Skin Deep
Put your best face—and body—forward with these 10 hard-working skin care products

By Kirsten Palladino

Courtesy of Kiehl’s Since 1851
Skin goes to battle for you every day. Regenerate it at night with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a powerful, paraben-free and 99 percent natural concentration of essential oils that’s specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids.

Courtesy of St. Ives
Soap just isn’t enough to get your skin ready for all the attention it’s going to be getting from your new spouse. Exfoliation is the key. The process removes dead skin cells, revealing your radiant self. One in-shower exfoliant we like for any budget is St. Ives Oatmeal Body Scrub. The shea butter moisturizes, while the sugar and oatmeal sloughs off old skin. Try it before applying your self-tanner. Available at most drugstores and supermarkets.

Courtesy of Bliss
Your wedding photography and makeup are only as good as the condition of your skin. Put your freshest face forward with the incredibly effective anti-aging Bliss’ the Youth as We Know It collection of cleanser, toner, concentrate, moisture cream and eye cream, packaged in an eco-friendly tote. $262.

Courtesy of Herban Renewal
Soft, smooth skin is paramount for your wedding day—and night! Nurture it with Herban Renewal natural, rich and creamy lotions. The blends of oils and herbal extracts make for a faint aroma of lusciousness, to boot. Available in From the Garden Mint, First Rose, Love & Lavender.  $1-$16.

Courtesy of ANSR
Worried about acne, redness or signs of age ruining your looks on your big day? Try charging it with a beam of light. A handy little handheld device called Beam offers the power of photo light therapy sans pricey trips to the doctor’s office. The rejuvenating light improves the quality of your skin within just 10 minutes. $148.

Courtesy of Caress
If you’re donning a strapless gown, your skin should be silky with no dryness in sight. To get baby-bottom smooth, we like Caress Whipped Soufflé Body Wash. Try Blackberry Cream, which, to our happy surprise, has a rather light and not overpowering scent. Also available in White Peach Cream. Around $4.50. Available at most drugstores and supermarkets.

Courtesy of Lip Clear Lysine+
Look, we know nobody wants to talk about cold sores, but people will be talking about yours if you don’t take care of it. Lysine (an amino acid) is now available in liquid form for all of your lip blister needs with Lip Clear Lysine+. You can use this as a preventative or keep it close by on your wedding day should the stress bring an outbreak on.

Courtesy of Philosophy
Every now and again, a face cream comes along that blows its competitors out of the water. We’ve found that with Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar.  It’s moisturizing without giving you a constant shine to battle (which is horrid for wedding photos), but it also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture and dehydration. $38.