Skip To Content

    31 Products That'll Probably Be Your New Skincare Secret

    Sometimes secrets are worth sharing.

    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 skin sugar scrub that's designed to smooth and soothe dry, sensitive skin. This scrub is made with a luxurious mix of coconut oil, brown sugar, rosehip, borage oil, aaaand a rich touch of lavender mint. Treat yourself to this sweet sugar scrub and kiss those dry spots goodbye!

    Scrub inside labeled jar
    Cosmic Skincare

    This is a woman-owned shop based in Toronto, Canada. Beth's products include bath salts, sugar scrubs, bath milks, face, body, and beard oils, aromatherapy miss, hair treatments, and more! She's got your body covered.

    Promising review: "This scrub is so great! The scrub is full of quality oils like coconut, argan and rosehip, so it leaves your skin so soft and glowy. I didn't need to use any moisturizer after as my skin felt so moisturized I didn't need it! The sugars really exfoliate too but are gentle enough for both your face and body. I feel like it truly made a difference in my skin. The smell is really nice too – lavender and mint. I love this product and will definitely order more!" —Farrahn Cuneo

    Get it from Cosmic Skincare on Etsy for $16.50+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A Glossier water-gel SPF 35 — a daily formula that's hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, and works great under makeup. Is your skin gonna be the envy of all your sunburnt besties? Yes, yes it is.


    Promising review: "I've been searching for the longest time for a sunscreen that doesn't feel greasy, make me oily, or cause me to breakout. I was hesitant to purchase this because of the higher price point and small size, but it is totally worth it. This is the only sunscreen I've tried that feels nice on my skin! I use it daily and haven't experienced any breakouts or sunburn." —mckenna

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    To learn more, be sure to check out "Just 9 Glossier Products We Really Love."

    3. A custom body wash and lotion you can personally formulate based on your skin's moisture level (hello to my fellow oily skin havers!) and then even decide what color and fragrance you want it to be. This begs the question, if something *can* be customized, shouldn't it always be?

    Two bottles of product, one lotion and one body wash, in shower
    Function of Beauty

    BTW, every formula is vegan and cruelty-free! There are six fragrances to choose from (we're talking peach, pear eucalyptus, and more) AND you can customize how strong you want the scent. There's even a section that lets you name the bottle, while also choosing from eight different colors...because who wouldn't jump on the chance to match your bathroom's *aesthetic*?!

    Get them from Function of Beauty for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A pack of dissolving microneedle eye patches that'll soak into the surface layers of your skin, helping fade the appearance of fine lines while also eliminating dryness. So go ahead and stay up all night bingeing Bridgerton, no one will know!

    Skyn Iceland

    Promising review: "I am hooked! I hope that eventually a four or six pack is offered. I do feel it's on the pricier side, but worth it for sure. I love that I can keep it on all night and for sure see great results in the morning. I am only on week two and seeing a difference on my under eyes." —Nancy

    Get a pair from Skyn Iceland for $14.

    5. A bar of goat milk soap for folks who really and truly prefer washing and shaving with bar soap (there's no packaging more eco-friendly than no packaging!), and who still need lotsa moisture on their sensitive skin. This goat's milk soap is rich with lactic acid, vitamins A, B6, B12, C, E, and calcium, potassium, magnesium, and selenium. YUM.

    Several hand pressed bar soaps with store's logo
    One Blessed Acre

    One Blessed Acre is based out of Ferndale California and is, without a doubt, one of the most charming small businesses I've ever come across. Owner Michelle Bibby makes comforting, moisturizing skincare products with the help of her goat Luna, who is hand milked by her family. She makes everything from shave soap to pet shampoo, I'm not ~kidding~ around.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this soap!! It's so moisturizing and I LOVE the smell!!" —Rebecca Zwelling

    Get it from One Blessed Acre on Etsy for $7.

    6. A snail jelly face mask that uses actual snail secretion filtrates to help repair your skin and ~emphasize its natural radiance~. This easy sheet mask is gonna feel luxurious no matter how sluggish you're feeling during your skincare routine.

    Promising review: "This mask cleared up years of acne scarring, leaving me with soft, bright beautiful skin. It also reduced the amount of acne I had overall from a bunch of new acne each day to virtually done." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $19.95.

    7. A body buffing mitt sure to help exfoliate your skin from your head to your toes, telling buildup and dead skin cells to pack up and head the most gentle way possible.

    Oval skin cleaning mitt with scrubbing side and strap for hand, including a loop for hanging storage

    Promising review: "This is not too rough or too soft. It's just right for cleaning your skin and it dries quickly. I will be buying this again!" —Cheryl B.

    Get it from Lather for $7.

    8. A moisturizing cream from CeraVe for healing your dehydrated, chapped skin on a budget. Don't feel like you have to splurge to get great skincare — this steal of a deal has the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance!

    Reviewer before and after with chin covered in flaky, dried and irritated skin before use and smooth, with no flakiness at all, after

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked! I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaley skin on my face! As a last-ditch effort I tried CeraVe and it worked! It was much better after two days! It's now a month later and it's still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    9. A turmeric bar soap and body wash, both with brightening properties that'll be the ~golden ticket~ to a sunny complexion. The bar addresses redness and inflammation on your face, cleaning pores and smoothing acne scars, while the body wash leaves skin glowing all over your limbs.

    Kai Body Organics

    This is a Black woman-owned business started by Abbie Thelusme. Each product is gorgeous all on its own, and the rad results you'll get make these even better! The shop makes soaps, gels, scrubs and more. I want them all on display in my bathroom. I'll take the lot!

    Promising reviews: (bar soap) "This soap is amazing! I wish I had taken a before photo but I didn't think it would do as much as it did. However, the brightening effects were almost immediate for me and a little goes a long way! Thank you so much. This is great quality." —Rose

    (body wash) "This is a wonderful body wash that goes on well with an exfoliating towel. It doesn’t dry out my skin, has no noticeable scent, and it hasn't stained my white bath curtain – which is a plus. Make sure to shake the bottle before use because the 'gold dust' settles at the bottom. It was shipped and at my door in less than a week." —Lisa

    Get the bar for $8.50 and the wash for $14, both from Kai Body Organics on Etsy.

    10. A Biossance squalane oil – it's gonna lock in your skin's natural moisture without feeling heavy on your face. This one wild ingredient will make your skin feel softer and smoother, while helping redness and irritation fade away.

    The Biossance squalane oil

    Promising review: "I love this oil! It's amazing for my skin hydration and helps balance too much of my own body oil production (I have dry spots and overly oily spots my body likes to make)." —Biossance Customer

    Get it from Biossance for $32.

    11. A foot peel mask that'll be massively ap-peal-ing if you could use a pedicure but still don't want to socialize in the upcoming months.

    A reviewer image showing their feet during different stages of the peeling process. One photo shows a considerable amount of loose skin and the second photos shows less loose skin, with noticeably smoother soles.

    Promising review: "My poor feet have been extremely neglected ever since I was pregnant two years ago. This was the first time I really ever had very rough, hard heels and 'old' looking feet; they were so bad that I didn't even want to have a pedicure or wear sandals. Anyway, these foot peels were super easy to use and boy are they effective. It was the fourth day that my feet began to peel — very strange! Totally painless. The new skin coming through was very soft, like new. I would totally recommend. My sister and mother have requested their boxes." —Ally CHR

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    12. A vibrating facial brush — an exfoliating skincare tool that's sure to take your basic bath to the next level. I own this thing and IMHO, I'm pretty confident this would ~vibe~ with just about everyone.

    My hand holding up my palm-sized cleansing brush. It's the shape of a flattened egg, with soft silicone bristles on both sides.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I pump my cleanser onto this, add some water to my face, turn it on, and rub away all the dirt and grime from the day. I remember saying "Whoa" out loud when I felt how soft my skin was after using this for the first time. Now I just take it for granted. Turns out, soft skin is a *very* fun thing to take for granted.

    Promising review: "Before getting this device, although I have a very strict skincare routine, I really didn’t exfoliate often enough. Now being able to gently exfoliate whilst I cleanse morning and night is so great, especially as I have been able to add this into my skincare routine without any additional time! I have super sensitive skin which gets red very easily but this device is gentle enough for me on the middle speed setting (or even higher) with no irritation. You can play around with different levels of vibration, which is great, and I find the highest level is great for massaging the forehead (also try the back for this area) and it's really relaxing! —Sophie

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A 24-karat gold face mask (that's also cruelty-free!) enhanced with vitamin E for easing the appearance of fine lines.,

    Promising review: "I've been wanting a glow facial for a while now, but I didn't want to pay those expensive spa prices. I'm so grateful to have run across this amazing product. I can definitely see the difference after just one treatment! I'm so excited about my results. I will be ordering more." —Taquila Gordon

    Get it from Amazon for $21.50.

    14. A hydrating coconut milk bath with a blended balance of magnesium, potassium, sulfur, zinc and other natural elements — all designed to increase circulation and "detoxify" the body. A milk bath that beneficial? BRB, I've gotta go drink this all in.

    Milk bath powder in amber glass jar

    Promising review: "I usually always have dry skin. This product literally got my legs feeling right within a week of use. I now wear shorts in confidence. Which is great, because summer is upon us." —Rick S.

    Get it from Maude for $18 (or subscribe for $16.20 a jar).

    15. A pack of Aveeno Ultra-Calming Cleansing Makeup-Removing Wipes to remove all the makeup, dirt, and oil your skin has soaked up by the end of the day, while soothing irritation and redness. Go ahead and leave these by your bed so you can be certain your face gets cleaned before you sleep, no matter how tired your night out leaves you.

    Promising review: "I love these makeup-removing wipes. I have extremely dry, sensitive skin and use these nightly before I cleanse my face. They take off my makeup easily and do not leave my face dry or irritated. They are also great for late nights when all you can do is get your makeup off. The smell is also amazing." —Kerri

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $5.98.

    16. A kit with a handmade pinch bowl and spoon to help you mix up the perfect amount of product. This soap-free skincare is sure to help your skin *finally* balance out beautifully!

    Several small pinch pots and spoons on a leafy table

    Crude is a woman-owned business founded by Master Esthetician, Denise Cartwright. This natural line calls Utah home and creates skincare solutions that are soapless, detergent-free, and plant-based for bringing your personal nature back into your skin.

    Promising review: "I've been a Detox fan for a long time now; the mask is gentle enough for my highly sensitive skin but cleansing enough to really make my skin feel smooth and clear after use. However, I always had a tough time measuring the powder and water out properly, or finding a bowl small enough to mix it in. This pinch bowl and spoon are the perfect solution! One spoonful of powder and one spoonful of water gets you the right amount of mask and the right consistency for application. It's absolutely worth it to buy the kit if you're a first time Detox user, or even a long time user looking to make your skincare routine even easier." —Molly

    Get it from Crude for $45.

    17. A gentle hydrating cleanser with a *cream* formula for letting your skin retain its moisture while you remove your makeup. This has glycerin, thermal water, and ceramide-3 for making sure your skin is squeaky clean while *also* leaving your skin's natural protective barrier untouched.,

    Promising review: "As soon as I started chemotherapy for breast cancer my skin became super dry, sensitive and irritated, and my usual skincare products made it worse. This was recommended on a self-help site for chemo patients, I ordered it on Amazon immediately and I absolutely love it! It comes in a pump (hygienic), is very light but 'rich' at the same time which makes it feel wonderfully light and cool on my skin. After the very first cleansing, my skin calmed down visibly. My skin has never felt better!" —Gabrielle Callison

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A raspberry seed oil — a rejuvenating facial oil with vitamin E, grape seed, apricot, rosehip, raspberry oil, blueberry seed, and calendula. This no fuss addition to your skincare routine will give you results you'll love ~berry~ much.

    Oil in drop bottle beside crystal decor

    Schontia is a Black- and woman-owned ''spiritual skincare shop'' founded by Tia Taylor. Everything is handmade in small batches with the intent for consumers to "embrace your inner goddess." And these products deliver! The line is gorgeous, and the shop's Instagram account is as much of a treat as the skincare itself.

    Promising review: "This is a lovely product! I’ve only been using it a few days, but it feels nice on my skin. It shipped quickly, was well packaged, and it's a good amount for the price. I'm glad I found this shop!" —Amanda Schaufler

    Get it from Schontia on Etsy for $13+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A dark spot corrector with 2% hydroquinone to help treat hyperpigmentation and Melasma thanks to ingredients like vitamin C, salicylic acid, kojic acid, azelaic acid, and a lactic acid peel.

    Reviewer with before and after photos showing progress with acne clearing up

    Promising review: "I've tried a lot of other dark spot correctors and nothing has worked for me until this. I'm only two and a half weeks in and I have a huge change in the dark spots on my face. I'm going to keep using it to completely get rid of the sun spots but so far it's been miraculous. It burns and my spots got darker and red before they peeled. But once they started peeling, it started looking better." —Dez

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    20. A lotion bar gift box with individually wrapped bars in chocolate rose, eucalyptus, hibiscus, jasmine, oakmoss, and natural. Grab this pack and you'll soon be enjoying some seriously soft skin! I switched over to these when I first started eliminating plastic packaging from my bathroom. Now I'll never go back to bottles!

    Cardboard box with burlap bags filled with labeled lotion bars
    Papa Rozier Farms

    Papa Rozier Farms is a Brooklyn-based company founded by Haitian-American siblings, Rubens Amedee and Fredeline Amedee-Benjamin. The siblings started their organic farm on 50 acres of land in rural Haiti. The land was owned by their late grandfather (the actual Papa Rozier!) and their business created 30 full-time jobs. They've continued to support their birth country by building the BATI School on the land, a K-12 institution "designed to equip Haiti’s future with the transformative education needed to address the island’s challenges."

    Get it from Papa Rozier Farms for $62.

    21. A hyaluronic acid serum – it's gonna save your dry skin, because it has *intense* hydrating properties that improve a dry complexion's softness, smoothness, and ability to retain moisture. I feel soothed just thinking about it.,

    Promising review: "I've used several different kinds of serums for my face and this is my favorite so far. I use it right after my bath when my pores are open from the hot water and then apply my moisturizer right on top of it. My face normally gets very dry in the winter, but since I began using this serum it has been a lot better. It seemed like such a tiny bottle when I got it, but a little bit of this stuff goes a long way. I've been using it for several months now and still have half a bottle left." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.40

    22. A whipped body butter that's a bestseller on Etsy for a reason! It's cold pressed, unrefined, and unbelievably luxurious on your skin. Don't believe me? Go dig through all the rave reviews! Just reading about it might make your skin feel sensational.

    Elysium Naturals Co.

    This Black-owned business is a blessing for your skin. Offering only three products in the shop, Elysium Naturals Co. has still sold almost 3,000 units, so you KNOW this body butter brand is pure bliss. This is a skincare treat you won't want to miss out on!

    Promising review: "This. Orangesicle. Whipped. Body. BUTTER!!!!! The feel is light but supremely nourishing to the skin. The scent smells like orange creamsicle with the slightest hint of cinnamon and a touch of floral at the end – this is the orange creamsicle body butter of my dreams! The sellers are kind, amazing, fast, lovely, incredible, amazing, thoughtful, just to name a few things! And the results? My skin is smooth and hydrated. My thoughts are positive. My life feels at peace, even for just a moment. If you enjoy dreaming of summertime, little perks of citrus, and having your skin look and feel amazing, get this whipped body butter NOW!" —Roxann Jackson

    Get it from Elysium Naturals Co. on Etsy for $6+ (available in 10 scents and three sizes).

    23. A dry brush set for anyone who has dipped their toes into skincare TikTok and is finally ready to dive deep into a focused exfoliating routine.

    Small brush, hand brush, exfoliating gloves, and extension handle

    This set includes two rough bristled brushes, a small one for hands, face, neck, and feet and a larger one for the rest of the body. It includes exfoliating gloves and a handle extension to brush hard-to-reach areas.

    Promising review: "I have used many brushes from different brands in the past. This is definitely my favorite. I received this as a gift and I can’t say enough about it. It's perfect for the winter months. I use self tanners and I occasionally spray tan. This product is perfect for getting all the dead skin off!! Definitely a beauty recommendation!!" —Jo.DeAngelo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    24. A cleansing butter from The Body Shop you can grab to refresh your complexion at the end of the day (thanks to its rich chamomile formula).

    Promising review: "Finally something that takes all my makeup off without stripping my skin. And I’ve tried everything: gentle cleansers that don’t strip your face, but don’t remove all the makeup, and the ones that do are drying. I can never find the balance. Well this is it. I wash my face with a gentle cleanser after and it’s so soft and clean. This requires no scrubbing. It melts off just like it saw and it calms my dry skin. I bought this based on a review and I will never stop using it. Holy grail status. My skin thanks you." —Tattoo Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    25. And a watermelon sleeping mask by Glow Recipe infused with watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, and AHAs — a skin-smoothing serum that'll have your face glowing when you wake up.

    Pink skincare in glass jar

    Promising review: "I've never had such immediate results from any other product before. Not only does it smell incredible (like a watermelon jolly rancher), but I wake up with an even complexion every time. Could not recommend more." —veganbritt

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    26. A bottle of Biossance's Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night serum, aka beauty sleep in a bottle, designed to brighten up skin overnight and put Sleeping Beauty to shame.


    This uses AHA to gently exfoliates skin and anti-inflammatory squalane to reduce redness and irritation.

    Promising review: "This has been working wonderfully for my extremely sensitive skin. I use it every other night and it really does make a visible difference immediately. New staple in my skincare routine." —HOLLY M.

    Get it from Biossance for $62.

    27. An invigorating coffee scrub for anyone who has ~bean~ meaning to add a strong exfoliation to their bathing routine.

    Arabica Coffee Scrub

    Promising review: "I have been using this exfoliant on my face, hands, elbows/knees, legs, and feet. The smell is amazing and I have found it to be super moisturizing on my skin's rough spots. I am satisfied with this product. And the price point is nice as well, compared to others on the market." —Michelle Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    28. A face mask set with zombie, witch, and mummy themes sure to make your skin so soft you won't be able to help but feel ~dead~ inside when you think of all the years you've gone without this magic in your skincare routine.

    Reviewer showing before, during with skin that looks wrinkled and peeling, and clean face after use

    Promising review: "This was definitely an interesting experience and I am highly satisfied with the results! After the treatment, the wrinkles at the corner of my eye and mouth are immensely decreased in depth, as well as my under eye. My skin felt so soft and smooth and my pores were tiny!" —Angiechantae

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98.

    29. A pair of terra-cotta callus scrubbers with an oceanside vibe that's somehow also pulling at my garden core heart. These'll give your rough feet a pedicure-esque treatment from the comfort of your tub.

    Fish and star shaped stones with rope cords
    World Market

    Promising review: "It removes dead skin on my feet well and it massages my feet, similar to the feel of acupressure. It also lasts very long and never wears out like pumice does." —Masa

    Get them from World Market for $7.98.

    30. And finally, a bottle of Tend Skin for getting rid of the redness, irritation, and razor bumps that make shaving the ~pits~.

    A reviewer's before-and-after photo of their armpit. The first photo shows large red bumps and irritation on an armpit that hasn't been shaved and the second photo shows a freshly shaved armpit without any bumps or redness.

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. You would never believe it, but it works wonders. One of the worst parts of summer for me is razor burn and chafing/irritation, particularly at the beach when the hair follicles on my legs dry up from the saltwater. This stuff prevents ALL of that. No bumps, no pain, nothing. The best part? It doesn't matter when you put it on. Before you shave, after you shave, even when you're not shaving, going to the beach, getting back from the beach, etc. It just always works." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    31. An award-winning coffee eye cream for people who have ~bean~ wanting a powerful (and natural!) treatment for their worn out eyes.

    Tube of eye cream beside flowers
    Beauty By Earth

    This is vegan, cruelty free, gluten free (with all natural ingredients), and made in the U.S.

    Promising review: "I’m 29 and fair-skinned. I have very delicate skin around my eyes and the amount of moisture (some products leave my eyes feeling greasy) and healthy glow this eye cream gives is perfection! I’ve tried a lot and this is by far my favorite. I highly recommend." —Cate

    Get it from Beauty By Earth for $24.99.

    Don't forget, these skincare products are our little secret!


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    Need more for your skin? Check out Korean skincare products you need to know, cheap skincare products that are even better than luxury brands, products for an even skin tone or to deal with acne scars, or check out all of our beauty content for even more great stuff for your hair, skin, and more.

    What's your favorite product?

    Tell us about your favorite product
    Your review may be featured in a post.
    Minimum 25 characters, 1500 characters left
    Max 10 MB. Accepted file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png.