7 Skin Care Products We’re Thankful For
Every year as we inch up to Thanksgiving Day, we take a step back to think about what we’re truly thankful for. Our health, friends, and family always sit high on our lists, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t call out the holy grail beauty products that make a huge impact on the look and feel of our skin day after day, too. From broad-spectrum sunscreen to dark spot correctors, here are seven skin care products from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands that we appreciate and—quite frankly—couldn’t live without.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen
Above anything, we will always be thankful for broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects us from the sun’s harmful UV rays. These UV rays are responsible for sunburn, signs of skin aging—think: wrinkles, sagging, and dark spots—and even some cancers. This formula in particular boasts a 100% mineral UV filter system and an optimized blend of titanium dioxide to offer broad-spectrum protection with advanced efficacy against UVA rays. What’s more, the fast-absorbing fluid is tinted to deliver a natural-looking glow and a uniform complexion. After use, skin feels hydrated and boasts a matte finish.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Skin care products that work the night shift deserve all of our props. While we’re busy catching some Zzz’s, they’re helping to improve the look of our skin. Case in point? Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. The formula boasts essential oils and distilled botanicals—evening primrose oil and lavender essential oil, to be exact— and can help visibly restore the appearance of your skin come morning.
Next up: dark spot correctors. Anyone who’s notorious for spending a bit too much time in the sun (guilty as charged) should consider a dark spot corrector which can help improve the appearance of discoloration, like Vichy ProEven. Formulated with an antioxidant complex of PhE-Resorcinol, exfoliating LHA and iridescent pearls, the formula helps visibly correct the look of dark spots with continued use.
L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types
We all lead busy lives, but that’s no excuse for a lousy skin care routine. On days we just can’t seem to find a minute to ourselves, we look to multi-tasking products that work well on the go. Since micellar water is a no-rinse cleansing option, we stock our desks, purses, and gym bags with it to kick impurities to the curb from virtually anywhere. L’Oréal Paris’ Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof is one of our favorites for removing makeup—even stubborn waterproof mascara—in one feel swoop. Thanks to its formulation with gentle micelles that effectively lift away dirt and grime, there’s no need for harsh rubbing…or close proximity to a sink.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
We know we’re not the only editors out there who have fallen head over heels for this vitamin C serum. Even our consulting dermatologists can’t get enough. And trust us when we tell you that it’s worth the hype. The formula combines antioxidants vitamins C and E with ferulic acid, and can help protect the skin against UV rays to prevent premature signs of aging, as well as diminish the appearance of photodamage with continued use.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, $165 MSRP
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
We hate to admit it, but we’d be lost without concealer. When it comes to reducing the appearance of pesky blemishes or dark circles, we turn to our trusty concealer to tackle the job in a pinch. In other words, we’re so very thankful we can cheat our way to looking like we got a full eight hours of shut-eye (on nights we did not) with Urban Decay’s Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. This ultra-lightweight concealer delivers buildable, even coverage with a luminous finish that looks completely natural.
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra
Even though this moisturizer launched recently, it has quickly earned a top spot amongst some of our all-time favorite products. The formula—with SPF 30—helps to visibly improve radiance, texture, and tone, smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and improve the look of dark spots and pores. Can your current moisturizer do all that?
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra, $99 MSRP