Which products are best depends on the skin type of the person using them, but Elle rates La Prairie, Chanel, La Mer and Vichy highly. Marie Claire gives top marks to Givenchy, Perricone MD, Rodin and Garnier. Health.com favors Origins and Aveeno.
Every year Elle puts products through beauty lab tests. As of 2015, the magazine notes that La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil uses algae and alpine botanicals to plump up wrinkles and improve skin's radiance, while Chanel's Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation offers a light tint for a flawless-looking finish. La Mer often gets top marks from beauty magazines for the efficacy of its eye cream and firming face mask. Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream is touted as a winter essential because of the moisturizing value of its hyaluronic acid base.
According to Marie Claire Magazine's independent testing, Le Soin Noir by Givenchy uses black sea algae and wild pansy extract to smooth and firm the skin. Perricone MD's No-Foundation Foundation results in sheer coverage that hides pores and general blotchiness.
Health.com lists Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer among its beauty winners. The moisturizer uses caffeine and ginseng to give the skin glow. For night time, Aveeno's Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream uses soy and vitamin B to brighten the skin.