12 Calming Beauty Products to Distract You from the State of the World for a Minute

Alternative facts can't get you here.

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Courtesy, design by Betsy Farrell

One minute it's an alleged plagiarist (this administration seems to be full of those) possibly heading the Department of Education; the next, it's just a generally icky, sinking feeling that we are truly In for It. All this turmoil can't be good for one's complexion, so here, take a break from protesting and calling your representatives for some much-needed self-care.

Apto

1) Droppers are always fun to use. 2) It is meditative to count out squeezes of soothing plant extracts to mix into your moisturizer or a mask. 

$29, aptoskincare.com.

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Tony Moly

Slap onto your wind-chapped cheeks to reduce redness, take a lot of selfies.

$11, amazon.com.

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Root Science

A gingery toner that's as nice on your skin as tea made from the same root is for your stomach. 

$50, shoprootscience.com.

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Milk Makeup

Another product to store in the fridge, though this hydrating stick already has cooling properties on its own. (Recommended usage: Smear all over face every time Trump issues a new executive order.) 

$24, sephora.com.

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MAKE

Like Eight Hour Cream but cooler. 

$20, makebeauty.com.

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Erno Laszlo

You're gonna need a really good hydrating mask for all that sweating you've been doing. 

$90, dermstore.com.

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Drunk Elephant

If you've ever dreamt of dunking your head in a vat of crème fraîche, this whipped moisturizer has your name all over it. 

$60, drunkelephant.com.

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Little Barn Apothecary

It's meant for spritzing on your sunburnt body, but feels just as nice when your insides are volcanic with political anger. 

$22, littlebarnapothecary.com.

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Buly 1803

Figuring out how to work this pumice-stone diffuser thingy ≈ raking a rock garden. 

$80, mrporter.com.

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Boscia

An icy peel-off mask that would be really fun to use while you try not to cry in the shower. 

$25, boscia.com.

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Balmain

"Spa brush" means pre-wash detangling goes from chore to actually nice experience.

$107, net-a-porter.com.

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