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    30 Skincare Products Your Face Will Thank You For Buying This Spring

    Your skin is about to have the biggest glow up of the season.

    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. Skin Scrubber Skin Spatula gives a spa like facial in the comfort of your own home. This affordable gadget removes dirt, oil, and gunk from your pores while massaging your skin. It also comes with two silicone covers — one to assist with tightening and one to give your skin a deep clean.,

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but I could not pass this one up. I have been fighting with my skin for years! After my last pregnancy, I started developing cystic acne, my skin was congested with oil, whiteheads, blackheads, you name it. All those years of desperately doing my own extractions, trying every mask, cleanser, device, my skin was left scarred and discolored - I hated the texture of my skin. I impulsively bought this and tried it the day it was delivered. I was amazed at how well it extracted all the gunk I could and couldn't see lurking under my skin. I use it every night to cleanse, then apply my serum and moisturizer. I am finally happy with the way my skin looks and posted a selfie without a filter for the first time since I can remember. Just try it!" —Marlena H.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    2. Glossier Invisible Shield that uses a fast absorbing water gel formula to help you get in the habit of applying your sunscreen every day. Say bye-bye to white-cast because this is translucent and melts right into your skin.


    Promising review: "I had never used sunscreen as part of my daily routine before. I always knew I needed to, but I could never find one that I didn't find to be too greasy underneath my makeup. This sunscreen is amazing. It is super light and smells amazing, but it actually works! I used this for a week-long beach vacation and my skin was very happy. Would highly recommend." —Anna

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    3. Ricris Premium Electric Makeup Brush Cleaner makes it easy to clean them at least once per week as recommended, but let's be real, it's been a while. This spinner makes sanitizing your tools quick and fun enough to do daily.

    "I have one of these and my brushes have seriously never been cleaner. All you have to do is fill the bowl halfway with water and brush cleanser, attach your brush to whichever collar fits, dip it into the water, and turn the spinner on. I found there's a *bit* of a learning curve to using it (you have to hover your brush right at the top of the water and not fully submerge it), but once you get the hang of it, it's actually pretty fun. The best part, imo, is that you can spin your brushes almost completely dry! When I used to wash them by hand, I typically had to let them dry overnight before I could use them again but now they're ready to go in less than an hour. PS: You can use whatever cleanser you like, but I've had really good luck with e.l.f.'s Brush Shampoo (and it doesn't hurt that it's super affordable)." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    4. Habit Skin N°41 Mister, a touchless SPF 41 facial spray that smells like rose geranium, lavender, and rosemary. Now, (without messing up your makeup!) you can finally follow those directions to re-apply sunscreen every two hours that you always ignore.

    Model spraying the mist on her face

    Habit is a woman-owned small business founded by Tai Adaya, who is half Mexican and half Indian/Pakistani. The brand is dedicated to standing against the stigma of aging in the beauty industry and focusing on keeping skin healthy instead.

    "I've been using this every day and I love it! It's so convenient to just spray it on over your makeup or once you're ready instead of adding another layer of lotion to your face. It's non-greasy so it doesn't get you oily; it only gives your skin a pretty, dewy look. Plus, touchups are super easy since all I have to do is spray again and there's no worry of disturbing makeup. It's small enough that you can just throw it in your bag. And when I say it smells like a dream, I'm not kidding!" —Nusrat Sultana

    Get it from Habit for $30.

    5. ExfoliKate® Intensive Pore Exfoliating Treatment contains glycolic and salicylic acid that will get down in your skin and get all the gunk out. It can help you give you that year round summer glow and even out your skin tone.

    Kate Somerville

    Promising Review: "I use this twice a week in the shower and have noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. A little goes a long way! Definitely worth the purchase." —Jessica

    Get it from Kate Somerville for $88.

    6. The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask uses salicylic acid and tea tree oil to help clear up your complexion overnight for the ultimate sense of ~beauty sleep~. The mask is 100% vegan and developed especially for those with oily skin.

    Hand digging into green jar of product / Via @thebodyshop

    Promising review: "This is a great product before bed. I use after I wash and tone but before I moisturize. Never causes a reaction to my skin, the tea tree scent is not too overwhelming like it sometimes can be, and this leaves me skin feeling soft and helps reduce redness and acne." —Cristina

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    7. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay becomes everyone's holy grail mask within the first use — plus it has over 29,000 + reviews. Just mix this 100% natural calcium bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar for a clean that digs deep into pores to remove impurities.,

    Promising review: "This is the best mask! Used it back in the day for my acne and now that I’m almost 30 I’m using it for age prevention! I have a lot of dry skin issues including psoriasis and this works wonders! Tid bit: a little goes a long way. Don’t over pour or you’ll end up with a lot of face mask left over!" —Rachel Jones

    Get it from Amazon from $12.79.

    8. Mighty Match Pimple Spot Treatment battles blemishes and stops you from picking at your face, which just causes further inflammation and more bacteria. These grab the goo out of your zit while you binge Netflix or get some beauty rest: simply apply the sticker to the pimple and in six hours, your uninvited guest will have reduced in size (or disappeared altogether).

    Reviewer before and after photo using patches

    Promising review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind this tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were Shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick." —Adg

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    9. Bliss Jelly Glow Peel scrubs its way deep down into your pores to provide major exfoliation. It's100% cruelty free and made from quality ingredients like fruit enzymes, coconut fruit extract, vitamin B5, and niacinamide.

    Four pink exfoliating scrubs / Via @bliss

    Promising review: "It’s important to exfoliate your face so that when you use your serums, oils and creams they can all be absorbed properly. This product is amazing. Immediately my dead skin was balling up and after washing off, my skin was glowing! Blackheads were removed and my dry skin patches smoothed. I slept with a moisture mask and in the morning I was like a new woman." —Alexandra L Plazas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    10. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion targets acne with just a tiny dab of solution. The pink liquid dries whiteheads and pulls out oil and dirt overnight — just apply the solution with a cotton swab before bed and rinse it off in the morning.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is as great as everyone says it is. The second you feel a zit coming, pop a little dab of this on the area and it will stop the zit from even surfacing! I do not get a lot of acne, but when I have a breakout here or there, this stuff is my go-to!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    11. Skin1004 Zombie Pack Wash Off Face Mask treats eight of the most common skin concerns in under 15 minutes. A blend of albumin and aloe vera extract work overtime to reduce fine lines, lift skin, clear acne, reduce pores, moisturize skin, improve texture, balance pH, and give you a glow. Reviewers say this is also an affordable dupe for higher-priced brands!,

    Promising review: "Easy to wash off and I have been using these for about over a month now. My face is so much smoother and it leaves my face feeling clean and soft. When I first put it on I love that it has a brush and the brush is easy to clean too. I just mix it up real good and brush onto my face and let it set and it will get really tight but then that means it’s almost time to wash it off. I don’t think it’s has a bad smell at all, I see a lot of people staying that. I think it’s mild scent and this zombie mask is so awesome and I just use it twice a week! Going to be ordering another one soon." —Lacy Mead

    Get it from Amazon from $23.40.

    12. Neutrogena Hydro Boost blasts moisture back into your skin thanks to hyaluronic acid, which helps banish dryness and lock in hydration. This noncomedogenic beauty staple is also oil-free, dye-free, and fragrance-free!

    BuzzFeed / Kayla Sauzo

    Promising Review: "This is the most amazing moisturizer I have ever used. I have an oily T-Zone, and have always had a hard time with moisturizers feeling greasy on my skin. This one is so light but so effective. A tiny little bit covers your entire face, and it feels like you have nothing on your face at all. You're left with your skin feeling soft and smooth. When I tell people that I'm going to turn 53, they never believe me. They say I look 35. Thank God for this product!" —Charlotte Wooden-Hillis

    Get it from Amazon for $15.05.

    13. Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet16-piece Set soaked in vitamin e, minerals, collagen, and essence to hydrate dull, dry skin. The mask formulas include pearl essence, cucumber, green tea, and many more — and for under $11, spa night is about to become every night.,

    Promising review: "I have dry, sensitive, eczema skin. My face is so flaky that I literally 'snow' everywhere. That's where these lil babies come in. I use one every day after I shower at night and my face started to clear up in a couple of days." —hanatsuki

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. Tend Skin Solution tackles razor bumps and ingrowns leaving you with impeccably smooth skin. After applying this, no one will be able to tell whether you chose laser or razor — it can eradicate even redness that occurs after waxing and electrolysis.

    Reviewer photo of before and after using Tend Skin solution on underarms

    Promising Review: "I have been having a terrible problem with ingrown hairs on my bikini area. I have tried several products, including a topical prescription from my dermatologist. The topical from the dermatologist helped a little, but not to my satisfaction. I found Tend Skin while scrolling through Amazon. I did not have high hopes, but figured it could not hurt to try. Within one week, I have no ingrown hairs whatsoever. I am honestly amazed by this product." —Cheri R

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    15. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream replenishes dry skin with essential ceramides so you can say goodbye to dry, flaky, itchy skin in just four weeks. It's great for all skin types and is suitable for face *and* body!


    Promising review: "I am a doctor. Not a dermatologist though. In our world when it comes to dermatology issues we have a saying: "if the skin is too wet, then dry it; if it is too dry then wet it; if this doesn't work, then use steroids!". I have struggled with a dry skin for a long time and have used a lot of different emollients and moisturizing creams. My face was often red, and would peel off. I really though I had some autoimmune condition, and tried a course of steroids. I tried this cream, and did wonders for me." —Mounir Errami

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    16. Eva Naturals Vitamin C Serum packs retinol, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid into a bottle. It can help moisturize, slough away dead skin, and eradicate bacteria with just a few drops a day.

    reviewer before/after pic with before photo showing acne scars and after photo with significantly less scarring and dark spots

    Promising review: "This product is just perfect for my skin type! I’m using it every night and it’s helping me a lot with my post inflammatory hyperpigmentation problems caused by my last acne outbreak. I have been using this product for 1.5 months and the results are visible. My skin looks more hydrated and the dark spots have cleared. (I’m also using benzoyl peroxide based acne treatment to control my acne while I’m using this product)." —Desiree

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    17. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water removes makeup that won't budge. Not only does it wipe away waterproof makeup, but it also gets rid of dirt and excess oil to leave you with clean skin sans residue.


    Promising review: "I switched from using make-up pads and make-up remover for environmental purposes, and switched over to re-useable make-up cloths and micellar water. This has been my favorite, as it removes make-up and cleanses skin. I have very sensitive skin, so I just use this on my face at night and follow up with a light moisturizer. This combination has done wonders for my skin, and I keep on coming back to this one by Garnier because I've had no negative side-effects." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $6.34.

    18. Colonial Dames Vitamin E Cream keeps dry skin at bay. It's perfect for your face and neck, plus can help with under eye puffiness and bags.

    Jar of Colonial Dames vitamin e cream

    Promising review: "Colonial Dámes Vitamin E cream. My mom has been using it FOREVER and her skin looks amazing, even at 60. I swear this is her secret. It’s this luxurious, thick cream that is great for applying just before bed, and I’ve started using it regularly myself. I’ve never heard of it from anyone else other than her, and she’s ecstatic that she can now buy it on Amazon!" —mirandaheaney

    See more things our readers recommend in: "29 Incredible Products People Love And Swear By Because Their Parents Used Them".

    Get it from Amazon for $12.91.

    19. Mario Badescu Spritz Mist Trio comes with a calming lavender, soothing cucumber, and healing rosewater facial spray. Refresh dry skin in an instant with these sprays and keep one handy in your purse, at work, and at home. Reviewers even mention that these affordable sprays are great for setting makeup!

    Three spray bottles

    Promising review: "They are much better than other facial sprays I've used in the past. This made a big difference in my skin. It has more glow and it's evened out my complexion. I use the rose spray after washing my face in the mornings. I use the green tea spray as a setting spray after applying makeup. I use the lavender spray after washing my face in the evening. This is a must-have for beauty and skin care lovers." —Anon

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $21.

    20. Bio-Oil works like a magician to help make scars and marks go ~poof~. It's packed with essential oils and vitamins to deliver long lasting hydration to all skin types without that sticky feeling.,

    Promising review: "This product has changed my skin forever. I’ve been using it for a year and a half and my skin is better than ever. I mix mine with tea tree oil to treat my acne. It’s light, it smells great, and it treats existing skin damage. If you have sun damage, small wrinkles, discoloration, or acne scars you should give this six months and see if it works for you." —Tricia Beck-Peter

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    21. Geologie Dark and Puffy Under Eye Cream tackles a tired persons worst enemy — dry and puffy dark circles. With a blend of hyaluronic acid, kojic acid, caffeine, peptides, and antioxidants, you''ll look like a walking Instagram beauty filter.

    the eye cream in a grey bottle with push top

    Promising review: "The bags under my eyes have decreased dramatically and there is something extremely satisfying about specifically targeting the area around my eye that makes this enjoyable to use." —Nicholas G.

    Get it from Geologie for $59.

    22. Differin Gel act's as acne's arch nemesis because it speeds up the exfoliation process and fights dark spots and acne with just a drop. Best of all, this product is nonirritating, fragrance-, oil-, and alcohol-free.,

    Promising Review: "This is the only product that has ever cleared up my acne and I have tried many, including prescriptions. It took about six to eight weeks to see a difference, and it got worse before better, but it works. It has made my skin look so much better. It also doesn't dry my skin out like every other product." —Ash2008

    Get it from Amazon for $27.56.

    23. Versed Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum made with vitamin C and licorice root extract. This'll help even your skin tone and moisturize your face without making it feel oily.

    A model holding the bottle showing its dropper component

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely in love with this serum! I’ve seen a big difference in my skin especially with my acne scars. My skin looks even and plump. This stuff is amazing and I saw a difference after a week!" —LashleyBeauty

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    24. Beauty by Earth Self Tanner contains aloe and shea butter so you can achieve that sun-kissed glow without the burn. Best of all, it's totally buildable and you can choose from light, medium, or dark.

    Beauty by Earth

    Promising review: "When I say I have tried it all out there, I mean it! I have been orange, streaky, smelly, uneven, and anything else that can go wrong with a spray tan or bronzing lotion. This stuff is perfect though. On top of having the BEST ingredients, it also leaves me smelling so good, looking bronze (not orange), and it’s perfectly even. Plus I can evenRead more about When I say I have tried it all out apply it before going to bed (without staining my white sheets) or before going out or to work. I cannot recommend this product enough." —Kristen S.

    Get it from Beauty by Earth for $30.99.

    25. No. 7 Advanced Retinol Night Concentrate acts as your fairy god-beautician while you sleep by gently removing the top layer of dead cells to promote the growth of new regenerated skin. Overnight, the cream is helping your skin become smoother, brighter, and more firm so you can proudly belt out 🎶I woke up like this🎶.

    Bottle of No7 Advanced Retinol Complex Night Concentrate

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this retinol has been great! Application is smooth and no irritation." —Toth

    Get it from No7 for $36.99.

    26. Honey Dipped Essentials Skincare bundle includes a bentonite rose clay mask to cleanse and detoxify your skin, a cranberry and perilla facial serum to moisturize, and a rose quartz facial roller to help promote lymphatic drainage. Basically, you'll get spa level treatment at home whenever you want it.

    Honey Dipped Essentials

    Honey Dipped Essentials is a Black woman-owned business founded by Ashli Goudelock, that sells home, body, and skin care products. They specialize in all-natural and organic products. All Honey Dipped Essentials products are organic and handmade. Some of their most popular items are bath soaks and body oils.

    Get it from Honey Dipped Essentials for $90.

    27. Runako & Co Organic Body Butter Original Scent features a blend of rich oils, butters, and beeswax. This lotion has a light citrus scent and will have you glistening and feeling soft from neck to toe. It's perfect for dry winter skin.

    Bottle on orange background next to oranges
    Runako & Co

    Runako & Co is a small business founded by Tawanda Gumbo. Their beeswax for a lot of their products is from his hometown of Zimbabwe. He specializes in all natural and organic body butters, scrubs, and apparel.

    Get it from Runako & Co for $14+ (available in three scents and three sizes).

    28. Versed Moisturizing Gel-Cream made with natural antioxidants, aloe, and hyaluronic acid. This lightweight product keeps your skin hydrated without being oily, plus you can use it night and day on your face and neck. Pro-tip: a little bit goes a long way!

    Tube of gel cream on white background

    Promising Review: "I’m in my late 20s and have combination skin that is more acne prone. In addition to double cleansing, I started incorporating this moisturizer instead of my usual Cetaphil and my skin feels amazing. This moisturizer leaves my skin feeling soft, refreshed, not sticky at all, but hydrated. My makeup goes on over it so smoothly, both foundation days and CC cream days. So far it has not led to any breakouts. I definitely recommend!" —CMill93

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    29. Glossier Lash Slick delivers on its promise of making you look like you're wearing falsies. The water-resistant formula thickens your lashes so that they look long and natural, plus it won't wear off until your day is done.

    BuzzFeed / AnaMaria

    "If you’ve ever wanted lash extensions but didn’t want the hassle associated with them, you will fall unconditionally and irrevocably in love with the Glossier Lash Slick. (That’s a Twilight reference, don’t h8.) I admit that I didn’t think I would like it — I’m not an eyeliner gal (I lack the patience required) and rely heavily on blush and mascara to make me look half awake, so I usually prefer formulas that add a crap ton of drama. But this! This is so surprisingly good! It doesn’t flake, doesn’t clump, lengthens a ton, and looks *extremely* natural. It’s also incredibly easy to remove! My regular face wash is able to take off every last speck, no intense rubbing required.

    It’s also very buildable, so I can add on multiple swipes to give my look some extra oomph if I wanted to… and it still doesn’t look clumpy or smudge. I’ve stopped wearing mascara every day due to ::looks around:: these times, but this is my holy grail eye product and will eventually become my ~wear this every single day~ mascara once I get back to the office." —AnaMaria Glavan, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Glossier for $16.

    30. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula face oil — this holy grail beauty product is chock full of antioxidants and omegas six and nine that's great all skin types (oily, dry, and combo) and delivers on its promise of a healthy glow.

    Reviewer holding product in their hand
    Buzzfeed/ Christine Forbes

    Promising review: "This oil is pretty thick, and that's why I like it. I have oily skin, so I only use it after I apply drying products. It's nonirritating and absorbs quickly. A single drop goes a long way, believe me. I would definitely repurchase this since I love using it with the night serum." —Christine Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $40.

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