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La-Mer-The-Mist.jpgWant a little luxury in your life? Well, La Mer The Mist is the way to go.

Now, we happen to love a face mist. It’s one of the beauty products that you’ll find stashed on our vanity, in our bathroom cabinet, on our desk at work … we have lots and lots of them. But there’s something about this one from La Mer that just keeps us coming back.

Maybe it’s the fact that it’s formulated with highly charged waters that heal, hydrate and rebalance the skin no matter how dry and dehydrated it’s gotten. Maybe it’s the marine and botanical extracts that soothe surface irritations and relax dry lines to restore skin’s appearance. Maybe it’s the refreshing, floral-like scent. Or maybe it’s just the fact that it’s the prettiest shade of pale lavender.

In any case, this is one face mist we simply can’t get enough of. You can bet we’ve stocked up so it’s sitting in every room of our house.

La Mer The Mist retails for $55 at
Alba-Botanica-Natural-Acnedote-Invisible-Treatment-Gel.jpgMost of the products in our skincare routine are, admittedly, quite expensive. So when we came across Alba Botanica Natural ACNEdote Invisible Treatment Gel, we have to say we were a bit skeptical. How could a good skincare product—and an acne-fighter at that—be under $10? Well, color us surprised and delighted, because this little tube WORKS.

We’ve tried pretty much every pimple fighter out there, and most just don’t work. They claim to get rid of pimples in a matter of hours, and you know what? They don’t. But Alba Botanica’s version? It actually does make pimples disappear in two days or less! And we’re not just talking tiny zits, either. We tried it on a couple really horrible ones—you know, the really inflamed kind that are super deep under the skin—and it got rid of THEM. IN TWO DAYS.

Pardon our use of caps, but we just couldn’t believe our eyes when those pimples were gone! This is due to the fabulous array of ingredients inside this little tube, like willow bark extract (which contains salicylic acid, treating and preventing acne), licorice and lentil extracts (to neutralize acne-causing bacteria and combat shine), and organic aloe and chamomile (to soothe and calm inflammation).

The product claims to deliver clearer skin in just four hours. And before you scoff, listen up. It DOES! We recommend applying just a tiny amount to the inflamed area 1-2 times a day, and we guarantee that pimple will be gone in no time. And a bonus? It doesn’t even feel sticky after it’s applied.

What a miracle!

Alba Botanica Natural ACNEdote Invisible Treatment Gel retails for $6.97 at
Lierac-Creme-Mesolift.jpgForgive us for not bringing this moisturizer to your attention sooner. We must have suffered a brain lapse. Because, if you’re looking for the moisturizer to end all moisturizers, Lierac Creme Mesolift is IT.

Dry skin? Gone. A healthy glow? Immediately noticeable. Tighter, smoother skin with fewer wrinkles present? You won’t believe your eyes!

Chalk it up to tons of good-for-the-skin ingredients, from Lierac’s signature Mesolift Cocktail to citrus AHAs and illuminating pigments. Plus, skin is comforted and hydrated by apricot butter and lime wax.

Best of all? This moisturizer is fantastic day or night, any time of the year! Whether it’s hot or cold, humid or dry, it sinks into skin immediately and just leaves behind the most gorgeous complexion you could ever hope to put forth into the world.

Lierac Creme Mesolift retails for $54 at
Kate-Somerville-ExfoliKate-Gentle-Exfoliating-Treatment.jpgWhile we love the idea of exfoliating our skin, many scrubs are way too harsh for our sensitive visage. Even if we mix an exfoliator with our cleanser, it still hurts and irritates our face. That’s where Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment comes in.

What we love most about this exfoliator? It really is gentle. The green scrub is filled with tiny granules, but they don’t feel harsh against our skin. And rather than rubbing it into our skin and immediately washing it off, which generally causes redness and irritation, it’s basically a mask that’s left on for 2 minutes and exfoliates slowly and gently.

We also love the color of the scrub—it’s such a gorgeous deep green! We’ve taken to applying it in the shower so it can work quickly on steamed, warm skin. It decongests, detoxifies and refines even the dullest skin, leaving behind a fresh, youthful glow. (And we’ve even tried it on skin that was completely dehydrated from tons of travel!)

We recommend using this scrub 1-2 times per week. You’ll be amazed at the difference in your skin almost immediately!

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment retails for $65 at
Comodynes-Make-Up-Remover-Normal-Skin.jpgWe’ve been obsessed with cleansing towelettes for quite some time. They’re great for travel, they remove every last trace of the day’s makeup or grime, and they’re just so cool and innovative. The newest towelettes to enter our lineup? Comodynes Make-Up Remover Normal Skin.

These towelettes are great for the entire face—cheeks, chin, even eyes! They cleanse and tone the skin while moisturizing it at the same time, so you’re left with a face that’s stripped of makeup or dirt without feeling pared down to nothing.

While these towelettes are formulated for normal skin, we’ve actually found that they work well on a multitude of skin types, even sensitive, dry and combination. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.

Since we travel quite a bit, we’re always looking for a way to cut back on the amount of products we’re stuffing into our carryon, and these towelettes definitely do the trick.

Comodynes Make-Up Remover Normal Skin is $6.25 for a pack of 20 at

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