14 Game-Changing Skincare Products Our Editors Are Thankful For This Month

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If the most exciting thing to happen last month was Jennifer Aniston joining Instagram, consider November's lineup of new skincare products this month's equivalent. They, too, will be there for you . . . when the rain turns to snow and your entire face starts to feels like it might just peel off at the next gust of wind.

From moisturizers that soothe aforementioned irritation to facial cleansers that work to undo the damage of standing too close to your radiator last Winter, there are plenty of skincare formulas our editors can't get enough of this month. They break down their favorites ahead, which may not break the internet for a day, but they very well could change your skin forever.

Glossier Futuredew Oil-Serum Hybrid

"Glossier found a way to bottle up the dewy skin look you've been seeing on Instagram into one no-fuss product: Futuredew Oil-Serum Hybrid ($24). To test it, I dispensed one pump onto my fingers before applying it onto my slightly towel-dried face and neck. (This is brand founder Emily Weiss's preferred way to apply the stuff.) The peach-pink liquid has a thick consistency and a slight lavender scent. It quickly melted onto my skin, turning into a nonsticky, glossy liquid that quickly absorbed. The end result: high-shine, plump skin that looks more even in tone." — Jesa Marie Calaor, assistant editor, Beauty

SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser

"To put it simply, the SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser ($38) is like a power wash for your face, formulated with a high dose of glycolic acid to blast away all traces of unevenness or dark spots. The thought alone sounds scary for someone with sensitive skin like me, but it's also loaded with soothing aloe and hydrating glycerin to offset the burn — which, be forewarned, it does burn if you leave it on for too long. Don't worry, though, the glowing aftereffects are well worth the two seconds of discomfort." — Kelsey Castañon, senior editor, Beauty

Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Towelettes

"I've long loved Jergens Natural Glow Products, and I couldn't wait to try the brand's new Natural Glow Instant Sun Towelettes ($13) so I could take the glowing result with me on the go. Unlike other tanning wipes I've used in the past, I get a foolproof, even color every time without streaks. Plus, they're formulated with vitamin E, so my skin stays soft even as I tan." — Sarah Siegel, assistant editor, Beauty

Primera Alpine Berry Water Cream

"I'm always a little wary about trying new skincare products as someone with hypersensitive skin and topical allergies, but I felt good knowing the Primera Alpine Berry Water Cream ($40) had the Clean at Sephora seal of approval. This water cream felt incredibly gentle and hydrating on contact but soaked in quickly enough for me to apply makeup or hit my pillow moments afterward. I particularly liked layering it on thick at night and waking to plumped skin that was definitely more radiant." — Joanna Douglas, head of content, Native

Eos Shea Better Hand Cream

"This time of year, I can't have enough lotion on deck — I just hate the feeling of tight, dry hands. This new Eos Shea Better Hand Cream ($3, originally $4) gives me the immediate comfort and long-lasting hydration that I crave, with just the tiniest dab of product. It comes in five fragrances, but my personal fave is the coconut scent." — Jessica Harrington, associate editor, Makeup.com

Then I Met You The Skin Balancing Duo

"Toners and essences are something that, at 25, I'm still learning to incorporate into my routine. I've always been unsure about which ones to layer or mix or how they would complement my oily yet eczema-prone skin. The stars must have collided with the launch of Then I Met You The Skin Balancing Duo ($78), because if there's any brand I trust to introduce me to a toning and essence regimen, it's this one. First up is the Birch Milk Toner, which is super soothing, milky, and a-OK to use on eczema. Second is the Giving Essence, which contains powerful antioxidants and peptides that help control oil and pores. This combo totally brightens my skin, keeps me looking shine-free, and has majorly minimized my acne in just a few weeks. Not sure what magic is in these blue bottles, but they've made me a toner and essence believer." — Alanna Martine Kilkeary, associate editor, Makeup.com

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Mask

"Romeo wooed Juliet when he brought sweet-smelling roses into the equation, just like Garnier wooed me with the similar-minded SkinActive Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Mask ($4). Every time my sensitive skin is acting out and needs a hit of moisture (but without leading to more flare-ups), I plop this on — and the glow I get afterward is, in a way, quite poetic." — KC

Rodial CBD Sleep Drops

"CBD is an acronym like THCA. If you looked that up, you've proven my point. With the ingredient comes a gray area that skincare-lovers have tirelessly navigated with the surge of weed-themed products launching this year. Though CBD is as trendy as it gets, it isn't what drew me to the Rodial CBD Sleep Drops ($98). It was the product's promise of healthier-looking skin and its reputation of selling out once it hits shelves in the UK that prompted me to diligently test it. And this one is worth the hype." — JMC

Monat Berry Refined Scrub

"I love a good exfoliator, and the new Monat Berry Refined Scrub ($58) checks every box on my list. It provides both a gentle physical exfoliation with cranberry seeds and chemical exfoliation with a blend of natural fruit acids to really leave your skin glowing. Not only is it effective, but it also smells delicious and is so Insta-worthy." — JH

Paula's Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer

"Applying the Paula's Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer ($35) feels like spreading a cloud across your face. The whipped, light-as-air formula is so refreshing, you'll want to reapply it whenever your skin is feeling a little parched. The formula includes electrolytes, potassium, and magnesium to replenish hydration to your skin and really feels for your skin how I feel drinking a Gatorade after a long night out with tequila shots: a whole lot better." — SS

Plant People CBD Face Mask

"Plant People is an organic brand that offers high-performance CBD and adaptogen products to reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and inflammation. It recently added skin care to its lineup, and I've been loving the CBD Face Mask ($62). If you're looking to get that lit-from-within glow, this is your best bet. The formula balances your skin tone and texture while offering a bright, luminous effect after every use. Trust me when I say your skin will look and feel refreshed almost instantly." — Genesis Rivas, assistant editor, Makeup.com

Skinbetter SunBetter Sheer SPF 56 Sunscreen Stick

"The portable Skinbetter SunBetter Sheer SPF 56 Sunscreen Stick ($45) landed right on my desk just before a trip to Mexico, and boy, am I glad it did. Not only did its compact size and solid mineral formula make getting through TSA a breeze, but it's also easy to throw in a beach bag for touch-ups. Even better for my travels to a warmer climate: it never felt tacky on my skin or left any sticky residue, so I didn't mind adding lots of layers." — KC

Sorella Apothecary Rehab Recovery Mask

"This time of year, no matter how often I moisturize, my skin never feels hydrated enough. That's why I can't stop using this soothing Sorella Apothecary Rehab Recovery Mask ($58). The blend of shea butter and meadowfoam oil leaves my complexion feeling instantly comforted. When I'm super dry, I use it as an overnight mask for an extra boost." — JH

Starskin Orglamic Pink Cactus Velvet Eye Cream

"While I usually skip eye cream (shocking, I know), my undereye area was starting to look a little lackluster and dry. After an esthetician noticed just how dry it was, I decided it was time to take action with the Starskin Orglamic Pink Cactus Velvet Eye Cream ($50). The lightweight cream comes in a pretty light pink pump and has a velvety texture that makes it easy to apply makeup on top. I'm happy to report my undereyes are now well-hydrated thanks to the formula's prickly pear cactus plant, avocado oil, and shea butter." — SS

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