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Supercharge Your Beauty Products with Healthy Boosters

Uneven Skin Tone

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If your post-summer complexion is showing traces of too much fun in the sun, just add a few drops of the vitamin C-rich Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Super Booster ($48; paulaschoice.com) to your serum or moisturizer. The potent antioxidant—combined with free radical-fighting ferulic acid—instantly brightens skin and helps fade dark spots or hyperpigmentation.

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Washed-Out Hair Color

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When your dye job starts to lose its luster, you need a semi-permanent glaze to bring it back to life. Choose a tinted gloss in your exact hair shade to give the color a boost, or reach for a clear formula like Rita Hazan Ultimate Shine Gloss ($26; ritahazan.com) and leave it on for 3-5 minutes to enhance any hue.

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Dull Polish

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By day three of a manicure, your freshly painted color no longer looks shiny and new. But Essie Second Time Around ($8.50; essie.com) is like an instant refresher for your polish: Its clear formula layers on thicker than a regular topcoat, so it’ll stay as vibrant as the first day. And to keep your fingers in tip-top shape, don’t miss these 5 Dos and Don’ts for Strong, Healthy Nails.

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Bland Makeup

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For dewy, lit-from-within skin that looks like you just stepped off the treadmill, blend a pea-sized amount of illuminating fluid into your tinted moisturizer or foundation. L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator ($13, ulta.com) contains light-reflecting pearl pigments that lend your complexion an instantly healthy glow.

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Lackluster Hair

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Cooler temps can rob your hair of its moisture and shine, but the four revitalizing oils in Kerastase Elixir Ultime ($56; kerastase-usa.com) protect strands from the elements and injects them with a heavy hit of hydration. The result is your hair—only stronger and silkier.

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Pasty Arms and Legs

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Give your skin a little drop of sunshine—without the trip to the tropics—by mixing Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil ($48; moroccainoil.com) with your body lotion. The fluid is infused with argan and sesame oil to quench any dryness, while teensy mica particles deliver a subtle sheen effect. Looking for more ways to boost your post-summer skin? Try these 7 Self-Tanners That Give You a Natural Glow.

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Fine Lines and Wrinkles

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Give your beauty routine a little more power with Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops for Anti-Aging ($48; sephora.com), which are infused with vitamin A—the antioxidant known for stimulating cell turnover and revving collagen production. Adding a few drops to your moisturizer will help soften fine lines in no time.

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Tired Eyes

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Perfect for puffy, couldn’t-sleep-last-night undereyes, Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels ($50 for 30; neimanmarcus.com) offer a welcome blend of caffeine (for an immediate plumping effect) and amino acids (for extra hydration). Keep it in your fridge, then place a patch onto eyes for just five minutes—no, really—to give them an instant boost.

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