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    42 Beauty Products People Swear Actually Improved Their Skin

    From their scalps down to our toes — products reviewers swear changed their skin for the better.

    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 jar of creamy Cetaphil Pro's Dermacontrol Purifying Clay Mask made with bentonite clay and designed to help those of us with big pores and sensitive skin.,

    This mask has changed my life. Which I know sounds so dramatic but it's true and it's why I put it at number one. It has a very creamy and cooling consistency which I apply with a face mask brush (but it comes with a small applicator), I let it sit for about 20 minutes and then remove with a face sponge soaked in warm water. The difference in my skin — my sensitive, acne-prone skin — is astonishing after just one use. My pores shrunk down so much! I went from having what looked like a strawberry for a nose to just a regular, smooth nose! I haven't shut up about it since I started using it. Now I apply it every three days, it's honestly my new religion. I wish it came in a bigger jar so I could cover my entire body in it. I'm not even joking. I love it so hard. I will never stop using this mask. NEVER.

    Promising review: "This product goes on nicely with the little application paddle that comes included. Kept it on for about 10 minutes and washed off with warm water. I was very impressed with how smooth my face felt afterward. My pores seemed to be much smaller and I was really impressed with the results. Great product!" —Dazza

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A stainless-steel Skin Spatula which uses high-frequency vibration to clean blackheads, whiteheads, grease, and dead skin — just make sure and use it on wet skin.,

    Promising review: "PULLS OUT THE GUNK WITHOUT IRRITATION! Okay, SO I have always had bad blackheads and hormonal acne. Then THIS BEAUTY COMES ALONG and my skin feels GREAT. I used it on my wet face in cleansing mode and I had to wipe the shovel several times FILLING up cotton balls with straight nasty. It was amazing. I don't get whiteheads, but my skin is really bad from the underneath stuff and it pulled up so much. Not to mention my skin feels SUPER soft. Which is a first because I have dry skin. I was kinda confused about what to do at first, but it's really simple TBH. This is just what I needed. If you're not sure what kind of cleaning tool you should get, LOOK NO FURTHER BECAUSE LOL DANG. I was freaking out showing people how nasty my cotton ball was!" —Alhena P.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. A bottle of Tend Skin solution that, when applied after shaving and waxing, can effectively reduce the appearance of razor bumps, burns, and redness — bye-bye bumps., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave every day. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96.

    4. A pack of hydrocolloid, tea tree, calendula oil, and CICA-infused acne patches which easily blend into your skin while they spot treat your pimples.


    Promising review: "The amount of gunk this took out of my pores AFTER washing and exfoliating my face is literally crazy!! I have very oily skin and acne (cystic and 'normal' acne). Also works great on popped pimples. Sucks all the crap out!!" —Amanda

    Get a pack of 40 patches from Amazon for $8.99 (available in small and extra large sizes).

    5. A pack of facial and eyebrow razors that'll help shape your eyebrows, remove fine hairs, and smooth your skin.

    Promising review: "I love 💕 these little razors for all that peach 🍑 fuzz. My face looks so smooth now!!! They’re really easy to use. I had no idea there was such a product! My esthetician used something similar on my face and I thought 💭 I can do that!! So glad I found it!" —Patti16

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A microplane foot file to easily remove some of that straight-up disgusting dry cracked skin from your feet., Amazon

    Promising review: "I was BLOWN AWAY by this product! I have dealt with calloused, cracked heels for as long as I can remember. Some things have worked better than others in the past, but I’ve been in a rut of bad feet for the past several months. The foot rasp/file/scraper that I had was not even coming close to doing the job, and it is a similar style to this one so I wasn’t getting my hopes up for this one. Based on the reviews and before/after pics I had to give it a shot though! I gave it a go before getting in the shower and was just so impressed with how easy to use it was and how incredibly it worked. It took less than 15 minutes between both feet and VERY LITTLE pressure/effort was required. This $11 product gave me better results than most professional pedicures I’ve had! (Pictures are as follows: top - before, middle - immediately after, bottom - the next morning after lotioning them up before bed.)" —Khall

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    7. A jar of Biossance's Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer for a moisturizer that's straight from the future! Biossance found a plant-based way to produce squalane, which totally mimics the natural hydration of squalene and can give our skin a level of moisture we just didn't think we'd ever get back. The combination of squalane and probiotics help calm and soothe skin with any visible redness — even skin with rosacea.


    Our bodies (specifically our sebaceous gland) naturally produce squalene to help keep our skin super hydrated and protected, but as we get older we make less. Back in the day, cosmetic companies would pull squalene from shark livers (which is terrible tbqh).

    Promising review: "I will never use another moisturizer again! This hydrated so well, but is SO light. It leaves my skin glowing and helps even out the redness in my skin!" —DANIELLE D.

    Get it from Biossance for $16+ (available in two sizes). Cruelty-free.

    8. A titanium 540 .25-inch microneedle derma roller designed to help reduce the size of pores, fine lines, acne scars, and wrinkles — just gently roll it across the skin to help stimulate rejuvenation and exfoliate., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been using my derma roller for two weeks now and I am very happy with the results. I have used it once a week and use Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum morning and night. My face feels moisturized and my acne scars have faded significantly." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    9. A pair of the legendary Baby Foot peel booties that'll have your feet looking so freaking gross but then feeling so amazingly soft — your summer sandals won't know what hit them.


    Promising review: "So I normally get a pedicure every two weeks but with nonessential businesses being closed in NYC I have gone without one for seven weeks🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️. After reading the reviews I decided on this foot peel because it seemed to work for everyone else. I followed the directions and put on the booties (smelled heavenly and felt soothing) for an hour then washed my feet. According to the directions I would see my feet peeling in about five days. I kept forgetting to moisturize my feet properly after my showers but remembered once or twice. I had totally forgotten I even did the foot peel until I took off my black socks on day 6 and noticed a bunch of skin had flaked off onto the sock! I fixed myself a foot soak with warm water and sat my feet in it for about 10 minutes. When I pulled them out the peeling was insane! No pain, irritation, or discomfort of any kind at all. I gently scrubbed my feet with a foot loofah and when I was done my feet were brand new and baby soft. I honestly cannot believe how amazing this product is!! Will definitely be treating myself to a peel every few months 😁😁😁😁" —massielfelix

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (also available in a moisturizing foot mask).

    10. An anti-dandruff shampoo so you're flake-free from your head down to your shoulders., Amazon

    Promising review: "I wish I discovered this product earlier. It took me six months of suffering from severe dandruff and white spots on my face. I was a week away from a visit to the dermatologist. After trying a lot of products and creams that didn't work, I decided to give it a try. And with just one wash, my life was changed. This is my only shampoo now. Been using it for almost a year now and no more white spots on my face (itchy, flaky, and terrible) or the worst, thick itchy dandruff." —Beverly Ramirez

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    11. A super effective Zombie Pack — a 15-minute face mask that'll help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, visibly lift up the skin, clear small breakouts, tighten enlarged pores, hydrate skin, improve texture by gently removing dead cells, and brighten your complexion.


    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 backorder. This is the same thing AND IT WORKS. 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 everything 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 box of eight masks from Amazon for $24.97+.

    12. A pack of FaceTory's Moon Velvet sheet masks filled with Jojoba Seed Oil (which will help moisturize while treating acne, fighting wrinkles, and soothing skin) and ceramides (which protects the skin from environmental stressors) to leave you with a perfect and refreshing glow.


    Promising review: "I had my doubts about this brand, but then I tried the MOON VELVET sheet mask... AAAAMAZING! It's like a sheet mask covered in a serum night cream. I washed/exfoliated my face, applied my retinoid, and then threw this bad boy on. I left it on for about 40 minutes, and when I tell you it felt like I had poured an expensive moisturizer on my face, girl... As I said, amazing. I didn't need to apply my usual night cream after this mask because it felt like it had sealed in all my serums for me. I'm definitely repurchasing." —constance trujillo

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $12.05+ (available in 13 options).

    13. A tube of Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream, a super-rich and nourishing lotion that can be used as a primer, moisturizer, and makeup remover.

    A tube of Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream.

    Promising review: "BEST moisturizer. I've tried $80 moisturizers that didn't work as well. I'm on my second tube so I'll be a returning customer. I also bought the smaller size for stocking stuffers this past Christmas and they were a big hit with all the ladies in the family. I bought a small size for travel this summer. Glad I stumbled across this mentioned in a blog from an American woman trying French beauty products." —Diana B

    Get it from Amazon for $16+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A bottle of super gentle Cetaphil baby wash and shampoo — don't let the name fool you, it's not just for babies (at least not of the infant variety), it's great for anyone with sensitive skin.

    A bottle of Cetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo.

    Promising review: "This soap is great for anyone with sensitive skin. I use it for both myself and my son. A little goes a long way, but the amount that comes out even with soft squeeze is too much." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    15. A bottle of Moon Juice Acid Potion, a resurfacing exfoliator that can deeply nourish while actively resurfacing the skin with five acids and botanical support — which also help with natural cell turnover and to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.

    A bottle of Moon Juice Acid Potion.
    Moon Juice

    Promising review: "Heaven sent!! I use this morning and night, and it has improved the texture of my skin times a million! Dark spots are decreasing and my skin is softer and brighter. I get compliments all the time. I’ve been using this product for almost a month, I purchased it to heal and recover my acne damaged skin from scars to dark spots. II will be using this product for as long as possible.💕" —Detron N.

    Get it from Moon Juice for $42. Vegan and cruelty-free.

    16. A double-sided silicone lip brush to get rid of any excess skin and make your lips totally matte lipstick-ready.

    A model holding three scrubber lip brushes.

    Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical about this product but my desperation to regain my soft lips made me click the BUY button. I just had a baby and between all the milk I was pumping for the baby and caffeine drinking my body was dried out and dehydrated. My lips took a hit and were dried, cracked, and even bleeding — very painful. Even my tried and true expensive-as-heck lip moisturizer I use couldn't help. Having this lip brush did the trick and made all the difference. The exfoliation must have allowed my lip moisturizer to get better absorbed. I was able to see results in just a couple of days. Now I have soft and supple lips again. I tried using a toothbrush and I would not recommend it. First, the toothbrush doesn't feel as good and second, it will waste whatever product you are using with it because the product will settle deep in the bristles so you have to use a lot more of it, and third it's also hard to clean. This silicone lip brush feels so good and since the 'bristles' or 'bumps' are shallow, I just needed to use a little bit of my expensive lip moisturizer and it was so easy to clean the brush afterward. Where has this thing been all my life? I don't think I can live without it now." —Double-J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors). And you might want to consider pairing it with this effective little lip scrub, if you're in the market.

    17. A bar of African Black Soap, a natural formula that can help reduce dark spots, eczema flare-ups, dry skin, psoriasis, and even dandruff., Amazon

    Promising review: "I never write reviews on products but let me just say this soap CHANGED MY LIFE! I have struggled with acne ever since I was in middle school. (I'm 17 now.) I've been to so many dermatologists, all they did was prescribe me benzoyl peroxide, which did control it for a while but then stopped working. I've tried so many acne treatments that would work for a while and then stop! I've come to the point where I was so embarrassed by my skin I would cake on loads of foundation because there was nothing I could find that would actually clear up my skin! Until one day I came across African Black Soap. It said it was good for acne and all natural so I decided to give it a try and I'm happy I did! I've had this soap for almost two weeks and all I gotta say is that I'm very impressed! I can't wait to see what my skin will look like in a month. I use this soap morning and night and use a toner after each use." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A bottle of Mario Badescu's A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap designed in a fragrant gel made of botanical extracts like sesame oil and carnation oil that'll help soften dry skin and herbal and seaweed extracts which will help nourish and revitalize your skin.

    A bottle of Mario Badescu's A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap.

    Promising review: "Smells and feels amazing!! Leaves you feeling very clean and with no residue. Works as a bubble bath and shower gel. Huge Mario Badescu fan and this did not disappoint!! Love it!" —Ashley von Eschenbach

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

    19. A bottle of It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Leave-On Solution Pore-Refining Toner, a daily toner with a mission to mattify and reduce the appearance of pores — it's formulated with kaolin clay to absorb excess oil and control shine, it's also infused with silk, coconut water, and rice protein so your skin feels totally refreshed.


    Promising review: "I am SMITTEN with this toner! My pores are the single thing about my face that really bug me. I don’t mind my fine lines, and I’ve made peace with my dark circles — but enlarged pores across my nose and cheeks absolutely make me insane when I look in the mirror. So far, I haven’t really had a lot of luck making them disappear, and I follow a fairly strict skincare routine. I generally really love IT Cosmetics, almost anything I’ve tried from this brand has lived up to my expectations, but this toner knocks it out of the park. I’ve been using it about a week now, and can absolutely say that my pores are shrinking! Immediately upon use, I felt a slight cooling and soothing sensation. My skin was definitely more matte and smooth looking, but shockingly not too tight or dry feeling! Hoping for best results, I’ve used it every morning and night and I already feel so much more confident about my skin! The toner has a bit of an earthy smell (I believe it has clay in it, so think of a scent along that line) and you have to shake it really well at each use. Neither of those things is even remotely frustrating enough to make me ever, ever give up this magic bottle! I don’t know that my pores will ever be truly unnoticeable, but this has made me feel the best I’ve ever felt about them!" —nikkimdarling

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    20. A jar of concentrated O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet Foot Cream for anyone who is tired of dealing with cracked, dry heels and just wants some of the softest skin ever., Amazon

    Promising review: "My heels have been in awful shape for years and I felt like I had tried everything but low and behold O’Keeffe’s did the trick. I apply the cream two times a day: after I shower and before bed and it’s made such a difference. My feet still need a little work but I see a huge improvement in just the three weeks I’ve been using the cream. There is a week between each picture." —CV

    Get it from Amazon for $9.32.

    21. A jar of GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment designed to help with acne, redness, and scarring while using a blend of six acids to help minimize the look of pores — it also uses charcoal to get dirt and any other congestions out to refresh your skin.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this mask!! I'm currently in the process of overhauling my skincare routine and trying ALL the samples, and this is the first product I've found that I don't think I can live without. I tried one sample and immediately bought the full size. I have a lot of blackheads on my nose and enlarged pores on my cheeks, and I love how I can actually SEE this mask working and pulling all the junk out of my pores. I wouldn't say it clears everything up instantly and I still have some blackheads on my nose, but I can definitely tell that my skin feels smoother after using this mask." —LolaGraceH

    Get it from Nordstrom for $25+ (available in three sizes).

    22. A bottle of Maracuja Oil which can help firm, brighten, and create smoother-looking skin thanks to its vitamin C and essential fatty acids filled formula — on a personal note, this stuff was a freakin' miracle worker for my acne-prone skin. It's my absolute favorite face oil.


    Promising review: "I have oily skin on my T-zone but normal to dry on my cheeks. I apply this Maracuja Oil at night and it definitely makes my skin feel super hydrated and soft, it is in fact lightweight and it doesn't leave a greasy aspect on the skin. I have the travel size but I only apply two drops on my face and it covers pretty much everything." —Jordana

    Get it from Tarte for $48. Cruelty-free.

    23. A light and silky Touch in Sol No Poreblem primer so you can smooth out your skin before you apply your favorite foundation — they've even tested it out on these good looking oranges to show you how effective it is (no oranges or animals were harmed during the testing of this primer, it's 100% cruelty-free and vegan).


    Promising review: "I was having so much trouble finding my perfect primer until this showed up! It instantly smooths my pores and keeps my foundation on for hours. I recommend buying it in bulk when it's available. It lasts me about a month. Honestly can't imagine using another primer ever again." —Oreagano

    Get it from Sephora for $18 or from Amazon for $13.95.

    24. A jar of nourishing and conditioning Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream designed to help prevent splits, chips, peels, and cracks while helping them grow by using ingredients like calcium, vitamins, and hydrogenated jojoba oil., Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is amazing!! As a lifelong nail-biter, I decided on my birthday this year to finally kick the habit. I bought this, as well as two no-bite polishes (Mavala Stop and No-Bite Pro-Growth). I started using this cream every night on my nails. With some will power and some horrible tasting nail polish, this healed my destroyed, chewed, split nails and allowed them to finally grow. I have never been able to grow them without cracks and splits that kept them short and weak. I've tried other creams, polishes, acrylics, gels, meditation, the rubber band on the wrist, you name it. My nails are now strong and growing fast! This is my first real manicure on my natural nails! I now have a jar of this for home and one for work. I love it!!!" —HL1985

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    25. A bottle of Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil, an organic solution for dealing with blemishes, discoloration, and dry skin. It's filled with antioxidants and fatty acids for help brightening your skin., Amazon

    Promising review: "After having my baby I suffered from a horrible bout of acne and then scars! I went from perfect skin to disaster and my self-esteem was on the line. I even looked into the hundred-dollar face peels from the dermatologist! I found an article on Rosehip Oil randomly and gave it a try. Holy grail! Left photo is during when the scars were pretty dark and the right is now. I used to pile on the makeup, not anymore. This is about a four-month difference. The bottle lasts forever and I'm forever a customer." —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    26. A pack of blotting papers, because when they say you can cook an egg on it, they're not talking about your oily skin — they're probably talking about hot concrete floors., Amazon

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and used countless types of oil blotting sheets because they're lifesavers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use." —Kelsey

    Get a 100-sheet pack from Amazon for $6.95 (available in three scents).

    27. A rechargeable POPPYO blackhead remover which uses suction to remove blackheads, whiteheads, dead skin, grease, and makeup residue.


    Promising review: "A must-have for large pores! Great product! I have used this on me and my husband. It works great for both and we have very different skin types. The suction it provides is impressive and you can see the amount of gunk that it removes. Also, the different heads that are provided are great." —megan williams

    Get it from Amazon for $35.68+ (available in three options).

    28. A peel-off charcoal face mask made with organic bamboo charcoal that's great for sensitive skin while providing a pain-free way to get rid of blackheads.,

    Promising review: "The gel helps to open pores and the mask does its job. I have oily skin and big pores on my nose area. The mask cleaned the pores on my face very good. It was comfortable to remove. After the first use, I got rid of the visible blackheads. It was amazing to see them left on the pulled mask! Also, the packaging is very nice and stylish. I am thinking about buying it for my girlfriend as a present." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    29. A pack of collagen-infused eye masks to help combat your lack-of-sleep look and any other general under-eye puffiness that tends to add to your bad day., Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is a MUST for anyone who struggles with puffy/dark under eyes! I have horrible under-eye bags thanks to poor genetics and wearing eyeglasses my entire life. At some point, I'm going to have plastic surgery but I will be using these eye masks every day until I can afford the time and money for the surgery. I've enclosed an ugly (but very honest) picture of the before and after results from using this product this morning. I woke up and immediately applied the eye mask. I then wore it for about 25 minutes under my eyeglasses while I went about my household chores until the pads completely dried. When I removed the mask, my under-eye area was looking way less puffy and much brighter than when I woke up. I love this product so much that I'm ordering five more packages today so I have a supply handy." —Mrs L

    Get two packs of 30 from Amazon for $4.50.

    30. A bottle of Ambi Skincare Fade Cream, made with hydroquinone, vitamin E, and alpha hydroxy acid to gradually fade dark spots — plus it has SPF to help prevent dark spots from getting darker., Amazon

    Promising review: "I suffered from cystic acne from around 19-22 years old. I decided enough was enough so I saw a dermatologist and got on oral and topical antibiotics. They recommended I get facials to help with the dark mark scarring once my acne cleared. As a 22-year-old, that expense wasn't realistic. So I decided to try this along with my regimen. Let me tell you: it WORKS! If you are consistent and disciplined. I use it every morning and night along with my topicals (I'm off oral now) and you can see the difference just nine months makes. No more hiding my face. I rarely wear makeup anymore. I'm just a normal 20-something in Los Angeles. This can work for you too! I definitely recommend trying it and keeping with it. The first photo is from July and the second is from October. The third is from early April of the next year. All I can say is THANK YOU." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $4.69.

    31. An alcohol-free witch hazel and aloe vera Thayers Facial Toner that'll help soothe your sensitive skin., Amazon

    Check out our full review of Thayer's Witch Hazel Facial Toner.

    Promising review: "I've been using this every day for about nine months as a toner in my skincare routine and I've seen a tremendous difference. My dark marks and acne have gone away tremendously. I also dealt with fine bumps and textured skin and it greatly reduced that as well. My skin is almost clear. I'm almost on my third bottle of this. I'm never letting this go. I also use it after I shave my legs and 'down there' (not inside of it just pat it on the perimeter) and it prevents any bumps or irritation that may occur. No complaints whatsoever. If you want an all-natural, multi-purpose, affordable toner product this is for you." —Sue Craig

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95. They also come in a very handy pad version.

    32. A bottle of Glossier's Futuredew oil serum hybrid designed using nourishing oils (that don’t feel greasy) and powerful plant-based extracts to give you an instant glow that lasts up to 12 hours.


    Promising review: "I love this so much. It instantly made my skin look so dewy. The glow was very natural." —h

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    33. A jar of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, a pore-cleansing mask that uses calcium bentonite clay to get deep into pores and remove any impurities., Amazon

    Promising review: "Great product. I mix Bragg Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with my Aztec Secret Indian Bentonite Healing Clay for my facial masks (instead of mixing water with the clay). After the facial, my pores are totally clean, and they seem to disappear. My skin also tightens and takes on a youthful glow. The results last for about a week or a little longer." —Carbonglo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    34. A bottle of Humane Acne Body & Face Wash, designed with maximum strength 10% benzoyl peroxide that'll kill acne-causing bacteria and help treat the result of a bad breakout. As a warning tho, this cleanser is not for anyone with sensitive skin., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best cleanser I’ve used. And I’ve used my fair share of them since my teen years. Now in my early thirties, I still have horrible skin, scarring, oiliness, whiteheads, blackheads. And like clockwork the monthly zit that shows up before shark week. This product has de-clogged my pores, minimized them, and improved overall texture. Combine with the toner for best results. My new skincare routine has gathered compliments from my husband who never noticed any other product working. I feel like it has taken years off my face! It has minimized so many scars, and reduced gigantic pores and cleared up my skin overall. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" —DMRA_2016

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95. Cruelty-free.

    35. A jar of Puriya's Mother of all Creams, a non-comedogenic (which means that it is formulated not to block pores and not cause breakouts) and soothing formula to help you deal with the harsh winter weather. It's made with things like honey, shea butter, aloe vera, and other non-greasy ingredients that can be easily absorbed by your skin — a little goes a long way too, you just need a dime-sized amount., Amazon

    Promising review: "I wish I could post a meme here but, since I can't I'll just say, 'I don't always have eczema flair-ups but, when I do, from now on, I will only use this cream'. I have suffered my whole life with itchy, then bloody, then blistering flare-ups especially in the winter. All creams and lotions did a little but NOTHING worked like this ONLY the TWO DAYS since it was delivered. A very little goes a long way and it just flat-out WORKS." —Lloyd

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    36. A tube of Weleda Skin Food designed to be used on your face and body and is designed specifically to treat dry, flaky, and in-need-of-extra-care skin — basically, winter skin. It's important to note that it is a really rich formula, so if you have acne-prone skin use it sparingly on your face or just use it to spot treat.

    A customer review photo of a tube of Weleda Skin Food.

    Promising review: "Quite thick, but I have very dry skin and extra help is needed, especially in the winter. It has a very strong herbal smell, but that dissipates soon enough. Some residue seems to remain after hand washing, but that's not necessarily a bad thing (I use this mainly as a hand lotion). I wash my hands frequently so I really need a very emollient hand cream and this really fits the bill. The tube is metal, and for whatever reason, I like that. Small enough to fit in my purse, but still a quantity that will last a long time. You only need a small amount." —Stella Burton

    Get it from Amazon for $18.50. Cruelty-free.

    37. An investment-worthy jar of Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich — applied once or twice a day to the face, throat, and décolletage it can drastically help stop the signs of aging. Its formula uses purslane which helps to regenerate skin, reduce inflammation, calm redness, and moisturize. Depending on your skin type, it can be used as a night and/or day cream (if you have drier, more mature skin, or those with sensitive skin during the winter months could totally use it as a day cream).

    A jar of Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich.

    Promising review: "I have rosacea and very reactive skin and this cream soothes and moisturizes without breaking me out or making me red. It’s very difficult to find a good moisturizer without parabens, harsh acids — like glycolic, fragrance, BHT, and other unnecessary additives and preservatives. It’s pricey but its efficacy is in its simplicity." —courteney

    Get it from Nordstrom for $230.

    38. A magic little tube of Homeoplasmine for help soothing your cracked, chapped, and dry lips — there's a reason they call it a French kiss, and this is it.

    A tube of Homeoplasmine.

    Promising review: "Your personal makeup stylist in the palm of your hands. You’ll never experience a dry, chapped, or cracked lip again. It works great alone and as a base or topcoat for other lip makeup." —GNH BY DESIGN

    Get it from Amazon for $17.80.

    39. A jar of concentrated O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream capable of turning your cracked, dry fingers into the softest skin you've ever known., Amazon

    The best time to apply for maximum results is after hand-washing, after bathing, and at bedtime.

    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $9.52.

    40. A Sunday Riley Space Race Fight Acne, Oil + Pores at Warp Speed Kit complete with a face oil, toner, and mask to treat and prevent acne, while reducing the appearance of redness and enlarged pores.

    The Sunday Riley Space Race Fight Acne, Oil + Pores at Warp Speed Kit.

    The kit includes Sunday Riley's Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask, U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, and Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner.

    Promising review: "This set is absolutely amazing. I noticed a dramatic impact on my skin after just one day. Not only have they helped lessen my acne they've also improved my overall skin quality. Pores are way less noticeable, my tone has improved, and my skin is so incredibly soft. I am absolutely blown away by these three. I love all of them. I use the toner and oil two times a day and spot treat with the sulfur mask overnight. I cannot say enough good things about these. It's pricey but the oil and toner will last a good while. A little goes a long way, especially with the toner. You don't even need an entire pump to cover your skin. I apply it directly to my face instead of using a cotton ball. It's too expensive to waste half the product and it's really not necessary since it starts off thick and then melts right into the skin. If you're debating trying these and have the extra $65, I highly recommend trying them. You will not regret it whatsoever." —BeeConley

    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    41. A canister of SoftSheen-Carson Magic Skin Conditioning Shaving Powder which was formulated to remove hair without ever having to use a razor — meaning no razor bumps. Just mix the powder with water, lather, and apply. Five to seven minutes later, remove with a damp cloth and bam. Done.

    SoftSheen-Carson Magic Skin Conditioning Shaving Powder

    Promising review: "Alright, so I hate shaving. EFFING hate it and am always looking for alternatives. Saw some chick post about this cheap shaving powder and figured I’d give it a shot. YOU GUYS. It smells like every rotten egg in the universe has joined together to revolt against the world, but it works like magic. No razor burn, no irritation, NO INGROWNS. No bumps — period! You can use it EVERYWHERE 😺😺😺😺 if you catch my drift. I made a thin paste and slathered that s**t on for 10 minutes. Make sure you take it off with a damp washcloth. Before some Karen comes at me yelling for promoting a product that isn’t made of only organic dirt and essential oil — adults can read labels and make decisions for themselves :)." —LizzieChambers

    Get it from Amazon for $3.08.

    42. And a tube of residue-free Versed The Shortcut overnight facial peel formulated using a blend of lactic and glycolic acids to help breakdown dead skin, vitamin A which helps exfoliate, brighten, and hydrate, and allantoin, rosehip, and vitamin E that'll keep your skin calm. It's also nondrying and nonirritating so your skin is left bright and refreshed.


    Promising review: "I completely love this product. I’m 27 with normal to oily skin and period acne. This stuff works wonders for my skin. It keeps it dewy but not greasy throughout the following day (yes, even after cleansing) and clears my period acne right up. Incredible stuff, lightweight application that absorbs quickly. 11/10!" —KIRBY279

    Get it from Versed for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    Here's to finding the perfect combination of products to help your skin thrive!


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