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Every fall, after a hectic and sweaty summer, I relish using at-home masks. Sunscreen, melting make-up, and perspiration clog my skin and I always enjoy giving my complexion a deep cleaning. Now that I’m in my 30s, my skin is more prone to dryness, so I’m careful not to use anything that can irritate or dry it out. But most detoxifying masks do exactly that. Enter Liftlab’s new Purify & Clarify Daily Cleanser and Detox Mask. Yes, it uses the words “purify,” “clarify”, and “detox.” And it does those things—but without turning my delicate skin into the Sahara Desert. Maybe that’s because it contains enzymes from red caviar, along with shea butter, jojoba wax, and olive oil esters to prevent drying and irritation while promoting smooth, hydrated skin. It’s become part of my regular routine and I use it two to three times a week. Right before I get in the shower, I smooth it on as a mask (though you can also use it as a daily cleanser). After a couple of minutes, it foams up into a delish lather, rinsing off completely so that my face feels clean with a capital C. A few weeks in and I’ve said buh-bye to clogged pores.