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Whoever said to "save the best for last," must have referring to the People and TODAY Beauty Awards. Because on this "Tryday Friday," we're bringing you the best skin-care products of 2015. From eye creams to moisturizers, face masks and more, we've done the research to bring you all the serums and formulas to fix any issue on your list.
Along with our friends at People magazine, we've featured the best-of-the-best beauty products to buy right now. Our team of testers (including Kathie Lee and Hoda) did the tough job of trying hundreds of lotions, potions, masks and mascaras over two weeks to bring you 44 must-have items.
The best part? Each comes straight from the drugstore, so there's no need to blow a paycheck on a fancy eyeshadow palette (ahem, we found a great one for less than $20).
Now that we've announced a different category each day this week — like the all-star hair products, must-have makeup items and best new body products — it's time to release the list of skin-care superstars. So warn your wrinkles, say buh-bye to blackheads and read below for the top skin products to buy now.
1. Best face wipes
Simple Skincare Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes, $5.99; at drugstores
When we first heard of micellar water — a special water-like solution filled with microbes — we were skeptical to say the least. But once we tried the effective and gentle solution, we were hooked. Since it's often used as a makeup remover, Simple created these convenient wipes that really work in just one swipe.
2. Best lip balm
ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural, $2.99; at drugstores
There's nothing attractive about dry, cracked lips. Luckily, this innovative formula — with avocado butter, rosehip oil and vitamin E — will instantly soothe any issue. Our testers were especially impressed by the light scent that never veered into too-sweet territory.
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3. Best exfoliator
Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimizer, $8.99; at drugstores
Want a really deep clean? Then get dirty first. Activated charcoal, infused in this product, acts like a magnet to deep-seeded dirt and cleans out clogged pores.
4. Best eye cream
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal, $24.99; at drugstores
Whether you're battling under-eye circles or fighting crows feet, it seems like every woman has a complaint with the skin around her eyes. That's why our testers loved this over-achieving formula that fixes just about everything.
5. Best cleanser
Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Foaming Cleanser, $8.99; at drugstores
Our testers loved the gentle lather of this deep-cleaning wash from Olay, which instantly refreshes skin.
6. Best moisturizer
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, $17.99; at drugstores
As any makeup artist or beauty expert will tell you, a beautiful face starts with great moisturizer. But there's no need to invest in an expensive department-store brand. This Neutrogena formula is oil-free and uber nourishing for dry skin.
7. Best acne treatment
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel, $8.49; at drugstores
Remember when you thought breakouts would stop once you left your teen years? Ha! Keep this on-the-spot solution in your medicine cabinet for the inevitable day when a pimple arrives. Two hours later, it'll look visibly smaller.
8. Best cleansing oil
Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil with Coconut & Argan Oils, $15.99; at drugstores
If you haven't yet tried a cleansing oil, it's time to hop aboard. This lightweight formula actually cleanses and removes makeup without leaving a greasy or oily residue.
9. Best night cream
Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream, $16.99; at drugstores
Lazy girls, this hard-working product is perfect for you. Feel free to slather on this lightweight solution to reduce wrinkles and hydrate skin while you sleep.
10. Best mask
Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Paper Mask, $15.99 (for 5); Target stores
There's a reason why sheet mask selfies have taken over your Instagram feed — they really work! This grapefruit and vitamin C-infused mask will instantly make your skin look radiant and fresh. So maybe wait until after the mask to post a photo.
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