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    32 Skincare Products You'll Probably Want To Treat Yourself To

    Lots of moisture, none of the grease.

    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. The Seaweed Bath Co. Exfoliating Detox Body Soap combines bladderwrack seaweed, coffee, charcoal powder, and a blend of oils for a luxurious deep clean — one that won't leave your complexion feeling ~I need immediate moisture~ dry right out of the shower.

    the soap bar

    Promising review: "This soap is a miracle worker. If you're suffering from KP (keratosis pilaris), this helps significantly. I used it and after about one week I noticed a huge difference... adding some cream for sensitive skin after showers almost completely erased all of my KP altogether." —PolakSlovak Girl

    Promising review: "I've tried several soaps, looking for a good non-toxic option that works well for my face and body, and I fell in love with this one. I always have an extra on hand, for in case I run out of the other before the next ship date. It leaves my skin feeling exfoliated, clean, and soft, never dry. Loveee it." —J McCormick

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. 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.

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely amazed at this stuff. I had a terrible allergic reaction and broke out with eczema all over my face (I have suffered with it for years, just never on my face). My eyes were completely swollen shut and red, and my face was peeling, in pain, inflamed, and DRY, DRY, DRY. I tried everything, and I mean everything. I ordered this and nearly instantly felt and saw results. These two pictures (above) are LESS THAN 24 HOURS APART. I've been using it now for three days and my face is 100% back to normal. I really like that this product is a cream versus a lotion, I feel like it helps soak in better and KEEPS the skin hydrated. I 100% recommend." —Kelsey Coultrip

    Get it from Amazon for $11.67.

    3. The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask gives an entirely new meaning to beauty sleep thanks to a powerful blend of salicylic acid and tea tree oil. This combo happily destroys 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 / Via @thebodyshop

    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.

    4. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser earns all the overwhelmingly positive TikTok praise it gets. This is moisture-balancing, has a lotion-like consistency (which is *chef's kiss* for sensitive skin), and is packed with ceramides and hyaluronic acid — aka your complexion is about to take a ride on the moisture-sans-pimple train.

    reviewer with visible acne and redness on jawline on the left and visibly less acne on the right

    Promising review: "CeraVe was recommended to me by my dermatologist many years ago, and I have been using it religiously since. I have a mixture of oily to dry skin, depending on the weather and my hormone levels. Every other product I tried either dried out my skin, or caused breakouts, or caused hives. Finally I asked my doctor and she told me I needed something gentle and unscented for my sensitive skin, something that cleans out the dirt, and leaves the good oils in my skin alone. I can't sing praises for this product enough. Per my doc's recommendation, I use it every morning when I shower, and only use it at night if it was a sweaty day (since my skin dries out quickly). Ever since I started this routine, I stopped breaking out, my skin doesn't dry out, and no more allergic reactions or irritation. Best facial wash, hands-down." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.64.

    5. Korean Exfoliating Bath Washcloths described by one reviewer as a solution for back-of-the-arms bumps. It's about time we retire that mesh loofah and move on to greener pastures — the pastures in this context being a green washcloth capable of revealing a smoother, softer surface with a simple few swipes. You are about to shed so much dead skin.,

    Promising review: "While the pockets are small (as others said, they shrink when wet, too!) they fit fine around my four fingers to form a mitt to use for scrubbing. I bought these because I read somewhere they help with keratosis pilaris. I have that on my upper arms and have never found anything that works until now! I was skeptical because literally nothing else has made an improvement before and now this has eliminated it. Will definitely buy again and hope it keeps working!" —Emily S.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.

    6. TULA Probiotic Go Away Spot Treatment declares war on cystic acne best described as "ouch." Painful bumps are essentially reduced overnight thanks to a benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, and probiotics blend, aka you can go ahead and put that concealer stick down.

    the blue tube

    Promising review: "I have used this for about a month now as needed and spots are mostly gone over night. I get quite a few hormonal pimples during PMS and this takes them down to just a tiny blemish that covers much easier with make up and is completely gone within two days. I have even used it on larger cystic acne spots and the pain is gone and size is decreased overnight." —kristie bey

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    7. 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

    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).

    8. Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Boost Sheet Mask brings spa results to the comfort of your [very tiny, possibly poorly ventilated] bathroom. It's drenched with hyaluronic acid, hibiscus, and vitamin C for ultimate hydration and brightness — but the best part? It's designed with ear loops, which means it won't be slipping off with every sip of wine.

    the sheet masks / Via @no7usa

    Promising review: "I love sheet masks and I'm always looking for new ones to try out. The mask itself is made so it can contour to your skin and actually stay on. It has slits to hook onto your ears so the mask stays put. It has more than enough serum and the mask goes all the way down to your neck which I really like. I used it last night just to add some hydration and my skin was moisturized and dewy." —lisafa5c9

    Get it from No7 for $5.99 and shop the rest of the No7 sheet mask formulas.

    9. Hypoallergenic Milky Jelly Cleanser because you'd love to double cleanse, but who has the time?* 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.

    Glossier, / Via @glossier

    *I very much have the time, I just don't want to.

    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+.

    10. 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.

    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.

    11. 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.

    The serum

    Promising review: "This is the second time I've bought this product. I love the blue tansy. I seriously wish I could bathe in this. My dry skin absorbs the oil, it plumps my skin, fills in fine lines, and makes my skin soft. They need to sell a body oil version of this!" —Gre

    Get it from Amazon for $13.27.

    12. Hydrocolloid COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches speed up the ~draining process~ and 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.,

    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."

    13. And! Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Surface Patches treat cluster breakouts (cc: that special time of the month in which your jawline is shown no mercy) with a medical-grade hydrocolloid formula that prevents picking and speeds up draining. All you'll have to do is peel and stick.

    reviewer photo of the patch

    Promising review: "As embarrassing as this is to admit, I have had issues with body and butt acne like no other. I had tried everything to clear them up, but nothing helped. I'm horrible at picking at blemishes as well, so I decided to give these a try. I LOVE these patches!! Even better that they come in large patches, which was a lifesaver for cluster bumps! WHOA! I would leave these on for eight to 10 hours and it would draw so much of the pus out. After just one use of a patch, I noticed a dramatic difference and sometimes it completely cleared them up." —Ashley

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. Beauty By Earth's Rosy & Radiant Duo comes equipped with a coffee bean eye cream (brighter peepers are all but guaranteed) and a rose quartz roller, the latter of which is d-i-v-i-n-e for lymphatic drainage and provides necessary TLC.

    Beauty By Earth

    Get it from Beauty By Earth for $52.99.

    15. Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer provides broad spectrum SPF 30, hydration, *and* best of all? Coverage. This water-infused formula blurs pores, banishes redness, and evens tone for a Zoom-worthy complexion that doesn't require a damp sponge and blending.

    the moisturizers / Via @bareminerals

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin and have limited options for all of my face products. This is the best thing for ME. This product gives me just enough coverage to feel even toned but natural. It doesn’t break me out and in fact I feel like it helps my breakouts clear faster. My skin feels hydrated and looks slightly dewy — not oily or slick. It lasts all day and has the bonus of sunscreen. It’s the perfect product for me and my personal skin needs." —Lnpig

    Get it from BareMinerals for $33 (available in 22 shades).

    16. 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"
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    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.

    17. I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio comes with bite-sized versions of three cult-favorite masks: Disco Kitten, Space Kitten, and Sugar Kitten. Each formula works toward a unique skincare goal (more on that below!) and uses prr-fect top qual, cruelty-free ingredients.


    Disco Kitten: This peel-off masks uses soothing oat extract and exfoliating gem powder to reveal a brighter, more illuminated complexion. It also dries with a silver chrome finish (see photo above).

    Sugar Kitten: Hydration! Hydration! Hydration! If your complexion is feeling dry, this ruby powder and hyaluronic acid duo provides a ton of moisture and dew in just 20 minutes.

    Space Kitten: This dries as black glitter which *adjusts glasses* wow. Charcoal, sapphire, and diamond powder with royal blue glitter exfoliate and prevent the formation of blackheads and excess sebum. Breakouts + excess oil = when you apply this peel-off.

    Promising review (Disco Kitten): "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!" –Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.28.

    18. Rael Lightweight Nourishing Gel Cream enlists the help of sunflower seed oil for a near-invisible texture that provides hydration sans any oily grease — aka, you can put the setting powder down. No longer will you have to sacrifice a matte T-zone in the name of moisture.

    model holding the clear glass bottle / Via @get_rael

    Promising review: "I love this product, and this company! I use this moisturizer as the last step of my skin care routine. It is lightweight and absorbs quickly, I never feel like my face is greasy. This product, along with the rest of their line, has done wonders for my skin." —Prime Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    19. Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm simply needs to be applied before bed and voilà, you'll wake up to a nourished pout that has effectively bid adieu to flakes — and it basically feels like a treat thanks to decadent flavors like strawberry, mint, and peach.

    Amazon, Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This stuff is my favorite lip product, bar none. I've been a lip balm/chapstick user for years, and have tried just about every brand. This stuff just WORKS, it leaves my lips moisturized hours later and they don't feel more dry when it wears off." —K

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    Check out our full review of the Lanolips strawberry balm.

    20. 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.

    model holding pink bottle

    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.

    21. 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.

    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.

    22. 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 / Via @neogen_global

    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.

    23. Blume Whirl Moisturizer smells like heaven (*inhales coffee, coconut, and vanilla cookie scent*) and works like a miracle, to boot. Listen up: Acne-prone skin still needs moisture! And this truly delivers on its promise of dewy, plump, and spot-free complexions.


    Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, prickly pear seed oil, aloe juice, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, licorice root *and* skullcap root extract are responsible for the magic that is this product.

    Psst, you can use this morning and night!

    Promising review: "I really enjoy the texture. Not oily but hydrates well. The fragrance is light and yummy. I have sensitive skin, experience hormonal acne, and it hasn't caused any new breakouts! My skin feels great when I wake up." —Carissa L.

    Get it from Blume for $34.

    24. Kopari Coconut Melt Wipes are packed with lactic acids, vitamin E, and coconut oil that translates to ::double checks:: about a trillion uses. One wipe removes makeup, moisturizes face *and* body, works as a dry shave oil sans ingrowns (::shivers::), and revitalizes under eyes.

    model holding a wipe packet

    Promising review: "Best travel wipes! Remove waterproof makeup and you can use it as a body moisturizer." —michael mergen

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $20.

    25. Ren Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer provides the ultimate step uno for your a.m. routine. Simply glide this on pre-makeup to reduce pore appearance, mattify excess oil (::curses at T-zone::), and create a nourishing barrier that means your complexion won't go berserk after a long day spent sweating *and* wearing that full coverage foundation.

    Ren Skincare

    This silicone-free product is packed with probiotics, blue agave extract, and alpha-glucans to lock in moisture, protects your skin barrier and ~natural skin biome~, plus it prolongs your makeup. An all-around win.

    Promising review: "I've been searching for a good barrier for my makeup to wear under my mask. I loved that this included probiotics, so I got it to try. My skin loves it, and it's the first thing that has really helped clear up my acne irritation from wearing a mask at the hospital all day." —Gina

    Get it from Ren Skincare for $45.

    26. 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.

    the black and white bottle

    Promising review: "This product has made a world of difference in my skin! Most winters, my face gets so dry that my skin just flakes off — and moisturizer rarely improves it. I’ve been using this serum for two months now and my skin has never been this hydrated or soft. I do think the serum is also helping my skin tolerate the addition of differin to my nightly routine. Will purchase again, and highly recommend." —CorabellePeach

    Get it from Sephora for $7.99.

    27. 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.


    Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin that is combo-to-oily with large pores, and this stuff has truly been a lifesaver! 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).

    28. 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.

    the blue bottle of toner

    Promising review: "Obsessed. My YouTube hero turned me on to this product and my skin is in HEAVEN. I have pale, sensitive, dry skin and this saved me after the winter months in Minnesota made my skin extremely irritated and dry. I can't recommend this enough!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90.

    29. 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.

    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.

    30. 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.

    the face mask in a white jar

    It's also packed with rosewater, cucumber extract and aloe vera gel to ~soothe~ and a tea blend to brighten.

    Promising review: "This is my holy grail product of all time. I have dry skin and I don't remember how many times this thing has saved my skin back from being extreme sensitive/inflamed after a facial peel, or dry/cracked during the harsh East Coast winter." —yiyir

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

    31. Be Luminous Exfoliator combines Hojicha powder, alpha hydroxy acids, and lactic acid — fancy phrases that roughly translate to, your skin is about to be smooth. This water-activated staple gently buffs away impurities and dullness without aggravating your complexion. Exfoliation? Sans irritation? Dreams really do come true.

    Keys Soulcare

    Get it from Keys Soulcare for $22.

    32. Dr. Jart Cicapair Color Correcting Treatment contains a major superstar ingredient: tiger grass (centella asiatica). This green-to-beige product remedies redness, helps heal sensitive skin, and covers up pimples — no heavy, crease-y concealer necessary.

    on the left, model with slight redness labeled "before" and on the right, same model with even complexion labeled "after"

    Promising review: "I try to stay away from concealer and foundation because of my acne and sensitive skin, so I was excited to try this after a friend recommended it. Long story short, it exceeded my expectations. Covers redness AND reduces the appearance of blemishes, plus it doesn’t clog my pores." —ingridswim7

    Get it from Sephora for $18+ (available in two sizes).

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