Last year might have felt like R.E.M. was humming about the end of the world as we know it, but rest assured: 2021 has been infinitely better, especially when it comes to new skin-care products. Over the last 16 months, while "skinimalism" continued to trend on TikTok, product development teams were hard at work innovating the best-of-the-best formulas to help you put your best face forward as we slowly but surely enter back into the world.
From countless brands taking more concerted steps toward sustainability to products that deliver the "less is more" trend to your doorstep - not to mention a single face cream that Jennifer Lopez swears will get you her glow (fingers crossed) - 2021 is all but guaranteed to bring brighter days to your skin-care routine.
If the upcoming skin-care launches ahead are any indication, it's the start of a new world in beauty as we know it - and you'll feel fine.