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    32 Skincare Products For Anyone Who Wants To Get Exactly What They Paid For

    Tried and true products that are more than worth it.

    1. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% sounds complicated, but it's not. It's a soothing water-based formula that's great for reducing inflammation and scarring by working with the sebum on your skin.

    A reviewer's product bottle

    2. Fresh Soy Makeup-Removing Face Wash rocks because it's the most effective, gentle cleanser I've ever used — and I have oily skin. This pH-balanced face wash gets through my many layers of SPF without all the agitation or dryness.

    The cleanser bottle

    3. Honest Beauty Magic Gel-to-Milk Makeup Melting Cleanser comes in a (refreshingly) sizable bottle. You don't need much to get the job done. Double cleansing is never a bad idea, especially if you have acne-prone skin.

    4. Topicals Like Butter Mask could be the breakthrough your dry, sensitive, winter skin needs. Pollutants, redness, and eczema don't stand a chance against ceramides and oatmeal-packed formula. Rest assured, the oaty smell isn't overwhelming and it won't clog oily skin.

    5. Dr. Jart+ Hydra Solution Sheet Masks transform dry, tight skin into a supple, dewy dream. This is the perfect night mask because it supports collagen synthesis and your skin already repairs itself while you sleep.

    6. Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask showed me how soft my lips could be. At first, I was ashamed to spend almost $30 on a lip product — but this one is worth every cent.

    The lip mask and spoon

    7. Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream belongs on your arm, not under your eyes. It uses hyaluronic acid, licorice extract, and a vitamin complex to help brighten and smooth skin.

    8. Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 literally goes ghost the minute you put it on — and that's why we love it. You'll be hard-pressed to find a scentless, invisible, weightless formula that blocks over 96% of harmful UV rays and blue light from your phone.

    9. The all-star Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment remains one of the most effective, gentle chemical exfoliants on the market. Although it can be used as a mask, just a pump of this is enough to improve your skin's texture by morning.

    10. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution has a little more knuck and buck for less than $10. Don't use it on active breakouts, but this will help with clogged pores and hyperpigmentation. I keep this on for no more than five minutes and follow up with a serious moisturizer.

    11. Sdara Skincare Derma Roller can literally help roll fine lines and acne right off your face. The tiny needles stimulate cell turnover for refreshed skin.

    A reviewer with fine lines and acne before using the roller / A reviewer with lessened fine lines and no acne

    12. Fresh Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer delivers everything you'd want in a watery but whipped moisturizer — for up to 72 hours (please bathe). Everything from the Rose Hyaluronic line is calming and reparative. Maybe that's why masks haven't totally dried out my skin, I swear by this stuff.

    The product jar

    13. Lightweight Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb has never done me dirty, and it won't fail you either. It's my favorite lightweight, water-gel day cream because it never leaves me too oily or dry.

    14. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque lives in my mind, and on my face rent-free. Every time I do a harsh chemical treatment, I use this mask to remoisturize my skin. It's so soothing, you might forget you have it on.

    The masks

    15. Beauty Strike Rosewater Toner rebalances and hydrates your paper-tight skin. And when you're done, recycle the bottle for 15% off of your next BeautyStrike purchase.

    A person holding the bottle of toner

    16. Nothing melts under-eye quite like Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment, trust me, I've looked. Its avocado oil-based formula is unmatched (IMO). On days I feel like a zombie, a few dabs of this antioxidant-packed cream bring me back to life.

    The eye cream

    17. The spectacular Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum stays in my nighttime skincare rotation because it 👏🏾 works 👏🏾. I always wake up with hydrated, radiant skin and less noticeable scarring — especially when used with marula oil.

    18. Wonderfully Natural Organic African Black Soap could be the organic solution to your skin woes. Black soap has antifungal properties that are perfect for addressing acne, eczema, and athlete's foot.

    19. Vegan Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi immediately goes to work, soothing and relaxing your skin with ashwagandha (an herb) and fermented reishi (a mushroom).

    The cream

    20. Shani Darden Retinol Reform earned its stripes by leaving hundreds of people with plumper, smoother skin. Retinols can be really irritating but this formula flips the script *and* has apple extracts (to help with pollution). A reviewer who used this regularly was even asked if they got Botox — it's that good.

    21. Dennis Gross Pro Facial Steamer opens your pores to make serums, exfoliants, and extractions more effective. Doing weekly steams with this can help you save money on facials.

    The steamer next to some beauty products

    22. Radha Rosehip Oil tells your pimples, *Ludacris voice* "MOVE, GET OUT THE WAY." This amazing oil soothes active breakouts, reduces redness, and minimizes the scarring that comes with them. To wake up to renewed, healed skin, reviewers used this right before bed.

    23. Mizon Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream smoothes your fine lines and under-eye creases till they become virtually nonexistent. Shoutout to collagen, raspberry extract, argan oil, shea butter, and hyaluronic acid, for making this formula the antidote to late nights and early mornings.

    24. CeraVe Healing Ointment is something skincare Twitter swears by! It protects and nurses cracked, irritated, dry skin back to health. After all, it was developed with essential ceramides and the help of dermatologists. Give it a try and see why the hype is REAL!

    25. Rose Ingleton MD Signature Moisturizer goes to work on your skin barrier courtesy of peptides, vitamin C, and their special Jamaican SuperFruit Blend. You'd never expect a formula this rich to apply so lightly, but you've probably never tried this.

    26. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads fight acne, dullness, and uneven texture! Its formula breaks the bonds between skin cells to reveal new skin you'll love.

    A BuzzFeed writer holding the Radiance Pad jar

    27. Rosen Skincare Bright Citrus Serum uses vitamin C and mulberry extract to minimize discoloration and fight acne-causing bacteria. If you have acne-prone skin, you should definitely try this.

    A reviewer's blemishes before using the serum / A reviewer's clear skin after using the product

    28. SPF 30 Black Girl Sunscreen is a reliable, daily sunscreen that's also a great moisturizer. It has jojoba and avocado oils for smooth application and long-lasting hydration.

    A person holding the squeezable sunscreen tube

    29. All-in-one Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment is pretty much everything you'll need to reduce redness, even skin tone, and ward off UV rays. The Centella Asiatica Complex protects from environmental stressors too!

    The open product jar

    30. Rich, vegan First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is quite literally a lifesaver for your skin. Tell your flakes and dry patches, "BE GONE" with this oatmeal and shea butter-infused cream.

    31. The leave-on Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask doesn't just protect your lips, it nourishes them. How? Vitamin C, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and a Berry Mix Complex.