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A skincare routine is ideally something you do every day, which means it’s basically as mundane as brushing your teeth. It’s easy to fall into a rut of using the same products day after day and month after month, to the point where those 10 minutes you take at the end or start of each day start to feel tiresome and forced instead of relaxing and indulgent.
Shake up your current skincare routine and elevate the experience with a few of these game-changing skincare products. Beyond the obvious benefits to your skin, these products will also inject a little bit of luxury into your everyday life.
1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Biodegradable Facial Cleansing and Makeup Remover Wipes
These aren’t your average drugstore makeup wipes. Specifically designed for sensitive skin, these makeup wipes remove waterproof mascara and full-coverage foundation with just a few swipes and leave the rest of your skin in peace, instead of raw and red like other wipes.
These French-made wipes are oil free and made to soothe your skin as they power-wash away all the dirt and makeup. Pick up a pack of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Biodegradable Facial Cleansing and Makeup Remover Wipes and throw them in your gym bag or travel bag for a quick and easy clean face on the go.
2. La Roche-Posay Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin
If you’re a contact lens wearer, you know the struggle of trying to find a cleanser that doesn’t irritate your eyes. Made with some of the same ingredients that are in contact solution, micellar cleansing water is super gentle yet effective in removing dirt, oil, makeup, and even pollution from the skin.
It feels like water and works like magic to remove makeup, and there’s no need to rinse after using. It’s even hydrating and soothing enough to use as a toner. The La Roche-Posay Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin is dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested and free from all soaps, oils, parabens, and alcohol.
3. Julep Love Your Bare Face Cleansing Oil
This antioxidant-rich oil blend features rosehip seed, grapeseed, olive, pink grapefruit, and green coffee bean oil to instantly cleanse and moisturize your skin. The luxurious oils in this product do major double duty to remove waterproof makeup and sunscreen without stripping your skin, while at the same time delivering a dose of powerful ingredients to soothe, repair, and improve your skin’s moisture levels.
Skin feels clean after using, and there’s no sticky or greasy residue left behind, so it works for all skin types—including oily. The Julep Love Your Bare Face Cleansing Oil is a great choice for those who follow the double cleansing method.
4. Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm
Applying this product to your skin is like watching a science experiment in action. The balm-to-oil formula liquifies upon contact with your skin and then shape-shifts again into a milky lather when water is applied. It smells like frolicking through a field of wildflowers on an early spring day or like freshly washed linens hanging on a clothesline to dry.
A bestseller and an Allure Best of Beauty award winner, the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm delivers a powerful clean using only the best ingredients found in nature, including moringa tree extract and echinacea green envy.
5. ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash
This cleanser is all about balance. It encourages the skin’s natural cell renewing cycle by using a patented tri-enzyme technology to gently exfoliate away any dead skin cells, while white truffle and Brazilian babassu oil work to replenish moisture levels.
This product is unusual in that it’s great for acne and yet gentle enough to use twice a day without drying out skin. This innovative formula brings together groundbreaking science with some of the most powerful ingredients found in nature to create a product that is both eco-rich and technologically advanced.
6. First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
Cleansing is probably the least extravagant part of your skincare routine, which is why you need this product on your top shelf. This air-whipped formula feels like butter when applied to your skin and then transforms into a luxurious cream when blended with water. As one of the first steps in your skincare routine, this cleanser sets the stage for other treatment products and leaves skin soft, supple, and bright.
It’s pH balanced and works to maintain the skin’s natural acidity without stripping, which means less breakouts and no more tight, dry skin after cleansing. Fragrance-free and infused with a powerful botanical antioxidant blend, the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser achieves maximum results with minimum irritation.
7. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
Nothing makes you feel quite as pampered as a facial mist. This superfine mist contains naturally occurring antioxidants that restore and hydrate the skin with no artificial fragrances and is made with ingredients extracted from herbs and flowers picked by hand on Jurlique’s own organic farm in the South Australian hills. Your skin will drink this stuff up.
Facial mists aren’t just for show: Using a mist before crucial skincare steps like toners and serums actually helps those products penetrate deeper into the skin, allowing for better and faster results.
8. Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner
This hydrating toner firms the elasticity of pores, balances your skin’s moisture content, and leaves skin feeling fresh—all in one elegant package. The clear glass bottle contains an amber-colored liquid and features a simple label with no difficult-to-pronounce words.
The packaging is a reflection of what’s inside—just 10 ingredients make up this refreshing toner, which is pretty straightforward ingredient-wise compared to most skincare products. Not only does it look great on your vanity, but the fine mist also leaves a faint oily sensation that feels incredibly lush and hydrating.
9. DERMA E Radiance Toner With Glycolic Acid and Rosehip Extract
Infused with glycolic acid and rosehip extract, this alcohol-free toner hydrates and treats the skin after cleansing. Similar to a makeup primer, this toner preps your pores for the rest of your skincare routine by essentially wiping the slate clean. This fast-penetrating liquid exfoliates and deep cleans pores while also nourishing the skin, leaving it plump and glowy.
Used over time, it can actually help fade the look of acne scars and improve skin texture. If you feel like something’s missing in your skincare routine, it might be the DERMA E Radiance Toner with Glycolic Acid and Rosehip Extract.
10. Clarins Toning Lotion With Chamomile
Like a warm cup of tea, this toning lotion with chamomile is the perfect bedtime lullaby to gently sing your skin to sleep. It’s alcohol-free, and with purifying chamomile and linden extracts, this product soothes irritated skin and leaves normal-to-dry skin types perfectly refreshed and soft to the touch.
This toner closes your pores, turns out the lights, and tucks you into bed. Well, not quite, but it is extremely soothing. Pick up the Clarins Toning Lotion and say goodbye and goodnight to dry, parched skin.
11. Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish
Physical exfoliators that don’t feel like sandpaper against your skin are hard to come by, which is what makes this next product so special. Rice bran and bamboo combine with green tea, geranium oil, and camphor to create a luxuriously foaming scrub that feels rich and soft.
Made for use on the body and the face, this product is also a blessing for those who suffer from tricky skin conditions like eczema and keratosis pilaris. Take it into the shower and give yourself a full-body scrub before a big night out for polished and glowing skin all over.
12. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment
Extravagant prices on skincare aren’t always an indicator for truly effective products, but in this case, the product is worth every penny. This all-in-one lactic acid treatment does it all and more. It exfoliates, brightens, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. If you have any skincare-related problem at all, this product will help, but it’s going to cost you.
Near immediate results and healthy, glowing skin don’t come cheap, but this pricy product sure does deliver on every promise. When people say skincare is an investment, this is the product they’re talking about. Pick up a bottle of Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment and see what all the talk is about.
13. CANE + AUSTIN Retexture Pad
Nothing is more relaxing and luxurious than a really good facial. When you can’t make it to the spa, have an at-home spa day with these treatment pads. These facial peels storm your skin with the power of a 20 percent glycolic acid clinical treatment to exfoliate, renew your skin’s texture, and enhance skin luminosity to reveal brighter, healthy-looking skin, while also helping to rebuild collagen.
This is a great weekly treatment for acne-prone skin or whenever you feel like your skin needs a little pick-me-up. Grab a jar of the CANE + AUSTIN Retexture Pads and enjoy an at-home facial in two business days (with Amazon Prime).
14. Vichy Minéral 89 Daily Skin Booster Serum and Moisturizer
This serum is a real superhero of skincare. It fights and protects your skin from internal and external aggressors such as cold weather, pollution, stress, and fatigue, which can make your skin appear dull and dehydrated.
Harnessing the power of thermal water with 15 essential minerals and hyaluronic acid, this two-in-one serum and moisturizer hydrates, plumps, and fortifies skin to protect against these dangerous intruders. A 2017 Oprah Magazine Beauty Award Winner, the Vichy Minéral 89 Daily Skin Booster Serum and Moisturizer is the superhero your skin needs.
15. Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum
Vitamin C isn’t just important for your immune system. When added to your daily routine, vitamin C can help even out skin tone, protect skin from the harmful effects of pollution, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also firming the skin.
This product is a vitamin C powerhouse delivered in a lightweight, oil-free, aqueous solution that contains high levels of both free-form and hydrolyzed L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) with powerful antioxidant protection. Translation: It has all of the good stuff and none of the bad to deliver fast, dramatic results. Pick up a bottle of Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum and get to glowing.
16. Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst-Quenching Serum
Unless you are one of the rare people who actually drinks more than the recommended eight glasses of water per day, your skin is probably thirsty and calling out for some relief. This serum delivers a shot of hydration straight to the source. It helps re-activate skin’s hydration mechanisms and replenish its water reserves, so your skin is prepared the next time you go too long without water.
Formulated with organic grape water and hyaluronic acid, this serum allows skin to appear more supple and hydrated without being greasy or oily, if that’s something that bothers you. Give your skin a nice, refreshing drink of the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst-Quenching Serum.
17. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir
Collagen is a major skincare buzzword right now, and for good reason. It’s the skin’s building block that provides strength and structure to the cells in your body. As you age, your body naturally stops producing collagen, which is why you see it in so many skincare products touting anti-aging benefits.
This serum contains African birch bark extract, which enhances the synthesis of collagen and prevents premature aging. It’s clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and helps skin feel firmer with improved elasticity. If aging is an area of concern, pick up the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir.
18. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
When it comes to skincare, fruit stem cells are the future. This moisturizer contains a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells and vitamin C to reduce wrinkles, improve hydration, and boost radiance.
Certified organic, antioxidant-rich ingredients and plant-based oils hydrate deep into fine lines and increase skin elasticity. The innovative press-top delivery system ensures just the right amount of product every time with zero waste.
19. skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream
Light as air and smooth as silk, this moisturizer packs quite a punch for being so soft. By using a combination of aloe, almond oil, and oat extract to soothe irritation and inflammation, this product works overtime to hydrate, soothe, pamper, and protect severely dry, sensitive skin.
Whether your skin is stressed from sun exposure, harsh weather, or cosmetic procedures, this is the hero product in your skin’s first aid kit. Get your skin back in the game by picking up the skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream.
20. Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
Water cream just sounds mega-hydrating, doesn’t it? It’s no surprise that this moisturizer delivers luxurious hydration with the help of one major skin-saving ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Famous for its capacity to hold vast amounts of water, thus replenishing skin and helping it appear more plump and supple, hyaluronic acid isn’t the only star of this show.
Papaya enzymes help smooth texture, while alpha-arbutin visibly brightens. Since it’s water-based, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a film on your skin, which makes it great for under makeup. Drench your skin in hydration and pick up the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream.
21. L’Occitane Luxurious Divine Star
This product is luxury skincare at its finest. This rich, opulent cream is miraculously silky in texture and melts into every pore and cell for ultimate hydration and supreme comfort. Made with seven plant-derived active ingredients, this moisturizer heals from the inside out and leaves a fantastic glow to the skin.
It caresses every curve on your face and envelopes your skin in a velvety blanket of softness that is truly fit for a queen. A little bit of this heavenly moisturizer goes a long way, so be sure to cherish every drop. Treat yourself to a jar of the L’Occitane Luxurious Divine Star.
22. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream
A longtime favorite of makeup artists, this legendary moisturizer has achieved cult status among the fashion and beauty elite since its creation more than 80 years ago in 1930. This product is like the Swiss army knife of the beauty world. It calms, protects, and hydrates skin for up to eight hours and can be used on nails, lips, eyebrows, and more.
Even as this multitasking moisturizer approaches its 90th birthday, it shows no signs of slowing down, picking up Beauty Magazine’s Classic Product of the Year Award in 2016. Show some respect to your skincare elders and pick up a tube of beauty’s best-kept secret, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream.
23. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Seaweed in skincare might sound fishy, but it works. This powerful anti-wrinkle day cream features a unique Mediterranean algae, padina pavonica, blended with ginkgo biloba, chlorella, and rose to deliver near-oceanic levels of moisture that dive deep into the skin while also visibly improving the appearance of fine lines.
Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 78 percent and increase hydration and moisture levels by up to 45 percent, this green cream is a real catch. Take the bait and pick up a jar of ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
24. StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream
Skincare shouldn’t just stop at the chin. Your neck and décolleté deserve equal attention, and with this product, the spotlight is finally on them. Specifically formulated to fight “tech neck,” which is a fun name for the horizontal lines and sagging lines you get from repeatedly staring down at a phone or keyboard, this product contains protein tighteners and a proprietary form of vitamin B3.
Apply to the neck and jawline contour to experience tighter, smoother, and more supple skin, which contributes to a more youthful-looking profile. If you’ve been ignoring your neck for too long, pick up the StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream.
25. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Soothing Eye Cream
The skin around the eyes is very thin, which makes it all the more important to treat and moisturize. Formulated with shea butter and glycerin, this eye cream has a unique gel-like texture that feels cooling and soothing to the delicate eye area.
Made for sensitive skin, this product has been stripped down to just the essentials and provides immediate and long-lasting comfort for dry, uncomfortable skin around the eye area. Everything about this product was created for maximum comfort and effectiveness, even down to the airtight packaging. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Soothing Eye Cream for Very Sensitive Eyes is the perfect minimalist eye cream.
26. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment
If you’re looking for an eye cream that works harder and smarter, look no further. This treatment contains a blend of certified organic, antioxidant-rich juices that work to improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines around the eyes.
Jojoba and shea tag team to deliver rich hydration to the thin area around the eyes, while organic essential fatty acids of evening primrose, borage, and linseed reduce puffiness. It’s a one-two punch that helps address nearly every skincare concern around your delicate eye area.
27. skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
Puffy eyes can be caused by too much fun or too little sleep the night before, but either way, they’re about the worst thing to wake up to. These cooling gel patches target the eye area with powerful firming ingredients to de-puff, tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Like a cup of coffee for your face, these pads immediately give your undereyes the jolt of energy they need to get through the day. For even better results, store them in the fridge. Pick up a pack of skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels and save them for a rainy day.
28. Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
This oil is straight up out of this world. Luxurious oil teams up with other ingredients to stop breakouts in their tracks, clarify and clear congested skin, and clean out your pores. With 1.5 percent salicylic acid, this powerful medicated oil challenges acne and blackheads to a duel and takes them down time and time again.
Tea tree oil and black cumin seed oil are key players on the bench and help promote clear, blemish-free skin. Although some reviewers say this oil smells a little like pizza, don’t let that deter you. Unlike pizza, it’s actually good for your skin. Clear for takeoff and pick up a bottle of Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil.
29. ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil
You mom told you eat your fruit and vegetables, but I bet she never told you to put them on your face. This face oil is the cosmetic version of green juice, harnessing the power of superfoods like broccoli seed, poppy seed, cucumber, macadamia, rice bran, daikon radish, rosehip seed, flaxseed, and meadowfoam seed to feed your skin its own version of greens.
Both 100 percent natural and 100 percent good for you, this facial oil nourishes and hydrates to promote smooth, glowing skin. Get your greens with ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil.
30. Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen
Suncreens are an essential, yet often forgotten and overlooked, part of every skincare routine. This sunscreen doesn’t have any crazy superpowers, but it does have a feel-good formula that makes you want to wear it, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what’s most important?
This sunscreen is water resistant, oil-free, and absorbs quickly into the skin, which makes it perfect for everyday wear or a day at the beach. No matter what you’re doing, do it wearing sunscreen. Protect your face and pick up a tube of this Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen.
31. AHAVA Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask
This deep-cleansing mask contains energizing mud and minerals straight from the Dead Sea, the most mineral-rich mud on Earth. Dead Sea mud, kaolin, vitamin B, and chamomile work in perfect harmony to detoxify and hydrate your skin. This mask is as natural as the raw earth it comes from, and unlike traditional masks, it doesn’t need time to dry.
This two-minute mini-facial delivers serious results, absorbing excess sebum and debris from your pores without drying out your skin. It can also be used as a spot treatment overnight to reduce redness and inflammation that occurs with breakouts. Pick up the AHAVA Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask today.
32. Herbivore Botanicals Organic Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask
This mask is a winning combination of alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids (AHA and BHA) that gently and naturally exfoliate the skin. This product gets its name from the powerful element of blue tansy oil, which gives the oil its beautiful blue color and works to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin.
White willow bark, fruit enzymes including papaya and pineapple, and aloe make up the rest of this colorful concoction and deliver the natural AHAs and BHAs that make this mask so effective at unclogging pores and getting rid of dead skin cells. The smell is strong, but the result is worth it: smoother, softer, brighter-looking skin. Pick up a jar of Herbivore Botanicals Organic Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask today.
33. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Face Mask
Made with Australian botanical-infused pink clay, this 4-in-1 mask detoxes, invigorates, refines, and brightens skin texture in 10 minutes or less. The clay tightens pores while also boosting radiance, leaving skin bright and soft after just one use.
The bonus face mask brush allows you to carefully paint the product on your face, which is as fun as it is sanitary. Clay masks are ideal for acne-prone or combination skin, as they can sometimes be a bit too harsh for dry and sensitive skin. Grab a jar of the Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Face Mask.
34. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
Congested skin is no match for this active charcoal mask. Best used after a hot shower when your pores are open, this mask annihilates problematic pores, blackheads, and breakouts. Bamboo charcoal helps remove excess oil, while white China clay absorbs toxins and lecithin dissolves impurities.
This mask flushes out dirt and debris that can cause skin to look sad and dull, leaving a clearer and more clarified complexion that feels clean from the inside out. With repeated use, pores will appear smaller and congested skin more refreshed. Pick up a tube of the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask and tell blackheads to pack up their things, because they’re moving out.
35. Forever Glow Anti Aging Face Mask
This sheet mask touts itself as the “one night stand of skincare,” but instead of leaving you sad and alone the next morning, it promises to leave your skin looking plump and amazing, and it has the receipts to back up that claim.
Developed by the celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, who boasts a client list featuring names like Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this vitamin- and nutrient-rich mask coats your skin in ginkgo biloba extract, olive leaf, cabbage rose extract, and hyaluronic acid for twenty minutes. Once your time is up, skin looks younger, hydrated, and healthier. Get the glow that celebrities love with the Forever Glow Anti Aging Face Mask.
36. Karuna Brightening + Face Mask
Glowing skin is just 10 to 20 minutes away with this brightening face mask. Let grapefruit seed extract, rare Asian plant extracts, and salicylic acid soak into your skin while you lie back and let gravity do the work to push the powerful serum deeper into the skin for maximum effectiveness.
The 100 percent all-natural fiber cloth is made from biodegradable wood pulp natural cloth that retains 50 percent more moisture than synthetic material. The mask’s cooling sensation is perfect on a hot summer day or whenever you need to deliver a blast of thirst-quenching hydration to the face. Pick up this pack of four today.
37. Dr. Jart Mask Sheet Set
These targeted sheet masks are the answer to any and all skincare concerns, and the utility is in the variety. If your skin needs hydration, pore-tightening, or toning, this pack of masks has something for you. The masks are absolutely drenched in that miraculous serum, which seals your skin with a blend of good-for-you ingredients.
The physical sheet mask prevents evaporation of the good stuff, while also keeping any of the bad stuff out. The result is radiant, plumper, luminous skin that begs to be touched.
38. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Dry, flaky lips need not suffer any longer. This soft balm coats your lips in a silky sleeve of vitamin C, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and repair ultra dry, cracking lips. It’s meant to work overnight, but it’s also great in the daytime if your lips the extra attention.
The pink tint is just sheer enough to let your natural lip color shine through, and the silicone paint brush included with the lip balm makes application easy and mess free. Ideal for brisk winters or long-haul flights, this lip balm could be more adequately described as a lip saver. Pick up a jar of the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask.
39. 2 in 1 Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha
This cousin of the jade roller is made up of rose quartz, which is a symbol of love—and more importantly, it’s pink. It looks gorgeous displayed on a vanity, and it can also help improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. The best way to use it is to go against gravity and roll in an upward and outward motion.
It certainly won’t give you a facelift, but some people claim that it can help get rid of the toxins sitting stagnant on your face, and overall it feels like a mini face massage. The smaller roller is for use around the eyes to reduce puffiness. For best results, keep this in the fridge and pull it out any time you feel bloated or puffy. Try out the 2 in 1 Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha.
40. Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller
This unique beauty roller is made with 24 massaging stones to firm and lift your skin. It’s designed by skincare expert and registered nurse Jamie Sherrill, who is famous for her collagen-boosting facials. This product is said to promote anti-aging techniques used in those very facials.
The rhythmic rolling action works like an iron for the skin to help reduce puffiness and temporarily smooth away wrinkles and fine lines. The tool has a soothing sensation, and if you close your eyes, you can imagine you’re at Nurse Jamie’s spa instead of in your own bathroom.