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Moisturizer from 2018? It’s time to clear out the clutter and start fresh. Here’s how...


Written By MAUREEN CHOI

Even with the best intentions to streamline your life, we’re betting you have a vanity, medicine cabinet, makeup bag, travel case, bedside table, or kitchen drawer somewhere overrun with half-used tubes of lip balm and expired face cream. It happens quickly and often unassumingly, and is usually tinged with a bit of regret.

But it doesn’t have to. With the right tools and guidance, cosmetic clutter need never become a reality if you just follow this practical rule of thumb: Buy less but better. (That’s called conscious—and conscientious—consumption.)


Of course before you do that, taking stock of current “stuff”, downsizing and organizing are par the course. Don’t think of spring cleaning as a chore, though, so much as an opportunity to practice some enlightened editing, a fun exercise in becoming the minimalist of your dreams. That’s the magic of tidying up! Won’t you give it a try? Watch this video if you need more convincing. Our founder Cassandra Grey and I will show you the way...

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There are few iconic face creams (Crème de la MerEmbryolisse Lait Crème ConcentréSisley-Paris All Day All Year) that endure the test of time. This is one of them. Its proprietary TFC8 Complex stimulates stem cell repair so skin acts (and maybe even looks) like it did in your ʼ20s. I love this cream for so many reasons, but the fact that it has evened out my skin tone, reduced pigmentation, and softened forehead lines is the clincher.

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True story: My boss recently asked if I got lip fillers. I did not. The noticeable plumping and fullness? All thanks to this essential GLOPRO accessory.

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If you, like me, are dealing with multiple skin concerns at once, think about investing in this heavy-hitter with radiance-boosting glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids. Trust me when I say: The battle against aging, acne, redness, and hyperpigmentation starts with this.

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Anyone who’s hung out in the sun can tell you how easy it is to get hyperpigmentation. Ironically, it’s notoriously hard to treat. But this targeted, pro-level formula has faded my stubborn dark splodges and post-acne marks in a matter of weeks.

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I go hard on sunscreen every single day, because you can actually prevent a lot of skin issues with sun protection alone. This lightweight serum with SPF 50 shields against damage and works beautifully under makeup. It’s the perfect option for people who find thick, milky ones unappealing to use.

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People always ask me which eye cream is best. That really depends on your specific concern—puffiness, lines, dark circles—but this is the one I recommend most. It’s silky-soft, loaded with reparative antioxidants, absorbs quickly, and doesn’t irritate the very delicate skin around my eyes.

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I have yet to find a better product that decimates under-eye bloat as well—or as quickly—as this cooling hydrogel mask. I would use it every day if my bank account allowed.

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It is true that a little of this all-natural soufflé goes a long way, but personally, I blow through it like water. Not because I need to, but because I’m addicted to massaging it all over my body every chance I get—in the morning, post-shower, before bed. I alternate between this and the Body Oil, and that combination has really helped smooth the unsightly skin on my hips, thighs, and bum.

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Most body washes that deep clean also strip. The lazy ones don’t do a good enough job. This gently-foaming, oil-gel hybrid is pH-balanced between 5.5-6.5 and infused with nourishing vitamins C and E, plus omegas 6 and 9 to take care of business while leaving skin baby-soft.

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It’s impossible for me to keep my enthusiasm for ingestibles under wraps—and this hair, skin, and nail booster is at the top of my list. It features only one ingredient: marine collagen sustainably sourced from a wild fish farm in Scandinavia. It has zero flavor (yes, really) and the finest texture (for up to 19X better absorption), which makes swirling it into coffee, tea, or smoothies a breeze.