The NaturallyCurly Editors are product junkies through and through. Our bathrooms, kitchens, closets, and offices are full to the brim with hair products. So this year when we decided to add skincare into the mix for our Editors' Choice Awards selection process we were over the moon excited. We may or may not have been battling over serums.

The skincare products that made it on our coveted 2018 Annual Editors' Choice List were handpicked by us for you. Scroll down to see what products won, and what you may want to add to your shopping cart!

What we look for

Here are a few (but not all) of the criteria we used to make our decision:

  • Does the product give my skin the nourishment and protection it needs?
  • Would the product replace your Holy Grail product in that category?
  • Ingredients
  • Does the product do what the packaging claims it will do?
  • Does the product have added benefits not listed? What are they?
  • Ease of use and product distribution
  • Packaging and product functionality
  • Innovation
  • Scent

If you're on the search for a new cleanser, mask, eye cream, moisturizer or serum that will work for your skin, check out our 2018 Editors' Choice award winners - and what we loved about them.



Best Foaming Face Wash: Yangu Beauty Cleansing Whip for Oily Acne Prone Skin

Micellar Water (Normal Skin): SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Micellar Water & African Black Soap Micellar Water

If you have oily or acne prone skin, try our winner for the Blemish Prone Skin category, the SheaMoisture African Black Soap and Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Micellar Water.


Mask: Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Hydrating Face Mask

Eye Cream

Eye Cream: Nyakio Quinoa De-Puffing & Firming Eye Cream


Moisturizer (Daytime): Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Illuminating Face Lotion SPF 15

Moisturizer (Evening): SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Hydrating Gelee Moisturizer


Serum: Yangu Beauty Even-Tone Serum

We also tested and voted everything from exfoliators to spot treatments and sunscreens.

Check out the rest of our Editors' Choice Winners.