You had a lot of fun this summer, but your skin says otherwise; all those days spent under the sun (without reapplying sunscreen—oops) left your face and body dry, rough, and dull. But it's not too late to make your skin good as new. Try these miracle-working products to bring it back to life and revamp your beauty routine for the new season.
Mission Perfection Serum, Clarins ($72). Nordstrom Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-746-0011
The newest serum developed by Clarins Research will target any dark spots that popped up this summer and not only make them disappear, but make your whole face feel and appear brighter soon after you start using it. (We meant it when we said miracle-working.)
Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30, Kiehl's ($62-82). kiehls.com
Switch out your everyday face cream with one that has a higher SPF and more benefits to your skin, like this new moisturizer from Kiehl's with SPF 30, beech tree extract to make skin firm, and jasmine flower extract to smooth out wrinkles.
After-Sun Milk, Moroccanoil ($28). barneys.com
You may have used oil this summer to expedite your tan, but now it's time to use an oil-infused product to give skin the moisture it lost. Moroccanoil's new After-Sun Milk can be applied daily or used right after you're in the sun to give skin a boost with aloe, argan oil, and vitamin E.
Body butter, kai ($52). Nordstrom Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-746-0011
Sometimes all you need is a coat of powerful body butter to make your skin feel alive again. Kai's indulgent shea butter-based lotion has the ultimate perk—it's laced with kai's to-die-for perfume oil—so every application feels like a spa treatment.
Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil, Goldfaden MD ($129). Space NK Apothecary at Bloomingdale’s, Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-873-2838
If you've never used a daily facial oil before or you need something a little more powerful after a scorching-hot summer, now's the time to try out Fleuressence. A blend of pure botanicals, natural oils, and fruit extracts, this potent product helps skin look flawless and protects it from irritants. Either apply it directly to your face or mix it with your moisturizer or foundation.
Divine Oil, Caudalie ($49). Sephora, multiple locations
Find one great oil—like Caudalie's Divine Body Collection oil made from grape, hibiscus, sesame, and argan oils that has a luxe floral scent—and it'll become your go-to moisturizer for your face, your entire body, and even your hair, especially after too much time in the sun.
The Hydrating Facial, La Mer ($250). Saks Fifth Avenue, Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington Station, 350-1100
Go all out for your next at-home facial with La Mer's ultra-moisturizing cotton mask. After just 8 minutes, you'll notice that your skin looks more hydrated, youthful, and firm.
High Intensity 24-'heaven', bliss ($35). blissworld.com
Bliss' healing body balm works its magic on dry, itchy skin over 24 hours with effective ingredients like lactic acid and colloidal oatmeal. No repplication is necessary to smooth out peeling, flaky, or sun-damaged skin in just one day.
Radiance Restored Duo, Verso ($185). dermstore.com
This just-launched duo includes Verso's popular face moisturizer and its dark spot corrector, both made with Retinol 8—a vitamin A complex eight times more potent than traditional retinol according to the brand. Use both products daily to reap the benefits, such as bright, smooth, and even skin.
High Potency Night-A-Mins Skin Refining Oil, Origins ($43). Sephora, multiple locations
Improve skin every night while you sleep by applying Origins' new Night-A-Mins oil before bed or mixing a few drops with your evening moisturizer. The calming scents of neroli valerian and vanilla will help you fall asleep, and you'll wake up with a glowing complexion.