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#CLEOTopShelf : January

Here at the magazine, we’re very lucky to be able to test out various beauty goodies (all in the name of work, of course). But with brands launching new stuff faster than we can say ‘hyaluronic acid’, it’s hard to fully commit to a product. Which is why it’s always exciting when we hit pan on a certain bronzer or use up an entire bottle of facial cleanser. Every month, we’ll let you in on what gets permanent real estate on our top shelves, why we love them and whether or not we’d be repurchasing. Here we go!

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Laboratories Teoxane RHA Serum, RM617 on 11Street

“When I was sent this for a trial, I wasn’t so sure whether it was for my skin – it seemed for a much older target. However once I started using it I knew why/how I wanted it in my life. When used in conjunction with the moisturizer, my skin quality started to transform. Starting out with mostly dull, congested skin, just a few days (of skeptical usage, I must say, I didn’t think it would help my congested skin) I could already see and feel the difference.

Over a few weeks I found that the congestion bumps all over my face seemed like they were disappearing. My skin felt softer, it didn’t have any rough patches or bumps and it really looked like I had luminous skin (I never knew what this meant when I read it but I felt like I finally had it). I had a few very faint lines that were forming due to turning 32, but it looked like they evened out as well. Basically it was just perfect skin all the way. This is my first true #CLEOEmpty after so many years in the industry. Even though it’s a hefty investment, I’d rebuy this!”

-Lina Esa, Editor

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