Self-Care And Skin Care : 1A Cleansers. Creams. Serums. Sheet masks.

It can be hard to know what works, what's legitimate and whether all the effort is worth it. What does it mean that so many of us pay top-dollar to put our best face forward? And what should you be using to take care of your skin?

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Lead Skincare Stylist Nina Park with a model backstage during Dr. Jart+ for Opening Ceremony Fall/Winter 2016 show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 90. Kris Connor/Kris Connor/Getty Images for Dr. Jart hide caption

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Lead Skincare Stylist Nina Park with a model backstage during Dr. Jart+ for Opening Ceremony Fall/Winter 2016 show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 90.

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When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Part of the answer may have to do with what you are literally seeing: your skin.

Turns out, there are a lot of people with skin in this game: especially the cosmetics industry.

Last year, sales of skincare products doubled. And nearly half the beauty industry's recent growth came from products like cleansers, creams, serums and sheet masks.

But it can be hard to know what works, what's legitimate and whether all the effort is worth it. What does it mean that so many of us pay top-dollar to put our best face forward? And what should you be using to take care of your skin?