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Rarely do we come across a new beauty product that warrants a full-fledged love letter. But this one little tube has our entire office buzzing, so here we go:

Dear BareMinerals Complexion Rescue. We adore you.

Parts tinted moisturizer, BB cream and CC cream, this all-amazing new complexion emulsion ($29) is in a category of its own--and for valid reasons.

First, it’s ridiculously hydrating. Most moisturizing foundations are heavy on oils instead of water (not ideal), but BareMinerals is the opposite. It contains natural humectants (which promote moisture retention) and loads of mineral-water capsules. Once you feel your über-soft skin, you’ll understand the difference.

Next, it’s freckle-friendly, meaning it blends into your skin instead of resting atop your face like the makeup mask Grandma used to wear. We tested the cream’s effectiveness by applying a tint four shades darker than our complexion (the cream comes in ten hues). While there was a slight discrepancy on our jaw line (we don’t actually recommend buying a shade four times too dark), the cream blended so well that you’d never know the difference.

Last but not least? SPF 30. But that’s just a no-brainer.

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