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The Best Skin-Care Product Innovations to Look for in 2018

Constantly searching for products that'll give you that perfect glow? Look no further! Say hello to these cutting-edge complexion perfectors.

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Starskin Pro Micro-Filler Mask Pack

Starting in January, you can reap the rewards of this in-office treatment without leaving your house. The first-to-market Starskin Pro Micro-Filler Mask Pack actually mimics the rejuvenating effects of professional microneedling. However, instead of hundreds of tiny needles, this non-invasive, two-step system relies on a cream concentrate that’s packed with sharp, hyaluronic acid micro-pyramids and serum-soaked sheet mask to replicate the skin-plumping, radiance-boosting, and line-smoothing results of the procedure. Learn all about why microneedling is one of the hottest skin-care trends.

Price: $35

Availability: You can pre-order it at Barneys New York for delivery in February

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Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

It’s no secret that applying SPF every day (yes, even in the winter) is one of the most important things you can do for skin. But who wants to glob on some greasy lotion on the reg? Supergoop! has the solution to your sunscreen woes. This weightless, colorless, and odorless formula totally lives up to its name, remaining undetectable whether worn alone or under makeup. It’s also oil-free, so it won’t clog pores. And talk about high tech! Not only does it protect against harmful UV rays but also blue light from electronic devices and infrared radiation (heat). Which means you have zero excuses to venture out sans sun protection. (These are the sunscreen ingredients to watch out for if you’re prone to breakouts.)

Price: $32

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster

We’ve long been fans of Neutrogena, because who doesn’t want fresh, dewy skin? And this next-generation newbie may just be the best yet. Formulated with purified hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, it packs a hefty hit of hydration into a light-as-air serum that can be used on its own, or mixed into your go-to moisturizer to up its thirst-quenching and barrier-protecting prowess. Think of it as an Oscar winner, who shines both in lead and supporting roles. Here’s how to find the best moisturizer for your skin type.

Price: $17.86

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Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

Over the years we’ve come to expect a lot from Charlotte Tilbury, and rightfully so. The legendary makeup artist is the woman behind some of the glowiest supermodels and celebs. And her eponymous beauty line gives women everywhere runway-level confidence in their real lives. Her latest innovation does not disappoint. If makeup is on the left and skin care is on the right, this game-changer—enriched with light-refracting pearlized pigments, chlorella, vitamin b3, and olive oil—sits squarely in the middle. It primes, color corrects, illuminates, and blurs imperfections (say bye to blemishes, dark spots, fine lines, and under-eye circles). It’s basically an Instagram filter, but for real life. Don’t miss these pro secret weapons that guarantee a camera-ready finish.

Price: $55

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Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum

Retinol is one of the most powerful ingredients for treating everything from acne to wrinkles. That said, it does have a few drawbacks; chief among them redness, irritation, and UV sensitivity. It’s also a no-no for pregnant women. Advancements in biotechnology have produced plant-derived alternatives that are gentle and natural. One of the most promising is bakuchiol (an antioxidant found in the seeds and leaves of the Psoralea Corylifolia plant) that, in clinical studies, has demonstrated retinol-level abilities, minus the undesirable effects. And, this magic compound just so happens to be the co-star of Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum; the other is mega-moisturizing squalane, sustainably sourced from sugarcane. An assist from nutritive rosehip seed oil, hydrating hyaluronic acid, dark spot-fading niacinamide, and aromatic neroli essential oil makes this age-reversing serum—that’s safe for sensitive skin and mamas-to-be—a slam dunk. Find out more recommended products for all your skin-care concerns.

Price: $78

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First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask

A dream team of ginger, turmeric, vitamin C, and Rose of Jericho make this must-have the perfect midweek pick-me-up. Ten minutes to calm, luminous skin? We’ll take it! The coolest part? You can up the chill factor—literally—by stashing it in the fridge. Read up on all the beauty benefits of this ancient root.

Price: $32

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Olay Regenerist Whip

Looking to upgrade your anti-aging routine? Olay has done it again, creating a breakthrough moisturizer—that pulls double duty as a makeup primer—with a feather-light texture and tons of time-erasing benefits. Olay Regenerist Whip transforms from a cream to liquid on contact, infusing skin with instant hydration and an amino-peptide complex that helps improve elasticity and firmness, while diminishing lines and wrinkles. Did you know that adopting these simple, everyday habits can make you look way younger?

Price: $28.94

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Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil

The afternoon slump doesn’t just impact your energy levels and work performance, but your skin too. Lines appear, well, less fine, dullness is definitely an issue, and then there’s that uncomfortable parched feeling (which derms say drinking all the water in the world won’t solve). Yep, we’ve all been there. Hence why we’re so excited about Eve Lom’s new launch. The inaugural face oil from the beloved brand is loaded with nourishing oils (hemp seed, abyssinian, and avocado), vitamin C, and botanical extracts that keep skin supple, smooth, and radiant for 12 hours!

 Price: $80

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Lindsay Cohn
Lindsay Cohn has a B.A. in Creative Writing & Communications from the University of Miami. Her work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Brides, Fodor's, Travel + Leisure, PureWow, USA Today, and more.