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The New Way to Exfoliate: Fizzing Beauty Products

Fizzing face masks and cleansers give you that fresh-faced, who-needs-makeup glow
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For That Luminous After-Facial Glow
Dr. Brandt Detoxygen Experience, $78

This clear gel foams up gradually on your skin, leaving a layer of white froth that slowly disintegrates after about three minutes. The bubbles contain oxygen spheres, which improve circulation to skin cells while combating skin-damaging free radicals. The popping action feels like champagne bubbles lightly bursting on your skin. After you wash it off, follow up with the detoxifying crème concentrate, made with Moringa seed extract, a purifying ingredient.

After using this luminizing facial mask, my skin looked so glow-y, fresh and clean that I went out for dinner and drinks without a smidge of makeup. The normal redness I have around my nose and chin was significantly diminished, as were some fading breakout marks.

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Put Clogged and Cranky Sensitive Skin in its Happy Place
Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask, $65

Gentle enough to use on rosacea, powerful enough to use on wrinkles -- that's the philosophy behind this skincare line, formulated after co-founder Rachel developed rosacea after having her second child. The Instant Revitalizing Mask goes on like a serum, and then starts to bubble. This mask contains green coffee, which delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

Using this mask, you can see where your problem areas are by the speed of the foam bubbles bursting. So if the foam dissipates first on your nose or chin, you know those are your most congested areas. The mask left my skin soft, smooth and calm.

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When You Need to Wake Up Your Scalp and Revive Thin, Limp Tresses
Revivogen Pro Exfoliating Scalp Cleanser, $39

If you're the kind of daredevil who totally took the Coke and Pop Rocks challenge, you will love this intense scalp treatment. The exfoliating scalp cleanser foams up like a mousse, and attacks the skin with a blast of cold, bubbling effervescence. You can hear it snapping and popping on your scalp like Rice Krispies in milk. The foam contains amino acids and salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells, sebum and all of the styling-product gunk that weighs down hair. Use it alone for a deep clean, or follow with the brand's Scalp Therapy to encourage hair growth. If you really want to have some fun with this product, massage it into your head before the foam is gone, and the product will pop like popcorn and sizzle to the touch.

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For That Radiant, She-Must-Do-Yoga Complexion
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, $54

This face mask starts as a citrus-scented gel and almost immediately foams into what feels like bath bubbles expanding on your face. Like the Dr. Brandt Detoxygen Experience, this product releases oxygen to skin cells, along with a dose of vitamin C and antioxidants. After five minutes, you wash off your bubble beard to reveal skin that looks immediately refreshed.

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For Silky, Soft Skin Everywhere Else
Lush Bath Bomb, $6.65

Kind of like that candle that is just too beautiful to burn, these bath fizzies are so pretty you can barely bring yourself to let them dissolve. But, when you finally cave, you'll be relaxing in a fizzing pool of delicious-smelling scents and skin-softening ingredients. It's hard to choose just one, but our eye is on the Sex Bomb for its jasmine and sage scent and delicate rose mold.

There isn't much that isn't improved upon by adding bubbles. Case in point: Beverages, baths, gum and hot tubs are infinitely more fun with fizz. Now beauty products are getting in on the game -- and it's not just for show. According to dermatologist Dr. Jeanette Graf, MD, fizzing skin care products have an exfoliating effect that allows their active ingredients to penetrate the skin more effectively. The result: impossibly gorgeous, glowing skin.

Here, the beauty products that are all the more effective (and fun) for their fizz.
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