23 Effective Skincare Products That Might Make You Think, "Why Didn't I Buy This Sooner?"
Because they just work that well.
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1. A jar of Farmacy Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm because the sunflower and ginger root oils are here to help ~melt~ away the day's makeup, dirt, and grime. Goodbye, gunky sunscreen and tysm, Moringa extract.
2. This Drunk Elephant Antioxidant Face Oil formulated with Marula seed oil to pump some moisture back into your skin after using so many ultra-stripping cleansers.
3. A customized skincare regimen with some products that'll help nourish your brother's or husband's skin because lately he's been complaining that it feels really dry and weird.
4. This bottle of Tend solution to help you show those razor bumps and ingrown hairs who's boss. Just spread this lotion onto the irritated area twice a day until those angry, red bumps are cleared up, then apply the solution once a day after shaving.
5. A jar of CeraVe SA Moisturizing Cream that'll work hard to fight those pesky breakouts that have made an unwelcome guest appearance on your chest, back, and butt. First it exfoliates (thanks to the salicylic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin D) so the moisture can reach down deep and soothe irritated skin.
6. This bottle of Versed Wash It Out Gel Cleanser because it's high time you kicked those stripping, over-drying cleansers to the curb. This one will oh-so gently cleanse and refresh your face without making your skin feel dry and tight.
7. A jar of First Aid Beauty radiance pads that'll give you brighter-looking skin in as much time as it takes you to grab a pad, swipe it across your face, and toss it in the trash. These rounds are infused with lactic and glycolic acids to speed up cell turnover, and cucumber, Indian gooseberry, lemon peel, and licorice root to leave your skin ~glowing~.
8. And an Eva Naturals face serum formulated with hyaluronic acid, retinol, aloe, salicylic acid, and niacinamide to work together to help solve your most annoying skin problems (I'm looking at you, dark spots and excess redness!!!).
9. This bottle of Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser that'll not only nourish your face while you wash it but also remove dirt and makeup on dry skin in a gentle, hydrating way.
10. A tube of Tatcha sunscreen you'll want to use as BOTH a sunscreen (SPF 35, baby) and a makeup primer so your foundation stays put all day long.
11. These Mighty Patch pimple patches to help you zap zits with whiteheads practically overnight. You'll wake up and watch in awe as you peel off all the gunk that's been sucked out.
12. A CeraVe exfoliating cleanser reviewers say is gentle enough for their sensitive skin — even though it's tough on breakouts. The salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin D remove dead skin cells to prevent acne outbreaks — but don't worry, it won't leave your skin feeling super dry.
13. This bottle of Versed Weekend Glow Daily Brightening Solution to target those post-breakout dark spots that'll otherwise stick around for months on end. And, it's formulated with AHAs, kojic acid, and bearberry extract to encourage exfoliation and reveal brighter looking skin.
14. A Mario Badescu facial spray infused with relaxing lavender and chamomile for a quick boost of hydration. Not only is the aroma soothing, but it's also nonirritating (aka, it WON'T upset your skin when you spray it on to combat dryness).
15. This bottle of Ancient Greek Remedy facial oil because it'll probably become your new skincare staple thanks to all of its ~amazing~ uses: This stuff softens skin, helps heal acne, aids in ridding scarring and stretch marks, and provides a large dose of much-needed moisture.
16. A tube of Glossier Balm Dotcom Skin Salve that's thick enough to smother your lips (and any other dry problem areas) in delicious-smelling hydration.
17. This tube of Bliss Jelly Glow Peel so you can literally SEE the dead skin cells lift away. We all deserve skin softer than a baby's butt — and the papaya and pineapple enzymes work hard to make sure we get closer to the smooth skin of our dreams.
18. A jar of Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask made using sweet almond oil, licorice root, lemon fruit extract, and hyaluronic acid to up your skin's moisture levels and even out the skin tone.
20. This pack of 16 sheet masks that contain vitamin E for some intense nourishment. You can probably already hear your dry skin thanking you.
21. A pack of all-natural green tea oil-absorbing tissues so you can control any excess oil that just loooves making an appearance on your nose, cheeks, and forehead. Plus, the green tea formula is here to calm down already-irritated skin.
22. A bar of African black soap to fight breakouts ALLLL over (hello, surprise butt pimple) before you have time work yourself into a lather. Its combo of shea butter, vitamin E, and coconut oil work together to quickly wash those unwelcome zits down the drain.
23. And this tube of Versed Overnight Facial Peel because you're tired of looking in the mirror to find dull, rough skin. This combo of glycolic acid, lactic acid, and vitamin A work to gently exfoliate and brighten your face and neck literally while you sleep.
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