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    34 Cheap But Effective Personal Care Products To Add To Your Routine

    Look and feel your best from head to toe, without spending an arm and a leg.

    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. Eyebrow styling soap you can just brush on to make your brows look super full and fluffy, or even style them into your desired shape. The 17 different brow pencils you have stashed in your vanity are all gonna be jealous.


    Promising review: "Love this stuff. My brows stay fluffy and full all day long. I no longer fill them, they look so full!" —Bethany Catharine Schrock

    Get two soaps and two brushes from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. CND SolarOil, a low-key magical oil here to banish brittle nails and dry cuticles for good. Nailed it!,

    Promising review: "I had a problem with my cuticles getting so dry that they would split sometimes, and no matter how many times I put lotion on my hands they would never get moist enough to lay flat like they’re supposed to. My nails were dry and brittle, so I’d end up with one breaking and then have to cut them all back in order to have them the same length. This oil has ended all of that. Now I have to cut them back because they seem to be growing faster. I haven’t had a nail split since the day I started using this oil. It soaks into your cuticles and nails so well. I was really good at using it every day in the beginning, but in the last week I got busy and and only used it twice so I ended up with a split cuticle. That’ll help you remember, right?!?! I got back on track these last two days and the cuticle is healed already. That’s just how moisturizing this stuff is. I highly recommend it!" —mlasorensen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    3. A stainless-steel tongue scraper to banish bad breath and gross buildup so effectively, it'll leave you (clean) tongue-tied.

    On the left, a reviewer's tongue with grayish-white residue coating the back. On the right, the same reviewer's tongue looking pink and clean

    The reviewer in the photos above got these results after using the tool every day for two months!

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical about this and had it in my wishlist for quite a few months before buying. My tongue would be pretty dirty and white and could never really be fully cleaned with a toothbrush or anything else I tried. After purchasing and using it, I only wish I'd gotten it sooner and it's one of my best purchases. It is just a single piece of metal, but it has a an edge that's just sharp enough to scrape all the nasty stuff off without hurting. It takes a few days to get used to, but I don't have much problem using it to clean deep in the back of my tongue. It's easy to clean and all the dirt rinses right off. I would highly recommend this, there's really nothing else that has done a good as a job cleaning my tongue." —Alan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in two metals).

    4. Or, if the large metal version intimidates you, a double-sided plastic tongue scraper and brush, aka the double-duty oral hygiene gadget you never knew you needed. Buh-bye, aftertastes, I won't miss you.


    Promising review: "This is one of those tools that you don't know you need until you actually use one. I'd never used a tongue scraper until my sister introduced me to them. Why would I need one when I use my toothbrush to scrape my tongue, right? Using this tool gets so much grime and grossness out of your mouth and tongue that you didn't even know you had. Your mouth won't feel clean until after you've used it, period." —Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    5. A bestselling foot balm you can roll right onto your cracked tootsies for instant relief. It'll actually look super ~aesthetic~ on your dresser, too — can you say that about any other foot cream?

    Two large tubes of the balm in the black pepper and clove and tea tree and grapefruit versions

    This Maine-based small business makes tons of natural and handcrafted skincare goodies.

    Promising review: "Very cute and handy packing. It is like a ChapStick for your feet. I like how I don't have to use my fingers while applying this on my feet. Generally most foot creams and balms come in jars, and putting them on my feet leaves my fingers oily, which then transfers onto my laptop or phone screen...ugghh. But this Hoof Healer is completely mess-free. I have used it only twice till now and I already notice a massive difference in my heels. Fully recommended. Thank you so much Kristin for the beautiful product and phenomenal customer service. :D" —Shai

    Get it from PicklesPotions on Etsy for $8.99+ (available in two scents and three sizes).

    6. A bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo to stop you from being a flaky friend, once and for all.

    It's got over 5,000 positive reviews, and works for more than just dandruff. I get recurring bouts of fungal acne on my forehead, and when it was really bad over the summer I tried this at the recommendation of the interwebs (its key ingredient is an antifungal). Every other day, I slathered it on the affected area like a wash-off mask, let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse off. My forehead looked better the next day!

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84 (or $14.10 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    7. Possibly magical pimple patches that'll make zits do a vanishing act, and allow you to see the oh-so-satisfying amount of gunk they've pulled from your pores. No wonder they've got over 3,000 positive reviews!

    These are my personal fave brand of pimple patch (having tried several), because of how they feel, how they stay on, and how well they work. Check out my full review of Nexcare acne patches.

    Promising review: "Okay, what is this sorcery?? I can't believe I never knew these existed. I seriously felt like a teenager again last weekend. Literally days after talking about how great my skin has been, this giant, painful, bulging zit was starting to form right in the middle of my chin. A week before my cousin's wedding, naturally. It was like it wouldn't stop growing, and spot treatment solution was doing absolutely nothing. It hurt so bad, and I couldn't help trying to pop it, but it refused. Then I heard about these. I placed one on my chin the second they arrived in the mail. After a few hours, I saw the white forming and I was curious and peeled it off. Then I put a fresh one on before bed, and come the next morning...HOLY COW, the entire dot of the patch was now a giant white blob. This zit was no joke. It's amazing how much fluid/pus had to get sucked out. Like I said, this is some magic. The zit completely went away within a day." —Heather R. Weather

    Get a box of 36 from Amazon for $6.96 (or $6.61 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    8. Elizavecca Milky Piggy carbonated bubble clay mask, a top-rated, blackhead-banishing, and just plain F-U-N mask that starts to bubble once you apply it. You'll want to take selfies while it's working *and* after, since it'll leave you so dang glowy.

    A set of nine reviewer selfies in the mask, showing how it goes from flat to super bubbly and fun

    It has over 4,000 (!!!!) positive reviews and comes with an application spatula.

    Promising review: "Wow! I purchased this on a whim after seeing one of my favorite Youtubers try it out. I didn't expect a lot from it. I tried it out and was shocked!!! The mask was simple (and fun) to use. I wasn't sure I felt a lot happening while it was on, but it was pretty cool how the bubbles started to grow off of my face. Upon inspection after using this mask I was completely amazed. My face felt cleaner than it has in a very long time AND my pores looked amazing! I don't remember a time when I felt like my pores looked great before using this mask. I would highly recommend this mask to anyone. It's also so much cheaper than the GlamGlow ones I have been using (and didn't see near these results from)." —K. Textor

    Get it from Amazon for $11.39.

    9. A massaging, exfoliating, and blood flow-increasing scalp brush over 6,000 (!!!) reviewers swear by to give you that feeling of someone deep shampooing your hair at a salon that you miss so much, not to mention help with dandruff and buildup, and even help encourage hair growth!

    A reviewer using the teal silicone brush on their wet, shampooed hair

    Promising review: "I’ve suffered with dry, flaking scalp for about a year now. I've used tea tree oil shampoo, dandruff shampoo, coconut oil, you name it. I finally read somewhere that exfoliating the scalp might help, but I was hesitant because years ago, I had a shampoo brush and it was very rigid and the bristles were fine and close together and it made my hair a tangled mess. Anyway, I saw this shampoo brush and it looked a lot more flexible, so I thought I’d give it a try and HOLY MOLY my flakes are gone! It’s made out of a silicone-type material and the little 'bristles' are flexible but still get the job done. I can literally brush my hair with shampoo in and it doesn’t get tangled. It’s amazing. Not only do I have zero flakes now, but I feel like using this does a way better job at working the shampoo in and getting your hair and scalp really clean. I have super thick hair and no matter how much shampoo I use or how long I scrub my hair, I felt like the back, underneath part of my hair would sometimes stay dirty. This brush gets all that." —Meg R

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

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

    Promising review: "A++++. Does this product need another five star review? Nope. But I had to. This is truly a miracle product!! I have the driest skin in the winter. To the point I will look down at my hands to notice they are bleeding from all the various cracks. This product made a major difference after just one use! Weeks later and my hands have no cracks, look younger, and are no longer red. Can O'Keefe's fix potholes too!?!" —P. Neuber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. Classic Aquaphor Lip Repair with soothing and moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, chamomile essence, and vitamins C and E that'll basically give your kisser spa-worthy results for under $5.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS STUFF. I have tried a number of different things in order to battle my super chapped lips. I purchased an $18 tube of Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment hoping that it would help. Instead it just made my lips feel sticky and the shine almost made the dead skin more noticeable. On a whim I purchased Aquaphor (it was a super cheap cart add-on) and within two uses my lips were baby smooth. It works almost instantly and is just the most hydrating lip balm I've ever used. I've convinced three friends to try it and every single one loves it. I'll never buy another lip balm again." —Z.Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97 (or $3.77 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    12. A magical purple toning shampoo that works on all hair types and eliminates yellow or brassy tones in your hair, so you'll actually *save* money by not having to go to the salon for touch-ups nearly as often. BTW, 6,000+ reviewers say it's to ~dye~ for.

    From right to left: A reviewer's hair looking very yellow (before), their hair lighter (1 wash), and finally their hair looking more platinum blonde (2 washes)

    It's also very strong, so several reviewers recommend mixing it with your usual shampoo!

    Promising review: "Wowza! I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough! Photo from right to left: Before using, one wash, two washes. Love, love, LOVE!! 😍" —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $10.37.

    13. Super satisfying blotting papers anyone with oily skin will want to take absolutely everywhere. They'll get your face so visibly smooth and dry, it'll be like an instant makeover.,


    My skin isn't *super* oily, but over the course of a day it definitely builds up enough it could use a good wipe. Add in the fact that I'm prone to fungal acne on my forehead and that my grooming routine hasn't been as consistent in quarantine, and I recently decided it was time for me to try these babies. They work well, and it really and truly is so satisfying to see all the schmutz they get off your face. The package is pocket-sized and easy to throw in a purse. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these blotting papers.

    Promising review: "I've been searching for something as effective as these for a long time now. I have extremely oily skin. I live in the Caribbean, and whether I wear foundation or not, very early in the day my face will be covered in oil. My T-zone is where I get especially shiny and oily. These are excellent. They pick up the oil quickly, leaving my face naturally matte-looking for hours. I'm pleased with the lightness of the sheets and the pack fits perfectly in my purse or jeans pocket. The first pic (on the left) is before I used one, and the second is after. I'm not wearing foundation. These are a must-have for anyone with oily skin." —Melisa

    Get a pack of 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95 (or $6.60 with the Subscribe & Save option; available in bamboo charcoal or green tea).

    14. A subscription to FaceTory, which'll deliver a fun new assortment of K-beauty sheet masks for you to try every month. Your skin (and your wallet, now that you're not splurging on every mask you see) will thank you.


    In addition to an assortment of sheet masks, each month's shipment comes with tips and info about each one, so it's perfect for beauty and skincare newbies.

    Promising review: "These are the best masks I've used! I became a big fan of sheet masks while living in Japan. I usually bought cheap ones, though, and they weren't much more effective than just moisturizer. I also have very sensitive skin and sometimes I'd get a few zits after certain ones. I've been busy and stressed lately, so I decided to treat myself to something small. I tried FaceTory. I've now used eight masks and loved them all. None have irritated my skin, though a few did start to tingle. There are at least two that I felt made such a difference I would buy them again separately. I also like that there's a little explanation of what each one is supposed to do. It's fun to try different masks instead of being locked into basically different scents of the same mask, which is how I feel about sets I've bought on Amazon before. My third envelope should be arriving soon and I don't see myself unsubscribing any time soon. I've been using these masks once a week. Combined with the rest of my skincare, my skin has never been better and I didn't feel dry at all this winter." —Barbara

    Get it from Amazon for $11.90+/month (available with four or seven masks per shipment).

    15. An amazingly affordable clarifying cleanser that's gentle, vegan, cruelty-free, and made with toning vitamin B3 and soothing lavender and that might actually make you (*gasp*) look forward to washing your face at night.


    Promising review: "Love love love it! I bought this a few months ago when I was constantly breaking out on my face and had many skin blemishes. I was only expecting this cleanser to clean my face, but it surprised me when it left my skin feeling smooth and soft! So soft that my mom commented on it! The smell and texture of this product is amazing. I highly recommend to anyone needing an inexpensive but high-quality cleanser." —goosegirl

    Get it from e.l.f for $6.

    16. A Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle razor with a built-in bikini trimmer on the other end, so you can shave ~down there~ and everywhere with ease.

    reviewer holding the pink double-ended razor

    These razors have been my go-tos for years, and the trimmer is shockingly sturdy for one attached to a drugstore razor. The regular razor end is a great moisturizing razor on its own, too, so you can totally reach for this on days when you're not, uh, planing to make a trip into the bush. It's so easy to use as soon as you open it — just pop the one included battery in and it's ready. I won't be without one of these in my shower!

    Promising review: "I'm kicking myself for not getting this years ago. Not to be too graphic, but I know when I was reading reviews before I decided to buy it that what I really wanted to know is if it will work on thick, coarse hair, if it's easier than trimming with scissors, and if it feels safer. The answer is YES, YES, and YES! I'm not worried about cutting myself and I can trim really quickly. What would usually take me 15 minutes took me less than five. I'm not a 'totally bare' person, but I do want it neat and short. If you want completely bare this isn't for you, but if you want to trim it's perfect. Even comes with the battery. Highly recommend." —Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.58 (or $11.95 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    17. Magical makeup remover cloths that can remove basically a whole face of makeup with JUST WATER. Sorry, disposable wipes — you've been cancelled.


    They've got over 2,000 positive reviews and are machine washable so you can use them again and again!

    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 do a pretty impressive job of taking off all 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." —RachelM

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.25.

    18. Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle Serum, which is perfect for folks who want long nails but aren't long on patience.

    The pics above were taken just two weeks apart!

    Promising review: "I noticed an improvement in my nails after just the first application. I put it on my nails at night before I go to bed. I've been using it faithfully now since it arrived. Yes, my nails are definitely stronger and are growing fast! I'm applying it twice a day now. Incredible results!" —Tweety2015

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. A low-key miraculous e.l.f. acne spot treatment gel that'll send pimples packing so fast, they'll forget their toothbrush at home.

    two sticks of the spot treatment

    It's vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have tried every single product prescribed by a dermatologist, even Acutane, and my acne never went away. I finally was able to get it under control with vitamins and face washes, but I still had annoying LARGE pimples that never went away. I bought this after hearing about it and applied it generously in the morning to my pimples, and the swelling was down by nighttime! I applied again that night and woke up to find them almost completely gone!" —mikaylamadison

    Get it from e.l.f. for $3.

    20. Organic coconut oil, which, like Phineas and Ferb, is ♫ gonna do it all ♫ when it comes to your grooming routine. It's super moisturizing for skin and hair and works for all hair types.


    Promising review: "SOOOO many uses for this. Skin has never been better. Awesome awesome awesome. Started using it four months ago religiously and only half of the tub is gone. Uses: 1. Razor bumps and dry skin. I use it after every shower, and after shaving my legs. Don't get razor bumps or upper arm or chest acne anymore. Skin has been so soft. 2. Moisturizing mask for night time. I use it after facial cleanser and toner at night. Put a thin amount on my face and go to sleep (don't recommend using it during the day because it leaves a greasy residue). 3. GREAT on eyelashes. They've been thicker and falling out less. Coat them at night before bed. 4. Hair. Use a thin THIN layer on dry hair before going out. Keeps hair from frizzing even in terrible humidity. I have thick wavy hair and this is the only product I use. Seriously can't recommend it enough to people lol." —Abby M.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (or $11.37 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    21. A jojoba, almond, vitamin E, and argan oil blend mythology-themed beard oil that'll ~loki~ ragnarock your world with its moody oak moss and vetiver scent and softening powers.

    bottles of the "Trickster" beard oil with Loki's symbol

    This entire super cool shop is dedicated to Norse mythology-themed beard oils!

    Promising review: "Trickster, true to its name, is a very unique scent — the quality of vetiver really is unreal. I can quickly see this becoming one of my favorite beard oils." —Noel Scott

    Get it from FiresOfFreyja on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in three sizes). Find more scents here.

    22. A metal eyelash comb to correct any clumps you make as you work your way towards mascara mastery.


    Promising review: "I have thin and short eyelashes, so almost all mascaras clump in my lashes. The shape of this comb makes it easy to smooth out almost all of my lashes at once. The metal bristles push through the clumping to separate and give more length to my lashes, but my favorite thing about this is that it actually curls my lashes. It's a great time-saver for me!" —CSells

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. An all-natural, paraben-free hair follicle serum that'll condition and strengthen your strands to help prevent breakage. You only need two or three drops every day or two, so one bottle is a small investment that'll last you a loooooong time. Oh, and it smells pretty too.

    Butter By Keba

    Butter by Keba is a Black woman-owned business specializing in natural fragrances and hair and body products.

    Promising review: "This serum is everything. You don’t need much. I applied just a couple drops daily and the results are real. Little to no breakage between washes. Worth every dime" —Lisa

    Get it from Butter by Keba or Amazon for $15.

    24. A sleek Quip electric toothbrush for anyone who wants the benefits of a fancy electric toothbrush without the huge price tag. In addition to being cute, this one helps you brush for the right amount of time, uses super quiet and gentle sonic pulses, comes with a mirror mount that can also work as a travel cover, and is super compact.


    It doesn't even have a charger — it's battery powered, and you can also sign up for a refill plan that'll deliver a new battery and brush head every three months for just $5/delivery. The brush works on a two-minute timer to ensure you don't cut their brushing session short, plus it beeps every 30 seconds to remind you to move it to a new spot. Check out BuzzFeed's full Quip review.

    Promising review: "I'm a minimalist and this works great for me — everything from color, look, feel, simplicity in ordering, refills, etc. I love that it is automatically set to send me refills and I don't have to even worry about it. The brush bristles are great, and the two minute timer has really challenged me to take action toward proper dental health. Love my Quip brush! Want to get my fiancé one!" —Taylor M

    Get a brush, cover, and toothpaste set from Quip for $25+ (available in plastic or metal and in six colors).

    25. An exfoliating and moisturizing lip scrub that won't just keep your lips looking healthy when they're bare, but may also help lip colors look better and last longer! Maybe TLC was wrong and scrubs can get some love from you, after all...

    It's made with exfoliating raw sugar, plus wax and essential oils that moisturize just like lip balm. Plus, it's vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I've had super chapped lips my whole life and recently got super fed up with it, so I got this product after reading the reviews and I can definitely say that it was worth it. I've tried other sugar lip scrubs in the past, mostly from Lush Cosmetics, and while their scrub definitely got rid of a lot of dead skin, it did nothing to moisturize and I was left with equally chapped and almost raw lips the next day. This stuff is combined with a moisturizer so I don't have to worry about my lips going right back to their chapped state. I typically do the scrub right before bed and then put on an overnight lip mask to make sure that I am getting as much moisture as possible, and it has made a world of a difference. DEFINITELY recommend. I saw results the very next day." —Caitlin Park

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in four flavors).

    26. A natural probiotic deodorant in biodegradable packaging and available in all sorts of scents (including an unscented version for folks who are sensitive to smells) so you can feel good about both your pits and your environmental footprint.

    hand holding a tube of the fragrance free deo

    It's from a woman-owned, New Jersey-based small business!

    Promising review: "If you’re on the fence, just buy it. These are the best deodorants. They last all day. The scents are so wonderful. I just ordered four to cut down on shipping costs: both environmental and financial. Already planning my next purchase, lol. Finally, I don’t feel guilt about the waste of plastic tubes and it’s amazing to support artisans. I have used Woodsy (fave), Spa (sooooo clean and relaxing like the way a spa smells. Almost tied w/Woodsy for fave), and Blush (soft and lovely). If you’re purchasing based on quality, scent, and sustainability, you will be satisfied. Not to mention, they come packaged so charmingly and the box smells heavenly." —Sarah Davidson

    Get it from BetterLivingAndHome on Etsy for $10.95 (available in 15 scents).

    27. A giant foot file that'll make even the crustiest tootsies smoother than you ever thought possible — and that's no small feet.

    This miracle worker has got over 3,800 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes!! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. Harry's Shave Gel, a paraben-free, fan-favorite product formulated with aloe for a smooth and refreshing shave. It's cruelty-free, too!


    Plus, the company donates 1% off annual sales to men's mental health organizations.

    Promising review: "I am absolutely blown away by the quality of Harry's shave gel. Their 2 oz. trial can has lasted me a month, and I still have a little bit left. Paired with Gillette Mach 3 I am getting the BEST shave of my LIFE. It is absolutely worth the extra cost, and I'd have never thought that was possible. You can't go wrong with this gel, guys. It's AWESOME!" —KP

    Get it from Target for $2.99+ (available in three sizes).

    29. A sweet silicone cleansing brush that's more than just a cute face — just load this little dude with your cleanser for a sudsational deep clean.


    It can also be used to clean other makeup tools!

    Promising review: "This is a great cleansing and exfoliating tool. I bought this because my Clarisonic broke. I used this two or three times a week and found it to be a cute and effective tool. I rarely wear makeup, but when I do, it's often heavy. This tool (in combination with my cleanser) got it off every time. My makeup is also dark, but it never stained. It's really good at clearing up the blackheads on my nose. After reading some of the reviews when I initially purchased it, I became curious and decided to test how sanitary/safe it is. After five months, I removed the sponge and turned the silicone inside out. Besides two tiny pieces of dead skin, it was fine. There wasn't an odor or mold. However, similar to a Clarisonic brush head, for sanitary purposes, this should be replaced every three months or so. I look forward to getting this product again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    30. A nongreasy moisturizer for normal to oily skin made with essential oils and ready to become an ~essential~ part of your morning routine.

    bottles of the moisturizer

    It's from a woman-owned, Colorado-based shop that specializes in natural home and personal care products.

    Promising review: "I use this every morning. It is light, smells refreshing and is completely non-irritating. Great under makeup too!!! Highly recommend this company!!!" —Sunshine Deeke

    Get it from JuniperseedMerc on Etsy for $10.

    31. An aww-worthy headband that'll make stray hair one less struggle on your quest for the purr-fect beauty and skin routine. This will keep your tresses out of your face *and* make a mud mask day even more selfie-worthy.,

    Promising review: "I'M SO HAPPY WITH THIS HEADBAND! I'm new to the skin care game and I've been trying to make myself get into a regimen. I have really long hair and I hate tying it up because of the creasing, and my other headbands fall down, don't hold my hair back, or start to hurt after a while. This headband is cheap, cute, stays in place, doesn't damage your hair, is thick enough to keep bangs/long hair out of your face, and DOESN'T HURT. It's literally one of the best things I've bought from Amazon." —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $5.80.

    32. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, because name a better feeling than peeling one of these off and seeing all the grime you got out of your pores — I'll wait.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on Bioré pore strips!

    Promising review: "These Bioré strips are great. I had used them years ago, but hadn't seen them in my local drug store for a while so I searched on Amazon and was really happy to find them. I have dry skin and don't get acne, but I do get blackheads on my nose. I don't wear much makeup, so before using these, I just wash my face and pat dry. I then make sure my nose is wet so the strip will stick to it. I included some before and after pictures. This isn't a miracle product that will eliminate all your blackheads, but as you can see from the strip, it gets a lot of sebum and dead cells 'plugs' out of your face. I don't know if I really look any better, but I sure feel better after using these! I finish by rinsing my face and then using a toner to help close the pores." —SunnyGirl70

    Get a box of 24 (12 nose strips and 12 flat strips to use elsewhere on your face) from Amazon for $11.54 (or $10.96 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    33. A cruelty-free nail polish remover that'll change the mani-pedi game and put every other remover you've tried to shame (take it from me).

    A bottle of the purple remover labeled "Genius Remover for gel, laquer, + hybrid" with Instagram Story text "The *fastest* remover!!"
    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    I know — nail polish remover is not one of those things that feels like an exciting impulse buy. In fact, it's one of those products that everyone low-key hates but needs. But folks, let me tell you — I got a sample of this stuff along with some polish from Orly and did my nails that weekend. After one swipe, I said aloud, "This is the best remover I have ever used" (and that sentiment is echoed in the reviews on the product listing). I was sure I wasn't using enough, but a few swipes to my nail took pretty much E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G off with zero effort! My nails were clean and ready to repaint in a minute or less, with no scrubbing. (The one exception to this when I've used it since has been with glitter polish, but that stuff is always tough). The remover itself is even a pretty purple color! The only thing I don't love about it is the frustrating pop top, but that can easily be avoided by screwing off the cap like you do with most remover bottles.

    Promising review: "Through the years I have tried an abundance of polish remover, only to be dissatisfied with them all....until I tried Orly! I am amazed at the speed and efficiency that this remover possesses! I used to use at least five cotton pads to remove my polish, but now with this I can do both hands with just one cotton pad. This was a very pleasant surprise for me and I've even ordered some for my mom." —Pat70

    Get it from Orly for $5.40.

    34. A vegan and cruelty-free cooling hydration stick with shea butter and aloe that's sweat-resistant and designed to be used after workouts, but one reviewer also mentions it's great for soothing the irritation caused by wearing a mask all day!

    the stick

    It's not just for your face, but any part of your body that needs a refresh!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! I got it as a free gift with purchase, and I will definitely be buying more. I use it in the morning before applying my makeup, and at night before going to bed. My skin is super soft and hydrated now, and it really cools my face. It's my favorite product to apply, and I find myself adding more to my face on days I don't wear makeup, just because it feels so good. It's a must-have for absolutely everyone." —malika36

    Get it from e.l.f for $8.

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