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    29 Beauty Products That You'll Wonder Why You've Never Tried Before

    It's well and truly time to start looking after your skin.

    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. This clay mousse mask by Innisfree that'll create the perfect base for your makeup.

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    Promising Review: "I used this mask right before I applied my makeup for a small 30th birthday dinner. Not only did my makeup apply seamlessly, but it remained looking absolutely flawless throughout the night — and I swear, when I took my makeup off at the end of the night it looked and felt much better than it usually does after I wear makeup for an extended period of time. If you're a fan of clay masks, this is one I highly recommend."

    Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $30.

    2. This high efficiency face cleaner by Hylamide that's fantastic for anyone with dry-combo skin.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "As someone with fairly dry skin, I regularly experience that tight feeling that comes with using regular cleansers and it wasn't until recently that I discovered it was because I wasn't using the right products for my skin type. When I began to use this particular cleaner, I was turned off a little by the oily consistency, but this was just me being an absolute brat, because just days later I discovered that my skin was glowing and imperfections were slowly fading away. The best part? It can be used as a makeup remover, simply by applying it over your dry face rather than wetting it first."

    Hameda Nafiz.

    Buy it from Myer for $26.

    3. This cleanser by The Ordinary, that'll remove dirt and makeup without compromising your skin's natural oils.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "Okay, if you're looking at this cleanser and thinking, 'Wow, she looks like a plain Jane,' — I feel you, because that was me when I received this product. But, as the old saying goes, never judge a book by its cover because this Squalane Cleanser from The Ordinary packs a punch. It's got a super interesting formula that you rub between your hands, which changes the cleanser from a balm-like consistency to something more clear and oil-like. There's most likely some sort of science behind it, but whatever it is, all I know is that this product does a thorough job of getting all those nasties off your face and leaving it feeling clean and refreshed.

    Although I don't have sensitive skin, I think this would a really good product for those who do because it's both soap-free and doesn't have a scent. Overall, it's just a no-fuss sort of face washer that gets the job done very well!"

    Isha Bassi.

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $13.90.

    4. These Face Halo makeup remover cloths because honey, you need to stop sleeping with your makeup on.

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    These makeup remover cloths replace up to 500 single use wipes, so not only will you be reducing your waste, but you'll also have no excuse not to get your eyeliner and mascara off before bed.

    They reach deep into your pores to remove makeup and impurities and when you're done using it, just toss it into the wash up to 200 times. You can get the remover cloths in black or white on Amazon, or you can get them in dark red from the Face Halo website.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $30.

    5. This vitamin C tonic by Aussie company Alkira that will give you the glow you've always wanted.

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    This pore purifying tonic doesn't just smell like absolute heaven (trust me), but it contains a cocktail of incredible Australian botanical ingredients to encourage skin rejuvenation, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes and protect and repair your skin.

    Buy it from Alkira Skincare for $14.95.

    6. This Aztec Secret Healing Clay that I encourage you to try if you have problematic skin.

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    This mask draws out all the gross gunk that's been caught in your skin. Just mix a bit of the powder with some apple cider vinegar and you'll be all set.

    You can read all about how magical this stuff is here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $26.49.

    7. This Neogen Bio Peel that will yeet your dead skin cells to hell, so that you can show off the bright and beautiful skin underneath.


    These soaked cotton pads are packed with antioxidants and are super exfoliating, so if you suffer from large pores and sagging or generally dull skin, this will change your life.

    Promising Review: “My absolute go-to exfoliator when I want to take off all my dead skin cells is the Neogen Bio Peel Gauze. Yes, I know you're thinking, 'WTF? Bio Peel? Is my face going to fall off?' Not at all my friend! The package comes with individual cotton pads that have an exfoliating side and a gentle side to clean off all the excess stuff on your face. After you rinse it off, I can guarantee that your face will be smoother than a baby's butt!”

    —Lisa Hua

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.40.

    8. This cleansing bar by Carbon Theory that will have your skin squeaky clean and ready to absorb all your various serums and moisturisers.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: I've been using this cleansing bar for about a month now and I think it's the product that has single-handedly saved my skin from stress acne. This bar contains charcoal to draw out bacteria and excess oil, shea butter to keep everything moisturised and tea tree oil to fight inflammation and target breakouts. Plus, Carbon Theory products are also all vegan and cruelty-free!

    Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Carbon Theory for $14.99.

    9. This super hydrating lip mask that you can apply to your lips before bed and wake up with the softest pucker you've ever had.

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    This lip mask contains hydro ion mineral water, hunza apricot extract and evening primrose root extract to nourish and moisturise your lips.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $21.63.

    10. This Dark Angels sugar and charcoal scrub by Lush, which is the perfect product to use on oily skin.


    Mix it with a little water to create a paste, massage onto your skin, rinse off and voilà! Perfectly moisturised and gorgeous-looking skin.

    Buy it from Lush for $17.95.

    11. This facial cleansing brush that will help you properly rid your pores of makeup, dirt and dead skin cells.


    These brushes feature densely packed, super fine bristles to ensure that as you cleanse your face, your skin is gently exfoliated to remove all the bad gunk that has formed on your face throughout the day and night. Using a brush also means half your product won't be wasted on your fingers and hands.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $7.94.

    12. This pore control serum by Hylamide that'll make you look airbrushed with or without makeup.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "Like many other gals, I suffer from the dreaded oily t-zone. So, when I heard about Hylamide's Pore Control — which promises to reduce the look of pores, shine and congestion — I just had to give a whirl. Now, I've only been using it for a short time, so I'm yet to see long term results. But, what I do adore about this product is how quickly it absorbs into your skin. Seriously, you have to work fast, because this baby just melts into your skin, leaving it feeling as soft and smooth as a baby's bottom.

    Oil? We don't know her! And that's why I'm loving this product."

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Myer for $28.

    13. This headband that's not only super cute and soft, but it'll keep your hair out of your face during your bedtime skincare routine.


    I never had to worry about my hair falling in my face until I decided to chop off my fringe to see what it would look like (quarantine, am I right?). I never actually thought about how annoying it would be for chunks of hair to fall on my forehead while I was trying to wash my face. Enter, this headband. It's insanely adorable and because it loops all the way around to the back of your neck, it'll stay put and you won't need to adjust it a million times.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $3.16.

    14. This Cosrx morning gel cleanser that is super gentle, but also very effective.


    This gel cleanser can be used on dry skin to remove makeup before it's washed off or it can be mixed with water to create a lather for you to really get in there. It's great for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $18.44.

    15. These hyaluronic acid and coconut water infused Garnier eye tissue masks that will reduce the appearance of fine lines and hydrate your skin — perfect for the morning after you stayed up way too late watching YouTube videos.

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    Promising Review: "The first thing I love about these is the price. I love these pillows of self care, that have a small amount of hyaluronic acid in them which helps alleviate puffiness. They also apparently contain orange juice for reasons unknown, but it sounds delicious. I pop these in the fridge and whack them on for 15 minutes in the morning, or at night before bed. Did I mention they are super cheap? Hence why they are always low in stock, so I get some every week."

    Jenna Clarke

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $2.39.

    16. This hydrating facial sunscreen by Ultra Violette, because sun protection is just as important as moisturiser.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I’m a big fan of products that go the extra mile and this sunscreen, my friends, is one of them. It’s not only SPF50+ — which means it’ll protect my face from that harsh Australian sun — but it’ll act as a sunscreen, moisturiser and primer in one. Sounds a little too good to be true, right? I thought so, until I tried this baby out for myself. The Supreme Screen has a fresh scent, light tint (no white cast face!) and just melts onto the skin, leaving a matte, satin-like finish. It’s quickly become one of my favourite products and I’m mad at myself for not discovering it sooner. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and made right here in Australia!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $45.

    17. This brand new hydration boost cream by Sand & Sky that will bring your skin back to life.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    This cream is super lightweight, so you can use it with any skin type. It includes hyaluronic acid complex to lock in moisture, fermented sea kelp to smooth your skin, red seaweed extract to keep the skin from getting dehydrated and, of course, Tasmanian spring water to hydrate and strengthen your skin.

    Buy it from Sand & Sky for $79.90.

    18. This serum by The Ordinary that is alcohol, oil, silicone, nut and fragrance free because it's made from pure, vegan hyaluronic acid.

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    Promising Review: "I was told that hyaluronic acid was a must-have in my beauty regime to help my skin hold moisture. After researching different brands, I found The Ordinary to be highly rated and I have to say, I absolutely love it! My skin feels supple after applying it and while it's a little sticky at first, it dries up into the skin, quickly leaving it feeling fresh and full of moisture. It's such good value for money, too!"

    —Catherine Scro

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $12.90.

    19. This snail essence that sounds a little weird, but will leave your skin feeling the most moisturised it has ever been.

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    This serum is perfect for dehydrated and damaged skin and can be used for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $30.

    20. This exfoliating cleanser by SkinCeuticals that will leave your skin feeling so fresh and so clean.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    This foaming cleanser uses 8% glycolic acid to rid your face of any dirt, oil and makeup, but also includes 1% phytic acid, aloe leaf juice and glycerin to keep your skin hydrated and nourished.

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $64.

    21. These Cosrx acne pimple patches for when your skin acts up at the worst possible time.

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    These patches are super easy to use and are designed to heal breakouts overnight. They use hydrocolloid, tea tree oil and calendula oil to get the job done.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy it from YesStyle for $5.68.

    22. This electronic blackhead remover that will clear out your pores better than any mask or acne wash.

    Clare Aston / BuzzFeed

    There are three suction settings on this device and it comes with three suction heads. To use this baby, place a hot towel over your face to open up your pores. Use the remover, then rinse your face with cold water to tighten everything up!

    Read all about how great it is here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $11.99.

    23. This Vitamin C serum that will absorb right in and give you the glowing skin you've always wanted.


    This serum is made from 11% hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and collagen to encourages anti-aging effects and minimises wrinkles and dark circles.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.99.

    24. This Thayers Witch Hazel that will soothe and tone your skin on a truly magical level.

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    This witch hazel is made from rose petal, aloe vera, vitamin E and witch hazel extract. You can also use it to remove makeup and it'll make your skin look clean and fresh AF.

    Promising Review: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

    AnaMaria Glavan

    Read the full review for this product by AnaMaria here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.95.

    25. This serum by Edible Beauty that will give you the gorgeous, glowing skin you deserve.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "Give your skin a drop or two of this serum and your skin will be absolutely GLOWING. It's like a glass of water for your face and honestly feels so luxurious and hydrating. But my favourite thing about this product? The smell! It's kind of got a fruity, banana-like fresh scent that will have you sniffing the bottle like a madman. Oh, and it's also vegan, Aussie made and cruelty-free!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $54.

    26. This Pixi skin tonic that will soothe and tone your skin on a truly magical level.

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    This toner contains rose water and elderflower to reduce redness, soothe, rehydrate and refresh your skin. It's cruelty and paraben-free, plus, it's suitable for all skin types.

    Buy it from Beautopia for $19.50.

    27. These OUAI chill pills that will make you feel like you're at a luxurious spa when actually you're just in your crappy apartment.

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    These bath bombs contain jojoba seed oil, safflower seed oil and hemp seed oil to soothe, moisturise and nourish your skin. They have a clean, floral scent that will make it incredibly difficult to get out of the tub when the water cools down.

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $51.

    28. This Lush sea salt body scrub you can even use as a shampoo when you want that ~fresh off the beach~ look.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    You can use it in the shower as a gentle exfoliant on wet skin or a more intense scrub on dry skin to get rid of all the dead skin cells you've been carrying around.

    Promising Review: "I'm a big fan of easy, fuss-free products that'll give me results ASAP and this Lush product fits the bill. It looks simple, but it'll give your body a lovely scrub, leaving you with soft, gorgeous skin. Plus, it's great value — this bottle has lasted me months!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Lush for $18.95.

    29. And finally, this Frank Body Rose Gold Shimmer Scrub, which will get your skin silky smooth and leave you with a glow like no other.

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    This scrub contains coffee seed oil to get your skin perked up and excited and rose gold mica particles that will distribute all over your skin for a body highlight to die for. Use it on a particularly cloudy day, so that you can transform into your own sunshine!

    Read more about this glorious scrub here.

    Buy it from Mecca for $19.95.

    You catching a glimpse of your skin after using any one of these products: