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    33 Skincare Products With Reviews So Good, You'll Want To Buy Them In Bulk

    Gel eye masks, pore vacuums, hydrating serums, and more cult-favorite skincare products you'll want to buy again and again.

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    1. Acure's Brightening Facial Scrub multitasks by exfoliating dead skin cells, clearing impurities, and brightening your complexion. If you want your skin to glow like a lightbulb, this scrub will get the job done. 💡

    Reviewers can't stop talking about this facial scrub, which has a 4.5-rating and more than 16,000 positive ratings!  

    Promising reviews: "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 afterward! Definitely a must-have!" —Mizza C.

    "Yay! This stuff is a lifesaver. Recently my doctor put me on steroids to clear up my allergies. I immediately started breaking out like I was 15 again (it was one of the side effects. I should’ve read the pamphlet they give) and being 25, that doesn't really happen anymore. I didn't have a good exfoliator and this one had such good reviews that I decided to try it out. It really works! In 8 days my skin was almost back to normal and it felt clean ad can be! My dark acne spots were significantly lighter and all the little bumps I had were gone. Will be buying this from here on out. :)" —janelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59.

    2. And to continue the exfoliation, Beauty Strike's papaya and pineapple sheet mask acts as a complexion pick-me-up. This skincare treat gently removes dry skin and brightens dull areas. Baby-soft skin on your next day off *is* possible.

    Model applies clear papaya and pineapple face masks to their face
    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.

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this sheet mask. It left my skin feeling so soft. I left it on for 10 minutes and washed off as soon as I felt my skin begin to tingle a little bit, and it didn't leave me irritated at all. My skin was glowing and clearer the very next morning!" —Beauty Strike Customer

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

    3. This Etude House mask targets dry areas while you sleep. Collagen water and baobab water create a hydrating layer over your face, so you can wake up in the morning with a more moisturized and less flaky complexion.

    Promising reviews: "I absolutely love this product. Use it nightly over my serum and moisturizer. I wake up to hydrated, dewy skin. I even add a little bit to my moisturizer during the day which is helping my skin during winter." —Devyani Patel

    "I'll repurchase this a million times over. I wish I knew abut sleeping packs much earlier. What you do is, you do your normal night skincare, and put on your oils and your night cream, then you slather this over all of it, liberally. It will dry down, so if you are a stomach sleeper, I'd do this awhile before bed. When you wake up, rinse it off and SURPRISE, your skin is soft and hydrated, and feels amazing." —Callie K.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50

    4. Bio-Oil helps alleviate acne scars, stretch marks, and smooths uneven areas. Its non-greasy formula contains vitamins A and E to help hydrate your face. Because it can help with a myriad of skincare annoyances, it's like a fairy godmother for your daily skincare routine. ✨

    Reviewer with dark skin and lots of hyperpigmentation on their forehead and cheeks
    The same reviewer after using Bio-Oil and their hyperpigmentation has lightened a lot

    It has 9,231 positive reviews and a 4.6-star rating!

    Promising reviews: "I love this oil. It's not greasy at all and after using it for two weeks I noticed my acne scars going away. Not only does it help with acne scars but acne in general. I could tell some pimples were forming on my face but after using the BioOil they went away in a couple of days. Cheap and affordable! I love it!" —Camille

    "I bought this and the dry skin moisturizer and they are the best! My lips have never been so soft, acne scars are fading, and fine lines are less noticeable, and just under a week of use. If I were to use this under makeup I would avoid the eyelid area and wait at least 30 minutes before applying any base products. Seriously, don't wait on this stuff!" —martina11

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in six sizes).

    5. Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment ~hits the spot~ for treating clogged pores and stubborn blemishes. It helps prevent acne from making a return to your cheeks, chin, and forehead *and* halts breakouts in their tracks, thanks to its noncomedogenic formula.

    bottom right to top left: series of before-and-after photos showing reviewer's acne-covered face on Sept. 21 and a much-clearer face on Jan. 2 after using the treatment for a few months
    progression photo of reviewer's face with acne spots (week one), a little less acne (week four) and mostly-cleared skin (week 12)

    Promising reviews: "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

    "I started using Differin Gel out of desperation and I’m so thankful that I found it. While my skin isn’t flawless and I do still have little marks and bumps, it’s SO much better than it was 12 weeks ago. This stuff works!! Makeup now covers everything, whereas before I struggled with acne texture and redness that poked through no matter what I did. I will continue to use this religiously and reap the amazing benefits! I highly recommend it." —Sarah Dotson

    Get a 30-day supply from Amazon for $12.29+ (also available in packs of two and a 45-gram size).

    6. This pack of 24-karat-gold cooling eye gels kicks dark circles and puffiness to the curb, plus moisturizes the under-eye area. Apply a set of these lil' pads whenever your skin needs some TLC after staying up late. 

    Reviewer wearing under eye patches by Le Gushe
    Reviewer wearing under eye patches by Le Gushe

    Promising reviews: "First of all, amazing deal for the price! Secondly, they work amazing! I have issues with tired eyes and I used the patches for about 30 minutes after I washed my face, while I was in the shower, then took them off when I did my makeup and my under-eye was so moisturized and rejuvenated!" —Tiara Baker

    "I truly notice a difference with these eye patches. They recommend two to three times per week, but I definitely notice the biggest difference on the days I actually wear them. My bags and dark circles are SIGNIFICANTLY reduced. They are very hydrating and don't irritate my sensitive skin. This is one of the best product I've found for my under-eyes! I plan to purchase again and again!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $14.47

    7. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Day Serum brightens dull areas and helps improve skin texture. It contains antioxidants (vitamin E, ferulic acid, l-ascorbic acid) and fruit enzymes that minimize roughness and give your face a more illuminated appearance.

    Me, holding the bottle of serum next to my face with a brighter appearance overall
    the orange and white serum bottle next to clear serum formula on orange background
    Genevieve Scarano/BuzzFeed, Sephora

    This serum comes with a liquid serum base and a bottle of l-ascorbic acid powder that you need to mix together before application (more on that in my review below), and easy instructions on how to do so. It's recommended that you use this in the A.M.: apply a tiny pump to your dry face and neck after cleansing your skin. It's also important to layer sunscreen on top after application!

    During the winter, my skin is more red, dry, and dull. Typically I don't do much for my daytime skin routine except cleanse and put on sunscreen, because my skin is on the more sensitive side. I decided to try this serum and I'm so glad I did! After a few days of using it, I noticed my forehead and cheeks looked a little brighter and my skin texture wasn't as rough. Plus, it was gentle enough to add to my routine without causing irritation or redness. (Note: You *do* need to mix this formula before using it; I found the instructions included in the package very easy to follow and I didn't have any issues mixing the liquid serum base and the 15% l-ascorbic acid powder together before applying it to my skin.)

    Promising reviews:  "I don’t usually write reviews, but I 100% recommend this serum! This is the only skin care product that I’ve really noticed made a huge difference in my skin. My face looks awake, bright, healthy, and alive. I even did a double look in the mirror at work because that’s how well this serum works! If you’re going to splurge or spoil yourself, I 100% recommend this!" —Sephora Customer

    "I felt like I was making my own potion when I got this! Mixing the powder with the liquid was great. From the first use, I felt a happy tingle all across my face and noticed a pretty quick improvement in the texture of my skin. Doesn’t feel greasy or too tacky, which I like. Always use with sunscreen!" —Sephora Customer 

    Get it from Sephora for $78

    8. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil helps remedy the annoying skin problems you've been trying to treat, including dryness, breakouts, and uneven skin tone). Age spots, blemishes, and scarring are no match for this multitasking formula packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins.

    Promising reviews: "My new holy grail! I have super-sensitive, acne-prone skin in a very dry climate. This stuff is seriously so amazing. I use it from my face to my toes. It has completely eradicated any dry skin I had and makes me glow. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin since I’ve started using it, even my boyfriend noticed! I love it after chemical peels, too. It gets rid of peeling and dry patches as well as soothing any redness. It’s a decent-sized bottle for what you pay!" —Brynnieb09

    "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up blemishes all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked. This has made such a difference with my skin that friends and coworkers are even noticing. I lather it on generously every night, and again in the morning." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    9. Habit's skin mister provides great sun protection and requires no rubbing (I REPEAT, no rubbing). Spritz this SPF 41 mist on your skin and go about your day. Oh, and it smells so good thanks to its lavender, rosemary, and rose geranium scent.

    Model spraying the mist on her face
    Habit

    Habit is a Latinx-owned small business specializing in SPF-friendly skincare.

    Promising reviews: "This sunscreen spray is just what I needed for my daily routine. It's very lightweight and comfortable on the skin without feeling too greasy. It absorbs well too. It does well over makeup. Smells really good! I like that it doesn't have a sunscreen chemical smell. On top of everything it makes my skin look so dewy and healthy and makes it feel soft and supple. This product exceeded my expectations! Will definitely be buying again. 5 stars!" —Diana A. 

    "Absolutely perfect for reapplication throughout the day. The scent is perfection and my skin feels softer than 1,000 cashmere sweaters. The only way I could feel more moisturized is if I was actually submerged in a tub of aloe and lavender oil." —Alexa K.

    Get this mister from Habit for $30.

    10. Or if you need additional hydration, Fenty Skin moisturizer with SPF 30 helps combat dryness and dark spots. It contains niacinamide and kalahari melon that work together to boost hydration and shield your skin from the sun. Plus, it's suitable for all skin types!

    Model applies the Fenty Skin moisturizer above to cheeks and other areas of face
    model squirts the same Fenty Skin moisturizer onto hand
    Fenty Skin

    Promising reviews: "I feel like any other moisturizer I’ve tried dried my face out. Once I found Hydra Vizor the game changed for me!! It gives me the moisture I need (especially in winter weather) and it gives me a natural glow to my face! Fragrance is noticeable but very light. My complexion has changed for the better too. I don’t wear it to bed due to SPF being in it, but it’s part of my AM routine after I use the Fenty Cleanser! Never stop making this stuff." —Fenty Skin Customer

    "It's the right amount of moisture for day time for me. It's lightweight, and not oily. Absorbs into the skin instantly, but doesn't dry you out. It also smells lovely, but not overwhelming." —Fenty Skin Customer

    Get it from Fenty Skin for $38.

    11. These blotting papers absorb excess oil on your face. If your forehead is looking like a shiny disco ball due to oiliness, grab one of these tissues and dab it onto affected areas for a little relief. They also easily fit in a backpack or purse for on-the-go touch-ups!

    Promising review: "I LOVE these oil-absorbing sheets! I tried them out a few years ago but haven't gotten around to writing a review until now. I have SUPER-oily skin (and cystic acne which I have the scars to show for) and this makes me feel sooo fresh and even calms down active pimples/acne. I went to the harshest lighting to REALLY show all the oil LOL don't judge me! (but if you're here you probably struggle with the same thing. Oil slicks unite!) But as you can see it truly removes all of the oil, and keeps it that way for several hours." —Noopur D.

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

    12. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant takes care of pesky blackheads and simultaneously helps smooth your face. 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.

    In addition to receiving 46,973 positive ratings and an overall 4.6/5 rating, this exfoliant is also a top skincare pick on TikTok

    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 $11+ (available in two sizes).

    13. Glossier's Futuredew gets your skin ~glowing~ with nourishing oils (evening primrose, grape-seed, jojoba, and rose hip oils) and botanical-based extracts.  Rub a tiny bit onto your cheeks and forehead if your tired, dull complexion needs a little boost. 

    Pink and clear bottles of Glossier's Futuredew hybrid serum
    model wears Futuredew on cheeks
    Glossier, Glossier

    With a 4.3 rating and tons of positive reviews, this serum is great for anyone who wants a dewier, more radiant look and is easy to add to any skincare regimen.

    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.

    14. Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Facial Toner balances the pH level of your skin and helps clarify your complexion. If you're looking to minimize the appearance of pores, achieve a smoother skin texture, and sustain moisture, this nourishing formula can help!

    BuzzFeed Editor AnaMaria Glavan holds bottle of Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Toner in their hand
    AnaMaria holding same toner next to her face
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    My colleague AnaMaria Glavan swears by this skincare product and said: "After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well." Read more deets in her full Thayers Witch Hazel Facial Toner review.

    Promising review: "Love this toner. I have combination skin that gets super dry in the winter, but most 'moisturizing' toners make my skin feel oily and causes breakouts. I was hesitant to get a big bottle of something without trying it out first, but this ended up being a win. I use it in the morning after a quick wash. I typically use a chemical exfoliator the night before and this helps gently remove the extra crud without irritating my skin. My skin feels soft and smooth, not dry, not oily, just clean. Of course follow up with an SPF moisturizer." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in six scents).

    15. Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patches cover 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 (or using a ton of products to get rid of 'em). 

    Clear Mighty Patch covers pimple on reviewer's cheek
    Hand holds strip of clear Mighty Patch patches

    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 $12.99.

    16. Or these larger Mighty Patches diminish the cluster of zits on your jawline, back, and neck. These hydrocolloid strips absorb pus and can minimize the appearance of breakouts within SIX HOURS. They'll also stay on your skin and not come off, thanks to durable tapered edges. 

    reviewer wears one of the patches on her chin area lifting out gunk from zits
    hand holds one of the patches covered in large puss circles lifted from zits on shoulder

    Each strip is 2 inches long, so they can cover and draw pus from multiple zits at a time!

    Promising reviews: "Amazing. Started to break out badly/painfully on my shoulders. Deep zits that covered a lot of surface. Used these overnight to calm my skin down and was floored at how much they pulled out. The large one didn’t even seem that big from the surface. Patches provided so much relief." —CW

    "Amazing! I had two little pimples and a bunch of hard to get black heads. My chin has never been more clear. It basically feels like those clear waterproof bandaids so it did not slide off during the night. I constantly have deep white/ black heads that my pimple tool can never tackle, so I am very pleased with these results! I was so surprised and a little grossed out that so much gunk was in my chin. I highly recommend these patches! Very easy to use and had amazing results." —Erin Brown

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

    17. AxV Beauty's face oil helps repair the skin and soothes irritated areas on your cheeks, chin, and forehead. Jojoba oil, vitamin E, tea tree oil, and argan oil work together to boost hydration and combat stressed-out skin.

    Before and after showing the oil helped get rid of user's red, irritated cheek breakouts
    AxV Beauty

    AxV Beauty is a Black-owned business founded by Asata Evans and Vic Rose.

    Promising reviews: "I suffer from rosacea and it has not irritated my face at all. I have been using it consistently and it has provided the right amount of moisture to my face without leaving me greasy. Will definitely repurchase again!" —AxV Beauty Customer

    "I love how this product makes my 60-year-old skin feel: clean and fresh with a renewed glow. Also, I applied the Essential Face Oil immediately after brow and lip waxing and I did not break out with blisters and bumps as I usually do. Game changer! Thank you!" —AxV Beauty Customer

    Get it from AxV Beauty for $30+ (available in two sizes).

    18. This foot file requires one quick motion to slough away cracked, dead skin from your heels. You'll be ~walking on sunshine~ once you have super soft feet again (and you don't have to spend $$$ on a pedicure).

    Reviewer holding foot scraper in hand
    Reviewer before and after feet using foot scraper

    Dubbed a "cheese grater" and "miracle-worker," by lots of reviewers, this skincare tool receives a 4.7 out of 5 rating!

    Promising reviews: "Y'all got $8? Buy one of these. For a decade I thought smooth feet belonged only to wealthy weekly nail salon clientele but this little cheese grater has taken me from paltry peasant wench to a silky smooth 'show my feet in public' rich woman. Yes oh yes! My pile of feet scrapings on the floor took me two trips with the dustpan, and if I hadn't have stopped after I lacerated my hand, hell it probably would have taken three! So if any of you rough-footed people out there are suffering from those 'summer shoes blues,' then buy it." —Jerni

    "I'm not one to talk about my feet. I've had circulation problems for years that are just now resolving and that has led to deep calluses on the heels of both feet. I bought this on a whim as I have tried other products in the past with no luck. Twenty minutes later I'm touching baby-smooth skin where there used to be deep cracks and rough broken skin. This thing is a miracle-worker and if I could rate it 10 stars I would." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    19. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream hydrates the most sensitive skin with its gentle, fragrance-free formula. Reviewers love it too (it has 5,470 positive reviews and a 4.8-rating!), because it's easy to use, absorbs quickly, and contains ceramides that help strengthen the skin barrier and diminish dry areas. 

    Promising review: "I have eczema and live in a hot, dry climate. I was put off by the cost of this lotion at first, but had tried so many others I figured I’d give it a shot. Never going back to the cheap stuff! No scent which is perfect for my sensitive skin and I use it everyday and everywhere! Dry cracked hands? Gone! Rough, itchy eczema patches? Gone! My face, which has always been super oily, has also been an issue for me. Where I used to be able to fry an egg on my forehead an hour into my day, my skin is now balanced and smooth! No more oily complexion!" —SB

    Get a 19-ounce jar from Amazon for $16.25.

    20. This glycolic acid peel helps even your skin tone and boost hydration. A combo of glycolic acid, retinol, and extracts from cucumber, chamomile, comfrey, and green tea work together to soften rough spots and remove dead skin cells, so you can achieve a more radiant complexion over time.

    before photo of a reviewer with dimpled skin texture on their cheeks
    the same reviewer after using the peel consistently and the pitting on their cheeks has lessened dramatically

    Promising reviews: "I had acne scarring, rough skin, cystic acne, sun damage; there was nothing on the market that worked for me. I looked up YouTube tutorials on at-home chemical peels, and read the instructions carefully. After just ONE peel, my acne was gone within seven days! My makeup even sits better on my face and my regular moisturizer soaks in deeper now. MUST TRY!!!" —Annie Aguilera

    "So far, so great! It's helping to FINALLY get rid of a scar from a biopsy done on my face. I use it on my whole face. Started at 30 seconds three times a week. Moved up to 60 seconds. Now I'm at two minutes 30 seconds. I am going slow with this because I tend to get dermatitis very easily. It's helping to fade acne scars and age spots. I hope you all have good results! Just start slow." —DWSC12

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    21. Wldkat Saffron and Oat Milk Glow Serum adds a subtle glow to your face and hydrates dry spots. A powerhouse formula of oat milk, hyaluronic acid, and saffron help minimize dryness and dullness around your T-zone and cheekbones.

    a BuzzFeed writer showing their skin after using the serum
    gif of a buzzfeed writer pumping the serum into their hand
    Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed