While you may swear by your current face care routine, the new year is the perfect time to give different face products a go. Of course, we understand that walking down the skin care aisle can be all too overwhelming. There are just so many products to choose between. But that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile a round-up of our best face care products to start using this year. With ampoules and a retinol serum making the list, we’d say 2021 is destined to be a year of good skin.
1. L’ORÉAL PARIS HYALURONIC ACID AMPOULES
If you haven’t already started using ampoules in your skin care regimen, we have a recommendation for you. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.9% Pure Hyaluronic Acid 7 Replumping Ampoules come with seven doses of pure hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin, leaving it visibly smoother, replumped, and with fewer wrinkles.
How to use it: Apply to damp skin after cleansing, using half of one ampoule in the morning and the other half in the evening. Tap the top of the ampoule to crack off the top. Apply to face, neck, and décolleté, massaging upward. Use the top as a plug to store for a second use.
2. L’ORÉAL PARIS RETINOL SERUM
Certain products are game-changers, and that’s exactly how we think of the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Night Serum, 0.3% Pure Retinol. The non-comedogenic face serum is formulated with pure retinol at an optimal concentration for fast, visible results. Immediately, skin feels moisturized and texture is refined. With time, wrinkles (including deep forehead wrinkles) are visibly reduced.
How to use it: During week one, apply two to three drops to clean and dry skin twice a week before moisturizing. When you hit week two, switch to using the serum every other night. By week three, you can apply it every night if tolerated. Always use the serum as part of your nighttime routine and follow with broad-spectrum sunscreen in the morning.
3. L’ORÉAL PARIS SELF-TANNING SERUM
In 2021, we’re making tanning beds and laying out for hours a thing of the past. But what’s a girl to do if she wants beautifully bronzed skin? Enter the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum. This streak-free, no fuss formula is quick-drying and foolproof—and most importantly, suitable to use on your face.
How to use it: Pump the serum directly into your palms and apply evenly. Wash hands thoroughly after use and let skin dry completely before putting on makeup.
4. L’ORÉAL PARIS ROSY TONE EYE BRIGHTENER
Dark circles? Don’t know her! This year make sure your face care routine leaves your eyes looking refreshed and awake. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener Paraben Free is the product for the job. This anti-aging eye brightener, which is formulated with imperial peony extracts, helps reduce the look of dark circles, visibly brighten skin around the eye area, and provide an overall healthier, younger-looking complexion.
How to use it: Every morning, pat around the eye area and gently smooth until absorbed.
5. L’ORÉAL PARIS ROSY TONE COOLING MOISTURIZER
It’s hard enough to get a good night’s sleep, and it certainly doesn’t help if your skin is hot and uncomfortable. This is why we’re voting for cooling moisturizers as a 2021 face care must-have. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Cooling Night Moisturizer immediately cools skin while also leaving it feeling moisturized and nourished. Beyond quick results, with time, it renews skin’s rosy radiance and noticeably improves elasticity and firmness.
How to use it: Smooth the moisturizer on every night after a serum or treatment.
6. L’ORÉAL PARIS ANTI-AGING OVERNIGHT MASK
If you haven’t invested in face care products that benefit your skin while you sleep, you’re missing out. To correct that, we have just the product in mind for you: the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask. It’s formulated with Pro-Retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid and works to visibly reduce wrinkles and firm and brighten skin.
How to use it: Smooth it over your face and neck every evening as the last step in your routine.
7. L’ORÉAL PARIS GLYCOLIC ACID SERUM
If you’re looking for face products that help tackle dark spots, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum is our face care pick for you. This daily serum is formulated with pure glycolic acid to leave skin smoother, resurfaced, and more visibly even. Dark spots and wrinkles are also visibly reduced.
How to use it: Apply four to five drops to clean, dry skin every evening before moisturizing. For sensitive skin, start by using two to three times per week and build to nightly use.
8. L’ORÉAL PARIS KONA COFFEE SCRUB
Suffering through a winter slump of having dull, dry, tired skin isn’t a forgone conclusion. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub can help turn things around. This sugar scrub is formulated with real Kona coffee grounds sourced directly from the Kona Coast of Hawaii. The gentle scrub removes dirt, oil, and impurities, leaving skin smooth, resurfaced, and awakened with reduced signs of fatigue.
How to use it: Use dry fingers to smooth a small amount of the scrub onto clean, dry skin avoiding the eye area. Massage over your face with wet fingers, then rinse with warm water.
9. L’ORÉAL PARIS TRIPLE POWER DAY LOTION SPF 30
The best face care routine doesn’t have to require a lot of time. Rather, it should actually save you time. How? By using multi-purpose products. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30 doubles as your moisturizer and sunscreen, reducing wrinkles, brightening, and protecting against the sun’s harmful rays.
How to use it: Smooth over your face and neck every morning as the last step in your routine.
10. L’ORÉAL PARIS GLYCOLIC ACID CLEANSER
We covered one formula with glycolic acid, but there’s another that should be on your radar. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 3.5% Glycolic Acid Cleanser allows you to resurface your skin and prep it for serum application in one simple step. The daily exfoliating cleanser also removes excess oils and makeup to reveal brighter-looking skin.
How to use it: Morning and evening, lather a small amount into wet hands and gently massage onto your skin using a light circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
11. L’ORÉAL PARIS WATERPROOF MICELLAR WATER
Speaking of multi-purpose face products, micellar water is a must for 2021 if you haven’t gotten your hands on it already. More specifically, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types. The liquid cleanser removes all traces of makeup—even waterproof mascara—and cleanses skin in a few gentle swipes. Bonus: There’s no need to rinse after using it.
How to use it: Saturate a cotton pad. Gently wipe the pad over your skin until your complexion is completely clean.
12. L’ORÉAL PARIS MANUKA HONEY ALL-OVER BALM
The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face, Neck, Chest and Hands is a must for not only your face care regimen, but your skin care routine as a whole, since it can be used to wrap skin in soothing moisture all over. Use it on your face, neck, chest, and hands for a more hydrated 2021.
How to use it: Every morning and night, apply onto cleansed skin. Smooth gently onto your face in an upward and outward motion. Then smooth from your neck to jawline to upper chest until thoroughly absorbed.
13. L’ORÉAL PARIS RADIANT CLEANSING TOWELETTES
Everyone needs face care products that can be easily taken on-the-go. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes fit the bill. Not only do these wipes remove all traces of impurities and makeup, but they also gently exfoliate and nourish your skin, leaving it smoother, brighter, and more refined.
How to use it: Gently wipe your face with a towelette to remove all makeup and impurities. No need to rinse.