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1.A pack of Rael pimple patches first and foremost, because everyone gets acne sometimes (and always at the worst possible moment)! These'll heal breakouts FAST without causing scarring (or letting you pick). They're gentler than acne cream, speed up recovery to practically overnight, and do all the ~heavy lifting~ for you.
2.Or! A set of Avarelle acne cover patches to tackle pimples when they come in groups...hello, period breakout. They're powered by tea tree oil and calendula oil (all of which are gentle on sensitive skin) to reduce inflammation and absorb pus practically overnight. And! Their extra-large size are READY to defeat multiple *intruders* at once by sunup.
3.A set of Neogen lemon peeling pads that'll seriously upgrade everyone's beauty routine with extremely little effort. The combo of lactic acid, glycolic acid, and lemon, orange, and papaya extracts work together to clear clogged pores, fade scars, and brighten the heck out of your skin. Basically if you want to ✨glow✨, this is for you!
4.A metallic cleansing brush so anyone willing to spend $8 can make their skincare routine feel a little more high-end — without the luxury prices. This bb doubles the effectiveness of your usual face wash by gently exfoliating to remove dead skin, treat breakouts, and reduce excess oil. Talk about multitasking.
5.A Kose cleansing oil for bringing all the perks of (usually expensive) double oil cleansing, even if you use this alone. It'll work overtime to remove stubborn makeup, unclog pores, and get you squeaky clean without the need of a second cleanser. And yes, everyone can from benefit from oil cleansing — even those with oily skin!
6.A Cosrx overnight honey mask, because this'll prove everyone can be ~sweet~ for multitasking — at least when something else is doing all the work. Its formula of natural beeswax and propolis extract work together to hit the reset button on tired, dull skin. Get used to mornings of hydrated, refreshed complexions.
7.A Reddy water-based cream that'll introduce us all to naturally dewy skin (something I previously thought was impossible). Its mild, soft texture creates a coating layer of *glowing skin* that you can either wear alone or as a base for brighter makeup.
8.A Cosmedica hyaluronic serum so you can cheaply treat your skin to this widely loved, holy grail ingredient. It addresses really every general goal that we all have — even skin tones, brightness, hydration, and encouraging our complexion to be smooth and soft. Think of this as an easy-peasy form of skin TLC.
9.A tub of Pond's cold cream cleanser for the only skincare step us lazy folk need at the end of the day. It effortlessly removes even waterproof makeup, moisturizes, and deep-cleanses your pores — all at once. Did I mention how SOFT your face feels after?!
10.A Tarte multitasking clay mask, because this is not one, but TWO masks to mix and match treatments for different skin concerns. The purple formula (great for T-zones) conquers shine by tightening pores and treating blemishes and blackheads, while the gold formula hones in on your cheeks and under-eyes to hydrate, brighten, and even calm redness and inflammation.
11.An Alba Botanica pineapple enzyme facial cleanser that'll give you MAJOR bang for your buck by combining pore-minimizing papaya and pineapple enzymes to reveal fresh, bright skin. Its exfoliating properties will also be great when you have surprise pimples — meaning whether your complexion is clear or mid-breakout, this'll leave you happy, happy, happy.
12.A Jivi moisturizer so you can enlist the help of exclusively all-natural ingredients to not only provide all-day hydration thanks to shea butter, cucumber peel, and aloe vera, but also protect you from the sun with SPF 12 mineral sunscreen. Two things we all need: moisture and SPF (important!!).
13.A set of Bioré deep-cleansing pore strips to draw blackheads, dirt, and oil out of clogged pores from your nose and forehead like a freaking magnet. Deep clean does not even BEGIN to define these. We all have blackheads from time to time — but now we know how to handle 'em 😈.
14.A Valentia organic rose water toner spray for a luxurious midday treat (hello,🌹rose scent🌹) that we could all use after spending about ten minutes at work. And it's not just a ~pretty face~ — it tones and balances redness and irritation, as well as helps to clear breakouts thanks to vitamins A,C, and D. Or! You can just use it to perk up your complexion when it's feeling and looking tired.
15.A Nooni cleansing oil, because this'll end your day with some much-needed pampering we ALL deserve. Its ~jelly texture~ instantly removes makeup and gently brightens skin, meaning you'll never think of washing your face as a nuisance again.
16.A Seoul Ceuticals vitamin C serum that'll nourish all skin types with a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. It'll take care of just about everything: reducing pores and breakouts, targeting discoloration, and making your overall complexion ~brighter~. I think this serum is already more productive than I'll ever be.
17.A double-sided lip brush tool so you can kiss expensive lip masks goodbye in favor of this quick and easy exfoliating tool. Raise your hand if you've ever had chapped lips — ok, EVERYONE. This + your favorite lip balm or scrub = a smoother, happier pucker.
18.An Ebanel drying lotion for killing 👏 that 👏 zit, even if it's not a whitehead yet. No need to panic anymore when you discover an unwelcome pimple — and now you DEFINITELY won't pick (when has that ever helped?!?!) This'll dry it out overnight so you can sleep unconcerned.
19.A Skin Food steam pack, because this'll eliminate clogged pores just by masking your nose (or wherever sometimes needs TLC). It's loaded with volcanic ash and egg protein to control sebum, reduce blackheads, and exfoliate your skin. In three to five minutes, those pesky dots we all get will be a distant memory.
20.A set of Nip + Fab glycolic cleansing pads that'll resurface new skin in no time at all, thanks to their formula of exfoliating 2.8% glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and a light moisturizer. Whether you're mid-breakout or just want *brighter* skin, these are an easy step to add to your routine.
21.A La Roche-Posay foaming facial cleanser so a) you absolutely get your money's worth (just look at the size of that bottle!) and b) you can wash off all your makeup, remove excess oil, and end the day with a fresh face in a few minutes flat. Literally anyone who just wants to get to bed faster is about to QUITE pleased.
22.A wildly popular Kiehl's facial moisturizer made for all skin types to enjoy ~24 hour~ hydration, thanks to its powerful (and non-greasy) combo of olive-derived squalane and glacial glycoprotein — aka what'll quickly make your complexion softer and smoother. Let's all say it together: "ahhhhh".
23.A set of 24K gold eye masks, because if you've never had dark and puffy under-eyes from all-night Netflix binges you are LYING. These bbs are loaded with collagen, vitamin C, and hydrating hyaluronic acid to brighten and soothe under-eyes in no time at all.
24.A Beauty by Earth tinted sunscreen with SPF 20 that'll reward you for remembering the most important product of the day (UV PROTECTION, PEOPLE). It'll *also* even out your skin tone, provide light coverage, and moisturize your complexion in one easy-peasy step.
25.A Radha Beauty rosehip oil so you can conquer truly anything from redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in between. Reviewers use this before bed so they wake up to ✨glowing✨, healing skin! Tl;dr: antioxidants + essential fatty acids = everyone is happy.
26.A Tony Moly green tea watery cream for boosting your skin with a dose of antioxidants and naturally fermented green tea. It's designed to help your skin retain moisture without feeling heavy or sticky, meaning it's gentle enough for all skin types. Reviewers with oily AND dry skin swear this makes their faces feel smoother and softer!
27.A jar of Andalou Naturals pumpkin honey glycolic mask, because this'll help all of us enjoy a *treat yourself* moment that'll leave your skin brighter, smoother, and clearer. Its natural ingredients like aloe vera, pumpkin, and vitamin C are gentle enough for everyone — basically if you want a night in and glowing skin, you just found your new favorite mask.
28.A Youth to the People gel cleanser that'll feed us the superfoods our moms have been trying to give us for years. Specifically designed to suit everyone, this powerhouse blend of green tea, chamomile, kale, spinach, and vitamins A,C,E, and B5 remove daily dirt and toxins, balance skin, and promote a healthy glow — all while cleansing pores. Our moms were....right. Greens are good for us.
29.A Shea Moisture coconut oil so you can use this universally loved solution for EVERYTHING. It removes makeup, hydrates skin, fights shine, counteracts razor burn, and probably everything else you can think of. Head to toe, INDEED.
30.A Dr. Roebuck's anti-pollution serum for protecting your skin from everyday irritants that always find their way into your pores (ESPECIALLY if you live in a city). It's loaded with blueberry extract, amino acids, ginseng, and vitamins A,C, and E to prevent environmental aggressors from dulling your complexion.
You, realizing how RIGHT I am about pollution getting into your skin: