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    Updated on Apr 15, 2019. Posted on Apr 14, 2019

    31 Beauty Products That Seriously Just WORK

    Finally, products that keep their promises.

    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. Knours Double Duty Mist is two sprays in one — the bottom layer clarifies and soothes, but if you want something hydrating, shake it up to mix in the yellow top layer.

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    I love this stuff and I super love that it's EWG certified so I can feel safe putting it on my skin. It's also just really cool having two toners in one!

    Promising review: "This product is the best mist I have used, usually most mists just give a refreshing burst but then wear off and oftentimes leave a dull sheen afterwards. This mist provides a refreshing feeling both initially and for a good amount of time afterwards. I bought this mist because of the verified natural ingredients but got the added benefit of actual results, great product!" —Albert Choi

    Get it from Amazon or Bloomingdale's for $36.

    2. SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie defines curls and cuts down on frizz, so you can have soft, bouncy hair.

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    Promising review: "Omg... I can't believe the difference this made on my curls. I only used a tiny bit while my hair was dripping wet as I have type 2C hair. But I knew my hair was dry and thirsty. This did the trick. It's so soft and my curls are tighter than the have been in years." —Jenni

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. PUEEN Latex Tape Peel Off Cuticle Guard works like a stencil, allowing you to do your own nails without any polish getting on your skin.

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    Reviewers like this for using sponges or water marbling. Just paint it around your nails, apply polish, then peel off the guard when everything is dried.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! Perfect for my nail stamping. I used this product on my fingers for my first successful attempt at my holy grail of nail art: water marble!!! It was so much nicer to me than using a bunch of scotch tape. :)" —Alec and Sheila Luta

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. Frank Body Glow Mask smells like a sugar cookie and gives your skin a little extra hydration and glow. How sweet is that?

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    It has coffee seed oil to reduce puffiness and promote collagen production, shea and cocoa butter to hydrate, goji berry extract to even skin tone, and cranberry and raspberry seed oils to give your skin some bounce. Oh, and it's natural and cruelty-free. I've used this mask a few times and I can't get enough, thanks to its light, sweet smell.

    Promising review: "The smell reminds me a cream croissant and it becomes like a drug. My skin is so smooth after using the mask and I use it at least three times per week. Absolutely recommended." —Giulia M.

    Get it from Frank Body for $21.95 or Bloomingdale's for $22.

    5. Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is a cult-favorite for a reason: It easily absorbs into your skin so you can get an instant hit of hydration at the very beginning of your routine.

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    Promising review: "I've been using this for over a year. The idea of running out sends panic through my system. I used to order from Korea. So glad Walmart made this available. It's fragrance-free. 97% milk vetch. Not oily. Not harsh. No alcohol. Just gives makes skin a velvety soft canvas ready to maximize your moisturizers. This lasts a loooong time as you only use a dime size and pat into your skin. My holy grail toner." —Dee

    Get it from Walmart for $14.99 or Amazon for $14.49.

    6. CeraVe Repair Cream has three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to make you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

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    What are ceramides, you ask? They basically hold skin cells together and form a protective layer to keep out foreign elements like pollution.

    Promising review: "This stuff changed my life. It got rid of the dark circles under my eyes and also worked for the folds around my mouth and nose. I have gotten so many compliments on my skin. I had serious bags and sagging skin at only 25. I have been using this in conjunction with doing facial exercises and after a month and a half my face is tighter and brighter. The only thing I don't like it that it stays on top of my skin and feels greasy. I am already oily, and so I have to wear this on a day I am not wearing makeup underneath or just at night. But for the results, I'll sacrifice! I included my one and a half month results." —kelly vazquez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.39.

    7. Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask is an easy addition to your shower routine that'll help soften and repair dry hair.

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    Promising review: "First off I'm natural type 4B 4C and my hair LOVES this stuff. I use it as my cream in my LCO method. I also use it as a mask treatment using a conditioning cap. Leaves my hair soft, frizz free, and tangle free. Will definitely be purchasing again." —SHELBIE BOONE

    Get it from Amazon for $2.97+ (available in five extracts).

    8. Or if you have some more time, Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment will spin your dry hay hair into silky, luxurious locks.

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    It contains soy protein extract, allantoin, ceramide 3, and pig collagen components to bring your hair back to life. Just apply to wet, shampooed hair and wait 5-15 minutes before rinsing. I use this stuff all the time and it's made big and immediate improvements to my dry hair. It works a lot better than way more expensive hair masks I've used in the past, so I really can't recommend this treatment enough!

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! I tried to go blonde about a year ago and burnt my hair to a crisp. This stuff brought my hair back to life. My hair was so soft. It wasn't frizzy after it air dried like it normally is. I highly recommend this product. I will definitely be repurchasing." —Kimberly Ann Jennings

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    9. Aztec Secret's clay mask can suck the gunk right out of your face, tighten pores, and leave you with a clear complexion.

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    Just remember to dilute this mask with either apple cider vinegar or water for the best results! Read our full review of the Aztec clay mask.

    Promising review: "Cystic acne: the bane of my dermatological life, and maybe yours too? This clay has helped immensely in keeping it at bay. I do a treatment once a week (since it is a bit time-consuming), but I haven't had any of those awful underground, takes-two-weeks-to-surface pimples since I've started using the clay. Combined with apple cider vinegar, it's immensely helpful for oily, cystic acne-prone skin. My skin's been so much happier since I've started using it. You need this. Right now." —Rebecca Shady

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    10. Tangle Teezer Salon Elite Detangle Hairbrush takes on any knot, no matter how matted and scary it looks.

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    Promising review: "I thought I had to cut my hair — it was terribly matted. I went camping and forgot to bring any brushes and put it in a bun hoping that would help... it didn't). When I got home I saw that my Amazon order had arrived and decided to test it out. Wow! No breakage or pain at all and it only took 20 minutes! This knot was the worst I've ever seen. My regular brushes would take two hours to fix something not nearly as bad as this! New favorite!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches harnesses the power of snails to reduce dark circles and puffy under eyes.

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    You may not want a snail to slide all over your face, but snail extract is great for combating pigmentation aka dark circles. See my full review of these gold patches (#3).

    Promising review: "These have made their way into my daily routine. They leave my eyes looking bright, hydrated, and give them a glow. They're also safe for sensitive skin, I haven't had any breakouts or clogged pores. They stay up really well too without getting dry too quickly lasting usually 30-60 minutes. Love them and their other products!" —MsCake

    Get 60 patches from Amazon for $11.28.

    12. Klorane dry shampoo extends the time between needing to wash your hair, while also texturizing and give your hair an extra bump of volume. A good hair day on day three of not washing your 'do? Yes please!

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    This dry shampoo is made with oat milk and is great for all hair types. It's gentle and doesn't leave a white residue like some other brands.

    Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite dry shampoo and the only one I will ever buy. I have tried several other well-known brands, but none of them will ever compare to this stuff. Every other brand I have ever tried makes my hair feel straw-like and/or look very dull, but not Klorane. I only spray a little on the roots and comb it through, and then my hair looks glossy and soft again without looking oily. It actually does as promised and makes my roots look and feel shampooed, whereas all the other cheaper brands definitely don't do that. I don't usually spend a lot on individual beauty products, but this dry shampoo is worth the full $20." —ZS

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    13. CND SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Care repairs peeling and painful nails, so you can find relief after doing the unspeakable and peeling off a gel manicure.

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    Massage this oil into your nails and cuticles nightly and wake up to marvel at your newly strong nails.

    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. All my life, I've had super weak and brittle nails that would instantly break the second they grew out a tiny bit. This oil has changed EVERYTHING!! I’m shocked. I noticed after about a week of nightly use that my nails are growing (fast) and not breaking." —K. Black

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    14. Skin1004 Zombie Pack brings your skin back to life in a good, non-horror movie, way.

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    This mask is made with albumin, a component from eggs that helps moisturize skin. It claims to help tighten pores, hydrate, promote elasticity, remove dead skin, and balance pH. To use, mix the included powder and liquid together with a brush. Spread the mixture evenly over your face and leave until it begins to dry. It'll create a sort of ~undead~ look, hence the name. Wash after 10 or 15 minutes and enjoy your freshly hydrated face! If this looks familiar to you, it's apparently similar to the Hanacure facial that Instagram loves.

    Promising review: "I own a salon and have worked in them for 19 years and never in my life have I used or seen something so amazing. I have read all about the Hanacure facial but it is expensive and always on back order. This is the same thing AND IT WORKS. It doesn't smell bad at all. There is a veryyyy slight smell to it but hardly noticeable and not something I'd complain about. This has natural ingredients and boy does it work. It sucked every thing out of my pores and shrunk them and all of the lines on my face are GONE. YES GONE. Usually I have to have Botox for my forehead. Well not anymore that's for sure!!" —Aja Rieger Cooke

    Get a pack of eight treatments from Amazon for $19.98.

    15. Glossier Solution gets rid of dead skin and clears complexion, leaving you glowing.

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    This cruelty-free chemical exfoliator uses several acids (AHA, BHA, and PHA) to unclog pores, fight acne, and banish dark spots — all while moisturizing, conditioning, and exfoliating your skin. Plus, it's a lot more gentle on skin than a physical exfoliant. Check out our full review of the Glossier Solution.

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical about buying this, but I'm so happy I did! I started using this about a month ago: I first noticed that my skin texture was WAYYY smoother, and then I noticed that all of my active acne fully went away. This product has also been a lifesaver for diminishing dark spots! I use this product every night, follow it up with rosehip oil, and it's perfect." —Alexa

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    16. Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector will turn back time to before you pulled that overnighter by covering up dark circles.

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    Promising review: "I just got this product today. I've already done some research as to application techniques so I tried it out. On bare skin I applied this product with a small kabuki brush. I then layered my IT Cosmetics CC concealer. After that I set it with Ben Nye Super White powder. My under eye creases really badly no matter what, and especially with an extra cream layer so that struggle continues. As for the color correcting, you can see it does a great job. Before I applied concealer it was shimmery and sheer looking. Definitely not a good look alone. I haven't been able to do a complete trial yet but what I've seen so far is impressive. My dark circles have never been covered so much by anything before." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    17. Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil isn't just good for cooking — it'll also hydrate the heck out of your hair!

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    Promising review: "I've been using this for about two years. I don't know how I ever lived without it! I use it as a hair mask once a week and my hair's never been healthier!!!!! I also use it as a moisturizer and for shaving my legs. I highly recommend it! It's a great product at a great price." —Lindsay Thorn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.44.

    18. Biossance Squalane Oil hydrates your skin so effectively, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it.

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    This is the stuff of dreams, people! I put it on my face at night after serum and before my night cream, and wake up with bouncy, bright skin. The first time I used it, I had overnight results. I am constantly yelling about this product to everyone who will listen; I even convinced my dermatologist to try it.

    Promising review: "This is hands-down one of the best facial oils I've ever used! I struggle with malassezia folliculitis, especially on my forehead, and squalane is one of only three oils that's safe to use. I've had The Ordinary's squalane for a while and that really did nothing to help my dry, flaking winter skin. I got a sample of this and it was like my skin did a 180 flip overnight! I've never had a product give such drastic results personally." —mfournier

    Get it from Sephora for $58 (or try a cheaper squalane from Amazon for $12.09).

    19. MiroPure Hair Straightener Brush is capable of turning your curls pin-straight, just in case you want to mix up your look every now and then.

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    Promising review: "Yaaaaaa'll! Buy this thing. Seriously, add it to your cart right now and check out. RIGHT NOW! I have never liked straightening my hair. It took way too long (upwards of two hours) the flat iron would get caught in my hair, I'd burn my scalp trying to get too close, it just was a hassle. I'm so glad I tried this because what used to be a 2+ hour ordeal took only 45 minutes — and most of that was taking my hair down and detangling it from washing it! The actual straightening process was maybe 20 mins." —Manuel

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    20. And the inverse: Bed Head A-Wave-We-Go Adjustable Waver adds some waves and body to straight hair.

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    Forgetful people: This auto shuts off so you can leave the house without worrying too much!

    Promising review: "I love the speed with which I can do my hair with this waver. Using a traditional curling iron takes me much longer and often gives my hair that overstyled, helmet-head look. This gives me loose beach waves that look just messy enough to come across as natural. I have short hair and it's great for my length. I highly recommend." —BeckyfromBama

    Get it from Amazon for $35.92.

    21. Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is formulated with avocado and honey to deeply hydrate your skin while you slumber. PLUS it has PHA, a gentle chemical exfoliate great for sensitive skin.

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    Promising review: "This is the best thing I’ve put on my face in forever! My skin is parched/dry/flaky (Chicago girl here) and with the heat on nowadays it’s gotten worse. This mask changed all of that. The texture is very thick and creamy, but silky and like it claims. It melts into the skin so effortlessly. LOVE this! Wonderful product/add-on to your night routine — they recommend putting on top of anything else you’re using, or alone. ;) A MUST!" —JoAsia10

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    22. Australia's beloved Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment soothes and repairs chapped lips like no other lip balm.

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    This papaya ointment can also be used on bruises, chafing, cracked feet, insect stings, sunburns, and more. People normally come back from Australia with barrels full of this stuff, but now you can just buy it online and skip the trip to the spider capital of the world. (Just kidding, I hear it's beautiful there; you should go.)

    Promising review: "My first tube of this I got from a friend who brought it back as a gift from Australia. I accepted it with a 'uhh, thanks?' but I did not yet appreciate how amazing this stuff is. It works on scratches, bug bites, scabs, blisters, dry skin, razor burn, everythingggggg. I carry a tube everywhere for that very reason. I have intermittently severe eczema and in a pinch, this will provide relief." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

    23. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer blends like a dream and can cover up dark circles, scars, blemishes, or anything else you don't feel like flaunting atm.

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    Promising review: "I have used this product for years under my eyes, and have found that it blends and covers much better using a wet brush to blend after using the sponge applicator. It eliminates the cakey buildup and settling into creases that I originally experienced. I also recently had plastic surgery to revise a large dog bite scar on my lower lip and chin, and use this to conceal the incision while it heals. The pictures are one month post surgery with and without the product. It covers very well and is barely noticeable." —Sue Lorenz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98 (available in 12 shades).

    24. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser gently washes and hydrates skin, while also blasting away every speck of makeup.

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    This daily cleanser contains prebiotic thermal water, ceramide-3, niacinamide, and glycerin. I use it twice a day and will never, ever switch to a different cleanser. It's P-E-R-F-E-C-T.

    Promising review: "This is very gentle on my sensitive skin. My face feels very clean after I use it without being overly tight or dry. This one is working out really well so far after several months of daily use." —P.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. Ultra Sexy Scrub refreshes chapped lips and smells like a tropical getaway, so win-win.

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    This vegan and cruelty-free scrub is formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil for extra hydration.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and I have no regrets! It smells delicious — like toasted almonds and almond cookies! I use the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediate tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my chapstick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after just one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    26. Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara has a three-step system to ensure you're really getting the most dramatic lashes possible.

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    The system has green tea micro fibers that boost length and volume. Plus it's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "Here’s a pic of my lashes with nothing on it and then a picture of my lashes with the mascara. My lashes are so straight but this mascara gives them a lot of volume thanks to the fibers and keep them curled! You can switch to a more natural look or to a more dramatic look by applying less or more fibers." —kmmc

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    27. Grow Girl Hair Regrowth Scalp Detox uses apple cider vinegar and witch hazel to keep your scalp happy, hydrated, and flake-free. A happy scalp is the first step to happy hair, people!

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    This dermatologist-approved formula is meant to get rid of product build-up, cleanse, and promote hair regrowth. Twice a week, just massage the mixture into your wet scalp and the lengths of your hair, leave for five minutes, and then rinse.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! I had severe hair loss due to postpartum after having my son. I used this for just a couple weeks, every other day and I've noticed major results! My hair has not only grown half and inch but it's somehow thicker!!! Definitely re-buying!!" —Samm

    Get it from Walmart for $11.98.

    28. Teddie Organics Alcohol-Free Rose Water restores your face's pH level and helps soothe redness.

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    Promising review: "I have suffered from rosacea for about two years now, and most recently, it has turned into acne rosacea. Unfortunately, I have tried oral antibiotics, prescription creams, over-the-counter creams, etc., without any results. After a horrible flare-up that was requiring me to cover my face in green makeup to mask the redness, I decided to try rose water. I like the fact that this product is 100% distilled rose water — no other chemicals or ingredients. My face is ultra sensitive and EVERYTHING causes inflammation, so I wasn't sure how I was going to react to this product. I am pleased to say that after only using this for one day, my redness decreased by about 40%. The acne began to dry up, but my skin did not! Day two and I am at a 60% improvement in redness and my acne is almost completely gone! I HIGHLY recommend this product for anyone suffering with Rosacea." —JmeF

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    29. Yes To Coconut's Ultra Hydrating Energizing Coffee 2 in 1 Scrub Cleanser Stick exfoliates and refreshes tired skin with the power of coconut, avocado, and meadow foam seed oils.

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    This scrubber removes dead skin and can get rid of impurities.

    Promising review: "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Removes makeup, softens skin, smells invigorating. And I love the rollup dispenser!" —Kelly Rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. Radha Beauty Organic Rosehip Oil moisturizes dry skin, hair, nails, and whatever else you think is too dry.

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    Other reviewers say it reduces the look of blemishes, evens skin tone, and clears complexion. Read our full review of the Radha rosehip oil.

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up my blemishes — all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked, and even my friends and coworkers are noticing." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    31. Wingliner by Lovoir has a pen on one side and a wing stamp on the other so you can just ~wing~ it when you want some dramatic eyeliner.

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    Promising review: "It really is smudge-proof! Living in Texas in the 100+ degree weather, you definitely need something that’s not going to be running down your face a couple minutes after going outside. This is it! It's super easy to use and doesn't irritate my eyes like other eyeliners. I love it and will repurchase when I need to." —Lacey

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in four sizes).

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