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    32 Skincare Products That May Make You Think, "Where Have You Been All My Life?"

    Face masks, jade rollers, serums, and more skincare treats that'll be a big help for your complexion.

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    1. Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser gently cleanses dirt, impurities, and makeup from your face and will leave you with clearer skin, thanks to its pH-balanced formula. Stubborn foundation, concealer, and blush don't stand a chance.


    Promising review: "I’ve been on the hunt for a new cleanser for a while, and when I found out about this product through an influencer, I immediately bought it! It has a gorgeous texture, thick and milky, and a scent that I wasn’t sure about at first but grew to adore, kind of rosy. After using it for months and nearly at the end of my first bottle, I can confidently say that my skin looks the most even I can remember it looking!" —Glossier Customer

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

    2. Tend Skin's Razor Bump Solution reduces the appearance of inflamed ingrown hairs that won't budge. Apply this solution after shaving and your underarms will thank you.

    Reviewer's inflamed armpit area with ingrown bumps in first photo, reviewer's cleared up armpit skin after using the solution in second photo
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    Promising review: "This product has worked great on my armpits where I had painful, gross, inflamed, and embarrassing hair follicles for years! I have noticed less of a difference on razor burn and ingrown hairs in other areas." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. Beauty Strike's papaya and pineapple sheet mask exfoliates your face so you can get a glowing complexion. Breakouts are no match for this skincare treat, which helps slough away dead skin and impurities. 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).

    4. This jade roller helps minimize under eye puffiness and gives your face a little massage. Pop this baby in the freezer, take it out, and gently roll it against your cheeks, chin, and forehead.

    Reviewer uses dark green jade roller on their cheek
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    Promising review: "At first I wasn't really sure these worked, but I decided to give it a shot. I really do see the changes in my face and even if there were none, it's a nice little face massage. I think it really brightens and helps regulate my redness and blotchiness. I also have a lot of jaw pain and inflammation, that helps with this too. I keep it in the fridge and the cold is nice on my face. This was completely worth it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. 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 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).

    6. Biossance's Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil helps repair your skin and looks incredibly beautiful on your vanity. Brighten and hydrate your complexion with lightweight vitamin C oil, Damascus rose extract, and Chios crystal oil. Can we also take a minute to appreciate the ~rosy~ pink container it comes in?!

    Pink dropper bottle of Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil next to orange slices

    Promising review: "I have never seen as big of a difference in my skin as I have with this product. It is my go to and I plan to stick with this in my routine daily. My skin is smoother and has a much more even tone and glow. I stopped wearing any sort of foundation or concealer after consistently using Biossance products as I feel they really make a difference. Even friends have noticed a change in the past few months. Obsessed!" —Biossance Customer

    Get it from Biossance for $72.

    7. IYOBA's Nourishing soap upgrades your DIY spa day and helps hydrate thirsty skin. This bar, which contains charcoal and eucalyptus, will get to work on dry spots and leave your bod silky smooth.

    Black charcoal soap with blue marble soap in the middle

    IYOBA is a Black woman-owned beauty company known for sustainable bath and hair products. Fan faves include their artisan soap, bath bombs, and organic curl cream.

    Get it from IYOBA for $8.95.

    8. 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.

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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.

    9. Noto Botanics' Resurface Scrub smoothes and exfoliates your face. It's packed with plant-based ingredients and glycolic acid that'll leave your face feeling smooth and soft.

    Model applies Noto Botanics' Resurface Scrub on their face
    Noto Botanics

    Noto Botanics is small business founded by former makeup artist Gloria Noto. From cool toning mists to serums to body scrubs, you'll find everything you need to revamp your skincare routine.

    Pro Tip: Make sure to apply sunscreen and limit your time in the sun whenever you use this scrub because it contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).

    Get it from Noto Botanics for $34.

    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)!

    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 $10.28.

    11. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Toner provides relief from acne, stubborn pimples, and redness. Wouldn't it be great to have a more radiant and blemish-free complexion?

    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 of her Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Toner review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in rose petal and coconut water).

    12. 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 *and* halts breakouts in their tracks, thanks to its noncomedogenic formula.

    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).

    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.

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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 here.

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

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    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 love this scrubber! I had never used something similar before, but I don't think I could ever go back to just a washcloth. This makes my skin feel so soft and for the first time in my life, my skin is noticeably brighter and clearer. I tend to have splotchy skin and after a month of using this in the evenings before bed, the splotchiness is gone. It seems silly, but a little extra scrubbing goes a long way! This is gentle and has never bothered my skin." —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $71.40+ (available in four colors).

    15. The Ordinary's Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG reduces the appearance of tired eyes, thanks to caffeine and Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) sourced from green tea leaves. Puffiness and dark circles, be gone!

    Brown dropper bottle of The Ordinary's Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

    Promising review: "This is the only eye serum that comes close to a serum I have been using for years for a fraction of the cost. Helps with under eye creepiness and circles. I will continue using this." —SkinStore Customer

    Get it from SkinStore for $7.20.

    16. Glossier's Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector sweeps away dead skin cells, so your face can be free from acne and redness. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) target trouble zones and leave your skin feeling clean and fresh.


    Promising review: "I bought this based on reviews and I am so glad I did. My skin was uneven, acne prone and just felt rough. After first use there was an improvement straight away and after two weeks, using daily just once, my skin is soft, smooth and clear. So happy!" —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    17. bareMinerals' Complexion Rescue Defense acts like a shield against light damage. It's designed to protect your skin from pollution particles, UV rays, and blue light. With an SPF 30 and lightweight feel, you'll forget you're actually wearing a mineral-based lotion when you're out and about.

    Container of bareMinerals' Complexion Rescue Defense with blush liquid formula
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    Promising review: "I love this product! I have now purchased it three or four times. It truly not only offers SPF protection but also completely evens out and diminishes your skin tone and imperfections! Sometimes I don’t even wear makeup over it, it just looks so smooth! I’ve even bought this product for friends as a gift because I love it so much!" —bareMinerals Customer

    Get it from bareMinerals for $39.

    18. These facial applicator brushes gently glide skincare products on your cheeks and forehead. With soft bristles and a sturdy handle, you'll be *painting* masks and serums on your face like a pro without making a mess.

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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 $3.98.

    19. 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, 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.Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    20. Versed Skincare's Just Breathe Clarifying Serum helps alleviate stressed out skin: Willow bark extract, niacinamide, and a zinc blend help minimize inflammation, acne, and clogged pores on your face.

    Versed Skincare

    Promising review: "I was on a hunt for niacinamide serum and this hit a jackpot. Blemishes on my cheeks are fading after constant use (two times a day and it took about a week to notice the changes) and pores are looking smaller than before. This will be my holy grail and will be added to my daily routine for a long time!" —Versed Skincare Customer

    Get it from Versed Skincare for $19.99.

    21. Pixi's Glow Tonic minimizes the appearance of breakouts with glycolic acid, aloe vera, and ginseng. This toner gently exfoliates *and* hydrates blemish-prone areas on your face and neck. Use it in the morning or night after cleansing for brighter and clearer skin.

    Model holds clear bottle of Pixi Glow Toner in their hand

    Promising review: "This is such an amazing product! Really leaves the skin feeling clean, soft, and more importantly bright! Will definitely purchase again!" —SkinStore Customer

    Get it from SkinStore for $29.

    22. 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.

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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 $11.99.

    23. Glossier's The Skincare Edit introduces you to skincare bestsellers that'll help your daily regimen. Whether you have acne-prone skin, combination skin, dry skin, or sensitive skin, these mini essentials can help tame breakouts, boost hydration, and get your skin moisturized. Plus, you'll get to try a bunch of mini samples before buying full-size bottles!

    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.

    24. Biossance's Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm softens your chapped lips all year long. It contains Wakame algae, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid to get your kissers back in shape, especially when the seasons change.

    Pink and gold container of Biossance Rose Vegan Lip Balm in a water puddle

    Promising review: "I have very dry lips and I love putting this balm on before I go to bed! I wake up and my lips are still super soft and hydrated!" —Biossance Customer

    Get it from Biossance for $18.

    25. 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 some skincare S.O.S.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this stuff! Within only a few days, I noticed a huge difference in my skin tone, breakouts, and pigmentation. I have acne scars and other unmentionables on my face that drive me crazy. I did not experience burning or tingling, not even on the first use. If you are considering this at all, take my advice. Give it a go. It is saving my skin one day at a time." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $85+ (available in two sizes).

    26. Ancient Greek Remedy's Moisturizer calms cystic acne, breakouts, and uneven patches while giving your complexion a hydration boost. Clear and smooth skin is coming your way.

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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 $14.99.

    27. Glossier's Priming Moisturizer helps strengthen the skin's moisture barrier. A hydrating combo of shea and murumuru butters will give you a dewy look *and* nourish dry spots on your face.


    Promising review: "Finally, a moisturizer that isn’t super thin/liquid-y and actually feels like it does something! I got this sample with one of my orders and now I have to go back and buy it. Now that it’s getting cold out, my skin was becoming relentlessly dry and none of my other moisturizers were working; after only a few uses, I could tell such a difference. I love that it doubles as a primer too, as I wear makeup most days." —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $35.

    28. Choate Body's Organic Face Scrub soothes dry skin and helps unclog pores. A calming blend of raw honey and organic lavender essential oil gently exfoliate your cheeks and forehead. Use this relaxing skincare treat after you shower to get your skin in shape.

    Genevieve Scarano/BuzzFeed, Genevieve Scarano / BuzzFeed

    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.

    29. 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.

    Hero Cosmetics/Instagram / Via, SkinStore

    Promising review: "These are the only pimple patches I've used that actually works on my skin. I was my face dry the area, apply the patch and in a few hours, my pimples are practically gone. It doesn't irritate my skin and it leaves behind no scars. I love these things." —SkinStore Customer

    Get a 36-pack from SkinStore for $10.39.

    30. This Dead Sea Mud Mask helps remove impurities and shrink pores, thanks to mineral Dead Sea mud, shea butter, and hickory bark extract. This mini skincare treatment is perf for an at-home spa day and will leave your skin feeling refreshed.

    Reviewer wears dark gray dead sea mud mask on their face
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    Promising review: "Obsessed with my new Dead Sea mud mask. I have been putting mine on after I do hot yoga and have noticed my pores noticeably shrinking. I haven't had an acne flare up since I've been using it once a week. It smells better than any of my other face masks! —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    31. 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 little boost.


    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.

    32. This wart-removal gel treats plantar warts with a no-drop liquid salicylic acid formula that'll help alleviate the cauliflower-esque colony around your heels. Yes you can ~walk on sunshine~ without pain from these pesky growths.

    On the left, the bottom of a reviewer's foot mostly covered in warts, and on the right, the same reviewer's foot now mostly cleared of warts
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    Promising review: "I NEVER write reviews, but this stuff is a miracle so I had to. Stop debating which wart removal product you want to buy and get this NOW. I've tried everything, including having my warts frozen off at the doctor, and not even that did the trick. This stuff did. My warts were extremely large and stubborn, but I was persistent with the gel every day for about six weeks, and they're almost gone. It's absolutely amazing." —Maria Efting

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96.

    That feeling when you wake up with a glowing, blemish-free complexion:


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