13 New Serums, Masks, & Moisturizers That Promise Your Best Skin Ever



The best way to transition your skincare routine from the summer to the fall? Hydration nation! Start to work in all the moisturizers, hydrating serums, soothing lip treatments, and comforting masks now. Dark spot banishing products are also crucial, especially if you overdid it on your hot girl summer. Just like layering is a fall vibe when it comes to your wardrobe, it’s definitely a good idea in the skincare department, too. Primers, mists, and oils are your BFF this time of year.

A few more things to keep in mind to put your best face forward this fall, according to leading cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Kenneth Mark:

Switch to a thicker moisturizer: Cooler temperatures can result in dryer skin for everyone; a heavier moisturize can ensure you’re hydrating your skin.

Boost with Vitamin C: To ensure you minimize sun damage, use serum and moisturizer that contain vitamin C to repair any skin damage, including uneven skin tone, as well as treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Evaluate your makeup primers: Your products should change according to the season, with moisturizing coverage during the fall months to prevent drying out your skin further.

Below, shop 12 new skincare products we’re already adding to our top-shelf:

1/2/3. Skin Proud, $10


Skin Proud first made a buzz in the UK and now the US is finally getting its hands on the Gen Z line. Not only are the products 100% vegan and affordable, but they take the guesswork out of deciding a routine, thanks to color-coded packaging. Heroes include Frozen Over Moisturizer, $16, (a gel to ice hydrator) and Sleep Hero, $13, (an overnight sleep mask), but our favorite is the Unplug Pore Detox Clay Mask, $12, which unclogs pores with a few swipes of a blackhead extracting stick.

4. Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Oil-Free Moisturizer, $16

2-Sweet-Chef-GingerSource: Sweet Chef

We’ll take all the dark spot minimizing, antioxidant boosting vit C we can get. Our current obsession: this oil-free moisturizer packed with 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid to brighten and reduce hyperpigmentation at the same time. The superfood hydrator is also powered by turmeric and ginger to revive dull skin in need of a pick-me-up.

5. Tatcha The Essence, $105 & Indigo Overnight Repair, $88

3-Tatcha-The-Essence-Indigo-Overnight-RepairSource: Tatcha

Transform your skin for fall with Tatcha’s 2-step treatment. The essence preps your epidermis with mega hydration so it can drink in the overnight serum-in-cream, leaving you with more calm, less irritated skin by morning. Japanese Indigo, Mondo Grass, and ceramides also help balance the microbiome and pump up your glow meter.

6. Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, $39

4-Caudalie-Instant-Detox-MaskSource: Caudalie

New season, new face. After a summer of sun, salt, and sand, your skin needs a good detox and Caudalie’s sustainably sourced clay mask is up for the task. It removes impurities and excess sebum, leaving you with taut, less oily skin in as little as 10 minutes.

7. Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream, $34

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Puffy peepers don’t stand a chance with Origin’s rebooted 2.0 Ginzing eye cream. The upgraded formula now has vitamin C and niacinamide to de-puff baggage and smooth lines, in addition to ginseng and caffeine to energize. Choose between a warm shade for medium-to-deep skin tones or the cooler shade for fair-to-medium skin tones.

8. Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum, $82

6-DrunkElephant-Protini-Powerpeptide-Resurf-SerumSource: Drunk Elephant

Powerpeptides is right! With a crazy concentrated blend of 11 peptides, amino acids, and lactic acid, Drunk Elephant’s Resurf Serum achieves bouncy, best-skin-ever goals with a little exfoliation, a little barrier strengthening, and a lot of radiance-renewing love.

9. Biossance Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser, $26

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Cleanse the day away (and the past season) with this gentle, lightweight foaming gel that also quenches parched skin with aloe vera leaf juice. Baby soft, debris-free, and glowy AF are the results.

10. Rituel de Fille Thorn Oil Priming Facial Elixir, $68

8-Rituel-de-Fille-Thorn-Oil-Priming-Facial-ElixirSource: Rituel de Fille

Don’t let the blood-red shade of this elixir freak you out…it actually comes out rose-hued in the dropper and clear upon skin contact. The ultimate priming oil underneath makeup or on its own, its quick-absorbing, moisturizing properties give you a lit-from-within flush — that’s not greasy.

11. Tula Lip SOS Lip Treatment Balm, $22


Source: Tula

Colder weather = dryer lips. If yours are sending out an SOS, patch them up with a swipe of nourishing balm in three sheer tints. Choose from Blackberry Velvet, Blushing Lemonade, and Strawberry Flush.

12. Orveda Respure Breathable Face Mist, $85

10-Orveda-Respure-Breathable-Face-MistSource: Orveda

11 actives shield your face from pollution, imperfections, and dehydration while maintaining a healthy PH. Use this breathable face mist to set your makeup, or simply as a multi-benefit refresher throughout the day.

13. Murad Daily Clarifying Peel, $39

11-Murad-Daily-Clarifying-PeelSource: Murad

Murad’s new peel has a trifecta of powerhouse ingredients (think AHA/glycolic acid, BHA/salicylic acid, and retinoid) that shed dead skin cells and encourage cellular turnover while you snooze. Wake up to resurfaced texture, less shine, and invisible pores.

If you’re looking for that go-to moisturizer that can be used day or night to boost your skin and keep it firm, supple and super hydrated, check out our new WISHFUL Honey Whip Peptide Moisturizer, $43.

For more product recommendations, check out the drugstore serums your skin will love.

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