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    Updated on Aug 24, 2020. Posted on Aug 23, 2020

    37 Cheap Things That'll Help You Be A Bit Kinder To Your Skin

    Look out for that giant organ suit with cheery bandages that stay put, a non-goopy aloe vera gel, a vibrating skin tool, super nourishing hand cream, and lots more finds that'll be a smooth fit into your beauty budget.

    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. Nature Republic aloe vera gel that people use for every skin problem from sunburns to itches to oily skin to redness to acne!! It soaks in immediately without leaving behind any residue. Seriously, you need a tub of this in your fridge. I have TWO.

    hand holding up a tub of the aloe vera gel
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    How do I love thee? Oh let me count the ways. Reviewers praise it for reducing redness as a facial moisturizer (even for acne-prone skin!), calming skin post-shave or -exfoliation, lightening acne scars, using as a lotion alternative for sensitive skin, and more. BUT I've found the most success in using it to help treat sunburn. I got sun poisoning a few summers ago (you can read ALL about it in my full review of the Nature Republic aloe vera gel) and this stuff worked better than any drugstore "aloe vera" skin goo I've ever bought. I'd layer it on, let is soak in, then put another layer on in about 20 minutes. Just go ahead and bury me with a tub of it.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    2. A skin spatula I recently started using that you may have seen beauty influencers use. It'll do major work for you thanks to vibrations that help clean grease, dead skin, blackheads, and whiteheads... so basically any of your pore-clogging woes. NGL, it'll feel weird at first but it helps SO much with extractions. *And* you can use it to massage in serum.

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    Just be sure to use it on WET skin. I've been using one of these on my skin and it makes extractions on my nose SO much easier and efficient.

    Promising review: "I’ve heard from so many influencers that this product is amazing. And they were not wrong. I love that it scrubs off the layer of my skin so I can actually have my products penetrate my skin. Combating aging is so hard. I really think this has made a huge difference in my skin. I’m glad I found this. I recommend this to anyone who wants a fresh, soft face." —Carmela C.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. Pond's cold cream cleanser that's a classic for a reason (I learned about it from my Grandma!) and will annihilate makeup from your skin better than most other products out there. Plus! It'll seriously hydrate your face.

    the Pond's cold cream cleaners with various makeup bag essentials
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is my favorite cleanser of all time. I have EXTREMELY dry skin and even the most 'gentle' cleansers will make me dry up like a lizard and peel. However, I discovered Pond's a few years back and it is a miracle worker. A little goes a very long way and because it's a cream, it applies like a lotion that sits on the skin, and is super easy to remove without tugging at my skin. And the best part..it doesn't dry me out. It also works EXTREMELY well to remove makeup. I hate liquid eye makeup removers because they always leave me feeling greasy, but this stuff removes even the hardest of liners, foundations, you name it, but is still gentle enough to use around my eyes." —HaleyDanielleReviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.29.

    4. Pimple patches you can stick on a spot that's come to a head while you sleep for the night and then peel off in the morn to find all kinds of ick on it that used to be inside your blemish(!!!). These'll one-up your spot treatment of yore because they don't dry out your surrounding skin.

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    FYI, I use these and they work so well that I curse the sky that these weren't around when I was in middle school before I went on Accutane. Yep, I shout at the sky EVERY SINGLE TIME.

    Promising review: "So I won't show you any of the gory details but man do these things work. I don't wear makeup, so it's perfect for just covering it up to go out because it's almost exactly my skin color. More than that, wearing it at night it takes away most of the bump by the time I wake up. I will say that these are more for that specific annoying acne that like it's huge and that you kind of have to bust, but that only makes it bigger. But it's amazing, it might take a couple days but it definitely helps acne get back to normal looking faster. Update: Here are the gory details. The back acne is real." —Rebecca Gabriela Terrones

    Get a pack of 36 dots from Amazon for $12.50 (also available in an invisible dot or larger version).

    5. And XL patches that'll cover larger areas so you aren't playing connect the dots with a bunch of tiny little circle patches.

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    Promising review: "Love these! I had previously bought the small patches for individual pimples, but wanted bigger ones for the larger pores on my nose. I sleep in them and where for 10–12 hrs, and find then when I remove it I am able to extract my pores sooooo easily. Plus seeing all that gunk on the patch is sooooo satisfying. They def have my nose looking cleaner than ever.... I use it about once a week!" —Kaiti

    Get 8 XL square patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    6. A bug bite suction tool to help you out with existing bites to remove the irritating venom, and help reduce itchiness, pain, and swollenness. Plus it works on other insect stings!

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    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. It arrived on Monday and on Tuesday morning I woke up with a bug bite on my arm. I used this little tool (3x per the instructions) and documented with photos. Immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    7. And some After Bite to apply to bug bites you find yourself pawing at uncontrollably. I used this stuff on a giant bite recently and it's shrunk to basically nothing.

    writer's hand with small red mark and the tube of After Bite
    Elizabeth Lilly

    A weekend spent lounging in the park (while social distancing!) meant I had a bug bite on the back of each hand that were both itching uncontrollably. I applied After Bite directly to each a few times a day and they've both shrunk significantly (as you can see). They were both able to start healing because this stuff stopped the itch! So yeah, you can say I'm a fan.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.20.

    8. Bandages that'll ACTUALLY match your skin tone so your healing process will be seamless, quicker, and therefore less-painful. Bye to the days when you've been like "Eh, I'm fine" re a painful papercut or scrape because you can't stand to wear a loud bandage. Wear that bandage and heal!

    reviewer pic of dark skin tone hand wearing one of the bandages that blends into their skin
    amazon.com

    You may recognize these from a BuzzFeed News story about a man's viral tweet talking about feeling seen by these bandages that match his skin tone in a market saturated with "flesh tone" bandages that just match Caucasian skin tones.

    Promising review: "It matches my dark skin perfectly!!! Hardly noticeable and blends right in. I bought the purple one at Target for $2.79. Great quality. Definitely not a cheap brand bandage. Never thought that I would actually 'like' a bandage." —Ife Odiatu

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $6+ (also available in brown-dark brown and olive-moderate brown, and check out more of the brand's offerings).

    9. On the flip side, some cheery bandages that match no one's skin tone (except maybe unicorns' or aliens'?) that'll really, truly stay put. This brand is fun, super flexible, and doesn't budge during hand-washing. (Take it from someone who just stepped on a candleholder a few nights ago and has one on her foot.)

    tin of bandages that are in a monster theme
    Amazon

    Yes I'm fine and yes it hurt like hell. I've been a big fan of these since they came on the market. I've tried this ^ monster pack, along with the floral pack (the large bandages in that pack are what I've been using on my foot, btw). Y'all don't even realize how many bandages I go through given my clumsy nature! So, uh, I've been around the block with such first-aid offerings.

    Get a tin with 48 bandages from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine combos).

    10. A bottle of Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo to scrub a dub your go-to beauty tools that you drag across your face every day. Plus it's hypoallergenic!

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    Promising review: "I hate washing my brushes, I've always done it by hand and it's always caused the big fluffy powder brushes to feel rougher or become matted no matter how hard I try to reshape them. I got this solution and I couldn't BELIEVE how amazing my brushes were afterward! I also have insanely sensitive skin and most any soap I put on a brush will cause me to breakout when I use it later, no matter how well I typically rinse it. But I really think that this cleaner worked great and I haven't had any sensitive bumps on my skin since using it." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (cruelty-free and vegan).

    11. Shower Pill face wipes (the spinoff of the original body wipes you probably saw on Shark Tank) for helping you clean up after that sweaty at-home HIIT session you've been doing during your lunch breaks without being harsh on your skin. (So proud of you!)

    person post-workout with jumprope pulling a wipe out of the packet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like these face wipes and body wipes from this company. Some times after I get done working out or working out in the yard I want to cool off before jumping in the shower but don't want to sit down all nasty. So inside these to slightly clean up before jumping in the shower or getting in the car. There is a slight residue from these but it goes away quickly when it dries and leaves you feeling clean. They come in handy if you're camping and don't have access to a shower. Or just want to clean your face." —Amazon_Addict

    Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four pack sizes).

    12. A bottle of NYX Matte Finish spray that I've used and can credit with helping me avoid reapplying a whole new face for post-work activities. The less you touch your face, the kinder you can be to your skin! Oh, and it's meant to last for 12 hours.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been using this for a while, but finally needed to write a review. This morning, I put my makeup on and did some generous sprays of this setting spray. Then, I went into the 100+ degree heat and demonstrated a short workout at an outdoor event. Despite drinking as much water as I could handle, I overheated quickly and EMS had to come to my rescue. Between my boyfriend and EMS, there was a small crowd around me: literally pouring ice water on me; mopping my face and neck with cold towels; pressing ice packs on me. This continued for a while and I was sure that my makeup was gone, but this spray kept my face mostly intact! If this spray can keep my makeup on through an encounter with EMS and being essentially submerged in ice water, it can keep yours on through your (hopefully less eventful) day!" —Bugaboo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (cruelty-free).

    13. A double-sided silicone lip brush made to gently exfoliate your lips and make 'em ready for lipstick application or just to feel really nice, OK?!

    A model holding three scrubber lip brushes.
    Amazon

    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).

    14. A Garnier under-eye cream roller that'll be so easy to use on your tired under eyes *and* feel like such a relief thanks to cooling caffeine, mint, and vitamin C that you won't want to skip this skincare step. So when your roommate greets you with "Hello, Bright Eyes" it'll be totally sincere.

    the Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller
    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you have puffy or heavy bags under your eyes, use this. I've tried others products and all were epic fails. This is the only one that has worked." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59.

    15. Collagen-infused eye masks to help your poor hard-working under eyes look less tired and puffy. Also, they'll just feel nice. Sometimes a mask is good for just that last part!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I've had bags under my eyes for my whole life. Even as a kid I was always asked if I was tired. Now, at 30, people ask how old I am and are surprised when I tell them. These work wonders." —ctlnmddx

    Get two packs of 30 from Amazon for $4.50.

    16. Glam satin pillow cases that I own and love! If you're a hot sleeper, these'll help keep you nice and cool. Plus, they're more moisturizing for your skin and hair than sleeping on cotton pillow cases.

    navy blue satin pillowcases on pillow on made up bed
    Amazon

    I am a ROASTING HOT sleeper and these really do make a nice lil' difference in my sleep routine. Plus I can tell the difference in my hair and skin when I sleep on these. I love mine so much that I pack them for trips!

    Get two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes, and 22 colors and styles).

    17. O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet Foot Cream, a super concentrated foot cream for anyone whose old dogs look like they walked to hell and back. Say buh-bye to your cracked, dry heels.

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    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 $9.35.

    18. And while we're at it, O'Keeffe's moisturizing cream with some similar results, leaving just about everyone from construction workers to people with eczema as fans in the reviews.

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    Promising review: "Does this product need another five star review? Nope. But I had to. This is truly a miracle product!! I have the driest skin in the winter, to the point where I will look down at my hands and notice that they're bleeding from all the various cracks. This product made a major difference after just one use! Here I am weeks later and my hands have no cracks, look younger, and are no longer red." —P. Neuber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    19. Eos shea butter shaving cream made to deliver 24-hour hydration, whether you use it for a wet or dry shave.

    the bottle of shave cream in a flat lay with a razor, towel, and sunglasses
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Smells soooo good! Doesnt foam up like normal shaving cream. Amazing smell though, and it works amazing. I always get razor bumps and its minimal with this shaving cream." —Ashley_Wilkerson96

    Get it from Amazon for $8.26 (also available in lavender, which I use, and pomegranate raspberry).

    20. A humidifier that, yes is more expensive than other items in this list, BUT for a humidifier to be effective on your skin you need one this large. No wimpy diffuser for this purpose folks. Leave it going while you're sleeping for a skin treat and keep on using it once the heat kicks on in your place to prevent some dry winter skin blues.

    humidifier on a side table in a living room
    Amazon

    Trust me, running one of these in your bedroom while you sleep will take your skin's moisture up a notch and may even help you sleep a little more soundly. They help me! This cool mist model has a 1.5-liter tank that can put moisture into the air for up to 16 hours of continuous operation. FYI, this size tank is good coverage for bedrooms, offices, and other medium-sized rooms.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    21. Cetaphil Pro's Dermacontrol Purifying Clay Mask made with bentonite clay will be effective in helping clean out your pores, even if you have sensitive skin!

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    My colleague Elena Garcia is a HUGE fan. Here's what she has to say about her new holy grail product:

    "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."

    Get it from Amazon for $12.37.

    22. And some silicone brushes to help you slather on your masks without getting your handsy germs into your mask container or mussing up your mani.

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    Promising review: "I love this product! It makes it so much easier to apply my mud face masks and prevents me from using too much product. I can easily apply the correct amount of product over my face and the brush is also easy to clean." —Traci Fuqua

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $4.50.

    23. Cuccio cuticle oil that'll help revive any dry, taut, or torn-up skin around your nail beds. Also from my personal experience, it'll help make your nails grow stronger. Yep, this is *my* hand.

    hand with healthy cuticles and long natural nails holding the jar of cuticle oil
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    I keep this stuff beside my bed and use the dropper applicator to treat my cuticles before I go to sleep. It feels like I'm being a bit kinder to myself AND milk and honey scent smells divine.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79 (also available in pomegranate and fig scent).

    24. Acure brightening scrub with argan extract and chlorella, aka super gentle exfoliating ingredients that won't make your acne-prone skin freak out like other exfoliatiors. As you can see, reviewers say it also helps fade scars and brighten skin!

    reviewer's before and after pic with the before having acne and scarring and the after pic showing almost clear skin
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    Psst, this cult-favorite and cruelty-free product has over 2,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "Are you kidding? Why didn't I find this sooner? THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I'm 34, and never had a blemish... until I hit 30. Hormonal cystic acne has plagued my chin and neck for years. I've tried everything from washes, scrubs, microdermabrasion, facials, masks, even antibiotics as a last resort. NOTHING cleared my skin like this! I've been using this product for only two weeks and my skin is clearing beautifully, plus my old acne scars disappearing. People are making comments about how fresh, young, and healthy my skin looks. Its a small tube, but you only need a pea-sized amount really." —emhart16

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64 (vegan).

    25. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil, an organic solution with lots of uses like getting rid of discoloration, acne, dry skin, and — thanks to a combo of fatty acids and antioxidants — brighten.

    amazon.com, 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 $13.95.

    26. Neutrogena SPF 30 oil-free moisturizer that'll *also* help resurface and brighten your skin thanks to ingredients like neoglucosamine, moringa seed oil extract, vitamins C and E. TL;DR: you can skip a few products because this one is that good.

    the bottle of SPF 30 moisturizer
    @neutrogena / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I like that it does not feel oily upon application but still has good SPF protection." —SHOGHIG ANDAKIAN

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

    27. An Elizavecca facial serum with a hyaluronic acid blend you can use before your moisturizer for the ideal level of hydration. Yes, even if you have oily skin, this'll be a welcome addition to your skincare routine.

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    Promising review: "I've been using this for about a month now and I have super oily skin, redness, and large pores. I love this stuff! I noticed a difference the first day where my skin looked more even in tone, and I have noticed that my foundation isn't collecting in my pores as much either because they are less noticeable. Definitely a staple in my skincare routine now." —cannibal

    Get it from Amazon for $8.43.

    28. La Roche-Posay micellar water that's oil-free and gentle on sensitive skin but will take off whatever makeup you need taking off. No more eyeliner on your pillowcase in the a.m.!

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    Promising review: "This is by far the best Micellar water I've ever used. I was previously using different brand and while both were ok, this removed all my waterproof makeup, cleaned all the dirt on my face, and left my skin feeling soft and ready for makeup. Plus, no oily residue!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in three sizes).

    29. Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray for a refreshing blast that'll address a whole bevy of skin issues like plumping up dull skin, giving your foundation a dewy lewk, setting makeup, making you feel refreshed. Just so many things! This is a staple for a reason.

    hand holding the bottle with a scenic Greek background
    @mariobadescu / Via instagram.com

    This facial spray is packed with aloe, herbs, and rose water to give a glowy, dewy look that will make even a full face of foundation look au naturale.

    Promising review: ""The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." —Terryoke

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    30. A cotton and bamboo Ecotools cleansing brush that's sensitive skin-friendly (yes, they do exist!) to help ya' get a DEEP pore cleanse with your fave face wash.

    @ecotools / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Among all the tools I've tried, this one stands out because of some unique features. What makes this brush work great for me is the combination of these features: short, soft, and densely packed bristles. This makes the brush both non-irritating and deep cleansing. It easily removes my medium weight makeup, but at the same time, never feels too rough on the delicate under-eye area. I also think the handle-free ergonomic body adds to its functionality, allowing you to apply even pressure on the tool. Plus the flat base allows it to stand (versus lying down) and dry super fast." —VeloCat

    Get it from Amazon for $3.98.

    31. Jack Black SPF 25 lip balm in a pocket size to pack a real moisturizing punch with beeswax, green tea leaf extract, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter.

    four of the lip balm tubes in a row
    @getjackblack / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "This is genuinely the best lip balm I’ve ever tried. I’ve had severely dry, cracked lips since I was a teenager, and basically everything I’ve tried in the past has failed me on one level or another. I’ve been using these Jack Black balms for the past six months or so, and my lips have looked soooo much better. I used to have cracks, and the layer of skin would constantly peel away. I had light scarring and discoloration due to years of dryness and peeling, but not anymore! This even kept my lips protected during a very cold winter in the Midwest. I have six of these floating around my house/purse/work backpack. And I don’t ever see myself using another lip product." —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in six scents).

    32. Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks that are my personal old faithfuls when it come to sheet masks. Keep 'em in your fridge door for an even more refreshing and soothing treatment!

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    The face masks all have vitamin E and collagen with each including a unique but subtle fragrance like green tea, pomegranate, ya' get the drift.

    Promising review: "So it's winter here in Michigan, so my skin gets EXTREMELY DRY and I break out because of it. I've tried all sorts of oils, facial cleansers, scrubs, you name it, to get rid of my acne. I've recently got it bad on my chin and it's super embarrassing. So I decided to dry out these face masks. I was a bit skeptical at first because they're so cheap and you get 16 of them. So I got them and immediately after using one, I saw results the next day. I've been using them every other day or every two days, and all that's left is scarring, no pimples, and my face is extra bright! I love these and I would DEFINITELY buy again"—Taylor

    Get a set of 16 from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. Everyday Humans Germaphobe hand sanitizer you can *also* spray on your nonmedical face masks when you want a mid-day refresher. It has a black tea delicious smell and won't leave your paws dehydrated like lots of others in the hand sanitizer rush of 2020.

    person spraying hand with the hand sanitizer
    Everyday Humans

    I own this stuff, can vouch it really does smell super nice, leaves my hands soft.

    Get it from Everyday Humans for $8.50.

    34. A Nivea intensive cream with an incredibly rich formula (it completely melts into the skin, don't worry!) that'll have passersby thinking you've invested MUCH more into your skincare regimen.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was under the impression that cremes like Nivea are extremely oily and sticky. But dude, I love this. I was in Philadelphia and it was really cold there, so my skin ended up getting extremely dry. I stayed with a friend who had this, and I tried it out because I couldn't find any other moisturizer​ in her bathroom. And boy oh boy, my skin was rejuvenated after just one use. Like, I am not kidding — my skin immediately felt super hydrated and moisturized, almost like the moisture had reached to the deepest of layers my face! The immediate effect is slightly sticky, but just give it some time to absorb. Please give it a try, you won't regret it." —A. K. Singh

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    35. Eucerin redness relief night cream made for babes with sensitive skin so you can go to sleep hoping for a less flushed look come morning.

    reviewer pic of red checks, then after pic with way less red on cheeks
    amazon.com

    It gets its hydrating powers from licochalcone, which comes from licorice root. So no matter where you stand on the Red Vines vs. Twizzlers debate, this is one kind of licorice we can all get behind.

    Promising review: "I've been battling with some sort of skin irritation on my forehead for the past year. My doctor diagnosed me with a mild case of rosacea. Within 24 hours of applying this, the redness went down at least 90%. Within a few days I was all clear." —BuffNerd

    Get it from Amazon for $10.91.

    36. C.O. Bigelow night balm with a shea butter formula perfectly tailored to those eight hours everyone keeps telling you that you need every night.

    person holding up the tube of lip balm with succulent plants in the background
    instagram.com / Via @cobigelow

    Promising review: "My favorite lip balm! I'm currently on Accutane and this is the best lip balm I have tried for my dry, chapped lips! It has been a life saver during this treatment. It has a very thick consistency which helps it stay on longer and absorb slower, especially when applied overnight. It's the only lip balm that keep my lips moisturized overnight so that they're not peeling and cracking when I wake up in the morning." —Sunny

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    37. Garnier refreshing gel-cream that'll feel like a cool breeze on your face in an oil-free formula to help you find that perfect balance in a barely-there consistency.

    the jar of the gel-cream
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I used to use Clinique's Moisture Surge but found this when looking for a more affordable alternative. The formula feels almost identical but this is about 20% of the cost of the Clinique product. That makes this an excellent bargain in my book! I have fairly dry skin, and I'll put this on every night and also as needed during winter days if my skin is feeling particularly dry. It makes my skin feel instantly moist yet doesn't feel sticky or greasy. Love it!" —Amanda R.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.62.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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