What do you do at midnight? If you’re China Chow and me, you’re at CVS looking for the next best drugstore deal (sometimes the greatest beauty products really are the least expensive!). When we found ourselves there after a posh Vogue dinner in LA last month, China introduced me to the magic of exfoliating cotton pads. I’m not talking a basic piece of cotton. These little innovations have the traditional soft side to remove eye makeup and then an exfoliating side to use with your toner afterwards. The micro bead surface gently exfoliates, which is a nice alternative if your skin is sensitive to chemicals (and that’s most skin!). Some women steer clear of toner for that reason, but it’s essential for refining the surface of your skin and clearing up any makeup or dirt you might have missed cleansing. Find an all-natural toner and get to work with these softies. They won’t fall apart on your skin like some looser cotton pads, which means they’re great for removing nail polish, too. I’ve also tried Target’s brand – it was basically the same. No matter where you buy, this $3.50 investment will be the best one you’ve ever made for your face. We can all thank China! Available in a set of 80 at Ulta for $3.49.