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    21 Skincare Products We Think You'll End Up Using Again And Again

    Might as well buy two of each now...

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    1. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is lauded by reviewers with even the most sensitive of skin, thanks to its fragrance-free and mega-gentle formula. If your skin is generally picky, this may be your holy grail.

    2. Mighty Patches suck the gunk out of your pimples as you slumber, leaving breakouts majorly improved. You'll also have fodder for some gross but great before-and-after photos. Score!

    3. InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum partners with hyaluronic acid and plant stem cells to reduce sun spots, discoloration, redness, hyper-pigmentation, and dark spots without drying you out. Paired with a good moisturizer, InstaNatural serum is the bomb. I use this every night, and the dropper makes me feel like a beauty scientist.

    4. Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates while tackling breakouts, fine lines, and large pores. I personally use this daily, and it really helps control my hormonal acne.

    5. Glossier Solution chemically exfoliates using AHA, BHA, and PHA acids to fight breakouts, reduce acne, unclog pores, exfoliate, and diminish dark spots and discoloration. It also works for *all* skin types, making it a verified cult-fave.

    6. Shea Moisture African Black Soap multitasks, moisturizes, cleanses, and absorbs excess oils with just one wash! Shea butter moisturizes, while oil and oats soothe. I know what you're thinking: this must be super expensive! WRONG! It's under $5 and a blessing to us all.

    7. Aria Starr Dead Sea Mud Mask draws out impurities that can cause breakouts, setting your skin up for some serious smoothness. Formulated with an abundance of minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulphur, zinc, and potassium, it'll be a new go-to.

    8. Kate Blanc Cosmetics Rosehip Seed Oil reduces acne scarring and leaves skin feeling hydrated, not oily. It also has anti-inflammatory properties so it's perfect for active breakouts. If you want your face to be almost suspiciously smooth and supple in any situation, rosehip oil is for you!

    9. Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner invigorates and cleanses while also reducing redness, dullness, and breakouts. It will also make you smell like a fresh bouquet of roses, but at less than $10 is much cheaper than the real thing (and more helpful, too!).

    10. Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask has foamed its way into the hearts of beauty-lovers by lifting dirt and oil out of pores while detoxing using green tea, pomegranate, and charcoal powder extract. You'll be left with taut, clean skin and some excellent selfies.

    11. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water gently removes makeup, reduces oils, minimizes pores, and gets your face squeaky clean. A makeup-free complexion means less of a chance of overnight breakouts. This stuff is your new BFF.

    12. Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb blows most other moisturizers out of the ~water~ with it's refreshing gel formula, long-term effect, and all around amazing feel. It's the skin equivalent of drinking a ton of H2O before bed to avoid a hangover after a night out — I personally could not recommend it more highly!

    13. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Acne Cleanser fights acne hard yet is still gentle enough to use twice a day. The medicated formula targets problem areas and dramatically reduces excess surface oil, meaning it's both treating your current acne and actively preventing future acne. An icon.

    14. Burt's Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream employs chamomile, aloe, and soap bark to gently calm your skin like a good friend. A hint of menthol also cools and soothes. Ahhhh...my face feels relaxed just hearing about it.

    15. Grace & Stella Gold Collaged Eye Masks provide a calming and depuffing effect with the added sophistication that comes with donning your face with — I repeat — gold.

    16. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask expertly vacuums out your pores, reduces acne and breakouts, and improves your complexion. It's basically the Dyson of skincare.

    17. Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum hears all your skincare wishes — even skin tone, brightness, hydration, and a smooth complexion — and helps make them a reality. Thanks, acid!

    18. TreeActiv Cystic Acne Spot Treatment puts painful acne in its place by using bentonite clay to help draw out toxins from ~sebaceous glands~. Not fun to say, but hey — whatever works!

    19. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask uses its titular clay, along with mangosteen, kelp, pomegranate, witch hazel, and kakadu plum to remove impurities, brighten, and minimize the appearance of pores. This mask works WAY harder than I ever have, and I'm not afraid to admit it.

    20. Eucerin Sensitive Skin Redness Relief Soothing Night Creme calms angry redness using licorice root, even when it's caused by rosacea. Shhhh, skin. It's OK. Eucerin is here.

    21. And reusable cotton rounds which — unlike their disposable counterparts — are ready to be used again and again. No more purchasing long sleeves of rounds you'll only use once!

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