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    23 Beauty Products With Before And After Photos That Simply Can't Be Ignored

    You may not be able to change that guy you're dating, but you can fix your skin and hair right up with these products.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 box of fine line-reducing face masks that'll tighten your pores and lift your skin. Be prepared to be a little freaked out at first when you see yourself in the mirror and realize you look like an extra from The Walking Dead with this mask on. But it'll all be worth it once everyone at work notices how great your skin looks.

    2. A BHA liquid exfoliant to gently rid the skin of blackheads and other impurities without the harshness most other exfoliators provide. Whoever said beauty is pain definitely didn't know about this thing.

    3. An extreme lash mascara that'll make you look super attentive (and glamorous) during those back-to-back virtual meetings — even if you're actually bored out of your mind.

    buzzfeed writer's face with one set of eyelashes with no product on and the other wearing the mascara looking longer and darker

    4. Or a L'Oreal Voluminous Primer Mascara for a more affordable option. Judging by the reviews, you can't go wrong with either one!

    5. Or! (Last one, I promise.) A Grande Cosmetics' Lash Serum to promote lash growth so you can eventually go mascara-free altogether and still look pretty as ever!

    A before/after of a reviewer's lashes, looking much fuller and longer after

    6. A tub of rejuvenating eye cream that'll firm up those bags under your eyes that you got from reading BuzzFeed shopping posts all night when you should have been getting your beauty sleep. That wasn't a wise choice, but who are we to judge?

    7. A bottle of sulfate-free Biotin shampoo infused with tea tree, jojoba, and argan oils to help treat hair loss. This is a potential option for folks whose hair is thinning a bit sooner than expected, or people simply looking to go a few extra rounds with Father Time.

    A reviewer photo showing hair that's regrown after looking very thin

    8. Or an anti-dandruff shampoo to save you from having to shell out a co-pay at a dermatologist's office. Whether you have a relatively mild case of dandruff or your scalp and shoulders resemble the Swiss Alps during ski season, this thing will become a staple of your shower routine.

    A reviewer with large dandruff clumps that have disappeared after using the shampoo

    9. A cruelty-free vitamin C serum that'll brighten and soften your skin while drastically reducing hyperpigmentation. The 44,000+ people who gave this serum a 5-star review love it so much there should be a fan club for it.

    10. Glossier Ultralip, which will add a hydrating shine to your lips along with a very subtle pop of color — one of our very own writers loves this stuff!

    11. A Briogeo Strengthening Treatment Oil capable of de-frizzing virtually all hair textures — which is partially a result of the brand being Black woman-owned and primarily reliant on natural ingredients.

    12. A deeply nourishing hair mask with aloe vera and castor oil that'll add softness without weighing down your natural texture. This is also a game-changer for people who generally have trouble managing frizzy hair.

    Jar of Girl + Hair Curl Cloud with model showing before-and-after results

    13. A CeraVe moisturizing cream for folks with sensitive skin and even more sensitive budgets. Both reviewers on Amazon and contributors here at BuzzFeed love how gentle this moisturizer feels compared to more expensive products. It's also a great place to start if you're new to skincare and want to experiment with a super accessible brand, especially if you struggle with particularly dry skin.

    14. A variety pack of 40 acne patches made with tea tree and calendula oil that'll basically redefine the way you think of "beauty sleep." Place this on before bed to draw all that pus and oil out of your pimples, and inflammation will go down by morning.

    15. A leave-in conditioning spray with coconut and argan oil that'll transform that matted, tangled bird's nest on the top of your head into something straight out of a Disney princess movie.

    Model showing before-and-after results of using Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco

    16. A natural dry shampoo powder if you don't have time for a full wash but would like to LOOK like you had time for a full wash. Think of it as a small bottle of innocent deception.

    A reviewer's bangs looking oily at first but then fluffy and oil-free after using the dry shampoo

    17. A jar of O'Keeffe's Working Hands Lotion for anyone whose newfound commitment to the gym has also come with an unexpected commitment to calluses and cracked skin. This is also a lifesaver for people who've been washing their hands more than ever since the pandemic started (no judgment — props on the improvement!) and are experiencing more dryness than usual.

    18. A downright magical foot peel that'll shed all the dead skin that's been keeping you out of flip flops for years.

    19. A bottle of Tend Skin Solution to treat those nasty, irritating, and sometime pretty painful ingrown hairs and razor bumps.

    20. A conditioning castor oil packed with vitamins and fatty acids that'll heal and strengthen your hair over time. It can also help soothe your scalp if it's extra dry. Reviewers say you'll start seeing improvements within a few weeks!

    21. A bitter but harmless clear polish that's so unpleasant you'll chew on a jean jacket before wanting to bite your nails again.

    a before and after photo set displaying a reviewer's nail growth after using the clear polish

    22. And a bottle of CND Essentials nail and cuticle Solaroil so that broken and peeling nails will forever be a thing of the past.

    a before and after photo set displaying a reviewer's nail growth after using the solaroil

    23. A Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector to gently remove dead skin cells and gradually reveal that picture-perfect complexion you always knew was there to begin with.

    A person's cheek with some brownish-red post acne marks and then four weeks later, the marks look lighter

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