By  on March 16, 2007

Nothing helps restore vim and vigor to winter-ravaged skin like a good buff and polish. 01  Guerlain Secret de Pureté Gentle Polishing Exfoliator Gently removes all traces of surface debris and makeup for an instantly radiant look; smaller pores and less visible lines are side effects of continued use. ($50; Guerlain counters) 02  Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry Employs both chemical and physical exfoliators—a multiacid formula increases cell turnover and lightens pigmentation, while nonabrasive synthetic beads prevent over-scrubbing. Bonus: Green tea neutralizes redness. ($75; dermadoctor.com) 03  Sundari Firming Gotu Kola and Indian Asparagus Mask with Antioxidant Booster A cooling gel made with gotu kola to firm and promote fibroblast formation, asparagus to bring down inflammation and sea algae to moisturize. ($85; skinstore.com) 04  DDF Ultra-Lite Peel It doesn’t have to burn to be effective: This exfoliating treatment—made with sloughing salicylic acid and soothing chamomile—reveals glowing skin without irritation, and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. ($40; Sephora) 05  Yves Saint Laurent Lisse Expert Line Eraser Kit Step one: A 4 percent glycolic acid mask for gentle yet effective exfoliation. Step two: A pen applicator delivers hyaluronic acid for volume and hydration. ($225; YSL counters) 06  Révive Masque de Glaise Used once or twice weekly, this deep-cleanser sweeps away dead skin cells and removes impurities to reveal a fresher complexion and allow for better penetration of skin care products. ($145; Barneys, Saks, reviveskincare.com)

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