Although we prefer to leave everything that happened in 2020 in the past, we can’t refuse a peek at CVS’s list of best-sellers from the year. From acne-fighters to line-smoothers, here are the skin-care items stores were constantly re-stocking.
Those with dry skin had it even worse in 2020 due to being stuck inside, but Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Facial Cream ($30), Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel Moisturizer ($22), CVS Health Healing Skin Therapy Lotion ($7) and Beauty 360 Sunless Glow Daily Moisturizer ($10) had them covered all year long.
The retailer is filled with affordable acne-busting products, but these buys in particular seemed to do the trick: Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment ($17), PanOxyl Foaming Wash 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Deep Cleaning Wash ($13), Neutrogena Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Fighting Face Wash ($10), Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots ($5), CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum ($22), and Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera ($12).
The trending serums last year were full of ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol, and ceramides. Want evidence? Take a look at the year’s most-purchase serums: L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum ($32), L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Night Serum, 0.3% Pure Retinol ($36), Plexaderm Rapid Reduction Serum, 18CT ($40), and RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Night Serum Capsules.
2020 taught us how to relax and make time for ourselves. Our saviors were what got us—and every other CVS lover—through: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Vitamin C ($11) and Dr. Teal’s Therapy Solutions Epsom Salt Soaking Solution ($8).
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