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    28 Products You'll Want To Add To Your Nightly Skincare Routine

    "Wow, cannot WAIT to wash my face tonight!" —you, after changing your nightly skincare routine.

    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. A cruelty-free face wash made from 100% vegan ingredients: coconut water, sea algae complex, and antioxidants, y'all! Plus, it smells like the beach and will take off allllll your makeup. / Via @pacificabeauty

    Promising review: "This product deserves more than five stars! I am a skincare lover, and I usually remove my makeup with coconut oil. But wow, this cleanser really removes all my makeup, leaves my skin soft, and smells amazing. Plus, no need to remove any leftover mascara after washing. I cannot believe this face wash is so inexpensive!" —S & D

    Get it from Amazon for $6.17.

    2. A cruelty-free night cream formulated with iris extract and cocoa butter to hydrate the livin' HECK out of your skin! Dry patches? Consider them gone. / Via @weleda_usa

    This delicious, delectable night cream is ideal for normal-to-dry skin!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about how fantastic this cream is and how hooked I am! I love many Weleda products, but this is my all-time favorite! The tube is very small, but it goes a long because you only need a little bit. Plus, the cream itself is free of petroleums and other junk that you don't want on your skin." —Ekat

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96.

    3. African black soap (with a generous dose of shea butter, organic oats, and aloe) that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. This magic bar also fights hormonal acne, eczema, AND broken capillaries — without making your skin face feel super dry in the process. / Via @sheamoisture,

    Promising review: "I have combination, acne-prone skin with eczema and I've been using this soap for a couple months now. It has improved the quality of my skin dramatically! I have noticed significantly less acne on my body and almost no dry/bumpy patches of skin. On top of everything else, it also smells good!" —saspeth

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    4. A vegan cold-pressed oil that is truly a skincare jack-of-all-trades. This stuff softens skin, helps heal acne, aids in ridding scarring and stretch marks, and provides a large dose of MOISTURE.

    This blend of extra virgin olive, almond oil, grape seed oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin e can also be used to moisturize your cuticles, strengthen your nails, and can be used on dry, itchy scalps.

    Promising review: "A lady once told me that quality body oil is the secret to youthful skin and I can now see why. I’m on my second bottle and can truly notice a difference! It leaves my skin moisturized without feeling greasy the way that coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter, and/or cocoa butter can. This is also very convenient in that it works for everyone in our household (myself, husband, toddler, and 8-month old). It’s even helped calm down an angry patch of baby eczema." —Elle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A weekly peel-off mask more satisfying than all the makeup videos you binge on Instagram. This gunk-gathering mask literally ~peels~ off blackheads, dirt, and oil that would have otherwise resulted in some super fun pimples!


    Promising review: "This mask dried quickly and was nice and gentle. I've tried other peel-off masks in the past and they were all super intense, even stripping away the peach fuzz on my face! This mask was effective without taking off a layer of my skin in the process." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    6. A cleansing gel ideal for folks with combination and oily skin. This works harder than Hades to keep excess sebum (in English: greasy face shine) under control. / Via @biodermausa

    Promising review: "I discovered this product when I forgot my face wash and ended up in a pharmacy at midnight in Vancouver. My skin seems to break out and be very temperamental when it comes to products, but this facial wash really evened out my skin, and I can't remember the last time I had a breakout! I've tried pretty much everything in the past, from prescription face wash to more expensive products, and nothing has worked as well as this." —Amazon-aholic

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90.

    7. A chemical exfoliator designed to transform your skin in just one (!!!) month. In fact, 94% of users with acne-prone skin said their skin was cleaner. / Via @glossier, Glossier

    This cruelty-free chemical exfoliator uses several acids (AHA, BHA, and PHA) to unclog pores, fight acne, and do away with dark spots — all while moisturizing, conditioning, and exfoliating your skin. HOORAY!

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical about buying this, but I'm so happy I did! I started using this about a month ago: I first noticed that my skin texture was WAYYY smoother, and then I noticed that all of my active acne fully went away. This product has also been a lifesaver for diminishing dark spots! I use this product every night, follow it up with rosehip oil, and it's perfect." —Alexa

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    Read more about why we love Glossier's Solution so much.

    8. A vegan brightening scrub made with argan extract and chlorella to gently remove dirt AND restore your skin cells. This will get rid of all the sneaky, remaining makeup that REFUSED to be slowed with your face wipe. / Via @acurebeauty

    Promising review: "Who'd have thought you could get excited about a facial scrub? I love this stuff! The ingredients are natural — nothing synthetic! It doesn't dry out my skin, and my cheeks are always baby soft after using it. This is my third time ordering this tube of green scrubbing greatness!" —BBQ222

    Get it from Amazon for $9.83.

    9. A foaming cleanser free of artificial perfumes, meaning your nose won't feel personally attacked when you go to give your face a good cleansing.


    Thanks to the geranium and chamomile, this stuff will cleanse and soothe your skin. No redness! No leftover makeup!

    Promising review: "This very inexpensive, incredible face wash changed my face! I was getting a lot of stress and hormonal breakouts around my mouth and chin area, and I also have sensitive skin. I tried SO many products in the past and was stunned when this worked — my skin is now clear and GLOWING." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $6.66.

    10. A rosehip oil currently negotiating a movie deal with Marvel — this little bottle of magic is a superhero worthy of its own franchise.


    This oil will moisturize your skin without making it greasy! Plus, it evens out scarring and keeps the evil pimple monsters away.

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up my blemishes — all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked, and even my friends and coworkers are noticing." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    Read our full writeup about this rosehip oil.

    11. Glycolic and hyaluronic acid cleansing pads that exfoliate like MAD to reveal brighter, smoother skin. These will fade acne scars, prevent future acne, and witch hazel will keep your skin calm throughout the process. / Via @nipandfab

    Use the textured side of these pads to exfoliate, and then FLIP! The opposite side will polish and smooth your skin. Then just wash it away! Easy peasy.

    Promising review: "I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I'm not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I'll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I've noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!" —Mitzy McMillion

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $8.96.

    12. Tea tree- and calendula oil-infused acne patches you can stick on right before bed. It'll work overnight to karate chop the crap out of that pesky, inflamed pimple.


    Promising review: "If you are looking for relief from occasional, painful, unwelcome cystic acne, then run to buy this product! I’ve tried other drying products such as sulfur, benzoyl peroxide, toothpaste (??!!)... but I didn’t have any luck and only had dry patches the next morning. I put these patches on as soon as I feel the 'here we go again' tenderness on my chin. Within two to three days, they’re gone. Go buy this product and experience the magic yourself!" –Discount Stop

    Get a pack of 40 patches from Amazon for $12.50.

    13. A gel-like cleanser to gently dissolve all the makeup and grime on your face. That stubborn waterproof mascara of yours? It will soon be quivering with FEAR.


    Psst, this cleanser is made from cleaning agents found in contact solution!

    Promising review: "Honestly, this is one of the best cleansers and makeup removers I have ever used! It's really gentle on my skin, doesn't sting my eyes, and is really good at removing grime!" —Holly

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A spot treatment that contains 10% benzoyl peroxide. This thing is currently on trial for murder, actually! What did it murder? YOUR ZITS. / Via @cleanandclear

    Promising review: "This worked wonders for my skin. I've been struggling with a lot of hormonal acne for two weeks now, and it didn't seem like it was getting any better. I've used benzoyl peroxide before, so I applied this one three times throughout the day as instructed. The next day when I woke up, the majority of my acne (that wouldn't go away on its own) had finally disappeared. I still have a few pimples left over but will continue to use the spot treatment to get rid of them. Make sure to moisturize well before applying benzoyl peroxide, as it will dry out your skin, but the spot treatment doesn't make your skin paper dry —which is what I like about it. This spot treatment feels more like a cream than a gel, so it would be good to use after your moisturizer too." —Arianna F.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.88.

    15. A chamomile, menthol, and aloe deep-cleansing cream perfect for sensitive skin and all skin types: dry, oily, and combination. PLUS! The hint of menthol will cool and soothe your skin.


    Promising review: "This stuff is INCREDIBLE! The smell is wonderful and invigorating, and you can feel how deeply it cleans your skin without being harsh. I follow this up with a light moisturizer, and it is the perfect combo for my skin. Love love love it!" —SC.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30

    16. An SPF 25-infused lip balm made with beeswax, green tea leaf extract, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter to provide intense, long-lasting moisture to even the most chapped of pouts. / Via @getjackblack

    Promising review: "This is genuinely the best lip balm I’ve ever tried. I’ve had severely dry, cracked lips since I was a teenager, and basically everything I’ve tried in the past has failed me on one level or another. I’ve been using these Jack Black balms for the past six months or so, and my lips have looked soooo much better. I used to have cracks, and the layer of skin would constantly peel away. I had light scarring and discoloration due to years of dryness and peeling, but not anymore! This even kept my lips protected during a very cold winter in the Midwest. I have six of these floating around my house/purse/work backpack. And I don’t ever see myself using another lip product." —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50 (available in five scents).

    17. A hypoallergenic face cream for rich (we're talking, like, Bill Gates rich) hydration that won't clog your pores. Dry skin havers, rejoice!


    Promising review: "This is a big ol' jar of skin cream! I live in a very windy place in Alaska and my face suffers for it in the winters. I didn't think I would ever get rid of the rough skin between my eyebrows and on my cheeks. After two nights of applying this after the shower, the dry patches are gone!" —Amy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.16.

    18. Aloe vera astringent pads currently employed as spies. Their mission? To find (and get rid of) the makeup and oil that your face wash left behind.


    These aloe vera witch hazel pads will scoop up any remaining gunk on your face — you know, the kind that causes breakouts. And it'll leave nothing but acne-fighting witch hazel behind!

    Promising review: "These are amazing for acne — they reduces redness, and blemishes, and help repair acne scarring. It doesn't make my skin overly dry (even in the winter!), and you can see a noticeable difference after just one use. Plus, they get rid of dirt and oil that face wash can't get rid of. These super saturated pads are also great to pack while traveling!" —SB

    Price: $8.75 (60 pads)

    19. An alcohol-free facial toner infused with real (!!!!) rose petals. Bouquets? Eh, those are alright — but can bouquets soften your skin, remove pollution and impurities, refine pores, and hydrate? I think NOT.


    This splurge-worthy toner also contains angelica leaf extract, rose water, and hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture.

    Promising review: "Toner isn't a product that I've always felt was completely necessary in my skincare routine, but whenever I would remember to use it, I loved how it would remove the last bits of dirt and makeup from my face. I suffer from extremely dry skin (especially in the winter) and it didn't occur to me that my previous toner, which contained alcohol, could have been contributing to my skin's overall dryness. After doing a lot of research, I decided to pick this baby up during the VIB sale and it has quickly become a staple for me. This stuff is amazing! It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed, it smells lovely, and let's be real -- it is GORGEOUS with all the rose petals floating around the bottle! I use this primarily at nighttime after cleansing my face." —ashleyavocado

    Get it from Sephora for $25+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A night mask perfect for oily, breakout-prone skin. This is infused with tea tree oil and salicylic acid that will happily destroy pimples and excess sebum. / Via @thebodyshop

    For best results, pop this vegan formula in the fridge before use for an extra refreshing feeling. Just apply a layer on your skin before bed and — BAM — you'll wake up with cleaner, smoother-looking skin. And no, this won't stain your pillow.

    Promising review: "I am 46 and still have crazy oily skin — not just my t-zone, but my ENTIRE face. I have also suffered with occasional breakouts since I was 12 and have tried SO many products! But this mask is a totaly game-changer! I put it on about an hour before bedtime so it dries down a bit, and in the morning, my skin is MATTE, moisturized, and clear!! I am gob-smacked! I LOVE this!" —librajen

    Get it from the Body Shop for $13.20 (originally $22) or Amazon for $20.90.

    21. A gentle cleansing milk made from witch hazel — yeah, it's definitely almost magic. This is designed to cleanse your skin without making it OMG-I-am-dying-over-here dry.


    (It's also made from jojoba oil, but there was no room for that ingredient in my pun. Lol.)

    Promising review: "After struggling with acne and flushed skin for the last 10 years, I have gone through so many skincare products and routines. Now, I use this cleansing milk, a Weleda moisturizer, and thats it. Thats my entire daily skin routine. This product does a great job of rebalancing and calming my skin, and prevents and clears acne better than any acne-specific product I have tried before. The few pimples I do still get (from food allergens and such) are practically unnoticeable and leave within a day or two. Plus, this feels great on your face!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.03.

    22. A lightweight cleansing balm that transforms from a solid balm to oil to milk. This cleansing balm is to makeup what water is to the Wicked Witch of the West — it'll have your foundation, mascara, and lipstick melt. / Via @clinique

    Promising review: "I used to always tug at my skin with makeup remover wipes because it was so difficult to remove it. Now that I use this balm, I just rub it all over my face and it breaks down my makeup in a matter of seconds and removes most of it with one swipe using a makeup remover!" —Deanna863

    Get it from Sephora for $9.50+ (available in two sizes).

    23. An intense cream formulated with clary sage guaranteed to give you the (usually forgotten about) skin underneath your eyes. Say hello to MOISTURE!


    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+.

    24. A chamomile-infused makeup remover to get rid of all the mascara that's STILL lurking on your eyelashes — even after double cleansing and toning with passion. / Via @kaushal

    Promising review: "This is the only eye makeup remover I have used for the past 30 years! It's perfect for sensitive eyes, has never caused any irritation, and is actually soothing because of the chamomile. Plus, one bottle of this lasts me for months." —NCMama

    Get it from Amazon for $14.69.

    25. Microcell sheet masks perfect for nights when your skin needs a little ~shot~ of TLC. These compact babies will hydrate, brighten, or improve elasticity. / Via http://@tonymoly.us_official

    Promising review: "I was never drawn to sheet masks, but decided to give this one a try after reading so many positive reviews! I've used this particular mask three times and really like the noticeable boost in my skin afterwards. I let it sit until the sheet is dry to the touch, and then apply the extra serum from the package to my face and neck. My skin looks and feel clean and more radiant. A great mask at an affordable price!" —Grazia M. Ruskin

    Get them from Amazon for $6.50 (available in three formulas).

    26. A 100% natural ointment that soothes sore, chafed skin. Eczema? This truly helps — and it's gentle (and effective) enough to use on babies!


    Promising review: "I love this stuff! It really soothes sore skin, goes on chafed skin without burning, and is good for cracked heels and hands. This also works on pug noses!" —D. Lloyd

    Get it from Amazon for $6.83.

    27. A splurge-worthy renewal serum that is basically a bottled version of the Harry Potter "Lumos" spell. This will give your skin glowing, healthy luminosity like a charm. / Via @esteelauder

    This serum also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps even out skin tone, and fights dryness.

    Promising review: "This is the best serum I've ever used, hands down. I've been using this serum for about three years now, and I really see results. My skin doesn't break out and it looks tight, plump, and radiant. I even use this under my eyes and I get no dark circles. For the price and results, this serum is definitely worth it compared to the other expensive serums out in the market. Love!" —flawlessangel

    Get it from Sephora for $16+ (available in three sizes).

    My reaction when someone tells me that they often "forget" to wash their face before bed. Like, DO YOU ENJOY BREAKING OUT AND GETTING MASCARA ON YOUR PILLOW? I need to know.

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