I love a good skincare routine. Cleanser, toner, moisturizer, masks, the ritual...I love all of it. At the same time, committing to a three-plus piece skincare regimen can be spendy - who wants to do that without being pretty darn sure it's going to work? No one, that's who. Which is why starter kits are a cost-effective way to figure out if that cleanser's going to feel greasier than you thought, or if that moisturizer really is going to change your life before plunking down major cash. Check out a few of my favorite starter sets, all of which are available at Sephora:
Kate Somerville's Skin Health Starter Kit includes three of her most essential products: Gentle Daily Wash, the cult fave Exfolikate, and Nourish Daily Moisturizer. Kate has built her reputation on the youthful glow of some of Hollywood's stars (Annette Benning, who looks ah-mazing; Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Alba and others). This starter set puts your face in her hands (you know, kinda). With regular use, you'll glow as bright as any star.
If you're really serious about anti-aging products, consider the Youth Group set from Bliss. It contains five travel-size containers of the line's cleanser, toner, moisturizer, eye cream and conentrated serum. Combined, they make up every age fighter Bliss can think of - all packaged in a cute deluxe makeup bag.
The Korres Olive and Rye Regimen Kit will give your skin a soothing dose of deep hydration. And the aromatic combination of avocado, olive oil extract and macademia make this set as soothing to the senses as it is to the skin. Set includes milk proteins cleansing emulsion, day cream, night cream, and eye cream.
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