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    23 Skincare Products Even People Who Don't Really ~Do~ Skincare Will Love

    The most consistent part of my skincare routine? Laziness.

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    1. Shea Moisture African black soap, an oil-absorbing, exfoliating, and moisturizing bar made with shea butter that I personally recommend if you're looking for an amazing glow-up for only $6 (and who isn't?).

    Full disclosure, I thought I'd start off this post with the two products that have basically been the beginning and end of my skincare routine for the past several months. First off, I absolutely swear by this soap. I've never had major acne struggles, but I do get zits just like everyone else and am prone to nasty rashes on my forehead. I use this every morning in the shower, and while I'm not 100% free of pimples (as a person with bangs and who uses a roll-on essential oil stick for headaches, I can never really expect to be), people have literally told me I'm glowing lately, and I have to agree! I also don't get my flare-ups of dermatitis on my forehead when I use it daily. I really think this stuff has done wonders for my skin. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this miraculous soap.

    Promising review: "This soap is absolutely incredible. I'm in my late 20s and I've suffered with acne for a good chunk of my life and never found anything that worked, until now. After the first use, my face was smoother. After a few days, I could tell my existing acne was healing and I wasn't getting any new blemishes. After a week, my skin was clear. After two weeks, my face is completely smooth, with no new breakouts, and I'm happier than ever. Not only is my skin clear, by my confidence is boosted. I work in sales so I'm face-to-face with people all day, and I finally feel like, for the first time in my life, people aren't just staring at my breakouts. This soap is AWESOME! The left set of pictures are from about two months ago. The others are from this afternoon. I wash my face twice a day with this soap and it doesn't dry my face out at all. I don't use anything else with it." β€”Dana Cammarata

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. Supergoop! SPF 30 City Sunscreen Serum, a sunscreen, moisturizer, and antioxidant-filled serum all rolled into one. It's cruelty-free, paraben-free, odor-free, and seriously hassle-free, too. πŸ™Œ


    This is the other important fixture in my mini-routine rn. I love that it's not perfumey, and it's really light and easy. I'm very low-key, but what matters most to me is that I get some SPF on my face, plus some moisture so my skin doesn't feel all dry after blow-drying my hair in the morning. Slathering this on accomplishes both of those things and makes me feel like I have a fancy skin routine with just a couple pumps of a bottle.

    Promising review: "I might be the most minimalist Sephora shopper ever. In the morning I like to wash my face, then use one product. I'm looking for as many benefits in one bottle as possible, and this product delivers a lot in one package. I used the same lotion for years, but now that I'm headed toward the big 4-0, my skin has changed a ton. I've always had combination skin, but the dryness has increased and the oil and blackheads have decreased. This lotion isn't greasy. In about a month, I've seen an improvement in my overall skin tone and fine lines. I will buy again!" β€”skingvta

    Get it from Amazon or Sephora for $42.

    3. Or, if you're on a budget, Skin To You's gentle and affordable SPF 30 moisturizer that's also paraben- and cruelty-free!


    Promising review: "It's great for the price. It definitely has the sunscreen smell, but it didn't break me out, which is awesome. You only need a little for most of your face so it lasts a long time. I recommend it!" β€”morgan

    Get it from Walmart for $12.88.

    4. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, a super-gentle solution that over 2,500 reviewers swear by. You can use this magical stuff as a cleanser in the morning and an amazingly effective makeup remover at the end of the day, because why buy a bunch of different skincare products when you can just buy one?


    This stuff is BuzzFeed Reviews' pick for the best low-priced makeup remover!

    Promising review: "I'm a little late to the micellar water trend, but wow, I really love this product a whole lot. The first time I used it, it made my skin feel so soft and lovely compared to just my moisturizer alone. It has a neutral scent and is simple to use β€” you just put some on a cotton ball or pad and wipe your skin down, and that's it. It really does take off eye makeup well, without burning your eyes or smearing it everywhere. And it's very gentle and soothing compared to almost every other cleanser/makeup remover I've ever used. I've used it every day for a couple of weeks and my skin feels so much better than before." β€”Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.48 (available in the original formula or one specially designed to remove waterproof makeup).

    5. Amazing makeup removing cloths that can get your whole face clean with just water. They're so easy, they'll even get your lazy butt to actually wash your face at night. You may even get β€” *gasp* β€” excited do it, just to see the before-and-after magic.


    As if that wasn't easy enough, these are also 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." β€”RachelM

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $3.89.

    6. Miraculous pimple patches capable of sucking all the pus and gunk out your clogged pores β€” no fancy serums or spot treatment creams required.


    Promising review: "These are a miracle for hormonal teen acne. I bought these for my younger brother (a high schooler just starting puberty and an avid athlete) who was having some trouble with really deep, recurring pimples. Slapping these on overnight usually brought them to head, or even healed them under the skin without them ever coming out. He told me 'These things are magic, thanks again' β€” and that's coming from the 14-year-old boy who thought skincare was weird until I helped get rid of almost all his acne. :)" β€”Tuyetson

    Get a box of 36 from Amazon for $5.55.

    7. Elizavecca Milky Piggy carbonated bubble clay mask, which'll make for some amazing selfies as it starts to bubble and fizz minutes after application. Oh, and it banishes blackheads, too, but obviously the bubbles are the most important part.


    It's got over 4,500 (!!!!) positive reviews!

    Promising review: "This lives up to the hype. I decided to try this based on the super high customer rating and affordable price. I just finished washing it off my face and I have to say I do see a difference, albeit not a dramatic one. I have enlarged pores in my T-zone and issues with blackheads around my chin, and after one use my pores appear smaller and tighter and most of the smallest blackheads and bumps around my chin are gone. I'm impressed, but I think with regular use (maybe a couple times a week) it might make an even bigger difference. It's also really fun to watch and feel the bubbles foaming up on your face!" β€”Elisabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45.

    8. BiorΓ© Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths, hypoallergenic and oil-free wipes that'll exfoliate and deep clean your face at the same dang time. These (*extremely Dua Lipa voice*) look like all you need.


    Promising review: "I bought these for my daughter who has skin issues β€” not terrible, just a little acne here and there. These wipes work great for her and really do remove all traces of makeup and dirt. They're great for those evenings when she gets home late and is too tired to wash her face. She uses them at the gym too, and they've been helping to keep her acne under control." β€”P. R. House

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $7.49.

    9. The Foreo Luna Mini 2, a soft silicone cleansing brush that's a lazy person's dream. It uses sonic pulses to thoroughly (I'm talking eliminating 99.5% of dirt and oil) wash your face for you β€” in just one minute.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Just pair this waterproof wonder with your favorite cleanser and you're ready to go. It's got eight intensity settings and built-in technology to help you use it right, so it's totally foolproof β€” it'll light up and buzz when it's time to move it to another section of your beautiful face! And just when you thought it couldn't get any easier, you also NEVER need to replace the brush head!

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review here.

    Promising review: "I've used other facial cleansing brushes, but none can compare to the Foreo Luna Mini 2. I'm noticing my pores are getting less noticeable and my skin looks great. I am 68 years old and have always taken good care of my skin. I'm very pleased and impressed with my Mini 2. It's a great size for my hand and is gentle yet thorough in cleaning my skin. I was very happy with the price that I paid β€” it certainly is worth it. And I don't have to charge it every night. Charging every six months is okay with me! I would recommend this to everyone." β€”Lois S.

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

    10. Antioxidant-rich rosehip oil so you can address skin woes from acne to scarring to uneven tone with just one product. We stan a master multi-tasker.

    Over 3,500 people swear by it. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this amazing oil.

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up blemishes, all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked. Everyone needs to use this oil!!! It's made such a difference with my skin that friends and coworkers are even noticing. I lather it on generously every night, and again in the morning. My only complaint is that it has left a little orange stain behind on my pillowcases, but if that's what it takes for me to have beautiful skin, I can deal with it!" β€”Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    11. Burts Bees Herbal Complexion Stick, a roll-on tea tree oil, willow bark, and calendula blend so you can nix any zits and blemishes about as quickly as they appear. Yeah, you're on a ~roll~.


    Promising review: "I'm an older woman who has encountered acne as an adult. This spot stick reduces the inflammation/redness within hours. It also helps heal my skin more quickly than anything else I've tried. It's so easy to apply and you can apply as often as needed. It does not dry your skin out. I'm very happy with this product." β€”Catlover

    Get it from Amazon for $11.20.

    12. A subscription FaceTory, which will deliver a mix of refreshing K-beauty sheet masks to you every single month for UNDER 10 BUCKS. It's an easy way to try out Korean skincare without breaking the bank.


    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: "I've tried a few face masks before this and wanted something fun. This is a great little assortment and a good value as well. My face definitely feels a little softer and firmer after using these, and I haven't seen any breakouts as a result of using them." β€”Stephanie

    Get your first month from Amazon for $6.93+, and each month after that for $8.90+ (available with four or seven masks per shipment).

    13. Aztec Secret Healing Clay, a fragrance-free mask that'll feels so much like a spa treatment, you'll forget it's doing the serious skincare work of getting all the gunk out of your pores. No wonder it has over 13,000 positive reviews!

    Check out more skincare products that'll give you amazing before and after photos.

    Promising review: "I've been struggling with acne and dark spots for years and years, and this is the only thing that has cleared my skin almost completely! It makes my skin look so healthy and glowy; I love it. I use it with organic apple cider vinegar. You immediately see a difference after each use. I highly recommend it!" β€”nadia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    14. The Skincare Set from cult-fave brand Glossier, which is basically a prepackaged, perfect skincare routine. Everyone who sees these products on your sink will be like, "damn, they really know what they're doing." In truth? All you had to do was hit "add to cart."


    The set includes the brand's Milky Jelly Cleanser (a pH-balanced daily face wash), Priming Moisturizer (which hydrates, plumps, and just generally leaves you glowing), and Balm Dotcom (an antioxidant-rich skin and lip salve available in different flavors and tints).

    Promising review: "I was the biggest skeptic of Glossier β€” I didn't trust the hype. Whenever I do wear makeup, it's a full face, and I don't have a super consistent skincare routine, so I figured this wasn't the company for me. However, I have friends that gave it rave reviews and the curiosity finally got the better of me. I decided to buy the skincare set to inspire me to get more consistent about my skincare routine. I've had this set for about five days now and I am completely shook by how good my skin looks. Acne scars that I thought were a permanent part of my face are fading and my skin feels baby soft! The milky jelly cleanser is one of the only cleansers I've ever used that doesn't make my skin feel tight after. The priming moisturizer goes on smooth and actually decreases the redness in my face. I got the rose balm dot com and I almost cried when I first put it, on it smelled so good. It goes on thick and stays on your lips for a while, and it feels moisturizing without feeling heavy. I immediately order three more in different flavors. I now understand the hype." β€”Sempervirine

    Get all three from Glossier for $40 (available with seven balm varieties).

    15. Mario Badescu Facial Spray, a refreshing formula of aloe, herbs, and rosewater with over 3,500 reviews and basically endless uses β€” from setting makeup to hydrating your skin to even reducing hair frizz.


    The ideal skincare routine? Just keeping this at your desk and spritzing some on whenever you need a boost.

    Promising review: "I love this facial spray! It's so refreshing to mist on my face halfway through my day. If I'm wearing makeup and it starts to get that caked-on feeling, I spray a couple of spritzes and it makes my face feel refreshed, like I put my makeup on again. It smells wonderful β€” a nice rose smell β€” but isn't overpowering, just clean and fresh. I have sensitive skin and sometimes get a burning sensation, and this spray calms that down and moisturizes my skin a bit. My favorite thing is how refreshing it feels." β€”Nicole P.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    16. A vegan cleansing butter that's not a regular makeup remover, it's a *refreshing* makeup remover that won't leave you skin feeling stripped and dry. It's especially great for sensitive skin!


    It's made by The Body Shop, a brand that's outspoken about opposing animal testing! πŸ‘

    Promising review: "The BEST! It removes makeup more easily and more gently, and leaves my skin feeling softer and fresher, than any other product I've used. I absolutely recommend this to anyone that wears lip stains or waterproof makeup. It truly is amazing and at a price you can't beat! Oh, and it smells lovely." β€”Ali

    Get it from Amazon for $12.52.

    17. A BiorΓ© pore strips combo pack, because I don't care how *meh* you feel about skincare β€” everyone loves peeling one of these babies off and seeing all of the blackheads and ick that had been festering in their pores. And this set comes with different-shaped strips to get that same satisfaction on all of your face, not just your nose.


    Just apply one of these to damp skin, wait 10 minutes, then peel it off for the most satisfying sight ever β€” all the dirt and blackheads it's extracted from your skin! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on BiorΓ© pore strips.

    Promising review: "These strips are AMAZING. The directions are clear, and there are slits in the nose strips to help them contour to your nose. The strips hurt so bad coming off my face, but let me tell you, I was in shock for about ten minutes just looking at the blackheads on the strip. Not to be gross, but there were at least 100 full blackheads easily pulled from my nose. I will be using these strips on a weekly basis! I'm so happy with the results and ease of use!" β€”Favorite Sister

    Get a box of 24 (12 nose strips and 12 face strips) from Amazon for $13.69.

    18. And some equally 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.,


    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." β€”Melisa

    Get a pack of 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95 (available in bamboo charcoal or green tea).

    19. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ cream, a foundation whose name really says it all. It gives a super-natural look with full coverage and color correction, SPF 50+ (!!!), and a smoothing and hydrating effect. You (and your face) are gonna fall in love.


    Wait, it has more amazing features? Hell yeah. It's made with skin superstar ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants and is paraben- and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This is an excellent foundation for low-maintenance people. It provides great coverage, sinks in to look like your own skin, and all with an SPF of 50+. I'm over 40 and it does not make me look older, which is a key selling point. You know how some days you don't want to do the whole makeup routine but would like to have your skin evened out? And if you put on foundation (and maybe concealer) by itself, it looks funky? Like you didn't finish your face? This product is the solution to that problem. I don't like to wear makeup everyday. I can put this on as sunscreen with the added benefit of evening out my complexion without looking like I have makeup on. All I do is pat it all over my face before gently rubbing it in, the same as I would sunscreen. If I add a dab of concealer here and there before it sets, it all melds into the skin and looks like I didn't do a thing. It definitely sets as more 'dewy,' so if you have oily skin this may not be the product for you. I have combination skin, oily/normal in the summer and normal/dry in the winter. I set it with a light dusting of powder and setting spray in the summer, but in the winter it's just fine for me." β€”PrettyApple

    Get it from Sephora for $39 (available in 12 shades).

    20. Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream, a non-greasy, wrinkle-fighting, super moisturizing lotion that'll make skincare so easy, you could do it in your sleep β€” literally.


    It's paraben-free!

    Promising review: "I bought this item when I ran out of the very expensive night cream I generally use. Boy, have I been wasting money. This cream is magnificent!!! This is the best night cream I have ever used. Every day, I wake up with my skin feeling smooth and looking smooth and supple. There is no dryness, oiliness, or shininess. This cream is pure luxury AND it's affordable. What more can you ask for? This is the only night cream you will ever need." β€”Michel-Ange Chevry

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    21. 24k gold and hyaluronic acid under-eye patches for anyone who loves luxury but hates overpriced skincare. Eye feel you.,

    Promising review: "I was searching for something to reduce the bags under my eyes and erase nine years of working nights and four years of raising toddlers. I talked with a friend who sells an expensive brand of face products and just couldn't fathom spending hundreds of dollars on face products. So I turned to Amazon and came across these!! They feel amazing on my face and after a few uses, my skin seems less swollen, less discolored, and even softer. They're definitely a bargain at this price!!!" β€”Amy

    Get 15 pairs from Amazon for $19.48.

    22. A vitamin C sea salt scrub that is also formulated with aloe vera and argan and jojoba oil and will get rid of problem spots FAST. Because tbh, you're very busy and don't really have time to deal with dry, irritated skin.

    It's non-toxic, all-natural, paraben-free, and not tested on animals! Note that if you decide to use it while showering, reviewers say it can make the shower extra slippery β€” so be careful!

    Promising review: "This product 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. NOTHING even remotely handled it until this product. Within four days you can hardly even see that I have a grapefruit-sized area of psoriasis on each elbow. No flaky skin. No redness. And the most important part of all β€” it no longer itches! The first photo is after four days and the second photo is after 10 days." β€”James Butchart

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    23. Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream, which is exactly the kind of thick, rich, luxurious lotion your dry skin has been dreaming of.


    My mom has this on her vanity and I always use some when I'm home and have "forgotten" my toiletry kit (or rather, intentionally left it behind so I could raid my parents' cabinet). It's soooo nice. It's definitely rich, so I don't think it would be a good everyday choice if you're prone to breakouts, but dang, is it a nice treat. You know when your skin is so dry that you fantasize about jumping into a bathtub full of lotion? Is that just me? Well anyway, this is what I'd want that bathtub to be filled with.

    Promising review: "For winter, this is my absolute go-to for keeping my face seriously moisturized. My 50-year-old skin drinks this up, and the after feel is soft, dewy, and just radiant. I definitely recommend for mature skin." β€”Diana Pleasant

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99.

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