What Are The Vogue Editors Pick For Their Skin Care Routine in 2022? 25 Of Them Share Their Hero Skin-Care Products, From Multitasking Oils to Do-It-All Creams

The season of re-emergence is here, but the best skin-care products and routines we leaned on during quarantine might not be going anywhere just yet. And as we get back to dinners, events, and outside activities, the sturdy top shelf we curated these last few years still holds its place. Skincare is incredibly personal—aiding you to look and feel your best. But what are the products that Vogue staffers rely on, despite the ever-evolving beauty market? Here are the best skin-care products on the market for 2022 according to 25 Vogue Editors.

Below, 46 editors detail the holy-grail products for their re-emergence skin-care routines, from hydrating ampoules to transparent sunscreens. Less is always more!

Steff Yotka, Global Director of Social Media

In the spirit of Gwyneth “I use organic products, but I get lasers” Paltrow, I try to keep my skin-care routine pretty clean and minimal, however, the one thing I can’t give up is my Juli Face Sculpting Tool. It’s a microcurrent tool that I use with my favorite serum to lift, firm, and tone. I find that a thrice-a-week regimen keeps my skin looking taut and glow-y—even if the only people seeing it are on Zoom.

JULI Face Sculpting Tool

$35

LUSH DIVA CO.

Virginia Smith, Fashion Director

When I can’t get to Rescue Spa for a facial with Diana, Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream still works magic.

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

$265

AUGUSTINUS BADER

Irene Kim, Production and Editorial Coordinator

The Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum is so good that I had to make a request to our wonderful Global Director of Social Media Steff Yotka to purchase this for me while she was in the midst of reviewing, social-ing, and filming during Paris Fashion Week to make a trip to the French pharmacies to purchase this for me. It clears and brightens up any dark spots on your skin and my skin looks incredibly dewy after using it and it’s the one skincare purchase I’ll repurchase forever. This paired with my other hero product item the Etude SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream makes for one winning combo.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Dark Spot Serum

$79

CAUDALIE

Etude SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream

$20

SOKO GLAM

Tonne Goodman, Sustainability Editor

I met Joanna Vargas through Vogue in 2006, before she became a celebrity to celebrities, and I have been devoted ever since. She is known for ‘hands from heaven’ for her facials, and her products are flawless. I’m now committed to her new nighttime serum. It’s a retinol serum that smells delicious, is hydrating, stimulates collagen, and tightens (important for me!). Say no more, it ticks all the boxes.

Joanna Vargas Super Nova Serum

$295

JOANNA VARGAS

Chioma Nnadi, Editor of Vogue.com

I’ve always taken a less-is-more approach to my beauty regimen. And now I’m beginning to whittle down my routine even further. These days my skin tends to respond best to facial oils. I use one by Lumity to lock in moisture. I like that it contains rich macadamia oil and manuka too.

Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil

$80

LUMITY

Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large

In a pre-COVID-19 world I was on a plane several times a month, and in the interest of not inducing a second hernia I had to pare down the panoply of products ranged on far too many of my bathroom shelves at home. Luckily, my Paris- and London-based dermatologist, Dr. Antoni Calmon, made life very easy for me when he told me that I could get away with a morning application of SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum, a generic sunblock SPF 50 (although I barely set eyes on the sun through most of the spring of 2020), and the cutaneous Differin cream at night before bed. (If I really wanted to spoil myself at home, I might mitigate the tingle with a luxurious moisturizer: La Mer’s The Moisturizing Soft Cream is my first choice here, but after one of the jars broke in my luggage, I decided not to travel with it, although I’m sure the clothes it was packed with have never had a silkier softener!)

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

$166

SKINCEUTICALS

Samantha Sussman, Associate Director, Social Creative

I recently had a colleague ask me where I had been over zoom, the reality is in my apartment, but Chanel’s healthy glow bronzing cream had people convinced I had been on a vacation! Since I have in fact just been stuck inside with the recent heat wave you will also find me ice rolling obsessively. This one from Lush Diva Co. is the absolute best and takes all of the pressure off my poor AC!

IRIS Ice Roller

$19,95

LUSH DIVA CO.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream

$50

CHANEL

Michella Oré, Associate Producer

Now that humidity has kicked back into high gear I’ve been simplifying my routine to let my skin breathe. The light texture of Chantecaille’s Bio Lifting serum layers beautifully under my moisturizer, keeping my skin smooth and radiant without the greasiness.

Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum+

$279

NORDSTROM

Taylor Lashley, Social Media Manager

I recently started using Sunday Riley’s Afterglow Brightening Gel Cream and I’m obsessed. Not only does it leaves my skin looking brighter, but this moisturizer is lightweight (which is perfect for these summer months!!) and has a gorgeous non-greasy satin-like finish.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Moisturizer

$65

SUNDAY RILEY

Daisy Shaw-Ellis, Jewelry Director

I’ve been using SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence religiously morning and night, winter and summer for years now. It’s a lightweight serum (so much so it feels like water), doesn’t clog or irritate my fussy skin, is next to scentless, and works to give me a healthy glow with all the moisture I need in the summer and a trusty layer in the winter. (I always layer moisturizing products in the cold months, as one is never enough.) Although it’s got a hefty price tag, a bottle lasts me exactly a year—not something I can say often.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

$235

SK-II

Liana Satenstein, Senior Fashion Writer

I will go to my grave scrubbing my face with the Neutrogena bar soap. I’ve been using it since high school. Basically, it makes me feel like a fresh newborn baby and injects a coat of chill onto my skin with every wash.

Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar Treatment

$3

AMAZON

Chloe Schama, Senior Editor

I’ve vaguely followed the benefits of vitamin C and retinol, so when I came across Kate Somerville’s two-in-one cream, I was intrigued. Apparently, using the two ingredients in tandem can cause irritation, but that hasn’t been the case for me—in fact, the moisturizer seems to preempt the drying that can sometimes occur with retinol. An added bonus: Subtracting a step from my routine means one less thing to worry about, means less stress, means better skin—or so I like to think!

Kate Somerville +Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer

$98

KATE SOMERVILLE

Taylor Anderson, Associate Social Media Manager

I’ve incorporated Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask into my Sunday skincare routine and I haven’t looked back since. It is the perfect product to make you feel refreshed and ready for the week ahead. After using, I can clearly see my pores minimized, leaving my skin refined and smooth.

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask

$40

KIEHL’S

Lilah Ramzi, Features & Commerce Editor

My facialist Raquel at Joanna Czech (where skin miracles happen) instructed me to incorporate this gel into my regime as I have very redness-prone, sensitive skin. It feels great on and the ingredients—which include Green Tea, vitamin C and vitamin E—really help to even out my complexion. I’d consider it one of my best skin-care product discoveries. Thanks Raquel!

Environ Vita-Enriched Colostrum Gel

$66

ENVIRON

Ella Riley-Adams, Senior Living and Beauty Editor

Especially after a recent skin-cancer scare, my top beauty priority is sunscreen. I apply it every morning, even when I’m not going outside. My favorite is SuperGoop’s Unseen Sunscreen, a clear formula that rubs in easily and has a nice matte feel. Occasionally I’ll switch things up and use their Glow Screen or Matte Screen, but I find I always gravitate back to the simple, tried-and-true Unseen.

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++

$34

SUPERGOOP

Kiana Murden, Beauty Commerce Writer

Since I try a remarkably high quantity of beauty products, it’s so hard to pick just one holy grail. I’ve been obsessed with Drunk Elephant lately—notably the glycolic acid body lotion to exfoliate all over and the C-Firma vitamin C serum to soften and brighten my complexion (especially stubborn dark spots). If you want a quick facial exfoliation treatment, I highly recommend Doctor Babor’s AHA facial pads, which leave my skin feeling soft immediately after use. Finally, The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution has been my go-to eye serum for years now to reduce under-eye puffiness.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Glycolic Body Lotion

$25

DRUNK ELEPHANT

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Day Serum

$78

DRUNK ELEPHANT

Doctor Babor Refine RX AHA Peel Pads

$79

DOCTOR BABOR

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

$7

THE ORDINARY

Arden Fanning, Contributor

I finally tried the Le Prunier face oil made from upcycled food waste and it smelled so good I graduated to their chemical-free Plumscreen. I’m into how much it feels like a straight-up moisturizer in the morning and its aluminum packaging is more aesthetically pleasing to see every day than plastic.

Le Prunier Plumscreen SPF 31

$78

LE PRUNIER

Sarah Spellings, Fashion News Editor

I love the process of using this product just as much as I love the results. This powder-to-foam exfoliant sloughs away my uneven texture, and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. A truly luxurious experience from beginning to end, and I hear Meghan Markle is also a fan!

Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder

$65

TATCHA

Nic Burdekin, Visual Director

I grew up in Australia and spent a great deal of my youth in the sun. All those years outdoors made for a wonderful childhood, but less than wonderful photo-aging as I hit my thirties. Now I live by sunscreen by day and Dear Brightly by night. This retinoid is the best anti-aging product I’ve come across AND it’s subscription-based, so just as you’re running out the new bottle arrives at your door.

Dear Brightly Retinoid Serum and Hyaluronic Acid

$30

DEAR BRIGHTLY

Alexandra Gurvitch, Market Editor

I love the Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask. I have been really honing in on my skin care because I feel like being stuck inside is the time to really work out problems, and this mask is my luxurious mainstay. I typically keep one in my desk at work and one in my travel bag because I love it so much.

Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask

$172

SISLEY PARIS

Lauren Valenti, Senior Beauty Editor

For years, Renée Rouleau’s cult-favorite Triple Berry Smoothing Peel has been my go-to treatment, both as part of my regular weekly maintenance regimen and if I need an instant glow before a big event. It’s technically an at-home chemical peel, but fear not if you have sensitive skin (and/or rosacea) like me. In just five minutes, its potent yet gentle blend of five fruity AHAs, BHAs, and enzymes leaves my skin smoother and more luminous. No redness or irritation, ever! Bonus for the senses: It looks, feels, and smells like fresh raspberry jam.

Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

$89

RENEE ROULEAU

Celia Ellenberg, Beauty Director

I fell in love with Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum when it first launched six years ago, just as face oils started peaking in the U.S. Its grape-seed oil base, which founder April Gargiulo comes by honestly (she is, in fact, a vintner’s daughter), is light and noncomedogenic, which means unlike so many other face oils now on the market, it will not cause you to break out. Also unlike so many other face oils now on the market, its blend of potent essential oils actually helps repair your skin while providing hydrating nourishment. I’ve gone back to it sporadically over the past few years, but it’s now back in my daily quarantine rotation because it scores high marks in the only categories by which we should be judging products right now: It makes me feel good, and it works.

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum

$185

VINTNER’S DAUGHTER

Mai Morsch, Associate Market Editor

I have super dry skin and this Avène cleanser is absolutely perfect. After taking off my make up, I apply it liberally and simply wipe off the excess with a damp cotton pad. I find the no-rinse formula really locks in moisture. I’ve also been using Embryolisse for years—nothing has come close to beating it!

Avène Tolérance Extrême Cleansing Lotion

$32

AVENE

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

$29

EMBRYOLISSE

Atalie Gimmel, Social Media Manager

I like to keep things as simple as possible when it comes to my skin-care routine, and this cleanser fits that bill. I’ve been using it every morning for the past five years or so, and my skin has stayed consistently moisturized and overall clear, give or take the occasional stress breakout, of course.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser

$22

KIEHL’S

Carolina Gonzalez, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

I’ve been a big fan of anything Glossier since day one, but I always feel that their real hidden gem is Futuredew. Both serum and oil, it’s moisturizing but not too heavy for my dry skin, unlike other thick oils. Just one pump on my face and there’s an instantaneous dewy glow!

Glossier Futuredew

$24

GLOSSIER

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