Allow us to state the obvious for a second: No skin is alike. One person's complexion (i.e., skin type, tone, and texture) can differ greatly from another's. But here's the thing: Those differences also bring us together. Consider all the ways in which we bond over skin-care products. Nowadays, we discuss routines on social media (ever heard of a little thing called Instagram?), investigate ingredients on public forums (hi, Reddit!), and perhaps the most obvious, read reviews on allure.com.
Which brings us to why you're here right now. Over the last year, we've asked you to keep track of your tried-and-true favorites. Your can't-leave-home-without-its. All year long, you've been slathering, scrubbing, and sharing with us the moisturizers that keep you hydrated, the exfoliators that are safe enough for your sensitive skin, and the sunscreens that actually work on all skin tones. And now the ballots are in and the votes have been counted.
Here, we present our 2020 Readers' Choice Awards in the skin-care category — including the brightening Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème and the blemish-busting Mario Badescu Drying Lotion — all hand-picked, tested, and loved by you. And soon, by us too.
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