In the quest to send a person to Mars or reach a definitive solution to the reusable straw debate, 2018 wasn’t our year. But in beauty, these past 12 months have been an innovation goldmine.
This year brought some of the coolest launches in every category — we’ve seen fun new makeup textures, innovations in skin and hair care, and groundbreaking ingredients that solved our problems with just a swipe, spritz, or comb-through. We’ve asked editors to share their favorite beauty products of 2018 — the ones that transformed our skin, revived our hair, and worked magic everywhere in between. Check them out, ahead.