You know that moment whenever your skin starts lowkey (or high-key) freaking out, it’s always a time when you’re at It’s as if the universe won’t give you a break! Luckily there’s a bunch of products out there that can help calm irritated skin! Whether it’s due to maskne, environmental changes, or just another weird phase – here’s what our team’s been loving whenever their skin acts up!

Fresh Rose Face Mask

What is it: An instant hydrating mask that gently soothes and tones with a plumping effect

Review: “I can’t express just how much I love this mask! It calms the skin and leaves the face feeling so hydrated, but it’s also easy to apply and rinse off due to the jelly texture. I’ve been using this every time my face felt dry due to the cold weather in New York, and this mask never failed to make my skin soft, plump, hydrated, and supple! My face hasn’t been so happy in a long time! I also love the rose petals in the gel, and the scent is so relaxing – that’s saying something from someone who’s not into rose fragrances!” — Tracy, Graphic Designer

Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask

What is it: Hypoallergenic overnight mask that calms and soothes stressed skin

Review: “Nothing works better for my sensitive and irritated skin than a great mask; a sleeping mask if I want that luxe! I wasn’t sure what to expect from this product since I’ve never tried this brand before. But Isabel now can say with confidence that she absolutely loves it! Whenever I notice any redness, especially after exfoliating, I would apply a layer of this light “moisturizer” before heading to bed. After waking up, my skin is so hydrated and soothed. Can I also mention that the ingredients are super skin-friendly? It has forest yeast, cica, squalane, AND panthenol! It’s such a joy to use!” — Isabel, Beauty Editor

Nuskin Nutricentials Bioadaptive Skin Care In Balance pH Balance Toner

What is it: A light toner that balances, refreshes, and preps skin for next skincare steps

Review: “I stumbled across this product when I ran out of my toner and borrowed my mom’s. At first, I didn’t think much of this toner since it had simple packaging, and it was unlike what I was used to using. But one application of this toner, and I’m in love! I like how simple this and lightweight this toner is, and yet it leaves the face hydrated and well protected! It’s no wonder my mom’s been using this for over 12 years!”— Claire, Video Editor

Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam

What is it: A fine and dense foam that cleanses and leaves skin moisturized

Review: “Personally, my skin doesn’t get as irritated, but I can see this cleanser being perfect for sensitive and irritated skin types. The bouncy and creamy texture feels more like a thick moisturizer instead of a cleanser, and you don’t need a lot of it to emulsify and spread over the face. After rinsing, my face feels very moisturized and cleansed without any dryness or tautness I would get with other cleansers. And considering how it’s formulated to cleanse away fine dust and other environmental pollutants, I think it’s worth trying!” — Amber, Video Editor

Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream

What is it: A soothing, bouncy, and non-comedogenic cream that hydrates and calms skin

Review: “My skin’s been doing relatively well since using Curology a year ago, but there are definitely times when I experience occasional breakouts. Recently I noticed some redness and inflammation in the areas around the mouth, chin, and nose areas, and even a mild stinging and burning sensation on my skin. So when I gave this cream a try, I was relieved to find my skin calming down overnight! I absolutely love how this cream has a bouncy pudding-like texture that glides effortlessly over my skin, and I find the light banana scent very soothing! And as a side note, this cream helped my mom’s skin calm down when she was going through some maskne! So for irritated skin, I think it’s perfect!” — Deb, Beauty Editor + Video Editor

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

What is it: A lightweight essence which quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves a natural glow

Review: “Everything about this essence is perfect! Snail mucin is a wonderful ingredient for calming irritated skin, so I appreciate that this has 96.3% of it! Unlike most watery essences, the texture for this has a slight stringy and goopy consistency that disperses effortlessly into the skin without leaving it sticky. I find it perfect to use for my toner and serum steps, so it’s great for minimizing my skincare routine. And can I take a moment to talk about how soothed and hydrated my skin feels after applying? I feel like my skin physically feels cooler and calmer after using this essence. So relaxing!”— Jane, Video Editor

Lancôme Tonique Confort Hydrating Facial Toner

What is it: Soothing alcohol free toner with a silky, serum like texture

Review: “I was first drawn to the cute pink packaging, but the feel of this toner is perfect! To me, the toner-moisturizer consistency makes the application process enjoyable since it’s not too watered down but isn’t too thick. But it absorbs quickly without stickiness or tackiness, which is what I appreciate in a toner. I often use it on days when I want to skip putting on my routine, and yet it keeps my skin moisturized enough without drying out. I also love the cooling and soothing effect the toner gives after applying!” — Lucy, Motion Graphics Animator

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