Think about the first time you tried laser. Or ate an açai bowl. Your first gel manicure or wheatgrass shot. First foray into Rent the Runway, the first Snapchat you sent. Behind all these firsts was a friend pressuring you to try this new thing that sounded stupid but actually didn't suck. That friend is a blessing because she keeps you from getting old and irrelevant. Word of mouth recommendations from trusted friends are the only way to go - no algorithm can predict what podcast will change your life. So here are the skincare products I've been cajoled into trying and fallen in love with.

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