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Skincare is, as you may have guessed, a great way to care for your skin. But honestly, it’s also so much more than that. It’s an opportunity to relax, unwind, and unashamedly take care of yourself. And on top of all that, it can actually be extremely fun.

As skincare has taken off, there has been a rise in products that combine skincare and simple good fun. A product that feels like an at home science experiment, but also leaves skin bright, smooth, hydrated and glowy – what’s not to love. Here’s our edit of the most fun skincare products.

Let’s start on my favourite topic – exfoliation. While all methods of exfoliation are fairly satisfying, there’s one which rules above all others in the fun stakes. A “gommage” is a gel packed with a chemical exfoliant, which, when you rub on the skin, visibly lifts up dead flakes and removes them. As you rub, you literally see your dead skin coming away. It’s equal parts gross and amazing. My favourite is the Koh Gen Do Soft Gommage Gel, which is surprisingly gentle considering you visibly see the exfoliation happening.

A product in a similar vein is the Guinot Gommage Biologique Biological Peeling Gel. This one has less clumping of the skin, so can be a less visceral option for sensitive souls. It applies as a gel, and as you rub it becomes a really slippy liquid. You can then rinse to a noticeably smoother and brighter complexion.

Another extremely fun at-home treatment is the peel off mask. If you want something that feels incredibly cathartic, there’s no better option. I love the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask for times when you just feel like you want to (safely and painlessly) remove a layer of skin. If you want something gentler, which also shines like liquid metal, go for the Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment instead.

In terms of fun face masks, there’s really nothing better than something which warms on contact with the skin. The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask is a great budget option for detoxifying and calming the complexion, and has the added bonus of making you feel like a mad scientist.

Speaking of mad scientists, how about mixing little vials of powder together in your bathroom? That dream can come true with the Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Powder. This is a fabulous product for the night before a big event, as it delivers a dose of vitamin C to the skin alongside a mild scrubbing effect. Your face will look like literal glass afterwards.

If you want to feel like you’re living life on the edge (skincare-wise) then micro needling is for you. Essentially, you roll a head of tiny needles over the skin to create micro-tears. As the skin repairs itself, it boosts collagen production, speeding up the natural reparative process. It’s amazing on acne scars and on the body for stretch marks. I love my Swiss Clinic Skin Roller – plus, using it makes me feel like a tiny bit of a badass.

Shop 9 editor-approved favorites to spritz up your skincare routine

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