Cleansing water for dummies
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My friend returned home from a stint abroad with the best beauty products France offers. Even among heavy hitters, Bioderma Sensibio H2O Water stood out. The micellar water destroys any last trace of makeup while leaving behind a tingly sensation on my skin, and is perfect for any double cleansing routine. The product is designed for sensitive skin, and at a convenience store price, it’ll become your favorite all-in-one product.
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Despite an affinity for anything that sparkles, I am skeptical of any beauty products containing gemstones. Natura Bisse’s Diamond Lip Booster was no different. Who am I—Beyoncé? Alas, my lips were dehydrated and chapped after a cold, so I gave this pricey serum a shot. The Spanish-made product, packed with omega-5 fatty acids, transformed my lips over the course of a workday. The squeeze tube comes with a metal applicator that feels ice-cold on your lips, which added a luxurious touch. While I wouldn’t use this every day (especially at $75!), the combo of potent ingredients and high-end packaging deems it unlike anything else on the market.