34 Skincare Essentials You'll Probably Want To Keep In Your Cabinet
These cleansers, masks, and other skincare goods deserve a spot on your shelf.
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1. Glossier's Milk Jelly Cleanser clears away dirt, impurities, and makeup with a super-soft formula. Rose water and comfrey root extract help your face get squeaky clean and blemish-free, so you can start or end your day with a dewy complexion.
2. Peter Thomas Roth's PRO Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment fights skin discoloration, unevenness, and acne with niacinamide, tranexamic acid, and kojic acid. These ingredients will get to work on your face and leave you with buttery soft skin.
3. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner tones and cleanses your skin with soothing ingredients, including grapefruit seed extract, vitamin E, and aloe vera. It's a pre-makeup and pre-moisturizing must-have for your skincare routine.
4. Supergoop!'s Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 preps your pre-makeup face *and* protects your skin from sun damage. Cocoa peptides act like a barrier against blue light, while hyaluronic acid increases softness.
5. Caudalíe's Beauty Elixir sets makeup, minimizes the appearance of pores, and hydrates your skin. Spritz this essential oil formula on your face after your beauty routine for a radiant look.
6. Foreo's Luna Mini 2 cleanses your skin with soothing pulsations. Your face will be free from dirt, makeup, and impurities and it's been a minute since you've seen that gorgeous glow.
7. Save. Our. Skin.'s Daily Rescue Facial Spray gives you relief from dry skin all year long. Its hypochlorous acid-friendly formula helps shield your face from inflammation and will leave you feeling refreshed.
8. Peace Out's Acne Healing Dots tame pesky blemishes that take a toll on your complexion. Apply these babies anytime you need to treat breakouts or stop picking areas.
9. e.l.f. Cosmetics' Illuminating Eye Cream soothes tired eyes by reducing dark circles and adding moisture. Jojoba, cucumber, and vitamin E will be a major help if you stayed up late the night before and you're short on time for skincare S.O.S.
10. Yes To Watermelon's Super Fresh Jelly Mask brightens and quenches thirsty skin. Aloe barbadensis leaf juice and watermelon fruit extract provide a hydration boost in only 10 minutes and it's super easy to put on. Sign. Me. Up.
11. Sunday Riley's Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is like a brightening cocktail for complexions: It helps reduce dark spots, pores, and redness. Use this treatment whenever your face needs a quick pick-me-up.
12. Youth To The People's Superberry Hydrate Oil is loaded with antioxidant ingredients and has three-in-one benefits, including increased moisture, softness, and less redness. The best part? This soothing formula will work with your skincare regimen in the a.m. or p.m.
13. The Body Shop's Arber Aftershave Balm conditions skin after shaving, so you won't have redness or irritation. Your face will feel soft and smell so good, thanks to this formula's woodsy-meets-citrus scent.
14. 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.
15. First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream locks in hydration and alleviates parched skin with colloidal oatmeal (OTC) and shea butter. Bad weather may be harsh on your skin, but this skincare saver can leave your hands feeling super smooth again.
16. Soko Glam's Best of K-Beauty Starter Set comes with a little bit of everything if you're looking to try new skincare goods. From a cleanser to a calming cream, you'll be prepared for a mini acne or breakout emergency.
17. Tarte's Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches restore the skin under your eyes and helps combat dark circles. These are the perf self-care treat too, just in case you need a refresh after staying up late.
18. Herbivore Botanical's Jasmine Body Oil minimizes dull skin with a glow-friendly formula of camellia flower oil and grapeseed oil. Get ready for a brighter and more moisturized complexion.
19. Glossier's Balm Dotcom nourishes dry skin *and* moisturizes dry lips. This tiny tube fits perfectly in your bathroom cabinet and purse.
20. Tonymoly's I'm Lavender Lullaby Sleeping Mask takes care of your complexion while you catch up on ZZZs. Apply this skincare treat right before bed for super hydrated skin in the morning.
21. Murad's Acne Body Wash fights breakouts, body acne, and oily skin while you shower. Exfoliate your skin with this soothing formula, which includes salicylic acid, date seed powder, glycolic acid, and green tea extract.
22. Glow Recipe's Pineapple-C Brightening Serum reduces the appearance of dull skin and makes your complexion look so dang good. It's packed with antioxidants so you can achieve a dewy glow.
23. Versed's Baby Cheeks Hydrating Milk is a makeup remover, cleanser milk, and hydrating toner all in one. It removes stubborn foundation, impurities, and dirt from your face with a few applications. Use it before or after your daily skincare regimen.
24. Anthropologie's Well Done Crystal Facial Roller helps boost skin elasticity and is a great tool to use on a regular basis. Place it in the freezer for a cooling *and* soothing skincare treatment.
25. Caudalíe's overnight oil repairs the skin barrier and soothes your skin before you wakeup in the morning. Apply this formula of six plant and essential oils before hitting the sheets and you'll save so much time during your a.m. skincare grind.
26. Acure's Radically Rejuvenating Day Cream Facial Moisturizer gives your face a moisture boost *and* helps protect it from UV rays. Your complexion will be sunburn-free and super soft after applying this formula.
27. Bliss' Lemon & Sage Body Polish exfoliates dry skin and leaves your bod looking so shiny. This heavenly lemon and sage blend will have you *singing* in the shower.
28. Lush's Mint Julips Lip Scrub softens your lips and smells like a peppermint, sugar, and bourbon cocktail. Once you're done scrubbing your lips with this sweet mixture, you'll get to enjoy a protective coating that'll lock in moisture.
29. Soko Glam x Acwell's Licorice pH Balancing Essence Mist provides hydration to your face and locks in moisture for a dewy complexion. Spritz it on if you're experiencing dryness or need to set your makeup.
30. Tonymoly's Moisture Boost Cooling Algae Eye Serum minimizes puffiness and helps boost skin elasticity around the under eye area. It'll also look really cute in your bathroom shelf!
31. Aztec Secret's Indian Healing Clay Facial Treatment deep cleans your pores and minimizes irritation caused by acne and blemishes. Treat yo'self to an at-home facial without dropping $$$ at the spa.
32. The Body Shop's Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue softens and moisturizes your feet. Enjoy the cooling sensation of this formula and say goodbye to cracking, peeling, and rough spots.
33. Isle of Paradise's Self-Tanning Drops let you get that sun-kissed look *without* uneven application and streaks. Just add this formula to your favorite moisturizer for a skin illuminating boost.
34. Patchology's Blemish Buster 2-Step Breakout Care Kit is like armor for pesky acne and pimples. A sheet mask soothes your skin with tea tree and willow bark, while salicylic acid dots help prevent future breakouts.
You, after stocking up on new skincare goodies:
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