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Mercury Is in Retrograde! Bring Better Luck to Your Day with These Beauty Products

by Daniela Galvez

Mercury Is in Retrograde! Bring Better Luck to Your Day with These Beauty Products
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Have you had a run of bad luck recently? Maybe an unwanted pimple the day before a big event, or a bout of insomnia lately? Let’s not even talk about that fight with your BFF, let alone being ghosted by the last date you were into. Ugh. Well, it turns out Mercury is in retrograde. For all you astrology novices, Mercury in retrograde refers to when that planet (the one closest to the sun in our solar system) appears to move in the opposite direction to Earth, setting off misfortune to many. While there’s no scientific proof that Mercury is actually to blame for your unlucky streak, many astrologers warn against starting anything new to prevent chaos during this phase.


So, if you’re having a bad day … or week … or month(!), incorporate these beauty products into your routine to bring some much needed Mercury-in-retrograde-relief. From blemish-treating stickers to skin-healing masks, these goodies from Ulta, Sephora, Dermstore and more will provide the self care you desperately need during this trying time.


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Pacifica Watermelon Crystals Targeted Face Masks


Mercury's backward motion might cause some hiccups throughout the day that can stress out your skin. That's why we recommend incorporating a face mask like this one from Pacifica into your routine to give your skin that extra TLC it needs. These vegan and cruelty free masks are formulated with watermelon, quartz, and frangipani to treat your smile lines, frown lines and under eye area.

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One Love Organics Botanical E Eye Balm


Did you find yourself tossing and turning all night? Chances are you woke up and noticed 50 shades of dark circles under your eyes. If Mercury in retrograde is to blame for your restless sleep cycle, give your skin a quick pick-me-up with this restorative eye cream from One Love Organics. Rich in antioxidants, this balm reduces puffiness, smooths fine lines, and nourishes the skin for a more youthful radiance.

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LAPCOS Aqua Sleeping Cream


Let's face it: Bad skin days are inevitable. Luckily, if you want to clear up your skin in a day, sleep masks like LAPCOS Aqua Sleeping Cream work to hydrate and repair the skin as you catch some zzz's. Formulated with alpha hydroxy acid and collagen, this oil-free gel reduces fine lines and wrinkles and helps give the skin strength and elasticity. The hydrating sea water quenches the skin, giving you a well-rested glow the next day.

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Peace Out Acne Healing Dots


Don't let Mercury OR an unwelcome zit ruin your day! Instead, take matters into your own hands by treating the blemish with a pimple-fighting product like Peace Out Acne Healing Dots. The invisible stickers rely on salicylic acid to dissolve acne-causing bacteria, aloe vera to reduce redness and inflammation, and vitamin A to prevent clogged pores. Clear skin is only one patch away!

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Biore Daily Cleansing Cloths


When Mercury is in retrograde, even the things you're good at suddenly get hard — that includes applying your makeup. Whether you're struggling to make your cat eye flick symmetrical or your face is looking a bit cakey, fix your botched makeup with a wipe. These moisturized cloths effectively remove oil-based products and stubborn makeup while also exfoliating the skin with just one swipe, .

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Herbivore Botanicals Calm Bath Salts


After a run of bad luck, nothing soothes quite like a bath. Get rid of the negative energy and relax in a luxurious healing tub filled with these Herbivore Botanicals Calm Bath Salts. Made from Pacific ocean-sourced sea salts that were extracted and solar dried, this soothing bath salt provides instant relief from stress, anxiety, or any obstacles you faced throughout the day.