Our Editors Spill: The Affordable Brand That’s Absolutely Transformed Our Skin

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I know you don’t want to talk about the weather, but it is responsible for a lot of our day-to-day decisions from our outfits to our skincare routines. And in the colder months, the weather calls all the shots—for better or for worse—no matter what we have planned or how strict we are with our go-to product lineups.

As luck would have it, the chilliest months are the busiest months between holiday parties and social get-togethers, so when our skin is the most stressed, we turn to our most trustworthy products to manage the madness and look our best. From breakouts to stubborn blackheads, dryness to uneven texture, and more, we’ve turn to Hero Cosmetics for gentle, effective solutions. And right now, you can score 20% off on your first purchase of full-size products from Hero with code EVERYGIRL20. Here are a few products we are turning to and recommend that you do, too, depending on your skin’s trouble:



For hydration, try these:

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Balancing Capsule Toner

Dull skin, be gone. This hydrating serum meets pore-refining toner will hydrate and calm your skin while tightening your pores. With the help of eight types of hyaluronic acid, green tea water, oil capsules, and more, your skin will be noticeably more hydrated and velvety soft.

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Clarifying Prebiotic Moisturizer

The secret to soft, luminous skin is feeding your skin's good bacteria. This moisturizer does just that with its prebiotic sugar complex and addition of sage extract. Use it daily after cleansing and toning for clear and balanced skin you can feel good about.



For sensitivity, try these:

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Gentle Milky Cleanser

If you're a sensitive skin gal or just experience sensitivity in the cold months, turn to this calming daily cleanser that gently clarifies pores and soothes sensitive skin. it is made with barrier-loving oat, jojoba, and ceramides for super-soft, calm skin.

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Superlight Sunscreen

Yes, you need to be wearing SPF in the winter, and this is the one to grab if you have sensitive skin. It's a non-comedogenic formula, meaning it won't clog your pores and will feel light and breathable for comfortable protection you can trust.

For early-stage pimples, try these:

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Pimple Correct

Pimple Correct is a god send for any early stage pimples that appear on your skin. This dermatologist-tested formula can help visibly reduce hard-to-treat pimples in 24 hours without drying your skin out.

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Micropoint for Blemishes

We know you're familiar with pimple patches, but did you know that you can use a patch to help your breakouts before they even break the skin? These early-stage acne patches stop pimples in their tracks or help pull the gunk to the surface so you can speed up treatment. The micropoints on these patches are totally painless and can reach where your topicals can't, making them crazy effective.



For whiteheads, try these:

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Mighty Patch Original

This is an award-winning hydrocolloid patch for a good reason. It visibly shows that it's working to flatten and pull gunk out of pimples overnight, and it does it all without drying the skin. These patches are also a great solution for anyone who is tempted to pick at or pop pimples. Simply put the patch on, and let it do the work instead.

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Rescue Balm

For a recently popped or patched pimple, this post-blemish recovery cream instantly delivers moisture back to the spot, soothe upset skin, and smooth texture with powerful antioxidants and peptides. Our Editorial Assistant swears by this cream to speed up healing.



For dark spots, try these:

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Lightning Wand

The dark spots that breakouts leave can be just as stubborn and irritating as the breakouts themselves. Luckily, products like the Lightning Wand exist to help minimize the look of blemish marks with a power combo of Niacinamide, Tranexamic Acid, and Vitamin C.

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Micropoint for Dark Spots

The brightening microneedles on these patches go to work to instantly to visibly improve dark spots and even out your skin tone. We love using this in combination with the Lightning Wand!

For blackheads, try these:

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Pore Release

Reduce blackheads and minimize the appearance of clogged pores with this dermatologist-tested treatment. Pore Release contains salicylic acid, PHA, AHA, and lotus water to effectively clear impurities and revitalize the skin.

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Mighty Patch Nose

Coined as the "nose strip of the 21st century," this patch is a gentle and safe solution for any trapped gunk on your nose. All you have to do is put it on, wait 6-8 hours (we like the wear it overnight), and peel it off in the morning after it has cleaned up your pores.



For body breakouts, try these:

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Deep Scrub

Buff away buildup, smooth texture, and soften your skin with this once a week non-irritating sugar scrub for your body. By removing dull, rough skin, it reveals dream-like glowy skin. Plus, the citrusy and sandalwood notes smell like heaven.

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Once-over Toner

Use this post-shower toner daily to visibly clarify congested skin—especially in hard to reach places like on your back with its 360 degree pump. Powerful ingredients like AHA, BHA, and PHA revitalize dull, uneven-looking skin and keep oil buildup at bay.



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This post is sponsored by Hero Cosmetics but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.