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    31 Nightly Skincare Products For Sensitive Skin

    Be gone, irritation. Please let the door hit you on your way out.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A noncomedogenic, fragrance-free CeraVe moisturizing cream that you should've started using, like, yesterday. This formula contains salicylic acid, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin D — all of which provide light exfoliation so your skin can retain more moisture, plus it's super effective at combatting (and calming) everything from psoriasis to body acne.

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    Promising review: "I get back acne, but it's also extremely dry, itchy, and my skin is very sensitive. This cream is amazing! It has reduced my back acne significantly while also being incredibly moisturizing. It also makes my skin so soft! I give 5 stars!" —RosaRoe

    Get it from Amazon for $17.28

    2. A Caudalie grape water mist extracted from Bordeaux grapes, so consider this the expensive bottle of ~vino~ for the happy hour that is your nighttime skincare routine. A finishing spritz of this = a post-cleansing toner, a boost of hydration, reduced redness, and soothed rosacea.

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    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin and have been struggling with breakouts. I’ve needed to go to very gentle products that don’t weigh my skin down or strip it-a really hard thing to actually accomplish. I’m loving this line, and especially this product because it lets me moisturize my face with it over doing it. I live on the coast so there’s a ton of moisture in the air. I don’t need an actually moisturizer most days. Paired with a gentle cleanser and the occasional honey mask, and my skin is finally calming down and looking decent again." —elizabetheva

    Get it from Amazon for $10+.

    3. A Cetaphil purifying mask for anyone who struggles with excess oil, hormonal acne, and major sensitivity. You're not alone! Unlike other bentonite clay formulas on the market, this one is shockingly gentle (yet still effective!) and won't cause breakouts, uncomfortable dryness, or severe redness.

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    Promising review: "I, like many others, have sensitive skin and can't use the majority of the clay masks out there in similar price points. I received this one and tested it out after washing my face with my gentle cream cleanser. This mask does NOT dry out on your face so you wash it off with a clean washcloth and it leaves your skin feeling clean but not dry. I was pleasantly surprised it did not make my face pink or red like all the other clay masks I have used do. I highly recommend this for anyone with sensitive yet dry/oily skin." —J K

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    To read her full review, check out "I'm Obsessed With Cetaphil's Purifying Clay Mask And, Honestly, I Just Want To Talk To Someone About It."

    4. A gentle raved-about Vanicream body wash because the heavily perfumed suds you've been using are irritating and drying — ergo, the time has come to *finally* swap in this dye-, fragrance-, and sulfate-free bottle (it's super moisturizing, to boot).

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    Promising review: "I was diagnosed with sensitive skin and perfume allergy and this is the only product that does not make me itch. All other fragrance-free advertised products still contain fragrance right in the ingredients. I was also impressed with the silky smoothness of this body wash and the fact that it didn’t completely dry out my skin. This has been a total game-changer for me." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. An alcohol-free Thayers witch hazel toner for tackling all of your skincare concerns at once: We're talking acne, redness, unevenness, and dullness. Plus, this rose petal-infused wonder won't leave your skin feeling taut *and* is an expert at removing those pesky last traces of makeup.

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    Promising review: "I just added this toner to my nightly skincare routine and I’m very happy with the results! My sensitive skin has not reacted negatively, (I only use it at night as my skin is not very oily). I can really feel the effectiveness when I take off all my makeup at the end of the day. My face feels so clean and I love the smell!" —maxinista xx

    Get it from Target for $10.99.

    6. A La Roche-Posay gel cleanser with a favorite five-letter word: C-L-E-A-R. This salicylic acid wash targets (and destroys) blackheads and whiteheads while ridding surface oil by up to 47%, which basically means that I've peaked into my crystal ball and looked into your future. I'm seeing a potential lottery win and, oh yeah, a breakup with breakouts.

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    It's also surprisingly gentle enough to use twice a day, meaning you'll be able to attack acne in the a.m. *and* the p.m. without making your complexion overly dry.

    Promising review: "I was lucky enough to have clear skin in high school so I never understood how awful acne really is. When I was about 21-22 years old, I switched to a birth control implant, and that thing wreaked havoc on my entire life. I suddenly had horrible cystic acne. Not only did it make me self conscious and uncomfortable, but it was actually so painful — laying on my pillow hurt my face! To top it all off, my skin was also dry, and irritated. I tried every skin care line on the market for about two to three years, with no, or very little, results. Finally, I found La Roche-Posays skincare products. Within four days, the inflammation decreased, the redness was fading, and my skin felt less dry. By two weeks, my skin was practically clear! I have been using this product for about four to five years now, and I haven't had a single outbreak, EXCEPT for the time I wanted to try a different product to save money. Huge mistake, one I will not make again." —LadyHawke

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. A Bliss jelly peel exfoliator because we all deserve skin softer than a baby's butt, and this delivers. Papaya and pineapple enzymes lift away dead, flaky skin to reveal a smooth canvas that allows the rest of your products to seep in more thoroughly. And the best part? It isn't irritating.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is great! You can actually feel the dead skin it pulls up, which is kinda gross but 100% awesome! I have super sensitive skin so I was worried that I would react badly to this peel, but it’s so gentle. I only use it two times a week max but it always makes me look like I’m glowing when i get out of the shower." —Jackie H 93

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    8. A vegan and cruelty-free Awake Human moisturizer that prides itself on being free of icky chemicals that you probably (in my case, definitely) can't pronounce. Aloe, jojoba, green tea, shea butter, and sweet almond oil work in harmony to nourish your complexion, plus it's available in an unscented formula for anyone with a sensitive nose.

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    Promising review: "I have combination skin that's really sensitive to synthetic ingredients. This is the first moisturizer I've found that does a great job keeping my skin hydrated with natural ingredients without it feeling greasy or like it's sitting on top of my skin. It's also great under makeup! It seems to help my makeup look great all day." —Oliveberry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. A CeraVe moisturizing lotion free of irritating fragrances and oils *and* suitable for face and body, so you can feel confident knowing your skin won't react with every slather. More than 20,000 (!!!!) reviewers swear by this formula for moisturizing their sensitive skin — no redness, no breakouts, and it's particularly great for soothing body acne.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this product!!! I have combination, sensitive, acne-prone skin that is now aging. I've searched for a facial moisturizer all my life and never found one that I actually liked. High-end, low-end; it either caused breakouts, was too greasy, not enough moisture, etc. I've also always tried to go with natural products, but they either didn't work or had coconut oil that caused breakouts. For me, this is a HOLY GRAIL product! I've never said that about any product I've ever tried (which is a lot!!!). I use this on my face, neck and chest daily. Gives me the perfect amount of moisture without being greasy. Plays well with all my makeup, too." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $11.62.

    10. An Ancient Greek Remedy facial oil truly designed to be a skincare jack-of-all-trades. This blend of extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, grape seed oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E does all the following: softens skin, helps heal acne, lightens dark spots, and is super moisturizing. *adds to cart immediately*

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    It can also be used to moisturize cuticles, strengthen nails, and can be used on dry, itchy scalps that have begun to flake.

    Promising review: "I have combination skin on my face, my scalp gets dry, and I get mild eczema on my ankles, calves, arms and hands, AND my hair is oily at the root and dry on the ends. However, after using this product for three months, ALL of those problems are gone!!! I have clear and healthy skin on my face. No embarrassing flakes on my shoulders. No combination oily / dry skin anywhere. It smells GREAT. It's gentle and free of harmful chemicals and parabens. My hair is NOT oily, and the ends are nourished and healthy. It's safe to use on my children and my bf's daughter who has severe eczema. I could go on and on about this product. I really could. I wish there were more stars to give them. Everyone that uses this (at my house) raves about it as well. Try it out and I swear you will NOT be disappointed." —Crystle D

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. An oat and vitamin E Aveeno shave gel safe enough for even the most sensitive, temperamental complexions. More than 5,000 reviewers swear that this noncomedogenic formula is great for combatting razor bumps, plus no added fragrances means no irritated nostrils.

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    Promising review: "I have very sensitive, dry skin, especially in the winter; sometimes so dry, I get painful patches on my legs. I always get razor bumps on my legs, under my armpits and delicate areas. I needed something to combat this so I figured I'd try Aveeno and upgrade my razor. This shave gel is like NOTHING I've ever used before. The color, texture, and consistency is something I haven't come across in a shaving cream/gel. No more razor bumps!" —Norma

    Get it from Amazon for $3.64.

    12. A Banila Co cleansing balm that is to makeup what water is to the Wicked Witch of the West — it'll have your foundation, mascara, and lipstick melted off your face with just a few quick swipes. This transforms from a solid balm to an oil and is free of any artificial fragrances or alcohol, which means so 👏 long 👏 irritation 👏.

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    Promising review: "THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL! This is THE product for girls who have extremely oily sensitive skin and are lazy when it comes to taking your makeup off at night. It takes off thick harsh makeup AND washes your face completely clean at the same time. Saves so much time and feels good massaging it into your face. Literally two steps in one." —Jazzmine Mills

    Get it from Amazon for $16.50 (revitalizing blue jar).

    13. A daily Vanicream moisturizer ideal for both face and body. If you've ever struggled with eczema, itchy skin, or clogged pores, then this paraben-, formaldehyde-, dye-, and fragrance-free product is bound to become your new holy grail.

    on the top portion a person with patches of dry skin around their eyes and on the bottom the same person with significantly less dry skin
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    Don't believe me? Believe the 5,000+ positive reviews.

    Promising review: "I have struggled with very persistent eczema for years and this product has been a godsend. I have never had any irritation from this lotion and it has gone miles towards healing my rashes and open wounds. I have used this religiously for about two years now and I am never going back!" —Lauren B.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.76.

    14. Pod-sized nügg face masks formulated with camellia seed oil, spirulina extract, and aloe juice for much-needed moisture. That means that your skin will be hydrated, dewy, clean-feeling, and awake — even if you got three minutes of sleep last night and have had no more than three sips of water in several days.

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    Promising review: "This is a great product for sensitive skin! My skin is extremely sensitive, and my skin concerns include redness and dryness. Using these masks have helped with both of these issues. The consistency of these are a bit thick, and they’re very hydrating. One of these pods have enough product for several uses (about three to four uses for me), and a tip on how to store these opened pods is just use a bobby pin to keep them shut! It worked perfectly for me." —Helen

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six colors).

    15. A noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic Aveeno daily scrub packed with soy extract to exfoliate (tldr; goodbye dullness and dead skin) while an impressive blend of jojoba and castor oils leave you soothed and moisturized. Victory! The best of both worlds is yours.

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    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone skin and many products just make my skin worse. This is one of the few scrubs that I can actually use every day and it does NOT break me out or irritate my skin. Plus, it really does help to gradually brighten my complexion and give a more radiant look. It will not happen overnight, but with regular use, you will see a difference. It took a couple months for me with daily usage (once a day, most of the time in the shower). I love the consistency and how gentle the scrub is. I don't have to worry about it agitating my skin or any active breakouts." —ChalmondFashew

    Get it from Amazon for $5.64.

    16. A luxurious Dove body polish that enlists the help of crushed macadamia and rice milk for skin smoother than a baby's behind — and unlike most exfoliators, this formula won't leave your complexion feeling dried out or irritated. This ~$7 products turn bathing into a truly luxurious ritual.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been struggling with extremely dry and sensitive skin for the longest time and I figured it had to do with the soap I used in the shower. Turns out I was right! First of all the smell is absolutely amazing. Like I feel PRIVILEGED to bathe in it. I was afraid it would be too strong or artificial but it was absolutely divine. Secondly, I thought the texture was interesting because it’s like a whip but there seems to be small balls to exfoliate without over stripping the skin which is very important for people with sensitive skin like me. After a couple uses I was BLOWN AWAY by the results. I have never in my life felt my skin feel so moisturized and soft after stepping out of the shower." —Ava

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94.

    17. Versed brightening solution, because what's worse than acne? Acne scarring. Just a daily swipe of this four-acid complex will lead you to greener pastures (the greener pastures = lightened dark spots, no more dullness, and a more even complexion overall).

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    FYI: This vegan and cruelty-free product is packed with lactic, glycolic, azelaic, and kojic acid.

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin and I am always hesitant to try new products but wanted to give this a try because my previous toner had run out. To my surprise, it's very gentle on my sensitive skin and has helped to brighten dark spots! For the price, you can't beat this deal. I use this daily after cleansing my face." —Peacelovemia

    Get it from Versed for $17.99.

    18. An Avene cleanser lotion compared to ~the touch of an angel~ by one satisfied reviewer. This gentle, no-rinse formula uses plant-based cleansing agents to do a heck of a job when it comes to removing impurities without disrupting your skin's barrier. Simply apply it with a cotton pad, use a tissue to remove it, and voila.

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    Just a note that if you're wearing heavy makeup, you'll want to use an additional makeup remover before applying the above cleansing lotion (we recommend #30 on this list, the La Roche-Posay micellar cleansing water).

    Promising review: "This feels like the touch of an angel. This is literally the most gentle cleanser I’ve ever used, especially around the eyes (I’m a daily contact lens user so I touch my eyes often). This cleanser has the best of both worlds. It doesn’t sting and feels like a lotion, at one point I had forgotten to rinse it off my face (had to help family member with something). Took me 30 minutes to realize that I didn’t rinse off my face and I didn’t moisturizer my face either BUT IT FELT HYDRATED." —SecondaryBooks

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    19. First Aid radiance pads that makes dewy skin as easy as grab, swipe, and toss. These rounds are infused with lactic and glycolic acids to speed up cell turnover (hello, exfoliation) while ingredients like cucumber, Indian gooseberry, lemon peel, and licorice root truly deliver on their promise of glow.

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    Promising review: "I started using this product months ago when I started noticing clogged pores and tiny bumps on my cheeks. This product has been a life-saver! Not only did this help eliminate my clogged pores, but it leaves my face glowing! I have very sensitive skin and haven't had any issues with it." —Melissa House

    Get a pack of 28 from Amazon for $17+ (available in three sizes).

    20. A CeraVe exfoliating cleanser gentle enough for even the most sensitive complexions. Salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin D pick up dead skin cells (the kind that cause gunk build-up) to prevent acne outbreaks — but this is still noncomedogenic, so your complexion won't feel overly tight *or* break out even further.

    on the left a person with moderate acne across their chin and jaw and on the right the same person with significantly less acne
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    Promising review: "Best cleanser I have ever used!!! And believe me, I've tried everything... My skin feels really clean. I noticed a difference in my skin immediately! I like that it is foaming/sudsy and a little goes a long way. Never over dries. Since I've become diligent about washing every night and morning, I have zero blemishes. Great cleanser for sensitive, sometimes dry, acne-prone skin. I also suffer from KP (keratosis pilaris) on the back of my arms and this cleanser has cleared it up almost completely. I will never buy anything else! This is my go-to, holy grail cleanser." —Mrs852

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    21. A Bliss moisture cream so you can keep consistent dehydration at bay by using this soothing rose water and nourishing colloidal gold duo every night before hitting the hay. It's even specifically designed for sensitive skin, so rest assured that it will become a welcome addition to your nighttime routine.

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    Promising review: "This is an amazing product and great for super sensitive skin. My skin reacts to everything, but this is calming and a great moisturizer." —Kimberly Harrow

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A Pond's cold cream cleanser that is *the* definition of tried-and-true. This inexpensive cult product is hypothetically the only item you need in your skincare arsenal: Just a few quick swipes will dissolve makeup and give your skin a hefty dose of moisture.

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    Promising review: "My favorite cleanser of all time! Keeps my skin hydrated without leaving excess oil. Also, I have VERY sensitive skin and Pond's causes no rashes or tingling/burning sensation at all." —Target Reviewer

    Get it from Target for $4.99.

    23. An eco-friendly Makeup Eraser so you can put down the disposable wipes and look toward greener pastures, i.e. helping the environment whilst cleansing your skin. This seemingly simple cloth actually swipes off all your makeup when combined with a bit of water — and yes, that includes waterproof mascara.

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    Plus, you can throw this in the wash when it starts to get super dirty *and* rest assured that it has a life of up to five years.

    Promising review: "THIS. THING. IS. AMAZING. I have literally never had clearer skin. It does exactly what it says it does, erases your makeup. Waterproof or not, it all goes away with just a little water and a little bit of scrubbing. I will forever be amazed by this. Never buying another makeup remover product again." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    To learn more, check out "We Tried The Makeup Eraser That Claims To Remove All Your Makeup With Just Water".

    24. A hypoallergenic Glossier gel cleanser because you'd love to double cleanse, but you lack the energy. That's okay! This gentle-but-effective cleanser will literally ~melt~ makeup, oil, and gunk off your face — just add a few pumps to wet skin, cue mini facial massage, rinse, pat dry, and go to sleep. Only about .5 seconds have passed.

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    Promising review: "I have really sensitive skin and this is amazing. SO smooth and gentle enough to not cause breakouts, but still strong enough to get rid of the dirt and gunk in my pores after a long day. If you're gonna buy anything from Glossier, it should be this." —Hufflebucky

    Get it from Glossier for $9+.

    25. A moisturizing Avène skin recovery cream designed with sensitive skin (the kind that gets extremely red at even the mention of a new ingredient) in mind; this combination of thermal spring water and amino acids are even gentle enough for rosacea and eczema.

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    Promising review: "This is a holy grail product for me, I don't know what I would do without it. It is perfect for my ultra sensitive skin! I have over 30 contact allergies and this is the only product that works for me and keeps my skin from drying out and flaking." —Bridget

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    26. Cetaphil cleansing cloths you'll want for those nights in which you are way too tired to cleanse, tone, and moisturize. These remove dirt, trapped oil, and makeup (*cough* even waterproof mascara *cough*) without simultaneously stripping your face of moisture.

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    Promising review: "I have super sensitive skin and have to be careful with anything I use. I use Cetaphil face lotion so I figured I’d give their cleansing cloths a try to help remove makeup (since every other makeup remover I’ve tried either has reacted with my skin or hasn’t done crap), and I haven’t looked back yet. The cloths are gentle enough that they aren’t irritating but remove even my most stubborn waterproof makeup. They’re not too moist that they drip when you pull them out of the package, but they have enough moisture to be refreshing. I don’t really notice a scent so if there is one, it’s very subtle." —apsucheme09

    Get two packs of 25 from Amazon for $10.99.

    To learn more, check out "9 Life-Changing Beauty Products You Need To Try ASAP" (#3, to be exact).

    27. A Mario Badescu mild toner packed with aloe vera to soothe irritated skin and (*important*) contains no alcohol, meaning no extreme dryness or flare-ups will result from use of said product. So I guess it is easy being green?

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    Promising review: "I have super sensitive, rosacea prone skin and this is the ONLY toner that I have found that cleans my face but doesn't irritate or dry it out." —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    28. A three-in-one Fresh gel cleanser that removes makeup, impurities, and lightly tones thanks amino acid soy proteins (for elasticity), cucumber extract (for soothing), and rosewater (for balancing and calming). I guess not every rose has a thorn, eh?

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    Promising review: "Guys, this cleanser is unreal!! I used to spend $13 on eye-makeup remover pads and $15 on face makeup-remover wipes every three weeks. This product in the long run has saved me money and leaves my skin with a nice glow without drying me out. So awesome. I have super sensitive skin and this doesn’t irritate it at all." —joclow20

    Get it from Sephora for $15+ (available in three sizes).

    29. A concentrated Dermalogica serum with an impressive ingredient list: we're talking oat, glycerin, and evening primrose oil. This powerful trio hydrates and calms even the most irritated skin, so you can finally say "Let the door hit you on the way out" to redness and inflammation.

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    Sephora

    Promising review: "Love this! I have fair, sensitive skin and this really calms it down. Soaks in nicely, has a soft finish, smells great, and even cleared up some of my breakouts!" —BexPlm

    Get it from Sephora for $60.

    30. An oil-free La Roche-Posay micellar water that is tough on makeup but surprisingly gentle on sensitive skin, meaning you won't experience extreme dryness or a sudden acne outburst after quickly removing your foundation pre-ZZZs.

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    Promising review: "This gets off ALL the makeup and my face feels very clean and moisturized. Also, I tend to be allergic to everything (aloe, seaweed...) and have super hyper sensitive skin, and this does not cause any negative reactions. I think I'll be a customer for life, I'm truly very impressed with this product." —Kelly N.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    31. A First Aid Beauty leave-on mask, because it's about time you permanently break up with redness and irritation. Star ingredients include calendula and arnica flower extracts, both of which ~speed up~ recovery and soothe even the most reactive complexions.

    reviewer photo of face mask labeled "Fab Pharma arnica relief and rescue mask"
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Holy grail of face masks! I have very sensitive skin and avoid moisturizers and masks until I tried First Aid Beauty. This mask will always be a part of my routine from now on. I don't use very much and use it in my p.m. routine. I wake up to soft glowing skin and it's well worth the price." —cstep

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    To learn more, check out "Just 11 Things To Try In February." (#11)

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