Beauty: Editor's Pick

It’s The Balm

With so many Estée Lauder products to choose from,
it’s hard to play favorites. But that won’t stop us from trying.
Here’s what we’re loving this month.

With all the “shoulds” we tackle in a given day—we should exercise, we should floss, we should wash off all our makeup before bed—we’d like to offer up a new suggestion: Why shouldn’t it be more fun to wash your face? Fortunately, this quandary comes with an easy answer: our new favorite cleanser, Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm. Like a giant tub of lip balm, you dip your fingers into it, smooth it over dry skin, and behold as it melts into a luxurious oil that removes all manner of makeup (not to mention all the environmental grime that builds up on skin throughout the day). Splash with water, and it changes form again—this time into a deliciously nourishing milky cleanser that effortlessly rinses clean. Skin is left feeling soft and coddled, thanks to moisturizing safflower oil, and the subtle lavender and chamomile scent is the perfect finishing touch to help lull you to sleep.

Follow with your usual Advanced Night Repair serum and eye treatment, and your skin will be primed for a reawakening the following morning.

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