8 staples for erasing the sins of summer

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8 staples for erasing the sins of summer
This texture-improving breakthrough serum provides a customized approach to skin care: Its potent ingredients respond to stress signals within the dermis, intuitively targeting the areas of visible damage—think dark spots, uneven skin tone, and fine lines—as well as those that haven’t yet appeared. 

Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum, $89; bloomingdales.com
This repairing day cream uses extract of the Harungana leaf—plucked from Madagascar’s healing tree—to brighten and nourish the skin, plus SPF 20 to prevent future damage. 

Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream, $122; clarinsusa.com
Ferulic acid (a potent antioxidant) and retinol (the gold standard of anti-agers) combine to moisturize, firm, and resurface under-eye skin while sealing in hydration. 

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream, $68; qvc.com
As the go-to derm to Hollywood’s power players, Beverly Hills’ Harold A. Lancer, M.D.Mspikes his self-titled skin-care line with powerful, proven ingredients. His new body moisturizer contains a high concentration of glycolic acid to speed up cell turnover, Marula oil to protect against free radicals, and a proprietary hyaluronic acid compound that draws moisture to sun-parched skin. 

Lancer The Method: Body Nourish with Hylaplex and Glycolic Acid, $55; lancerskincare.com
Nothing makes feet and hands look better than a quick-fix hydrating cuticle balm—and it doesn’t get better than this vitamin-infused formula. 

Deborah Lippmann The Cure Cuticle Repair Cream, $24; deborahlippmann.com
Parisian supercolorist Christophe Robin's purifying scrub contains exfoliating crystals that, once massaged into the scalp, dissolve into a rich lather that balances sensitive skin with a blend of sea salt, almond oil, and moss extract. 

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, $52; beautyhabit.com
Lightweight yet intensely nourishing, this vegan mask conditions weakened hair and transforms split ends with a bio-restorative blend of white tea, baobob, and jasmine extract. 

Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque, $62; us.spacenk.com
Featuring a patented healthy-hair molecule and silk proteins to transform each strand, a few pumps strengthen the cuticle, smooth split ends, and hide visible signs of damage. 

Living Proof Restore Instant Repair, $29; livingproof.com

Technically, summer doesn't end for a few more weeks-but who are we kidding? After Labor Day, the season of surf, sun, and sand is officially behind us. And if yours has been one to remember-filled with breezy poolside afternoons, spontaneous trips to the coast, and far-flung adventures in cerulean seas-it's likely to have left its mark on your skin, hair, and nails. Split ends, dry patches, and uneven pigmentation are just some of the season's potential souvenirs, but they don't have to be. Here, eight deeply restorative treatments to erase the sins of a well-lived summer. Think of them as a little well-timed damage control.

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