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    21 Beauty Products That I Was Honestly Sceptical About Until I Read The Reviews

    I went from "surely these CAN'T work" to "I need five" in about 0.05 seconds.

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    1. Recreate a pro facial at home with the help of this (deeply satisfying) skin scrubber. Some people say it's helped to reduce the appearance of everything from blackheads to fine lines!

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    Its high-frequency vibrations will exfoliate your skin, gently cleansing your pores as it does so. It has a deep-cleaning setting, a rejuvenating lifting function, a blackhead-busting positive ion mode, and a serum-priming negative ion program!

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 323 reviews.

    Price: £19.99.

    2. This eyebrow pencil from Maybelline is incredibly precise!

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    It's got a brow-shaping spoolie on one end and a fine-tipped pencil at the other. Reviewers love how long-lasting it is!

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 1,279 reviews.

    Price: £3.89.

    3. Some people swear by this cold-pressed castor oil to thicken and enhance their hair, lashes, and brows. It can also be used to hydrate your face!

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    It's naturally high in nourishing Omega-6 fatty acids, which help to repair and strengthen your hair, and contains pore-cleansing ricinoleic acid too! You can apply this stuff with a spoolie for longer, thicker brows and lashes – customers say it's totally transformed their thin tresses too.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 1,137 reviews.

    Price: £3.50.

    4. This brightening sheet mask is filled with exfoliating vitamin C.

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    Simply squeeze the hydrating and skin-reviving liquid onto the tissue mask, leave it to soak for about a minute, and then apply it to your face for a relaxing 15 minutes of ~indulgence~. People say it's left their skin looking and feeling smoother, fresher, and more moisturised!

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 699 reviews.

    Price: £2.90.

    5. Thoroughly clean your skin without stripping it of moisture by nabbing this CeraVe hydrating cleanser.

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    Its gentle, perfume-free formula is perfect for use on sensitive skin, and because it doesn't contain any dehydrating sulphates it won't dry your face out either. This cleanser is packed full of ceramides that will help to restore your skin barrier!

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 718 reviews.

    Price: £11.24.

    6. This Keratin Bomb nail repair serum has helped some customers to strengthen and grow out their talons.

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    If you have weak and brittle nails (which, same), you've probably been looking for a product like this for ages. Its nourishing formula is designed to penetrate your nails, strengthening them from within! Apply a fine layer every two to three days for some impressive results.

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 413 reviews.

    Price: £5.34.

    7. Beauty buffs can't get enough of this nude palette from Revolution. It'll basically cover all your eyeshadow needs in one single compact!

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    This palette contains a mixture of shimmery shades and everyday matte hues! It's perfect for both casual wear and more glam looks – reviewers say the colour payoff is amazing, and they love how smoothly the product goes onto their skin.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 2,331 reviews.

    Price: £9.99.

    8. Get ready for autumn with this burgundy nail polish from Barry M.

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    It's thick enough to give a full-coverage finish from just two coats, and it'll be fully dry approximately one minute after application.

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 501 reviews.

    Price: £1.99.

    9. And this mauve lipstick from Rimmel is equally seasonal!

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    If the reviews are anything to go by, it looks like this stunning lipstick has got some serious staying power! It's deeply-pigmented but not patchy, leaving an ~intense~ result after a few easy swipes.

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 1,785 reviews.

    Price: £1.93.

    10. Reviewers rave about this whitening tooth powder, with some saying they've noticed a difference after just a couple of uses.

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    It's made with brightening and non-toxic activated charcoal! Some users say it leaves their mouth feeling really clean after use, and its gentle formula is suitable for sensitive teeth.

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 627 reviews.

    Price: £5.87.

    11. If you're after an eyeliner that stays put all day, this highly-rated pen has got your back.

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    It won't dry out or flake, and its jet-black formula is designed to hold fast all day! Its extra-fine tip is incredibly precise, too.

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 2893 reviews.

    Price: £4.53.

    12. Decongest your pores with this exfoliating glycolic acid-infused scrub.

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    This three-in-one scrub will refine, brighten, and renew your skin. It contains loads of nourishing and hydrating ingredients, such as moisturising glycerin, deep-cleansing salicylic acid, and (of course) exfoliating glycolic acid! Some customers say they've noticed a difference after using it two or three times a week.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 2,244 reviews.

    Price: £8.50.

    13. This extra-strength argan oil shampoo from OGX contains no moisture-stripping sulphates.

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    It's worth a try if you have dry, damaged hair, because it contains hydrating argan oil and strengthening silk proteins. Reviewers love how shiny and smooth their hair looks after using it!

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 1,385 reviews.

    Price: £4.66.

    14. Hydrate your hands without leaving a greasy finish behind with this hand cream from O'Keeffe's.

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    The allantoin in this cream ensures that the moisture that's already in your skin stays there, and it creates a protective barrier against drying forces as well!

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 20,438 reviews.

    Price: £5.66.

    15. If you want your foundation to have a flawless finish, this makeup sponge from Real Techniques is well worth a try.

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    It's got a variety of different edges to help you tackle all the sections of your face! Simply run it under the tap before use, squeeze the excess water out, and then use it to apply your foundation for a smooth and dewy finish.

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 22,044 reviews.

    Price: £4.85.

    16. This cult-status mascara has a low wax content, meaning its inky black formula won't form clumps on your lashes.

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    It's got tiny bristles that'll coat your smallest lashes, and bigger ones to lift and exaggerate the larger hairs.

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 8,279 reviews.

    Price: £4.86.

    17. According to thousands of people who reviewed this quick-setting false lash adhesive, it really does dry clear in seconds.

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    It's formaldehyde, latex, and paraben-free, and the tube comes with an easy-clean silicone applicator for a precise finish. Customers are frankly mind-blown by how quickly this adhesive dries and how natural-looking the results are!

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 9,615 reviews.

    Price: £4.80.

    18. This salicylic acid-infused soap is seriously clever! It'll decongest your skin and remove excess oils from your face.

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    It's embedded with apricot kernels to help scrub and exfoliate your skin while you use it. The anti-blemish salicylic acid in this has helped some folks to get rid of their acne (seriously, check out the before-and-after pictures in the reviews section).

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 5,629 reviews.

    Price: £5.89.

    19. Lips becoming chapped and dry now that the weather's gotten colder? This Burt's Bees lip scrub is here to help!

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    It's made with gentle, natural ingredients that nourish and exfoliate your skin. Customers say it's as fast-acting as it is effective!

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 1,038 reviews.

    Price: £6.99.

    20. Fellow dry skin sufferers, let's just take a moment to appreciate this ridiculously effective hyaluronic acid serum.

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    It binds to the water that's already in your skin to make sure it stays exactly where it should. Rather than just sitting on top of your face like some moisturisers can, this hyaluronic acid hydrates you from the inside out!

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 7,917 reviews.

    Price: £5.87.

    21. This 16-piece makeup brush set really performs, even at its sub-£10 price point.

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    Their fluffy bristles are densely-packed for a smooth and even makeup application. People say these synthetic brushes perform way beyond their price point!

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 19,499 reviews.

    Price: £9.99 for 16.

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