ren glycol lactic radiance renewal mask

THE CLEVER GIRL’S GUIDE TO SKIN CARE

Face any situation with these quick complexion fixes.

We’ve all been there: A nuclear-red pimple the day your company picture is taken. The dewy skin on your dating profile that’s nowhere to be found before a first date. The dark circles guaranteed to invite (more) unsolicited health advice from your nagging in-laws. Sometimes you have the luxury of a months-long skincare regimen—and sometimes, so help you god, this had better work in the next few minutes. Below we share skinstant solutions for every mundane, plausible, and you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me scenario. Because every once in a while, the right trick can save your skin in more ways than one.  MELISSA LANE

THE SITUATION: You’re renewing your driver’s license at the DMV tomorrow. To increase your chances of getting a good picture, you play it safe and stay home the night before.
THE SKINCARE DISASTER: The night starts innocently enough—you crack open a new TV drama you’ve been meaning to watch. Two complete seasons and exactly zero sleep later, your face is barely worthy of a mug shot. 
THE SOLUTION: REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
Restore radiance and firmness to your tired, sagging appearance just like that thanks to a potent bioactive complex of natural fruit acids and papaya enzymes.
THE SPEED: 10 minutes.

THE SITUATION: You’re already dreading your Monday visit with your great-aunt, who delights in commenting on your “unhealthy lifestyle.”
THE SKINCARE DISASTER: After a long weekend at a festival in the desert, your skin is so dry and sun-ravaged, you basically need the equivalent of a new face.
THE SOLUTION: Fresh Sugar Face Polish
This triple-threat scrub not only dissolves away dead skin cells with brown sugar, it also hydrates and brightens with antioxidant-rich strawberries and plum and grapeseed oil.  
THE SPEED: 5-10 minutes.

THE SITUATION: You’re dating a silver fox. Your age difference doesn’t seem like a big deal, because he’s introducing you to his equally mature friends this weekend.
THE SKINCARE DISASTER: Blackheads explode across your forehead—making you look about thirteen, give or take a pigtail. 
THE SOLUTION: Dr Jart+ Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask
This dual-action charcoal-infused cloth is loaded with spearmint extract and arginine to clarify, detox, and hydrate in one fell swoop. 
THE SPEED: 15-20 minutes.

THE SITUATION: You’re lounging in your PJs, prepping for a phone interview for your dream job.
THE SKINCARE DISASTER: The CEO calls to say he’d rather interview in person…in an hour.
THE SOLUTION: Peter Thomas Roth 40% Triple Acid Peel
This professional-grade peel combines three powerful acids to exfoliate; hydrate; and address fine lines, hyperpigmentation, uneven skintone, and pore size—and basically look your best in the time it takes to pick out your least-wrinkled, interview-appropriate outfit.
THE SPEED: Five minutes.

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acuteyoungmom-deactivated201504  asked:

What are some good exfoliants that won't tear up skin like the st. ive's apricot scrub?

Chemical exfoliants like AHA/BHA’s work best, imo. 

  1. REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask -   
    A bunch of different acids that chemically exfoliate. You leave it on for ten minutes so it can sink in. A lot of other chemical exfoliants like the Murad one (see below) are traditional scrubs just with nominal amounts of AHA properties in them. Scrubbing for like half a minute and washing the product down is a waste of product. You gotta let it work. Plus it has a bunch of natural oils to promote cell turnover. It’s surprisingly gentle even though it’s a “chemical” exfoliant. Don’t let the name intimidate you. 

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THE TIP-OFF: MAKE THE MOST OUT OF MASKS

Nine ways to go maxi with the mud—and get skinstant results.

The Egyptians invented it. The Chinese made it healthy. The Romans turned it creamy. We’ve been messing with facial masks since we first slathered them on, and modern times are no different. (Microwave, anyone?) Below, we list our favorite insights this side of the millennium—and the masks we love for their instant magic. Got one we didn’t mention? Just want to show off your handiwork with le mud? Post a mask selfie to the Beauty Board! Cleopatra would be proud. MELISSA LANE

Go the distance.
TIP: After you remove a sheet mask, massage the extra serum into your skin for even more hydration. 
TRY: DR JART+ PORE MINIMALIST BLACK CHARCOAL SHEET MASK
WHY: Once you remove the fast-acting charcoal-infused cloth, you’ll find loads of spearmint extract and arginine reporting for a second shift.

Cool it.
TIP: To minimize visible puffiness, chill your calming mask in the fridge first.
TRY: FRESH ROSE FACE MASK
WHY: This rosewater gel, brimming with real rose petals, lends itself well to refrigeration—and its soothing effect is the perfect quick fix for puffy skin.

Multimask.
TIP: Want to slow signs of aging while you get a glow? There’s no reason not to get it all from one mask.
TRY: REN GLYCOL LACTIC RADIANCE RENEWAL MASK
WHY: This exfoliator is powered with natural fruit acids and papaya enzymes that rapidly boost radiance—and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Bad things come to those who wait (too long).   
TIP: Don’t wait for a clay mask to completely dry before wiping it off. By the time it’s dry and flaky, it will start to draw moisture from your skin, which can cause irritation.
TRY: GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT
WHY: We love this resurfacing clay mask: It leaves skin glowing and supports natural collagen—all in a matter of minutes.

Get more bang for your beauty buck.
TIP: Get the gunk out of your skin with a detox mask before applying your serum: It will help it sink in deeper and work more effectively.
TRY: GLAMGLOW POWERMUD DUALCLEANSE TREATMENT
WHY: Powerful conditioning, purifying, and detoxing in a snap—not to mention a sensual mud-to-oil format that feels like a vacation.

Get it on the go.
TIP: Counter travel stress with an invisible moisture mask before you board or an hour before touchdown.
TRY: FRESH BLACK TEA INSTANT PERFECTING MASK
WHY: It goes on clear, smells wonderful, and not only swiftly steeps your skin in hydration, but infuses it with advanced antioxidants from kombucha as well.

Elevate.
TIP: Paired with your regular skin care, masks are like frosting: They don’t replace the cupcake (your daily beauty routine)—they just make it better.
TRY: ALGENIST ALGAE BRIGHTENING MASK
WHY: If seaweed hasn’t made it into your routine yet, try this breakthrough combination of micro and macro algae. Known for its regenerative properties, it provides a speedy dose of brightening anytime you need it.

Sponges are for cleaning.
TIP: While oil can help remove a clay mask, a cellulose sponge can also do a bang-up job.
TRY: BOSCIA KONJAC CLEANSING SPONGE
WHY: Naturally deep-cleansing, this pH-balanced sponge is gentle enough to be used on the delicate undereye area.

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chicshrieks  asked:

Do you know of any face masks that are clear and the peel off type? Or any products that will give the same plastic skin effect? Thanks :)

Yep – I like to use the following:

There you are! Plenty of affordable options for ya that are really fun and useful.