So far, the year 2020 has been a riot, and we’re feeling only sanguine about wrapping it up and diving straight into 2021! While we couldn’t really put on all our makeup and go out this year, what we didn’t miss out on is great skincare. After all, skincare is one of the ultimate forms of self-love (well, for us at least), and that’s something we’ve all needed in these tough times! From natural skincare products to local indie brands - the skincare scene has been a wild one.
So, if 2021 is the year you plan to focus wholeheartedly on good skin, you gotta stock up on the tried-and-tested products our editors are taking with them into the new year. Get scrolling already!
EDITOR: Synjini Nandi
What: Dr. Sheth's Basic Brightening Youth Glotion
Why: So, I have been looking for a product with Niacinamide since a while now, and I just happened to stumble upon this baby. Basically, it combines a high dose of Niacinamide along with Hibiscus extracts, Orange Oil etc. to become a potent elixir that diminishes all my blemishes for an even skin tone. Needless to say, this ain’t leaving my skincare kit anytime soon!
EDITOR: Aarohi Roy
What: Dot & Key Water Drench Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum Concentrate
Why: Well, for starters, it’s extremely hard to find a good hydrating serum that suits my oily skin. I’ve tried face oils, moisturizers, masks, and ended up with acne or uncontrollable oil every time. But this fabulous Water Drench serum keeps my skin plump and supple without any unnecessary build-up. P.S. I’ve used this every day for over 2 months, and my early fine lines around the eyes have disappeared as well!
EDITOR: Lakshmi Nayar
What: Laneige Sleeping Lip Mask - Berry
Why: Okay, this product is honestly my latest obsession. It’s this plush, ultra-moisturizing mask that hydrates my lips while I'm busy counting sheep. I also like how it looks when applied under or over my lipstick too. Plus, look at that price tag. Will you?
EDITOR: Haya Khan
What: Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Why: TBH, my dry skin can’t live without this heaven-sent moisturiser. It feels super light on the skin and absorbs in a jiffy for hydration that lasts all day long. It works amazingly well for my skin-prep prior makeup too. For all my dry-skinned beauties out there, I really can’t recommend this enough!
EDITOR: Bhoomi Vasavada
What: Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water
Why: I picked this holy grail classic a year ago, and it's been a non-negotiable step of my routine since. Using a unique steam distillation method, this toner is made with the purest of rose petals and works to deliver a diamond filter effect IRL. It tightens pores, hydrates, soothes, and also works as an astringent on blazing summer days. Free of alcohol, it never irritates or strips my skin. Thanks to the heavenly scent, it's more like an aromatherapy treatment after a hectic WFH day. Plus, it's fragrance-free and consistently pulls in tons of 5-star reviews from loyal fans. YES, it'll make you THAT obsessed!