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    27 Beauty Products You'll Soon Refer To You As Your "Skincare Besties"

    Including TikTok-famous hydrators and toners that'll transform your routine.

    1. Urban Skin Rx's Even Tone Cleansing Bar is the perfect first step to getting your skin clean and can help improve the appearance of uneven complexions with a 3-in-1 cleanser, exfoliator, and mask hybrid. Reviewers rave that after consistent use of creating a lather with the included sponge and cleanser, they noticed dark spots and scars left over from acne lighten significantly. 

    Before and after image of reviewer with evened out skin tone
    the jar with the two included sponges

    Each jar contains one cleansing bar and one exfoliating sponge.

    See how it work along with their Complexion Protection moisturizer in this TikTok.

    Promising review: "10/10. I bought it after watching many TikToks about this product. I'm so glad I did. It made my face really even and I rarely get acne anymore." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes). 

    2. CeraVe Salicylic Acid Body Wash says "see ya!" to scabs left over from picking ingrowns and "au revoir!" to keratosis pilaris flare-ups. This exfoliates without the rough, physical microbeads and buffs away bumpy skin while smoothing — thanks to hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.

    See why this TikToker swears by this body wash.

    Promising review: "My 6-year-old daughter has keratosis pilaris, commonly known as 'chicken skin.' This year it really flared up during warm weather so I gave this wash along with lotion a try. Wow, I saw results after just a few uses and after a couple of weeks most of her bumps disappeared. Thrilled we skipped a trip to the dermatologist! Can’t beat this price for the results either." —Ashley Steigerwald

    Get it from Amazon for $15.79.

    3. Tonymoly Blackhead Scrub Stick comes in the form of a too-cute-for-words octopus-shaped stick that is ridiculously good at removing excess sebum. Rub this over your face post-cleanse and just watch it work wonders on exfoliating your pores to yank out blackheads and whiteheads.

    A black small octopus shaped remover in a reviewer's hand
    the cap off to show the salt on the top of the remover

    Psst! TikTokers love this thing!

    Promising reviews: "Must-have. I use this a couple of times a week. I have terrible blackheads and this manages to scrub 90% of them away and the rest are barely noticeable. Will keep buying." —Princess Jasmin

    "After just two days of use, this adorable little octopus has done wonders for me, smells great too. Here's how I used it: I wore down the stick just a little to where the texture from the salt is visible, scrubbed around on my face so there was plenty of product, then I used my fingers to gently massage all the gunk away. Rinse, pat dry, and enjoy the softness. Highly recommended for people with sensitive skin like myself." —LuckLocust

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50

    4. Seraphic Korean Skincare Exfoliating Mittens slough away dead skin to reveal visibly (and touchably) softer arms...legs...bums...literally wherever you want to use it — and much more effectively than your worn-in loofah!

    I can attest, this thing is like witchcraft in a mitt. I use this weekly to rid my skin of dullness and dryness. And I'm not joking, my arms, legs, tummy, bum, literally everywhere this thing graces becomes 10x smoother. It's now part of my routine before I shave — and if you think a razor can give you slick skin...paired with THIS, oh boy, you haven't seen (or felt) anything yet. Is it gross to see a week's worth of skin trickle off your body and into the tub with you? Yes. But is it oh-so-satisfying to get a closer shave? You betcha. Oh, and for me, I feel like this has stopped ingrowns in their tracks, too, because it lifts layers of skin before they harden and become more of an ish'. Basically, if you're looking to up your shower time routine, give this a go. Being gentle for the first couple of uses is key, and then once your skin becomes more tolerant, you can increase the pressure you apply. I can't wait for you to see how you and your skin like it!

    Promising review: "I'll be honest; I thought this would be another thing I saw on Amazon via TikTok that was way overhyped. I have dry skin, and despite using lotions, oils, and gentle body washes, I'm ashy. This thing is incredible. I don't think I've ever been this exfoliated in my life! Not a single flake or scaly patch in sight. 1,000/10." —Ruth Bromberg

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in a one-piece and two-piece option). 

    5. LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream depuffs and softens the skin around tired eyes with a rosehip and hibiscus-infused potion. Over 19,000 admirers gave it 5 stars, so do your morning and nighttime routine a favor and add this to the lineup.

    a reviewer holding up a 1.7 ounce bottle
    reviewer's before and after photo showing their eye bags disappearing over time

    Check out this TikToker's review after a year of using this magic sauce!

    Promising reviews: "I just started to notice fine lines appearing under my eyes, so I ordered this eye cream on a whim, and it is SO WORTH IT! Major game-changer. I noticed a huge difference not only in fine lines but also in under-eye darkness and puffiness in only one week! Highly recommend this product to anyone and everyone, I have extremely oily skin, and I put this all the way around my eye and haven't had any breakouts, not to mention my skin is super smooth, which makes makeup application a dream. 10/10 product, will purchase again!" —Katherine E Brings

    "I’m 26, so I wanted an eye cream for preemptive measures. I had seen this one on TikTok, and it had amazing reviews so I figured I’d test out. I have now religiously used it every night for about a year or so. It is easy to dispense, you only need a small amount, and it keeps my under eyes so smooth. I love it and have bought four of them so far. Definitely recommend." —Taylor Mulligan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes or a two-pack).

    6. Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant improves the texture of flaky skin with a brightening formula of salicylic acid and soothing green tea, which can deep dive into pores to unclog dirt and debris. *Hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and dead skin have all left the chat.*

    Reviewer's before and after showing the exfoliant dramatically reduced hyperpigmentation on their cheek and made the skin smoother
    Reviewer showing the effects of the exfoliant on their hyperpigmentation

    If you're new to chemical exfoliants, greetings! You'll definitely want to start off by applying this one or two times a week to take note of your skin's response. Beta hydroxy acid (BHA, also known as salicylic acid) mimics the natural exfoliation process of younger skin by shedding extra layers while *also* unclogging and clearing pores.

    Promising review: "Best exfoliant out there! Ditch the scrubs and start using a chemical exfoliant. I just revamped my entire skincare routine and added Paula's Choice exfoliant to it. I have extremely sensitive and dry skin and often struggle to find skin care products that are effective. When used correctly, this exfoliant helps to rid my skin of the ungodly White Walker looking sheets of skin that fall off my face in the winter without being too harsh on my skin. Plus I swear I have noticed fewer blackheads on my face!" —Tray and Celia Henderson

    Get it from Amazon for $13+ (available in two sizes and a multipack).

    7. The Colossal Foot File tells pricey pedis to beat it once and for all, since it reverses crusty feet epidermis back to its OG baby-soft state. If you want to let your hooves see the light of day, this miracle worker will gift you with brand-new skin that you'll be proud to parade around.

    A reviewer's dry calloused heel
    The same reviewer's heel looking smooth and callous-free after using the file

    Promising reviews: "I heard about this from either BuzzFeed or TikTok and thought I might try it. I don’t have terrible feet, just wanted something a little more effective than a pumice stone. I soaked my feet for 10 minutes and gave this a shot, and it did not disappoint! I had no idea it could get so much dry skin and callus off, and my feet have not looked like this since I was a teen (I am in my 30s). This will eliminate the need to go get a pedicure regularly and save me a ton of money. Don’t hesitate, just buy it." —KR

    "AMAZING!!! Seriously beyond impressed with this product. I've never had dry or cracked heels until recently, and I've tried everything I could find to get rid of them. This is all you need!!! I literally opened the box and did this in less than a minute! I'll never use anything else! Even better than professional pedicures!!!" —Kyla Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. Jack Black Lip Balm intensely hydrates chapped and weak skin around the mouth with its fast-acting shea butter and vitamin E formula. Complete with SPF 25, this salve deeply nourishes — and according to some reviewers — much more effectively than other brands at a similar price point.

    reviewer before and after of chapped lips and healed lips
    tube of lip balm

    Promising review: "So I have been a loyal Eos fan for quite some time but you constantly have to reapply and honestly my lips are still cracked. I found Jack Black balm from a TikTok video and it has been glorious. I keep reaching for it to reapply and I don't need it. It doesn't feel greasy on my lips but it is a bit sticky? Or waxy. Either way, I don't mind it at all, and it also smells pretty darn good." —Trisha

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in six flavors and also in packs of three).

    9. Or! Lawless Forget The Filler Overnight Lip Mask takes care of chapped pouts that are battling dryness and dehydration. Packed with shea butter, berry extract, and hyaluronic acid, this stuff supports natural collagen production to plump and soothe as you sleep. So getting kissably softer skin has never been easier!

    Jasmin showing chapped lips before applying the mask
    Jasmin the next morning with visibly softer, fuller lips
    Jasmin Sandal/BuzzFeed

    Team up harsh acne medication with fierce winds and you've got the perfect formula for lizard-like dryness. AKA what I'm currently dealing with — especially around my mouth. Enter: the Lawless Forget The Filler Overnight Lip Mask, which has been saving my chapped lips for the past few months. It's cooling, it's soothing. It's thick without feeling tacky. It's hydrating without feeling sticky. And I don't have to do a darn thing except liberally apply it each night and wake up with softer, fuller, less painful-feeling lips!

    *And* this is vegan and cruelty-free!

    Lawless Beauty is a woman-owned beauty brand from Annie Lawless. She makes clean, nontoxic makeup and skincare that doesn't skimp on pigment or coverage.

    Promising review: "As someone who is skeptical about overnight products like this, I was pleasantly shocked and surprised to see results the next morning after my first use! My lips not only felt hydrated and smooth, but definitely looked more plump (without that tingling sensation most plumping products provide which I don't like!)" —JuliaFromPhilly

    Get it from Sephora for $22 (available in four shades).

    10. Cosrx Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence absorbs into skin quickly with its lightweight — but hydrating — formula that delivers on renewing damaged skin cells. Reviewers rave about its ability to heal acne scars, fade dark spots, and smooth fine lines. AKA you can expect results even after the first use!

    Reviewer before and after picture with redness healed from their face
    The bottle of serum

    Promising review: "I caved to the TikTok hype and now I am obsessed, lol! I have extremely sensitive skin but this was the first product that I didn’t have to go through a 'getting used to' phase." —Shelby

    Get it from Amazon for $20.90

    11. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream moisturizes the whole bod with a rich-looking lotion that's infused with caffeine, guarana extract, and coconut oil that'll make your skin glisten on camera and beyond. Reviewers note that it's worth the bucks since the delectable, vacation-inspired scent provides enough fragrance that may even replace the need for perfume!

    The jaw of cream in a model's hands
    Model spreading cream on their upper thigh

    Promising review: "Like so many, I was brainwashed by TikTok into buying this rather expensive lotion...then I bought one for my mom and one for my sister and five more for myself as they became harder to find. My favorite thing about it is the smell. Lightly tropical/coconutty but nothing overwhelming. Every time I wear it people say, 'What are you WEARING?' like I have some amazing perfume on. Besides that, it really is a great moisturizer. I’m not usually a sucker for marketing but this was so worth it." —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in two sizes). 

    12. Glow Recipe's Watermelon Glow claims to lock in moisture while also minimizing the appearance of pores — and has a sweet like sugar scent that your skin will be on a high from the very the moment that you apply it. This is all to say, that you're basically obligated to play a ~certain~ song from your "getting ready" playlist as you tone your skin with this.

    before and after image of reviewer with irritated skin getting cleared up
    Reviewer holding pink bottle of product

    Promising review: "Totally worth it! I love it so much! It made my skin smooth, clear, and hydrated. I pour it on my palm and apply on my face. I bought this product as it is viral on TikTok and I consider it one of my best skincare purchases." –APS

    Get it from Amazon for $16+ (available in two sizes). 

    13. Live Tinted Hueguard protects your skin year-round sans any annoying, ghostly white cast. It's also great if you don't have the patience (or energy) to apply multiple products in the a.m., since this mineral SPF 30 sunscreen *plus* primer hybrid moisturizes and preps skin for a no-makeup or full-face-makeup day.

    A South Asian model applying the sunscreen
    A selfie of Jasmin showing her complexion after all-day wear of Huegard under makeup
    Live Tinted, Jasmin Sandal/BuzzFeed

    This works for all skin tones to leave your face with a beautiful dewy glow! P.S. This is formulated with 18% zinc oxide. And yes, bbs, it's clean, vegan, cruelty- and fragrance- free, *and* it's reef safe!

    Live Tinted is a South-Asian woman-owned beauty brand founded by beauty blogger and entrepreneur Deepica Mutyala. Her brand is built around diversity and inclusion with phenomenal multitasking products that address skin concerns like hyperpigmentation. Just peep their top-selling color correcting Huestick.

    I've recently introduced this gem into my skincare routine, and — holy cow — I'm not sure why it took me so long to give it a whirl. I've been writing about Live Tinted's products for some time, and finally decided to snag some of their goodies for myself. Hueguard injects a literal ray of liquid sunshine into my daily regimen because, gold. And it really, truly, leaves zero white cast on my face — plus there's no pilling, either! It blends seamlessly with my complexion, feels ultra hydrating, and is the perfect base layer for makeup. (That's me above after a few hours of wear with Hueguard layered under some Kosas concealer and One/Size foundation and, I've got to be honest — as someone who has had a few acne scars residing on their cheeks for some time and struggles with makeup application — I haven't seen my complexion look this smooth in a minute! AND my no-makeup-makeup look stayed put for hours!) I can't recommend Huegard enough if you're looking to try something new!

    Promising review: "This has now become my favorite daily sunscreen/moisturizer/primer. They really do mean it when they say 'no white cast' and the product doesn't feel oily/doesn't block my pores. Love the consistency and that you can travel with it — plus it's a 3-in-1 so it saves me a lot of time. Highly recommend!" —Ulta Customer

    Get it from Ulta or Live Tinted for $32+ (available in two sizes).

    14. Zombie Pack face masks lift sleep-deprived skin and minimize enlarged pores and wrinkles so well, you'll be mystified by how incredible your new skin looks after just one use and 15 short minutes.

    reviewer showing the wrinkles and texture of the zombie face mask on their skin
    Reviewer's before and after and you can see that the mask has tightened their skin and reduced the appearance of lines on the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth

    Promising reviews: "I'm 27 and this is my second time purchasing these masks. I use these about once every other week or so. I have seen drastic improvements in my skin. After one use my skin was not nearly as dry and flaky. My face seemed a lot more supple and plump as well. After continued use, I have noticed my fine lines on my forehead are less noticeable and the overall texture of my skin is smoother compared to bumpy looking. I also noticed I don't look as tired even though I'm exhausted LOL. My uneven skin tone has improved and my face has brightened some. I live and work in the city and I think you can tell by my skin appearance but after using these my skin looks fresh, soft, and has a nice glow to it even after one use. I will continue to keep these masks stocked in my vanity." —Rachel

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $25 (also available in multipacks).