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Create a luminous postfacial glow in a single step with a mask, an exfoliator, or a supremely hydrating oil.
PROBLEM SOLVERS: From fading dark spots to calming sensitive skin, these products are doing the most.
BEST HYDRATING MASK
More than a mask, Valmont Masque Majestueux Votre Visage ($460) is a sensorial experience. As you massage the luxe cream into your skin, it becomes a nourishing oil packed with honey, propolis, and royal jelly.
BEST OVERNIGHT MASK
Noble Panacea the Exceptional Chronobiology Sleep Mask ($310 for eight doses) is full of time-released probiotics and retinol, all calibrated to work with your skin’s sleep cycle.
BEST ACNE TREATMENT Differin Gel ($14.99) uses adapalene, a retinoid specifically formulated for breakouts.
BEST BRIGHTENING MASK
Sisley Paris Radiant Glow
Express Mask ($140) uses soft, nondrying clay to draw out impurities that may be dulling skin.
With rosemary and chamomile oils, this spalike formula brightens skin in under five minutes.
BEST FOR DARK SPOTS Eadem Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum ($68) uses amber algae, vitamin C, and niacinamide to safely fade spots, and it’s effective across all skin tones.
BEST SENSITIVE-SKIN SERUM The French cure for stressy skin: Darphin Intral Daily Rescue Serum ($130). This light, watery formula quickly calms irritated skin, taking down redness almost immediately with glycerin and flower extracts.
BEST LIQUID EXFOLIATOR
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 ($106) created the liquid-exfoliator category. While it’s spawned a lot of imitators, none deliver the same effect, which is toned, glowing skin.
The antidote for a dull complexion? Add a few drops of Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil ($72) on top of your moisturizer.
BEST EXFOLIATING MASK
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask ($60) exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme and alpha hydroxy acid while polishing with aluminum-oxide crystals.
Strivectin Advanced Retinol Nightly Renewal Moisturizer ($79) utilizes retinal, a form of retinol that’s tolerated by even the most sensitive skin types. NIA-114, a form of niacin, helps buffer the formula.