4 Products With 5-Star Reviews
Are you the type of person who reads every single online product review before investing, whether it’s an under-the-radar facial toner or a splurge-worthy eye cream? You’ll be happy to know that you’re most certainly not alone. Perhaps you’ll be even more thrilled to know that we did the work for you. Below, get to know four products—from SPF to face masks—that received (well-deserved) perfect scores from fellow skin care enthusiasts. Consider your search for top-rated must-haves complete.
SKINCEUTICALS C E FERULIC
If you’re into product reviews, chances are you’ve already read beauty editors sing the praises of this daytime vitamin C serum—Skincare.com editors included. Formulated with an antioxidant combination of 15 percent pure vitamin C, 1 percent vitamin E, and .5 percent ferulic acid, the serum helps strengthen the skin against environmental stressors—smoke and pollution, among them—which may cause visible signs of premature skin aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and dulled complexion. Apply 4-5 drops to the skin after cleansing and toning. Follow up with broad-spectrum sunscreen for the most complete protection against visible aging caused by environmental aggressors.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, MSRP $163
LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS 45 BODY
Speaking of broad-spectrum sunscreen…have you met this fan-favorite by La Roche-Posay? It’s formulated with Cell-OX Shield technology to help protect skin from free radicals caused by UV rays. Safe for all skin types, the formula is oil- and fragrance-free, as well as non-comedogenic. Plus, it dries matte without a greasy finish. UVA/UVB protection sans oily residue—no wonder it’s a hit!
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Body, MSRP $36.99
KIEHL’S CILANTRO & ORANGE EXTRACT POLLUTANT DEFENDING MASQUE
This facial mask may just become the new reigning champ of your nighttime skin routine. Formulated with cilantro and orange extract, it helps skin feel strengthened against environmental aggressors, while helping to prevent impurities from adhering to the skin’s surface. With continued use, dull-looking skin texture and tone will be visibly improved. Hear that, big-city dwellers? Add this pollution-defending mask to your skin care arsenal.
VICHY LIFTACTIV SERUM 10 EYES & LASHES
This dual-powered, wrinkle-fighting serum formulated with 10 percent rhamnose—a naturally-derived plant sugar—and hyaluronic acid to visibly plump and hydrate the delicate eye contour area, as well as ceramides to fortify and condition eyelashes. Use it to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and firm the skin near the eye.
Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes, MSRP $35