The Trick to Invisible Pores

Barring regular pricey trips to a spa aesthetician, the quickest route to flawless skin is even more regular, assiduous exfoliation—twice a week minimum (or more, if your skin is of hardy stock). These scrubs all strike the elusive balance between gentle and super-powerful.

file

CUSTOMIZABLE: MARK GO WITH THE GRAIN EXFOLIATING BEADS/THAT’S DEEP PURIFYING CLEANSER



You blend your own formula, chemist-style: Mix the dry grains into the cleanser so it’s as hardcore or mild as you want.
file

GLOWIFYING: PHILOSOPHY THE GREAT MYSTERY ONE-MINUTE DAILY FACIAL



You don’t even have to rub this sea-salt/mineral/glycerin paste around to get the exfoliating effect; let it sit on skin for one minute and you will have extra-smooth, noticeably brighter-looking skin as soon as you wash it off.
file

ANTIACNE: AVEDA OUTER PEACE ACNE RELIEF PADS



In addition to salicylic acid—which fights breakouts better than anything—the formula is full of skin-calming plant extracts (tamanu oil, saw palmetto, Indian gooseberry).
file

INTENSE: MAC VOLCANIC ASH EXFOLIATOR



Aside from its inherent cool factor—the jet-black goo is made from the ash of a volcano—this is brilliant for serious skin buffing.
file

MICRODERMABRASION-ESQUE: BIORÉ SKIN PRESERVATION MICRODERM EXFOLIATOR



The minute crystals in this are similar to what you’d find in professional (and way costlier) treatments; white tea and shea butter bring down redness.
file

BLACKHEAD-OBLITERATING: OLAY DAILY FACIALS CLARITY DAILY SCRUB



This is low-key enough to use every morning—but it’s got a good dose of salicylic acid (2 percent) to ward off breakouts.

more on luckymag.com

Seven Style And Beauty Secrets We Learned Last Week

From the biggest trends of 2014 to the best travel blow dryers, here's what we learned this week!

The Foolproof Saturday Outfit You Already Own

High-rise skinny jeans, white tee, grey gym class hoodie, simple black footwear—when you break it down, the core of this outfit is basics, many of whi…

Drugstore Beauty Buy: An Undereye Cream That Works While You're Sleeping

A few dabs of this lightweight cream, which contains caffeine, hyaluronic acid and smoothing essential oils, and you'll wake up seeing the depuffed, h…

Petra Langerova: The Everlane Aesthete

As the head designer for fashion's favorite socially-conscious e-tailer, Petra Langerova is making simplicity more covetable than ever.

25 Outrageously Expensive Holiday Gifts For The Person Who Has Everything

From a crystal panther worth over $47k to a shopping spree so huge it comes with an unlimited price tag, click through to peep 25 jaw-droppingly luxur…