So if you only have enough dough to shell out for one big skin care purchase this season, Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum ($60–$89) is a solid bet. The new serum does everything — seriously. It is cultivated in the Israeli desert with “super charged” potent red algae that helps soothe skin, making it more receptive to repairs. Other natural ingredients like licorice extract and caffeine optimize cellular efficiency and reduce irritation. On top of all of that, it also evens skin tone, fights wrinkles, reduces dark spots, adds firming properties, and adds luminosity. I love the way the light, hydrating formula feels against my skin. Just call it a beauty miracle!