6 Great Skin-Care Starter Sets
For Oily Skin
If you have a super-oily T-zone or constantly find yourself blotting midday, Fresh’s Umbrian Clay regime might be the answer. Three clay-based formulas (cleanser, mask, and moisturizer) will leave your complexion soft and matte. No more powder touch-ups.
To buy: $32, fresh.com.
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If your sensitive skin is prone to flare-ups, try Jurlique’s Redness Reducing Trio. The cleanser, serum, and moisturizer are infused with Sichuan peppercorn and calendula, which soothe and calm inflammation.
To buy: $48, jurlique.com.
The notoriously delicate eye area should get only the best treatment, which makes the Restoring Eye Wonders kit from the botanical science–based brand Clarins ideal. Its makeup-removing formula is gentle, its eye cream is effective on fine lines, and its five-minute mask lightens dark circles.
To buy: $82, clarinsusa.com.
For a Blemish
Give a stubborn pimple a one-two punch with the Bliss Zit No More Duo. Two shots of salicylic acid—one in mask form, the other in a clear spot treatment that can be used under or over makeup—should banish any blemishes.
To buy: $40, blissworld.com.
For Acne-Prone Skin
The wonders of the Clairsonic skin-cleansing brush have been proclaimed far and wide already. But the Mia2 Sonic Skin Cleansing Acne Clarifying Collection offers a model equipped with bristles designed to gently but efficiently remove dirt and oils from acne-prone skin. Its companion cleanser is made to combat breakouts while leaving skin soft.
To buy: $169, sephora.com.