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The 10 bestselling skincare products of 2021

In a year of upheaval and unexpected change, there was one routine we could all rely on: skincare. From the bathroom shelf stalwarts to the luxury splurges, Ask MECCA! recommendations and bought-it-because-of-TikToks, these hydrating, resurfacing, renewing, glow-giving goodies made us look – and feel – our best.

Here were MECCA’s 10 bestselling skincare products in 2021 – from Beauty Election winners to surprise new launches…

The Icons: bestselling skincare classics

Tatcha – The Dewy Skin Cream

What nourishing, dewy-fying, glow-ifying treasures await within that perfectly purple Tatcha cream ? Evidently, lushly hydrating Japanese superfood extracts that you couldn’t get enough of. Once again voted to the top of the moisturiser category at the MECCA Beauty Election 2021, this bestseller is a perennial favourite for a reason.

Drunk Elephant – Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream

Believe the hype: Drunk Elephant’s moisturiser is as much of a treat as your favourite dessert. Its army of devoted fans rave about the deliciously satisfying texture – ultra-thick and, well, creamy – that’s deeply hydrating, soothing and smoothing whilst still being lightweight. The saviour of dry skin-havers everywhere, it’s no wonder this specialty whip of six African oils had MECCA’s beauty lovers coming back for a second (and third, and fourth) helping in 2021.

Dr. Dennis Gross – Spectralite Facewear Pro

Sleek, celeb-approved and sensationally space age, this device from Dr. Dennis Gross has made its way onto MECCA’s bestsellers list for the second year running. Combining the bacteria and wrinkle-fighting powers of red and blue LED lights, it’s a certified self-care superhero that’s your best friend when the skin clinic is closed. If you know, you know.

Beauty To Go: bestselling travel-friendly skincare

Go-To Transformazing

The sheet mask that launched a beauty empire, Go-To’s staple skin-booster is absolutely drenched in glow-giving goodies – from vitamin C-rich Kakadu plum to niacinamide and AHAs. A true does-it-all wonder, it’s basically a whole skincare routine in one slender, purse (or carry-on luggage) friendly step – which is why it earned its place on MECCA’s skincare bestseller list in 2021.

MECCA MAX SPOT DOTS Blemish Busting Patches

Is there anything more satisfying than popping a pimple? Yes – popping on a Blemish Busting Patch, then peeling it off the next morning to reveal no pimple at all. These overnight sensations from MECCA MAX work to protect skin and promote healing, with reviews raving about their ability to minimise blemishes while you sleep – and even disguise them during the day. They’ll save the day before your next big event.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Another returning favourite from MECCA’s 2020 bestsellers list, the love for Mario Badescu’s spot-busting treatment is real. A vegan lotion that targets and terminates the angriest of breakouts overnight, it not only exfoliates but also draws out impurities (and soothes inflammation). Plus, it’s small enough to take in your overnight bag. Never tried it? Add to cart.

The Newcomers: bestselling new skincare

Glow Recipe Watermelon Dew Drops

TikTok has brought us a lot of things – and not all of them good. But like Noodle the ‘No Bones’ pug, ‘Good soup’ and Olivia Rodrigo, Glow Recipe’s Dew Drops were a major bright spot in a challenging year. A hydrating, highlighting hybrid of makeup and skincare, this versatile wonder can be used under or over makeup to add a glossy, glowy finish. Coupled with the delectably sweet scent of fresh-cut watermelon, it’s the serum of everyone’s dreams.

goop GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel

Fresh, soft, smooth and glowing skin, all while you sleep? The GOOPGLOW Overnight Glow Peel from goop is the answer to your anti-ageing prayers. Formulated with 15% glycolic acid, these high-strength pads dramatically transform mature skin, mimicking the effects of a professional chemical peel. Feel the tingle, see the results!

Mecca Cosmetica Skin Brightening Vitamin C Serum

This powerhouse daily serum from Mecca Cosmetica made a splash when it burst onto the beauty scene this year. The highest possible concentration of stabilised vitamin C, combined with ferulic acid, works to protect skin from environmental damage and reduce signs of premature ageing, while calming vitamin E, aloe extract and panthenol hydrate and soothe.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream

If there was ever a product that lived up to its name, it’s Charlotte Tilbury’s legendary Magic Cream. Combining eight supercharged skincare ingredients – including the brand’s miraculous Bionymph peptide – it’s a supermodel-approved concoction that transforms skin from forlorn to fabulous in five seconds flat. No wonder it soared into our 2021 bestsellers list despite only arriving on our shores in September!

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