First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum
You know those days when your skin just isn't cooperating? Maybe you've got an unsightly pimple. Maybe you drank too much the night before. Maybe there's just a redness flare up that came out of nowhere. Well, this serum basically creates miracles. I mean it -- all redness seems to disappear instantly upon application. It's thicker than a typical serum -- the texture is more along the lines of a moisturizer -- and I seriously can't get enough.
$36 at sephora.com
M-61 SuperSoothe E Cream
I happened to find this moisturizer in my stash a couple months ago and used it on a whim -- during November and December, my skin became terribly dry and I was looking for anything that might lend a little extra nourishment. From Vitamins A, C and E to aloe and licorice root, this is most definitely the moisturizer that brought my tired, dull skin back to life.
$68 at bluemercury.com
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
I tend to stay away from most scrubs as my skin is way too sensitive to handle them. But ExfoliKate (and Kate Somerville products in general) is designed with sensitive skin in mind. It tingles upon application and works to clear up any dryness and clogged pores instantaneously. I've been suffering from some unsightly breakouts as of late and this exfoliator is definitely helping to banish them way more quickly than I'd expect! Since you're supposed to use it on wet skin and let it sit for up to 2 minutes before rinsing, I've been applying it in the shower and letting it work its magic while I lather up.
$85-$175 at sephora.com
Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich
I've already talked about how much I love this moisturizer here, but I'll just say this. My skin is softer, smoother and healthier since I started using it every day. Mission accomplished.
$35 at glossier.com
Glossier Super Pure
I have a Glossier addiction and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I ordered the entire Supers trio (and I'm in love with all three), but this has definitely been getting the most play in my regimen as of late. Niacinamide and zinc work to soothe redness, calm blemishes and flush out impurities, plus this formula absorbs super quickly into the skin and just leaves it feeling CLEAN. Yeah, basically the best thing ever.
$28 at glossier.com
Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask
Because of my aforementioned dryness and dehydation, I've been looking for anything and everything that will restore moisture and nourishment to my skin. Enter this mask. With its whipped, marshmallow-like texture and cooling properties, it's a mask I actually look forward to using. It's really just a bonus that hyaluronic acid, almond oil and honey are just a few of the good-for-your-skin ingredients.
$22 at glossier.com
Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care Max Complexion Correction Pads
I waxed ad nauseam about how much I loved these pads here. But if you're looking for a product that banishes all pimples, zits and otherwise unsightly blemishes to the curb, THIS IS IT. These peach bellini-scented pads (yes, you read that right) are a true miracle worker. I'm in love.
$40 at sephora.com
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Cream
No more dark circles. No more wrinkles. Yeah, this under eye cream has superseded all others in my arsenal over the past few months. The blue tint really does work to brighten dark circles, while the formula is loaded with anti-aging-worthy blue algae, Vitamin C, copper, caffeine and collagen. My eyes no longer look tired -- even when I can't sleep!
$48 at sephora.com
J.One Jelly Pack
This was a total impulse purchase the last time I was browsing Sephora's website. Korean skincare keeps getting hyped, and I figured I'd try something. Well, color me impressed, because this serum-meets-primer is SO AMAZING. It mattifies yet adds a gorgeous glow and helps moisturizer adhere to and sink into skin faster. I love the jelly-like texture -- which you'd assume would be sticky, but it isn't at all. Plus, hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps the skin. Yeah, I'm sold.
$42 at sephora.com