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    42 Totally Investment-Worthy Skincare Products That Your Skin Will Probably Thank You For

    Trust me, these *actually work*.

    1. The buttery Priming Moisturizer Rich cream by Glossier locks in moisture with shea and murumuru butters. Expect to wake up with firmer, even skin, courtesy of ceramides and the formula's anti-redness complex.

    2. The spectacular Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum stays in my nighttime skincare rotation because it 👏🏾 works 👏🏾. I always wake up with hydrated, radiant skin and less noticeable scarring — especially when used with marula oil.

    3. Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 literally goes ghost the minute you put it on — and that's why we love it. You'll be hard-pressed to find a scentless, invisible, weightless formula that blocks over 96% of harmful UV rays and blue light from your phone.

    4. Lightweight Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb has never done me dirty, and it won't fail you either. It's my favorite lightweight, water-gel day cream because it never leaves me too oily or dry.

    5. The all-star Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment remains one of the most effective, gentle chemical exfoliants on the market. Although it can be used as a mask, just a pump of this is enough to improve your skin's texture by morning.

    6. Solution may be a really vague name for a chemical exfoliator, but don't let that deter you. It's got salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids that are great for erasing acne scars.

    7. The ultra-moisturizing Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask showed me how soft my lips could be. At first, I was ashamed to spend almost $30 on a lip product — but this one is worth every cent.

    The lip mask and spoon

    8. Kate Somerville Recovery Cream comes to the rescue after you go overboard on the treatments or completely strip your skin of all that is good in this world. Peptides, ceramides, and ginger root are here to calm reddish skin.

    A reviewer's jar of the product

    9. The luxurious Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops shield your skin from the nasties lurking in polluted air. Reviewers also like to mix this with their moisturizers for a sunkissed glow ✨.

    The squeezable product bottle

    10. Kate Somerville Lifting Eye Cream is super hydrating and gentle. Crafted in the spirit of Kate's in-office age repair treatments, it has ceramides and algae that help smooth fine lines and reduces dark circles.

    A reviewer with the product on their forearm holding the bottle

    11. Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser delivers cold-pressed antioxidants derived from kale, spinach, and green tea that easily remove makeup, dirt, and help rebalance skin's pH.

    12. Invisible Shield is literally that: invisible. Your skincare routine basically means nothing if you're not using sunscreen. Google "before and after sunscreen" and you'll be relieved this product exists.

    A model dispensing the product into their rist from the pump bottle

    13. Erno Laszlo Firmarine Night Cream contains bio-actives, vitamins, and other great oils to nourish skin. I love this cream because it's not too oily, yet heavy enough for me to wake up with hydrated skin.

    A person with the product on their fingers alongside the jar

    14. Vegan Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel comes through with some amazing results. These pads are drenched with seven acids that'll reduce acne scars and blemishes.

    15. The lightweight, vegan Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum packs 20% percent vitamin C and 10% AHAs to deliver noticeably softer, even skin after every use. Those who struggle with hyperpigmentation or dark circles should certainly peep this 👀.

    The serum, an apple, an orange, a grapefruit, lemon, and more

    16. The Re-Energizing Four-Step Skincare Kit decongests pores and soothes inflammation to support healthy skin. I love that this set left my skin feeling perfectly balanced and hydrated.

    The cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer

    17. Highly-concentrated Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Serum maintains skin by reinforcing the microbiome complex. Use this to protect your skin from damage, irritation, and redness.

    The product bottle

    18. Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask is made with Japanese beautyberries (yes you read that correctly). It multiplies the strength of vitamin C and contains antioxidant protection to avoid UV damage.

    The product jar

    19. Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum can dramatically reduce scarring and acne with the power of squalane and lactic acid while you get your beauty rest.

    A person with acne and clogged pores before using the serum / A person with less acne and clearer pores after using the serum for two weeks

    20. Overnight Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate features a powerful blend of botanical oils that'll protect and restore your skin all night.

    The product bottle

    21. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer is an ultra-lightweight cream that attracts water to your skin! This product is filled with antioxidants, star fruit extract, lotus, and Vitamin E.

    22. Olehenriksen Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum fades scarring with the help of bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol alternative. It also has edelweiss stem cells, and hibiscus flower extract to shrink pores.

    The serum

    23. A Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Serum hydrates and clarifies skin so you don't need to buy several excess products. It's got honey and hyaluronic acid, which are great for all skin types.

    A reviewer holding the serum

    24. Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream can help you achieve the healthiest skin of your life. It's all thanks to Japanese purple rice, an Okinawa algae blend, and more.

    25. Peach-tinted Olehenriksen C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer brings a whopping dose of vitamin C and all-day moisture you can feel.

    The product jar

    26. Purity Made Simple Cleanser by Philosophy upgrades your skincare routine by lifting the dirt and oil from every pore.

    The product bottle

    27. The Milky Jelly Cleanser + Futuredew dynamic duo covers two of the most important steps in your skincare routine: cleansing and moisturizing. These nourishing products are ideal for any time of day.

    28. Vegan, multitasking, oil-free (plus, cruelty-free and gluten-free) BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 is a beloved tinted moisturizer that'll give your foundation a run for its money. First of all, it actually has the [shade] range! It also conatins olive-derived squalene to help you glow from the inside out. Looking to nail a "no-makeup" look and protect your skin? Buy this.

    Several people with swatches of the tinted moisturizer

    29. The clarifying GlamGlow Supermud Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask digs deep to empty pores with a six-acid blend and activated-x charcoal. Tip: don't wash it off until the mask is completely dry.

    30. Enriching, vegan Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask bears the gift of the most antioxidant-dense fruit: maqui. It helps with oxidative stress, dull skin, and dryness.

    31. Uber-absorbable, vegan Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil works well for sensitive skin that needs a little extra something to stay balanced and moisturized. If you're seeking a clean product to reduce fine lines, redness, and blotchiness, this is it.

    32. The leave-on Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask doesn't just protect your lips, it nourishes them. How? Vitamin C, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and a Berry Mix Complex.

    33. Luxurious Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque made this list because it's amazing for kicking out anything lingering in your pores like impurities, dirt, and excess oils with the power of Amazonian white clay and aloe.

    34. Vegan Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi immediately goes to work, soothing and relaxing your skin with ashwagandha (an herb) and fermented reishi (a mushroom).

    The cream

    35. Water-activated La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Cleanser lathers away all the icky things lurking in your pores and causing skin issues.

    36. Rich, vegan First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is quite literally a lifesaver for your skin. Tell your flakes and dry patches, "BE GONE" with this oatmeal and shea butter-infused cream.

    37. Lovely Amorepacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder uses plant-derived enzymes to slough away old cells standing in the way of the young, healthy skin underneath.

    A person holding the product bottle

    38. The potent La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment drains the angriest whiteheads and most persistent blackheads to clear your complexion in a snap.