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    20 Simple Skincare Kits For Lazy People

    These are also great for beauty newbies and babes on a budget.

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    1. Tata Harper’s “Daily Essentials” kit for anyone in search of an all-natural routine. Complete with all the skincare basics, which includes a cleanser, a moisturizer, a serum and more, this seven-step regimen is a great place to start if you’re a novice beauty-lover.

    Tata Harper cleanser, serum, eye cream, facial oil, mask, and moisturizer
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    Full set: Reparative Moisturizer, Rejuvenating Serum, Regenerating Cleanser, Hydrating Floral Essence, Resurfacing Mask, Replenishing Nutrient Complex, Restorative Eye Crème Packet

    Promising review: Bought this to try a natural skincare brand. Had tried some others and my face was very dry with those products. But I am in LOVE with this line! I have since bought full size bottles and I just adore the natural floral scent and feeling of using them! I really could be a spokesperson for this line! It is unreal! Makes morning and night routines a joy!!!”—Audra

    Get this seven-piece set from Nordstrom for $63.75.

    2. A super affordable and straightforward “Skincare Set” from Glossier. In it you’ll find a reliable moisturizer and cleanser that will help keep your skin hydrated, and a lip balm with a name that's just as cute as its price point.

    Glossier Balm Dotcom, Priming Moisturizer, and Milk Jelly Cleanser

    Full set: Balm Dotcom, Priming Moisturizer, Milky Jelly Cleanser

    Promising review: “When it comes to skincare, I would say that I’m someone who keeps it simple and easy. Having to complete multiple steps or apply various creams and gels is a no-go for me. The Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser is everything I appreciate in a good cleanser all in ONE bottle. As for the priming moisturizer, I was blown away with the dewy glow and soft smooth finish. I have dry/oily skin, so I need something to lock in moisture without all the extra shine —THIS IS IT. Balm Dot Com in berry is such a blessing. I swear when I first swiped this deliciousness on my lips I instantly thought it tasted and smelled like strawberry Jell-O!”—Ash

    Get this three-piece set from Glossier for $40.

    3. A limited-edition BuzzFeed x Birchbox beauty box packed with nine splurge-worthy skincare, haircare and makeup faves. For just $62, you'll be receiving over $200 worth of impeccably curated products (if we do say so ourselves).

    the full collection of BuzzFeed and Birchbox favorites

    Full set: Smashbox Cosmetics foundation primer, First Aid Beauty hydrating mask, Saturday Skin probitioc cream, Glamsquad finishing spray, Kevyn Aucoin felt tip liquid liner, Bumble and Bumble hair oil primer, Glamglow bubble sheet mask, Amika hair nourishing mask, ColourPop Cosmetics lipstick.

    Get it from Birchbox for $62 (value over $200).

    4. Drunk Elephant’s “The Littles” kit, which includes a jelly cleanser, as well as day and night serums, a multivitamin eye cream, and a bunch of other products that could help reset your skin to its pre-pandemic glow.

    Part of Drunk Elephant's eight-piece collection of Littles, including its cleanser, cream, serums, and more
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    Full set: No.9 Jelly Cleanser, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, C-Firma™ Day Serum, B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum, Protini™ Polypeptide Cream, Umbra Sheer™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum, C-Tango™ Multivitamin Eye Cream

    Promising review: “I love this brand and all the "littles" in this bag. It comes with recommended use and which ones to use together for a daily "smoothie.” I work in healthcare and have been using hand sanitizer more than ever, and putting these products on my hands daily has greatly improved them! Wonderful bonus.”—nicnat84

    Get this eight-piece set from Sephora for $90.

    5. Clinique’s “Best-Selling Minis” if you’re looking to sample some simple products without fully committing to a routine. The Pep-Start Exfoliating Cleanser and Eye Cream are meant to help add a radiant glow and perk up your look, while all other products work to maintain moisture and an effective clean.


    Full set: Clinique Pep-Start™ Two-in-One Exfoliating Cleanser, Clinique Pep-Start™ Eye Cream, Moisture Surge™ 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm, City Block Purifying™ Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub

    Promising review: “I've recommended this set to several clients because of its price and product range. This set is a perfect mini skincare routine that is not overwhelming and will be effective for many skin types. I bought it for myself to use as a travel set. Highly recommend the pep-start scrub and eye cream especially — I've bought those in full sizes.”—cynjean

    Get this five-piece set from Sephora for $26.

    6. Tatcha’s “Starter Ritual Set” for a Japanese-inspired skincare crash course. This sweet and simple kit curates just enough essentials for a two-week routine. In it you’ll find a particularly useful cleansing oil meant to help purify the skin and melt away even waterproof makeup.

    Tatcha's full starter set and packaging

    Full set: Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, The Rice Polish: Gentle, The Essence, The Dewy Skin Cream, The Silk Peony

    Promising review: “Okay, so I’m pretty hooked on Tatcha after using this ritual set for the first time. The fact that it’s five simple steps (four in the morning, since the Camellia Cleansing Oil is evening only) makes it not so intimidating for people wanting an easy routine. And it does feel like a self-care ritual every time I use it.”—SeaWitchRavenClaw

    Get this five-piece set from Amazon for $68.

    7. Kate Somerville’s “Hydration Warriors” kit, complete with everything you need in your struggle with dry, oily skin — including a plumping mask and a 2-in-1 moisturizing serum meant to help target and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

    Kate Somerville's plumping mask, hydrating treatment, cold cream, and 2-in-1 moisturizer

    Full set: Wrinkle Warrior Pink Plumping Mask, DermalQuench Wrinkle Warrior Advanced Hydrating + Plumping Treatment , Cold Cream Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover, Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum

    Promising review: “I think it is testament to the products that I have since bought two of these items at full size. And am gutted that one is running out! This is a brilliant way to try the brand’s full range. For me, the spray serum (which I love so much) is so hydrating. Great value.”—Bobbles1981

    Get this four-piece set from Nordstrom for $75.

    8. Farmacy’s “The Mighties” kit if you’re looking for a line of small products that pack a huge punch. With all-natural ingredients, this set will gently cleanse the crap out of your face. If the Green Clean makeup remover and Honey Drop moisturizer aren’t enticing enough, reviewers absolutely adore the antioxidant blend in the Honey Potion face mask.

    Farmacy's full set of Mighties
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    Full set: Green Clean, Honey Drop, Sleep Tight, Honey Potion

    Promising review: “Great value and product. I love this brand. It’s all-natural and organic, and the Honey Potion face mask is pure gold.”—Bookworm

    Get this four-piece set from Amazon for $45.

    9. A jade roller and gua sha set to treat yourself to an at-home facial massage. This duo should be used as a part of a larger routine, as it's said to promote circulation, tighten the skin, improve the effectiveness of your other skincare products (perhaps the ones you plan on purchasing from this list).

    the green jade roller and gua sha set next to two hair scrunchies

    Promising review: "I don't even really care if this is good for my complexion, it feels so good to roll it on my face I would do it if there were no other benefits! That being said, I do feel it's making my skin smoother and less puffy over time. I leave it in the freezer and roll it on my face with some coconut/lavender oil serum in the morning. The quality of the roller seems top tier, and the jade is absolutely stunning!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.77.

    10. And these essence-packed sheet masks to turn your at-home facial massage into a full on self-care Sunday, complete with all the spa vibes you're currently missing out on if you're still stuck inside the house.

    a grid of sixteen different facial masks

    Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

    Promising review: "They're just so relaxing to use! Between balancing work and a social life, having an veryyyy long commute, and spending weekends running errands, I've truly come to love the half hour I can spend relaxing with my face mask on a Sunday night." —Samantha Wieder, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. Tula’s probiotic “Discovery” kit. This no-frills set is meant for the truly lazy among us, providing a super basic introduction to probiotic skincare. It includes an illuminating serum, as well as a face wash, toner, and multipurpose moisturizer.

    Tula's full set of probiotic skincare solutions

    Full set: Purifying Face Cleanser, Pro-Glycolic Resurfacing Gel, Hydrating Day & Night Cream, Illuminating Face Serum

    Promising review: “I purchased this several months ago to see if I liked the products before committing to buying them in full sizes, and I fell in love after the first use! I have acne-prone skin and have tried numerous products only to be disappointed with continued breakouts, but not with Tula. I have seen a dramatic change in my skin. Not only did it reduce my breakouts, but it feels light on the skin and doesn’t leave me oily!”—Katie Lee

    Get this four-piece set from Amazon for $52.

    12. Kate Somerville’s “Breakout Fighters” for adults who still struggle with acne. Including a three-part acne treatment and an oil-free cleanser, this grown-up acne solution might make you the envy of pimple-faced high school sophomores everywhere — you've been warned!


    Full set: EradiKate Acne Treatment, EradiKate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment, EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser, Oil Free Moisturizer

    Promising review: “If you're on the fence about trying Kate Somerville, I really cannot recommend this set highly enough. It comes with enough products to last you a month, which is a perfect amount of time to judge if they’re right for you. A little goes a long way with these, which is key! I use the cleanser day and night, but use the acne solution every other night, and only use the acne treatment when I have a cystic acne flare up. I've had this set for over a week now and I think I have enough to last me for at least three to four weeks. I'm sure every skin type will have a different reaction to this, but with my cystic, hormonal acne, this set really helps.”—hannywithafanny

    Get this four-piece set from Sephora for $55.

    13. Mario Badescue’s “Brightening Regimen” kit if you’re in need of a cost-effective and travel-friendly cleanser-serum-mask combo that could help even out your complexion.

    Mario Badescu's full brightening regimen

    Full set: Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion, Vitamin C Serum, Whitening Mask, Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex

    Promising review: “Great kit! Even though this is a trial kit, the sizes are really large. I love the Whitening Mask and Vitamin C Serum. I plan on buying both again when I run out. I've had the kit for about two weeks and just haven't had a need to try the other items. In general, I have sensitive skin and I haven't had any problems.”—Taryn

    Get this five-piece set from Amazon for $38.

    14. First Aid Beauty’s trio of “FAB Faves” if your skin is in a state of emergency. No matter your skin type, this aptly named kit promises to help fix your face up quicker than you can dial 911.

    First Aid Beauty's full FAB Faves kit in its original packaging

    Full set: Ultra Repair Cream, Facial Radiance Pads, Face Cleanser

    Promising review: “I've been using FAB products for close to a year and am highly impressed by the quality of the products. I've been using the radiance pads on myself and clients and love how it makes your skin feel. The moisturizer is great for the winter months or if you have dry skin. If you're looking to try some FAB products without committing to full sizes, then this is the perfect kit for you!”—Elishah

    Get this three-piece set from Amazon for $30.

    15. An Aveeno set featuring a trio of a cult-favorites to give yourself the gift of maximum glow and an even complexion. If your skin suffers from dullness, these three essentials will have you singing Aveeno's praises in no time.

    the Aveeno gift set

    Full set: Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, Positively Radiant MaxGlow Infusion Serum Drops, Positively Radiant MaxGlow Peel-Off Face Mask

    The scrub itself is known for being a skincare routine must-have — it's non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and packed with soy extracts to exfoliate (tldr; goodbye dullness and dead skin) while an impressive blend of jojoba and castor oils leave everything soothed and moisturized.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. Sunday Riley’s “Superstars” kit for anyone looking to boss up in the bathroom. This four-step set includes three best-selling serums and an eye cream, all meant to help reduce dark spots, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.

    Sunday Riley's Superstars kit in its original packaging, placed near a candy cane and a cup of hot chocolate
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    Full set: A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum, Auto Correct Eye Cream, C.E.O. Serum, Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

    Promising review: “This Superstars Kit by Sunday Riley has very quickly become one of my favorites. I use every item in the kit religiously, and love it so much that this is the second time I’ve purchased it. I truly hope this one never runs out of stock.”—Jese829905

    Get this four-piece set from Sephora for $130.

    17. Eminence’s “Age Corrective Starter Set” to maintain a glorious glow. This set — which includes a corrective serum, cleanser, moisturizer, and mask — could make skin feel bouncier and help reduce the appearance of fine lines.

    Eminence's full set and traveling pouch

    Full set: Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser, Bamboo Age Corrective Masque, Bamboo Firming Fluid, Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer, Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum

    Promising review: “My sister was raving about this product to me, so I had to give it a try. I didn't want to purchase the full size bottles until I decided if I personally liked it. Well, she wasn't kidding. This set is amazing! I am trying to age gracefully and may have started to worry about this too late (I'm 35), and this product is helping me reverse some of my "age lines" — AKA wrinkles — in just a couple of weeks. I am now a faithful Eminence user.”—Angela Benjamin

    Get this five-piece set from Amazon for $55.55.

    18. Mizon’s “Snail Care” reparative gift set to address all that childhood trauma (well, what’s left of it on your face, anyway). This kit includes an all-in-one repair cream that reviewers who've struggled with acne scars seem to love!


    Full set: Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser, All in One Snail Repair Cream, Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule, Snail Repair Eye Cream

    Promising review: “Legit testimonial! I'm 45, and have had acne since I was 12 years old. For the past year, I have been on a harsh treatment of creams and oral medications from my dermatologist and my skin was simply beginning to look dried, more dull, and just old! I saw this product and thought, ‘what the heck, what do I have to lose?’ I have been using it for almost two months and I AM IN LOVE!! I saw a small change within the first day of use, truly! I use it morning and night. I immediately pat it onto my entire face and neck after I wash up and I allow it to absorb on its own. My skin has NEVER been this amazing.”—Anonymous Amazon Customer

    Get this four-piece set from Amazon for $15.89.

    19. A daily cleansing set from WIS if you’re looking for something that reviewers of all genders seem to swear by. This beginner-friendly kit includes a basic cleanser-toner-lotion-cream combo to help hydrate the skin.

    The full WIS moisturizing set

    Full set: Moisturizing Cleanser, Moisturizing Toner, Moisturizing Lotion, Moisturizing Cream

    Promising review: “It came well-packaged in a nice box, so great for gifts. There are loads of different creams, moisturizers, etc. for different times of the day. They all feel and smell good. No greasy feeling or sticky skin. They were bought a couple of months ago, but there’s still quite a lot left of them, as they are very efficient. Worth a try at this price.”—Mike

    Get this four-piece set from Amazon for $34.99.

    20. A Jack Black shave essentials kit, since your shaving routine is an integral part of your skincare routine, and should be executed with just as much intention and commitment. Far too many people forget this.

    the jack black shave essentials

    Full set: Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather, Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20

    Promising review: "I purchased the Jack Black Shave Essentials Set for my husband for Christmas. The face wash and the shave cream leave his face very smooth. They make it easier for him to keep his face clean because it is a scent that he enjoys using. The results are great." —S

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

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