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    23 Gifts We Think Your Skin Deserves

    "Aw, you really shouldn't have," —you unwrapping your own delivery.

    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. A sheet mask inspired by your zodiac sign because the stars have aligned to give you smooth, rejuvenated skin.

    Urban Outfitters

    Aries contains edelweiss flower, caffeine, and coconut oil.

    Taurus contains lavender oil, collagen, and French clay.

    Gemini contains classic vanilla, ginger, and eucalyptus.

    Cancer contains rose oil, apple, and hyaluronic acid.

    Leo contains ylang ylang, blueberry, and white pearl serum.

    Virgo contains clary sage oil, orange essence, and aloe vera.

    Libra contains jojoba oil, ginseng, and chamomile.

    Scorpio contains rose, jasmine, and hyaluronic acid.

    Sagittarius contains lilac neem, raspberry, and Korean melon.

    Aquarius contains aloe vera, propolis, and juniper berry.

    Pisces contains jasmine, coenzyme Q10, and mineralized water.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $4 (available in all 12 zodiac signs).

    2. Unscented shaving cream that actually softens and lifts beard hairs so you can have a closer (and less painful) shave. Razor burns, who?

    The Art of Shaving

    Promising review: "When I first opened the jar of cream, I thought to myself that it wouldn't last very long, it didn't seem like there was that much in the jar. Again, I was proven wrong. You need very little of the shaving cream. It spreads and lathers well and is silky smooth on the face. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and smooth." —dodge7505

    Get it from The Art of Shaving for $25, and get a shaving brush for $30.

    3. A bottle of cleansing micellar water so you can remove makeup and lingering dirt and oil while hydrating your skin (thank you very much, panthenol). It even contains Vitamin E for a little antioxidant boost.


    Promising review: "I love this micellar water! I use it in the morning and night before applying my skincare. My skin feels so clean and soft after use, and it does a great job of removing all of my makeup." —Kandice

    Get it from Avon for $14.

    4. A silk pillowcase because not only do they reduce frizzy hair causing–friction, but they also feel luxurious against your face and can help prevent irritation if you have sensitive skin.


    As Dr. Anthony M. Rossi, the assistant attending at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, and the assistant attending at New York-Presbyterian Hospital who has helped research solutions for serious skincare problems, previously told BuzzFeed, "Silk sheets and silk pillowcases have always been thought of as a luxury, but they are helpful for people with sensitive skin. The lightweight and breathable nature of silk is non-irritating" for anyone with skin sensitivities.

    Promising review: "I bought two of these pillowcases in the king size for the purpose of hair and skin benefits. I wasn't expecting much as far as results, but after the first night, I woke up and looked in the mirror and wow! The skin on my face had softened and I looked refreshed without even getting a good night's sleep that night! My hair is very very long but fine and it was so soft, not broken or crazy as when I used cotton pillowcases. Honestly, I couldn't believe the difference. Why didn't I buy these sooner!?!" —C. Snyder

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90+ (available in seven sizes and in 45 colors).

    5. A rosewater and aloe facial spray that'll wake ya right up and untighten dry, dehydrated skin.,

    Promising review: "This is the best spray toner I have found. I really like the fact that you can just spray it on, which saves time from having to get a cotton ball and so forth. It dries pretty quickly with just a couple of squirts and I use this first after I clean my face. Then, I put a serum on followed by a moisturizer and I feel like this helps the other stuff soak in. Sometimes I just use this by itself and it is refreshing, not oily, and very light on my face." —Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in two sizes).

    6. A pulsating silicone-brush facial cleanser because it'll give your pores a deep clean using gentle vibrations. Plus, it's compact enough to not be a storage hassle.

    Foreo, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    I've used face cleansing devices with brush bristles in the past and they always eventually got super dirty and almost moldy looking, so I was excited to try the Foreo Luna mini since it has silicone "bristles" that won't go bad like brush bristles. I wet my face, put a drop or two of cleanser on the device, then I turn it on and it starts vibrating against my face. It feels very gentle and always leaves my face feeling super clean, but not dry.

    Get it from Foreo for $79 (available in five colors).

    If you want to learn more, Maitland, an editor here at BuzzFeed, wrote an in-depth Foreo Luna Mini review.

    7. Orrrr, this fiber bristle–face brush that reviewers say is surprisingly soft but will give you that much-needed gentle exfoliation.

    The brush is cruelty-free and vegan!

    Promising review: "You’re going to get this brush and think to yourself, there’s no way something this soft can clean my face. I use harsh toner, face scrubs, etc. to get makeup residue off my face every few days, which is similar to using a clarifying shampoo once a week. I worry about how harsh those products are on my skin. Then I got this brush, which is so soft that it feels like chinchilla fur, and I almost sent it back without using it. Luckily, I gave it a shot. This thing leaves my face squeaky clean with my usual gentle Neutrogena face wash. I was happily surprised. I'm going to buy two more — one for a friend with ultra sensitive skin and another for my mom whose skin is delicate." —Melissa H.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    8. A hand mask — yes, a mask for your hands — formulated with camellia seed oil and herbal extracts to restore the smoothness and moisture in your tired, hardworking hands.

    Sally Beauty

    Promising review: "I bought this product for the first time a few days ago from Sally Beauty and fell in love! My hands feel incredibly soft and moisturized. I went back and bought three more today for my hands and feet! Love this product." —love4beauty

    Get it from Sally Beauty for $2.49.

    9. Or!!! O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream, which has over 7,000 five-star reviews, to help rough, cracked hands get the moisture they deserve.

    Promising review: "This stuff works wonders! I have severe eczema, to the point where my skin cracks open, and I start to bleed. I've tried everything from steroids, dermatologist prescribed creams, lotions, and nothing ever works. My boyfriend told me about this stuff, and I'm so glad he did! This is the only stuff that works for my eczema! It stings like hell when you put it on, but it's so worth it. Within two days of using it, my hands are already better!! And the best part is that I don't see my eczema coming back with it either! Thank you O'Keeffe's for finally giving me much needed relief with this horrible eczema I have!!! Totally worth it!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29+ (available in packs of up to 12).

    10. Some fancy-looking facial oil packed with grape, hibiscus, sesame, and argan oils — you might actually believe that it's the skincare staple of the gods.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and it has become my number one favorite beauty aid! I like to sport a natural, glowing look. This oil not only smells like heaven's nectar but also absorbs quickly and makes you feel rejuvenated like nothing else. It literally seems to soothe and fill in my furrows and leaves a delicate, subtle glow. I feel like I've been let in on the secret of an ancient Egyptian princess. I feel pampered in luxury with each use. It's truly precious and hands-down my BEST accidental beauty secret discovery yet!" —LindseyBelen

    Get it from Skinstore for $49.

    11. The *one and only* milky jelly cleanser from Glossier because the cool gel formula is gentle but refreshing enough to help avoid irritation and give you soft, relaxed-looking skin instead.


    Promising review: "I bought the mini Milky Jelly Cleanser just to try because at the time I was still using another one, but within the first try, I completely converted to this amazing cleanser. Firstly, the packaging is super cute and simplistic which made the whole experience of using the cleanser amazing. The smell of the Milky Jelly is amazing and very soft and gentle. The cleanser itself doesn't foam at all, which might put some people off. But it goes on very easily, takes makeup off (amazingly I'd say), and cleanses your face. And after washing it off your face still retains moisture and feels softer. It doesn't strip your skin and make it feel dry and rough." —Lily

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available as a mini and full-sized bottle).

    12. And after you've freed your pores from the bad stuff (like last night's makeup, oops), a sunscreen stick with SPF 30 to leave your skin glowing thanks to the non-greasy dry oil formula.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I debated buying this product because of the price. All I can say is it’s a true investment. I personally am a brown-skinned gal and this gives me a glow beyond what the sun kisses could ever give me." —luper_

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25.

    13. The ever-famous Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask because it's formulated with natural bentonite clay to purge your pores without overdrying your face.,

    OKAY SO, I finally caved and bought the Aztec clay mask that we put in literally all of our articles because those dang reviewer photos just looked so impressive. And, it was way more affordable than paying another $120 for the Korean face mask system I had been using. I break out once or twice a month, but I typically get huge cystic acne flare-ups that leave dark marks. Using this mask was the single best thing I've done for my skin all year!!! I've tried mixing the mask with just water and just apple cider vinegar and found that I get a smoother consistency with ACV, so that has been my go-to. I literally use just ONE TEASPOON of clay mask with one teaspoon of ACV and that's enough to cover my whole face and neck in a nice, comfortable, thin layer. I leave the mask on for about 20 minutes — it feels like it's strangling the crap out of my pores!!! — and wash it off. Yes, my face turns red and, yes, it does subside after about 15 minutes. My face LOOKS clean and FEELS fresh afterward. I have been using the mask twice a week for the last month and a half and some huge, dark marks I've had completely faded!! And, it helps dry out the cystic breakouts before they can cause too much trouble. Plus, I've got enough product to last possibly another six months because the jar is so huge????

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    14. A pack of Bioré nose strips so you can extract blackheads in the comfort of your own home for less than $8 instead of paying hundreds for a facial. Plus, peeling back that strip and seeing those extractions is lowkey satisfying.

    Promising review: "This deep cleansing pore strips are amazing! I warm up my face with hot water and leave areas for application wet, then apply the strips! Having acne-prone skin, this really removes all the blackheads!! I also take a face strip and cut it in half for chin and forehead." —kat12

    Get a pack of 14 nose strips from Amazon for $7.52 (available in packs of 14 and eight strips).

    15. Bio-Oil, which has over 4,000 five-star reviews, because with regular use, it says it can fade stubborn marks, smooth skin, and keep your face hydrated — all with just one awesome product.


    Promising review: "This oil really works! It faded my dark marks and helped improve scars on my face. It took about two months to really see a change but it’s worth it!!!" —Hannah D

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in three sizes).

    16. A Dead Sea mud mask that reviewers say obliterates redness and softens skin, thanks to aloe vera, sunflower oil, chamomile extract, jojoba oil, and Vitamin A.

    Promising review: "My face was starting to break out all of a sudden, and I had tried other mud masks and the charcoal masks, but none of them really seemed to make a difference. I used this mask last night for the first time, and my face has miraculously pretty much cleared up!! I still had some larger red bumps on my face last night when I put the mask on, and before putting the mask on, I had also picked at a few....but it left my skin super soft and really helped the blemishes that I had! This morning, bumps are gone and there are no red spots at all! I will definitely recommend to friends and family!!!!!" —Madeline P.

    Get it in the original scent from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in lavender, tea tree, lemon, and eucalyptus).

    17. This mini makeup fridge — it's perfect for keeping your skincare products nice and chilled to extend their freshness. Plus, there's nothing more invigorating than applying a cool sheet mask to tired skin.


    Promising review: "I'm a beauty blogger and so I have loads of skincare items. I absolutely love my mini-fridge! Putting on my chilled face masks feel so good when you are out in the heat. I put my teeth whitening gels, face masks, cucumber slices for my eyes and its so awesome. Not to mention extending the shelf life of some of your beauty staples is a huge plus! I highly recommend. Set up was very simple and a must-have in any babe cave!" —PrettyLady2NV

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in seven colors).

    18. A rosehip and hibiscus eye cream because it's formulated to brighten thanks to Vitamin C and moisturize with vitamin E. Use it for a while, and you might wake up one morning with under-eyes you don't quite recognize in the mirror.


    This product is also cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I am so in love with this eye cream! Seriously this stuff is amazeballs!!! I have used it for five days and, already, the difference is noticeable. I got two hours of sleep last night and still, I look well-rested. That is nothing short of it was created by woodland fairies. The puffiness is gone and the discoloration is almost completely gone. I’m okay with my laugh lines, I’ve earned every one of them and I’ve grown kind of attached to them. I love who I am but I hate always looking like I still need sleep. This cream is worth the money and I will be putting this in automatic reorder as soon as I figure how long it will take to go through a bottle. You use so little that I’m having trouble predicting how long it will take me. Buy it and love it or don’t and miss’s your call." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    19. Witch hazel toner that reviewers say tightens pores, deep cleans, and even helps clear up acne. It may honestly be made of ~magic~.,

    Promising review: "AMAZING product. I have had acne for years, I’ve tried so many things and even seen a dermatologist, changed my diet and nothing has helped. Within days after using this, I stopped getting as many breakouts and my redness got better. I also love this product because unlike other toners that burn and irritate my face, this one is very soothing and gets the job done naturally." —Timber Roland

    Get it from Amazon for $7.66 (available in rose petal, cucumber, and lavender).

    BTW, my colleague AnaMaria wrote an in-depth Witch Hazel Toner review that you can read to learn more.

    20. A jar of CeraVe Moisturizing Cream to relieve any problems you may have with dryness, redness, and even breakouts. It's formulated with hyaluronic acid to give you non-greasy hydration all day.,

    Promising review: "If you are doubting this product, stop what you are doing and buy it right now. It WILL change your life. I had SEVERE eczema on my face and it was incredibly painful: I had red, inflamed, itchy, flaky, and disgusting skin. I tried everything, from organic to high-priced products, and nothing worked until I picked up a $2 sample of this at Walgreens after reading the reviews online. Well, it is a miracle product. My face feels amazing. I use it twice daily, and my eczema is gone. It has also diminished my acne breakouts by 98%. I also want to add that I didn't get anything for free or was asked to do this review, I just honestly needed to share my experience." —Susana Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $18.39.

    21. This ice roller so you can relieve puffiness, migraines, and pain while feeling like you're getting a strangely soothing, icy massage.

    Promising review: "I use this ice roller in my esthetician treatment room after extractions, peels and/or waxing. My clients love it! It drastically reduces inflammation and swelling...thereby leaving the skin in a much healthier state than if I didn't use it." —Chris DeFelice

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight colors).

    22. A razor that gives you a close, soft, nourishing shave thanks to the replaceable soap cartridge. And as someone who loves this razor to death, silky smooth legs are totally worth it!


    I've gotten so used to cutting down on my leg-shaving time because of this razor — the cartridge means you don't have to slather on shaving cream beforehand. And, it leaves my skin feeling soft and nick-free.

    Promising review: "I’ve been using a Personal Touch razor since college in the '70s. They finally discontinued it so I was forced to modernize. I rarely shave my legs, so when I do I have to go over and over the same area. So I read reviews on all the newfangled razors and chose Schick intuition for sensitive skin. I don’t want to smell like some bizarre fragrance. I love this razor! No shave cream needed and it cut my hair close with the first swipe. No smelly scent and my skin was moisturized. Now if I could figure out Instagram, I’d really be a modern woman!!" —J.w. Maine

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in three scents and a pack of two).

    23. And this beauty advent calendar that includes eight skincare products so you have eight new ways to get plump, hydrated, glowy skin for the holidays.

    Urban Outfitters

    The advent calendar includes:

    - Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara

    - Frank Body Cacao Coffee Scrub

    - Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum

    - Mario Badescu Mini Facial Spray

    - Ohii Lip Jelly

    - Truly Organic Rose Gold Hair Mask

    - Hum Nutrition Collagen Pop

    - Kopari Deodorant

    - Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer

    - Bliss Jelly Glow Peel

    - Ouai Scalp + Body Scrub

    - Perfection Pearl Flip Clip

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $54.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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