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    20 Products That'll Teach You A Thing Or Two About Skincare

    "Ohhhh" — you, finally realizing there are products out there that will basically clean your skin for you!

    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 lightweight Bioré 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, so you'll never skip this important step.

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    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.

    Be sure to check out "10 Game-Changing Beauty Products That Will Make You Say, "Dang, I Look So Good!"" (#2) to see why a BuzzFeeder uses this sunscreen every day!

    2. A Tula probiotic cleanser that'll seep into your pores to remove pimples and help condition your skin using turmeric, blueberries, and chicory root in just one step, but without stripping or over-drying.

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    Promising review: "This gel cleanser makes my skin feel incredibly clear and soft without it feeling stripped. Since I've added Tula products to my daily skincare routine, I have seen such an improvement in evening out my skin tone. This cleanser works great with my facial cleansing brush for those days that I need a little more exfoliating. It smells amazing and I feel good about the ingredients of the product!" —Janine M.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.75+ (available in two sizes).

    3. An Baebody eye gel made with vitamin E, jojoba oil, and amino acids to diminish fine lines, under-eye bags, and puffiness. This will teach you that applying cream IS important, because the results are just that unreal.

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    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.

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

    4. A skin scrubber that'll properly extract your pimples and blackheads using ion technology to remove dead skin cells so you don't use your fingers and make breakouts even worse.

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    It's suggested you wet your face before using for the best results and to only use it for about 5–10 minutes. It'll help cleanse, tighten, and smooth your skin. All charging hardware is included!

    Promising review: "This skin scrubber is amazing. I use it more than my cleansing brush. It has gotten rid of all the buildup that was on my face. It has definitely made my skincare routine easier! —Cierra McAdams

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    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.

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    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 you're 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 Freeman cucumber peel-off mask that an Amazon reviewer went so far to claim was like "hitting the refresh button" on their face. It's a fast way to mask and will peel away blackheads for a fresh, silky-feeling complexion *without* over-drying.

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    Promising review: "All skincare benefits aside, the best thing about this product is playing Hannibal Lector with your very own skin mask. I like to bust into dimly lit rooms and surprise my fiancé. Sometimes I'll just tack the mask up on the fridge so its the first thing you see when going for a midnight snack. Seriously though, this is my favorite peel-off mask. It makes my skin so soft and smooth. I apply it once a week, and there are always very noticeable results, especially the first couple days after you do the mask. Additionally, I have the most ridiculous combination skin, and this stuff does not dry out my skin. It also does a phenomenal job of clearing out all the dead skin and buildup from the week. It's like hitting the refresh button for your face." –Val

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.95.

    7. A set of Grace & Stella under-eye masks so you can say buh-bye to the annoying bags under your peepers. These collagen, vitamin C, rose oil, and hyaluronic acid miracle workers will have you looking like you've slept for days, even if you binged watched TV all night.

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    Promising review: "I am always skeptical of products like this, because nothing ever seems to help my under-eye circles. These truly work! Even after just one use, I took them off and my eyes felt rejuvenated, my dark circles were lighter, and I just looked more awake. They have a slight cooling effect, so it really wakes your eyes up in the morning. I will definitely be buying more of these. Great buy!" —Laura Malkin

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $21.99.

    8. A rose quartz jade roller that'll help reduce puffiness under your eyes and rejuvenate the skin around them in just a few quick swipes. Looking tired (even after a long slumber) will no longer be how you ~roll~.

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    It includes a rose quartz gua sha scraping massage tool!

    Promising review: "I've been using this roller for about two weeks now and love it so far! Let me preface by saying that I have a bit of a skincare and makeup addiction and have tried more products than I can count. I was a bit skeptical at first, but decided to give this a try anyway. The packaging and the roller itself is super cute, and I like that you essentially get three different sizes to use as needed. I find it helpful in reducing puffiness. I've always been a crier and having been super hormonal lately so my eyes have been red and puffy. Sticking this quartz roller in the fridge for a few minutes and then using it to roll over my eyes with a little bit of aloe vera helps tremendously. I'm giving it five stars for helping me walk into public without feeling self-conscious about my huge puffy eyes! Everyone should have one of these in their beauty arsenal." —Angel Liu

    Get the set from Amazon for $27.99.

    9. An Eraorganics Revive facial scrub made with aloe vera, manuka honey, walnuts, and powerful vitamin C so you can scrub away those tired vibes while nourishing your skin with only the best ingredients. Your complexion will *definitely* be thanking you.

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    Promising review: "My skin was dull and tired looking so I went on the search for something to help. My skin is glowing after only two uses and the improvement is remarkable. This is an awesome product!" —AMM

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    10. A Neutrogrena Hydroboost moisturizer that'll feel like you're splashing ice cold water on your face to wake yourself up. This oil-free moisturizer will revive your skin by leaving your face plump, refreshed, and hydrated *without* feeling greasy or heavy.

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    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best moisturizer I've ever used. I tend to shy away from moisturizers because I have oily, acne-prone skin, but some of the acne products I use will create rough patches. The first day I used this I couldn't stop touching my face, because it was so soft. It wasn't greasy or heavy at all. It soaked right in and smelled wonderful. It's almost like an ocean-type scent that's very faint. By the third day or so, my skin's condition improved quite a bit. The pores look much smaller and my face just has a natural glow. It also looked less tired and sunken in and around the eyes." —Liz T.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    Check out "I Found The Best Face Moisturizer Out There, And It's Only $15" to read more about how a BuzzFeeder avoids flaky, White Walker–esque skin.

    11. An all-in-one Mizon repair cream made of 92% snail mucus (yes, that is correct) — it'll help you streamline acne treatments into an easy-to-use moisturizer. All hail the snail.

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    Don't worry, this is made in cruelty-free conditions!

    Promising review: "I'm 27 and my skin looks better than it ever has. EVER. I get compliments from family and strangers alike. My skin looks BETTER when I'm NOT wearing any foundation, which is amazing. The difference is so noticeable that my mom asked what I had been using on my skin and has bought some for herself. You see results so quickly! After the first night of using it, I noticed a difference. After two weeks, I looked like I had a new face. It is not greasy at all, absorbs easily, and is odorless." —MM

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    12. A Shea Moisture black soap bar to help teach you about calming acne while restoring your skin's natural oil balance using raw shea butter, tamarind, aloe, and oats.

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    Promising review: "I have had acne for nine years. I'm in my late twenties now. My acne is mainly cystic acne and primarily sits on my cheeks and chin. They are deep, red, and take weeks to go away (if they ever do). I have tried everything. Some things would make the acne a bit better, but would never actually clear it up. I saw some friends on Facebook talking about this soap. The bar is very large and I have sliced off chunks to use. Immediately, I noticed the redness decreased. Over several days, I noticed I had no new pimples developing. After the first two weeks or so, the majority of my acne was gone. Now, after one month, a lot of my dark scar spots are gone or seriously diminished. I have only a few remaining red spots. I have made NO other changes to my diet, makeup, or skincare routine. For such a great value, it's worth a shot!" —TammyLou

    Get it from Amazon for $4.18.

    Need more proof? Check out "Over 1,000 People Swear By This Under-$5 Soap, And My Skin Is Ready".

    13. A pack of sheet masks that have different powers (such as brightening skin or fighting acne) and require zero skill or mess. Just open them up, throw one on your face, and rub the serum that's leftover into your skin when you take it off to make sure it works to its full potential.

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    The varieties include aloe, herb, aqua, charcoal, pearl, platinum, snail, hyaluronate, cucumber, green tea, gold, Q10, white, vitamin, royal jelly, and more.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about these at first, but I am so glad I gave them a try. They really work! I have used four of them now, and my skin has never looked better! I learned something, though. I have had these cloth-type masks before, and I had always rinsed the serum off after I removed the mask. Now I have been leaving the serum on and massaging it into my skin. Then I follow up with my usual face cream on top. My fine lines have greatly diminished! Seriously! I will be back to buy more when I run out!" —Kindle Customer

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. A set of Bio-Peel exfoliating pads so you can simply and quickly exfoliate your skin without all those fancy products that confuse the heck out of you. It's formulated with REAL red wine extract that contains antioxidants to help fight off bacteria.

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    Promising review: "This leaves my very sensitive skin feeling so smooth. You know when you roll your lower lip over your teeth, those bumps that pop out on you chin? The ones that won't go away, no matter how much you exfoliate? Yeah, this got rid of those. Along with any small blackheads hiding on my chin and nose area. I do the exfoliating side, being sure to work my way up my face in a circular motion. I also get my neck and chest. I then use the smooth side, and wait about five minutes before rinsing with cool water. I have very sensitive skin that has a tendency to dry out. I do this twice a week with no issues. It does have a strong grape-ish scent, which doesn't bother me." —RCX

    Get it from Amazon for $18.43 (also available in lemon and green tea).

    Check out "Hundreds Of People Love Exfoliating With These Neogen Pads, And This Is Why" for more info!

    15. A TruSkin vitamin C serum that uses a plant-based formula made with aloe vera, botanical hyaluronic acid, and jojoba oil to help brighten your skin and get rid of the dark spots or pimples in no time.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! My skin is so radiant and beautiful! I feel gorgeous and everyone has seen a difference. These before-and-after pictures (above) are only five uses/days apart! My dark, tired circles around my eyes have drastically improved. I am so happy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Take a closer look at "This Vitamin C Face Serum May Give You The Best Dang Skin Of Your Life" for more amazing before-and-afters!

    16. A La Roche-Posay cleanser to easily melt away makeup, dirt, and oil from your face after a long day. No frills or fuss is the way to go.

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    Promising review: "I love this face wash. I have VERY dry skin and was looking for a gentle cleanser. This is such a hydrating drink for my skin. It's fragrance-free and has a great milky gel consistency. My face is never dried out and it leaves me with soft, clean skin." —LM

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

    17. An Aztec clay mask that'll vacuum out your pores so you can finally get rid of stubborn cystic acne once and for all. Just combine it with apple cider vinegar, turn on your favorite podcast, and let it do all the work for you.

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    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. It's an official holy grail product of mine. I ideally use it once a week, and it feels as if angels themselves have taken the time to delicately renew my skin with the magical touch of their wings. Ok, but really. I wear foundation daily, have combination and sensitive skin, and require hypo-allergenic products. I truly feel this product is a part of why I maintains week-after-week break-out free. I mix with equal parts water and vinegar and use the sensitive-skin time recommendation to avoid over-drying or any tenderness afterward, moisturize after, and I'm good to go! I also find it works WONDERS as a spot treatment for the pimples that do happen to appear every so often. I love this stuff, use it often, and it still lasts FOREVER. Literally the best mask I've ever used." —SLP

    Get them from Amazon: Aztec clay mask for $10.95 and apple cider vinegar for $8.30.

    To learn more, check out "This Clay Mask Basically Vacuums Out Your Pores, And BRB I'm Going To Bathe In It".

    18. An Elizavecca night cream to help you combat acne and brighten your skin overnight. Put some of this on before bed and get some shut-eye so this retinol-based miracle worker can do its magic.

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    Promising review: "This is the best product I have ever used on my face! It adds a glow to my skin and has evened out my skin tone. This is an awesome product." —Julie O'Kon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.80.

    19. A bottle of Teddie Organics rose water toner spray that'll help reduce redness, irritation, and oily T-zones with just a quick spritz.

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    It'll also restore your skin's pH balance and absorb excess oil. It's everything you want your toner to do, except now you can use it WHEREVER. Plus it's organic and suitable for sensitive skin!

    Promising review: "I have very acne-prone and sensitive skin that is pale with pink and red undertones. I break out very easily, and my skin is irritated even by the 'sensitive skin' brands and formulas. I have used EVERYTHING under the sun to aid in redness and sensitivity, and nothing has worked to calm flair-ups like this. I wake up and my skin is glowing and peachy pale, as opposed to red and blotchy. This rose water has not only improved my skin's redness and overall tone, but it has virtually eliminated any signs on acne. I use it before I put on my redness moisturizer and before bed as a refresher. I also find myself spritzing at various times of the day, because the fragrance is so pleasant." —Kathy Pancake

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (available in two sizes).

    See what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    20. A cleansing brush so you can toss all those rough face cloths that are doing your face no good in the trash. Instead, this lil' thang will up your face wash game by exfoliating your skin, unclogging pores, and reducing excess oil in a few swipes.

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    It has two sides: one with fine soft bristles and one with exfoliating rubber pins.

    Promising review: "I use this every other day along with my Japanese face wash and it leaves my skin incredibly soft and clean. I was truthfully surprised to see how much makeup is still left on my skin even after removing it all with makeup remover wipes. It definitely pays to wash your face with this. I love that it's gentle enough for daily use and that the brush is small enough to store anywhere. I definitely recommend it." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45 (available in three colors).

    You, jumping for joy knowing you treat your skin right:

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

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