Why: You know when Sam Jones got that crazy peel on Sex and the City and it was terrifying? Well, this is not that. Today's at-home peels are the most effective — and addictive! — way to thoroughly exfoliate. Enzymes in the formula break down dead skin cells, leaving you with a renewed layer of epidermis — no scrubbing or buffing required. I've noticed my skin tone significantly improve from doing it about twice a week. Plus, I need less foundation when my skin is fresher and clearer.
Try: If your skin is sensitive or new to peels, then you'll love Natura Bisse's Tolerance Enzyme Peel ($150). It's a bit gentler than the hardcore version (which you can eventually graduate to — I did!). Try it at night and follow with your favorite serum, which will really sink into your bare skin if you use it postpeel. And make sure you use SPF in the a.m. to avoid photosensitivity.