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After a year like 2018, a little skin rescue is needed. Even more, winter is in full swing and the elements are in full effect. For many of us, our skin is dryer than ever before, dark spots may have formed, and acne breakouts are rampant. Lucky for you, you probably have some gift cards ready to spend and are still trying to decide where to cash out. It won't be easy, but with a lot of persistence (paired with a lot of water) we can make it work. You owe yourself the gift of clear skin in 2019, and we know exactly how to get it. 

We've compiled a list of masks, serums, cleansers, and toners that are the cream of the crop. It's the latest and greatest in prestige skin care and will help your skin find its way back . These are the products worth splurging on that will make you look every day like you just got a facial.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum ($92, Sephora)

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Proactiv ProactivMD 3-Piece Kit, 90 Day Size ($80, Sephora)

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Algenist GENIUS Sleeping Collagen ($98, Sephora)

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Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA ($88, Sephora)

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Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream ($65, Sephora)

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One Ocean Beauty Skin System ($298, One Ocean Beauty)

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Tata Harper Let There Be Light ($92, Sephora)

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Skinfood ($95, Blue Mercury)

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Epara Skincare Cleansing Oil ($63, Barneys)

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Amorepacific Time Response Skin Reserve Crème ($150, Sephora)

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Indie Lee Stem Cell Serum ($135, Sephora)

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Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask ($90, Sephora)

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Drunk Elephant A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream ($74, Sephora)

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Volition Apple Cider Vinegar Resurfacing Peel Pads ($64, Sephora)

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La Prairie Foam Cleanser ($85, Nordstrom)

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