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    40 Skincare Products To Try In 2021 That Actually Do What They Say They Will

    Scream so long, farewell to that chin zit.

    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. 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.

    before and after photo of reviewer on left with visibly red skin labeled "8:41pm" and on right, visibly less red skin labeled "10:47pm"
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    Promising review: "I had a terrible allergic reaction to tea tree oil about two weeks ago. Tiny bumps all over my face along with bunches of breakouts and my normally oily skin was so dry the strongest moisturizers I had wouldn’t keep it moisturized for long. I tried this stuff and OVERNIGHT basically all the bumps and my breakouts are gone. I have incredibly sensitive skin (clearly) and this stuff feels so soothing on my face and leaves it looking bright. I can’t speak more highly of this product. I will probably continue using it as a regular daily moisturizer even after my skin goes back to normal because it feels so smooth and I bet it would make a great base for makeup. HIGHLY recommend to anyone with sensitive, combination skin. And I’m acne prone and this stuff doesn’t break me out. Holy grail people!" —SH

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. I Dew Care Plush Party Lip Balm addresses chapped lips once and for all. This functions as a sleeping mask — apply this shea butter, cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamin C mask formula before bed and wake up to a nourished pout. No flakes. Ever again.

    the pink lip balm with reviewer text that says "this has saved my lips"
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    It comes with a lil' spatula so you don't have to use your fingers.

    Promising review: "My lips have never been softer or more moisturized during the day!! This is my holy grail product. It's worth it." —Ash

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    3. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil is currently negotiating a movie deal with Marvel: this little bebé is truly a superhero worthy of its own franchise. Reviewers swear that this delivers on its promise of glowing skin by morning, tackling redness, scarring, dehydration, and acne whilst you sleep.

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    Promising review: "My new holy grail! I have super sensitive, acne-prone skin in a very dry climate. This stuff is seriously so amazing. I use it from my face to my toes. It’s completely eradicated any dry skin I had and makes me glow. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin since I’ve started using it, even my boyfriend noticed! I love it after chemical peels too. It gets rid of peeling and dry patches as well as soothing any redness. It’s a decent-sized bottle for what you pay!" —Brynnieb09

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    To learn more, check out "This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems".

    4. E.l.f., Illuminating Eye Cream provides your peepers with jojoba, vitamin e, and cucumber — meaning you dark circles and fine lines will begin to be gone. Luxe eye creams usually cost around a trillion dollars, so finding a holy grail item like this for ~$10 is basically like striking gold.

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    Promising review: "What? Just $10!? I was skeptical but this is GREAT! I have purchased and used very expensive eye creams ranging from $50 to over $150 for a single product. Try this. You will like it." —Hadley

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    5. Hydrocolloid COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch speed up the ~draining process~, but more importantly? They 👏 prevent 👏 picking 👏. If you're looking for a no-frills way to stop cystic acne in its evil tracks, these transparent stickers are the way to go.

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    Promising review: "OMG I will never not be without these tiny little miracles again. I put one on before bed and the zit has disappeared by morning. They stay in place all night and my husband can barely even tell when I'm wearing one. I love these little things!" —Anita Pilkington

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.73.

    To learn more, check out "These Pimple Patches Are Magical And BRB I'm Buying 20 Packs Of Them."

    6. Ole Henrikson Glow2OH™ Dark Spot Toner eradicates the ghosts of acne past with a powerful glycolic and lactic acids. Tl;dr: dark spots, fine lines, and dull complexions stand no chance against this potent product.

    before and after photo of model with dark spots on left and visibly less dark spots on right
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    This top qual product also uses witch hazel water, lemon, sugar cane, licorice root, chamomile, and sandalwood extracts to brighten, soothe, and condition.

    Promising review: "I always get stubborn acne spotting on one part of my face. I have struggled to get rid of it all quarantine and this product really did the job. I wanted to buy the small one first incase I didn’t like it but I will definitely be repurchasing this in the big size." —Eyebrowqueen02

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

    7. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 protects your complexion against the suns rays *and* blue light, doesn't leave behind a white cast, and won't break you out. It's no wonder so many reviewers consider this a holy grail.

    hand holding white bottle of sunscreen with product on hand with text "that's the sunscreen on hand"
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    Promising review: "This is the BEST sunscreen I have ever used! It leaves ZERO white cast. It has no sunscreen scent. In fact, it doesn't really smell like anything, which is great because I hate fragrances in my skincare. It protects from blue light from electronic devices which is great because it doesn't feel like a waste of sunscreen since I only have a 10-minute drive to work, but I'm in front of a computer all day." —Renee Rounds

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    8. Noncomedogenic, fragrance-free CeraVe SA Cream — a product you should've started using, like, yesterday. This formula contains salicylic acid, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin D, all of which provide light exfoliation so your skin can retain more moisture. Plus! This is super effective at combating (and calming) everything from psoriasis to body acne.

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    Promising review: "I get back acne, but it's also extremely dry, itchy, and my skin is very sensitive. This cream is amazing! It has reduced my back acne significantly while also being incredibly moisturizing. It also makes my skin so soft! Five stars!" —RosaRoe

    Get it from Amazon for $17.28

    9. 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-Zzz's.

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    Promising review: "I have to be honest, I was really doubtful that this serum would do anything for me! I tried The Ordinary’s hyaluronic acid serum and just felt like it was sticky with no pay-off. But, I would buy this one over and over again. What’s most noticeable to me is that the hydration just fills in and plumps any fine lines I have on my forehead and creates this beautiful canvas for my day. I also love that HA improves the penetration of your other serums to follow. I’ll never be without it again!" —AllyH96

    Get it from Sephora for $7.99.

    10. Eucerin Redness Relief Night Creme contains a major superstar ingredient: licorice root. Slather this on pre-ZZZs to soothe your complexion and wake up to healthy, glowing skin that doesn't resemble the shade of a tomato. "Who invited you?" —this cream to your natural blush.

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    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin that gets red and inflamed easily, especially in the cold or after taking hot showers. Most moisturizers only make it worse but this one is a miracle worker! I put it on every night before bed and always wake up without any redness. I also use it before putting on any makeup which helps reduce/eliminate any irritation from the makeup. It's very moisturizing as well and doesn't have a scent, which is perfect for me as a lot of scents make my eyes sting." —julierae9

    Get it from Amazon for $10.91.

    11. Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel is lauded by over 2,000 reviewers, who all *swear* that this is the ultimate step one in your skincare routine. This soapless stuff truly does wonders for acne while a splash of thermal spring water works to calm your skin (and help maintain it's optimum pH balance).

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    Consider this one of the best skincare products sold in European pharmacies!

    Promising review: "I've tried countless face washes over the years and this one is the only one I buy now. It doesn't have a strong scent, the gel texture applies nicely, lathers easily, and effectively removes face and eye makeup in one wash. It has kept my face clear of acne without over-drying. I love how thoroughly it cleans and doesn't leave residue. I only use about less than a dime-size amount, so one bottle lasts me several months. I live in a climate with harsh winters so I'm surprised that it gets rid of oil and doesn't leave my face cracking." —Elizabeth Baur

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in three sizes).

    12. Daily Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator reduces fine lines, fights acne, shrinks pores, and brightens your complexion one scrub at a time. Papain, salicylic acid, and rice actives are released when combined with water; green tea and colloidal oatmeal calm down redness in a jiffy.

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    Promising review: "My crops are flourishing, my grades are high, and, most importantly, my skin has NEVER been so clear! I have tried everything Sephora has to fix my acne and nothing worked until now! I've been using this for about a month and the difference is incredible! My skin is zit-free, my pores have shrunk, my skin is brighter, and my face hasn't been this soft since I was a CHILD. The price was a bit of a turnoff for me at first, but now I know its a really good deal for what you're getting!" —Jurban

    Get it from Sephora for $15+ (available in two sizes).

    13. Neogen Real Fresh Cleansing Stick is a breeze when it comes to application: simply remove the cap, swipe on some goodness, and rinse. No product wasted on your hands. No crud covering your sink faucet. Ease and portability aside, this uses green tea leaves for deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation — I never thought I'd swoon over skincare, but here we are.

    the green tea cleansing sticks
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    Promising review: "I know the acne claim is a hard claim, but, for me, the cleaning stick has kept my skin free of acne since I started using it. Don't get me wrong, I am an adult and realize acne differs for all ages and skin types. That said, I am an active adult and tend to break out if I do not wash with a good quality cleanser after running or biking. Since using this product, I have had a few pimples, but no breakouts. I have tried a lot of products, but most are full of junk, smell too strong, and leave a residue. This product isn't as thick as it looks, barely has a scent, and doesn't leave any residue. You will need to moisturize after use and I recommend only using once a day or so since it is a deep cleanser. It lasts for ever, travels well; it isn't a liquid you need to worry about for security reasons, and isn't in a squeeze bottle that can open in your bag and leave a mess." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    14. 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 stress and greasy food), plus improves overall texture.

    model with redness on necks and cheeks labeled "before" on the left, same model with no redness labeled "after 15 mins" on the right
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    Promising review: "This is by far one of the best face masks I’ve ever used. I struggle with minor rosacea, dry skin, acne, large pores, etc. THIS MASK...it cools my rosacea, soothes dry skin and acne, and blurs my pores. I only use it twice a week, but you can definitely tell a difference immediately after." —suzymay

    Get it from Sephora for $49

    15. Futuredew delivers SERIOUS glow, the kind you'll say ~I dew~ to after about .5 seconds of wear. A blend of nourishing oils, fruit extract, and sugarcane squalane offer hydration and visibly brighter skin while light-reflecting minerals make your complexion look positively radiant.

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    This bottle of magic is also hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, and non-comedogenic.

    Promising review: "I swear, I feel *happy* when I put this on. I put one drop on my fingers, warm it up, then pat all over my face and neck. My skin instantly feels refreshed, hydrated, and most important of all, healthy. It's easily absorbed but I don't lose moisture over time. My skin stays bouncy and plump throughout the day, even when inside an air-conditioned office. The glass skin look you get with this is just the cherry on top. Excellent product and unlike anything I've ever seen out there. Great job, Glossier!" —K

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    16. Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence takes dull, tired skin and leads it greener pastures (*insert idyllic farm image here*). Hyaluronic acid and panthenol provide ultimate hydration, and drumroll por favor — it absorbs quickly! No grease. No stick. Apply this before moisturizer to make sure all that goodness gets locked in.

    two clear bottles of the essence with black cap
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    Promising review: "Yes yes YES. Lightweight and effective. I heard about this product through a YouTuber and wasn’t sure if the product would live up to the hype. Now, it’s a staple in my morning facial routine." —JSB

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    17. Nooni Appleberry Lip Oil provides a lovely flush of pink *and* non-sticky moisture thanks to vitamins a, c, and e. It's even packed with apple water and raspberry extract to slough away the dead skin that would inevitably result in a chapped pout.

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    Promising review: "I can't remember who first told me about this lip oil, but it seemed like the perfect solution to my multi-year search of trying to find a lip product that enhanced my natural lip color while keeping my lips moisturized. It's not too sticky and lasts longer than a typical "gloss". It's a fairly small bottle, but that also makes it great to keep in a wristlet. The appleberry is also sheer enough to pair over a lip crayon or lip liner." —Sammi Cone

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    18. Eva Naturals Vitamin C Serum Plus because adult acne is *the worst* and reviewers swear that this stuff helps. Not only does this blend of vitamin C, salicylic acid, retinol, and niacinamide attack blemishes with a vengeance, but it also provides moisture and reduces dullness. Heroes = they don't all wear capes.

    before and after photo of reviewer with visible scarring on left and less scarring on right
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    Promising review: "I have never felt more compelled to write a product review before. This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I have tried almost everything to improve my skin. I continue to get acne in my mid-thirties and literally everything else I've tried has not worked, including prescription topical cream and oral medication. This has saved my skin! I have had very few breakouts, and if anything pops up, this takes care of it quickly! My skin feels moisturized and looks smoother and healthier overall. This is truly one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm thankful I stumbled upon this serum!" —J.C. Denton

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    19. The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask gives "beauty sleep" an entirely new meaning. Salicylic acid and tea tree oil happily destroy pimples and excess sebum whilst you dream, meaning you'll wake up to matte skin that won't be require that 10 pounds of setting powder, thank you very much.

    hand dipping into green jar of product
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    For best results, pop this vegan formula in the fridge before use to make it extra refreshing. Just apply a layer before bed and — BAM — you'll wake up with cleaner, smoother-looking skin. And no, this won't stain your pillow.

    Promising review: "Totally worth the money. I have fairly oily skin, use this about every other night, and it's wonderful! I wash my face, put on a light moisturizer, wait for it to completely absorb into my skin, then I finish with this mask. I'll put a little more on any acne so that by the morning, it's almost completely gone! Will definitely buy again." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    20. Ancient Greek Remedy Oil truly works as a skincare jack-of-all-trades. This blend of extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, grape seed oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E does all the following: softens skin, helps heal acne, lightens dark spots, and is super moisturizing. *adds to cart immediately*

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    It can also be used to moisturize cuticles, strengthen nails, and can be used on dry, itchy scalps that have begun to flake.

    Promising review: "I have combination skin on my face, my scalp gets dry, and I get mild eczema on my ankles, calves, arms and hands, AND my hair is oily at the root and dry on the ends. However, after using this product for three months, ALL of those problems are gone!!! I have clear and healthy skin on my face. No embarrassing flakes on my shoulders. No combination oily / dry skin anywhere. It smells GREAT. It's gentle and free of harmful chemicals and parabens. My hair is NOT oily, and the ends are nourished and healthy. It's safe to use on my children and my bf's daughter who has severe eczema. I could go on and on about this product. I really could. I wish there were more stars to give them. Everyone that uses this (at my house) raves about it as well. Try it out and I swear you will NOT be disappointed." —Crystle D

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. I Dew Care Disco Kitten Glitter Peel-off Mask uses soothing oat extract and exfoliating gem powder to reveal a brighter, more illuminated complexion. And while the formula is high quality and fab, the kicker is the aesthetics: a silver chrome face product? Sign me u-p.

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    Promising review: "One of the best peel-off masks I have used. Scent is really light and pleasant, not overpowering. Skin definitely looks brighter and more radiant after use. Does not irritate my very sensitive skin, and it actually peels off very easily!!! There is probably enough for about 10 total applications. Will absolutely be purchasing again!" —Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    22. Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion compares to ~the touch of an angel~ by one satisfied reviewer. This gentle, no-rinse formula uses plant-based cleansing agents to do a heck of a job when it comes to removing impurities without disrupting your skin's barrier. Simply apply it with a cotton pad, use a tissue to remove it, and voila.

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    Just a note that if you're wearing heavy makeup, you'll want to use an additional makeup remover before applying the above cleansing lotion (we recommend #30 on this list, the La Roche-Posay micellar cleansing water).

    Promising review: "This feels like the touch of an angel. This is literally the most gentle cleanser I’ve ever used, especially around the eyes (I’m a daily contact lens user so I touch my eyes often). This cleanser has the best of both worlds. It doesn’t sting and feels like a lotion, at one point I had forgotten to rinse it off my face (had to help family member with something). Took me 30 minutes to realize that I didn’t rinse off my face and I didn’t moisturize my face either BUT IT FELT HYDRATED." —SecondaryBooks

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    23. NeoGen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine uses red ~vino~ extracts in single-use exfoliating pads because dead skin and week-long pimples that refuse the evacuate the premises = the worse. These pads use a potent lactic acid capable of reaching deep into your pores for built-up oil and gunk, aka scream so long and farewell to the chin zit that will have no choice but to disappear.

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    Promising review: "With combination skin I often find that chemical exfoliators treat my oily zones fine, but are too harsh on my cheeks/drier areas. This is gentle enough for those spots, but still give me the exfoliation I need in my T-zone. I have been using it twice a week and it has really calmed down my cystic acne. They're not as painful and pass very quickly." —Tabitha C.

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $27.

    24. 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!

    model holding the clear spray bottle with white cap labeled "Tower 28"
    Sephora

    Promising review: "OK, so MASKNE is a real thing. I have been wearing a mask almost daily since March (work in healthcare). I did not realize it when I made the initial purchase, but the main ingredient in this is actually widely used in healthcare as an antiseptic and for wound healing. And. It. Totally. Works." —acsRN

    Promising review: "This is a holy grail product. I swear I have glass skin now thanks to this spray. My texture, pores, skin tone, hydration, everything seems better. I love how it looks, how it smells, and especially how happy it makes my skin. I’ll be buying this for the rest of my life. I’ve already repurchased it twice. Worth the hype." —CBTarker

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    25. 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.

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    This product contains ceramides, bifida ferment lysate, beetroot, and hyaluronic acid.

    Promising review: "I just finished the tube of this cream (it lasts forever) and purchased again, and will keep purchasing. A Sephora staff member recommended it to me and I am so grateful. I could never wear a full face of foundation before using this cream because any foundation I tried would get pilled up on my face and look horrible due to dry skin. This product is a must for the winter, but my skin is really dry so I use it all year round. You just need a really tiny amount- I dispense it onto my finger and rub it a bit to loosen the cream, then dab it on. Such a thick, luxurious texture too!" —BrittanE

    Get it from Sephora for $48+ (available in two sizes).

    26. Hypoallergenic Milky Jelly Cleanser because you'd love to double cleanse, but you lack the energy. That's okay! This gentle-but-effective cleanser will literally ~melt~ makeup, oil, and gunk off your face — just add a few pumps to wet skin, cue mini facial massage, rinse, pat dry, and go to sleep. Only about .5 seconds have passed.

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    Promising review: "I have really sensitive skin and this is amazing. SO smooth and gentle enough to not cause breakouts, but still strong enough to get rid of the dirt and gunk in my pores after a long day. If you're gonna buy anything from Glossier, it should be this." —Hufflebucky

    Get it from Glossier for $9+.

    27. 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.

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    Promising review: "I have very dry skin. I generally tend to go to Macy's for my skincare products, but being on a budget, I decided to give this a try. I'm shocked to tell you that I actually like this cleanser BETTER than my old expensive options. I wipe it on and wipe it off with a wet washcloth. My skin is softer with this stuff than the expensive stuff! No breakouts and no flaky skin! I'll stick to buying the department store brands for eye creams or serums, but for cleansers and cold creams, this stuff wins hands-down! Don't be intimidated by the low price!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $5.22.

    28. Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash is a three-in-one deal that removes makeup, impurities, and lightly tones thanks amino acid soy proteins (for elasticity), cucumber extract (for soothing), and rosewater (for balancing and calming). I guess not every rose has a thorn, eh?

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    Promising review: "Guys, this cleanser is unreal!! I used to spend $13 on eye-makeup remover pads and $15 on face makeup-remover wipes every three weeks. This product in the long run has saved me money and leaves my skin with a nice glow without drying me out. So awesome. I have super sensitive skin and this doesn’t irritate it at all." —joclow20

    Get it from Sephora for $15+ (available in three sizes).

    29. 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).

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    Promising review: "I was diagnosed with sensitive skin and perfume allergy and this is the only product that does not make me itch. All other fragrance-free advertised products still contain fragrance right in the ingredients. I was also impressed with the silky smoothness of this body wash and the fact that it didn’t completely dry out my skin. This has been a total game-changer for me." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    30. Oil-, soap-free La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser kicks acne and oily foreheads to the curb. For a matte complexion that stays matte for a solid 12 hours, consider this AM and PM cleanser a skincare staple.

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    Promising review: "This stuff WORKS. I have very oily acne-prone skin and have tried all sorts of things with minimal success. I have been washing my face twice a day with this stuff for about two weeks now and the difference is incredible! I haven't gotten any new large pimples and everything I had has cleared up. When I first started washing my face with this, I would use it at night and in the morning the sores on my face were way less red and inflamed than when I went to bed. Super impressive." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    31. Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum enlists the help of bakuchiol and chlorophyll, making it gentle enough for sensitive skin (retinol = some pretty powerful stuff). This tackles dullness and fine lines with a vengeance but is *super* unique because it doesn't leave behind redness or irritation.

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    Versed

    Promising review: "I've used other retinols and retinoids over the years, but was always turned off by the chemical smell and feeling that they were harsh on my skin. Not this one! It actually smells nice and feels like it soaks into my skin instead of sitting on top of it. Very smooth, not tacky or sticky at all." —Moxmoxmox

    Get it from Versed for $21.99.

    32. Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant confronts enlarged pores, pesky pimples, and fine lines with unmatched dedication. It also gently exfoliates with each swipe, so you can effectively wave ta ta to dullness and dead skin cells with every toss of a cotton round.

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    Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin that is combo-to-oily with large pores, and this stuff has truly been a life saver! Like this is literally witchcraft in a bottle and my new holy grail! Ditch your harsh scrubs and give this a go... your skin will thank you." —Philena

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in two sizes).

    33. Vegan and cruelty-free Awake Human Organic Face Moisturizer prides itself on being free of icky chemicals that you probably (in my case, definitely) can't pronounce. Aloe, jojoba, green tea, shea butter, and sweet almond oil work in harmony to nourish your complexion, plus it's available in an unscented formula for anyone with a sensitive nose.

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    Promising review: "I have combination skin that's really sensitive to synthetic ingredients. This is the first moisturizer I've found that does a great job keeping my skin hydrated with natural ingredients without it feeling greasy or like it's sitting on top of my skin. It's also great under makeup! It seems to help my makeup look great all day." —Oliveberry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    34. Bliss Jelly Glow Peel because we all deserve skin softer than a baby's derriere — and this delivers. Papaya and pineapple enzymes lift away dead, flaky skin to reveal a smooth canvas that allows the rest of your products to seep in more thoroughly. The best part? These results come sans irritation.

    the pink packaging labeled jelly glow peel
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    Promising review: "This stuff is great! You can actually feel the dead skin it pulls up, which is kinda gross but 100% awesome! I have super sensitive skin so I was worried that I would react badly to this peel, but it’s so gentle. I only use it two times a week max but it always makes me look like I’m glowing when i get out of the shower." —Jackie H 93

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    35. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter turns removing makeup into a luxurious bedtime ritual thanks to a rich, creamy chamomile formula. This scoffs in the face of stubborn mascara, removing every last drop of product from your face with ease... now put down the makeup wipes. We're better than that.

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    Promising review: "You will never use a wipe again after using this. It melts off the toughest mascara and a full beat in seconds without stripping your skin or leaving a film of dirt behind. This is seriously a holy grail makeup remover." —E. Shaklee

    Get it from Amazon for $14.86.

    36. Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser makes sure your complexion is ~getting some greens~ a hefty dose of vitamins every night: we're talking kale, spinach, and green tea all conveniently found in this cold-pressed wash.

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    Promising review: "This cleanser is absolutely a life-saving product. Seriously I can’t use any other cleanser since I have very sensitive skin. This makes my skin feel extremely soft and prevents from acnes and redness. Normally, any other cleansers make my skin burn when I wash my face, but this one doesn't! Plus, you only need a tiny amount." —Patilo

    Get it from Sephora for $10+ (available in three sizes).

    37. Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream uses calcium, vitamins, and hydrogenated jojoba oil to revive weakened nails — and not only does this promote quicker nail growth, but it also prevent chipping and hangnails. Your messy at-home manicure just got *so* much better.

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    Promising review: "I've been using this product for almost a full month. Before, my nails were bendy, paper thin, and had little ridges. After applying this product almost everyday three times a day, I can grow my nails out without fear. They are smooth, pretty, have excellent white tips. They still have a slight flexibility to them but leagues better than where they were and I'm hoping with continued use my nails will be hard as hoof, ha. After trying so many products, this one is a holy grail." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    38. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask hits the reset button on grease and blemishes (this includes both scarring and all those painful, emerging zits) with an impressive blend of Australian botanicals. ✨ Smoother, brighter skin ✨ is at your fingertips — just apply a face mask two or three times a week.

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    This vegan and cruelty-free clay mask also includes an application brush!

    Promising review: "Believe the hype. I do not normally write reviews EVER. I struggle with hormonal cystic acne. I received this product initially as a sample in a beauty bag subscription, within a couple weeks it had my acne cleared and pores noticeably smaller. I looked to purchase and was very hesitant about the price so I ended up not purchasing and tried a different option. Nothing could ever get my complexion back to how it was when using this product so I bit the bullet and made the purchase. I DO NOT regret it. It is my new holy grail product." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $49.

    39. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pad make dewy skin as easy as grab, swipe, and toss. These rounds are infused with lactic and glycolic acids to speed up cell turnover (hello, exfoliation) while ingredients like cucumber, Indian gooseberry, lemon peel, and licorice root truly deliver on their promise of glow.

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    Promising review: "I started using this product months ago when I started noticing clogged pores and tiny bumps on my cheeks. This product has been a life-saver! Not only did this help eliminate my clogged pores, but it leaves my face glowing! I have very sensitive skin and haven't had any issues with it." —Melissa House

    Get a pack of 28 from Amazon for $17+ (available in three sizes).

    40. 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.

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    This fragrance-free moisturizer is packed with hyaluronic acid!

    Psst, pro tip if you have extra dry skin: apply this formula to damp skin, let it dry, and then use your daily moisturizer to really lock in the effects.

    Promising review: "I have dry skin, and this is my holy grail p.m. moisturizer and lip mask. If my face is extra dry on a particular day, I'll use this in the a.m. too. I will continue to buy this forever!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.63.

    To learn more, check out "I Found The Best Face Moisturizer Out There, And It's Only $15."

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

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