We hate buying new beauty products only to use them once and be disappointed. But these products are no disappointment — they delivered on their promises and made us poreless, bronzed, and happy. So we’re sharing! These are our three best new products of the week, perfect for stress-free summer skin and makeup regimens:

Renee Rouleau Advanced Resurfacing Serum


This retinol serum is gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin (like ours) but still gets the job done. Sure, it won’t make your skin visibly begin shedding the way stronger retinols do, but during the summer that’s not a good idea, anyway. This gentle product exfoliates gradually with daily use, so your skin gets fresher, smoother, and better with every new day.

Yon-Ka Bonne Mine Femme Self-Tanning Bronzer


This lightweight bronzer gel turns our pale skin the perfect shade of tan instantly, without feeling sticky or looking weird. By the end of the day, the self-tanners in the formula have taken effect, making the bronzing effect more permanent.

Laura Geller Beauty Bakes ImPRESSions Bronzer


After a coat of the Yon-Ka bronzer, we quickly swiped this Laura Geller bronzing powder across our cheeks before running out the door. After catching a glimpse of our reflection in the elevator (yes, we couldn’t make this up) we realized this formula was amazingly flattering and slimming. Just try it. (It comes in three shades — we tried medium).