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    34 Skincare Products That'll Make You Think, "Well Now I Need To Try That..."

    And once you try them, you'll likely think, "whoa, I should've done that sooner..."

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    1. A zinc mineral sunscreen that's at the top of this list because your skin produces its own ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and cleanses and exfoliates itself. But what doesn't it do? Protect itself from sun damage that can lead to acne, pre-mature aging, and even skin cancer. So, do yourself a favor, and wear sunscreen every day.

    the sunscreen in its tube, next to the product packaging

    2. A St. Tropez self-tanning mousse to be your saving grace from winter paleness without the added UVA and UVB damage that traditional sun tanning brings.

    3. A squalane and marine algae eye cream, because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest, meaning that it's prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles quicker than anywhere else on the face. Vegan squalane mimics the skin's natural oils, while marine algae peptides help to build new skin cells, effectively smoothing out the under-eyes in a jiffy.

    a person's eye before and after using this cream for 14 days. there is a visible reduction of fine lines around the eyes

    4. A vitamin C glow toner to ramp up the glow factor on your skin's complexion. This toner contains brightening vitamin C, plus chemical exfoliators to slough off the dead skin cells that are in the way of showing off your glow.

    a before and after of a person using this toner

    5. An ingrown relief toner, because if you are a person who shaves, then you likely KNOW the painful aftermath of ingrown hairs. This toner uses PHAs, otherwise known as poly-hydroxy acids, which work to exfoliate any ingrown-causing dead skin cells while still remaining gentle enough for those ~especially~ sensitive areas.

    6. A Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant that is a skincare cult-favorite, and for good reason, too. This chemical exfoliator contains salicylic acid that works to whisk away dead skin cells from the surface, revealing a texture-free glow underneath.

    7. A firming overnight mask, which contains black tea to help soothe inflammation while firming the skin back to a taught, bouncy state.

    a product shot of the mask in its jar

    8. A jade roller and gua sha set, because this'll boost the radiance in your complexion and remove unwanted toxins from the skin through facial massage. There's no wondering why gua sha tools have been a staple in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

    a flatlay of the gua sha tool and double-headed jade roller

    9. A Burt's Bees' cream kit that'll nourish cracked hands, feet, and lips. Skincare does not stop at the jawline — the skin on the rest of your body needs a little love, too!

    a person holding the box in which the products come

    10. A chemical exfoliator to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and decrease acne breakouts over time. Plus, this magical solution also works hard to boost radiance and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    a reviewer before and after one week of using solution by glossier

    11. A tub of Aztec Secret clay mask that's an industry favorite, and for great reasons. This mask works amazingly to soak up excess pore-clogging sebum, effectively reducing the appearance of acne. Pro tip: Mix apple cider vinegar and honey into your mask to add some anti-microbial effects for your next at-home spa day.

    before and after photos of a person with acne

    12. A daily skincare system to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give some bounce back to tired skin.

    a before and after photo of a person with less puffiness under their eyes after using this kit

    13. A universal pro-retinol that'll give your skin what it needs if you're looking to diminish the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and even acne. Retinol is a superb ingredient for boosting collagen and elastin, which is why it belongs in everyone's nighttime routine.

    a before and after of a person with dark spots, and then visibly less dark spots after four weeks

    14. An African black soap to renew your skin as easy as 1, 2, 3. I have been using this cleanser for years, and I can firmly say that it is the only cleanser that keeps my skin both clear *and* glowing.

    15. A vitamin C and ferulic acid serum, because antioxidants are so important when trying to fight off free radicals. Vitamin C and ferulic acid work to protect your skin against environmental stressors, while also brightening your complexion.

    the packaging and bottle of the serum

    16. A set of pimple patches, because who has the time to wait for a pimple to heal on its own?! These hydrocolloid patches draw impurities out of zits overnight to speed up the lifecycle of a breakout.

    17. A nourishing "skin food" moisturizer that is technically a body cream, but works amazingly as an overnight moisturizing mask on the face. I've been using this at night for years, and I always wake up with even, dewy skin — no matter what.

    18. A niacinamide serum to have your skin looking as bright as ever. Niacinamide is your go-to ingredient when you're looking for an even, post-inflammatory, hyperpigmentation-free complexion.

    19. A reparative tiger grass cream that I swear by for getting rid of any redness or irritation. This formula contains cica, otherwise known as tiger grass, which soothes inflammation while being gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

    a product shot of the cream against a green background

    20. A propolis cream to help soothe and fade any redness or inflammation you may be experiencing.

    21. A stem cell skincare system that uses stem cell technology to help your skin speed up its cell renewal process. This is perfect for those with mature skin, because as we age, our skin slows down its production of things like collagen and elastin.

    the three products

    22. A gentle exfoliating cleanser that will shed dead skin cells without doing damage to your skin's lipid barrier. Opt for using this exfoliator once or twice a week to avoid damaging your delicate skin with over-exfoliation.

    23. A Cetaphil purifying clay mask so that you can easily reduce the appearance of acne while keeping excess sebum at bay.

    24. A snail mucin serum, because snail essence has long been a K-beauty secret to glowing, glass-like skin. Incorporate this into your routine after your toner and before your other serums to deliver a surge of hydration to your skin.

    A person applying the essence to their skin

    25. A complete Glossier skincare routine for oily skin, that includes a cleanser concentrate which will whisk away any excess makeup or grime from the skin, while the priming moisturizer works to even out sebum production in the skin.

    the products in the skincare set

    26. A ritual set that hydrates and provides a light exfoliation suitable for all skin types. This set is perfect for those of you who are looking to delve into a robust skincare routine, but can't try just anything because of your sensitive complexion.

    a person holding one of the five products that comes in the kit

    27. An oil-serum hybrid with all the hydrating properties of a serum and all the nourishing properties of an oil, packed into one shimmering bottle.

    28. A pumpkin enzyme resurfacing mask to try if your skin is just a smidge too sensitive for AHAs and BHAs. Pumpkin enzymes gently eat away at dead skin cells while brightening the skin. Oh, and this mask smells like pumpkins. #win

    29. A rescue balm that I use on my post-adult-acne dark spots which I thought would never go away. This formula contains panthenol that will hydrate the area while beta-glucan works overtime to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

    30. An acne spot treatment, because though we can't zap our zits away, we can at least use amazing spot treatments like this one by Neutrogena. Here is why this product works so effectively: It contains a 10% benzoyl peroxide treatment to diminish redness at the site. Basically, it works hard so you don't have to.

    before and after four days of using the acne treatment

    31. A 0.1% adapalene gel to clear up acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and even smooth out the appearance of fine lines. I've used this gel in the past, and my skin was baby-smooth after getting over the inevitable first few weeks of dryness.

    a before and after shot of a person using differing gel for acne

    32. A redness relief serum, because winter skin is more susceptible to lipid barrier damage, meaning that it's also more susceptible to redness and irritation as the temperatures drop. Consider reaching for this serum if you're looking to balance your complexion.

    a person with red skin before, and even skin after using this serum for four weeks

    33. A sunscreen, because even though summer is over, you should still block up! Yes, you should still use sunscreen every single day (that includes cold, winter days, too!) to protect your skin from UV damage. This formula glides on clear, so if a white cast isn't for you, reach for this bad boy.

    a model applying the sunscreen to their face

    34. And a waterproof makeup remover so that you can wash away every last bit of mascara from your lashes while soothing and hydrating the skin with comfrey root extract and pro-vitamin B5.

    a person holding the product in their hand

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