Supercharge Your Beauty Products with Healthy Boosters

Supercharge Your Beauty Products with Healthy Boosters

You sprinkle boosters in your smoothie to fuel your workout, but you can also add magic elixirs to your products for instantly healthy skin, hair, and nails

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Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven Skin Tone
Paula's Choice

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

Washed-Out Hair Color
Rita Hazan

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

Dull Polish
Essie

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.

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Bland Makeup

Bland Makeup
L'Oreal

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

Lackluster Hair
Kerastase

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

Pasty Arms and Legs
Moroccanoil

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

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Cover FX

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

Tired Eyes

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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