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College Beauty Awards: Skin Care

Calling all skin care fanatics — this is the list for you. Looking to elevate that 12-step daily skin care regimen of yours? The Her Campus College Beauty Awards Testers tried over 100 products, from cult favorite brands to small businesses, to pick the very best for your skin. We narrowed it down to these top 10 skin care products, including masks, cleansers, oils, patches, creams, and everything in between. 

If you haven’t established a skin care routine that works for you, you’re in luck. This list of the top products of 2022 narrows it down to the essentials. We believe your skin deserves only the very best, which is why we doubled the products we tested for this category compared to the other categories this year. The following brands and products received the CBA stamp of approval from our ten Gen Z testers and their unique skin types. 

Afraid of using oils on already-oily skin? Try the Naturally Serious C Your Glow Vitamin C Radiance Oil. Need an intense overnight treatment for your dry complexion? The CeraVe Healing Ointment has you covered. Can’t find a cleanser that isn’t too harsh for your sensitive face? The Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk is the answer. Learn more about these recommendations and other high quality skin care products from our testers’ honest feedback below.

Somebody Electric Daisy Enzyme Face Mask

The Electric Daisy face mask from Somebody is rich in enzymes and natural AHAs for glowing skin. Oasiah noticed a positive difference in her skin, which is usually sensitive to other masks. Maeve and Olivia also praise the mask’s effects, saying their skin felt softer and had a brighter glow after use. $40.

Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk

The Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk has a gentle formula, perfect for sensitive skin. Olivia says her skin actually felt clean of makeup and grime after using this hydrating product. $15.

Avarelle Nose Patch: Pore & Oil Control

Zoë says the pores on her nose looked significantly smaller and less clogged after just one use of the Avarelle Nose Patches. Dorilyn and Kyra praise the patches’ comfortable feel and effective results. $15.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash

Emily and Dorilyn say that just a little of the La Roche Posay Purifying Foaming Facial Wash goes a long way when it comes to making their skin feel clean and refreshed. After just two days of use, Olivia noticed a major difference in how silky her skin felt. $16.

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

These 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift Eye Patches are a must-have for your next spa night. If you struggle with dark circles and eye bags, this is the product for you. Kyra, Eboni, and Dorilyn love how tight and hydrated their undereyes feel after just one wear. $75.

CeraVe Healing Ointment

Are you a fan of skin care slugging? Add this healing ointment to your regimen. This budget-friendly pick from CeraVe locks in hydration. Dorilyn, Eboni, and Zoë enjoy applying this ointment liberally before bed for glowing results in the morning. $13.

Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto Replenishing Hydrator

Eboni and Julianna both love how lightweight yet effective this hydrator from Clinique is. Julianna says it combats her oily skin while still keeping it moisturized and nourished. The gel formula also feels cooling when applied, according to Dorilyn, which is an added bonus. $43.

KORRES Santorini Grape Poreless Skin Cream

Julianna, Maeve, and Oasiah agree that the Korres Santorini Grape Poreless Skin Cream feels soothing and moisturizing on the skin. Add this product to your skin care routine for the ultimate daily pamper session. $39.

Naturally Serious C Your Glow Vitamin C Radiance Oil

If you haven’t added a Vitamin C oil to your skin care regimen, what are you waiting for? Dorilyn says this Radiance Oil from Naturally Serious brightened her complexion after just a few uses. Eboni typically deals with oily skin, but says she can use this formula without a problem. $42.

ESW Raw Juice Cleanse Sheet Masks

Grab your besties, it’s time for a face mask night! Testers Eboni and Dorilyn love the lightweight yet ultra-juicy, hydrating feel these masks bring to the table. An extra perk: They’re really cute. $30.

Kyra covers all things trending in the fashion and beauty spaces. She served as the editor of the 2022 Her Campus College Beauty Awards, and previously worked as the editorial lead of College Fashionista.