Don’t get me wrong: I love getting facials. The process of a pro pampering my skin up with nourishing treatments feels like money (and time) well spent. But since I can’t go to the spa or an aesthetician every time I experience a flare-up, there are some issues that require my attention at home. So how do I get professional-level results with the convenience of at-home products?

My new obsession is the Skin Forum 6 Step Facial in a Box ($20 per month for one kit; $50 per month for three kits). For a fraction of the price of a service, I receive six sequential steps for a seriously souped-up skincare routine. There are three issue-based boxes to choose from: Hydration, Lift + Firm, and Detox + Radiance.

This time of year, I reach for the Detox + Radiance option, since my face is in need of a reboot thanks to holiday stress and travel. The box is a handy, one-stop-shop to get lackluster skin in check fast, containing a magic cleansing cloth (which deserves its name, trust me), an exfoliating swab (with good-for-your-skin acids and aloe extract), a toner (which will balance your pH), a mask (this silver-coated, green tea-enriched sheet mask was made for selfies), a serum (made with detoxing and brightening ingredients), and a repairing cream (consider this a top coat for your complexion). Every single thing you need is included — the brand even goes as far as pre-moistening cotton pads so you don’t have to guess how much product to use — and is packaged in a portable, travel-friendly bundle so you can bring it home for the holidays if you want.

Not gonna lie: This treatment-in-a-box totally saved me when I flew home to Texas for a wedding. After overindulging (damn you, bridal party!), traveling, and binging on queso, my skin needed a real reset before the big day. Let’s just say I tied the bride for best day-of glow.

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