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    18 Skincare Products We Love That You Should Add To Your Routine

    Using serums will CHANGE your life.

    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.

    Recently, we discovered that there are a lot of steps in a skincare routine that work wonders, but are often missed.


    So we asked the office here at BuzzFeed Oz for recommendations on some of their favourite skincare products!

    1. 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, sagging skin 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 $31.95.

    2. This Mario Badescu lip wax that's the answer to all the prayers that have ever passed your chapped lips.

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    This one is enriched with jojoba oil, vitamin E and beeswax, which means your lips are going to have a healthier diet than you (probably).

    Promising Review: “I’ve tried so many different lip balms that seem to dry up my lips instead of actually making them softer. This stuff was the answer to ALL MY PRAYERS. It’s smooth as velvet going on and tastes and smells like literal buttercream. There’s also an unscented one if you prefer, but I’ll probably judge you.” —Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Mecca for $9.

    3. This Go-To cloth face mask to breathe life into your poor, overtired skin in just 10 minutes — which makes it ideal for getting your skin ready for makeup before a night out.

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    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 Amazon Australia for 9.

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

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    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 $110.

    5. 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.

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    Promising Review: "I have used different products from the Sukin range for quite a while now. I love how affordable they, 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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

    9. This Sukin Facial Moisturiser, which actually mattifies your face instead of giving it more shine.

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    It's ideal for normal to oily skin, so you may want to stay clear of this if you have dry skin!

    Promising Review: "This is one of the first moisturisers I've used that claims to have a mattifying effect and actually works. I use this after washing my face and find that it reduces my breakouts and makes my skin feel nice. Plus it doesn't leave a sticky residue on your face after you apply it. Given that I have combination skin, this is now my regular go-to!" —Ryan Paturzo

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $11.99.

    10. 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.

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    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.

    11. These hyaluronic acid and coconut water infused Garnier eye tissue masks that will reduce the apparence of fine lines and hydrate your skin — perfect for after a particularly wild night.

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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.

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


    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 $25.60.

    13. This The Ordinary serum 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 Amazon Australia for $12.96.

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

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    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.

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

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    It's perfect for throwing on in the morning before your makeup or you can get this version which has a slight tint to it — which is a perfect alternative to heavy foundation in summer.

    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.

    16. This Innisfree serum, which uses green tea extract and seed oil to hydrate the crap out of your skin, so you'll never have to worry about flakey foundation ever again.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "So, I've been getting serious about my skin this year. Part of that included doing a Korean skincare challenge for a month, which led to me discovering this green tea serum. Besides from smelling fresh and fantastic, this product feels like absolute heaven on my skin — especially after washing my face. It moisturises, hydrates and has became a staple in my skincare regime. I don't think I could live without it!" —Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Innisfree for $39.

    17. This Thursday Plantation tea tree oil that is a lifesaver if you suffer from oily skin and experience breakouts because of it.

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    You can also use it to treat mozzie bites, so you won't be scratching the hell out of them into the night.

    Promising Review: "The Thursday Plantation Tea Tree oil range shouldn’t be overlooked. Their oils and creams are amazing for clearing breakouts, as well as being used as a general antiseptic. I also recently tried their cold sore cream  and it was really, really effective. Their stuff is magic." –Amelia Stanojevic

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.25.

    18. And finally, this Kiehls moisturiser that you can use day and night to give your poor, thirsty skin the hydration it deserves.

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    It's also 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 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 Mecca for $84.

    You finally transforming into the skincare queen you were always destined to be:

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    Want to know more about skincare? Here's a post about cult beauty products you should be using or this 30 day Korean skincare routine we tried.

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