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The TL;DR Version of My Updated Skin-Care Google Doc

If you’re a skin-care addict like me, you probably enjoyed my list of skin-care essentials (both the original 16-product version from last year and the new, updated 25-product version that went up at the end of last month). I realize, though, that not everyone cares to apply several (hundred) layers of product every morning, and might instead prefer to know the essentials — the things you can use if, say, you only have ten minutes to spend on your skin between brushing your teeth and putting on your clothes for work. This is for you — the tl;dr version of my updated Google Doc, condensed into 11 products that you can put on before you run out the door.

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The TL;DR Version of My Updated Skin-Care Google Doc