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1.Hydrocolloid Hero Cosmetics pimple patches you should slap on a zit to 1) prevent picking, and 2) speed up the ~draining~ process. If you're looking for a no-frills way to stop cystic acne in its evil tracks, you may want to ~pick~ this product.
2.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.
3.A vegan Acure brightening scrub made with argan extract and chlorella gentle enough to exfoliate acne-prone skin without causing further inflammation or redness. It's also an absolute 🌟 superstar 🌟 at fading scars and brightening complexions.
4.A Cosrx gel cleanser tough on built-up gunk, blemishes, and redness, but gentle enough for even the most sensitive complexions. Looking for a new go-to cleanser? Presenting this pH-balanced option.
5.A non-comedogenic, fragrance-free Cerave moisturizing cream here to fight body breakouts, psoriasis outbreaks, and painful irritation with a vengeance. Time to tell your chest, back, and butt acne that it can run, but it certainly can't hide.
6.A makeup remover towel that is straight eco-friendly magic. Simply add water to this specially knitted cloth before wiping your face like you would with a makeup removing towelette: Lipstick, eyeliner, foundation, and even waterproof mascara will be banished in a jiffy.
7.A gentle Shea Moisture African black soap packed with a generous dose of shea butter, organic oats, and aloe to deep cleanse *and* fight hormonal acne, eczema, and broken capillaries. Heroes? Not all of 'em wear capes.
8.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.
9.A Caudalíe overnight oil for successfully treating dry patches as easy as one-two-beauty sleep. Slather this formula of six plant and essential oils right onto your complexion before bed; wake up to a nourished complexion that serves serious glow.
10.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 👏.
11.A soap-free Cetaphile cleanser suitable for both face *and* body. That's right! This single ~$10 product is here to tackle everything from mascara removal to body breakouts, which means it's about to become the shining star of your nightly shower routine.
12.Cetaphil cleansing cloths that remove dirt, trapped oil, and makeup (*cough* even waterproof mascara *cough*) without simultaneously stripping your face of moisture.
13.A Glow Recipe three-in-one cleanser for removing makeup, hydrating skin, and gradually combatting blemishes in just one blueberry extract-laden step. *begins to hum "Hallelujah" a la Shrek when realizing I won't have to quadruple cleanse*
14.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.
15.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.
16.A thick Weleda lotion made from vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, and calendula flower to hydrate extremely parched skin. Slap some of this on before bed (WARNING: It'll feel a bit greasy upon application) and wake up to a nourished complexion that will make you permanently break up with selfie filters.
17.An Apto celery juice mask your skin will ~eat up~ thanks to how hydrating and non-irritating the green formula is. Celery: Your tastebuds may hate it, but your reactive complexion loves it.
18.Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant to tackle enlarged pores, pesky pimples, and fine lines with a vengeance. It also works OT to gently exfoliate (ta ta FOREVER, dullness) without causing redness or irritation along the way.
19.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 product to seep in more thoroughly. And the best part? It's not even mildly abrasive.
20.A Mario Badescu eye cream to kick fine lines and dehydrated skin to the curb with one ~superstar~ ingredient: chamomile extract. If you're looking for luxury in jar form, look no further than this calming product.
21.A daily face (and body!) Cerave moisturizing cream that checks off all the boxes: it's hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, fragrance-free and packed with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to provide non-greasy, 24-hour hydration.
22.A Sand & Sky body sand, because what do we detest? Stubborn ingrown hairs. Stop picking by way of this surprisingly gentle product (packed with Australian pink clay, coconut and macadamia seed oil, and biodegradable Mica glitter) that exfoliates and smoothes — zero harshness involved.
23.A Youth To The People superfood cleanser for giving your skin a hefty dose of vitamins every night: we're talking kale, spinach, and green tea all conveniently found in this cold-pressed wash.
24.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?
25.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.
26.A Kiehl's facial oil bordering on Harry Potter-grade magic. This squalane, lavender essential oil, and evening primrose oil trio boosts hydration and brightness whilst you sleep, smooths fine lines, and absorbs quickly — aka no more grease on the pillowcase you'll get around to washing...eventually.
27.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 pre-Zzzs. It's even specifically designed for sensitive skin, so rest assured that it will become a welcome addition to your nighttime routine.
28.A hypoallergenic Dove 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 soap-, paraben-, and sulfate-free bottle (it's super moisturizing, to boot).
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.
30.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.
31.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?
My sensitive skin, reflecting on its new nighttime routine: