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For more all-in-one skincare (and a great travel buddy), we love Grand Central Beauty’s S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting™ Polisher.

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This 15-minute detoxifying mask has a longer shelf life than many celebrities. But unlike the tabloid darlings who are “in” and “out” in the blink of an eye, it leaves a lasting impression. Our skin loves the all-in-one formula, which smooths, tones, downplays wrinkles, and sinks a slew of skin-perfecting minerals into our pores, leaving non-greasy moisture in its wake.

How it Works

It all starts under the sea, apparently: Seaweed extract works to tone and smooth skin, while detoxifying marine algae targets wrinkles, past and future. Meanwhile, mineral-packed marine powders draw out blackheads, shrink the appearance of pores, and increase skin’s elasticity. The water-activated formula also leaves you with 24 hours of intense moisture. Oh, and it’s free of parabens and sulfates, and never tested on animals. Each package contains four mask applications.

How to Use

Now’s your chance to play beauty chemist: After cleansing skin, take out either the Mixing Tub or Travel Mixing Dish. In the dish, combine one capsule of Active Mask Powder and one vial of Intensive Booster. Fill your empty capsule with cool tap water and add that to the mix, then stir it all together with the spatula. Immediately apply the entire mask to face. Peel off after 15 minutes by gently loosening and lifting the outer edges of the mask (note: It might still feel a little moist). If residue remains, rinse and pat dry.

Active mask powder ingredients: diatomaceous earth, algin, calcium sulfate, tetrasodium phyrophosphate, cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) gum, sodium ascorbate, maltodextrin, malpighia punicifolia (acerola) fruit extract, mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), red36 (CI12085), yellow 6 (CI15985), fragrance (parfum), hexyl cinnamal. hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde.

Intensive booster ingredients: water (aqua), glycerin, porphyra umbilicalis (nori) extract, fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) extract, laminaria digitata extract, citrullus vulgaris (watermelon) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, lens esculenta (lentil) fruit extract, sodium PCA, sodium lactate, butylene glycol, rose multiflora extract, paeonia albiflora root extract, fragrance (parfum), potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, citric acid.

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