I don't know about you, but there are certain days I take a long, hard look at my face and think…Okay, enough. It's at that point that I whip out a fast-acting skin kit tailored to the problem at hand. Dullness? There's a kit for that. An I-can't-leave-the-house-like-this breakout ? There's one for that too. Here, find six skin sets that are basically custom D.I.Y. facials in box form, ready to give us the instant results we so desperately crave 🙏.
Danish cosmetician Ole Henriksen is notorious for the complexion-transforming Power Peels offered at his spas. You can go the at-home route with this three-step brightening system, which includes a face mask, mask concentrate, and cleanser that each capitalize on the brightening powers of Vitamin C. Dull and dry skin doesn't stand a chance.
Ole Henriksen Power Bright, $55; sephora.com.
Consistency is key when it comes to aggravated skin, so if you're breaking out, address things with this no-frills three-step system. There's the mild, medicated cleanser that won't dry your skin out, salicylic-acid-infused spot treatment gel for zapping zits practically instantaneously, and an oil-free moisturizer that's not too heavy and free of any irritating extras.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Kit, $37.90; amazon.com.
If you're familiar with the multi-masking trend, you know that assigning different masks to different parts of you face is the best way to maximize their effects. And Skin Inc. is making things easy-breezy with this set including the Pure Revival Peel to exfoliate and reset your skin's texture as a smooth canvas for makeup, the Brightening Mask for grease-prone areas like the T-zone, and the sleep-in or rinse-off Deepsea Hydrating Mask for dry spots or an all-over thirsty visage.
Skin Inc. Mask to Perfection, $95; sephora.com.
One of the most exciting new kits in the game, First Aid's trio of brighteners is great for *all* skin types to counter dullness, dryness, and uneven skin tone—and not just for your face. There's the Facial Radiance Pads with lactic and glycolic acids that are gentle enough for daily use and Facial Radiance polish for exfoliating and brightening. Then, for an all-over glow, you've got the Cleansing Body Polish formulated with active charcoal to buff every inch of your bod and reduce the appearance of conditions like keratosis polaris.
First Aid Beauty Banish Dull Skin, $40; sephora.com.
One of the most all-encompassing regimens you can get your hands on, the queen-of-all-things-natural Tata Harper has really outdone herself with this 7-step system. It includes a cleanser, floral essence, serum, moisturizer, nutrient complex, eye cream, and a resurfacing mask (one of our favorites of all time, BTW)—each boasting lightweight texture, ethically-sourced natural ingredients, and a lovely aroma. It will make your face feel like your body after you've eaten a super healthy salad.
Tata's Daily Essentials: Natural Antiaging Skincare Discovery Kit, $70; amazon.com.
Another expansive kit for both daytime and nighttime, this is a go-to for so many women that suffer from particularly dry, sensitive, and redness-prone skin. To alleviate inflammation and hydrate thirsty skin, this range including a cleanser, toner, gel exfoliant, serum, moisturizer with SPF, overnight moisturizer, and a hydrating treatment mask works together to calm, resurface, and restore the skin for a healthy-looking visage—even in the dead of winter if you can believe it.
Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Advanced Kit, $149; paualschoice.com.