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Eliza's Brightening Face Oil

For when your skin can't handle itself.
Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate, $46, available at Nordstrom.

Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate, $46, available at Nordstrom.

I imagine, somewhere, there are people whose skin is immune to changes in weather, changes in diet, nights of too much wine and too little sleep. If you are one such human, I salute you. The rest — and, I'm guessing, the majority — know that decent skin is a moving target, and achieving it is a matter of constantly tweaking one's diet and product lineup.

Last week, either cooler temperatures or a moment of too-vigorous exfoliation caused my skin to get a little drier than normal. The result: flakes of dead skin that did not look good underneath makeup. I'd been messing around with Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate for a few weeks, having (disclosure!) received it as a press sample, but, with this change in my skin's ecosystem, I realized how helpful it can actually be. I've been putting on a few drops after washing my face in the morning, then applying my regular lotion with SPF; with its blend of ginger root, sunflower and tamanu oils, it hydrates things nicely and makes my skin a little brighter looking.

The shit is good. At least, until my face pulls another surprise stunt.

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Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate, $46, available at Nordstrom.

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