As tempting as it is to fully set your sites on the new year and all the buzzy hair, makeup, and nail trends set to come with it, we are still very much in 2022 for the time being — and that’s actually a good thing. The tail-end of the year is when beauty brands seem to release their very best stuff: the rich moisturizers, the opulent winter scents, and the smartest-designed sheet masks to name but a few. In fact, the best new skin care products of November 2022 might actually end up ranking among the year’s best. The new year is going to be a seriously exciting one, but there’s still plenty of magic to be found in the here and now.
This month, level up your routine with high-performance newbies that take the guesswork out of getting results. Winter skin-saving hydration comes in many forms, from a thick, enveloping cream mask to a body oil that actually works while you shower. If you’re dealing with acne (hello, friends!), powerful new cleansers, toners, and targeted patches make quick work of stubborn spots — without totally stripping skin, too. Ahead, the very best new skin care products of the month.