Which Beauty Treatments Do You 'Believe In?'

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This weekend I participated in two beauty rituals that are probably nonsense: a professional facial and an at-home clay mask. The facial was part of a campaign to take better care of myself, and though it felt really good, I’m not convinced that 50 minutes of slathering non-medical-grade goo on anyone’s face, and then taking it right back off, has any lasting effects. Ditto for DIY masks. You know what probably is real? Lasers.


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Oh, man. Sephora employee here. Let me just tell you, I have so many people who tell their friends that things work/don’t work because it didn’t work for them - while true of some products, MOST skincare is like a prescription. Your mileage may vary.

That said, my favorite, tried-and-true products:

1. Josie Maran Argan Oil. Works on literally everything. Skin, hair, cuticles. I put it everywhere.

2. The Murad acne line. It’s a multi-step process but it’s the only thing that’s cleared up my adult acne.

3. African Black Soap. It’s the face wash I use instead of the Murad. Seriously makes your skin clean and soft.

4. Make-Up Eraser. Removes even waterproof mascara with no scrubbing, and it’s machine washable. I usually use this to remove the majority of my makeup, and then follow by washing.

5. Aquaphor. Best first aid solution for stubborn problems. I keep a big tub of it next to my bed and put it on my heels before bed, cover with socks, and wake up with super soft feet. I use it on my lips for chapping and cracking. Cuticle fixer. Also great for this awesome problem I have with the outside corners of my eyes watering for no reason - a couple nights of Aquaphor instead of regular eye cream and I’m back to normal.