Here are the products other moms bought to feel human again postpartum.

"I actually loved this moisturizing oil because it made me feel, at least from 20 feet back from mirror, that I was edging on "dewy" postpartum, even as my son leached all the moisture from my body while nursing. It must also be said in the usage notes that facial oils containing ~real gold flakes~ aren't a precision game (TG), you just pat them on wherever you remember your cheekbones being and then enjoy that lit-from-within situation, goddess that you are (you had a baby, remember)." —Janet Manley, Romper Senior Features Editor, mom of two

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"Lip stain (I like to look like myself and kiss my kids without leaving lip marks all over them). Rimmel is my favorite and totally reliable and I wish it came in more colors. I've tried a ton (and posted about them) and it always comes back to the cheap ones." —Jessica Ashley, writer and certified divorce coach, mom of one

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“I actually can’t get over how amazing [Sisely Paris products] are. There’s a pore minimizer that I use every night before the show that just makes me look less tired.” —Caissie Levy, actor, mom of one

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"Olverum bath oil smells incredible and makes you feel like a goddess. Every postpartum woman should be sent home from the hospital with it. If I won an HQ jackpot, I’d fund that." —Allison Yarrow, journalist, mom of two

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"I LOVE the Flekk eyeshadow palette — it's basically paint by numbers (perfect for people like me who are flummoxed by where to put what and how shimmer and matte work together) with coordinating brushes so it takes about 3 minutes to do the whole thing and it looks like a professional did it. Seriously brilliant. And it even has a single all-over color too for days where even 3 minutes is too much and you need something done in 10 seconds." —Janssen Bradshaw, founder of London Littles, mom of four

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"Post-partum, the last thing I had time for was doing my hair but dry shampoo was my saving grace. It disguised greasy hair, added body and even if I was on day 4, it helped me look human when people would come to visit the baby." —Sheryl George, Beautyblender Copy & Content Manager, mom of one

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"I have very fair skin, so when I'm tired and stressed it really shows (dark circles, pink splotches, visible veins). It's also pretty dry, so a lot of foundations get flaky right away. This stuff is like magic: Amazing coverage but completely natural, and blends right into the skin instead of sitting on top. Makes you look like a human being again even if you don't have time for any other makeup!" —Jacqueline Burt Cote, author, mom of three

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"Thanks to preeclamsia, my skin was SUPER dry after childbirth from all the magnesium that was pumped into me while I was in labor. I love masks and this one seemed most effective in rebalancing my whole face (not just one problem area) in a gentle way. Plus I dab it on zits before bed and 95 percent of the time it works like magic." —Anne Vorrasi, Romper Senior Lifestyle Editor, mom of one

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"The color instantly brightens up your face and the sheer color is buildable. It's pretty much flattering on anyone." —Connie Wong, founder of Moderne PR, mom of one

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"It brought more color to my face and didn't smear after a long day of taking care of the kids." —Sarah Nakayama, office administrator, mom of two

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"It's super refreshing and hydrating. It also smells amazing. I would spray it on my face several times a day (and still do) and feel instantly relaxed and prettier." —Cristina Krumsick, publicist, mom of one

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"Dry scrub. I like having those few minutes before my shower that I can commit all to myself. Even when Eleanor is in the bathroom with me, I have to focus entirely on what I'm doing while body brushing, which feels indulgent when every other part of my day is spent making sure El is content." —Sara Stour Barr, photo retoucher, mom of one

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"They stay on forever and the colors are good. I used a lot of NARS products at the beginning of my [postpartum makeup] ‘journey’ and there was one shade, Rikugien, that I really liked because it was very subtle and worked with my skin tone. (I am pale so I can’t wear a ton of bright shades!)." —EJ Dickson, Men's Health Deputy Digital Editor, mom of one

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"I never did anything for my skin before having my second child, partly out of laziness and partly because I'm not that great at taking care of myself. Once I had this baby, I decided to give that whole show-yourself-care-and-you-will-feel-more-cared-for thing a whirl, starting with this serum that pretty much every beauty editor uses. Come for the slightly burnt smell that I promise fades, stay for the r.e.s.u.l.t.s." —Margaret Wheeler Johnson, BDG's Director of Brand Initiatives, mom of two

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"I'd use them in the mornings after long nights, and if I didn't have time for a real shower it made all the difference." —Kelly Vorrasi-Banis, operations & post-production manager, mom of one

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"Um... highlighter, highlighter, highlighter. Vapour beauty, Armani, Burberry." —Bee Shapiro, founder of Ellis Brooklyn, mom of two

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"When I wasn't sleeping more than an hour or two at a time, it was incredibly helpful to have something that could reduce the dark circles and puffiness that was plaguing my eye area. It might not be science, but if I looked less tired, I swear I felt less tired." —Danielle Campoamor, Romper Identities Editor, mom of one

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"I got a Tata Harper exfoliating cleanser that makes me feel like I'm taking a few layers of parenting off my face when I use." —Christina Graham, stay-at-home mom, mom of one

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"These vitamins are amazing. I was taking regular multi vitamins but this combo got me to feel regular again." —Tetsuko Komiyama, brand manager, mom of two

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"Perfect to add some life to my face quickly." —Jamie Madrid, publicist, mom of one

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"Moisturizer that leaves a glow immediately!" —Angelique Serrano, InStyle Beauty Director, mom of one

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"This helped me feel a bit more human, especially in my nether region — not that anyone when down there except for me. It made me feel civilized, having smooth legs, private parts and pits." —Jane Kim, senior digital producer, mom of one

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"The doctor recommended it cause I got the 'roids, but I ended up using it on my face as well cause I kept breaking out (hormones are so nice to us mommas), and it seemed to calm everything down. I still use it after I wash my face and it still makes me feel so fresh!" —Kate, mom of two

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"To hide my dull skin but also repair it" —Jo Song, designer, mom of one

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"I can use it on Finn, and it amazingly also adds volume to my hair and helps detangle it when I don't brush it for 2 days in a row cuz I am a wilding now." —Nora Lynn, graphic designer, mom of one

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"I purchased a brand new straightening iron and it's my go to every few days." —Maria Colaco, digital content creator, mom of three

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"Immediately my skin felt softer and looked brighter (smells fantastic, too). I almost felt like my old self. I used to have a multi-step skin routine so it felt nice to do something from pre-baby days. Now I just consider it a win if I wear SPF." —Lora Yoon, stylist, mom of one

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"Post-maternity leave, I found a lot of comfort going back to some products that I had loved pre-married life that gave me comfort. L'occitane hand cream just has a smell that makes me feel like I'm taking care of myself." —Lisa Murray Bonner, process improvement specialist, mom of one

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"I used Soothe (massages at home) quite a bit and it felt like such a treat and yet so necessary as I adjusted to breastfeeding and carrying a baby, and my body to activity after 16 weeks of bedrest!" —Julie Van Daele, founder of Well Received, mom of one

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"The morning after Sophie was born, I had the puffiest, darkest circles around my eyes. I had blown a couple of blood vessels in my eyes while pushing. I had bought a few beauty essentials to the hospital with me, and this concealer plus some mascara helped me look like a more familiar version of myself. Moments after this makeover, friends and family walked into our hospital room and started taking photos, so I was very glad I packed it!" —Natasha Kaser, photo retoucher, mom of one

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