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    32 Things That'll Help Even Lazy People Keep A Skincare Routine

    Some of these you can actually do from your bed — AND you still get clear skin?! We are truly blessed.

    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 pack of pimple patches for draining zits overnight and reducing the lifetime of your breakout faster than you can say pop. They take a second to slap on, speed up recovery to practically overnight, and do all the ~heavy lifting~ for you.

    Promising review: "I don’t write a lot of reviews, but I’m just in awe of this product. What are these magical stickers?! After washing my face last night, I put a patch on a new, under-the-skin pimple from hell, and when I woke up this morning all of the pus had been pulled out. My pimple is flush and feels so much better. It’s all but gone." —Matt F.

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.50.

    2. A cleansing brush so you can easily take your regular face wash up a notch. This bb gently exfoliates to remove dead skin, treat breakouts, and reduce excess oil — all in just a few quick scrubs.


    It has two sides: one with fine soft bristles and one with exfoliating rubber pins.

    Promising review: "I use this every other day along with my Japanese face wash and it leaves my skin incredibly soft and clean. I was truthfully surprised to see how much makeup is still left on my skin even after removing it all with makeup remover wipes. It definitely pays to wash your face with this. I love that it's gentle enough for daily use and that the brush is small enough to store anywhere. I definitely recommend it." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45 (available in three colors).

    3. A salicylic acid facial cleanser, because this'll drastically streamline your routine when treating breakouts. Its vegan formula of vitamin B5, rosehip oil, and hemp seed oil deep cleans pores, improves clarity, and softens skin in one easy step. Did I mention it lathers into *pink bubbles*?,

    I suppose you can say it lets you see breakouts through rose-colored glasses. It also brings out a ~natural glow~, thanks to the salicylic acid.

    Promising review: "I love this product! I suffer from some bad acne and I’ve tried many high-brand products and none of them would work for me. When I found this I was so excited! In a week I had amazing results; my face was clearing up and I’ve never been so confident with my skin. I totally recommend — this is a great price and it does wonders!" —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. A Yes to Coconut two-in-one scrub and cleanser stick with charcoal, tomato, avocado, and coconut oil extracts that'll remove makeup, exfoliate away excess oil, treat acne, and moisturize in just a few ~flicks of your wrist~. Tl;dr: stick cleansers are the lazy person's dream come true.


    Promising review: "This is amazing! I have been using this product twice a day for the last two weeks. My blackheads on my nose are completely gone! It also has shortened and prevented several pimples that have tried to pop up. My face has never felt softer and is super moisturized. I’m purchasing another one for my husband." —LJA

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    5. A Body Shop chamomile cleansing butter for completely removing even waterproof makeup while simultaneously refreshing your complexion before you have time to give up. You're about to go to bed fresh-faced every darn night.

    Promising review: "I'm really happy with my purchase. Usually I use coconut oil as an inexpensive and natural makeup remover and this product does the same trick, but it's a lot less messy and a little goes a long way! I highly recommend if you are looking for a quick and easy makeup remover that won't strip away the natural oils in our face or make it too greasy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    6. An Elizavecca night cream packed with skin-loving retinol so you can fight acne, smooth fine lines, and brighten skin tones all while you sleep. If you're good at sleeping (um, YES) then you can handle this moisturizer.

    Promising review: "This is the best product I have ever used on my face! It adds a glow to my skin and has evened out my skin tone. This is an awesome product." —Julie O'Kon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.80.

    7. An Aveeno eczema lotion, because this'll dramatically soothe dry, itchy, and irritated skin courtesy of oat, soy, kiwi, and blackberry extracts. A few swipes of this = instant relief.

    Not to mention 1,227 five-star reviewers already swear by this for treating eczema!

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely amazed at this stuff. I had a terrible allergic reaction and broke out with eczema all over my face (I have suffered with it for years, just never on my face). My eyes were completely swollen shut and red, and my face was peeling, in pain, inflamed, and DRY, DRY, DRY. I tried everything, and I mean everything. I ordered this and nearly instantly felt and saw results. These two pictures (above) are LESS THAN 24 HOURS APART. I've been using it now for three days and my face is 100% back to normal. I really like that this product is a cream versus a lotion, I feel like it helps soak in better and KEEPS the skin hydrated. I 100% recommend." —Kelsey Coultrip

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A Bliss jelly cleansing ball that'll a) make washing your face a heck of a lot more fun and b) reduce your routine to just one simple tool. We now have motivation, thanks to our new friend Squishy.

    Just run it under water and start massaging it onto your face! It'll lather into a gentle face wash with lychee extracts to leave your skin soft and *glowing*.

    Promising review: "I love this face wash! It does a great job of getting all makeup off (I've used it after a wedding when I was wearing a TON of makeup and it got it all off in one wash) and my skin has really cleared up since I started using it. If you read the directions about storage and follow them it will definitely last you a long time. It's inexpensive, fun to use, and I'm so impressed by how well it works." —bostonlarz

    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    9. A Cosrx water toner for answering your prayers by making extra steps the easiest part of your routine. It starts as a cream to lightly moisturize and then transforms into a toner to brighten your skin. Welcome to 2019 where we don't need to choose., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the perfect toner for me. I’m notoriously lazy with any skincare product that requires me to use more than my hands, so this works perfectly. I can honestly say my skin looks better than it has in a long time. It goes on creamy, but sinks into your skin like a liquid and it does hold moisture fantastically." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    10. An Eve Hansen vitamin C eye gel so you can ~perk up~ any puffiness or dark circles with an easy-to-use pump. Basically this'll bring a simple solution for under-eye concerns right to your fingertips.


    This bb will brighten your eye area to reduce puffiness, treat dullness, and boost your skin with collagen and moisture to *smooth* everything over. AND it's vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I usually don't write product reviews, but I had to write this one because this product is amazing! I've been using the product for a few months now and there is less discoloration on my skin, my skin is firmer, and even my small fine lines have vanished. Everyone says my skin looks so clear and has a glow. Even the stubborn dark areas under my eyes have lightened and appear tighter. I could not be more pleased with this product, and I love the fact that they use natural ingredients." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.80.

    11. A Mizon snail repair serum to treat oily, acne-prone skin, boost your complexion with rich nutrients, and deliver soothing, nourishing moisture in a surprisingly *fast* amount of time. It turns out snails are a lot quicker than you are when it comes to bringing out luminous skin.


    How, you say? It's powered by ~snail mucin~ (which, don't worry, is collected in cruelty-free conditions) to address your skin problems (hello, oil and acne), protect it from further damage, and soothe your skin.

    Promising review: "I cannot even begin to describe how much I love this line. This product has actually changed my life. My acne is mostly clear and my face is soft! My fiancé has commented on how I look like I'm glowing so many times. Now I can walk out of the house with hardly any makeup at all. I never thought a product could make that big of a change!" —Heph N

    Get it from Amazon for $12.55.

    12. A Nature Republic cleansing oil, because this'll bring you all the benefits of double oil cleansing even if you use this alone. Its combo of jojoba oil and chamomile extract remove makeup, soothe breakouts, and refresh your complexion without the need for any other face wash.

    Nature Republic

    It also serves as an anti-inflammatory aka what will reduce those pesky breakouts.

    Promising review: "I really cannot say enough good things about this product! I went from dry, flaky skin to supple and soft skin and am so happy with the results! This is hands-down THE best face wash I have ever used. I wish I would have known about it way before now. I use two pumps and that seems to be plenty to really cover my face and remove my makeup. I'm so, so happy with this purchase and will definitely be buying again!" —NiftyNest

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in three formulas).

    Want to learn more about the benefits of oil cleansing? Check out "I Tried A Korean Skin Care Routine For A Month And This Is What Happened".

    13. A Clean & Clear peel-off mask that'll remove clogged pores (goodbye, blackheads) and clear away excess oil and dirt while you sit back and watch an episode of Netflix. AND it's 100% Insta-worthy. You can't ask for much more.


    Wear it for 15-20 minutes! Btw, this is cruelty-free.

    Promising review: 'This mask has really been helping my daughter, as she is dealing with breakouts. It's easy for her to use and she doesn't mind doing it. She uses it several times a weeks. It really does make her forehead less oily." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    14. A Milk Makeup oil stick for hydrating your complexion on-the-go (or just whenever you're too lazy to get up) with apricot, avocado, jojoba, and orange peel oils. Who knew getting a dewy glow required so little of you?

    Promising review: "I don't normally write reviews, but I felt compelled to write about this product. First, let me say that I didn't have high hopes for the hydrating oil stick and thought it might be sort of gimmicky. After trying it the first night with my normal skincare routine I found that it left my skin plump and hydrated the next morning. Then, I tried it underneath makeup and I thought no way was this going to work because I am super oily. After a few hours of wear I noticed that my skin was less shiny than normal and my skin had a beautiful, healthy glow! I could not be more impressed with this product and some of the other Milk Makeup products! This will definitely be a staple in my skincare routine for a long time!" —sarzig

    Get it from Sephora for $24.

    15. A microneedle roller so you can feel like you're on a roll when it comes to creating a fancier routine — but all it really takes is a few quick swipes to see a real difference in your skin! You can combine it with a serum to exfoliate, brighten, and repair irritated skin so that you're left with a dewy glow.

    Basically this is just a much more effective way of applying serum than just with your fingers. It only takes five minutes!

    Promising review: "I've been seeing a lot of positive changes as soon as I started using this. Using with a good topical product is a must. I had a few scars around the cheek area which are now mostly gone. I've also noticed a reduction in my pores which gives my skin a very smooth feel and look. It only takes me ten minutes a day to carry out the treatments (which are painless by the way) and it has benefited me more than I ever thought it would. If you're a beginner like me, I would really recommend this one." —Mark Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    Need a serum? This highly-rated — we're talking 7,461 five-star reviews — vitamin C serum ($19.99 on Amazon) is packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to improve clarity and brighten skin. It promotes collagen production, while the vitamin C synergistically blends with hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E targets fine lines, firmness, dark spots, and most importantly, ACNE.

    16. A Mario Badescu misting trio, because these'll help you spritz your way to clear, happy skin. Each formula addresses a different concern from dull skin to stubborn breakouts — meaning you'll see results before your fingers are tired.

    Let's break down what each bb does:

    * Aloe, cucumber, and green tea: to wake up dull tired, skin, hydrate, tone, and reduce redness in irritated complexions. Also popular for treating breakouts throughout the day.

    * Aloe, chamomile and lavender: to comfort irritated, dry skin, hydrate, overall de-stress both you and your complexion.

    * Aloe herbs and rosewater: to hydrate, and treat dry, uncomfortable skin throughout the day. Also great for refreshing makeup.

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with these sprays! They're super hydrating and toning. I have a nice glow and my skin feels and looks visibly healthier. I spray first thing after my shower then moisturizer with lotion, apply makeup and spray to set it. My niece who is on Accutane recommended these to me, because of her dry skin and I love it." —Jessica Soliz

    Get them from Amazon for $21.

    Learn more about the cult-favorite rose water spray in "This Facial Spray Is $7 And Will Make You Feel Refreshed AF."

    17. An Ebanel peeling gel that'll brighten your skin like never before (I am not kidding). It gently exfoliates away dead skin so your skin is left positively glowing. It's even great for clearing up breakouts — all in one product! Lazy folk REJOICE.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I typically use acid toners and serums that stay on all night. This is the first peeling wash I've purchased. I was somewhat skeptical, but totally amazed that this quickly and painlessly removed dead skin. When I gently massaged this in, the dead skin pilled into a noticeable gunk. It didn't irritate my skin whatsoever even though I use prescription retinoids and other acne treatments. When I got out of the shower, I could see the difference immediately. My skin looked healthier and my pores were visibly unclogged — what had been blackheads were open and clear. The results lasted for around three to four days and then I repeated the treatment. Not kidding! It's magical for me!" —BeautyTipsForBrokeGirls

    Get it from Amazon for $14.25.

    18. A subscription to Facetory sheet masks for essentially the cheapest and easiest way to score cutting-edge Korean skincare with benefits usually reserved for high-end derm brands. Except NOW it's yours for cheap and delivered right to your door. *Cue mischievous laugh*.

    Each kit comes four masks and an insert with tips and explanations of the benefits of each mask! All the luxury of masking, zero of the "what is on my face" mystery.

    Promising review: "It's fun to try out new masks that are well-reviewed by experts (I'm definitely no expert), and I love the subscription model! This weekly face mask tradition has helped banish the Sunday scaries this fall/winter." —Emily Berglund

    Get a curated box from Amazon for $8.90 ($6.23 for the first box; includes four entry-level* masks) or $19.90 ($13.93 for the first box; includes seven premium* masks), both with free shipping.

    See what won best beauty subscription boxes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    19. A bottle of The Face Shop foaming cleanser so you can rely on its rice water to both moisturize and tone before working yourself into a lather. Not only will it shrink pores, reduce oil, and brighten your skin, but also leave your face super soft and hydrated. Get you a face wash that lets you go to bed FAST.,

    In addition to its rice water formula, it contains vitamins A, B and E, minerals, and ceramide to leave your skin soft and hydrated!

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the BEST face wash I have EVER used! I wear a lot of makeup almost every day so all the cosmetics gave me so many skin problems. Redness, acne, blackheads, clogged pores — you name it. I have tried hundreds of face washes, mask, and scrubs, but that would often just make everything worse! I've only been using this for about a week and I am stunned at the results! I will never go back to other skincare products! Even my husband and daughter started the same regimen, because they couldn't believe how AMAZING my skin looks now! It's no longer red, there's no acne, and it's brighter and softer. The prices are all very cheap for the amount of product you get, and a little bit goes a long way. The quality is outstanding! My blackheads are almost completely gone, and my pores have even gotten much smaller! I'm SO HAPPY with this product. It has lifted my self-esteem." —Kim L. Mazur

    Get it from Amazon for $7.17.

    20. An Eva Naturals moisturizer, because this'll provide a lot more benefits than a typical cream with exactly the same level of effort. Its combo of retinol, vitamin E, green tea, and jojoba oil removes dull skin, lightens dark spots, and fights acne. PLUS, it promotes collagen production to brighten your complexion.


    I'm ready for bed after just writing that.

    Promising review: "This cream has retinol which helps prevents blackheads, as well as soften skin. It is has very little scent, has a silky feel, and absorbs into the skin very quickly. I noticed within a day or two my face was much softer. Within a week, the acne problem I had been having began subsiding and only a few blackheads have developed since beginning to use it. I am very pleased, because all the other types of creams I used did nothing to help." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    21. A set of Bioré deep-cleansing pore strips that'll use the power of witch hazel, tea tree oil, and menthol to easily draw blackheads, dirt, and oil out of clogged pores from your nose and forehead like a freaking magnet. Not to mention its formula will shrink and perk up your pores — you just sit on your couch and wait.,

    Promising review: "These are the best. They get EVERYTHING. It's so gross yet great to see all the gunk it gets." —Jenny M.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.99.

    Learn more about how pore strips work in "These Amazingly Satisfying Pore Strips Are A Cult Favorite For A Reason".

    22. A jar of Neogen exfoliating pads for enlisting the help of lactic acid, glycolic acid, and lemon, orange, and papaya extracts to do all of the ~heavy lifting~ for you when it comes to fading acne scars, unclogging pores, and revealing brighter and clearer skin. One quick product = lots of benefits.


    Promising review: "I love these. They’re great as part of my daily Korean skincare regimen, but they’re also amazing if I’m in a hurry and can’t get through all the steps. I would highly recommend these, as I now have brighter skin and they helped with the unevenness I’ve experienced." —Ashley Demby

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in three formulas).

    23. An Acure brightening facial scrub so you can rely on a go-to to exfoliate away excess oil and treat breakouts — all while bringing out a clear, glowing complexion from underneath. Suddenly multitasking doesn't seem so overwhelming...

    Promising review: "I am in LOVE with this facial scrub. I’ve had this for almost two weeks now and I love the way my skin is glowing! I have sensitive skin so I have to really be careful with the products I choose. Even after one use, you start to see a difference. It moisturizes, exfoliates, and leaves your skin smooth. I didn’t even need to apply a moisturizer afterwards! Definitely a must-have!" —Mizza C.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    24. A Glow Recipe green propolis serum, because if you have a skin concern chances are this is the solution. Its healing ingredients soothe inflammation, treats blemishes, and use antioxidants to strengthen your complexion. Dry and oily skin alike benefit from this so your days of trial-and-error are OVER.

    Promising review: "I sought out Glow Recipe products for my extremely dry skin. After finding great moisturizing products, my skin was still red and uneven. I then found this. It’s made a huge difference in the short time I’ve used it. The first night took almost all my redness away and I woke up to the most even skin tone I’ve had in years. Great product." —Kelley E.

    Get it from Glow Recipe for $29.

    25. A tub of Cerave moisturizing cream that'll kick dehydrated, chapped skin's butt. It's so thick yet effective that it's earned the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance, so even if you flake on the rest of your routine, you're good to go.

    Seriously, I did Accutane for six months (an acne medicine that closes your oil glands and makes your skin d r y) and was what I can only describe as a flake monster — this was the only thing that fully moisturized my face! All in one step!

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked! I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaly skin on my face! As a last ditch effort I tried Cerave and it worked! It was much better after two days! It's now a month later and it's still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.04.

    26. A set of Nip + Fab glycolic cleansing pads for resurfacing new skin with just a few swipes, 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.,

    FYI, the witch hazel is there to soothe and tone your skin (to balance out the other exfoliating properties). And if you're a skincare obsessive like me, I don't have to tell you how great a deal $10 is for glycolic acid. Bless.

    Promising review: "I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I'm not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I'll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I've noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!" —Mitzy McMillion

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $6.89.

    27. An Australian Gold botanical sunscreen so you can forget about skipping this (super important!) step. It's non-greasy, easy to apply, and has a matte finish so it'll never leave a shine. AND it won't disturb your makeup. You are completely out of excuses.

    Plus its SPF 50 doesn't mess around — and it's water-resistant and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "Wow — this lives up to the hype. It goes great under my Chanel foundation, provides a great base-foundation, and goes on smoothly right on top. I don't use a primer anymore; just this sunscreen instead. There's no irritation, redness, or stinging after application. I have to use a sunscreen because of retinol use, and this is the best so far." —Dulcinea El Toboso

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (available in four styles).

    28. A ridiculously-popular Aztec Secret clay mask, because this'll vacuum out clogged pores and tough breakouts like never before. A little of this and apple vinegar has conquered thousands of breakouts so there's a good chance that this + an hour of watching TV = an easy solution for you.

    Promising review: "I got this after seeing lots of reviews calling this a must-have skincare product and I absolutely love it! The first week I tried to use it every other day, which in hindsight was a bad idea. Although it minimized my huge painful zits, my skin became red and sensitive for a few hours after each use and was very dry. The second week I decided to only use it twice, once on the weekend, and once on a weekday. This worked much better for my skin. My skin is glowing, healthy, and my zits are smaller, less painful, and less red. This has definitely saved my skin! I would definitely recommend to my friends with oily or combination skin!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon: Aztec Healing Clay for $10.95+ (available in two sizes) and apple cider vinegar for $8.79.

    Want more proof? Check out "This Clay Mask Basically Vacuums Out Your Pores, And BRB I'm Going To Bathe In It".

    29. A Drunk Elephant jelly cleanser that'll totally dissolve makeup and grime in no time at all, meaning you are officially not allowed to skip washing your face. This'll leave your skin so soft and glowing that you might even find yourself looking forward to it.


    Promising review: "I have been cursed with extremely sensitive skin. I get redness in my T-zone and it’s so annoying. I tried this and was amazed by how quickly it takes your makeup off, especially the stubborn mascara and eyeliner. Let’s talk about how my redness was instantly reduced when I dried my face. I’m telling you, if you have that sensitive skin where even when a strand of hair hits your face and you’re breaking out....this cleanser is a miracle worker! It’s worth every penny." —SabiSweetNYC

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    30. A bottle of Teddie Organics rose water toner spray for telling redness and oily T-zones to take a hike and leave you with a dewy, refreshed complexion that lasts allll day — and all you have to do is spritz. If toning seems too time-consuming, consider this your savior.

    It'll also restore your skin's pH balance and absorb excess oil. It's everything you want your toner to do, except now you can use it WHEREVER. Plus it's organic and suitable for sensitive skin!

    Promising review: "I have very acne-prone and sensitive skin that is pale with pink and red undertones. I break out very easily, and my skin is irritated even by the 'sensitive skin' brands and formulas. I have used EVERYTHING under the sun to aid in redness and sensitivity, and nothing has worked to calm flair ups like this. I wake up and my skin is glowing and peachy pale, as opposed to red and blotchy. This rose water has not only improved my skin's redness and overall tone, but it has virtually eliminated any signs on acne. I use before I put on my redness moisturizer and before bed as a refresher. I also find myself spritzing at various times of the day, because the fragrance is so pleasant." —Kathy Pancake

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (available in two sizes).

    See what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    31. A skin-brightening serum so you can fade acne scars and dark spots before they even knew what hit 'em — and before you have time to "forget" to use this. Its vitamin C, salicylic acid, and lactic acid work overtime to even your skin tone with just a few pats of your fingers.


    Promising review: "This is an amazing product to lighten old acne scars! I am almost 40, but have dealt with hormonal acne along my jawline since my teens. I have plenty of reddish purple scars on my very fair skin. The combination of ingredients in this product has helped exfoliate the old scars and dramatically lightened their appearance! My pores appear smaller and my skin feels incredibly smooth when applying lotion. While using this product, I have been able to use only my mineral powder and NO CONCEALER! Fabulous! I'm so happy to have found this!" —EW

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    32. A Clean & Clear spot treatment, because this may be an old school solution to pesky zits, but it WORKS thanks to its 2% salicylic acid acne medication. It'll dramatically reduce swelling, redness, and size while you're asleep. Beauty sleep has never been such a *clear* choice.

    Promising review: "I recently donated my hair and wanted to grow it out fast, so I decided to start taking a biotin product. Unfortunately, they did not mention anywhere that if you have acne-prone skin, it may cause a major breakout. I was left with a horrible breakout and needed something to clear it up fast. Not only does this not dry out your skin, but it helps make zits disappear fast. I saw a noticeable difference every morning when I woke up. After two weeks, my face looked back to normal with minimal scarring! I'm so grateful to have found this product." —Jake

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    Your skin to you when you start to fall asleep with makeup on:


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