You might brush it off as an unnecessary step, but a peel can actually slough off all the dead and damaged cells on the topmost layer of your skin. This stimulates new skin growth, and allows other products to penetrate effectively into the skin. CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster is a gentle no-rinse exfoliant that can be used before, or as, a toner. Containing polyhydroxy acids to remove dead skin cells without irritating sensitive or acne-prone skin, this peel boasts of seven skin improvements including refined skin tone, better skin transparency, brighter skin, reduced redness and longer-lasting hydration. Founded in 2000, CNP Laboratory started from a network of 50 dermatologists who decided to develop their own brand to help their customers maintain healthy skin, and has since won various awards for its wide range of products that target all kinds of skin problems.

CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster (100ml), $48.90

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CNP Laboratory Dual-Balance Waterlock Moist Cream (50ml), $68.40

Girls with combination-type skin, we hear you! CNP Laboratory Dual-Balance Waterlock Moist Cream is designed to balance out the moisture levels around your oilier T-zone and dry U-zone, while controlling excess shine and oil. Formulated with CNP Moist-Pump to maximise hydration levels, this moisturiser will lock in moisture and soothe irritated skin.

CNP Laboratory products are available at major Guardian stores.

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