12 Beauty Products That'll Take You Back To Your Science Fair Days

Life is too short for mundane beauty routines that bore you to tears day in and day out. We say: It's time to switch things up. Keep your nighttime favorites and the products you rely on for an a.m. overhaul, but bring in some new ones that'll make you downright giddy to wash your hair and cleanse your face. Seriously, it can happen.

If you geeked out over the school science fair, you're in luck, because using some of the coolest new products out there kind of feels like the grown-up version of the experiments we did in chemistry class. Get ready to mix your own modeling mask and melt your shampoo.

Best of all: You can count on your hypothesis — that your skin is going to glow and your hair is going to shine — being proven right.

Click ahead to see our favorite beauty buys for infusing some fun into your regimen and making Bill Nye proud in the process.
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The cold weather has barely even hit and, somehow, our skin is already starting to feel dry and look dull. This system fixes that. Start off by gently massaging the exfoliating crystal scrub across your complexion. Then, add the liquid wash on top. Mix, rinse, and try to stop from caressing your baby-soft skin all night.

Philosophy The Microdelivery, $40, available at Philosophy.
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This mask isn't for those short on time, but if you feel like getting crafty, creating the muddy mixture is as much fun as those erupting volcano projects were — but a whole lot less chaotic.

Drop a few pieces of the crushed tablets into a bowl, add water, and use the provided brush to stir and sweep the mask across your face.

Too Cool For School Morrocco Ghassoul Tablet Pack, $31.00, available exclusively at the Too Cool For School SoHo store.
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Remember those towels that would expand into character shapes when you dropped them in your bubble bath? Well, these are the adult version — and they remove even the most stubborn clay mask.

Blackout Mask Wipe Off Towel, $5, available at Urban Outfitters.
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When we really want to unwind and enjoy the beauty of a slow skin-care routine, we pick up this soothing rose clay mask. It's ideal right before bed, since it's packed with frankincense and chamomile.

Elucx Face Mask Starter Kit, $36, available online at Urban Outfitters.
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Bubble masks are still going strong and we're giddy whenever we pick up this one, which doesn't make a mess.

Masque Bar Spa @ Home Oxygen Bubble Sheet Mask, $9.99, available exclusively in-store at Walgreens.
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Are you sick, on your period, or just straight-up exhausted lately? Pour this blend of dried flowers into a pot of warm water and stand over it (safely!) to let your skin drink in the herbal steam. Instant relaxation.

Aquarian Soul Herbal Floral Face Steam No. 02, $20, available at Aquarian Soul.
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Pretend you're formulating a witch's brew or concocting your own healing potion while you mix these citrus-scented pink salts in your warm tub.

Indie Lee Grapefruit Citrus Bath Soak, $28, available at Indie Lee.
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This mask comes with its own mixing bowl, spatula, and ingredients. While it looks like a complicated recipe, it’s as simple as stirring together the gel and powder and — very quickly — smoothing the mask on.

Bonus: It’s one of the few peel-off masks that’s so soft it doesn’t make us cringe when we remove it. Since it’s got hyaluronic acid and a gel base, it locks in moisture and penetrates better than a sheet mask.

Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask, $46, available at Sephora.
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These drops give an illuminating boost to just about any liquid formula you already own — try it with your moisturizer and foundation for a dewy glow.

Cover Fx Custom Enhancer Drops, $42, available at Sephora.
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Take control of your skin-care routine and play cosmetic chemist by creating your own personalized serum that plumps, hydrates, brightens — you name it.

Skin Inc My Daily Dose Plump It Up Cocktail, $90, available at Skin Inc.
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Powder masks are seriously cool, but this one might take the cake. It looks like mud when mixed with water and brushed on, but it leaves your skin squeaky-clean and exfoliated.

Root Science Detox Facial Mask, $60, available at Root Science.
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No, this isn't a bar of soap — it's shampoo! Run it down your wet strands in the shower and watch as it liquifies into a soothing, sweet-smelling shampoo.

Lush Jason And The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar, $11.95, available at Lush.
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