Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum ($88)

Vitamin C may not be the new kid on the skin-care ingredient block, but it remains one of the most popular year after year. Violet-C Radiance Mask, this new oil- and fragrance-free serum packs a whopping 20 percent concentration of vitamin C (and two different types at that) to deliver both instant and long-term results.

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I Dew Care Ice Cream Masks ($25)

I scream, you scream, we all scream for these ice cream-inspired face masks from Instagram-friendly brand, I Dew Care. The hydrating “soft serve” formula touts hyaluronic acid and squalene, the soothing “sorbet” option contains green tea and aloe to calm irritation, and the brightening “gelato” mask uses raspberry extract and glycolic acid to banish dullness.

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Beautyblender Re-Dew Set & Refresh Spray ($32)

The two-phase solution combines hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-enriched water with a milky oil that, when mixed and spritzed on the skin, delivers just the right amount of moisture and radiance to revive any existing makeup.

Clinique iD ($39)

Step one: Choose from three hydrating bases, based on how much moisture your skin needs. Step two: Add one of the five active cartridge concentrates, each of which targets a specific complexion concern. Step three: Get ready for seriously glow-y skin all year long.

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Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation ($48)

The lightweight, moisturizing formula (available in 30 shades) promises to stay put for up to 15 hours, keeping your skin looking flawless and feeling hydrated the entire time.

Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Survival Serum ($68)

The formula combines brightening vitamin C and licorice extract with a trio of acids (glycolic, lactic, and azaleic) to knock out dark spots and dullness, while squalene and hyaluronic acid pack a hit of hydration. So, yes, you could use this as your daily skin-care serum, but it also pulls double duty as a primer and/or highlighter, delivering the perfect amount of natural-looking luminosity. 

Algenist Genius Sleeping Collagen ($98)

A vegan form of collagen which is not usually the case in most collagen-spiked skin-care products pairs up with the brand’s patented alguronic acid (a humectant that helps the skin retain moisture) in this bedtime treatment that promises to prevent overnight skin dehydration and increase moisture levels. 

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barriair Cream ($30)

Skin-coddling ingredients, but it has an airy, whipped texture that feels more like a gel moisturizer than a heavy-hitting hydrator. There’s hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin, colloidal oatmeal to soothe it, and ceramides and linoleic acid to help strengthen the skin barrier.

Kopari Coconut Detox Mask ($38)

Think of this mask as a juice cleanse for your skin: Bentonite and kaolin clays go to town pulling impurities out of your pores, while coconut oil hydrates, and probiotics help keep the top layer of skin feeling balanced and looking fresh.

Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum ($85)

Those looking to up their retinoid game will appreciate that this serum contains an impressive 6.5 percent blend of retinoids and retinoid-like botanicals for smoother, clearer skin. And those botanicals (namely hawaiian white honey, bisabolol, ginger, and prickly pear cactus) don’t just deliver wrinkle fighting benefits; they also help reduce the appearance of the redness, flaking, and other less-than-pretty side effects that can often accompany such a potent retinoid. 

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Shiseido Ultimune Amplifying Night Mask

The unique, freeze-dried formula melts when mixed with a few drops of the serum, turning into a gel mask that helps counteract environmental damage.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation ($56)

Not only does it somehow strike the unicorn-like balance of being totally light in texture while still being a full coverage formula, it also features unique coated pigments that deliver said full coverage with just a half pump of product. Couple that with waterproof, fade-proof, 24-hour wear, and an extensive range of 32 shades and you’ve got yourself one ace of base.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation Balm ($64)

A blend of waxes and oils gives this foundation formula its initial balm-like consistency, which, when smoothed over skin, transforms into a cream, and later, a powder. Made with 15 percent pigments, it packs a hefty punch of complete coverage and has a perfectly matte finish despite its creamy consistency.

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Concealer ($35)

Enter this newbie (available in 16 shades), which has the same luxurious texture and radiant finish as the original, but with a higher concentration of pigments for complete coverage.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer ($28)

this cover-up doesn’t need to be set with powder, thanks to the unique amino-acid coated pigments that immediately conform to your skin, staying put for up to 12 hours without caking or creasing. The range of 22 shades is an added bonus.

Stila After Hours & Happy Hour Eye Shadow Palettes ($52)

Each of the two palettes features a dozen shades (one with warmer hues, one with cooler) in a mix of matte, shimmer, and sparkle shadows. They’re nearly as pigmented as metallic as the brand’s liquid glitter shadows, no small feat for a powder.

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Dove 0% Aluminum Deodorant ($7.50)

Taking a cue from devoted Dove deo customers, the brand is launching their first aluminum-free deodorant. It’s also alcohol-free and contains the their signature 1/4 percent moisturizers, plus hydrating glycerin to keep the skin under your arms soft and smooth.

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