We May Be Well Into 2020, but This Month's Skin-Care Launches Are the Year's Best Yet
Eight months in, and 2020 has already lived more lives than a bodega cat. It's seen Zoom parties, business closures, racial-injustice movements, business reopenings, and — sandwiched somewhere between it all — a handful of innovative skin-care launches that have brought a dose of self-care to these unprecedented times.
Now, and just as a large portion of the wider world would like to go ahead and cancel the year already, there is some better news: the skin-care products dropping this August in particular are some of the best we've seen yet. Feeling grime-y anytime you turn on the news? There's a buzz-worthy cleansing balm for that. Visage need an SOS? Rihanna's got you with her new Fenty Skin line. No matter what it is you're looking for — or at what price point — there's a game-changing formula out there worth trying this month.
To help you navigate the seemingly endless list of options, we asked our editors to break down their hands-down favorite serums, treatments, moisturizers, cleansers, and more hitting the market of late. That way, concocting the perfect skin-care routine feels less like a cat-and-mouse game . . . because some people would consider themselves "more of a dog person" anyway.