When it comes to skin care, it seems like new products come and go every day, but we bet that there are a few specific skin care products you never go without. Trying out new products can certainly be fun, but sometimes, sticking with what you know—your holy grail products—is just the best. If you’re looking to add a few new holy grail skin care goodies to your routine, ones you practically won’t be able to live without, we can help. Here, we’re sharing four holy grail skin care products, from do-it-all micellar water to a clay-based face mask, that we think deserve a permanent place in your skin care routine.
HOLY GRAIL SKIN CARE PRODUCT #1: HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
There are endless face serums and potent skin care ingredients to choose from, but there’s a reason serums formulated with hyaluronic acid are a go-to for skin care obsessives. Known for its ability to absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is a massively popular ingredient thanks to its anti-aging and hydrating benefits. Our favorite hyaluronic acid serum is the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which can visibly reduce wrinkles after just two weeks of consistent use. Woah! Apply the lightweight formula onto clean skin, then follow with your facial moisturizer.
HOLY GRAIL SKIN CARE PRODUCT #2: MICELLAR WATER
We’re talking about holy grail skin care products here, so we’d be remiss not to mention micellar water. Just one bottle of micellar water can pretty much do it all—substitute as a gentle facial cleanser, remove even the most stubborn waterproof eye makeup, and also help fix any mishaps or mistakes you make in your makeup routine. Our multi-tasking micellar water of choice is the L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types. It removes dirt, excess oil, makeup, and impurities from the surface of the skin in just a few swipes, without drying out your complexion. To use it as a facial cleanser or makeup remover, simply saturate a cotton pad with the product, then swipe gently across your face. To use micellar water for makeup touch-ups, saturate a cotton swab with the formula and clean up wherever needed.
HOLY GRAIL SKIN CARE PRODUCT #3: EYE CREAM
Eye cream is another one of those skin care essentials that you should never be without—regardless of your age or skin type. The skin around your eyes is the most delicate on your entire complexion, not to mention it’s also susceptible to unwanted issues such as dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream that helps remedy all of the above is definitely a holy grail skin care product and the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel does just that. It’s formulated with ultra-nourishing manuka honey, plus calcium and antioxidants, and helps reduce dark circles and awaken the eye area. Plus, it has a rollerball applicator, making it super easy and convenient to swipe on every morning and evening.
HOLY GRAIL SKIN CARE PRODUCT #4: CLAY FACE MASK
If you don’t already have a clay mask in your skin care arsenal, you’re missing out! Everyone can benefit from a good clay mask. You can find one that suits your skin type, or reach for a few to multi-mask with. Here are five clay face mask options to consider adding to your routine ASAP:
L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask: In addition to three pure clays, this mask also contains charcoal. In just 10 minutes, your skin will be rid of deep impurities, such as dirt, excess oil, and pollution.
L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask: If you tend to be wary about face masks because you have easily-aggravated, sensitive skin, this one’s for you. The comforting formula contains seaweed for a luxurious experience that also helps calm stressed skin.
L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask: If tending to uneven skin texture and tone is your biggest issue, this mask can help even out any roughness or surface imperfections on your complexion.
L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask: This pink-tinted face mask exfoliates away dead cells, dirt, and oil from the surface of your skin. After one use, not only will your complexion feel like it can breathe again, it will also have a beautiful rosy glow.
L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask: Many of us suffer from oily skin every now and then, and that’s when a mattifying clay mask is a necessity. Formulated with eucalyptus and three pure clays, this mask will help rid your complexion of excess oil and shine.
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