Doesn’t it feel like there’s another new beauty launch every single day? For beauty editors, that’s a reality. From makeup and skin care to hair and nails, new products hit our desks all week long, and it’s literally our job to try them all. Obviously, this is a huge job perk, but when you’re bombarded by so much product, it’s hard for anything to really stick out.

There are only so many hours in the day, so many days in the week, and you only have one face. Sometimes merely getting through all the products can be a challenge. And when it comes to skin care, you really can’t make an informed decision about the product’s efficacy until after a couple of weeks (or sometimes months), and the mere idea of sticking with something that long when there’s so many other formulas you need to try is daunting.