How to Build Your Own 10-Step Routine

For those who take their grooming very seriously, a 10-step routine is a surefire way to check all your skincare basics (cleanser, toner, moisturizer) and then some. We rounded up the best products to help you get started.

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1. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil

Before diving into your regimen, start with a clean canvas by removing excess oil from the skin with this light and robust cleanser.
$28, available at



2. La Mer The Cleansing Foam

Get deep into the skin’s surface to remove impurities without drying it out with this gentle foam.
$95, available at



3. Lancer The Method: Polish Normal and Combination Skin

Exfoliators should be used in moderation, approximately once or twice a week. Opt for this thorough and versatile pick which also helps soothe fine lines.
$75, available at



4. Valmont Purification Vital Falls Invigorating Toner

Coat your skin with this water-based toner that removes dead skin cells and prepares the skin for further product application.
$75, available at



5. LAB Series Solid Water Essence

This essence relieves the appearance of fatigue by pumping the skin full of antioxidants while amping up its natural hydration.
$49, available at



6. Jack Black Protein Booster Skin Serum

Serums are typically used before moisturizers and can help tackle specific issues—this compact formula gives the skin a livelier appearance while improving overall skin tone.
$62, available at



7. La Prairie Swiss Cellular White Intensive Illuminating Mask

Apply this opulent and intense weekly anti-aging face mask to brighten complexion and remove dark spots.
$240, available at



8. Acqua di Parma: Collezione Barbiere Revitalizing Eye Treatment

Compact yet powerful, this formula alleviates fatigue and signs of aging that appear over the eye area with maximum efficiency.
$66, available at



9. RéVive Sensitif Renewal Cream SPF 30

A cream that moisturizes, provides SPF protection and restores existing skin damage from sun exposure—now that’s what I call a triple threat.
$215, available at



10. Sisley-Paris Botanical D-Tox Detoxifying Night Treatment

End the day with this regenerative night cream that reduces lines and stimulates the skin’s natural defenses, all while you snooze.
$245, available at