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    35 Inexpensive Things That'll Help Make Your Skin Look Better Than Ever

    Because we all deserve results for under $20.

    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. Bliss Jelly Glow Peel gently exfoliates with a ~tingly combination~ of pineapple and papaya enzymes to easily remove dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. And! It helps *seal* in hydration so your face actually stays moisturized.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is the strangest yet most amazing face wash I have ever used! I have combination skin and a lot, I mean a lot, of black and white heads. Nothing works; I’ve tried everything from Proactiv to store brands — anything and everything, I’ve tried! I saw a review on BuzzFeed for this and I figured why not, and I’m so very glad I did! It does this weird thing we’re it peels off all the yucky stuff off your face as you wash it. My skin is clearing so nicely, I could almost cry!! I will recommend it to anyone. Love it!" —Faith place-hodge

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil requires merely a few drops to tackle redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in-between. Reviewers use this before bed and wake up to ✨glowing✨, healing skin! Nothing will get in your way of clear skin again...not on this bb's watch.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is life-changing! I have incredibly oily skin that is acne-prone. Although it seems counterintuitive to put oil on my oily skin, it does wonders for keeping my skin clear and refreshed and gives it a healthy glow! I apply two to three drops each night after washing my face and sometimes use it as my moisturizer during the daytime as well." —RC

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    To learn more, check out "This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems".

    3. The Inkey List Vitamin B, C, and E Moisturizer feels super lightweight, but delivers an impressive dose of beneficial vitamins to make your complexion look and feel hydrated and smooth. Its main ingredients work to achieve four things: control excess oil, decrease redness, brighten dull skin, and reduce acne scarring.

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    I've only been using this for a week and my skin feels so HEALTHY. I was seeing some travel- and period-related pimples when I started using this and within two days, my skin was back to matte and clear. I also have a naturally red nose, and that has drastically decreased. The best part: my face feels so *soft* all day now!

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this for three days and WOW! I’ve been dealing with an intense breakout the last week that is healing and I decided to go more gentle with my skincare. My skin is so much softer and brighter. It is clearing up so this is not causing me to breakout! I’m so happy with this product. I can’t believe it’s only $4.99!" —rosebud1025

    Get it from Sephora for $4.99.

    4. Avarelle Acne Absorbing Cover Patches (also available in extra large) drain your zits overnight so you can avoid picking or any of the other lovely benefits of a usually longer-lasting breakout. Not to mention they get rid of acne faster than most complicated luxury routines.

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    Reviewers say they blend in with their skin so they can wear them throughout the day!

    Promising review: "I’ve been experimenting with these for the last month and a half, and I am in love. They are really thin and blend into my highly freckled face incredibly well...I have gone out in public twice with them on, because when I did my last second mirror check before I got out of the car, I didn’t notice I had them on! While they absolutely help clean out the skin underneath, the biggest thing it does for me is stops me from touching my face. When I'm stressed out, I will absentmindedly touch/run my hands along my face and jaw constantly. Now, when I notice I’m doing that, I run into the bathroom and put these on any spots I have. Since they are thin and stick really well, I am able to leave them alone and stop touching my face." —MelsBells

    Get a box of 40 round patches for $8.50 and a box of 8 extra-large patches for $8.50, both from Amazon.

    To learn more, check out "These Satisfying Acne Patches Deserve A National Holiday, Change My Mind".

    5. Freeman Neon Vibes Spout Face Masks make self-care nights feel a little more like a ~party~ thanks to their fun, vibrant shades. You'll get three masks: a kakadu plum mask to deep-clean pores, a clay mask to absorb oil and treat breakouts, and a goji berry mask to brighten your complexion.

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    Promising review: "These were amazing for the price. They all smelled amazing and had a twist cap above so you can store and use again. Each pack gave me about three face masks." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $8.98.

    These aren't sheet masks, so you might want to use face mask brushes!

    6. E.l.f. Cosmetics Acne-Fighting Spot Gel hits the ~mark~ every time when it comes to healing acne by using a powerful formula of salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree, green tea, and aloe. Not only does it nourish irritated skin, but dramatically reduces swelling and redness.

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    Promising review: "I have tried every single product prescribed by a dermatologist, even Accutane, and my acne never went away. I finally was able to get it under control with vitamins and face washes, but I still had annoying LARGE pimples that never went away. I bought this after hearing about it and applied it generously in the morning to my pimples, and the swelling of them was down by nighttime! I applied again that night and woke up to them almost completely gone!" —mikaylamadison

    Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $3.

    7. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream helps you flake on super dry and red skin with literally just this product. It's so thick yet effective that it's earned the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance, which you'll definitely understand when your complexion finally feels hydrated for 24 hours.

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    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked! I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaley skin on my face! As a last-ditch effort I tried CeraVe and it worked! It was much better after two days! It's now a month later and its still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.21.

    8. A'Pieu Glycolic Acid Cream combines AHAs and BHAs (acids that naturally moisturize and speed up dead skin cell–turnover) to kick dullness and breakouts to the curb — then *keeps* it that way. And! It uses birch juice to deeply hydrate and create a moisture barrier for your complexion.

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    Promising review: "The product looks like a salve, but feels light on the skin. It has helped with my rough patches from this winter weather. It also has cleared some mild acne, as well." —Taylor W.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $17.

    9. Teddie Organics Rose Water Facial Toner Spray helps you tell redness and oily T-zones to take a hike and leave you with a dewy, refreshed complexion that lasts allll day. You just have to spritz. The best part: it has a heavenly 🌹rose scent 🌹.

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    It'll also restore your skin's pH balance and absorb excess oil. It's everything you want your toner to do, except now you can use it WHEREVER.

    Promising review: "I have very acne-prone and sensitive skin that is pale with pink and red undertones. I break out very easily, and my skin is irritated even by the 'sensitive skin' brands and formulas. I have used EVERYTHING under the sun to aid in redness and sensitivity, and nothing has worked to calm flare-ups like this. I wake up and my skin is glowing and peachy pale, as opposed to red and blotchy. This rose water has not only improved my skin's redness and overall tone, but it has virtually eliminated any signs on acne. I use before I put on my redness moisturizer and before bed as a refresher. I also find myself spritzing at various times of the day, because the fragrance is so pleasant." —Kathy Pancake

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    See what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    10. I Dew Care Plush Party Overnight Lip Mask treats your pucker to a rich buttery formula of cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamin C — all you have to do is sleep. Welcome to a world of waking up to wonderfully smooth lips.

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    It comes with a lil' spatula so you don't have to use your fingers.

    Promising review: "I was struggling really badly with chapped lips and just could not find a product that helped enough. I bought this based on the reviews and I'm so glad I did! It has not disappointed me! I use it at night before going to bed and I wake up and can still feel the product on my lips. It's very thick and a little goes a long way. The little spatula that it comes with is nice to help get the product out of the jar without getting it all over your hands. I have seen a very noticeable difference in my lips since using this product. My lips are so much softer and not at all chapped anymore! I will definitely continue using this product!" —Caitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    11. Mizon Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream boasts a whopping combo of collagen, raspberry extract, argan oil, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and MORE to fade fine lines and deeply nourish your under-eyes. This just may become the most soothing part of your routine — with results that DELIVER.

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    Promising review: "Holy smokes. I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at my under-eye bags/dark circles after applying this. I went around showing everyone in my family. I cannot rave enough about how wonderful this product is. It goes on smooth, feels very cool under the eye, and it isn't heavy at all. It evaporates really well on the skin and doesn't leave any greasy or sticky residue. This outdoes even some of the $50–$80 eye creams I have tried before. This is now my everyday eye cream. I'm done trying out new products." —Jolie Colin

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in two sizes).

    12. Paula's Choice Pore Normalizing Cleanser employs ever-dependable salicylic acid to treat breakouts, reduce redness, and treat uneven skin tones by gently removing excess oil and dirt. Basically, as long as you remember to wash your face, you're on a ~clear path~.

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    Promising review: "I'm happy to say that this face cleanser is doing a lot for my skin! I've had long standing adult acne and skin irritation ever since I entered my 20s and have gone through so many face cleansers and acne treatment products that I can no longer count all of them. I've had this product for almost a week now and I use it in the morning and at night in the shower. Every single time I've used it my skin feels clean, but not dry at all! My acne, scars, redness, and irritation has all starting to slowly disappear, and I can't wait to see what my skin will look like in a month or two!" —Alliethealligator

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    13. Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream soothes dry, itchy, and irritated skin with nothing more than oat, soy, kiwi, and blackberry extracts. A few swipes of this > expensive sessions of trial-and-error.

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    Not to mention 980 five-star reviewers already swear by this for treating eczema!

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely amazed at this stuff. I had a terrible allergic reaction and broke out with eczema all over my face (I have suffered with it for years, just never on my face). My eyes were completely swollen shut and red, and my face was peeling, in pain, inflamed, and DRY, DRY, DRY. I tried everything, and I mean everything. I ordered this and nearly instantly felt and saw results. These two pictures (above) are LESS THAN 24 HOURS APART. I've been using it now for three days and my face is 100% back to normal. I really like that this product is a cream versus a lotion, I feel like it helps soak in better and KEEPS the skin hydrated. I 100% recommend." —Kelsey Coultrip

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88.

    14. Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner rewards you for remembering this important extra step. It hydrates your skin with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera extracts, stimulates collagen regeneration (which helps make your complexion bright and bouncy), and speeds up the healing of acne scars. Two extra minutes = big payoff.

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    Promising review: "This is my third bottle of this amazing toner. My face has gone from oily to a nice balanced clear skin that is oh-so-soft and hydrated. I can't recommend this toner enough. I have had skin problems and a very oily complexion my entire life. I can hardly believe the amazing results." —Lori R

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89.

    See what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    15. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Acne Face Wash enlists salicylic acid to STRONGLY encourage breakouts and excess oil to ~clear out~. In fact, they won't really have a choice. All that will be left is your newly-found ~afterglow~.

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    Plus it's gentle enough to use twice a day! It specifically works to target and control oil, and then treat blackheads and breakouts so your skin is left clear, clear, and clear.

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I have struggled with cystic acne for 10 years. I have seen countless doctors and tried everything, including spending thousands of dollars on skincare and medicine. This was recommended to my by my dermatologist and it has COMPLETELY HEALED MY SKIN. It has been about a year now and my skin is glowing and beautiful. Yes I get an occasional hormonal breakout but I never thought my skin would actually be clear and healthy! Give it a try, be patient, be diligent in using the products, and do ALL the steps. Cleanse, tone, treat, moisture, etc. I’ve never been happier and I still can’t believe the incredible success I’ve had." —Jennifer Mueller

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser both gently refreshes your face in the morning, and completely melts away makeup at the end of the day. It's soothing, nourishing, and perfect for sensitive skin — AKA dewy skin is just around the corner.

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    Promising review: "I have fairly 'normal' skin. It definitely gets dry in the winter. The wash doesn't sud, but you still feel so clean afterwards, even in the hot summer months. There's not the tight pulling feeling of dryness — you will be glowing. My skin is dry in the winter, and this leaves me feeling clean, not dry. Love. Love. Love." —Deann K.

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in two sizes).

    Read why a BuzzFeeder recommends this in "Just 9 Glossier Products We Really Love".

    17. Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum treats dry skin to this widely loved, holy grail ingredient...for cheap! A quick skincare lesson: hyaluronic acid is actually AMAZING for dry skin — it has *extreme* hydrating properties that drastically improve your complexion's softness, smoothness, and ability to retain moisture. Think of it as a one-stop journey to feeling soothed.

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    Promising review: "I've used several different kinds of serums for my face and this is my favorite so far. I use it right after my bath when my pores are open from the hot water and then apply my moisturizer right on top of it. My face normally gets very dry in the winter, but since I began using this serum it has been a lot better. It seemed like such a tiny bottle when I got it, but a little bit of this stuff goes a long way. I've been using it for several months now and still have half a bottle left." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95

    18. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin-Clearing Clay Face Mask delivers a cooling sensation on blemish-prone, irritated skin so you're saying "ahhh" not "AHHHH" when treating stressed-out complexions. It'll deep-cleanse your pores, control excess oil, and target breakouts with tea tree oil to leave nothing but clear, happy-looking skin.

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    Basically both you and your skin will calm down.

    Promising review: "I have always had issues with acne/hormonal breakouts. I'm so used to nothing working (other than diet and charcoal soap — no dairy, no sugar) to keeping my face 80% clear that when I tried this, I couldn't believe how wonderful my face felt and how glowing my face was after just two weeks of using this mask, twice a week." —jerake

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    19. Bioderma Moisturizing and Cleansing Oil feels unbelievably creamy and silky on your skin — which is great, because it's specifically designed for dry skin that n-e-e-d-s a big dose of hydration. Use it in the shower post body wash to feel soft and supple everywhere — your legs are about to be SMOOTH.

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    Promising review: "I have common Ichthyosis which is a skin disorder that causes dry, scaly skin. Choosing an appropriate soap or similar is just an unpleasant adventure. But life will go on so I am taking swimming classes. I love swimming. I just started using this for a week and the results are just amazing. I have never experienced the softness and relief this product give to my skin. I even use it in my face. The smell is soft and relaxing. I am very happy with this shower oil." —carmen stuyvesant

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in two sizes).

    20. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads laugh in the face of alternative, overpriced peels by resurfacing new skin in no time at all, thanks to their formula of exfoliating 2.8% glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and a light moisturizer. Even if you're mid-breakout, these are gentle enough to tackle active pimples — and cost less than a dollar per pad.

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    FYI, the witch hazel is there to soothe and tone your skin (to balance out the other exfoliating properties). And if you're a skincare obsessive like me, I don't have to tell you how great a deal $13 is for glycolic acid. Bless.

    Promising review: "I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I'm not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I'll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I've noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!" —Mitzy McMillion

    Get a jar of 60 from Amazon for $12.95.

    21. Nature Republic Ice Sun transforms the way you think about sun screen (important!). Its easy-to-carry stick design comes with a beauty cushion to apply "ice cold" liquid sun block on-the-go — and it really feels cool the touch (perfect for extra hot days)! Plus! It uses provence calendula flower extract, natural minerals, and hyaluronic acid to improve your overall skin tone. Win, win, win.

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    Promising review: "It feels great and look great! It's icy when you apply on your skin so I guess that's why it's called ice puff. It leaves a glowy, natural look. If you apply it many times, it can act like cover-up. This is the perfect choice between everyday makeup and skincare. This is my second bottle, already." —kim phan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    Read all about why you should wear sunscreen every day in "We Asked Derms To Address Popular Sunscreen Myths And, TBH, This Information Should Be Common Knowledge".

    22. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips draw blackheads, dirt, and oil out of clogged pores from your nose and forehead like a flipping magnet. Deep clean does not even BEGIN to define these. We're ready to *turn our noses up* at anything costlier than these life-savers.

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    You'll get a combo-pack for both nose strips and facial strips!

    Promising review: "It works so well that my family had a competition to see who had the most gunk removed. It’s like capturing a tiny forest from your nose. It works better on the sides of your nose." —Alicia

    Get a pack of 14 from Amazon for $8.61.

    Learn more about how pore strips work in "These Amazingly Satisfying Pore Strips Are A Cult Favorite For A Reason".

    23. E.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Face Cream has become a well-known favorite for its incredibly effective (yet surprisingly cheap) ingredients. Hyaluronic acid, squalene, vitamin B5, and peptides not only deeply hydrate, but leave your skin looking bright and bouncy.

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    Promising review: "Once my skin got used to my new routine, it has never been happier. This moisturizer is so light, lovely, and leaves my skin feeling and looking very hydrated and bouncy. It smells very clean and fresh. You only need a small amount to cover the entire face; it is great value for price and size. My skin tone is visibly more even and my pores are not looking as magnified with my new routine." —DaniM831

    Get it from E.l.f Cosmetics for $12.

    24. Seoul Ceuticals Day Glow Serum nourishes irritated complexions with a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. It'll reduce pores and breakouts, target discoloration, and make your overall complexion ~brighter~. I think this serum is already more productive than I'll ever be.

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    Promising review: "This by far is the best skincare-grade vitamin C I have used. My skin has a great natural glow. My skin tone is even and the fine lines around my corner of the eye area are less noticeable. This product come well-packaged and as a lovely light citrus smell. I use it morning and night with no sensitivities. I love this product and will definitely repurchase it." —Carmen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    25. Burt's Bees Hydrating Stick reduces moisturizing to one easy, on-the-go step thanks to its simple aloe-water formula in an even simpler stick design. Suddenly dewy skin is available wherever, whenever.

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    Promising review: "I love this stuff!! Not only is it great for my dry/combination skin, but it’s easy and quick to apply. I love that it comes in a stick so I can keep it in my bag. It’s very moisturizing without a greasy feel. I wear it under makeup or alone, and when I do wear it alone I get a nice glow that doesn’t doesn’t look like I’m sweating or oily. It also gives a cooling sensation when applied." —Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    26. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub exfoliates away excess oil (the pesky cause of most breakouts). It's gentle enough to use every day, meaning treated acne won't have a chance to come back. We are on 👏top👏 of👏 it — all while bringing out a clear, glowing complexion from underneath.

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    Promising review: "I am in LOVE with this facial scrub. I’ve had this for almost two weeks now and I love the way my skin is glowing! I have sensitive skin so I have to really be careful with the products I choose. Even after one use, you start to see a difference. It moisturizes, exfoliates, and leaves your skin smooth. I didn’t even need to apply a moisturizer afterwards! Definitely a must-have!" —Mizza C.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64.

    27. Formula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser has been passed down from generation to generation (some reviewers say they've been using this for years!) as a strong but effective way to treat oily and stressed skin. If there's a pimple, it simply doesn't stand a chance against this tough salicylic acid formula.

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    This is strong, so be careful if you have sensitive skin!

    Promising review: "I bought this about three months ago, but I just started using it recently since I recently broke out. I've never had severe acne but I do break out once in a while on my forehead. I applied this about three times a day for a week straight and my skin became clear and back to normal. I am really happy that this product actually worked for me. I really recommend it! It does contain alcohol, but it does not irritate my skin at all. In fact, it helps dry my pimples." —babycake

    Get it from Ulta for $6.99.

    28. Tend Skin Care Solution shaves your usual spending in half when it comes to nixing ingrown hairs and razor bumps ~in the bud~. When applied before waxing or shaving, it drastically reduces redness, irritation, and bumps — even in the bikini area!

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    Reviewers say you can also use this after shaving!

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. You would never believe it, but it works wonders. One of the worst parts of summer for me is razor burn and chafing/irritation, particularly at the beach when the hair follicles on my legs dry up from the saltwater. This stuff prevents ALL of that. No bumps, no pain, nothing. The best part? It doesn't matter when you put it on. Before you shave, after you shave, even when you're not shaving, going to the beach, getting back from the beach, etc. It just always works." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79.

    To learn more, check out "This Magical Product Will End Ingrown Hairs And Razor Bumps For Good".

    29. FaceTory Artemisia Balancing Light Facial Creme calms redness and inflammation with its gentle combo of vitamins A and C, as well as artemisia extract. Not to mention, it *also* brightens your complexion so you're glowing in no time.

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    Promising review: "After only a week of use, my fiancé asked, 'What have you been doing to reduce the red spots on your face?' and honestly, that is all I needed to hear to know this was working! I have very dry skin that easily breaks out, and this — along with the toner sprayhave done true wonders in only a week! For the first time in my adult life, it is the week of my period and I AM NOT BREAKING OUT! This product has not only prevented breakouts, but had eased the appearance of acne scars! I’m hooked!" —Juliapaulette

    Get it from Amazon for $9.91.

    30. PleasingCare Natural Green Tea Oil Absorbing Tissues take blotting sheets one step further by absorbing excess oil, controlling shine, AND soothing irritated complexions with green tea. Under $15 and more refreshing than most high-end skincare? It has to be magic.

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    They're even all-natural! They're made from 100% natural linen fibers with organic bamboo charcoal to keep you nice and fresh all day.

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. They're a great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I'll never go back to other brands. Give these a try — they're completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. I have no negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in three formulas).

    31. Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub Exfoliator helps you wish flaky, dry lips adieu by gently scrubbing chapped puckers with Hawaiian raw cane sugar *then* moisturizing with nourishing shea butter. I suppose you'll want to kiss this.

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    Promising review: "This works so, so well for me. I have struggled with dry, chapped lips forever. I have had breakouts of perioral dermatitis that has affected my lips. I am also an anxious lip-biter. Lately I have been trying to take better care of my skin, lips included. This is the first lip scrub I have ever tried. First of all, this stuff smells incredible and doesn't leave a bad taste on your lips. It is super easy to use. And I never see any dry skin on my lips after using it. I have actually been able to wear lipstick multiple days in a row which I NEVER do, because it always used to dry my lips out and look flaky. I will definitely continue to use this." —Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    32. Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil Cream is great for both hydrating and gently exfoliating dull, uneven skin with organic lavender extract, chamomile, natural glycerin, and aloe vera to leave you with a glow worthy of applause.

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    It's great for your body, too!

    Promising review: The product is awesome! My skin feels like silk. I have diabetes and my skin was so dry, but after just using this product for a few days, my skin is glowing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.02.

    33. Mediheal N.M.F Intensive Hydrating Serum uses ~science~ to bring dry, irritated skin back to life. It bases its ingredients off our NMF, or natural moisturizing factor, which is the outer layer of the skin that keeps our faces hydrated. Its key ingredients, lipids, amino acids, mushroom extract, and sugar maple extract work together to not only moisturize, but brighten and heal.

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    Promising review: "I liked the dosage that I got with one pump from the bottle and the coverage is moderate for just one. I’ve been using this for a little more than a month and have noticed my face has cleared and I have far less reappearing acne. It's a very good product, I will be coming back for more." —Lily

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in cream and toner versions).

    34. Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Energizing Coffee boasts coconut and coffee extracts to help you energize, moisturize, and exfoliate your way to a perkier complexion all in just a few flicks of your wrist. Who knew your skin could use some *caffeine* too?

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    The coconut extract moisturizes while the coffee helps stimulate blood circulation, which reduces inflammation and tightens skin.

    Promising review: "I have to stop myself from using this product too much! It’s so great. It really scrubs and exfoliates my face and does a great job of not leaving it too dry. I am glowing when I use this stick. Rey easy and convenient to roll into your face." —karmacola300

    Get it from Amazon for $8.32 (available in two formulas).

    35. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser gives you MAJOR bang for your buck with pore-minimizing papaya and pineapple enzymes, *plus* acne-clearing exfoliants. Your skin will be brighter, your credit cards will be unscathed, and your bottle will last longer than most pricier alternatives.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this face wash! I suffered with painful acne for a couple years and tried everything from astringents to a $129 face wash. They always made my acne worse and more painful. This stuff, though, has kept my face completely clear for more than a year now. This amazing wash leaves my skin feeling so refreshed. The scent is relaxing and refreshing; it’s not too fragrant, nor does it smell like chemicals. I seriously look forward to using this stuff every day! Also, don’t expect it to smell like pineapples. It’s fruity, but not tropical." —Gabby

    Get it from Amazon for $8.61.

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