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Don’t Have Time for a Facial? Try These 3 At-Home Products.

By Raya Ramsey |

Summer wrecks my skin, and I have less time then ever for facials with my kids’ summer camps and sports. Anything you like to use at home to get facial-like results? –Sheryl

There are a handful of products that will deliver more dramatic results than your daily wash/tone/serum/moisturize routine. My favorites: Masqueology single use sheet masks, Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel, and Kate Somerville Exfolikate.

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Masqueology Masks
What it is: A package of three single-use masks. Each saturated sheet has cutouts for the eyes, nose, and mouth and is soaked in skin-treating ingredients. (Use in private; you will look creepy.)
What it does: Each of the ten masks serves a different purpose. I love Cell Renewal, which includes hydrolyzed collagen, pomegranate extract, snail secretion filtrate (I know–ew), and trehalose for helping produce new skin and restoring moisture.
How to use: After removing makeup and rinsing skin, apply the mask, and leave on for 20 minutes. The best part is, after use, you can throw away the mask and massage the remaining formula into your skin. No clean-up necessary.
Recommended Use: “Use as often as desired as a regular part of your skincare program.”

Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel
What it is: An enzyme peel that looks and smells just like a berry jam. (But don’t eat it.)
What it does: A potent combo of ingredients (pineapple enzymes, strawberry and blueberry extract, raspberry seed oil, and lactic, salicylic, and other acids) create a powerful exfoliant that helps heel blemishes, fade discoloration, and remove dull skin.
How to use: After removing makeup and rinsing skin, apply a thin layer and leave on for 5-10 minutes (depending on severity of tingling). Rinse with cool water and follow with moisturizer.
Recommended Use: “Use 1-3 times a month, or as needed.”

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
What it is: A grainy formula made up of micro beads, fruit enzymes (papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin), salicylic acid, rosewood and cinnamon extracts, aloe, honey, and vitamin E.
What it does: The powerful exfoliator cleans pores, brightens skin, and strips away dead and dull skin.
How to use: After removing makeup and rinsing skin, apply a thin layer to wet face and massage in circular motions for 30 seconds. Leave on for up to two minutes (depending on severity of tingling). Rinse with warm water and follow up with regular skincare routine.
Recommended Use: Use once or twice each week, morning or evening, to keep skin radiant.