Finding the right product to fight off your unwanted acne, redness, irritation, and lackluster complexion can seem overwhelming. Believe me, I’ve been there! But the cure to your acne and skincare ailments can be found in some unlikely places . . . like your kitchen cabinets. Crazy, right? You may be surprised by what ingredients make up your skincare products. Here are nine of the most “OMG, I didn’t know that did that” skincare products that will pave the way for a brighter complexion.
The Product: Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask ($39)
This two-in-one game changer pulls out all the stops! If your skin is anything like mine — lackluster and dull — this mask is for you. Formulated with turmeric (brightening) and cranberry seed (exfoliating) extracts, this mask works to restore your skin over time by evening out your skin’s texture.
The Product: Lush Cosmetic Warrior Mask ($10)
This whipped cream mask delivers all the cosmic feels and more. Its creamy and jelly-like texture makes it easy to apply, so you don’t have to use a lot of product to get the job done. The garlic and honey cleansing properties work together to stop irritation of the skin, calm redness, and reduce blemishes over time.
The Product: The Creme Shop 2-in-1 Facial Foam: Witch Hazel + Lemon + Green Tea ($10)
This cleanser is unlike any other I have ever tried. Its creamy texture turns straight to foam as soon as you apply it to skin with little water added. Your skin will be left as smooth as ever after rinsing.
The Product: Ole Henriksen Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser ($12)
This powerful cleanser truly works to calm, moisturize, and heal the skin. This cleanser works best with oily or blemish-prone skin. Its foaming texture is paired with aloe vera, which works to soothe and calm the skin without stripping and dehydrating the skin.
The Product: Korres Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Mask ($36)
Your skin deserves dessert, too! This is an advanced night facial designed to nourish the skin with proteins found in yogurt to combat dryness and dehydration.
The Product: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel ($36)
Weekly facial peels are one of the hottest skincare trends to date. Although finding the perfect one for your skin can be tricky, this two-part medi-spa peel (a one-month supply) by Dr.Dennis Gross is the answer to all of your skincare worries. Infused with azelaic acid, which is proven to aid in treating acne, brightening the skin, and gently reversing impurities, this professional product allows you to experience a two-part facial without having to leave your home. I am a huge fan of this product because you can see results within the first week! My skin looks brighter and my complexion is completely glowing. Skincare win!
The Product: Perricone MD Chia Serum ($85)
They’re not just good to throw in your pre-workout smoothie; chia seeds also provide clarity to unwanted blemishes, dehydration, and blackheads. After using this product, your skin will be left with a velvety finish that not only feels amazing but looks even better.
The Product: SW Basics Toner ($22)
The last-minute part of any nighttime skincare routine, toner has been dubbed one of the most essential bedtime necessities for a clear complexion. Now imagine adding apple cider vinegar into the mix. What you may not know about the ingredient is that it works to even out your skin’s complexion and neutralize your skin’s acidic deck. This product works best for oily, irritated, and acne-prone skin.
The Product: Glossier Super Pure Serum ($28)
This serum is super potent and fast absorbing, and its number one ingredient — along with the ever-so-popular vitamin E — is niacinamide. Niacinamide helps calm redness and irritation of the skin, dullness, and breakouts. Without any questions or hesitations, this serum has been amazing on my skin, and it’s been added to the lineup with my other serum miracle workers.
– Gianna Visconti as seen on POPSUGAR