Best Bet: Wei to Go

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Photo: Courtesy of Wei

Wei Young Brian's skin-care line, aptly titled Wei, is based on the belief that the yin and yang need to be balanced in order for skin to be healthy and radiant. While the whole holistic-Chinese-herbal-medicine thing really isn't a selling point for us, we can say there were two products that particularly struck a cord — the Pomegranate Buffing Beads ($20 for twenty packs) and the Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask ($42 for eight pods and a brush). We love the fact that you can add the finely ground granules to your favorite facial cleanser and exfoliate away without it being too harsh, but still have enough scrub power that you actually feel like it's taking away dead skin cells. The masks are brilliantly packaged in eight little pods, so there is no guesswork in how much you're supposed to use, and it comes with a handy-dandy brush for application (this means no hand-rinsing, and for those of us with talons as nails, no goop stuck underneath). Simple, easy, portable, with results. We're sold.

Available online now at SpaceNK.com and in Space NK stores on March 1 for the Chinese New Year.