Readers' Choice Best Face Mask
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydro Gel Mask; $20 (pack of 5); at priceline.com.au
Prepping for a big event? Apply this sheet mask before make-up for a plump and radiant complexion.
Best Face Mask
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, $150 (pack of 6); at myer.com.au
“Every time I use one of these nutrient-rich masks, I’ll get a compliment on my skin” – Katherine Green, InStyle Fashion Director
Readers' Choice Best Moisturiser
Olay Total Effects 7 in One Day Cream, $33; olay.com.au
A crowd-pleasing formula that ticks all of the boxes: wears well under make-up, contains SPF and boosts brightness.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, $690/50ml; laprairie.com.au
La Prairie's signature ingredient, caviar, works to lift and plump, while AHAs gently buff the skin for a fresh-from-a-facial glow.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum, $192.60;skinceuticals.com.au
“I’ve long considered this the gold standard antioxidant serum,” says skin specialist Melanie Grant. “Vitamin C and E firm and brighten and protect against pollutants.”
Best Facial Exfoliator
Medik8 Pore Refining Scrub, $59; medik8.com.au
A chemical and physical exfoliant in one. AHAs and BHAs purge pores while jojoba grains gently slough away dead cells.
Best Facial Cleanser
Bioderma Sensibio H20, $30/500ml; at priceline.com.au
“The only solution that completely removes make-up without irritating and drying my skin,” says InStyle beauty editor Bettina Tyrrell.
Silky soft creams and moisture-boosting serums provide extra-special care to a complexion that needs it.
Best Exfoliant For Dry Skin
Caudalíe Gentle Buffing Cream, $39; at sephora.com.au
If your skin is feeling rough or flaky, non-abrasive jojoba beads, moisturising grape oil and acacia honey gently buff and smooth the surface.
Best Face Mist For Dry Skin
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $52/100ml; jurlique.com
Keep this pretty spray on your desk at work to restore hydration to a tight and dry complexion in a single spritz.
Best Cleanser For Dry Skin
KORA Organics Cream Cleanser, $39.95; koraorganics.com
“This cleanser leaves my sensitive skin feeling fresh and soft”
Best Night Cream For Dry Skin
Sisley Black Rose Skin infusion Cream, $240; at davidjones.com
Luxurious rose water, shea and camelina oils work to restore elasticity and glow. To maximise the effects, apply in the AM, too.
Best Day Cream For Dry Skin
La Mer Creme De La Mer, $445/60ml; cremedelamer.com.au
This iconic formula cocoons the skin, providing a protective and hydrating barrier against the elements
Best Facial Oil For Dry Skin
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $42.95;trilogyproducts.com.au
“My absolute goto product for everything!” says InStyle art director Josephine Upfill-Brown. “I apply it to my face, on dry strands and I add a few drops to boost my body lotion.”
Readers' Choice Best Serum, Dry Skin
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, $152/50ml; esteelauder.com.au
Eliminating the need for a 10-step evening regimen, this serum tackles signs of ageing while providing intense hydration all at once.
Take the worry out of problematic skin with these winning treatments targeting breakouts and congestion.
Best Face Mask For Oily Skin
L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Detoxifying & Brightening Charcoal Mask. $19.95; lorealparis.com.au
“This deep-cleansing mask is the overhaul my skin needs after a week of wearing make-up,” says InStyle fashion news editor Natalie Mell.
Best Treatment For Acneic Skin
Paula’s Choice Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide, $27; paulaschoice.com.au
Smooth over breakouts to reduce their appearance, soothe redness and prevent future flare ups.
Best Facial Exfoliator For Oily Skin
Cosmedix Purity Detox Scrub, $72; at adorebeauty.com.au
“My go-to recommendation for clients with oily and congested complexions”
Best Individual Spot Treatment
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $26; at mecca.com.au
Calamine and salicylic acid in this fast-acting blemish buster clear up and heal spots in a flash.
Best Night Cream For Oily Skin
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, $125; at sephora.com.au
Known anti-ageing ingredient, retinol is also an effective acne fighter. Apply overnight for best results.
Best Day Cream For Oily Skin
Dermalogica Active Moist, $89.50/100ml; dermalogica.com.au
“Perfect for calming hot, post-workout skin without clogging pores,” says InStyle senior digital beauty editor Arielle Tsoukatos.
Best Facial Cleanser For Oily Skin
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam, $32; clinique.com.au
Banish impurities and keep excess oils at bay with this daily cleanser.
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