It’s been two years of strides and setbacks, and although we haven’t completely figured out what life looks like postpandemic, our beauty routines have adjusted accordingly. We’ve become experts at applying mask-proof lipstick and found the best hand creams to combat dryness from constant handwashing. Some of us have found ourselves back in spas and salon chairs, masked and vaxxed, while others are still mastering the art of at-home dye jobs and DIY manicures.
As going-out makeup slowly but surely makes its return and skin-care continues to give us some much-needed self-care, Glamour’s 2022 Beauty Awards is dedicated to defining beauty on your own terms, whether that means rediscovering basic products you may have put down during the last two years or playing with bold TikTok trends like hyper-bright blush or colored graphic eyeliner. Our trusted panel of judges spent months narrowing down this list—with some help from Glamour readers—to find the greatest innovations in skin care, makeup, and hair. Here we present the beauty products bringing newfound life to our routines, to make our “new normal” feel a little bit more, well, normal.
Best Toner: Mediheal Baobab Soothing MoistureToner
I’m obsessed with this toner, an ultra-hydrating formula that helps strengthen and support the skin’s moisture barrier. It’s formulated with five different forms of ceramides, eight forms of hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and peptides. If you’re suffering from dry, chapped, sensitive, or irritated skin, this toner is exactly what you need. But it’s a treat for all skin types. —S.G.