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    23 Beauty Products That'll Help You Kiss Your Bad Habits Goodbye

    Lay those habits down to sleep so 2019 can be your best beauty year yet!

    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 bad tasting nail polish to stop you from gnawing at your finger nails like you're taking a middle school math test. Not only is biting your nails aesthetically unappealing, but it's unsanitary because of all the germs being transferred from your fingers to your mouth.

    Check out *more* amazing before and after photos in our closer look at this anti-biting nail polish.

    Promising review: "Holy crap, this tastes so bad that it's amazing. I'm a chronic nail biter, and I bought this stuff maybe six months ago and never used it. Just now, after a round of serious nail biting, I thought 'ugh let's just see if this even works.' I painted all my nails with it and then took the tiniest, smallest, little taste and HOLY CRAP IT IS AWFUL! Pretty much the most foul, terrible, awful bitter taste I have ever had in my life! And it doesn't go away! It feels permanent on my tongue and it's so disgusting it immediately made me stop biting. Literally 15 minutes later I am still tasting it. I really thought I needed a miracle to stop biting my nails, and this was it!" —Sgsg

    Get it from Amazon for $15.15.

    2. A dry shampoo made with rice starch so you can skip some hair washes this year, but still have beautiful (and clean-looking) hair. Washing your hair too often can strip it of natural oils, which in turn makes your scalp produce MORE oil.

    The natural rice starch is gentle on hair and leaves no white residue, while vitamin C and fatty acids enhance shine, nourish and repair.

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite dry shampoo. It leaves my hair feeling fresh and smelling great. It doesn’t leave any white residue on my hair either! I can go 3–4 days without washing my hair because of this! Love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. A pack of Mighty Patch pimple patches, because you are not Dr. Pimple Popper! These lil' guys will keep you from popping your pimples by putting a barrier between them and your dirty hands. Plus, they do all the work for you by extracting all the gunk from your zit.


    Popping pimples can prolong healing time and cause scarring. Let these do all the work and break your pimple-popping habit!

    Promising review: "This is now a staple product in my skincare. I am 29 and have struggled with acne and oily skin my entire life. I came across a review for these in a beauty magazine, and I am so happy I gave it a try. The patches pull out the entire infection, and although the spot is still a little red the next morning, it's easily covered with makeup and is flat (not raised and noticeable like before). I've also seen my skin become more clear because I'm not picking at the painful pimples like I was before, and they are healing 10x faster. So grateful for this product!" —Sonja Darmstaedter

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.34.

    4. Nail polish–removing caps to prevent you from peeling off your gel manicures (or regular manis) and ultimately destroying your nails. Instead, pop these on with a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover to help the gel polish *melt* right off your nails.


    Reviewers suggest soaking cotton balls in Onyx Acetone nail polish remover and than applying the nail caps for the best results!

    Promising review: "I have tried everything to get baked on gel polish off my nails without destroying them. These nail tips work perfectly. You just add some cotton with polish remover on it and stick your finger in it. Keep it on for about five minutes and it comes right off! I love gel polish because it lasts so long and really makes my nails grow, but trying to change polish is horrible. They do not get bent out of shape and I have had no trouble with polish remover dripping out of them." —TammyJo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    5. A microfiber makeup-removing cloth so darn easy to use, you'll never fall asleep with your makeup on again. Just add water, rub off your makeup and crawl right into bed with a fresh face.


    Add water or your favorite makeup remover/face cleanser to this cloth and it will gently (but magically!) remove all the makeup and dirt from your face. Not only are you helping your skin, but your helping the environment by reducing waste. Just toss it in the washing machine and it will come out good as new!

    Promising review: "Why are these a hidden secret? I found these after just browsing on Amazon and for $2.96 for three I thought 'I can’t lose'. Best $2.96 I’ve ever spent. I know I should wash my face every night and I try to start religiously doing this all the time, but the habit never sticks because it’s such a pain when I’m already tired and ready to just be in bed. These changed my ways because they worked so well! No scrubbing, no makeup removers, no nothing. I am absolutely amazed that these are not talked about more. It will be the only way I was my face from now on." —Wendy

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $2.97.

    For even more options, check out our picks for best makeup removers at three price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. A lightweight SPF 50 sunscreen to incorporate into your daily skincare routine and protect you from the sun. This sunscreen doesn't smell or feel greasy and will sit perfectly under your makeup. No more excuses as to why your'e not wearing SPF every day.

    Sarah Haan / Via BuzzFeed

    Be sure to check a BuzzFeed writers review to learn more about why she uses this sunscreen everyday!

    Promising review: "First and foremost, this protects me from the South Florida sun and it does it well! But on top of that, it DOES NOT smell or feel like any sunscreen I have ever used. I have combination/oily skin and I have been on the hunt for a great sunscreen that doesn't mess with my makeup. This is just perfect! I was also looking for something that doesn't smell like a typical sunscreen, because that smell really bothers me, and this just has a very faint fresh smell. It feels like a gel moisturizer and is just perfect. Oh and the price? So good! SOOOO GOOD!" —Allison Schild

    Get it from Amazon for $16.80.

    7. An anti-microbial makeup sponge because it's 2019, people! Time to be an adult and stop applying your makeup with your fingers. Not only can it be bad for your skin, but you won't get that smooth, ~flawless~ finish that this sponge will give you. Plus, it's designed with dual layer technology so you can get the perfect blend, using less of your precious product.,

    The outside layer is made of velvety-soft microfiber (the strands are smaller than a strand of silk!), and the inside is made of traditional anti-microbial makeup blender material. It is latex free and can be used wet or dry. Healthier skin and saving money = killing two of your New Year's resolutions with one stone, baby!

    Promising review: "Woah! Quit scrolling through reviews and BUY THIS SPONGE! It is revolutionary. I’m a sponge snob and will never go back to any other sponge. Let’s just say, with my old brand, it would take a full pump of foundation to cover my acne-filled face. With this sponge, I tried my full pump and ended up being covered in more layers of foundation than I could count. Learned my lesson and only have to use 1/4 of a pump with this sponge because it doesn’t soak your foundation up like other brands." —Lexi

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.

    8. A microfiber towel that will dramatically reduce drying time and allow you to put less heat on your hair. You will finally stop getting lectured by your hairdresser about how heat damaged your hair is.

    Natalie Brown / Via BuzzFeed

    Check out why a BuzzFeed writer is obsessed in her full quick hair-drying towel review!

    Promising review: "I love this! I use it after every time I wash my hair, and it does help it dry faster. When I go to blow dry my hair, it has helped cut down on drying time. I love this and can't recommend it enough, especially to those who are looking to spend less time with heat on their hair." —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in three colors).

    9. Or an argan oil heat protectant spray to protect your hair from heat damage while strengthening and revitalizing it, meaning fewer split ends to pick at! Not to make your hairdresser seem like a nag, but no more lectures about how bad it is to play with your split ends, either.

    Promising review: "I have split ends, frizzy and damaged hair from using heat and having a lot of highlights over the years. But not anymore! I spray this on my hair after I wash it (when it's still damp or dry) and I notice that it immediately helps seal my split ends and makes my hair look less frizzy. Overall, my hair feels so smooth and looks healthier. I like to use it after the shower, even if I'm not going to flat iron my hair. It smells amazing, too! —Belisa Almao

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A wet skin, in-shower moisturizer that will help you stop "forgetting" to moisturize after the shower. We all know moisturizing is a pain in the ass, but this makes it easier! Just rub it on in the shower, and when you dry off with your towel, you will be SMOOTH AS BUTTA.

    Your hands won't be oily or sticky, either!

    Promising review: "This lotion is absolutely phenomenal! I have always had dry skin, but I have always hated having to apply lotion. Most of the time I forget to put it on, or I simply don't want to put lotion on. I hate the way that regular lotion feels on my hands and skin. This wet skin moisturizer has turned that completely around. All you do is apply it to your wet skin right after you turn off the shower and then dry off with your towel as usual. It is 100 times more pleasant to apply than traditional lotion. There is no greasy or oily feeling at all with it and it smells amazing. In fact, when you're applying it you don't really feel anything at all. My skin is so soft and smooth after applying it. Not only is it so much better to apply than regular lotion, but it also moisturizes better than any other lotion I have ever used." —Arjun Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $6.84 (available in six varieties).

    11. A makeup brush cleaning device to make cleaning your makeup brushes less of a chore and actually kind of fun! Just dunk your brushes, spin to rinse, and spin to dry. Those brushes that haven't been cleaned in months (and are probably loaded with bacteria) will be clean and dry in a matter of minutes.


    Included is the brush spinner, charging station, eight rubber collars (for different size brushes), glass bowl, bowl splash guard ring, and cleaning solution.

    Promising review: "I thoroughly enjoy cleaning my makeup brushes now! Not only is it incredibly fast and easy to use, but it is really fun to use. Watching the spinning bristles, the foaming soap, and the whirlpool you create as you dry your brushes is quite magical. The low, medium and high settings really gets all the gunk out. And the included brush soap does a fantastic job getting your bristles back to their pristine condition. No residue, no offensive scent, and you don't need a lot of it to get the job done." —L.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99.

    12. A customizable makeup organizer, because being messy means taking longer to get ready while you hunt for what you need *and* using old makeup can cause a skin reaction. Embark on a ~new year, new me~ journey by throwing out the old and organizing the new!


    Promising review: "My makeup collection was getting a bit chaotic and I needed a simple solution to organize all of my goodies. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The shelves are completely customizable. All you need to do is insert them at the desired height and lock them in." —N. Harmon

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    13. An eye gel packed with powerful ingredients like vitamin E, jojoba oil, and amino acids to diminish fine lines, under-eye bags and puffiness. It has over 13,000 reviews on Amazon (!!!) and will finally force you to put eye cream on everyday because the results are just THAT unreal.


    Need more proof? Check out This Potent Eye Gel May Help Diminish Your Fine Lines And Dark Circles!

    Promising reviews: "The product really works at removing dark circles and encourages good habits. Not sure how it works, but after eight months, people have stopped commenting about how tired I look, and ask me instead what interesting things I have been up to!" —Porgy

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    14. A silk scrunchie so you can put your hair up while you sleep — without a crease! Sleeping with your hair down can cause acne by transferring dirt and oils to your face, soooo that's definitely a habit you'll want to break.


    Promising review: "I wear these in my hair at night while I sleep and I love them. They’re smooth, don’t rip out my hair, and keep it in place while I sleep. Plus, they’re really cute. —StevenBrown

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $9 (available in two colors).

    15. An aromatherapy mist made with lavender and chamomile to help you ~unwind~ after a long day and stop you from staying up unnecessarily late every night stalking people on the 'gram. Beauty rest is super important for your skin, mind, and overall health.


    A few spritzes of this and you'll be off to ZzZz land!

    Promising review: "I spray the lavender and chamomile aroma mist every night on me, my pillow, and my blanket, and I'm sleeping so much better. I love the relaxing scent and the calmness it brings. So far, no more insomnia and restless nights." —Merz

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    16. An after-shave solution that'll soothe those pesky in-grown hair bumps so you can stop picking at them and risk an infection or scarring.

    Learn more about this in This Magical Product Will End Ingrown Hairs And Razor Bumps For Good.

    Promising review: "I get super bad razor burn, and even though this stuff stings a bit right after shaving, the results are worth it. The next morning my legs are smooth and not irritated! And I continue to use it the next day or two to insure no ingrown hairs or irritation pops up. I have really pale skin, so any redness or irritation is super obvious. Also, if I get ingrown hairs, I can't help but pick at it and remove the hair and it leaves a red mark that takes forever to go away. So this stuff has really made my legs so much better and takes away the pain caused by razor burn and ingrown hairs....especially in the summer when I'm wearing short shorts and my legs are mostly bare." —RoidNasty

    Get it from Amazon for $14.32.

    17. A fan-favorite milk and honey cuticle oil to protect and nourish your cuticles so you don't pick/bite them, resulting in little cuts all over your fingers.

    Promising review: "I've been using less than a week and I already see results! I work with papers all day and my hands get very dry, causing my cuticles to get hard. This makes me pick at them and I wind up destroying my hands. This has helped big time in a matter of days!" —Monique

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    18. Or a cuticle removing gel that'll break down excess cuticles in just 15 seconds so you can get rid of them altogether.

    This contains moisturizing aloe and chamomile to help condition and soothe. Most reviewers suggest applying and then pushing your cuticles back for the best results.

    Promising review: "This makes my cuticles disappear!! Amazing! I wash my hands all the time so my cuticles are always out of control. Ever since I started using this, my nails look like I got them done at the salon." —Nicki27

    Get it from Amazon for $10.92.

    19. A splurge-worthy exfoliating device to remind you (and make you want to) wash your face. It removes 99.5% of dirt in oil in 60 seconds and literally tells you when to move on to the next part of your face to prevent over-scrubbing. NGL, this thing will probably become your new BFF.

    Amazon, Maitland Quitmeyer / Via BuzzFeed

    It's made of nonporous silicone (which deters bacteria buildup, unlike traditional brushes) and is covered with soft 'n' bendy touchpoints (that won't irritate your skin). You can read more about this face cleaning device in a BuzzFeeds editor's full review!

    Promising review: "I have combination, sensitive, acne-prone skin. It helped smooth my skin a lot! It's only been a couple days and I see a big improvement in my skin. It isn't too soft nor too rough on my skin. I love the timer it has that tells you when to move to a different part of your face. It is very helpful so you don't over-wash. I love that it is easy to clean and hypoallergenic. The vibrations also help give me a little more circulation in my skin, and it even works with essence and serums. I use the Wonder Pore by Etude House, with the help of the Luna Mini my pores are shrinking, skin is smoothing out, dead skin and flaking skin is almost nonexistent, and it's helping with a bit of a massage for circulation." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in six colors).

    20. A lip balm made with beeswax, green tea leaf extract, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter to keep your pout nice and moisturized so you're not tempted to peel off the dead skin from your dry, cracked lips.

    Check out our deep dive on this game-changing lip balm!

    Promising review: "This is the only thing I have found that actually improved my chapped lips. I have dry lips most of the time and a bad habit of picking and chewing at them, which only makes it worse. This lip balm has dramatically improved the dryness after only two days of use, and I'm already noticing I don't chew or pick at them as much as a result. I can actually wear lipstick now! It's thicker than most lip balms I've used before. It immediately soothes your lips and makes them feel softer and more nourished. The balm stays on for hours, and I can even still feel it in the morning from applying the night before. It's not sticky at all, just smooth and soft. It also smells nice, but not too strong." —DennisWife

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50 (available in five flavors).

    21. An exfoliating peel so you can stop neglecting your poor feet! Take care of those pups and peel off all the dead skin, because they are keeping you ~grounded~ after all.,

    Promising review: "This thing is seriously amazing! I followed the directions (soak your feet in the foot baggies for an hour then wash your feet with soap) and let me tell you, five days later my feet started to peel and revealed what legit looks like baby feet! It took a few days (at least for me) for all of it to peel off but for anyone on the fence about this, it DOES work!" —Adrienne

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $16.95.

    22. A vegan color-depositing shampoo that will intensify the color in your hair so you can take a break from running to the salon every few weeks to put harsh chemicals in it. Your hair and your wallet will thank you.

    This shampoo is free of parabens, sulfates, ammonia, peroxide, and PPD, and is 100% vegan with no animal testing. Some reviewers suggest using this shampoo with the coordinating conditioner to give your hair extra softness!

    Promising review::"The ❤️ of my life has been replaced by this product. I would marry it if I believed in such nonsense. It is a great value as it addresses hair color and shampoo in one. It saves time, money, endless frustration and hair damage. Brilliant." —TheoniGray

    Get it from Amazon for $33.25 (available in 12 colors).

    23. A buildable, all-natural self tanner so you can ditch going to the tanning bed but still get your ~fake and bake~ on.


    This vegan sunless tanner only uses simple, natural ingredients like organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, and nutritive Japanese green tea. It won't leave with blotches or streaks!

    Promising review: "I am a first time user and have fallen in love with this self tanner! Within just one use, I noticed a HUGE difference and didn’t have to step one foot in a tanning bed! Yay! My boyfriend even noticed a difference in my skin color and got jealous and now is using this product as well. We are so happy to have found a sunless tanner that also is good for our skin with its natural ingredients. Plus, it smells good!" —Cassie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.69.

    How you feel about finally breaking your bad habits this year:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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