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Eye-Gels-Image.jpgOn a recent perusal of the skincare section at Sephora, one type of product kept popping up: eye gels. It seems like such an obvious skincare must-have, and yet, for some reason, we never had any in our arsenal until now! Below, the ones we recommend you check out immediately (if not sooner).

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel
First of all, it’s blue, which we just think is fun and different. But what we really love? It’s extremely cooling (and not just the second you apply, but for a long while afterward), and it has the consistency of a cream. It’s just a bonus that it perks up our tired eyes in no time.
$38 at sephora.com

Philosophy Eyes Wide Open
This unassuming little while tube packs a major punch. It smooths and depuffs skin instantly, not to mention it has a delightful cooling quality.
$30 at beauty.com

Bliss Baggage Handler Eye Gel
We love every Bliss product just for the names alone! And this one definitely does what it says—it makes all that under-eye baggage just disappear, thanks to cucumber extract and algae extract! Especially great for long flights.
$28 at blissworld.com

Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel
The name alone makes you know it’s going to make your under-eye area look and feel its best, wouldn’t you agree? Plus, it smells like refreshing cucumbers and has an innovative pump design.
$14.99 at zappos.com

The Art of Shaving Eye Gel
The chamomile scent is utterly relaxing, which makes this perfect right before bed (why not get the under-eye bags under control while you’re getting your beauty rest, right?).
$28 at barneys.com

Peter Thomas Roth Power K Eye Rescue
Definitely the most science project-like of the bunch! This eye gel is formulated with Co-Q-10 in the appearance of caviar-like beads, which smooth into the skin upon impact and protect the eye area from aging.
$100 at sephora.com
Bliss-Rubberizing-Mask.jpgWant to feel like you’re conducting a science experiment with your skincare … with truly “fabulous” results? Then you simply must try the Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask.

We’ve long been fans of this mask, and in fact we request it every time we get a facial at any Bliss spa. Not only does it make skin glow and feel like silk, but it just feels so cool—and cooling!—upon our skin. The texture really is like rubber, which is like no other mask we’ve tried. It hardens but somehow still feels soft and pliable. Plus, it’s super easy to remove after about 15 minutes.

Intrigued? Want to know how it works in the comfort of your own home? You simply open one of the packets and dump its contents into a bowl. Fill the included measuring cup with water, pour it into the bowl and then use one of the enclosed spatulas to mix the concoction into a pale purple paste. Apply immediately and liberally to the skin, wait the aforementioned 15 minutes, and peel off. Voila! Soft, smooth skin.

We just think this mask is fun and ingenious—and it’s taking all of our willpower not to use it every single day!

The Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask is $38 for a pack of 6 at sephora.com.
First-Aid-Beauty-Dual-Repair-Power-Serum.jpgLooking for a serum to really make your skin look and feel its absolute best? Introducing the new First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Power Serum.

We’ve long been fans of this niche skincare line, not only for the simple yet chic packaging but for the fact that the products really and truly WORK. Every product in the line just makes skin glow. And the same is definitely true for the newest serum to hit First Aid Beauty’s product lineup.

This serum works to improve your overall skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. All three products in the line (the serum, plus a moisturizer and an eye cream) rely on a breakthrough combination of ingredients that strengthen the skin barrier and reduce skin sensitivity … which basically means your skin ends up looking incredible! Two pumps of the serum are enough to cover your entire face, which we recommend doing each morning before following with moisturizer and eye cream (either from this range or others of your own choosing, of course). You’ll be left with healthy, gorgeous skin.

And the best part? People really will think you look younger in a matter of days! We promise.

First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Power Serum retails for $48 at sephora.com.
Gel-Cream-Moisturizers.jpgWhile we normally err on the side of heavier moisturizers once winter temperatures abound, we find ourselves making an exception as of late. Why? Because gel cream moisturizers are soothing, calming AND nourishing all at once! And, while we do recommend using a heavier moisturizer at night, these five will get you through every day looking and feeling your absolute best.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream For Dry Skin
An absolute miracle worker—and it’s under $10! We love the pink hue of the moisturizer, but what we really love? The fact that it erases all dryness in an instant, even after a long flight.
$8.49 at drugstore.com

Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Regenerator Moisturizing Gel-Cream
Another pink option! This one smells divine and works to reduce everything from wrinkles to dullness. Definitely a miracle worker!
$68 at nordstrom.com

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
The first gel cream we ever used … and still the one we turn to in a pinch! It’s oil-free and sinks right into skin without any greasy residue. Definitely a must have for your skincare arsenal.
$37-$49.50 at clinique.com

Philosophy Take A Deep Breath
Need to relax … or does your skin, at least? Well, then reach for this moisturizer, which diffuses oxygen to the skin for an instant pep me up.
$34 at beauty.com

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel
This is the latest addition to our gel cream moisturizer loves. It’s cooling and refreshing, we love the fun green hue, and it doesn’t feel sticky at all upon the skin.
$38 at sephora.com
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The Body Shop has been known for its body butters longer than many bath lines have been in the game. And anyone who’s tried them before knows just how great they are. They absorb quickly, leave amazing fragrances behind and moisturize deeply. Their Love Etc. Body Butter is newer to the line and is made with Community Trade cocoa butter, and organic, virgin, cold-pressed Community Trade coconut oil — the result is a decadent and rich moisturizing cream that leaves skin soft and non-greasy. 

You can get The Body Shop Love Etc. Body Butter for $19 at thebodyshop.com.

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