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    29 Products For Anyone Who Wants A Low-Maintenance Skincare Routine

    Holographic face masks, soothing moisturizers, jade rollers, and more skincare treats that'll help simplify your daily regimen.

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    1. I Dew Care's Sugar Kitten Mask hydrates dry skin *and* illuminates your complexion simultaneously. If you're in need of a little pampering and need to give your dull cheeks, forehead, and chin a pick-me-up, this holographic skincare treat will be a big help on busy days.

    Model wears holographic I Dew Care Sugar Kitten mask while listening to music in their bedroom

    Promising review: "One of the best peel-off masks I have used. Scent is really light and pleasant, not overpowering. Skin definitely looks brighter and more radiant after use. Does not irritate my very sensitive skin, and it actually peels off very easily!!! There is probably enough for about 10 total applications. Will absolutely be purchasing again!" —Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    2. Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser gently cleanses dirt, impurities, and makeup from your face. Stubborn foundation, concealer, and blush don't stand a chance, thanks to its pH-balanced formula. You'll save so much time by not having to scrub your makeup off at night.


    Promising review: "I just love the texture! I have combination skin that is also really sensitive and wear light make up daily, so I clean my face at the mornings and at night before I go to bed. Not only it removes my makeup, but it also cleans my skin really well and leaves it comfortable, without irritating my eyes (which so many other products do)." —Barbara

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

    3. Fresh's Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Toner helps minimize the appearance of pores and dull areas. If that weren't enough, this alcohol-free formula also reduces dryness and gets your skin prepared for the next step of your routine with one quick swipe of a cotton pad. Plus, you'll get to add a gorgeous, rose-themed bottle to your vanity.

    Bottle of Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner with rose petals and a clear formula inside in a backdrop of pink roses

    Promising review: "I love this product so much! My skin just drinks it up, I squirt a few drops in the palm of my hand and pat on my cleansed face. It hydrates, tones, and softens my oily-dehydrated skin. What sold me on this product was what it claimed to do, not the petals in the jar. However that is pretty cool, and I love the smell. I use this product once, sometimes twice a day, and feel like it will last at least seven months or more." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $25+ (available in two sizes).

    4. Ancient Greek Remedy's Moisturizer helps calm cystic acne, breakouts, and uneven patches while giving your complexion a hydration boost. Apply this gentle moisturizer on your face during the day or night to give your thirsty skin some S.O.S. without layering on a lot of products.

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    It can also be used to add a lil' moisture to your cuticles and scalp!

    Promising review: "So I've only been using this for six days, and my mind is absolutely blown! I've been using it on my face, body, and hair. My hair has been super soft, it's helped clear up some eczema, rashes, and razor burn, and my acne has started to clear up as well! I would 100% recommend this to everyone! It smells fantastic and absorbs in very quickly so you don't feel oily all day or night." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    5. Glossier's Futuredew gets your skin ~glowing~ with nourishing oils (evening primrose, grape seed, jojoba, and rosehip oils) and botanical-based extracts. Rub a tiny bit onto your cheeks and forehead if your tired, dull complexion needs a quick pick-me-up after cleansing. Yes to looking like you went through a *full* skincare routine when you can achieve a dewy look in minutes!


    Promising review: "The other day I stopped as I was passing a mirror and realized I was... glowing. Then I realized it must have been the fault of Futuredew, as I had never looked that good before and it was my first day wearing the serum. My skin is sparkling, and soft, and the glow shows through even after I apply makeup." —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    6. Differin's Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment ~hits the spot~ for treating clogged pores and pesky blemishes. It helps prevent acne from making a return to your cheeks, chin, and forehead, thanks to its noncomedogenic formula. Halt breakouts in their tracks *and* simplify your anti-acne routine with this skincare shortcut.

    Model applies Differin's Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment on their hand

    Promising review: "Don’t give up on it! I started using this product two months ago because I still struggle with breakouts even after most of my acne cleared. But this baby took me to the next level. My skin tone is evening out. My scars are less visible. I will never stop using this product and I love the pump version." —Shelbs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88+ (also available in packs of two and a 45–gram size).

    7. Base Butter's Radiate Face Jelly gets your skin in tip-top shape with aloe vera gel, evening primrose, lavender, and tea tree. This multitasking formula moisturizes your face and helps keep sebum overproduction at bay.

    Model applies Base Butter Radiate Face Jelly onto cheeks
    Base Butter

    Need to take your regimen a step further? This gel skincare product is also super lightweight, so you can layer on other products if needed.

    Read more about Base Butter's 2020 holiday shipping deadlines here.

    Base Butter is a Black women-owned business known for their nourishing skincare products. If you have acne-prone, combination, or oily skin, you may want to try their gel face moisturizer and cleansing cloths.

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive-combination skin and this has quickly become my skin care must-have. It's perfect for all seasons, and my skin has become far more balanced since I started using it almost a year ago. It is both light and effective, my skin never feels greasy after use and a little goes a long way, so one jar lasts for several months." —Base Butter Customer

    Get it from Base Butter for $21.

    8. FOREO's Luna Mini 2 elevates your daily skincare routine with a deep-clean that'll leave your face glowing and clear in minutes. No more makeup residue, dirt, or extra oil after using this tiny gadget, which uses gentle pulsations and movements to get the job done.

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    BuzzFeed Editor Maitland Quitmeyer tried this skincare gadget and loved how it made her skin clearer and smoother. She said "It removes up to 99.5% of dirt and oil — and leaves your face free of ANY makeup residue. I wear a full face every day, and I am consistently amazed by the results of this tool." See more of her FOREO Luna Mini 2 review here.

    Promising review: "I’m pretty obsessed with this. I think this gets my makeup and sunscreen off way better than just my fingers all the while feeling relaxing and not pulling on my skin. It is also easy to keep clean and each battery change lasts literally forever. It’s also compact enough to travel with. It works very well with cream cleansers to make the skin feel super clean without that squeaky feeling." —jhe9488

    Get it from Sephora for $119 (available in two colors).

    9. Brujita Skincare's Amber Hydrosol refreshes your complexion thanks to hydrating pinus succinifera (amber), which can help minimize inflammation and dryness on the spot with a quick spritz.

    Dark brown bottle of Brujita Skincare's Amber Hydrosol next to crystals
    Brujita Skincare

    Brujita Skincare is a Latinx-owned business based in Los Angeles. You can take their skin quiz to personalize your routine and discover products that'll help with acne, dryness, and other complexion concerns.

    Get it from Brujita Skincare for $30.

    10. Acure's Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil helps calm your skin while you sleep (gasp). This light formula gets to work on redness, irritation, and breakouts without clogging your pores and smells heavenly (thank you, blue tansy and rose)! Yes to waking up with a clearer complexion.

    Pink and white box that says "Acure Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil"
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    Promising review: "I can't stand oils which sit on top of my skin, I get a claustrophobic feeling as if it is suffocating my skin. But not this one. It is light but strong on effect. I have rosacea and it calms my skin wonderfully. Plus the packaging is beautiful and practical at the same time." —zsuzsa

    Get it from Amazon for $11.18.

    11. Choate Body's Organic Face Scrub soothes dry skin and helps unclog pores after you shower. A calming blend of raw honey and organic lavender essential oil gently exfoliate your cheeks and forehead, so you can *still* have a smooth face without lathering on a lot of creams or serums.

    Open jar of same product to show smooth scrub inside
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    This face scrub is what I look forward to after a long day. It smells really good and helps soothe dry spots on my face. I apply a little to my skin after I hop out of the shower and it makes my cheeks and chin look super dewy and refreshed. If you're done dealing with flaky and red skin, you should definitely give this product a try!

    Choate Body is a Black woman-owned business known for their organic skincare products. From nourishing facial cleansers to soft body butters, you'll find soothing essentials that'll help tame dryness, irritation, and breakouts.

    Get it from Choate Body for $20.

    12. This colorful tweezer set shapes your brows whenever they need a little maintenance. Each of these tools has a precision tip, which makes removing baby hairs so dang easy. Done spending time in front of the mirror aggressively plucking out baby hairs? Us too, which is why you may want to give this helpful set a go.

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    Promising review: "I highly recommend this product. The little leather white simple packaging for the tweezers is perfect. I have been wanting some tweezers for my eyebrows and these are nice, easy to use and maneuver. I am glad that there are different designs for the fit purposes." —Lauren Dez

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. Belif's The True Cream Aqua Bomb is like a water fountain for extremely dry skin: This gel cream contains lady's mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris), ceramide 3, and glycerin, and absorbs quickly for a glowing, moisture-rich complexion. Your face will actually retain moisture after your regimen, so you can avoid layering on more products throughout the day.

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    BuzzFeed Editor Rachel Dunkel loves this skincare product and said "What makes Aqua Bomb so special is its gel-cream formula, which is cooling and calming on the skin — like giving your skin a big ol' glass of water. It feels as incredible to put on sun-weary skin in the hot months of summer as on chapped, dry skin in the winter. It's an everyday, all year product." Read more of her Belif's The True Cream Aqua Bomb review.

    Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin and trust me I have tried every other product available for fighting acne in the stores. I started using this cream just two months ago and I am so thankful for this purchase. It gives just the perfect amount of hydration my skin needs and I have seen my acne reduced so much in just one month." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    14. Ebanel's Acne Drying Lotion lifts gross gunk out of blemishes, cysts, and zits and helps clarify your complexion (buh-bye irritation)! Apply this soothing formula before bed and wake up in the morning with fewer breakouts.

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    Promising review: "I love this product! I've been having some bad cystic acne breakouts and after five times of using this drying lotion over the last two weeks, the bumps and dark spots have improved a lot! The scent can be strong but I've gotten used to it already. It's amazing how the texture of my skin and the reduction of oil have changed to make my skin appear much cleaner." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    15. A jade roller and gua sha set that'll feel like a mini spa treatment whenever your face needs a little TLC: Use these babies to help reduce under eye bags and smooth out tired skin if you want to skip using an eye cream or serum. Plus, they'll give you a reason to take a pretty #shelfie.

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    Promising review: "I love this jade roller! It sits on my bathroom counter and I use it every morning and night with an oil. It really helps get rid of puffiness and swelling in my face (which means less contour for me!). I’ve used it for a month or so now and it’s still in great shape and is a staple for me now." —Hailey

    Get the set from Amazon for $18.95.

    16. These facial applicator brushes make applying skincare treatments a breeze and less time consuming. With soft bristles and a sturdy handle, you'll be *painting* masks and serums on your face like a pro without getting product stuck in your fingers or making a mess in the bathroom.

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    Promising review: "I no longer dread putting on my face products. I was using my fingers to apply the product to my face, it was so messy and it got in my nails too. When I came across these silicone brushes, I knew I had to have them. I use my facial products more often because I'm no longer worried about the annoying mess. The silicone brush is very flexible and spreads the product on my face nicely." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $4.50.

    17. Hero Cosmetics' Mighty Patch covers blemishes, so you can stop picking and touching pimples on your face. Place one of these babies on a zit overnight and let it lift all the gunk out. No more popping or squeezing breakouts whenever your skin is inflamed.

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    Promising review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind this tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick." —Adg

    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.50.

    18. Beauty Strike's papaya and pineapple sheet mask exfoliates your face so you can get a glowing complexion and get rid of impurities at the same time. This skincare treat gently removes dry skin and brightens dull areas. Baby-soft skin on your next day off *is* possible.

    Beauty Strike

    Beauty Strike is a Black woman-owned business with a vegan-friendly beauty and skincare line. They're known for soothing cleansers, toners, and face masks that smell heavenly *and* help alleviate stressed-out skin.

    Get it from Beauty Strike for $6+ (also available in a 5-pack).

    19. Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches help reduce dark circles and puffiness under your eyes. You may have stayed up late the night before, but these tiny patches will help you look more refreshed in the morning (and not waste time applying concealer for those under-eye bags)!

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Bek O'Connell swears by these tiny patches and said "No matter how much sleep I get, it seems like I can never get rid of the puffy, purple circles under my eyes. I've tried creams, gels, even putting cold spoons under my eyes. I almost gave up hope until I found these jelly-like eye patches. These shimmery commas do serious work. They're made with snail extract, which is known to help with blemishes and hyperpigmentation, so yes! It helps with those dark circles." Read more of her Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches review here.

    Get a container of 60 from Amazon for $9.60.

    20. Glossier's The Skincare Edit introduces you to a daily routine in miniature sizes. You'll get to try the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer Rich, and more skincare treats that'll help you shorten your skincare routine in the a.m. or p.m. If the thought of cleansing, moisturizing, and prepping your skin for makeup is overwhelming, give this simple assortment a try for easy complexion maintenance.

    Mini clear and pink Glossier skincare products arranged in a neat line below a white box and pink headband

    The set includes the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Super Bounce serum, Priming Moisturizer Rich, Balm Dotcom skin salve, Futuredew oil-serum hybrid, and a pink headband with the Glossier logo.

    Promising review: "I have pretty oily skin so I’m used to using products that dry out my skin, but when I tried this my skin felt amazing! Super hydrating and I have less breakouts and less acne scars 🙌🏼. If you’re on the fence I would try it out! It introduces you to so many amazing products." —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $50.

    21. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant takes care of pesky blackheads and helps smooth your face simultaneously. Packed with 2% BHA (Beta hydroxy acid), it sloughs away dead skin cells and unclogs pores. Apply it after you cleanse and tone your face for a clearer complexion.

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    Promising review: "I’ve struggled with hyperpigmentation, acne scars that stay for years, and worst of all were the blackheads and large pores. I thought scrubbing with exfoliants was the key, but it actually made things worse and caused micro tears on my face. I have only been using this product two weeks and the changes I’ve seen in my skin have been amazing. I would recommend this product to anyone who is struggling with scarring, blackheads and large pores. This does the trick!" —ACooper2

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

    22. Supergoop!'s Jet Sunscreen Set simplifies your sun care regimen with three core products: an SPF 50 Everyday Lotion that'll absorb quickly and prevent dryness, a weightless SPF 40 Lotion that'll also work as a makeup primer, and an SPF 40 Resetting Mist so you can instantly reapply during the day. If you're looking to avoid sunburns and keep your complexion refreshed throughout the day, this set steps up to the plate.

    Supergoop! lotion, resetting mist, and sunscreen
    Free People

    This set comes with Supergoop!'s PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50, Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40, and Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40.

    Promising review: "I love this little pack of sunscreen. You have your heavier sunscreen for sunnier days, your no-see sunscreen that is weightless, and truly invisible, and finally your spray to touch up your sunscreen over your makeup. And the little yellow bag is super cute!" —Anthropologie Customer

    Get it from Anthropologie for $28.

    23. The Body Shop's Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub, and Mask saves you time when it comes to skincare. Designed for blemish-prone skin, this formula helps minimize oil, unclog pores, and soften skin. This multi-tasker will get your complexion in tip-top shape and not require you to use so many products in your cabinet.

    The Body Shop's 3-in-1 wash, scrub, and face mask in a green container

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best cleanser, scrub, and mask all-in-one. I usually get skeptical when a wash claims to double as a great mask, but this one got it right! It's great for breakouts; it will stop them in their tracks."Carla sipiceanu

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    24. CeraVe's Hydrating Face Wash cleanses and hydrates without stripping the protective skin barrier. If you're over other makeup removers drying or irritating your complexion, look no further: It gets the job done in one step and keeps skin so smooth, thanks to three essential ceramides.

    On the left, reviewer's acne-covered cheek. On the right, reviewer's clear, blemish-free skin
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    Promising review: "As someone who always felt like I needed to buy high-end and expensive skin care products, I wish I would have tried this long ago. Truly in my opinion, nothing beats this stuff. My acne-prone skin loves this moisturizing cleanser. My skin has never looked healthier. I suffer from acne breakouts with very dry surface skin, yet an oily T-zone. My skin looks better than it ever has. And my routine is cheaper than it’s ever been." —Blaike franklin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.64+ (available in two sizes).

    25. Holy Snails' Shark Sauce doubles up as a skin hydrator *and* brightener. This formula, which is shark-free and suitable for multiple skin types, was designed to combat hyperpigmentation and dullness. If you're experiencing dark spots or want to achieve a glowing complexion, this serum will help you cut your regimen in half.

    Holy Snails' Shark Sauce container with graphic of smiley shark on a pile of seashells
    Holy Snails

    Holy Snails is a woman-owned company that sells handmade skincare goods inspired by K-Beauty. You'll find everything from serums to face oil to lip balms for your daily skincare routine.

    Promising review: "I don't think I've ever used a product that gave me such immediate results! In two weeks I looked in the mirror and my acne scars looked lighter and less prominent and I felt like I only had to spot conceal when normally I'd use a medium/full coverage foundation. I'll continue repurchasing forever!" —Holy Snails Customer

    Get it from Holy Snails for $9+ (available in three sizes).

    26. Admire My Skin's 2% Hydroquinone Dark Spot Corrector Remover acts like a lightbulb for your skin by boosting brightness. Say hello to a clearer, smoother complexion after using this 2% hydroquinone, salicylic acid, and azelaic acid formula. You'll achieve a glowing complexion and help minimize dark spots at the same time.

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    Promising review: "This stuff here is a lifesaver and miracle in a bottle. My face has been loaded with acne bumps, comedones that was in my skin for years, and black marks that wouldn't go away. But this stuff here has brightened my marks, my acne has dried out, and 90% of my marks are gone. Give it a try." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    27. Milk Makeup's After Party Skincare Set starts or ends your day with a hydrating cleanser, moisturizer, and lip balm. If your face and lips are flaky, these products will help you restore moisture and smooth out rough areas in three easy steps.

    Milk Makeup's After Party Skincare Set  with yellow containers, jars, and a yellow headband

    This set comes with a mini Vegan Milk Cleanser and Moisturizer, a full-size Kush Lip Balm, and a yellow headband.

    Promising review: "This is the perfect size kit if you’re looking to test out the products before purchasing the full-size items. I’m in love with the face cleanser and moisturizer and will most likely be purchasing the full size items! I have dry/combination skin and these products leave my face feeling soft and hydrated. A definite 'must' during the winter time!" —smithrach13

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    28. Yes To's Watermelon Light Hydration Super Fresh Jelly Mask boosts moisture and tones your complexion at the same time. This ~juicy~ skincare treatment helps reduce dry spots, dullness, and irritation all at once, thanks to its watermelon-based formula.

    Model holds green and clear tube of Yes To Watermelon Light Hydration Super Fresh Jelly Mask in their hand

    Promising review: "This is wonderful for humid climates and/or hot summers. I personally love the smell, and I love that it's clear and doesn't dry sticky or stiff; sometimes I put this on and forget it's there and go run errands. My face looks normal and my skin is bright, calm, and moisturized but not greasy or oily.C

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    29. And June Julien's blackhead remover vacuum sucks out stubborn blackheads and removes other impurities from your face. It comes with four different-sized suction heads that'll tackle trouble spots on your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks. You won't have to apply strips or a mask to get your complexion basically blemish-free again.

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    Promising review: "I am quite impressed with this little tool. I could see oil, dirt, makeup in my pores, especially on my nose, and had little success with pore cleaning strips. Enter this bad boy! I can’t believe how much suction it has. I laughed when I turned it on because it made a tiny, unimpressive sound so I cranked it up, but the second it found suction on my nose I had to scramble to turn it down. Definitely read the directions throughly before using! They were clear and helpful and when I tried again I was impressed by the amount of 'gunk' it removed. Now I look forward to using it each week to take my skincare routine one step further." —Lindsey K.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

    You, after completing the easiest skincare routine ever:

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