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January 1, 2021

Kick Off 2021 With These Six Skin-Transforming Beauty Wonders

Last year certainly took a toll on many things, including our skin – here’s how to bring it back from the brink and dive into this new year with a fresh, new optimistic glow. 


 

For many of us, 2020 wasn’t exactly the Best Year Ever. (And to think, New Year’s Eve 2019 was spent celebrating the hope and promise of a brand-new decade — ah, the good old days). Adding insult to illness, the past year hasn’t done any favors for our skin: Poor sleep, well-deserved comfort foods, limited exercise options, and serious stress all show up on our skin though fine lines, loss of elasticity, dullness, and more.

 

Brighter (glow-ier) days ahead! …

 

If you feel like your skin has aged about ten years in the course of 366 days (of course 2020 was a leap year), it’s time to turn back the clock with these six effective anti-aging beauty products. 

 

Whether you’re looking for firmer, brighter, or smoother skin, these age erasers will help you counteract the wonky complexion effects of last year and begin 2021 with an alluring glow. 

 

Brighter (glow-ier) days ahead! …

 

COSRX Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream

 

COSRX Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream
COSRX Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream – $28

 

Recovery from an unconventional year calls for an unconventional beauty secret: Snail Secretion Filtrate. This beloved K-beauty ingredient improves elasticity and hydrates skin, while the peptide complex in this silky smooth eye cream helps fade away dark undereye circles and reverse fine lines. 

 

Restorsea Restoring Night Cream

Restorsea Restoring Night Cream
Restorsea Restoring Night Cream – $175

 

Smooth this over your skin before bed on December 31st, and by the time you wake up on January 1st, it’ll be like 2020 never even happened. (OK, not really — this cream is magical, but not that magical.) While it can’t erase the past year, it does encourage the skin’s natural repair processes to kick into high gear. Formulated with wild oat extract, an olive oil emulsion system, and a proprietary naturally exfoliating enzyme Aquabeautine XL, it provides deep hydration and reduces redness as it gently sloughs away dead skin cells to uncover more radiant skin. 

 

Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask

 

Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask

 

This powerful mask by Japanese beauty powerhouse Shiseido infuses skin with its Pure Liquid Retinol Delivery, which exfoliates and spurs natural collagen and elastin production to reveal brighter, plumper, even-toned, and more youthful skin. Plus, although retinol (a vitamin A derivative) tends to be drying, this mask counteracts this not-so-pretty side effect with a hefty dose of moisture.

 

Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Essence

 

Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Essence
Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Essence – $28

 

Soften and hydrate dull skin with Haruharu’s Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Essence. This anti-aging concoction plumps and brightens the complexion with an invigorating blend of panax ginseng root extract, aloe vera leaf extract, glycerin, and of course, hyaluronic acid. It sinks in quickly with no sticky residue, so it’s a perfect boost to your morning pre-makeup skincare. 

 

Luna Nectar Nocturne Anti-Stress & Sleep Magnesium Oil

 

Nocturne Magnesium Sleep Oil

 

Treat the underlying causes of lusterless skin with a beauty product that not only helps protect and soothe the complexion, but also promotes stress reduction and restful sleep (two things that have been known to slow skin aging and other facial woes). Luna Nectar’s Nocturne Magnesium Sleep Oil is a topical solution that helps relax you from head to toe before it’s time for some zzz’s, with an extra calming dose of lavender and aloe vera. 

 

Purigenex Ionized Collagen Mask

 

Purigenex Ionized Collagen Mask

 

Skin in need of some serious TLC? Call in reinforcements with Purigenex’s Ionized Collagen Mask. These bio-active masks contain a type 1 collagen that can penetrate the skin barrier without injections, helping to fill and smooth out fine lines, reduce deep wrinkles (even around the neck and eyes), tone and tighten loose skin, and prevent premature signs of aging. (Need a testimonial? Celeb fans include Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Chrissy Teigen, to name a few.)

COMMENTS 9

jonniskincare


Verified Expert

Two of my fav products! The shiseido retinol mask ( especially the under eye mask) have been occult favorite of mine with gentle exfoliating benefits and super hydrating. The Restoresea Night cream has really helped rebalance my deeply dehydrated skin from the stressful year!

I love the Restorsea Night Cream too. Wake up to glowing skin!

beautymarque


Verified Expert

I'm a complete fan of Restorsea (THANK YOU Beautytap!), HaruHaru (already enamored with the Wonder Black Rice Hylauronic Toner), and anything Shiseido screams excellence. Nocturne is interesting, and I do concur on the power of Magnesium to help sleep. I use a topical spray called Ease but will check out Nocturne when my bottle is done.

Oooh, Ease sounds delightful. Must check it out!

deborahbell86


Verified Expert

Restorsea products have been working their magic when it comes to keeping my skin stress free this past year. I also work in a couple of products from HaruHaru's black rice line that I love. On my 2021 list of beauty products to try are those with snail mucin. I will definitely be trying the COSRX eye cream now that we have it on BeautyTap.

I think 2020 was generally a challenging year for most and it was easy to let exercise and good eating habits slip (among others) ... the transition back to normal isn't instant, but this article outlines some good first steps. Cheers to moving forward!

I think 2021 will be where consumers look for more makeup and visually appealing products. As we locked ourselves in social isolation and quarantine, there is a pent up demand for people to want to get out and be seen again. This will likely happen after the vaccine is distributed widely, but I think people will want bold, sexy, and vibrant colors of self expression going into the second half of the year.

tracyteel


Verified Expert

COSRX introduced some really nice products in 2020, including a vitamin C and propolis serum that's sold out everywhere. Restorsea’s night cream is on my wish list after using three travel-sized tubes last year. I'd add their Day Cream to this list as well because it has done wonders for my hands (crazy, I know, but it wasn't quite moisturizing enough for my face, and I refuse to waste high quality skincare).

The Restorsea Night Cream is a dream! My skin loves it. Wake up to firm, glowing skin. Can’t wait to try Purigenex and the Cosrx!