Elle Future of Beauty Awards: The Best Beauty Products of 2022.
Best Skincare Products of the Year: Elle Future of Beauty Awards
What makes a beauty product “great” in 2022? For the beauty team at ELLE, the secret sauce to a Future of Beauty-worthy launch goes something like this: a breakthrough formula, never-before-seen level of inclusivity, and advancements in results.
“We gazed into our crystal (makeup) ball—reviewing hundreds of submissions—and selected the most exciting launches in the market right now to bring you this year’s Future of Beauty winners,” – said Elle’s experts.
- Shani Darden by Déesse PRO LED Light Mask
Facialist Shani Darden incorporates LED when she’s treating clients like Jessica Alba and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Now, the benefits can be replicated on your couch with Shani Darden by Déesse’s PRO LED Light Mask, which has triple the number of lights as its direct competitors and is the strongest on the consumer market.
- Decorté Liposome Advanced Repair Serum
Japanese brand Decorté started researching liposomes (tiny vesicles that help kick-start the delivery of active ingredients to the skin) in 1984, later bringing to market the Moisture Liposome Serum in 1992. This year, the brand revised that technology for the first time in 30 years, releasing the Liposome Advanced Repair Serum, a gel formula made with ceramides that hydrates via time-release over 24 hours.
- OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright+ Vitamin C Eye Crème
Giving one of Sephora’s top sellers a makeover? Brave. Ole Henriksen’s best-selling eye cream has a new name and an even better formula: the glow-inducing vitamin C that shoppers know and love is more potent than ever.
- Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow AHA Night Treatment
Glow Recipe also did the R&D to make its beloved facial-in-a-tub product more universally tolerated—but still as smoothing and brightening.
- Ourself Lip Filler with Subtopical Plumping Technology
Ourself’s Lip Filler, complete with “subtopical” plumping technology, goes places typically only reachable by a dermatologist—by wrapping hyaluronic acid in a delivery system that infuses it deep into the skin.
- Eighth Day Reparative Moisturizer
Board-certified dermatologist and reconstructive skin cancer surgeon Antony Nakhla’s work with more than 10,000 skin cancer patients inspired Eighth Day’s Reparative Moisturizer. The PRP blend inside the thick cream also has proven skin-beneficial ingredients like resveratrol, CoQ10, and vitamins C and E to plump skin immediately but also deliver long-term hydration.
- Therabody TheraFace Pro with Gel
Customers using the Theragun massage tool on their faces and necks (to ease tense foreheads and jaws) is the origin story behind the TheraFace Pro, which has three face-safe percussive attachments plus cleansing, LED light, and microcurrent rings to lift, cleanse, and much, much more.
- NuFace TRINITY+ Starter Kit
It took over a decade and 42 revisions before NuFace released an update to Trinity, its popular microcurrent device. Now named the Trinity+, the new tool comes with 25 percent more power and an app for a more precise lift and tone.
- LYMA Laser
The Lyma Laser device combines red LED lights with a 500 milliwatt laser into a handheld anti-aging device that’s safe for all skin tones.
- Shiseido Bio-Performance Skin Filler Serums
Shiseido’s Bio-Performance Skin Filler Serums work in tandem to deliver hyaluronic acid—the Night serum has a compacted version of the HA, and the Day serum triggers the molecule to expand, subtly adding volume.
- Relevant One & Done Everyday Cream with SPF 40
The inaugural product by beauty industry veteran and e-retailer Thirteen Lune founder Nyakio Grieco took on one of the products women of color find the most challenging: mineral sunscreen. On top of being a truly universal mineral sunscreen formula (the secret for getting such a high SPF rating in boosters), it’s also your morning moisturizer, serum, and primer.
- Soho Skin 24/7 Treatment
Soho House used its discerning clientele (which is of a certain age) as test dummies when it came to creating its skincare line. The results include the 24/7 Treatment, which works whether you get a full eight hours of restful sleep or a not-so-great four post-dance club. The overnight mask uses lactic acid and fermented ingredients to smooth with ATP—yes, the energy inside of cells—to help the skin function better.