Post-Summer Skin Salvation

A ten step program.


CLEAN: With skin-nourishing ingredients like Alp Rose stem cells and rose hip and marula oils, this cleanser does more than just get rid of the day’s dirt.

Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Cleanser, $38,


SCRUB: A few different types of clays, healing sea salts and yummy smelling spices, like clove and cinnamon work together in this exfoliator that’s gentle enough to use daily.

May Lindstrom Clean Dirt, $60,


SEE SPOTS GO: This light cream comes in three skin-tone specific formulas and uses a hydroquinone derivative and hydroxyl acid to decrease dark spots and help improve radiance.

Lancôme Dream Tone Customized Skin Tone 3-Correcting Serum, $98,


ZAMBONI! A few too many beach days over the years? Plankton extract and vitamins C and E work to smooth out surface wrinkles and give skin that “I never go out in the sun” appearance.

Clinique RepairWear Laser Focus, $47,


CALM DOWN: Dry air and cooler temps can make skin red and angry. Greek yogurt, the main event in this sheer, silicone-free primer, has natural anti-inflammatories to pacify the flush-prone.

Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer, $30,


PRESERVE: This lightweight SPF protects skin from the sun without covering your face in a ghostly white film; its extra antioxidants help combat outdoor pollutants that trigger discoloration.

Avon Anew Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion SPF 50, $36,


ILLUMINATE: Olive, rose, and jojoba, several types of oils in this blend make skin soft and dewy, but never slick. It’s particularly delicious for a quick morning face massage and makeup looks ultra-fresh when patted on afterward.

L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal, $25,


SOFTEN CROW’S FEET: This formula contains a high dose of a new type of retinol, and works away at imperfections without stinging the delicate area around the eyes.

Verso Skincare Super Eye Serum, $80,


MID-DAY PICK UP: Backed by Harvard University research, the moisture droplets in this spray keep skin hydrated for 24 hours—and feel particularly refreshing in the late afternoon when makeup and skin need a little reviving.

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Mist, $90,


RISE UP: Overnight, this moisturizing cream helps plumps up skin and over time, its key ingredient, Edulis plant extract, stimulates the production of firming proteins.

Chanel Le Lift Crème, $165,