29 Skincare Products You’ll Probably Be Glad You Bought Every Time You Use Them
These will give you more for your buck.
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1. A pack of A'PIEU Milk Sheet Masks to hydrate your skin with real milk protein. They're shaped like milk cartons and each one is a type of milk that targets a concern (coffee milk, for example, has coffee extract that helps firm). Plus, they all smell deliciously like their respective flavors!
2. A Cannuka Calming Eye Balm because your eyes deserve to be treated like royalty! This rich balm is initially cool to the touch, then warms on contact to transform into a silky texture, helping moisturize, refresh, and protect your under-eyes. Dark circles, begone!
3. A sensitive-skin-friendly Skinfood Black Sugar Mask to exfoliate away dead skin cells and fight dullness and dark spots with mineral-rich Brazillian black sugar. With weekly use, you'll see smoother, brighter skin. Everyone else will think it's the magic of the ~holidays~.
4. A Missha Red Algae Treatment Essence that'll strengthen your skin and combat external damage with Irish moss (yep, no chemicals!), a red algae that's a powerful antioxidant. Daily use provides hydrated, glowing, supple skin, and the packaging is just so elegant!
5. A Neogen Bio-Peel Chemical Exfoliator because it's a physical and chemical exfoliator in one. With double-sided pads and powerful ingredients like glycolic acid (amazing for hyperpigmentation) and vitamin C, this helps fade scars, clears clogged pores, and reveals a bright, clean layer of skin. Um, OK. I’m sold.
6. A moisturizing no-nonsense Glossier Balm Dotcom that'll act as a skin salve for everything from dry lips to chafed knees and elbows. It's filled with antioxidants and natural emollients like castor oil to ensure soft, soothed lips and skin. Use this for some good ol' skin-loving.
7. A silky Missha Sun Milk if you, like everyone, hate the oiliness and white cast that sunscreens usually leave behind. This one has SPF 50 and no white cast, enhances skin tone and texture, and leaves a light, matte finish (perf for makeup). It's a star!
8. A pore-refining Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam Cleanser that uses egg white to regulate excessive sebum, deep clean, tighten pores, and expel bacteria so you're always coming out with the freshest complexion. Plus, egg whites are naturally anti-inflammatory. It's an ~egg-cellent~ cleanser!
9. A Klairs Vitamin E Sleeping Mask because it's lightweight but packs a heavy punch of antioxidants that'll help slow down cell aging, brighten, balance, and aid in skin regeneration. The cream is known as "shape memory cream," so it'll cling to skin and absorb easily. And it's light enough to be used as a daytime moisturizer for dry skin. Multi-tasking for the win!
10. A Neogen Green Tea Foam Cleanser that uses fermented green tea extract to brighten, calm, and hydrate, while balancing skin's natural oils. Got oily, combo, or acne-prone skin? This'll be just your thing — plus, the tea leaves brewing at the bottom will feel simply luxurious.
11. A bottle of Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum to achieve ~glass skin~ status, which means taking care of your skin care of your skin until it looks translucent, clear, and bright like glass. Ingredients like peach extract, peptides, and Asian mountain yam are up to the job!
12. A hydrating Acwell Licorice Cleansing Toner that'll help you acheive the much-coveted "honey skin," which is skin that's luminous and dewy in a healthy way. This'll help deep clean, balance, and brighten with peony, licorice water, and green tea. It'll also help reduce hyperpigmentation!
13. A decadent Peach & Lily Matcha Antioxidant Cream to drench your skin in antioxidants that form a barrier to fight free radical damage, pollution, toxins, and sun exposure. Ingredients like matcha, cape lilac, and niacinamide calm, brighten, and even tone. And that pudding-like texture is *chef's kiss*.
14. A nongreasy Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Sunscreen that'll shield your skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 50, and even tone with a natural tint that prevents the dreaded ghostly white cast. It's rich with skin-loving botanicals like eucalyptus and red algae, and helps blur imperfections. Basically, this is THE tinted sunscreen.
15. A soothing SMD Cosmetics Alogel Botanical to soften, hydrate, and cool troubled skin while reducing irritation. You can use this two ways: as a daily moisturizer or a nourishing face mask. With ingredients like aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, mulberry, and fatty acids, this gel will speed up cell turnover rate to restore suppleness. It's perf for sensitive types!
16. A rose quartz face roller and gua sha tool because it'll help reduce puffiness, tighten skin, and improve blood circulation so you can relax and treat yourself right at home rather than spending tons at the spa.
17. An Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask to dig deep and clarify pores, exfoliate, and remove sebum with volcanic ash. The ash comes from mineral-rich hot lava clusters from volcanic eruptions in South Korea's Jeju Island — a rare ingredient your skin deserves!
18. A Son & Park Beauty Water because it's super versatile; this cleansing water tones, mildly exfoliates with willow bark and papaya, cleans away grime, refreshes and soothes with lavender and rosewater, and resets the skin's natural pH level. You'll see brighter skin, smoother texture, and easier absorption of other skincare. What a ~beauty~ indeed.
19. A light and creamy Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser that'll balance, smooth, and soften skin with ingredients so gentle it's even safe for your eyes. You'll never have to deal with that tight, stripped feeling that's common after using a face wash. Sounds like a dream but it's totally real.
20. A set of silicone face mask brushes to apply your face masks and skincare products that you would have to dip your fingers into. No more bacteria-ridden fingers? Your skin will thank you.
21. A whipped Marshmallow Face Mask that focuses on brightening and reviving dull skin with marshmallow root extract, vitamin C, and olive leaf. Meanwhile, citrus, eucalyptus, and pine oils tone and remove toxins. It helps you get back that luminous, even-toned complexion you were born to rock.
22. A cult fave SkinCeuticals Vitamin C Serum for delivering advanced protection with a powerful antioxidant blend that reduces wrinkles and environmental damage, and brightens and firms, with benefits that last over 72 hours.
23. Or a slightly lower-priced Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil that'll make you feel luxurious with its super lightweight texture, soothing damascus rose petal, and the pretty pink bottle. The brightening, firming, and hydrating benefits are just the cherry on top!
24. An intense COSRX Snail Mucin Power Essence with 96% snail secretion filtrate for extreme repair and hydration that'll still be gentle. It helps prevent and repair damage, dryness, acne, and hyperpigmentation until your skin's elasticity and healthy glow is at its best! Sometimes I have nightmares they'll stop selling this 😳.
25. A tub of Banila Co Cleansing Balm that'll start off as a sherbet-like balm and transform into a silky oil on skin. It'll gently melt even the most stubborn makeup, while brightening with vitamin C-rich acerola extract, and mildly exfoliating. This one's true holy-grail status, people.
26. A gentle Versed Overnight Facial that'll exfoliate and brighten with glycolic acid and use calming ingredients to hydrate and soothe so that you wake up with super glowy skin.
27. A Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Sleeping Mask to gently exfoliate, refine pores, moisturize, and boost your glow. With watermelon, hyaluronic acid and AHAs formulated with lactic acid and glycolic acid, this mask will prevent dryness, unveil a fresher complexion, soothe, and smooth. I'm already making heart eyes.
28. A nourishing Acwell Licorice Essence Mist for granting you that coveted dewy glow and refreshing your look during those midday slumps — but wait! With its balancing blend of nutrients, including licorice, bamboo water, and hyaluronic acid, it brightens, soothes, *and* gives dry, dull skin a dose of moisture. Need I say more?
29. A Versed Clarifying Serum that'll let your skin rest while it does all the work. This serum will help clear acne and excess sebum, decongest pores, and soothe redness with willow bark while niacinamide brightens!
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