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    32 Beauty Products You'll Wonder Why You Don't Already Own

    Because we all have extra time to spend on our skin right now.

    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. A two-in-one facial serum and oil hybrid to hydrate and give you that glowing (but not greasy!) "glass skin" look we've all been trying to achieve. It just might become your new staple for no-makeup days.


    Promising review: "This product is THE BEST thing I have bought skin care or beauty wise possibly...ever? My skin feels soft and smooth all day and I'm still glowy by the evening. When I first applied it I thought it would be too shiny, but it melts into the skin after a while and definitely gives you that post-skin care-glow. For me, the lasting power is just the icing on the cake." —Plumshower

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    2. A weekly hair mask that's completely customized to your individual needs — meaning you won't just be randomly picking something off the shelf and praying to the hair gods that it works for you.

    Function of Beauty

    Get it from Function of Beauty for $19.99.

    3. A vitamin C serum to brighten and firm the skin without drying it out. Not only will it fight damage caused by the sun, but it'll also protect you from environmental pollution.

    Vitamin C serum on plate with sliced oranges

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite products from Lather. I use it all over my face and neck in the mornings, and I have since noticed my skin is much smoother, brighter and healthier. The product also absorbs nicely and goes perfectly with my daily moisturizer." —Karen H.

    Get it from Lather for $58.

    4. A solid shampoo bar so you can ditch the plastic bottles and go for a much more environmentally friendly option. One bar is equivalent to three bottles of liquid shampoo, so you'll reduce clutter and maybe even save some coin. Just rub it directly on your hair and lather away!

    Model applying shampoo bar to hair in shower

    Promising review: "I love this bar. It's gentle and has a nice scent without being overpowering. My hair has gotten less oily and needs less washing. I'm really impressed." —Parriswife17

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50+ (available in eight options).

    5. A detoxifying armpit scrub that uses charcoal to clear your pores and banish unwanted odors — because it's time you treated your armpit to its very own beauty routine. It'll also make the switch to natural deodorant so much easier.

    Two jars of Pacifica underarm detox scrub

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this product!!! Over the past six weeks I have been transitioning to natural deodorant and a charcoal scrub was recommended to help with the process. I literally almost gave up this transition and right before I did, I ordered this product. This completely changed my experience and made it all worth it! I initially used this product three times week in the beginning and now I only need It once a week. I love the way It makes my armpits feel so smooth after I’m done with it! I just rub it in about ten minutes before my shower and wash it right off with my hands when I get in! It goes on so smooth and smells so good!" —Kimberli Ruth

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. An eye cream that not only hydrates the delicate skin under the eyes but also does double-duty as a creamy lip treatment. It's multipurpose and comes in cute Instagram-worthy packaging — we have no choice but to stan.


    My eyes are RIDICULOUSLY sensitive. I've had to toss so many eye creams because my eyes would water or breakout almost immediately. But this — this is what I've been looking for. First of all, the formula is perfect. You know how some eye creams are so thick it feels like they never sink in, or are so thin it's basically like applying water? This is the perfect gel-cream texture that's easy to apply but still feels like it's actually doing something. It's definitely helped reduce the fine lines in the corners of my eyes, and the fact that it's also an effective lightweight lip balm is just the cherry on top.

    Get it from Glossier for $26.

    7. A foaming pumice scrub formulated specifically to tackle the tough dead skin on your feet. Sandal season is almost upon us — now's the time to prepare.


    Promising review: "I've never had such dry flaky heels and feet until this year. I feel that this is the best foot scrub on the market. It does the job well on my very dry flaky heels and feet. I soak my feet a few minutes in the bath tub, then I start to scrub my feet and what a nice foam comes about. This scrub has made a difference." —Tressa L.

    Get it from Lather for $18.

    8. A Fenty Beauty lip scrub that's rough enough to slough off dead skin, but hydrating enough to leave your mouth feeling smooth and hydrated. It's the perfect companion to your current go-to lip balm.


    I love the idea of lip scrubs, but they're usually so messy I never find myself actually reaching for them. Leave it to Rihanna to solve all my problems — this scrub stick is perfect. It's scrubby enough to lift away any dead skin, but moisturizing enough to soften and smooth. Other scrub sticks I've tried have been either way too rough to the point of being uncomfortable, or so soft that they snap in half, but this one stays intact and is so simple to use that I actually reach for it regularly.

    Get it from Sephora for $16.

    9. A cream specifically formulated for your neck, because it's never too early for some preventative measures. The creamy formula includes collagen and elastin to firm, tighten and reduce wrinkles.


    Promising review: "I've never thought I needed neck cream, until now! This really is amazing. My décolletage and neck are much tighter, smoother and have less texture. My skin looks so smooth and glistens! Even my husband could tell a difference and will be trying it soon." —LovelyLife

    Get it from Ulta for $52.

    10. A perfecting skin tint that's not a moisturizer, not yet a foundation. It has just enough pigment to blur and even out skin tone, but is lightweight enough to let your natural beauty shine through.


    Promising review: "I have always stayed away from foundation because I could never get the color right, it was thick, felt gross on my skin, then would took too heavy. THIS IS AMAZING! I will forever purchase this. It’s light, smooth, and matches my skin. It doesn’t cake into my fine lines and makes my skin look perfect. It’s creamy and soft and moisturizes my skin without it feeling sticky." —Ot

    Get it from Glossier for $26.

    11. A wearable nail polish holder, because you can't give yourself a salon-worthy at-home manicure if you're constantly fumbling around for the bottle.

    Reviewer wearing nail polish ring

    Promising review: "Soon as I saw this, I knew I had to get it. How smart that someone finally came up with something that will hold your polish? Not everyone can afford to, or want to go out and get mani pedis right now. Some of us want to stay home, stay away from the germs and do these things ourselves. But of course, I would make a mess, or tip the polish over or knock it over when working on my fingers and toes. This is perfect. It fits on my hand, it fits all sizes of nail polish bottles and it is made of a nice thick plastic." —Anne Maes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 20 colors).

    12. A repairing hair treatment that takes just eight seconds to repair damage and restore shine. Apply it after shampoo but before conditioner and let the amino acids and "lamellar water technology" work its magic to smooth your hair without weighing it down.

    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me, I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair ... I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen." —Theressa Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    13. A customizable facial cleanser that will tackle each and every one of your skin care concerns. You simply take a short quiz online, then let the answers guide you to your new holy grail cleanser.

    Function of Beauty

    You can choose between the creamy jelly formula or the foamy micellar gel cleanser.

    Get it from Function of Beauty for $24.99.

    14. An exfoliating solution so you can finally ditch that apricot scrub and move on from physical exfoliators. This one uses a blend of acids to lift and slough away dead skin and reveal a smoother complexion.


    Promising review: "Over the last year my acne has been at its worst. I tried a few other products that only seemed to make things worse. With this, I started seeing improvement after just a couple weeks, and it hasn't irritated my skin at all. I'm definitely happy I incorporated this into my routine." —Cass

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    15. A waterproof eyeliner stamp that helps you achieve the impossible: creating the perfect winged liner on the very first try.


    Promising review: "I've tried the taping method, tried normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! So when I saw this I thought, meh, why not give it a shot ... It's not like my hopes were high since nothing else has been efficient or worked as it should.

    Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out ... but to my surprise, I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect aside from needing to connect it to my current liner. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye ... again, it came out clean and perfect!" —LadyMeow

    Get it from Amazon for $12.72 (available in two other sizes).

    16. A gel-serum hybrid that will keep your brows in place while helping them grow and strengthen over time thanks to red clover flower and peptides. You'll see results now and later.

    Bare Minerals

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! It goes on so easily and looks great! When I'm in a rush, which I usually am, this brow gel is easy to apply, goes on nicely, and lasts all day. This product is going to be a new staple in my routine." —Meg M

    Get it form Bare Minerals for $22 (available in four shades).

    17. A pack of shadow shields to prevent your eye shadow from flaking off onto to your under-eye area and ruining that expensive concealer you just applied.

    Model showing how to use shadow shields on the under-eye area

    Promising review: "These shields are just the best! I am one that has to do my foundation and concealer before I do my eye makeup. I like dramatic looks, which is often the culprit of the dreaded shadow fall out. Problem solved. Not only do these catch fallout, but allow for crisper and more even lines on both the bottom and sides of eyes." —Carolyn Rome

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. An innovative tinted treatment that's basically an eye cream and concealer in one. It has hyaluronic acid to add extra moisture, and just enough tint to provide some nice natural coverage.

    Sephora, Tatcha

    Promising review: "The tint is perfect to help brighten without actually making the under-eye area too light. I wear this on its own and under concealer on days when I need that little extra help. This illuminates and corrects and is so dewy and lovely." —Sonia311

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    19. A dry conditioner — yes, conditioner! — you can use alongside your trusty dry shampoo to add some extra shine and moisture without weighing it down.


    Promising review: "I use this on the days I also use dry shampoo. It really helps to smooth flyaways and just give my hair a more polished look." —Azile68

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A massaging brush that not only invigorates your scalp and helps break down any product buildup, but also just feels a-ma-zing after a long day.

    Model using massaging scalp brush

    Promising review: "I am pleasantly surprised. I was definitely a little skeptical that this thing would help me, versus hurt me. I have scalp psoriasis and was worried that the 'soft' bristles wouldn’t be soft enough, or not sturdy enough to comb out the flakiness. It doesn’t hurt my psoriasis at ALL, and actually feels great. My scalp feels cleaner than ever, I’m going to use this every time I wash my hair!" —Mallory Caforia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in four colors).

    21. A convenient sprayable body oil that gives you tons of moisture without all the mess. It'll become a must in your post-shower routine.

    Model holding Glossier Body Hero mist

    Promising review: "My skin gets really flaky and dry in the winter, especially my legs, and the dry oil has done a great job of eliminating flakes entirely and restoring moisture and glow. As advertised, it absorbs *very* quickly – I have zero minutes to spare during my morning routine but I can throw this on after my shower and get dressed immediately without it transferring to my clothes." —Kathryn

    Get it from Glossier for $28.

    22. A pack of multipurpose dermaplaning razors you can use to shape your eyebrows and remove fine hairs. You can also use it to remove any stubborn peach fuzz so your foundation will glide on more seamlessly than ever.


    Promising review: "I have been shaving for a while with a men's razor and shaving cream but it just couldn't give me a close enough shave. ENTER SCHICK SILK TOUCH-UP! Holy wow! I've been dry shaving my entire face and some of my neck with these and no irritation plus it is the closest shave I have gotten. No pulling or scraping like other 'mini-razors.'" —Dr. Eleanor Abernathy

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. A peeling gel that lifts away dead skin cells — and I mean that literally. The product will start to form tiny balls to help pick up dirt and oil so you can instantly see your results.

    Model showing results of using Peter Thomas Roth exfoliating peel gel

    Promising review: "I rarely go out of my way to write a review but this product is AMAZING. It’s a great way to refresh and get your skin looking and feeling bright. It’s not too harsh and I have somewhat sensitive skin, and can tolerate using it about once a week. It’s a facial in a bottle. My fiancé loves using it too, as a construction worker the gunk that comes off with this peel is horrifying." —Jess22222

    Get it from Sephora for $16+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A washable and reusable microfiber cloth that erases makeup with just the use of water — because 2021 is the time to say goodbye to disposable makeup wipes. Plus, Demi Moore swears by it and I trust her with my life.


    Promising review: "I was definitely a makeup remover wipe kinda girl but it always felt like I ran out of them too fast. Some of them burned the heck out of my eyes. Not to mention, they’re so expensive to buy over and over again! I decided to give this makeup eraser cloth a try. I was very skeptical at first, because how can a plain cloth with nothing in it take off all your makeup? With just water? Well, I still don’t know, but I do know it works wonderfully! It definitely takes off my full-coverage foundation, waterproof eyeliner and mascara as well. It’s super soft and doesn’t feel like I’m tugging at my skin at all. I love that it’s kind of big, so you can use different sections of it for a week and then throw it in the wash. And apparently it lasts 3–5 years?! I’m going to save so much money!" —Nicole Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    25. The Foreo Luna Mini 3, which uses soft silicone bristles and invigorating pulsations to give you a deep clean and a serious boost to your complexion.

    Model using pink Foreo Luna Mini 3 device

    Promising review: "I have changed so many face brushes over the course of years. This one is by far the best on so many levels. No damage to skin, fast, pleasant and effective." —DebbieWe

    Get it from SkinStore for $159 or Amazon for $159.

    And check out our review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2.

    26. A hair minimizing body cream that helps to reduce the amount of time in between shaving — because nobody has time for that right now.

    Jar of Tree Hut Hair Minimizing Body Butter

    Promising review: "After just about three weeks I noticed that the hair on my legs had considerably slowed down growing. I normally shave my legs every day but now I can go a few days without shaving. Great smell and keeps your skin super soft too!! I love it so much I’m on my second container of it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.45.

    27. A facelift in a bag, which unlike a real cosmetic procedure, will only run you about $22. You'll get three facial treatments to target the forehead, under-eye area and smile lines.


    Promising review: "Every item in this bag is so soothing and cooling. The eye gels are the best part, they bring down puffiness and really hydrate my under eye area so my makeup goes on more smoothly. Will definitely be repurchasing this!!" —Shana

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    28. A sunscreen that's completely clear and practically invisible, making it perfect for any skin tone. It also acts as a makeup primer and is practically scentless, so you won't have to worry about smelling like the Coppertone girl all day.


    Promising review: "This is the first face sunscreen I’ve used that hasn’t left my face feeling like an oil trap. This product goes on amazing and doesn’t have a white cast in photos. I first bought this when I was working outside everyday in the Florida heat. Never broke me out or overly clogged my pores." —xenaaru

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    29. A silk pillowcase that is less than half the price of other popular brands but will still keep your hair flawless all night long — and that's simply priceless.

    Zimasilk silk pillowcase in the shade light plum

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with this silk pillow cover. I needed to get one because I have long hair and sleep with it in a loose bun on top of my head. I was noticing quite a bit of breakage of the hair on the back of my head at the nape of my neck. Since I started using a silk pillowcase the breakage has pretty much stopped. It's very comfortable and stays cool throughout the night." —jennifersculpts

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in six sizes and 37 colors).

    30. A set of vibrating facial massagers to stimulate circulation and firm the skin on your face and body. Plus, the gold-plated tips make them extra in the best way possible.


    Promising review: "This is an awesome product. I didn't know what to expect, but really love it. I have been reading about the benefits of using these and thought I'd give it a try, but didn't want to spend a lot of money. The vibration is perfect, and it really lifts your skin. My face felt relaxed and the skin smoother and a bit tighter." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $18.85.

    31. A scrubby charcoal shampoo because your scalp needs some exfoliation too! It uses charcoal to lift away impurities and unclog hair follicles while coconut oil moisturizes and prevents flakiness.


    Promising review: "Started to get really bad dandruff, something I had never dealt with before. I received this as a sample and fell in love, now on my second tub. I can't get enough of the scent, like chocolate peppermint. Very soothing and has gotten rid of my dandruff completely. The results were almost immediate!" —cgriggs

    Get it from Sephora for $42.

    32. And a "transforming pillow cream" that works overnight to firm your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It's also specifically designed to not transfer onto your pillow, so you won't have to worry about wasting any of those great ingredients.


    If my apartment was on fire and I could only grab a few item, this might be one of them. I've been telling literally anybody who will listen about this magical night cream — it's that good. It has just enough salicylic and lactic acid to exfoliate, but is soft and hydrating enough that it never irritates my ridiculously sensitive skin. Plus, it has a bouncy texture that feels super luxurious and the lavender scent is perfect for right before bed. If you've been wanting to experiment with chemical exfoliants but are nervous they'll be too harsh for your skin — this is the perfect way to start.

    Get it from Sephora for $54.

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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