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Best of Beautypedia Skincare: March 2016

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March brought with it the luck of the Irish in terms of skincare launches, where the good far outweighed the bad! Here are our top picks for everything from cleansers and moisturizers to a “PowerFoil Mask” (yes, that’s a thing).

March’s Best (4-Star or Higher) Skincare Products

Alpha Skin Care Dual Action Skin Lightener ($10.99) – The dynamic duo of 2% hydroquinone for lightening dark spots + 10% glycolic acid for exfoliation makes this a superb option to target dark spots. And the price point? Unbeatable—bravo Alpha!

CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Cloths ($8.99) – These cleansing cloths stand out from the pack due to their ability to remove a full face of makeup (including waterproof formulas) + the additional skin-beneficial ingredients remain on skin for extra value. Kudos to CeraVe.

Clinique Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam ($20) – This cleanser lives up to its “Extra Gentle” name with its mix of mild cleansing agents and fragrance-free formula. A slam-dunk for oily to combination, sensitive skin.

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream ($26.50) – This eye cream put some pep in our step with its instantly hydrating formula + well-rounded blend of anti-agers including antioxidants and peptides. And if that wasn’t enough, Clinique went for the Triple Crown by coming out another winning product this month: Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm ($19.50). Nicely done!

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($52) – This water-based gel provides a surprising amount of hydration, making it a unique option for oily to combination skin. More to love, it contains a range of beneficial antioxidants and reparative ingredients. We’ll cheers to that!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask ($79) – We’ll be the first to say that this PowerFoil Mask “ain’t cheap” but there’s no denying that it leaves skin feeling soft, hydrated, plumped, and refreshed. That, plus the generous blend of beneficial ingredients, earn this foil-coated mask our seal of approval if you’re in the mood to pamper and splurge. (Just promise us you’ll take a selfie.)

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Cleansing Gel ($38) – This cleanser comes with some lofty claims centered around its exotic sounding ingredients (volcanic ash, seaweed, and Irish Moor mud), but gimmicks aside, it's a great option for normal to oily or combination skin. The gel formula rinses easily and removes makeup with minimal effort, all without leaving skin feeling tight or dry.

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