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Of Course Dwayne Johnson And Kevin Hart Are Arguing Over Who Will Retire First

Either Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are truly good friends, or the two must be really sick of each other by now. The pair are about to appear in their fourth film together in three years in Jumanji: The Next Level and it seems a foregone conclusion this won’t be the last time we see the two of them on screen together. Having said that, there has to be a “last movie” for the duo at some point, right?

CinemaBlend’s own Sean O’Connell had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson ahead of the release of Jumanji: The Next Level and he asked the pair which of them was likely to retire from acting first. Kevin Hart is pretty sure he knows the answer, The Rock seems a bit less certain. Check out their response in the clip below.

Kevin Hart doesn’t even hesitate in saying he’ll retire before Dwayne Johnson does. He seems quite convinced that’s the way it will go down. Although, it seems Dwayne Johnson is less sure of that. He starts to call Hart the Energizer Bunny at one point, clearly, Johnson thinks Hart has little interest in actually slowing down, and so he’ll be less likely to want to call it quits at any point.

And then the two actually get into it a little bit. It’s all in good fun, but when Kevin Hart says he’d have to sneak his retirement past Dwayne Johnson, the two start arguing in the way that good friends do. It seems that since the pair can be so competitive with each other, there’s a feeling they might actually compete over who gets to retire first.

Although, I feel like the other reason Kevin Hart would have a hard time retiring is that Dwayne Johnson simply wouldn’t let him. Johnson is as big a force today in Hollywood as a producer as he is an actor and so if he wants to keep working with his buddy, all Johnson has to do is keep casting Kevin Hart in his movies and then Hart won’t be able to retire.

In Jumanji: The Next Level, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart’s video game avatar characters are inhabited by a pair of old friends, played by Danny DeVito and Danny Glover, who had a falling out when one of them decided to retire. The pair of young friends get to play a pair of old friends, and you sort of get the impression that’s what Johnson and Hart are going to be like when they get to that age.

Of course, we don’t need to worry about this too much right now. Even Kevin Hart admits that this retirement point is a long way down the road. He’s not looking to call it quits anytime soon, so we can likely be confident we’ll be seeing these two guys show up on screen together for a long time to come.

Whether or not those future movies include a host of Jumanji sequels will likely depend on whether or not Jumanji: The Next Level performs as well as the previous entry did at the box office. We’ll find out after it hits theaters on Friday.

Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner Ate Gross Food And Asked Each Other Questions

Two and a half years ago, right around the time his self-titled debut album dropped, Harry Styles took over for James Corden to host an episode of The Late Late Show. The dude was a natural — since then, he’s appeared in the Oscar-nominated Dunkirk, pulled double duty hosting Saturday Night Live and performing in the same show, and recently anchored his own “Adore You” music video, which plays more like a short film.

And Tuesday night (December 10), mere days away from the release of his second album, Fine Line, it only made sense for him to hop back into Corden’s chair and lead yet another ep of the The Late Late Show. This particular episode had everything: Harry interviewing himself, guest Kendall Jenner asking him which songs he’d written about her (and Harry eating cod sperm to avoid answering it), and Tracee Ellis Ross talking about her and Harry’s Instagram DMs. Harry and James even carpooled to work (though they only had time for one tune to sing together).

Notably, Harry was also the musical guest, performing a low-key funked-up version of “Adore You” in a purple suit adorned with orange polka dots. On a stage decorated in creeping fog, the man was clearly feeling himself; he walked out toward the crowd for a mini dance to the beat and even got a standing O.

Elsewhere though, Harry sat down with Kendall — a former flame — for a rather revealing round of Corden’s classic Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts game. He asked her to rank her siblings from best to worst in terms of parenting abilities; she did. He asked her to name the most unlikeable supermodel in the world; she drank a salmon smoothie to dodge that particular question.

And as mentioned above, Harry ate cod sperm to avoid spilling the details of his songwriting (“To spit or to swallow: That is the question,” he quipped). Oh, and he was also asked to rank his fellow One Direction band mates’s solo output. But I won’t spoil that one for you!

Watch the rest of Harry’s Late Late Show tenure, including a monologue that tackled the impeachment and a wholesome couch segment with Kendall and Tracee, below. Fine Line drops on December 13 in all its fruited splendor. Are you ready?

Should George Lucas Return As Director For The Next Star Wars Trilogy?

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George Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney in 2012, and ever since, the director has had a diminished role in the universe. Since that day, there’s been debate amongst fans on whether or not the franchise is better off with his lessened influence, or if the franchise has lost its way without him calling shots. Now, with the sequel series and Skywalker Saga drawing to a close some may be asking, is it time to bring Lucas back?

Disney may slow the pace of its Star Wars movies, but the franchise will be making more trilogies in the future. If he was willing, would it be a good idea to bring back George Lucas to direct a trilogy? Let’s dive into the current situation with George Lucas, Star Wars, and whether or not that’s as good idea as some think it is below.

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George Lucas’ Directing History In Star Wars

To date, George Lucas is responsible for 4 films in the Skywalker Saga. Lucas directed Star Wars: A New Hope, The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge Of The Sith. Two of those movies rank among the favorites of many fans, and the other two are close to if not at the very bottom.

Given those 4 movies, it’s really hard to measure how George Lucas would do with a new Star Wars trilogy. This franchise wouldn’t be as big as it is without A New Hope, and Revenge of the Sith has some truly gut-wrenching and iconic scenes. Then there’s The Phantom Menace, which has a lot of things someone can gripe about, and Attack of the Clones, which somehow managed to make a massive Jedi fight boring.

The point is, anyone arguing for or against George Lucas directing a new trilogy have equally valid points. The man gave us the Force, but also created Midi-chlorians. Folks can debate all they want on the merits of the sequel trilogy and if the prequels outrank them, but few will argue The Empire Strikes Back as the gold standard. Lucas provided the film’s story, but let’s not forget the screenplay and directing came from elsewhere.

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George Lucas’ Role In Star Wars Since Selling To Disney

Since he sold the rights to Star Wars to Disney, George Lucas has been in semi-retirement. Lucas has remained active in the world of Star Wars, though mainly as a creative consultant to various films and shows that have come in the years since then. As Lucas explained to Bloomberg back in 2013, a bulk of his contributions are explaining what is and isn’t possible in the world of Star Wars.

George Lucas even provided his original story ideas for Star Wars Episodes 7-9, though has since revealed that very little of what he passed on was used. That may have been evident when the Star Wars creator spoke out against Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and stated he felt the work was too retro and reminiscent of what he had done in A New Hope. Lucas has reportedly liked other works since, and has given praise to Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and is apparently “fine” with The Mandalorian.

George Lucas may not agree with everything the franchise is doing, but nothing so far has been so egregious that he has elected to step away from it permanently. He may not be taking the lead on any movies, but he’s always around should one of the many people running bits of this franchise need his assistance.

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Does George Lucas’ Want To Make More Star Wars Movies?

When George Lucas retired, he did state he still wanted to make movies. With that being said, the Star Wars man said he wanted to step away from the world of blockbuster major motion pictures. Instead, he hoped to focus more on independent features, and projects with a smaller scale. Does this scale mean he’d do another Star Wars project?

Possibly, although, even with television projects like The Mandalorian nearing budgets of a quarter of a billion dollars, it’s hard to imagine anything in the Star Wars universe being “low budget” and “independent” for quite some time. George Lucas has spent a bulk of his life doing Star Wars, and his retirement plans seem to indicate he has no plans of doing that in the future.

George Lucas’ son Jett told The Guardian that part of his father’s decision to sell the rights to the franchise was so he could get away from Star Wars. Lucas ultimate goal was to hand the franchise over to a new generation and to be around to guide when his help was needed. In terms of what we know publicly, George Lucas is doing exactly what he wants to do, and that’s about it.

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Should George Lucas Direct The Next Trilogy Of Star Wars Movies?

Given all we know about George Lucas and his current feelings on Star Wars, it’s hard to say a director who is very much happy being out of the driver’s seat should hop back in the saddle and make a new Star Wars movie. One can’t force a camera in his hand and tell him to get to work, so it feels like a moot point to even discuss it.

George Lucas wanted to pass the Star Wars franchise on to a new generation, and that’s what is happening now. Sure, he hasn’t been a fan of everything that has happened under Disney, but he’s still working with them, and continuing to expand the franchise further and ensuring it will be around for future generations to enjoy. Star Wars may outlive many of us, and a large part of that is thanks to Lucas relinquishing control of his franchise and allowing the great current minds of Hollywood to play with it.

In the hypothetical world where George Lucas did want to jump back into Star Wars, it’s hard to argue he shouldn’t. Sure, he may have had some misses with his contributions, but he’s ultimately the reason why this franchise exists today. Again though, it doesn’t seem like there’s any chance of that happening, so until there’s any real talk about it happening, that’s where I’m at.

Do you think George Lucas should direct another Star Wars trilogy? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and continue to stick with CinemaBlend for all the latest news happening in the world of movies and television.

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25 Christmas Love Songs With Mistletoe Potential

Ick factor: Very slight. If you avoid the video, the boy band fantasies hold up.

Mistletoe potential: Sure, if it involves 2000s-era *NSYNC.

Sample lyric: “There’ll be much mistletoe-ing and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near.”

Romance factor: If it’s the Andy Williams version, then high.

Ick factor: Well, if you’re talking about mistletoe-ing, it kind of kills the vibe.

Mistletoe potential: Sure, but that trip to the mistletoe comes with a big “ugh” for ruining the moment.

Sample lyric: “But with my baby far away what good is mistletoe?”

Romance factor: Huge, mostly because its Elvis begging Santa for some Christmas love.

Ick factor: Maybe just a little clingy…

Mistletoe potential: Anything with Elvis has mistletoe potential.

Sample lyric: “We’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland…”

Romance factor: There is glistening snow and bluebirds singing love songs, so that’s romantic. Unless, of course, you slip while walking in this idyllic winter wonderland. Wear sensible shoes!

Ick factor: Definitely cheesy, but a low ick factor.

Mistletoe potential: What good is stroll through a winter utopia without at least some smooching?

Sample lyric: “Oh he makes me feel so lovely, so sexy, I’m so in la-la-la-la-love.”

Romance factor: Destiny’s Child sings about getting “Chloe shades and a diamond belly ring,” plus “a nice back rub and he massaged my feet,” so a lot.

Ick factor: It comes in the line about “a crop jacket and a dirty denim jeans.” Why are those jeans dirty? Everything was going so well!

Mistletoe potential: ALL OF THE POTENTIAL. I’ll forgive the dirty jeans.

Sample lyric: “I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know.”

Romance factor: All of it, this song is everything, go home, other Christmas carols, BYE. Mariah sends her love.

Ick factor: Nothing, duh. Although you are more likely to drunkenly scream-karaoke this song six times in a row with 14 of your closest girlfriends than you are to play it quietly while staring into the eyes of your love. But really, is that any less special?

Mistletoe potential: Getting a proposal from the love of your life.

Why More Brides Are Getting Pre-Wedding Filler Injections and Botox

Planning a traditional wedding requires a few key things: a florist, the band or DJ, the cake, and the ability to keep track of finding, hiring, and paying for all of them. (Fun!) Now, you can add visiting a dermatologist to that laundry list. But forget a nice, relaxing facial—these days, more brides to be are springing for cosmetic injectables to smooth crinkles and plump lips before their wedding day.

“We have definitely seen an uptick in consultations with brides-to-be who want to get a skin care game plan even a year before the big day,” says Kristel Polder, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics in Dallas, TX. “Brides want to look good for all aspects surrounding a wedding—portraits, bachelorette party, wedding, and honeymoon.”

Cosmetic injectables are a natural fit for this. “Fillers have a longevity that allows you to maintain these results through the process,” Polder says. “Particularly with millennials, we’ve been asked for smaller dosing to test out fillers in their lips, cheeks, and under their eyes.” Meanwhile, neuromodulators (or “wrinkle reducers” as they’re more commonly called) such as Botox and Dysport have become popular among brides for specific areas of the face.

Polder’s clinical experience is reflective of the large-scale trend of pre-wedding injectables. RealSelf, a review site that tracks the popularity of cosmetic treatments, found that in the past year, neuromodulators accounted for 15% of nonsurgical pre-wedding treatments, with injectable fillers close behind at 14.15%. This follows the overall rise in the use of injectables, which are no longer solely within the realm of antiaging. That is, actual aging is no longer a prerequisite for cosmetic injectables.

Instead, contoured cheekbones, preternaturally smooth foreheads, and plump lips have taken over Instagram feeds and celebrity faces alike, underscoring the new role of cosmetic injectables as a way to sculpt and augment in addition to lift and firm—no matter your age. (Unsurprisingly, the look has been been dubbed “Instagram Face.”) And they’ve been embraced accordingly. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of filler procedures among people between 30 and 39 years old has grown by nearly 30% since 2010. (And of those, the number of hyaluronic acid filler injections in particular, such as Juvéderm or Restylane, has almost doubled.) Meanwhile, the number of neuromodulator procedures among patients between 30 and 39 has increased by nearly 35% to 1.3 million.

Eddie Murphy Says Coming To America 2 Goes ‘Above And Beyond’ Fans’ Expectations

It’s an overwhelmingly awesome amount of Eddie Murphy we’ll be getting into our lives in the near future. Coming 2 America is likely to be the most exciting for fans since its his just about his best movie ever (at least according to the readers we polled). Well, the actor recently talked about the sequel, and he’s confident fans won’t be disappointed. In his words:

The 2020 comedy will also have Tracy Morgan and Wesley Snipes joining the cast. Plus, Eddie Murphy is returning to the makeup chair to continue playing his other various characters from the original besides Prince Akeem. When the actor recently appeared on Ellen, he talked about how Coming to America is still his most popular movie to date – so he felt some pressure to make the follow-up good.

Eddie Murphy said he ”couldn’t be happier” with how Coming 2 America turned out! Fans will have waited over 30 years since the original when the sequel finally comes out, so it’s nice to know Murphy is proud of it. However, the movie will apparently be PG-13, which contrasts his recent work on Dolemite Is My Name. Can you believe the Netflix comedy was his first R-rated comedy in 20 years?

Coming 2 America is set to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020. Stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for more news on Eddie Murphy’s comeback and check out the release calendar for the new year!

Jumanji And 6 More Awesome Movies About Video Games (But Not Based On Them)

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While the history of movies based on video games is notoriously bleak (fortunately starting to get some respectability with recent releases like Rampage, Detective Pikachu, and The Angry Birds Movie 2), the same cannot really be said about movies that feature video games at the center of their plots. Though there aren’t exactly a ton of films that fit this description, a number of them are actually quite entertaining and enjoyable.

The count of films in this arena is increasing this weekend with the forthcoming release of Jake Kasdan’s Jumanji: The Next Level, so to celebrate the feature, we’ve decided to take a look back and highlight some of the best examples in cinema history. And in the spirit of the new blockbuster, let’s start with an obvious one…

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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Years after producing one of the best board game movies ever, the Jumanji franchise returned in amazing fashion in 2017 delivering as one of the best video game movies ever. Almost everything about the original premise was changed, as instead of elements of the jungle being brought into suburban world, suburban characters were brought into the jungle, but director Jake Kasden made smart use of this altered approach, and delivered one of the best modern ensemble comedies with Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Not only does it put together a truly fantastic cast, but it also makes clever use of familiar video game tropes unlike anything seen before it.

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Tron

Visual effects were still very much in their infancy in the early 1980s, but that just makes Steven Lisberger’s Tron that much easier to reflect on as a boundary-pushing piece of legendary cinema. It’s true that the movie is a tad on the slow side narratively, but it remains an engaging and flashy watch, following software engineer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) as he is accidentally uploaded to the mainframe of his company and must work to escape with the help of Tron (Bruce Boxleitner), a program he built to protect the system. It’s a film that is easy to marvel at as a piece of science-fiction history, and also produced what can be called an underrated sequel in 2010’s Tron Legacy.

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Wreck-It Ralph

With movies like Zootopia, Inside Out, and Coco, and Onward, Walt Disney Pictures Animation and Pixar have been on an interesting world-building kick in the last decade, and it all started with the extreme awesomeness of Rich Moore’s Wreck-It Ralph back in 2012. The incredibly inventive minds at WDAS got to thinking about the idea of communal life behind-the-scenes of cabinet games in arcades, and what sprung from that concept is a stellar, beautiful, and emotional piece of art. The world of video games is explored in intrepid and hilarious ways, and seven years later it remains one of the great Disney movies of the modern era.

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WarGames

Many of the films on this list involve things going wrong with video games in spectacular and fantastical ways, but John Badham’s WarGames is of a different breed in that it’s a bit more grounded in reality while also being a science fiction movie. Given the advancements we’ve seen in technology in the 36 years since the thriller was released, it may seem kind of silly for the plot to center on a video game that serves as a backdoor into a weapon system that can start World War III, but it remains a cool viewing experience for its fun performances (most notably from leads Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy) and interesting look at the mentality of the Cold War era. You can laugh at certain parts, but still seriously enjoy it.

The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter

The plot of Nick Castle’s The Last Starfighter is basically a theoretical ultimate clapback to anyone who has ever suggested that playing video games won’t get you anywhere in life. And it still holds up as a fun video game-centric adventure 35 years after its release. It’s a ridiculous yet awesome premise to suggest that a particular game is a training device to help put an end to a galactic war, and the film is not only charming, but also features some seriously impressive science-fiction design work, including the alien characters, the various spaceships, and the amazing production design.

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Grandma’s Boy

Being a true blue stoner comedy, Nicholaus Goossen’s Grandma’s Boy is a movie that you really need to be on board with before clicking play. That being said, if you are game to be amused, and in the right mind space, you too can become a part of this cult comedy’s following. It centers on a game designer (Allen Covert) whose life falls apart and is forced to move in with his grandmother and her two roommates (Doris Roberts, Shirley Jones, and Shirley Knight), and between his home and work life, there are all matters of strange, and regularly gross shenanigans. You can call it a guilty pleasure, but we prefer to think of it as an awesome video game movie.

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eXistenZ

David Cronenberg is the true master of body horror, and in 1999 he turned his attention towards the world of video games, creating a movie that no other filmmaker could make. Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law, eXistenZ is a surreal vision that makes both its characters and the audience question the nature of reality, all while operating what is unquestionably the most disgusting controller of all time. There is a degree to which the movie has become dated, primarily because of real world advancements in the field of virtual reality, but it remains a cool auteur vision and definitely one of the coolest features made about video games.

What’s your favorite movie about video games that’s not actually based on video games? Is it one of the titles that we’ve mentioned here, or is it one that we may have missed? Hit the comments section below to highlight all of your picks, check out Jumanji: The Next Level when it hits theaters this Friday, December 13th, and stay tuned to CinemaBlend as we close out 2020 strong with our regular stream of news and features.

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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Star Teases ‘Really Smart’ Twist

Among the new Star Wars characters who are being introduced in The Rise of Skywalker is Richard E. Grant’s Allegiant General Pryde, one of The First Order’s highest-ranking officers. Grant hasn’t been shy about showing his Star Wars fandom and appreciation for getting to participate in the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga, and he’s now teasing that there’s a big character twist in the movie that shines brightly.

When asked what aspect of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will surprise viewers the most, Richard E. Grant responded:

It’s unclear if Richard E. Grant is saying that this character twist ties back to the movie that started it all, A New Hope, or if he’s just referring to the Skywalker Saga coming to a close after 42 years. Either way, the actor said the twist took him by surprise, but he feels it was a logical thing to include in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait much longer to learn what he’s talking about.

Richard E. Grant’s comment is so vague that it’s impossible to predict who he’s talking about. Still, it’s worth acknowledging that when it comes to character twists in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Rey is arguably the most popular topic of conversation. Despite Kylo Ren telling Rey in The Last Jedi that her parents were nobodies, there’s still speculation that The Rise of Skywalker will somehow retcon this and reveal that her parents are either characters we’ve previously met or at least connected to them.

As far as his feelings about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as a whole are concerned, Richard E. Grant made it clear on social media recently that he enjoyed it (to put it lightly), but he also acknowledged in his conversation with Yahoo that there are enormous expectations when it comes to closing this proverbial book. As he put it:

With less than two weeks to go until Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes out, there are still plenty of mysteries weighing on fans’ minds, including how Allegiant General Pryde factors into the equation. While Richard E. Grant did not provide any specific details about his character, he did mention that Pryde will be present in some of the movie’s final scenes.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20. If you’re already thinking about what’s heading to the silver screen next year, mark your calendar accordingly with our 2020 release schedule.

The Jumanji: The Next Level Producer Brings Up ‘Multiple Jumanji Universes’ But What Could That Mean?

There’s always a bit of glass to step over when studios reach for remaking a beloved film. So when Sony decided to make another movie based on one of the famed Robin Williams-led family films, Jumanji, the studio decided to make it a sequel instead. 2017’s Welcome To The Jungle established the world in the form of a video game instead of the board game to dodge some comparisons, and it became a blockbuster hit!

This is interesting. While many people might think of the ‘90s and modern Jumanji movies as separate entities, Hiram Garcia explained how interconnected they are. The new movies are not meant to cancel out the movie that started it all, but expand the universe of the game established back with Robin Williams’ endearing Alan Parrish. It makes sense for a kid living in the ‘90s to find an old board game, and the new movies have the four teens dusting off an older video game.

The Jumanji: The Next Level producer also discussed about continuing to make the world “bigger” through the franchise. Is Hiram Garcia teasing more versions of the game, too? As he explains, it looks like every time one version of the game is beat, another version will appear. What will come next after this vintage video game full of avatars played by the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan comes to pass? Maybe the franchise will explore other areas! Hiram Garcia continued with ReelBlend with this:

Oooh! Exactly how big is the world of Jumanji? And how many different access points could there be for people to get stuck within it? Hiram Garcia talks about the Bazaar introduced in the 2017 film to bring together this idea of Jumanji being made up of multiple universes. It’s a really intriguing concept. Who knows – this could add enough life to the franchise for a Star Wars-type saga!

Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel Review

The peel contains five acids to exfoliate—mandelic, lactic, salicylic, tartaric, and malic—as well as three different berries to provide antioxidants and soothe your skin. It’s a professional-grade peel (meaning it’s definitely not an everyday thing), and has a mix of BHAs and AHAs to work on two levels to clear pores and smooth your skin’s surface. The laundry list of concerns the brand says it’ll help with include: clearing blemishes and clogged pores, fading post-breakout marks, lifting discoloration, stimulating cellular renewal, smoothing out the texture of your skin.

I’ve been consistency using the mask for about a month (once a week), and I have to say, I’m really impressed. After one use I wasn’t convinced, but after four weeks (two of which were spent traveling to extremely different climates), I’m a believer. Not only does it not aggravate my skin, but I’ve seen a major improvement. While it hasn’t helped with my larger inflamed breakouts, I’ve seen a significant reduction of clogged pores and whiteheads that I’ve been dealing with on my cheeks over time. I like to follow it with Rouleau’s Rapid Response Detox Mask to further fight breakouts while my pores are open from the peel. It’s also helped keep flakes at bay, which is something I always struggle with this time of year, and makes my skin feel smooth as hell.

And then there’s the glow. As someone who has a pretty negative relationship with my skin, I don’t toss around words like “radiant” often, but the day or two after I use this mask, my skin can only be described as such. I look well-rested for once in my life, my skin texture feels much more uniform, and my makeup goes on smoother. The best part is that despite all the different types of acids, it’s not harsh on my sensitive skin. There’s a slight tingle when the mask is on, but as soon as I rinse it off after about seven minutes there’s no stinging or redness.

Not only can I thank this mask for bringing my skin back to life, it’s also restored my faith that sometimes things are worth the hype. You might just need to give them time.

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Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.