of Korea's unicorn companies, making it the world's most sold sheet mask for obvious reasons.
Jayjun's Roselle Tea Eye Gel Patches are made with hibiscus flower extract that will help brighten the under-eye area while also calming and firming the skin. Also made with White Flower Complex (Orange flower, Elder flower, Tiger Lily flower, Plumeria Rubra flower, Magnolia Liliflora), these eye gel patches will revitalize the under eyes area as well! These eye patches can also be used on other areas of the face to tackle signs or aging, dullness or enlarged pores! Our under eyes are extremely delicate and sensitive skin and need all the love it can get!
The Aloe Soothing Sun Cream has been an all time favorite for quite awhile and that much hasn't changed in 2021. Great for sensitive skin, this sun cream, made with 5,500ppm of Aloe Extract, offers not only UV protection, but will also calm and hydrate the skin! It's lightweight cream like texture makes for comfortable wear throughout the day (until reapplication).
The Lip Sleeping Mask you're seeing all over Tiktok deserves all the hype. This leave on sleeping lip mask locks in moisture and leaves lips feeling smooth and hydrated! Enriched with vitamin C, antioxidants, and a Berry Mix Complex of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry and gojiberry, it will melt away keratin and help soften your lips over night! Treat yourself to a fast and easy mask every night, just don't eat it!
If you haven't hopped onto the snail mucin trend this past year, you definitely should. COSRX's Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is made from 96% Snail Secretion Filtrate and Hyaluronic Acid 1,000ppm to soften, plump and brighten the skin! Snail mucin is a great multifunctional skincare ingredient that can help improve skin texture, firm, moisturize and heal damaged skin!
When we think luxury, first brand that comes to mind is Sulwhasoo. The First Care Activating Serum is formulated with Korean herbal medicine to tackle all types of skin concerns like wrinkles, dull skin complexion and damaged skin barrier. This serum will keep your skin hydrated while also leaving the skin looking soft and radiant! Like Christina Aguilera says, genie in a bottle!