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Peter Thomas Roth Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
You might think that if you want a heavier moisturizer you have to use a thick cream. But this moisturizer from Peter Thomas Roth is so light it almost feels like a gel—and yet it sinks into skin like it's a tall glass of water it can’t wait to slurp up. That’s because it’s made with a whopping 30% hyaluronic acid in three different molecular sizes to ensure it reaches every level of the skin barrier. So you get the moisture you want, without a heavy, greasy feeling on your skin.
To buy: $52; sephora.com.
Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb
Formulated after the brand’s best-selling Moisturizing Bomb ($38; sephora.com), this creamy yet super lightweight eye cream goes on silky and cool so it’s extra refreshing—especially on mornings when you’re feeling a little puffy. The ingredient list contains two herbs—comfrey leaf and pennywort—that help boost hydration and elasticity to give the delicate skin around the eyes the boost it needs.
Apply it after your moisturizer by massaging it in with your ring finger—the weakest and, therefore, gentlest finger—then tapping until it’s fully absorbed. As a bonus, the cream also acts as a primer to help your under-eye concealer last longer without creasing or clumping.
To buy: $48; sephora.com.
Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment
There’s never a good time for a pimple to pop up, which is why this remedy from Murad is such a lifesaver. Made with 2% Salicylic Acid, it works in as little as four hours to reduce the size of your blemish. Plus it’s clear, so you can dab it on day or night without anyone noticing. You could even mix it with your concealer for day to cover and treat at the same time.
To buy: $22; sephora.com.
IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid SPF 50+
This sheer tint protects skin from UVB and UVA rays and provides anti-aging benefits—and yet it feels like you're not wearing anything at all. Peptides help reduce the look of wrinkles, niacin repairs skin’s barrier, collagen gives a smooth appearance, and antioxidants protect from free radical damage. Wear it under makeup like a sunscreen or wear it alone for a one-step morning routine that quickly evens out your complexion (and gives it a glow, too).
To buy: $38; sephora.com.
Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion
Fun fact: Retinol is the only proven ingredient to reverse the signs of aging. So if you’re looking for a product to turn back the lock, you should definitely add one to your routine. This one not only has retinol but vitamins C and E as well to improve skin tone and texture and help produce collagen. Nervous about irritation? Use it every other night until your skin becomes used to it.
To buy: $65; sephora.com.