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20 Skincare Products That'll Make You Feel Refreshed After A Long Week

Bubble bath, facial masks, body scrubs, and everything in between — you deserve it all after the long week you've had.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. Sukin's Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque is made of super yeah, we'll take 10! With all-natural and vegan ingredients like avocado oil, kale, and parsley, this facial mask will wash away the stress of a hectic week (while clearing out your pores at the same time).


I'm currently on my second jar of this face mask  — it's that good. For best results I suggest keeping it on for at least 15 minutes (or at least until it's super dry). To get an even more refreshing feeling, apply after a nice hot shower! Your skin will thank you. 

Promising review: "This clay mask is amazing! It feels absolutely WONDERFUL on the skin. When I rinse it off my skin doesn't feel dry, but rather soft and smooth. I love that the ingredients are all-natural, too. I would highly recommend this clay mask." —Alice

Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (also available in pink clay, hydrating, and rich moisture formulations).

2. Heritage Store Rosewater Mist may be the easiest way to stay refreshed on the go. Glowy and dewy skin is just one spritz away!

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Leave this baby in your car, your purse, or on your desk (mine is in my desk drawer!) for an immediate mood boost and refresh. Take it from a reviewer who's equally obsessed:

Promising review: "This rose water has been on my vanity counter for YEARS. Dry skin? Use this. Makeup refresher? This is your guy. Fresh-out-of-the shower toner? Yep. Bad day? This will revive your mood. I am obsessed with this product and will pass it down to my children. Be careful not to over do it as it can dry out your skin the same way licking chapped lips will. But for a few times a day...I highly recommend!! Pair this with a nice orchid face oil and night time cream. Your skin will be radiant and calmed of irritation almost instantly...This is better than anything out there and the process is equally unbeatable considering this is PURE rose water." —Sarah Burt

Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

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3. Lapcos Aloe Sheet Masks come as a five pack of calming goodness and are great for those with dry skin.

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Lapcos is a cruelty-free, Korean-owned small business based in Los Angeles. Along with Aloe sheet masks, they offer Milk Masks (for moisturizing), Honey Masks (for nourishing), Aqua Masks (for hydrating), and so much more. TIP: Keep them in the fridge for an even better refreshing feeling.

Promising reviews: "I keep a couple of the aloe masks in the back of the fridge and they are great for calming and moisturizing after a long day of screen time for work. I just wanted something refreshing and moisturizing and these are it!" —Aeacmtc

"My skin absolutely glows [after using the aloe mask]! And there is enough gel/serum in the pack to do a second aloe mask another time (just the gel, not reusing the sheet mask). This is the second time I’ve bought these & will continue to buy!" —YogaMom19

Get them from Amazon for $17.

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4. The NanoSteamer three-in-one Facial Steamer can really help unclog pores — aka unclog all of the stress you had to deal with over the week. If you're in need of an at-home spa day say "aye!",

The NanoSteamer comes with a five-piece blemish and blackhead extractor kit in addition to the facial steamer to help you really get all the dirt that's stuck in your pores. Oh and the facial steamer doubles as a humidifier and a towel warmer, too!

Promising review: "It takes only seconds to produce steam and I can do it wherever I choose (not just the kitchen table like with the pot of boiling water). My favorite things to do after steaming are mud masks or sheet masks. They work 10 times better after steaming than alone...Aside from skincare, it is great for head colds and stuffy noses. I keep a second one reserved as the family 'de-stuffer.'" —Laura

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

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5. Glow Recipe's Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is exactly what it sounds like — a facial mask that works while you're sleeping! It's already been a long week, how about some beauty rest?


Promising Review: "Every *GLOWING* review about this product is 1,000% legit. I live in the Mojave Desert and use this mask every night and again, lightly, every morning. The aridity of Joshua Tree absolutely sucks every bit of moisture from my skin year-round. Glow Recipe Watermelon Mask is the ONLY surefire comfort toward moisturizing and nourishing my face and neck. I keep it in the fridge in the summer for immediate cooling and bursts of relief throughout the day." —Amanda Bhymer

Get it from Amazon for $24.


6. Glossier Solution has been a cult favorite for a while now. The exfoliating skin protector deep cleans your skin helping it clear, soften, and glow like you're on summer vacation.


If you aren't already convinced to try out Solution, it may help to know that Glossier is totally vegan and cruelty free. Bonus points!

Promising review: "I’ve tried a lot of chemical exfoliants and none of them are as gentle yet effective as this Solution. I have sensitive, combination skin with texture and hyperpigmentation as my main concerns and after one use I could see reduction in my flaking and clogged pores! I use it after cleansing and wait for it to sink in for 10–30 minutes before following it with a moisturizer." —Nadia

Get it from Glossier for $24.

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7. Pura D'Or Rosehip Seed Oil is just one of those skincare products that has too many benefits to count. It's great for moisturizing, reducing fine lines, evening skin tone, plumping skin, and SO much more.,

Pura D'Or's all-natural and organic rose hip seed oil has nearly 6,000 5-star Amazon reviews filled with people calling the item "amazing," miraculous," and the "best on the market."

Promising reviews: "I have used this oil every day since I have received it and I am truly amazed by the effects! I honestly am not one to take time out of my day to write a review but I felt it was important for the fact that I have had decade-old scars and just by applying this oil twice daily have already seen slight lightning of my scars in the short time I’ve had the oil. I not only use it on scars; I also use it on my hair and nails." —Cathy

"I am IN LOVE with this stuff — specifically for my face and décolletage. I am on my second bottle. I use it at night, pre-workout in the morning, and after workout shower. My skin is as soft and supple as a baby's wee arse. It smells great, it soaks in in minutes — I use it in my hair when it's dry out — DUDE. It's skin altering. Note! I have dry-ish skin." —Sylvia

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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8. Baimei Jade Rollers are simple, easy-to-use beauty tools. The muscle relaxing, fine line reducing rose-quartz is something that you can use while watching TV, reading, or after your nighttime routine., Amazon

This particular set from Baimei comes with both a jade roller and a gua sha. When used correctly, both are great for depuffing your face and having a soothing at-home facial massage. Many reviewers suggest throwing it in the fridge 10 minutes before you plan to use it for an extra refreshing and relaxing effect!

Promising reviews: "The roller is nice quality, it feels sturdy, and it doesn't squeak when you use it. I enjoy the smaller roller end for my eye area. It does help moisturizer and serums spread on better and soak in faster. The gua sha tool is also great. I can tell it's good quality and wont snap in half. I have been using it on the knots in my neck actually, giving myself a massage and putting pressure on the knots." —Laura

"Helps with oilier serums and feels amazing if you have sinus pressure!" —JSides

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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9. Drunk Elephant's B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is a must-have for those with dry and combination skin (and an essential to feeling refreshed). Just one pump helps smooth your skin and even your tone. And the best part? It's not just for your face! Apply to your neck, hands, chest, etc. for full-body hydration.

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Promising reviews: "This did wonders for my parched, sensitive skin. Calmed my rosacea, hydrated and strengthened my skin." —kkumar (skin type: dry)

"I love it. It’s lightweight, but effective. It also works well mixed with many of their other products. But I honestly prefer it alone. It just feels so dang refreshing." —gmrobert123 (skin type: oily)

Get it from Sephora for $48.

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10. Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt nourishes your skin and calms your mind. In case you didn't know, a relaxing lavender bubble bath is always a good call. Just add a glass a wine to the mix and you've got the perfect end to a stressful week.,

This lavender bubble bath from Dr. Teal's is a clear fan favorite with over 40,000 5-star ratings on Amazon! It's great for adults, kids, those with sensitive skin, and more.

Promising reviews: "Just wow. I wanted to take my first bubble bath. Glad I went with Dr. Teal's. The bubbles were long lasting and the smell was great. My body smelt amazing and super smooth. Can’t wait for another bath. You won’t be disappointed. Promise." —Fabian

"I will never not use this again! I’d like to point out that my kids are allergic to almost everything you can imagine with the most sensitive skin I’ve ever seen, and they have zero issues with this." —Erica_Vera_Books

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

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11. Brooklyn Botany Coffee Body Scrub should be next on your list of weird skincare products to try. Coffee grounds are known to have tons of skin exfoliation benefits, especially when combined with coconut and shea butter. And what's more refreshing than ultra-soft skin? Your favorite morning beverage is about the become an essential in your weekly skincare routine.,

Brooklyn Botany uses 100% natural coffee! While your heart won't race from caffeine, reviewers say the smell of real coffee beans will put you in the best mood.

Promising review: "If you love the smell of coffee as much as I do you will be in heaven with this. I felt like I was in the middle of Starbucks waiting for my beloved coffee to be made. I quickly had to come out of my daydream and embark on the amazing feeling of this sea salt caressing my skin! It felt sooo good, like finally itching a scratch that’s been bugging you! After enjoying my mini massage by the graces of the sea I rinsed it off to be pleasantly surprised at how moisturized I felt. My skin always feels dry after taking a shower but even after drying off I felt like I had bathed in a pool of moisturizer! I honesty didn’t feel like I even needed to apply lotion but since this heavenly product told me to do so, I did. I don’t question the gifts of god!" —Colby Delgado

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in six additional scents).

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12. Ornami's "No Scrubs" Ex-Foliator Sugar Scrub is one of the most relaxing and effective body scrubs! And the smell of vanilla and lavender after a long week is just — *chef's kiss* perfection.

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Ornami is a Black woman–owned small business that makes natural, vegan skincare products. With product names like "Let that Mango" Body Butter and Glo Getta Body Oil, I'm all for adding more positivity into a daily routine. But I've got to admit, the featured "No Scrubs" Ex-Foliator is a favorite of mine. It's the perfect Sunday addition in preparation for a new week. But hey, after a stressful week, you may need it on a Friday night in too.

Promising review: "I simply do not know how I survived without it my whole 23 years of life. I have sensitive skin so I am often wary of scrubs...this wasn't harsh at all and it also didn't fall short of feeling like it was really scrubbing away all my dead skin...Also, I have a lot of cosmetic and food allergies so scrubs too often leave my skin super irritated and this one absolutely did not...I am really sensitive to scents (especially synthetic ones) and this smells sooo good like a warm summer day. It really gets 11/10." —Haley 

Get it from Ornami for $25.


13. Pacifica Eye Bright Under-Eye Vitamin C Patches are perfect for a much needed refresh. Ingredients like sea kelp, bio-cellulose extract, and (of course) vitamin C, provide skin natural, 100% vegan hydration. Sign. Me. Up!


Promising reviews: "I have hereditary dark circles and fully aware nothing topical will get rid of them, but I still love pampering my eyes and trying to lighten a little. These eye patches went on easy, stayed on well, didn't have an intense smell, and had a good amount of serum. After one use, I did notice my eyes were a tiny brighter. The eye area was soft and wasn't irritated." —Lina408

"These have been a lifesaver during allergy season. Cooling and soothing." —Mama C

Get it one pair of under-eye patches from Target for $4.99.

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14. LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream can help you hide how tired you really are after such a long week. The rose hip– and hibiscus-infused eye cream helps reduce dark circles and puffiness, leaving your eyes to look bright and wide (or alert and awake).


Promising review: "After using this cream twice a day for the last six weeks, I’m definitely a fan!! The cream is thin and absorbs easily, feels super light (great for summer) and I love the smell. The fine lines around my eyes eliminated with my previous creams haven’t returned, my eyes look brighter, and while it might be my imagination, I’d swear the dark circles under my eyes are less obvious. I’ve never found a product that has actually helped with my under eye circles — and trust me, I’ve looked — but this product does seem to help!" —bandbgirl

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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15. Alder New York's Cleansing Body Bar blends sea kelp and hydrating jojoba oil and is as refreshing as it gets when it comes to skincare. And if you're not into overpowering scents, this will be your new go-to as it's totally fragrance free.

Alder New York is a woman and LGBTQ+-owned small business based guessed it, New York. The skincare brand is clean and 100% vegan, too.

Promising review: "I was surprised at how soft my skin feels afters using this soap. I also like that it doesn't have a strong smell and gets really lathery. I'm going to get a subscription for this product. Highly recommend." —Dave P. 

Get it from Alder New York for $12.99.

16. Bliss's Jelly Glow Peel contains fruit enzymes that don't only smell amazing, but also make your skin GLOW. This jelly peel is made with pineapple and papaya that are used to gently get rid of dead skin. It's like a brand-new you, really.


Other than clean ingredients (like fruit and vitamin B5), the Bliss Jelly Glow Peel Gentle Non-Abrasive Exfoliator is totally vegan and cruelty free! Many reviewers note that it's not actually a "peel off" mask, but an exfoliating face wash that doesn't scrape and scratch your skin. A few also advised that because it works so well in removing dead skin (and dare I say...leave skin refreshed), it's best to only use it once a week at most to allow your skin rest.

Promising review from a former Esthetician: "This works exactly like it is supposed to and is excellent for skin that is eczemic, dry/flaky, or dull. Dulling happens with age because of the loss of collagen and the skin losing the ability's to slough off naturally. It's gentle and does not abrade the skin like other scrubs, something you have to be careful of with sensitive skin types." —P.A.S.

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

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17. Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel has a major cult following because of the long-lasting moisture it provides. With over 47,000 5-star reviews, to say reviewers are obsessed is an understatement.,

Be sure your Hydro Boost Water Gel is coming straight from Amazon's warehouse! Some reviewers have had trouble with their product if purchasing from a different Amazon retailer.

Promising review: "I first noticed after I applied it to my face, neck, and décolleté how velvety my skin felt. And it was as if my skin just drank it up! Like it really needed it. So I applied a little more. Went to bed, woke up the next morning — my skin looked and felt totally different. No fabrication. No exaggeration. The texture was different. I had a glow. And even my acne wasn't as red or agitated looking. And had seemed actually slightly minimized. I began using it from that day forward and my cystic acne has ceased, my skin is supple, clear, brightened. All I can think is that this moisturizer somehow balanced the pH levels in my skin. I can't live without this stuff. It's fantastic." —Christinuh

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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18. Schick Hydro Silk's dermaplaning razor will literally give you a clean slate for the days ahead. This set comes with a handy pack of three, making it easy to remove unwanted facial hair, dead skin cells, and shape those brows if you want to as well. Step away from the painful tweezers!,

Promising reviews: "They are easy to use, sharp, and just removes all the fuzz! I didn’t get any bumps, cut, or stubble after using them." —Gina

"These do a great job of dermaplaning! My face is as smooth as a baby's butt. Sometimes I just want to sit and feel it because it's so soft. It's easy to use and can be used wet or dry and doesn't give any kind of razor burn. I'm not any kind of certified cosmetologist...I've never taken any kind of dermaplaning classes or anything. It's just that easy!" —S. Middleton

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

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19. Vitamin A Silk Night Face Oil from small biz Bella Skin Beauty can help with those frown lines a hectic week can cause. What makes this face oil so great is the plant-based carotenoids ingredient, which is not only the most responsible and eco-friendly way to use vitamin A in skincare, but it also provides tons of collagen for plump, bright, and even skin. A real win/win for you and the environment.

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Bella Skin Beauty is a woman-owned small business based in Southern California that makes organic, cruelty-free, vegan skincare products. 

Promising reviews: "I love the Vitamin A Silk! A little goes a long way, it’s silky, smells good, and is not overpowering at all, absorbs well and leaves my skin feeling moisturized and shrinks my pore size! Love it and will always have this in my product lineup." —Holly

"I’ve used many face oils in the past but this vitamin A face oil is silky smooth and perfect for your night time routine. I am waking up feeling renewed and face is glowing like a doll. I am definitely going to keep this vitamin A silk oil as a staple in my skincare routine." —Michelle

Get it from Bella Skin Beauty for $92.


20. One Blessed Acre's Eucalyptus Goat Milk Lotion will leave your skin so hydrated, you'll want to thank the goat personally. The eucalyptus gives it the refreshing scent you're looking for, while the goat's milk and shea butter combo handles the dry skin relief.

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This small biz creates skincare products using goat milk right from their own farm! Goat milk in particular is great for hydrating skin and can also help those with eczema. 

Promising review: "This lotion is thick and very moisturizing! A little goes a long way so the price is very much worth it. The scent isn’t loud (I get headaches from strong scents like at the 'body stores') but it doesn’t fade either so it’s very refreshing to wear." —Candice Chiolo

Get it from One Blessed Acre Farms on Etsy for $15.95.

The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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