Best Detox Skin-Care Products You Need Right Now

While the concept of “detoxifying” or “detoxifying” can sound attractive, it is not entirely true. (There is no specific meaning of the word detox in the wellness world.) Think about it: “Detoxifying” can really mean anything from avoiding sugar or juice cleaning to soaking in an Epsom salt-filled bathtub or relaxing in an infrared sauna. But when it comes to our bodies, detoxification is a little more complex. According to a dermatologist at Duke University, a lot of gunk, such as dust, makeup, and bacteria, ends up sitting on our bodies, clogging our pores — and these so-called “detoxifying” procedures are intended to cleanse the bodies.

Aside from washing your face every night — which is actually the strongest and first protection when it comes to detoxifying your skin — these nine items can help unclog the pores, clean the skin, and leave you with a healthier, clearer complexion after use. Look for things like sea salt, antioxidants (all the vitamins and minerals contained in your leafy green vegetables and fruit), activated charcoal, soft clay, and algae, seaweed, and other aquatic plants — the finest, purifying and detoxifying ingredients contained in skin and body care items.

Estée Lauder NightWear Plus Antioxidant Night Detox Crème

Chock-full of hydrating antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, this night cream also contains brown algae, which detoxifies as its relative, algae.

Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm

Skip this BB cream if you have dry skin (here’s your routine instead), but it’s perfect for those with mild, mixed, or oily skin forms. Green tea natural antioxidants soothe angry, irritated skin while caviar extract (seems like those sirmaids were wise after all) helps to clear clogged pores. It has SPF 30 to protect against UV rays, but also, as a recent study has found, sunscreen helps with the anti-aging cycle on its own.

Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash

We’ve already spoken about how getting kale in a product really benefits the skin and isn’t just a buzzy part of the skin-care superfood trend. (Superfoods to be consumed for radiant skin, however, are super-legitimate.) While experts may be divided on whether foods such as kale in skin care products are merely a marketing ploy or actually have benefits, this face wash is a must-have on our list. Not only is it less than ten dollars, but it also has ultra-hydrating coconut water in addition to antioxidant-packed kale and blue and green algae.

First Aid Beauty Detox Eye Roller

Long nights out calling for one thing in the morning (besides the usual, coffee) is a very good eye cream or treatment. Specifically, one that can aid in the battle against puffiness. This one does just this with its soothing rollerball and caffeine, which help to that the unavoidable eye bags of the next day. A bonus hit of peptides helps increase the development of collagen to make you look like you’ve had a full eight hours even though, you know, it’s more like four.

L’Oréal Paris Detox & Brighten Pure Clay Mask

In just ten minutes, this face mask, a favorite editor (and millennial), will help to clear pores and counter dust exposure with its carbon-coal mix, which works like a true dirt magnet.

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil

Often, there’s not enough time to detox during the day. And that’s all right. Enter this overnight treatment oil that will help you get beautiful while you sleep. Dry and 100% plant-based, this facial treatment helps to remove dead skin cells and free radicals when you sleep — the time when the skin is most regenerative.

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