Every woman, at some point in her life, has dreamed of having A.) unlimited funds, B.) a fabulous man, and C.) perfect skin. We can’t help you with the first two, but with these complexion-perfecting products, we can assure you that supermodel skin (a’la Chanel Iman) is within your reach! From undereye bag-banishing creams to zit-zapping cleansers, these skincare products address all your top complexion concerns.
Few things are more annoying than adult acne (weren’t zits supposed to be over in 10th grade?). Murad Live Clear Acne Complex Starter Kit ($33) aims to eradicated blemishes entirely, with an award-winning, sulphur-spiked formula. The kit contains the Clarifying Toner, Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel, Acne Spot Treatment, and Skin Perfecting Lotion. Use the whole system every morning and night, and you’ll notice a difference within four weeks.
Flaky skin can make applying makeup a disaster! Slough off dry, dead skin cells with Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System ($27). The brilliant kit smooths and resurfaces skin’s texture, leaving it soft, smooth, and perfectly prepared for makeup application. Use up to two times a week for best results.
The cure for an oily T-zone (the area across your forehead and the bridge of your nose) is Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel ($35). The silica-blended serum absorbs excess oil and creates a velvety-smooth, totally matte surface.
Tight, super-dry skin can drive the sanest woman nuts! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with Clarins HydraQuench Cream ($48). The luxurious-without-being-greasy formula quenches even the most parched skin, leaving it soft and supple.
First Aid Beauty Detox Eye Roller ($24) is the cure-all for dark circles and puffy undereye bags! Thanks to a caffeine-blended serum that constricts the blood vessels that cause dark circles, the cooling rollerball instantly revitalizes, smoothes, and brightens the eye area.
Go from blah to bright with Kiehl’s Brightening Botanical Hydrating Mask ($40). The radiance-boosting mask manages to both even out skintone and leave your complexion looking impossibly luminous. Fabulous after a night of cocktailing and carousing!
Hyperpigmentation is no less that the Black Woman’s Burden. Erase dark spots with Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector ($49.50), a groundbreaking new serum that evens skin tone in as little as four weeks. Use as a spot treatment to fade scars, or apply all over to generally brighten the complexion.
Banish blackheads before they start with Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cream Cleanser ($7.99). The self-heating cleanser contains salicylic acid, which scoops out the pore-clogging dirt and oil that causes blackheads.