48 Best Skin Care Products of 2024, According to Our Editors

Have you ever looked at someone and wondered what was their secret to healthy, glowing skin? We’ve asked experts to spill the best skin care products (think: top dermatologists, estheticians to the stars, and even celebrities), and now, we’re posing the same question to our editors. Our curated regimens are incredibly personal—aiding us to look and feel your best, after all.

Whether it’s diminishing fine lines or combatting persistent acne and calming sensitive skin, we try to handle our skin with care. Giving you a sneak peak into our holy-grails below, there are plenty of moisture-replenishing face creams, protective face serums, replenishing face masks, and rejuvenating beauty tools to discover. Behold, the best skin care products of 2024, according to the editors of Vogue.

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Our Top Picks

  • The Vitamin C: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, $182
  • The Lip Treatment: Sisley-Paris Nutritive Lip Balm, $95
  • The Dark Spot Reducer: Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Serum, $82
  • The K-Beauty Find: Aestura AtoBarrier365 Cream, $32
  • The Face Mist: La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Face Mist, $19
  • The Sunscreen: EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46, $43
  • The Exfoliant: Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, $85
  • The Hydrating Toner: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $99
  • The Microcurrent Device: NuFace Mini+ Starter Kit, $245
  • The LED Face Mask: CurrentBody LED Light Therapy Face Mask, $380

Currentbody Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask


Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask

If you’ve yet to try LED face masks, let Currentbody’s model be your go-to. The Vogue Verified mask uses red and near-infrared lights to promote a more radiant complexion, smooth wrinkles, and diminish dark spots, and rejuvenate skin with consistent use. Plus, it’s a dermatologist-favorite—with Dr. Azadeh Shirazi and Dr. Divya Shokeen giving it their stamp of approval. The mask is a personal favorite for not only its skin benefits, but the way it fits flush on the face without budging. —Kiana Murden, senior beauty shopping writer

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

When it comes to the much-talked about vitamin C serum, C E Ferulic is definitely worth the hype. It is easily the most cherished product in my beauty cabinet, (down to the very last drop!) for it’s ability to firm, smooth, brighten, and protect my skin. —Madeline Fass, senior shopping market editor

Chanel UV Essentiel Complete UV Protection Sunscreen SPF 50


UV Essentiel Complete UV Protection Sunscreen SPF 50

A glow-boosting daily sunscreen infused with SPF 40, blue ginger, and Tahitian gardenia extract to keep skin moisturized and luminous.

A French classic I love is Chanel’s sunscreen, which I was only recently introduced to but loved immediately. It has the most distinct scent—a little sweet, a little floral—that’s unlike any an SPF product I’ve tried before, which is also exactly what I love about it. That and the fact that it’s lightweight, absorbs quickly without leaving a trace (it has a moisturizer-like feel on skin), and doesn’t trigger any same or next-day breakouts. —Talia Abbas, senior shopping editor

NuFace Trinity+ Starter Kit

NuFace Trinity+ Starter Kit

Many Vogue editors swear by a handy beauty gadget to keep their skin in tip-top shape. For example, we love the NuFace to lift, firm, and tone. The buzzy tool uses microcurrent technology to sculpt and contour the face in minutes. Essentially exercise for your face, the NuFace is excellent to diminish puffiness or prep for a big day.

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

It’s perfect anytime, anywhere. When my lips need a little shine before a meeting, when they are chapped and desperately need moisture, or right before I go to bed to protect my pout all night long. —Margaux Anbouba, senior beauty editor

Aestura AtoBarrier365 Cream

I’m not too picky about moisturizers but this one from Aestura is apparently the bestselling moisturizer in Korea according to my cousins. It has little beads that “burst” when you rub in for that extra hydration. —Irene Kim, production and editorial coordinator

La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Face Mist

Hydration, hydration, hydration! La Roche-Posay’s mist is year-round essential I love using at night. Even if I forgo moisturizing in the evening (my skin is reactive so I use products and layer sparingly), a little spritz makes my skin feel dewy and refreshed. —Talia Abbas, senior shopping editor

SK-II Pitera Essence

I’ve been using SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence religiously morning and night, winter and summer for years now. It’s a lightweight serum (so much so it feels like water), doesn’t clog or irritate my fussy skin, is next to scentless, and works to give me a healthy glow with all the moisture I need in the summer and a trusty layer in the winter. (I always layer moisturizing products in the cold months, as one is never enough.) Although it’s got a hefty price tag, a bottle lasts me exactly a year—not something I can say often. —Daisy Shaw-Ellis, jewelry director

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

When I can’t get to Rescue Spa for a facial with Diana, Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream still works magic. —Virginia Smith, fashion director

Sisley-Paris Nutritive Lip Balm

My lips needs moisture, always, but they’ve been dry and wind burnt since returning from a ski trip in New Mexico two weeks ago. The only thing keeping them from splitting open is my Sisley-Paris lip mask—a miracle worker! —Talia Abbas, senior shopping editor

La Mer Moisturizing Fresh Cream

As someone with oily skin, I felt kind of sad that Crème de la Mer was too rich for me; that is, until the brand debuted a featherlight variant. Enter: the Moisturizing Fresh Cream. Led by the acclaimed Miracle Broth formula, plus a host of botanical oils and extracts, this elixir sinks right into skin for a firmer, bouncier complexion. (Not to mention, it works to limit sebum production!) When I use this at night, my skin feels perfectly baby soft come morning. —Kiana Murden, senior beauty shopping writer

Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

Sunday Riley

Good Genes All-In-One AHA Lactic Acid Treatment

I use Sunday Riley’s Good Genes 1-2x a week for a consistently quick, but gentle exfoliation of any dull skin. Any other exfoliator tends to be too harsh! I love that this multitasking lactic acid also plumps my fine lines, brightens dark spots, and leaves me with my best, most radiant skin yet. —Clarissa Schmidt, marketing & production manager

Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask

Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask

I love the Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask. I have been really honing in on my skin care because I feel like being stuck inside is the time to really work out problems, and this mask is my luxurious mainstay. I typically keep one in my desk at work and one in my travel bag because I love it so much. —Alexandra Gurvitch, creative development associate director

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

This is a new cleanser I recently tried and I have to say I am converted. I have had a hard time finding a cleanser that I feel like is actually changing my skin for the better. A facialist told me, “I can tell” when I admitted that I do not, in fact, exfoliate regularly, this cleanser does the job and is gentle enough to use on a daily basis. Consider your skin clarified! —Samantha Sussman, associate director, social creative

Joanna Czech The Face Massager

I was gifted this tool following an incredible facial with the Joanna Czech and it has turned me into a face roller convert. The two-pronged, roller ball design feels soothing—relieving facial tension and aptly sculpts my jaw. It’s the pick-me-up my complexion desperately needs each morning; and because it boosts circulation, it boosts the effectiveness of skincare following. 10/10 — thank you, Joanna! —Kiana Murden, senior beauty shopping writer

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Facial Cleanser

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar Medicated Gel Facial Cleanser

Like a true Scorpio, I am very loyal to my La Roche-Posay face cleanser. It’s a lightweight gel that’s not scented, foamy, or stripping—and therefore perfectly suitable for my reactive skin. I keep a giant one around at all times, and hoard minis for when I travel. —Talia Abbas, senior shopping editor

La Mer Genaissance de la Mer The Infused Lotion

La Mer

Genaissance de la Mer The Infused Lotion

You’re not going to win any points with your wallet if you splash out for a La Mer product, but you may gain favor with your face. I love the richness of La Mer products, which simply sit on my skin like nothing else, but for especially those summer nights, this lighter formulation which sinks beautifully into the face is a lovely alternative. I swear that my skin has improved since regularly using it; for possibly the first time in my adult life, I’ve been regularly forgoing foundation. —Chloe Schama, senior editor

Yon-Ka Invigorating Mist Dry Skin Toner

Yon-Ka Paris

Invigorating Mist Dry Skin Toner

French pharmacist Natacha Bonjout told me to stop washing my good skin flora off in the morning and just mist my face with water before moisturizing (I like her Le Balm for this), and my skin has been pretty clear ever since. There’s something about the way Yon-Ka Paris Invigorating Mist smells that makes me think it’s working (if you use Caudalie’s, you’ll get it). —Arden Fanning Andrews, beauty editor-at-large

Retrouvé Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream


Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream

Retrouvé’s moisturizer is my all time favorite, I’ve used it since its launched in 2014. I find the texture so special, it feels lightweight but really moisturizing and so glossy on skin. I find each time use it continuously, my skin just feels happier and looks better, I prefer it to Augustinus Bader. —Aurelie Pellissier Roman, global design director

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser

Jan Marini

Bioglycolic Face Cleanser

If I had a dollar for every time someone has complimented my skin since using Jan Marini’s Bioglycolic Face Cleanser…I’d buy another bottle and give it to you. Holy grail glycolic acid-based cleanser that has totally retextured my skin. —Lucy Dolan-Zalaznick, creative development senior associate

Elemis Superfood Facial Oil

My skin runs a bit oily so in the summer I usually skip moisturizer during the day. Then, I noticed that I was waking up with dry skin so I picked up this face oil as a sample when I placed my last Sephora order as like an overnight treatment kind of thing. I put a few drops on before I go to bed and do a quick massage (I used to do it with a gua sha but now I just use my fingers), go to sleep, and no longer wake up with an arid desert landscape on my face. Win-win! —Laia Garcia-Furtado, senior fashion news editor

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum was a game-changing discovery for me while at her spa on Mount Street in London. I struggled to ensure high moisture levels while balancing combination skin…but this is so light and so dramatically hydrating I was blown away from a few days of using a travel sample. I use morning and night below Sisley’s Black Rose moisturizer. —Lisa Aiken, executive fashion director

Rhode Glazing Milk

Rhode’s Glazing Milk is an essential product in both my morning and nighttime skincare routines. My skin is on the dryer side so this product is a great boost of hydration before I start applying my other skincare products. —Taylor Lashley, social media manager

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

Drunk Elephant

T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial AHA + BHA Mask

Whenever I feel like my products are sort of sitting on my skin, I spend some time with this “facial” from Drunk Elephant. It can be a little intense, so I let it sit for less time than the recommended 20 minutes, and always follow up with something soothing, like a face oil. But when I feel like the debris of the city has accumulated on my face, this product offers the right kind of chemical exfoliation. —Chloe Schama, senior editor

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40

Having such fair skin, I’m always keen on keeping it protected while I’m out in the sun for a long time. As of recent, I was gifted the Supergoop Glowscreen, and I’m sold on it being a staple in my skin care routine. Not only does it provide a nice glow on my face, but it applies incredibly well and is super buildable. It’s usually tough for me to find products that won’t irritate my sensitive skin, so I’m thrilled that this SPF has been working wonders for me so far. —Kylee McGuigan, associate shopping producer

Glo Skin Beta-Clarity BHA Drops

Learning to care for my newly-introduced oily skin has been quite the feat. Staving off excess oils and preventing pimples is a never ending cycle, but made easier with Glo Skin’s Beta-Clarity Drops. Its trio of retinol, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid manages to clarify pores and limit sebum production sans irritation. —Kiana Murden, senior beauty shopping writer

Epi.Logic Daily Dose Vitamin C + Multivitamin Defense Serum

Epi.Logic Daily Dose Vitamin C + Multivitamin Defense Serum

I religiously use the Daily Dose vitamin C serum from Epi.logic to help with my hyperpigmentation, which I’ve struggled with for over 10 years now. I’ve been using it for about six months and have seen a major improvement in my dark spots and an evening out of my skin tone. —Naomi Elizée, market editor

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Face Treatment SPF 30

Dr. Jart+

Cicapair Cooling Gel Moisturizer for Redness

My rosacea makes my face super blotchy and red, and this color correcting cream from Dr. Jart+ has been a total lifesaver. I’m super sensitive to heavy face products, and this one feels light on my face. Plus, not only does it even out my complexion, it has SPF 30 as well! —Hannah Jackson, fashion writer

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

If you don’t double cleanse or use a balm to remove your makeup: let me convert you. Makeup wipes were irritating my skin and eyes, and the oils left too much of a sticky residue, so I turned to Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. It starts off as a silky balm, turns into an oil on your skin, and then washes off like a facial cleanser, taking all the makeup and dirt with it. Bonus points for sustainability (no single-use wipes!) and if you put a little on a Q-tip you can precisely wipe away fall-out or stray mascara marks. And even if you don’t wear much makeup, beauty gurus say that washing your face without double cleansing is like showering with your clothes on. Converted yet? —Lucy Dolan-Zalaznick, creative development senior associate

Epi.logic The Total Package Repair Cream


The Total Package Repair Cream

This is truly the best moisturizer I’ve ever tried. It has a great smell, doesn’t dry sticky, and a little goes a long way. Three days after I started wearing it I could already see a difference in my skin like it was just healthier and thriving. It was a real lifesaver in the winter. —Laia Garcia-Furtado, senior fashion news editor

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

Peter Thomas Roth

24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

I always start my mornings with the Peter Thomas Roth hydra-gel eye patches. Not only do my under eye bags disappear, but their cooling effect instantly wakes me up without having to chug a cup of coffee. —Eliseé Browchuk, production and marketing manager of experiences

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Moisturizer

Sunday Riley

C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Moisturizer

I am obsessed with Sunday Riley’s Afterglow Brightening Gel Cream. Not only does it leave my skin looking brighter, but this moisturizer is lightweight enough to wear under makeup and also has a gorgeous non-greasy satin-like finish when worn on its own. —Taylor Lashley, social media manager

Vacation Super Stick SPF 45 Face Stick Sunscreen


Super Stick SPF 45 Face Stick Sunscreen

Vacation’s sunscreen stick feels great on my face, it kept me from getting burned even during an outdoor Pride party (huge rec), and it’s small and affordable enough that I can buy five and keep one in each of my various Status Purses. Problem solved! —Emma Specter, culture writer

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

Dr. Dennis Gross

Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

Recently, I have been loving the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads and have started slowly incorporating them into my nightly skin care routine. I recommend using them one to two times a week in the beginning and promise that you will wake up in the morning with baby-soft skin. —Molly Barstein, audience development associate manager

Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream

I’m a ride or die girl for Dr. Barbara Sturm’s face cream. It’s light, fast-absorbing, and doesn’t leave any trace of a scent on my face. (My pet peeve when it comes to skincare.) And although I’m not a doctor, as someone with perioral dermatitis, I can say it’s never triggered a flare-up. —Elise Taylor, senior living writer

Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Serum


Vinoperfect Dark Spot Serum

Once I find a skin care product I love I’ll stick to it for the rest of my life until it fails me. The Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum is a serum I’ve been buying since I was in high school and I’ll never stop using it because I’m pretty sure it’s the key to my relatively great skin. —Irene Kim, production and editorial coordinator

Kate Somerville +Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer

Kate Somerville

+Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer

I’ve vaguely followed the benefits of vitamin C and retinol, so when I came across Kate Somerville’s two-in-one cream, I was intrigued. Apparently, using the two ingredients in tandem can cause irritation, but that hasn’t been the case for me—in fact, the moisturizer seems to preempt the drying that can sometimes occur with retinol. An added bonus: Subtracting a step from my routine means one less thing to worry about, means less stress, means better skin—or so I like to think! —Chloe Schama, senior editor

Sekkisei Herbal UV Defense Gel

Last summer I spent three weeks in Japan—stocking up on the world’s greatest formula, the Japanese version of Biore UV Aqua Riche. I’ve officially run out and it’s not reliably available in the United States (the Biore version available in the U.S. sadly isn’t the same formula), so I’ve been searching for a replacement with all the same characteristics: gel texture, super-lightweight, dewy finish. Here it is! This very hydrating sunscreen (which is also from a Japanese brand) feels like a water cream, wears perfectly under makeup or alone, and has SPF 40. —Margaux Anbouba, senior beauty editor

Joanna Vargas Super Nova Serum

I met Joanna Vargas through Vogue in 2006, before she became a celebrity to celebrities, and I have been devoted ever since. She is known for ‘hands from heaven’ for her facials, and her products are flawless. I’m now committed to her new nighttime serum. It’s a retinol serum that smells delicious, is hydrating, stimulates collagen, and tightens (important for me!). Say no more, it ticks all the boxes. —Tonne Goodman, sustainability editor

Youth To The People Superfood Air-Whip Moisturizer With Hyaluronic Acid

Youth To The People

Superfood Air-Whip Moisturizer With Hyaluronic Acid

I love makeup, and low-maintenance is not in my vocabulary. I look for products that address my skin concerns without compromising the longevity of the contour that I spent 15 minutes painting on my face. I always come back to this Youth To The People moisturizer because its lightweight under my foundation and leaves my combination skin feeling silky. Plus, this vegan moisturizer already has hyaluronic acid in it, and takes at least one step out my beauty regimen! —Concetta Ciarlo, associate manager of events, Vogue Club

Irene Forte Phytomelatonin Rejuvenating Serum

Irene Forte

Phytomelatonin Rejuvenating Serum

I recently discovered Irene Forte’s rejuvenating serum and needless to say, I’m obsessed. I’ve noticed fewer fine lines and an overall glowiness to my skin that can’t be denied. This is definitely a new holy grail product for me that deserves a top spot in any beauty cabinet. —Laura Jackson, shopping writer

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask

I’ve incorporated Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask into my Sunday skin care routine and I haven’t looked back since. It is the perfect product to make you feel refreshed and ready for the week ahead. After using, I can clearly see my pores minimized, leaving my skin refined and smooth. —Taylor Anderson, associate social media manager

La Roche-Posay Double Repair Face Moisturizer

La Roche-Posay

Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer

Without fail, the last step in my skin care regimen is always my favorite. I always finish with La Roche Posay’s double-repair moisturizer. I have tried at least a dozen of moisturizers, but this formula is the only one that will  soothe and hydrate my pesky eczema flare-ups without making me breakout. From morning to night, my face is rid of dry, flaky patches, which is so important for me! —Clarissa Schmidt, marketing & production manager

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Paula’s Choice

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

And the Oscar goes to Paula’s Choice for yet another skincare essential we can’t get enough of. This leave-on exfoliator contains 2% salicylic acid, which helps exfoliate away dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and hydrates and soothes irritated skin.

I’m a fan of any Paula’s Choice product, but their Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is a fixture in my nighttime beauty routine. It helps reduce my blemishes, smooths my skins surface, and leaves me feeling clean and glowy well into the next day. —Laura Jackson, shopping writer

Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Scrub

Renée Rouleau

Triple Berry Smoothing Scrub

Sometimes I just want to put some elbow grease into it and exfoliate my skin with a scrub! But wait—physical scrubs, a.k.a the scratchy little particles that remove all the dead skin from the top of your face to instantly smooth and brighten—have evolved into much more elegant formulas than they used to be (and less wear and tear on your skin, too). This Renée Rouleau one is a prime example. —Margaux Anbouba, senior beauty editor

Mother Science Molecular Hero Serum

I love the texture of Mother Science’s brightening serum; it’s lightweight but still lightly moisturizing. This contains Malassezin which is apparently an  antioxidant 10x more powerful than Vitamin C. I do see that my skin has felt smoother and brighter in the past month I’ve used it. —Aurelie Pellissier Roman, global design director

Naturopathica White Tea Antioxidant Mask


White Tea Antioxidant Mask

I can’t live without Naturopathica. The line has saved and continues to save my very sensitive and reactive skin. This white tea mask is a staple in my routine for added moisture or to calm any redness or inflammation. It’s magic: I put it on at night, go to sleep, wake up, and my face has self-soothed. —Willow Lindley, fashion market and collaborations director

Environ Vita-Enriched Colostrum Gel


Vita-Enriched Colostrum Gel

My facialist Raquel at Joanna Czech (where skin miracles happen), instructed me to incorporate this gel into my regime as I have very redness-prone, sensitive skin. It feels great on and the ingredients—which include green tea, vitamin C and vitamin E—really help to even out my complexion. I’d consider it one of my best skin care product discoveries. Thanks Raquel! —Lilah Ramzi, editor

Son & Park Beauty Water

I’m not exactly sure what to call this—a toner? a cleanser? a makeup remover? (I’ve used it for all of the above)—but I do know this refreshes my face, brightens my skin, and preps it for moisturizer and sunscreen like nothing else, with no irritation. It’s one of the very few items that I use to the last drop, and then re-stock immediately. —Jill Weiskopf, vice president of communications

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

According to my dermatologist, daily sunscreen is the most essential skin care and the crux of all anti-aging efforts. EltaMD UV Clear is my go-to light, blend-able sunscreen (with necessary zinc!) that doesn’t trigger breakouts. I panic when I run out, then buy two more. —Michelle Ruiz, contributing editor

Freck Beauty Rich Bitch Cactus + Vitamin C Moisturizer

Freck Beauty

Rich Bitch Cactus + Vitamin C Moisturizer

Freck Beauty’s moisturizer is my skin’s saving grace. Packed with vitamin C and cactus extract, the thick formula feels practically weightless and doesn’t clog my pores–a miracle! —Eliseé Browchuk, production and marketing manager of experiences