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The 60 Best Skincare Products of 2024, According to Bazaar Editors and Experts

The 60 Best Skincare Products of 2024, According to Bazaar Editors and Experts

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Face creams and serums are now as covetable as an It bag. So, what’s driving our skincare obsession? “Social media has made it a flex to show off your indulgent products,” says aesthetician Sofie Pavitt. It’s one of the drivers motivating brands to pursue innovation at the highest levels. The result is serums, cleansers, and tools that don’t just look good in a video—but also deliver transformational results with active ingredients and cutting-edge formulations. We tested hundreds of new and lauded skincare favorites to find the ones truly worth the hype. If you haven’t tried these standout products ahead, consider it time to jump on the bandwagon.

CLEANSERS

Kick off your skincare routine the right way: These cool cleansers are packed with active ingredients.

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MASKS, ESSENCES, TONERS

Milks, masks, and active-infused toner serums are the last pieces of the puzzle to unlock glowing skin.

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SERUMS

No product works harder than a serum to deliver skin-transforming results. Here, the bottles we can’t stop talking about.

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MOISTURIZERS

Out of the hundreds of creams we slathered on this year, the winners here delivered on the promise of instantly plump, radiant skin.

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EYES

A brightening eye cream is essential if you’ve stayed up too late watching beauty routines on TikTok.

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SPF

Sunscreen is like insurance for all your other creams and potions, and the best ones feel equally luxurious.

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TOOLS

We tested enough tools to make Home Depot jealous, and these are the ones that transformed our skin this year.

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LIPS

Place these lip picks in every handbag—and on your bathroom counter—to keep them hydrated 24/7.

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BODY

Skincare shouldn’t stop at your neck. These firming formulas will level up your body-care routine.

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Why trust Harper’s Bazaar?

For more than 150 years, Harper’s Bazaar has been the preeminent fashion and beauty resource for women at every age. We cover what’s new and what’s next in beauty by working with the world’s leading authorities in dermatology, plastic surgery, cosmetics, skincare, haircare, and fragrance. Every story we publish has been thoroughly researched and vetted by our team of beauty editors and industry experts.

How are the Skincare Award winners chosen?

Our editors test thousands of new skincare launches every year to find the best moisturizers, serums, and devices to achieve healthy, glowing skin. For the 2024 Skincare Awards, Bazaar enlisted the help of celebrity dermatologists and aestheticians to curate and edit our list of the 60 most coveted picks in skincare right now.

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Jenna Rosenstein is the Beauty Director at Harper’s BAZAAR across both print and digital. While attending NYU, she held internships at Women’s Wear Daily, Bloomingdale’s, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Allure, the latter of which she parlayed into her first job as the Beauty Assistant. She left Allure three years later as the Senior Beauty Editor. She spent a few months at Refinery29 overseeing branded content in the same title, before finally landing back at BAZAAR to manage all beauty content. When she’s not testing every lipstick known to mankind, getting zapped by new lasers, or interviewing experts and celebrities, you can find Rosenstein at home in New Jersey with her son, husband, and black cat named Maddie.

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Tiffany Dodson is currently the associate beauty commerce editor at Harper’s Bazaar, where she specializes in trend forecasting, building relationships with major and emerging brands, and crafting shopping stories—from holiday gift guides to product road tests. Tiffany’s work has previously been featured in outlets like SELF, Bustle, and Teen Vogue, and she’s been quoted as a commerce and beauty expert in publications and platforms like The Business of Fashion and NPR’s Life Kit podcast.