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    9 Apr 2020

    Here Are 28 Beauty Products That The Beauty Community Can't Get Enough Of

    When all you do is look at your reflection, it may as well be fabulous.

    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 HappySkinCo IPL skin removal device, so you can continue your road to becoming hair free, even when you can't make it to your laser appointments.

    HappySkinCo

    This handheld device is struggle-free and allows you to get a laser treatment at home with little to no hassle. It's safe to use, as it will only activate when pressed against the skin. This little device will last you over 20 years and comes with a one year warranty and lifetime servicing.

    Buy it from HappySkinCo for $239.

    2. This Kiehl's moisturiser that you can use day and night to give your poor, thirsty skin the hydration it deserves.

    BuzzFeed / Mariela Summerhays

    It's paraben, fragrance and sulphate free, so you can use it on sensitive skin!

    Promising Review: “I love this cream — will not go a day without it. I first discovered it when I was stuck in an airport for hours. I was going around the stores trying on products and the store assistant swore this was the best thing for dry skin (especially when flying). She was not wrong. It’s creamy, but not greasy, and is so light. I find it serves as a great primer for under my makeup, too.”

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $51.

    3. These Cosrx acne pimple patches that you can use during all your meetings without anyone catching on to your beauty routine.

    BuzzFeed / Sarah Han

    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. They're also very thin and barely noticeable when in use, which makes them perfect to use during all your catch ups.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy a pack of 24 from Amazon Australia for $5.

    4. This serum by The Ordinary that's perfect to put on your face after toning and before moisturising at night.

    Julia Wiling / BuzzFeed

    By the time you wake up, your skin will be calmer, brighter and have a gorgeous glow that will have everyone asking you for skincare tips even though you still don't quite understand what toner is.

    Promising Review: "The year is 2020 — it's time you started embracing the power of retnoid. The Ordinary's version is bloody fantastic and oh-so-affordable. I apply this bad boy after cleansing and toning my skin at night. I'm a VERY OILY GAL, so I don't top it with anything else, because the squalane is super hydrating. But you can also top with moisturiser if your skin is dry AF."

    Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $18.90.

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

    Lush

    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.

    6. This Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, because you finally have time to master the art of sculpting your face.

    @tartecosmetics / Via Instagram: @tartecosmetics

    The formula is fantastic for getting rid of dark circles and covering any blemishes. According to the website, one is sold every 12 seconds! It also comes in 30 different shades.

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $40.

    7. These Colourpop cream gel eyeliners to brighten up your day, despite all the grey in the sky outside.

    Colourpop

    These eyeliners come in some incredibly pigmented and vibrant colours, so you're sure to find one that will align with your aesthetic.


    Promising Review:
    "These liners are the easiest thing you can add to your makeup kit that will make you stand out. An extra 10 seconds in the morning and bam! They've honestly changed the way I view makeup — now, it's more of an accessory to match my outfit or mood for the day rather than a way to cover up imperfections. Plus, I always get compliments when I wear these and who doesn't love to be gassed up?"

    Sohan Judge.

    Buy it from Colourpop for $5.50 each or get a pack of 20 for $77.

    8. This POREfessional Face Primer by Benefit that will give you the base to have your foundation looking airbrushed, perfect for all your self-isolation makeup looks.

    @benefitaustralia / Via Instagram: @benefitaustralia

    This primer was the very first one I used, just because I was seeing it absolutely everywhere and it has not disappointed. It makes your skin feel like porcelain and your pores are basically non-existent after a light application — which means you have the perfect base for your foundation.

    Buy the 7.5ml tube from Sephora Australia for $25.

    9. This Beauty Blender sponge that will polish off your foundation and contour, so you look flawless for your virtual date.

    @beautyblender / Via instagram.com

    If you still don't use a Beauty Blender to apply your foundation, you're missing out on flawless blending — trust me. Just wet the sponge and watch it double in size, wring it out and use it to apply all liquid or cream makeup. Magic!

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $30.

    10. This Aztec Secret Healing Clay that will draw out all of your skin's demons — and imperfections.

    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 $34.99.

    11. This Sephora hair sleeping mask that you can smother your hair with before bed, so you can wake up with goddess-like hair, regardless of the damage you did dying it a crazy colour during self-iso.

    @mommi.j / Via instagram.com

    This hair mask contains coconut, shea, rose, acai, aloe vera and dragonfruit to repair and nourish your locks for optimum shininess. It also comes in a protective hair cap, so it won't stain your pillow when you're sleeping with it on.

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $5.00.

    12. This Australian pink clay kit by Sand and Sky to detox your skin after it's been exposed to a bunch of makeup, dirt and pollution.

    Amazon

    This kit includes the exfoliator, which will gently scrub away your dead skin cells and leave your skin fresh and clean. Plus, the pore refining face mask will tighten your pores and leave your skin silky smooth.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $110.50.

    13. 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.

    Amazon / Via instagram.com

    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 Amazon Australia for $26.

    14. 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.

    Amazon

    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.

    15. This Go-To cloth face mask to breathe life into your poor, tired skin in just 10 minutes — which makes it ideal for those of us who are too lazy for clay masks.

    Go-To Skincare

    Promising Review: "Go-To is one of my favourite-ever Aussie beauty brands. One product that is definitely a must for winter is the Transformazing face mask. Deeply hydrating, packed with antioxidants and vitamin C (as well of lots of other great stuff), this product makes my face feel soft, bright and rehydrated."

    Natalia Krslovic

    Buy it from Go-To Skincare for $9.

    16. This Drunk Elephant facial oil that is rich in natural antioxidants and omega properties, which help protect and hydrate your skin.

    Nicki Williams / BuzzFeed

    It's made with 100% unrefined marula kernel oil, which means it's free of animal products, gluten, fragrance, silicone, essential oils and anything else that may harm rather than help your skin.

    Promising Review: "I love, love, love this oil! The moment I apply two drops to my pre-washed skin, I feel like a new woman. Pair it with some hyaluronic acid and an SPF50+ moisturiser, and there's your skincare regime.

    Plus, if I wear this morning and night, I'm almost guaranteed to be asked for ID when going into pubs. It's a sheer winner!"

    —Nicki Williams

    Buy it from Mecca for $115.

    17. This Sukin exfoliating mask for all skin types that uses coffee grounds and coconut shells to exfoliate the skin, while simultaneously using aloe vera to soothe it.

    Zeta Morgan / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I have used different products from the Sukin range for quite a while now. I love how affordable they are, but the best thing is that they're all natural. This coffee mask doubles as an exfoliant — it always leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated and smooth. Plus, it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, unlike other masks."

    Zeta Morgan

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $15.53.

    18. This light therapy Neutrogena acne spot treatment, which uses dermatologist in-office technology (no UV rays!) to treat mild to moderate acne.

    Jemima Skelley / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I DEFINITELY did not think this would work. How can light get rid of pimples? Well, after only using it a couple of times my mind was completely changed. It's good at making big, sore pimples smaller overnight. I also had a red mark on my skin from a giant pimple I'd had two months ago that I couldn't even get rid of with microhydrabrasion. After about a week of using this light pen on it twice a day, it was way smaller and lighter. This pen is true magic."

    Jemima Skelley

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $26.95.

    19. This Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Serum that's boosted with super C to really let the vitamins do their work.

    Sohan Judge / BuzzFeed

    It brightens skin, repairs tone and provides antioxidant protection against free radical and UV damage.

    Promising Review: "This is, hands down, the best skincare product I own. It is literally LIFE JUICE for my face. The consistency is the same as the oil your face naturally produces, so it doesn't clog you up or make you look oily (this is coming from someone who has oily skin!). Yes, it is a little pricey, but it's worth every cent."

    Sohan Judge

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $69.90.

    20. This Aesop Spot Treatment to target blemishes and pimples without drying them up, which is the best for people who have skin dryer than the Sahara.

    Charleen Hughes / BuzzFeed

    It's made with niacinamide, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and salicylic acid.

    Promising Review: "Aesop Control is a great pimple/spot blemish thing I use. It's all natural and goes on clear, so it doesn't look like toothpaste on your skin."

    —Charleen Hughes

    Buy it on Aesop for $25.

    21. This The Jojoba Company Oil that's made right here in Australia.

    BuzzFeed

    This oil is naturally rich in vitamin A,D and E and omegas 6 and 9. It works perfectly to hydrate all skin types, so go nuts!

    Promising Review: "I love, love, love this jojoba oil – I use it everyday as a night cream!"

    —Alicia Hosking

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.95.

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

    Catherine Scro / BuzzFeed

    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 Amazon Australia for $13.54.

    23. 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 since last decade!

    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.

    24. This La Roche-Posay ultra-light facial sunscreen that's far less sticky than the regular kind.

    Christelle Quillien / BuzzFeed

    It's perfect for throwing on in the morning after cleansing your skin. This version has a slight tint to it — which is a perfect alternative if you want a little coverage.

    The cream is SPF50+, has very high UVA/UVB protection and prevents premature skin ageing and long-term skin cell damage.

    Promising Review: "Living in Oz, I've learned that wearing sunscreen everyday is super important. This one by La Roche-Posay is my favourite because it's really light and absorbs easily into my skin and doesn't feel oily and thick. I wear this everyday under my makeup and haven't had any issues!"

    —Christelle Quillien

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.39.

    25. This hot air brush that makes it easy for you to give yourself volume and dry your hair without it getting poofy as heck.

    Amazon

    The brush uses hot air and ionic technology to get rid of frizz and leave your hair looking and feeling as smooth as silk.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.99.

    26. These Face Halo makeup remover cloths that can clean your face with just water and little-to-no scrubbing.

    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.

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

    BuzzFeed / Anamaria Glavan

    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.

    28. And finally, FOREO's facial cleansing brush that is so easy and quick to use, you'll find it hard to make excuses not to wash your damn face.

    Amazon

    I've recently started using this tool and I'm someone who rarely ever bothers with skincare, so the fact that I've been dragging my feet to the bathroom to exfoliate my skin each night is a miracle, trust me! It only takes 60 seconds for a guided cleanse, then you rinse and apply moisturiser and voilà — you're good to go!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $220+ (available in four styles for different skin types).

    Me, justifying all my beauty purchases to myself in the mirror:

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