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Top 5 Skincare Products of 2020

We dedicate 30 days into reviewing each individual skincare product and while most products are effective, there’s a few that are extraordinary and needs to be included in our top 5 skincare products of 2020 list!

But, before getting into the top 5 skincare products we’ve reviewed, let’s start with our favorite skincare product of 2020.

Skincare Products Reviewed By Skincare Weeklies In 2020 Flat
Collection of skincare products reviewed by Skincare Weeklies in 2020.

What was our favorite skincare product of 2020?

Our favorite skincare product of 2020 was a bit surprising.

Before starting the review, we thought this skincare product looked a bit “boring” and wasn’t going to bring about any real changes to the skin.

But luckily for us, DHC Deep Cleansing Oil proved us wrong.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Product Photo
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil – our favorite skincare product of 2020.

Initially, we doubted the “double cleansing” process but after using DHC Deep Cleansing Oil for 30 days, we experienced 2 important reasons why cleansing oils should be a part of your skincare routine:

  1. Gently remove blackheads.
    • Yes, cleansing oils extracts blackheads and helps pores “look smaller” while improving the appearance of the skin.

      However, the key word is “gently“.

      As blackheads were extracted naturally during the double cleansing process, there was no longer a need to squeeze blackheads with fingernails!
      Think about the pimples and blackheads you’ve squeezed with your fingernails and all the scarring, redness and irritation that it caused.

      Wouldn’t it be amazing to have clearer skin, without the redness and inflammation?
  2. Easily wash off stubborn makeup, waterproof and mineral based sunscreen.
    • There’s no excuses not to apply sunscreen daily anymore.
      If you’ve avoided using sunscreen because it’s absolutely annoying to wash off, then cleansing oils are a must!

      Remember, chemistry shows that “oil dissolves oil“, which is why cleansing oils are so effective at melting away mineral and oil based products.
    • Here’s a tip:
      Try using cleansing oils the next time you clean your makeup brush.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Bottle Sideways

Remember, applying sunscreen is an essential step in any skincare routines.

A skincare product that helps the skin look its best while also making sunscreen easier to use definitely stands out, which is why DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is our favorite skincare product of 2020!

However, this cleansing oil did not make it into our top 5 skincare products of 2020 list.


30 DAY SKINCARE PRODUCT REVIEW

Closeup of Blackheads on the Right side of Nose

See how DHC Deep Cleansing Oil transforms the skin in just 30 days!


Skincare Weeklies Top 5 Skincare Products of 2020

We’ve reviewed many skincare products throughout the year and while most helped improve the skin to some degree, there was a few that completely surprised us when comparing the before and after results.

Skincare Products Reviewed By Skincare Weeklies Group 2020
Small collection of skincare products reviewed in 2020.

Remember, unless otherwise noted, we use only 1 skincare product for each of our 30 day skincare product reviews.

This helps us see how effective these skincare products really are when used on their own and not in a full skincare routine.

Be sure to click the links to see our full 30 day reviews for each of these products!

TOP 5 SKINCARE PRODUCTS OF 2020

1. CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum

Picture of CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum Bottle
CeraVe
Skin Renewing Retinol Serum

What we loved: A gentle retinol serum that delivers unbelievable before and after results in only 30 days.

2. Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream Product Photo
Drunk Elephant
Protini Polypeptide Cream

What we loved: This facial moisturizer combines powerful skincare ingredients such as peptides and plant-based stem cells to form a lightweight product that visibly supports loose skin.

3. The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% Bottle
The Ordinary
Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

What we loved: The Ordinary combines two incredibly powerful skincare ingredients to create a serum that dramatically improves and lightens dark spots in just 30 days.

4. SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence

SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence Bottle
SK-II
GenOptics Aura Essence

What we loved: SK-II’s brightening serum gradually improves skin tone over time while still being gentle on the skin. This lightweight serum goes on smooth and keeps the skin hydrated for a surprisingly long time.

5. First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub

First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA Bottle
First Aid Beauty
KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub

What we loved: This has been the most effective skincare product for Keratosis Pilaris we’ve reviewed so far. If you have “chicken skin“, see how using this body scrub twice a week can help reduce the KP bumps significantly!


The price of these skincare products ranges anywhere from $10 all the way to $245.

However, expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better and one of these products delivered a surprising amount without breaking the bank!


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    What was the Best Value Skincare Product of 2020?

    It’s no secret that skincare can get expensive.

    But, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a quality skincare routine has to be costly.

    Of all the skincare products that we reviewed in 2020, we felt that CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum delivered the most value for the price.

    Picture of CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum Bottle
    CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum

    If you’re familiar with CeraVe and their extremely popular Moisturizing Cream w/ Ceramides, then you might know that this brand offers quality skincare products that’s relatively affordable.

    CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum is no exception.

    We were absolutely surprised to find out that this retinol serum is jam-packed with active skincare ingredients and seeing the 30 day before and after results showed just how effective this serum can be.

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