19 Editor-Approved Skincare Products To Refresh Your Spring Routine

Whether you are trying to curb maskne, brighten dullness, or restore hydration, there are a host of new serums, masks, moisturizers, and mists to help your skin spring ahead.
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Written by Meg Storm
03.19.2021
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Here at AEDIT, our motto is simple: Change of season, change of skincare. And, with the dead of winter in the rear view mirror and the promise spring upon us, now is the time to consider the state of your skin and how you can best treat it as March goes out like a lamb and April showers bring May flowers.

Whether you are trying to curb mask-related breakouts (who isn’t?), brighten a dull complexion, or undo the effects of dry, arid air, the skincare market is bursting with innovative new serums, masks, moisturizers, and mists to help your skin spring ahead. Keep reading for our editor-approved spring skincare picks!

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF

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The latest addition to the brand’s beloved antioxidant portfolio is specifically for acne-prone skin. Silymarin, an antioxidant derived from the milk thistle plant, inhibits the oxidation of the sebum that can lead to breakouts and is paired with 15 percent L-ascorbic acid (read: vitamin C), 0.5 percent ferulic acid, and 0.5 percent salicylic acid to neutralize free radicals, reduce oil production, and refine skin tone and texture. $166, dermstore.com

Ambari Beauty Gold Profection22 Mask

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This potent treatment features adaptogenic reishi, naturally derived alpha hydroxy acids (i.e. glycolic, lactic, malic, and tartaric), and 100 milligrams of soothing CBD to remove dead skin cells, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce premature signs of aging. Five to 10 minutes once a week is all you need to see results. $92, ambaribeauty.com

Aforé by Dr. Few CBD Effusive Soothing Skin Mist

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Touted for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, cannabidiol (a.k.a. CBD) can soothe even the most sensitive skin. This lightweight mist from Chicago-based board certified plastic surgeon Julius Few, MD, features 100 milligrams of water-soluble CBD alongside green tea, vitamin C, and witch hazel to calm and revitalize sensitized and/or tired complexions. $50, aforebeauty.com

i-On Skincare Age Disrupting Skin Cream

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Based on decades of research by Xi Huang, PhD, into the correlation between iron levels and health, this face cream rethinks the role of antioxidants in skincare. The brand’s proprietary “de-ironizing inducer” blend features vitamin C and pearl powder to remove excess iron from the skin. All the while, peptides, sodium hyaluronate, squalane, and portulaca oleracea extract boost collagen production, improve hydration levels, and soothe sensitivity. $125, ionskincare.com

Womaness Let’s Neck Serum

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Specifically developed for the skin changes women experience during menopause, this neck and décolleté serum features seven types of sodium hyaluronate (a hyaluronic acid derivative) to plump crepey skin, plus botanical extracts that tighten and brighten. A cool-tip massage roller makes application a spa-like experience. $25, womaness.com

Algenist Triple Algae Eye Renewal Balm

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Designed to address the many causes (think: genetics, sleep deprivation, hyperpigmentation) and appearances (i.e. dark circles, bags, puffiness, etc.) of under-eye darkness, this multitasking balm includes a triple algae blend and a multi-peptide complex to brighten, smooth, and hydrate the entire eye area. $68, sephora.com

Odacité Montana Harvest Omega Oil Cleanser

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We are big fans of double cleansing to wash the day away, and this vegan oil cleanser is the perfect first step. Formulated with organic hemp and safflower oils that are carefully harvested in Montana, the cleanser is packed with omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids to melt away makeup, sunscreen, and excess sebum. $48, odacite.com

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Glow Serum

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Consider this ultra-hydrating serum a glass of water for your face. The brand's proprietary HydraFence blend features rice and algae extracts that, in clinical studies, offered up to 120 hours of added moisture. What’s more? Hyaluronic acid, ceramide, and malachite complexes plump, smooth, and detox the skin for a dewy effect. $68, sephora.com

Good Light Moon Glow Milky Toning Lotion

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Reset your complexion post-cleanse with this pH-balanced toning lotion that hydrates and exfoliates. Fruit extracts (citrus, coconut, prickly pear, apple) gently slough away dead skin cells, while niacinamide, snow mushroom, oat kernel extract, and meadowfoam seed oil nourish, soothe, and strengthen the skin barrier. $22, goodlight.world

MAЁLYS Get-Sassy Underboob Deodorant

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Deodorant isn’t just for the underarms. As the temperature rises, this aluminum-, talc-, and paraben-free under-boob formula employs cornstarch to keep moisture and sweat at bay. What's more? Aloe juice and cucumber water instantly cool, condition, and refresh the skin. $25, maelyscosmetics.com

Goodhabit Rescue Me Rest + Reset Mask & Moisturizer

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This two-in-one overnight mask and moisturizer is powered by ceramides and bakuchiol and complements the body’s natural regenerative processes to boost moisture levels and repair the damage caused by UV and blue light. You’ll wake up looking like you got eight hours of sleep — regardless of whether you did or not. $48, goodhabitskin.com

Thrive Natural Care Energy Scrub

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Spring often means we’re showing more skin, but removing unwanted hair comes with its own stresses (think: ingrown hairs, bumps, irritation). Thrive’s scrub is made with juanilama and fierillo, two plant-based ingredients with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that’ll unclog pores and help prevent ingrowns when used before shaving. $13, walmart.com

Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Drops

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Consider this lightweight serum that provides a dewy (note: not sweaty) glow a skincare bouquet for your winter-worn dermis. Developed with the brand’s proprietary Dutch Tulip Complex (that’s 28 Dutch plant and botanical extracts), the formula also includes niacinamide, vitamins C, D, and E, and squalane to improve uneven skin tone and texture, reduce redness, and strengthen the skin barrier. $55, credobeauty.com

Mother Dirt AO+ Restorative Mist

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This first-of-its-kind mist harnesses the power of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) — live probiotics that tackle blemish-causing bacteria. Since our daily routine often strips the skin of its essential bacteria, the mist works to restore and balance the microbiome, while being scent-free and good for all skin types. Win-win! $69, motherdirt.com

True Botanicals Chebula Active Immunity Serum

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The hero ingredient in this preventative, protective, and corrective serum is chebula, an Ayurvedic botanical that is new to the topical skincare world. Classified as a ‘cascading’ antioxidant, the bioactive addresses — count ‘em — five signs of aging, including dehydration, dullness, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and loss of elasticity. $90, truebotanicals.com

Merle Norman Cosmetics Skintelligent Toner

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Part of the brand’s Three Steps to Clean line, this toner features a combination of alpine willowherb and ginseng to hydrate, tighten pores, and prep the skin for the rest of your skincare routine. The formula also promises to protect against environmental stressors and pollution with its probiotic technology. $26, merlenorman.com

La Roche-Posay Glycolic B5 Dark Spot Corrector

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Target and treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation without any of the irritating side effects with this lightweight, fragrance-free serum. An exfoliating triple acid complex of 10 percent glycolic acid, kojic acid, and tranexamic acid is paired with soothing vitamin B5 and the brand’s ultra-calming thermal water, making it a suitable option for sensitive skin. $40, ulta.com

Korres Donkey Milk Skin-Purifying 4-in-1 Cleanser

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Affectionately referred to as “miracle milk” in Greece thanks to its high vitamin D content and natural forms of retinol, this cleanser harnesses the skin soothing and smoothing benefits of donkey milk. The soap-free, pH-neutral formula cleanses, tones, and hydrates for noticeably brighter skin. $26, hsn.com

Erborian Milk & Peel Shot Mask

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Few skincare products are as satisfying as a sheet mask, and this two-step option includes both a serum and a sheet. First, apply the enzyme-rich serum to clean dry skin and enjoy an immediate smoothing and softening effect. Once it fully absorbs, place the sesame milk-soaked sheet mask on your face for 15 minutes to further revitalize your complexion. $8, ulta.com

All products featured are independently selected by our editors, however, AEDIT may receive a commission on items purchased through our links.

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MEG STORMis the editorial director at AEDIT.

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