Best in Beauty: Back to basics

After a season of sun, sand and chlorine, it’s time to go back to the basics and get your skin and hair on solid ground. Wash away the chemicals and hydrate tired skin with these tried-and-true products that won’t break the bank.

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Best in Beauty: Back to basics
CeraVe Renewing SA Cream, $19.97

Pounding the pavement and sand took a toll on your feet, but this renewing cream packed with chemical exfoliants (lactic acid, urea, salicylic acid) helps discard dead skin cells and allows moisture to seep back into the skin.

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Best in Beauty: Back to basics
M-61 Perfect Cleanse, $9-$34

This pore-purifying glycolic face cleanser is gentle, yet it works wonders by breaking up and removing dirt and makeup. The glycolic acid deep-cleans pores, and the tea tree extract and vitamin B5 hydrate and soothe the skin.

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Aquation Hydrating Cleansing Bar, $7.94

This product line hit the market in 2016 and focuses on intense moisturizing ingredients (ceramides and hyaluronic acid moisturizers) that are fragrance-free, don’t clog pores and are gentle for all skin types.

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer, $19.99

The cult-favorite brand’s newest product line takes skin care to a new level by packing in prebiotics to focus on the microbiome of microorganisms that live on the skin barrier. This moisturizer focuses on the skin’s good bacteria to make sure it stays healthy and hydrated.

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Paul Mitchell Clarifying Shampoo Two, $10.99

You’ve done a good job using products to protect your hair against your heat-styling tools, and you’ve been great with your conditioning treatments, or maybe you’ve gone to the pool a ton this summer and the smell of chlorine radiates from your head. This shampoo cleans out all the gunk and leaves you with a fresh slate. It is color-safe and has wheat-derived conditioners to leave your hair squeaky clean and shiny.

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(August 2017)