Beauty splurge: The Själ Pearl Enyzme Exfoliating Mask

My skin-smoother of choice is normally Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant, but for more serious clean-up jobs, I recently discovered Själ’s Pearl Enzyme Exfoliating Mask ($185, kissandmakeupstore.com). Yes, it is pricey, but here’s why: the mask contains two pearl extracts—one that actually exfoliates and gently polishes the skin, while the other acts enzymatically to brighten and help even out skin tone. It sounds a bit technical, I know, but what matters most is the result: luminous skin that manages to hide the fact that yes, I stayed up all night watching season three of Californication.

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