If you love makeup and revel in the luxurious feeling that comes with a good splurge, chances are one of your most-beloved makeup products is made by Laura Mercier. Whether it's because of the brand's finely milled setting powder, its pigment-packed eye shadow stick, or the skin-soothing face primer, fans are hard-pressed to put down a Laura Mercier product after their first impression. This month, that devotion will only get stronger as the brand launches its own line of skin-care products.
Of course, you don't have to ditch your entire routine, but if you're on the hunt for a new makeup remover, cleanser, scrub, oil, moisturizer, eye cream, or lip balm, Laura Mercier might have your next long-term favorite in its new product lineup.
Laura Mercier Soothing Eye Makeup Remover, $25
Laura Mercier Purifying Micellar Water, $30
A fast-acting makeup remover should be a staple in any skin-care routine — especially one that doesn't irritate your eyes when attempting to eliminate stubborn mascaras and eyeliners. Laura Mercier is introducing two takes on makeup remover: Soothing Eye Makeup Remover and Purifying Micellar Water. The eye makeup remover is a biphase formula, meaning it's a combination of oil that dissolves products and water that washes them away.
Meanwhile, Purifying Micellar Water's benefits are all right there in the name. Like some of our other favorite micellar waters, this one contains surfactants, the molecules of which cluster together to attract the excess oil and dirt on the skin's surface. But this one has a light, fresh scent that gives you the same fulfilling feeling you get when you sleep in bed sheets that have just been washed.
Laura Mercier Conditioning Cleansing Oil, $38
Laura Mercier Balancing Foam Cleanser, $30
The mark of a great face wash is its ability to clean excess dirt and oil without stripping away too much moisture, and that's exactly what Laura Mercier accomplished with its Conditioning Cleansing Oil and Balancing Foam Cleanser. Squalene and rose oil, among other ingredients, hydrate skin and soothe inflammation as the oil cleanser breaks down dirt and makeup residue. Use it as the first step in a double-cleansing' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' >double-cleansing routine, or keep on hand for days when you're feeling extra dry.
If you have skin on the normal or oilier side, though, the brand recommends sticking to its Foam Cleanser, made with prickly pear extract. If you haven't heard, prickly pear extract is an anti-inflammation powerhouse, thanks to its natural amino acids and vitamin B. When the brand put the word "foaming" in this cleanser's title, it wasn't exaggerating — the thick but gentle lather this formula creates makes it effective with just a pea-sized amount.
Laura Mercier Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer, $62
Laura Mercier The Perfect Cream, $62
Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Cream, $58
When it comes to high-quality moisturizers, there's really no such thing as having too many options, so Laura Mercier is putting three of its own on the table for fans to try out. The first, Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer, combines honey with rose and lavender waters to keep skin soothed and hydrated without feeling heavy. The slight grip it has once dried down can multi-task as a makeup primer if you're running short on time.
Normal and dry skin types might prefer the brand's Perfect Cream Multi-Tasking Moisturizer, a concoction of soothing seaweed, plumping hyaluronic acid and black tea ferment, which cosmetic chemist Ginger King says is a great ingredient for smoothing fine lines. Consider this more of a gel than a cream — you can load up on it during the day or night and watch it sink in immediately.
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