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8 Skincare Products That Will Renew Tired Skin

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If you’re in California like us, chances are you’re missing your trips to the esthetician. Your skin may be suffering, but we’ve got you covered! While we recommend leaving the more intense skin treatments to the professionals, these products will give you the at-home facial you’re craving.

The Ordinary Peeling Solution

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We've noticed that many of you are loving our AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, and while we're really happy that you're enjoying it, we want to ensure that you're playing safely. ⁣🩸⁣ ⁣⁣ When beginning to use Direct Acids: 1) Patch test! 2) Don't use them with other direct acids, retinoids or pure Vitamin C 3) Make sure you're avoiding unprotected solar exposure always and using acids in the evenings only, ideally, 4) Don't apply acids to peeling, compromised, sensitive or broken skin and 5) Follow the directions on the packaging/website. ⁣ ⁣ The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is a 10-minute exfoliating facial for experienced users of Direct Acids. It offers efficient chemical exfoliation of the skin to target dullness and textural irregularities, with the aim of improving visible skin radiance with continued use. This formula also incorporates a Tasmanian pepperberry derivative to help reduce signs of irritation associated with acid use. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Due to the high concentration of free acids, we would not recommend using this formula on sensitive, compromised or peeling skin. ⁣‼️⁣ ⁣⁣ While exfoliating acids can result in quick visible benefits, we generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms due to the potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acid use. Please refer to NIOD's Non-Acid Acid Precursor as an option for indirect exfoliation. ❤️

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The Ordinary’s AHA + BHA Peeling Solution deeply exfoliates skin to clear pores and increase brightness. Plus, the solution smooths texture, reduces fine lines and is free from parabens, sulfates and other harmful ingredients.

Promising review: Cami says, “I have always had texture on my cheeks and have never been able to get rid of it. I used this for the first time last night and this morning saw at least 80% improvement!! I am so impressed.”

Drunk Elephant Babyfacial

Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask is another product that uses AHA and BHA to improve skin texture, tone and appearance. The gluten-free, vegan mask removes dead skin cells, revealing a majorly refreshed complexion.  

Promising review: Bree says, “Hands down the most amazing face product I have ever used! My skin had scars on it from acne, but I have seen amazing results with this mask.”

Sonya Dakar Flash Facial

Another facial product you need is Sonya Dakar’s Flash Facial. Formulated for all skin types, the exfoliating gel plumps, softens and brightens skin. Not to mention, results are seen after just ONE minute of use.

Promising review: Sara says, “I love this. There is little to no fragrance, which is great for my sensitive skin. It’s not a harsh product either. I don’t feel like I’m over exfoliating, and my skin is so soft now.”

Dr. Dennis Gross Universal Daily Peel

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel is a two-step peel that’s great for decreasing fine lines, wrinkles and pores. It works well on most skin types and uses AHA, BHA and lactic acid to renew skin cells for a softer, smoother complexion.

Promising review: Retta says, “I use this a couple of days a week and WOW! My skin looks amazing. It feels smoother and my makeup is flawless. Love it.”

Glamglow Flashmud Mask

Glamglow’s Flashmud Brightening Treatment Mask targets dullness and dark spots to reveal brighter, younger skin. Formulated with a blend of salicylic acid, lactic acid and vitamin C, the treatment gently exfoliates skin to boost radiance.

Promising review: Haley says, “I love this product. It smells great, exfoliates nicely and is a great mask. You will definitely see brightening results immediately.”

Moon Juice Acid Potion

Another must-have product for renewing skin is the Acid Potion Resurfacing Exfoliator from Moon Juice. Using a mixture of acids to tighten, brighten and smooth skin, the liquid exfoliator will have you feeling like you just stepped out of the esthetician’s chair.

Promising review: Leah says, “I bought this on a whim and was blown away! I have definitely seen a difference in the size of my pores. I use it at night and wake up to clear skin!

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel

Murad’s Intensive-C Radiance Peel is another highly rated product you need in your life. Made for at-home use, it’s easy to apply and has brightening results comparable to a professional peel. Not to mention, it enhances radiance and hydrates skin.

Promising review: Lauren says, “This mask is a game changer. Just 10 minutes and I have dewy skin with not a pore in sight. It’s a must-have.”

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate

Finally, Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate Intensive Treatment is a dual-action exfoliator that cleans pores, reduces dullness and softens texture. Using papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin enzymes, the facial scrub renews skin without over drying.

Promising review: Jordan says, “Hands down the best exfoliator I have used. Makes my skin near flawless and helps stop any breakouts! It’s totally worth the price.”

Reviews have edited for length and clarity.

Which product are you most excited to try out? Share with us in the comments!

Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz is a Los Angeles-based Features Editor, creating content and working towards providing an inclusive space for beauty professionals and consumers.