With a long list of celebrity fans including Nicole Richie, Debra Messing, Cameron Diaz and Marcia Cross, Kate Somerville SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen utilizes a patented SPF boosting technology to provide high-level protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Main ingredients include your typical sunscreen ingredients – Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (10%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (2%) and Oxybenzone (6%) – along with Aloe Vera, Vitamins A, C and E to soothe and refine skin.

When it comes to skincare, the French have never let me down (♥ Embryolisse and Vichy!) So when I read that NUXE ‘s Sérum Crème Fraîche de Beauté 24 Hr Moisturizing Anti-fatigue Concentrate provides 24-hr hydration and re-energizes stressed and dehydrated skin, which is exactly what I needed during the busy Holiday season, I jumped on it.

While I have been blessed with semi-clear skin (thanks Mom and Dad), wearing makeup on a daily basis has given me quite a few nasty blackheads that I constantly struggle to get rid of. So after watching the Live Chat Q&A with ELLE beauty editor Emily Dougherty, I decided to take her advice and try both chemical and physical exfoliation and I think I finally found my perfect blackhead killer combo!