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1.The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum lets you try a holy grail ingredient for cheap. Hyaluronic acid = a unicorn tears blend that plumps, hydrates, and soothes. This cruelty-free product is suitable for all complexion types (normal, oily, dry, combo) and requires just a pea-sized amount pre-coffee and pre-Zzzs.
2.La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Balm is a multi-purpose balm suitable for face, body, lips, and hands. A non-sticky combination of shea butter and glycerin soothes irritated skin in a jiffy — and despite how moisturizing it is, reviewers swear that it doesn't cause breakouts. Not all heroes wear capes.
3.Tower 28 Daily Rescue Facial Spray revitalizes skin with three simple ingredients: hypochlorous acid, water, and sodium chloride. Give your complexion a spritz of this trio to cleanse, soothe redness, and calm irritation. Reviewers even *swear* by this product for combatting maskne!
4.Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil is currently negotiating a movie deal with Marvel: this little bebé is truly a superhero worthy of its own franchise. It delivers on its promise of glowing skin by morning, tackling redness, scarring, dehydration, and acne whilst you sleep.
5.Bioderma Hydrabio Tonic Lotion takes your nighttime routine from drab to fab with just one extra step and a mere seven seconds of your time — just soak this on a cotton pad and swipe it on post-cleanse. Toners tend to err on the strips-skin-of-moisture side, but *this* wonderful option uses glycerin to guarantee extra TLC in the form of hydration.
6.Daydreamer Face Wash accomplishes what we once thought impossible: washing your face without having to experience that uncomfortable, overly tight feeling. Soothing plant extracts even pack in some ~plumping~ effects while the calming scent of lavender means you'll blissfully drift off to sleep with ease.
7.ColourPop Hyaluronic Concealer costs less then $10, but don't be deceived by the affordable price tag — this is full-coverage and gives expensive formulas a run for their money. Dark circles will be covered like a dream *and* a dynamic duo of hyaluronic acid and coconut water keep your skin supple and hydrated.
8.Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula hand cream, because winter weather and extra hand-washing translates to dry, dry, d-r-y. Beloved by the TikTok community, this fragrance-free cream manages to heal chapped skin overnight so that you can finally bid adieu to scaly skin.
9.Pacifica Beauty Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil containing rose and blue tansy oils, fatty acids, and vitamins A and C so you can scream toodle-oo to redness and irritation. People with especially sensitive skin cannot. stop. raving about this wonderful little bottle.
10.Melixir Vegan Lip Butter reaps all the benefits of your favorite matte lipstick (READ: intense color) but still delivers a generous serving of hydration with every swipe. With that being said, I believe the time to kick ultra drying matte lipsticks to the curb has arrived — this prod provides a flush of color on its own, no lip liner required.
11.Mediheal Intensive Hydrating Mask promises luxury spa results — no getting up from your Ikea couch required. This cotton liner mask is infused with hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and water-binding sugars deliver dewy and refreshed skin ~15 minutes; glass of vino to enhance the experience strongly encouraged.
12.Korres Greek Yoghurt Probiotic Superdose Face Mask tackles redness with a vengeance. Quality ingredients like Greek yogurt, lactic acid, and a microbiome re-balancing technology help nourish your skin's natural protective layer (the kind ruined by never-ending stress and deliciously greasy food), plus improves overall texture.
13.Glossier Cloud Paint provides a gorgeous flush of color (cc: all eight stunning shades) without accentuating dry patches. This gel-cream formula is buildable and truly glides on with the same efficacy as your holy grail morning moisturizer, giving your skin that "I got a full eight hours" brightness — even though we both know you were up until 2 a.m. scrolling through TikTok.
Vanicream Gentle Body Wash is a gentle wash raved about by those with sensitive complexions — because the heavily perfumed suds you've been using are irritating and drying, ergo, the time has come to *finally* swap in this dye-, fragrance-, and sulfate-free bottle (it's super moisturizing, to boot).
15.Glow Recipe Plum Plump hyaluronic acid serum requires merely a few drops and *poof*, fine lines will be visibly reduced and your skin will feel bouncy in no time. It's basically major glow (with none of the greasy T-zone shine) in a bottle — a pink one that would look fantastic on your bathroom sink, to boot.
16.CeraVe SA Cream is super effective at combating (and calming) everything from psoriasis to body acne, plus it provides light exfoliation to help your skin retain moisture. TLDR; This is noncomedogenic, fragrance-free, affordable considering the results, and is basically a product that you should have started using 84 years ago.
17.Fresh Rose Face Mask proves that not *every* rose has its thorn — this skincare staple is pure goodness through and through. No sappy heartbreak songs to be heard here. It's basically infused with real rose petals to hydrate and plump for the ultimate dewy canvas.
18.Ancient Greek Remedy Oil works as a skincare jack-of-all-trades. A blend of extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, grape seed oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E does all the following: softens skin, calms acne outbursts, lightens dark spots, and is moisturizing enough for even the driest of complexions. *adds seven bottles to cart immediately*
19.Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser is *the* definition of tried-and-true. This inexpensive cult product is hypothetically the only item you need in your skincare arsenal: Just a few quick swipes will dissolve makeup and give your skin a hefty dose of moisture.
20.Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream uses an ultra gentle-yet-effective quartet of oat, soy, kiwi, and blackberry extracts, so you can finally wave au revoir to itchy and irritated skin. And you know what else wins? Your bank account — because the only thing we love more than an effective product is one that doesn't cost one million dollars.
21.Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops provides SPF30 sans breakouts and grease, the latter of which my T-zone is eternally grateful. This lightweight, serum-like formula effectively combats the effects of blue light, infrared, and pollution, all while while a combo of hyaluronic acid and Neroli flower extract work to hydrate and soothe.
22.Dr. Dennis Gross
Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Mini genuinely ~peels~ off dead skin cells with just one swipe. Salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids work in harmony to tackle all of the following skincare concerns: dullness, fine lines, dark spots, and uneven texture. Your face is about to feel so. darn. smooth.
23.La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair has heard our prayers for nongreasy, intense hydration that doesn't end in backne outbreaks — and boy oh boy, it sure does deliver. Reviewers swear it's safe for sensitive and acne-prone skin, plus it's great for streamlining your skincare routine because it's allegedly fantastic for face and body.
24.Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream is for skin best described by SpongeBob: "waaaaaaaater." Dehydrated complexions will really benefit from this fancy product, which strengthens the skin barrier to help you retain moisture and elasticity. Winter skin = easily solved by a single layer of this splurge-worthy formula.
25.Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel uses a blend of soothing oat and vitamin E, aka it's safe enough for even the most sensitive and temperamental complexions. Reviewers (over 10,000!) swear by this noncomedogenic formula for a smooth shave sans razor bumps, plus no added fragrances means no irritated nostrils.
26.La Roche-Posay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser guarantees squeaky clean skin without disrupting your natural pH balance, a fancy way of saying your complexion won't feel stripped of moisture post-wash. Everybody (everybody in this equation = folks that are dry) rejoice because this is your new holy grail — foundation and built-up gunk stand no chance against this effective trio of glycerin, thermal water, and ceramide-3.
27.Avène Skin Recovery Cream nourishes sensitive skin (the kind that gets cartoonishly red at even the hint of a new ingredient) with ease. This combination of thermal spring water and amino acids is ultra gentle, even for rosacea and eczema. If you've dreamed of shopping the skincare staples at a French pharmacy but can't exactly make it to France, then de rien — you'll probably have bought this.
28.Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is considered a holy grail of drugstore finds thanks to how rapidly it delivers long-lasting hydration. If you're looking for a ~tall glass of water~ to quench your face thirst, look no further than this fast-absorbing and oil-free formula.