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    19 Skincare Products With Dramatic Before-And-After Photos

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    1. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, a life-changing, fragrance-free mask capable of getting even the most deeply rooted gunk out of your pores.

    People are obsessed with the powers of this clay mask β€” it has over 9,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Btw, it works best when mixed with apple cider vinegar.

    Promising review: "My 15-year-old daughter has acne that has only gotten progressively worse no matter what medication changes were made. I purchased this product as a last resort. My baby girl and I both used this only mask twice, on a Friday and the following Sunday. I cannot describe the improvement it made in her skin. All the antibiotics, creams, etc. have not had anywhere near the effect of this very simple remedy." β€”Campheadmama

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's closer look for more on why we're obsessed with this mask!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. Radha rosehip oil for an all-natural solution for everything from dryness to blemishes to acne scars. I'm not sure there's anything this stuff can't do, actually.

    It's full of antioxidants and fatty acids that'll give your skin a major health boost.

    Promising review: "This is LIFE-CHANGING! I'm 33 and have had dry skin my entire life. I decided to try this because the price was reasonable and the reviews were great. I was NOT disappointed. I cleaned my face the first night, applied a thick layer of rosehip oil, and went to bed. Eight hours later, I woke up to a new face. I have used this oil every night for about five weeks and it has completely changed my skin. My mom saw me one morning and remarked that my skin looked like it did when I was eight! I also love that you get a large quantity of oil for a super affordable price, and a little bit goes a long way. For the amount you get, it's SUCH a bargain." β€”TuffLuckCowgirl

    Take a look at this our deep dive for more on this magical oil!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    3. TruSkin Naturals vitamin C serum to heal sun damage and add some extra brightness and firmness to your epidermis. Your skin needs to take its vitamins, too!

    In addition to vitamin C, it also has skin-saving ingredients like vitamin E, witch hazel, and botanical hyaluronic acid. It improves the health of your skin overall, so it can also help with acne and other blemishes.

    Promising review: "The results are unbelievable. With or without makeup, my skin is bright, smooth and my spots are disappearing. One other result I am sure a number of people have not noticed is that your palms get softer too, I guess the residue on the palms makes it soft and supple."β€”AmazonCustomer

    Find out more about this product in our closer look!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. Tend Skin Solution, which is basically a potion with the magical ability to make you forget razor bumps and ingrown hairs were ever a thing.,

    Promising review: "I truly enjoyed this product. I have been suffering from razor bumps and ingrown hairs since I was 16. This product has left me itch free. I apply it twice a day after showering and first thing in the morning and it has cut my bumps down severely. The smell of this isn’t great but invest in a great moisturizer. My wife also uses it while shaving her legs and it is amazing. Would buy again!"β€”Miles

    More info on this fan favorite here.

    Get an 8-ounce bottle from Amazon for $20.89.

    5. A box of acne-absorbing patches, because an overnight spot treatment is just what that pimple needs. Place this on before bed and β€”BAM β€” pus and oil will be drawn out, and inflammation will go down by morning.

    Promising review: "I don't know how these little guys work, but work they do. I had one blemish for so long that I assumed it and I would be cremated together when that time came. Two of these guys later, and not only was the blemish gone, the portal through which it came from the underworld into my life was miraculously not only closed but healed. I'm now working on my new identity without the devil's own blemish, which is a refreshing change from my usual daily partnership with that soulless eruption. Thank you, Nexcare." β€”Bmac

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $5.88.

    6. CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, which uses hyaluronic acid to add firmness and contains ceramides that restore your skin's health. It can erase under-eye circles in a flash and give any sagging skin on the rest of your face a boost, too.

    Promising review: "This stuff changed my life. It got rid of the dark circles under my eyes, and also worked well on the folds around my mouth and nose. I've been using this in conjunction with doing facial exercises and after a month and a half, my face is already tighter and brighter. I've gotten so many compliments on my skin." β€”kelly vazquez

    Get it from Amazon for $8.54.

    7. O'Keefe's Working Hands cream, the ultimate savior for cracked knuckles that over 7,000 Amazon reviewers swear by.

    Promising review: "This past winter was really tough on my hands, I had my fingers wrapped in Bandaids almost all winter. As soon as I started using this I could tell the difference almost right away. One week is all it took of daily use to get rid of the cracks. No more pain when I had to use my fingers (how can you not?) It definitely feels different that most hand creams, I guess that is why it works. It feels like you have had a paraffin treatment . It is the only cream that has worked for me, and now I am buying the four packs. Use it everyday just to make sure, I never had a problem like I did this past winter."β€”B

    Get a 3.4-ounce jar from Amazon for $6.49.

    8. Humane Acne Wash, a strong, vegan-friendly 10% benzoyl peroxide cleanser. You might say the only thing it's cruel to is acne.

    Promising review: "This is a miracle product for adult acne! I've spent so much money on different products and prescriptions throughout the years, and nothing has consistently worked. To my great surprise I started seeing improvements to my face within the first three days of using this. Three weeks later, I could cry because I'm so happy with how my skin looks!" β€”Frances25

    Get it from Amazon for $20.85.

    9. Eucerin Redness Relief Night Creme, which is specially formulated for folks with sensitive. It can help heal and moisturize red patches overnight.

    It gets its hydrating powers from licochalcone, which comes from licorice root. So no matter where you stand on the Red Vines vs. Twizzlers debate, this is one kind of licorice we can all get behind.

    Promising review: "I've been battling with some sort of skin irritation on my forehead for the past year. My doctor diagnosed me with a mild case of rosacea. Within 24 hours of applying this, the redness went down at least 90%. Within a few days I was all clear." β€”BuffNerd

    Get it from Amazon for $10.48.

    10. Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, because there's absolutely nothing more satisfying than peeling off one of these babies and seeing all the dirt it's extracted from your skin.,

    Promising review: "I love these strips. I usually use them after washing my face with the Biore Anti-Blackhead Cleanser and I have noticed my pores look much clearer. These little strips pull a lot out of your pores (it's almost disturbing just how much they clean out). I highly recommend these, they really make a difference." β€”Jamie L

    Check out more before & after photos here!

    Get a box of 14 from Amazon for $7.52.

    11. Advanced Clinicals coconut oil cream, a multipurpose moisturizer which'll have your skin looking smooth and hydrated in a matter of days.

    You can use it as a facial moisturizer, a body lotion, or even as hair conditioner.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this lotion! I saw results in my skin after a little over a week. I washed my face every night and massaged this lotion in afterwards, and it hydrated my skin immensely. It's a great cream." β€”Bunnii

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. Asutra vitamin C scrub for full-body exfoliation and some relaxation courtesy of citrus essential oils.

    It's made from Himalayan sea salt, is all natural and organic, and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

    Promising review: "This scrub has been a MIRACLE for my skin. I've had three psoriasis patches, on my elbows and behind one ear, for over 14 years. I've tried dozens of different things to keep it under control, but nothing even remotely helped until this product. Within four days, you could hardly see that I have a grapefruit-sized area of psoriasis on each elbow. Now I don't have flaky skin or redness, and most importantly, it no longer itches!" β€”James Butchart

    Get it from Amazon for $21.80 (available in nine scents).

    13. A five-pack of makeup-removing cloths to gently and effectively take off all the makeup that's been soaking into your pores throughout the day and minimizing breakouts β€” without all the chemicals of a traditional makeup remover., Amazon

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry they're pretty impressive with taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." β€”Rachaelm

    Check out our top three picks for makeup removers at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.99.

    14. A skin clearing tea tree oil to solve so many issues: rosacea, acne, scarring, and razor bumps β€” just to name a few!

    Promising review: "This is a great product! I've been being using this the past two weeks to reduce acne and it really works! You can see the change from one day to another: it reduces the color and the bumpiness of your acne. At night I apply it directly to each one of the breakouts. It not only helps with the acne you have, but also helps preventing any more breakouts." β€”Cliente de Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59 (available in four sizes).

    15. An Icelandic hydrating eye stick to instantly cool your under eyes and reduce puffiness with its chilling effects. Eyece Eyece Baby!


    Promising review: "Holy cow. I was not expecting something so simple to be so amazing. I read another reviewers comment about how they kept theirs in the fridge and tried this as well before trying it. After cleansing my face, I took this out and rubbed some under my eyes and it was the most cooling and refreshing feeling! Not only that, but the next day I visibly noticed lightening of my dark circles and the skin under my eyes looked brighter and well moisturized. I really enjoyed the scent of this as well and will definitely keep using this in the future because I actually look forward to taking my makeup off and using this every day!" β€”Amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. A Burt's Bees deep-cleansing cream that'll soak chamomile, menthol, and aloe into the skin to help with dry, oily, or combination folks.

    This cleanser removes dirt and makeup, while the hint of menthol will cool and soothe your skin.

    Promising review: "This stuff is INCREDIBLE! The smell is wonderful and invigorating, and you can feel how deeply it cleans your skin without being harsh. I follow this up with a light moisturizer, and it is the perfect combo for my skin. Love love love it!" β€”sc

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.26 (available in a pack of three).

    17. A tube of Mederma scar cream for helping to reduce the appearance of scars over time and to help protect your skin from the sun while it's healing.

    It works on everything from acne to surgical scars, and also has SPF 30 to protect that beautiful skin of yours even further.

    Promising review: "I had an ankle surgery as well as Achilles lengthening almost three weeks ago and I got my splint off week two. Since then I started using Neosporin and Mederma. After the scab healed up I just started using only Mederma and I have to say I am IMPRESSED! way more than I thought I’d be. It’s only been a week and it’s healed so much! I can’t wait to see what it will looks like weeks to come." β€”Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $15.71.

    18. A cruelty free and vegan face moisturizer made with tea tree oil, because people with oily skin shouldn't shy away from moisturizing. Especially since this one is formulated with pomegranate seed oil, salicylic acid, zinc, and dandelion root to balance your skin.

    Promising review: "This is my first review and I had to make an exception. I love this moisturizer, and I had to share it. I have thick, oily Italian skin and a lot of times my skin regime dries my skin out very bad. This moisturizer softens my face without bringing my oil back. It’s really important to me to use natural products and I was skeptical at first, but I’m so happy I bought this." β€” Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.80.

    19. A jar of cold-pressed 100% rosehip seed oil, because sometimes your skin is over-producing oil because it actually needs it! Shocking, I know.

    Promising review: "I would like to start off by saying I never write reviews. However, this is something I have to share. I have suffered with acne and acne scars for a long time. I was scared because my skin is naturally oily and i thought I would break out. I was so wrong, my skin stopped getting acne, it was brighter and smoother than ever before. My acne scars have all vanished in a course of only a couple months. This will literally change your life forever." β€”Domonique

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

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