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    26 Beauty Products Your Partner May Want To Steal From You

    That is if you're OK with sharing...

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    1. A bottle of Garnier micellar water for pulling double duty; use it on lazy days when you can't be bothered to double cleanse or as the first step in your skincare routine so your cleanser doesn't have to work so hard. No matter how you use it, you'll both love that it works for just about every skin type.

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    This is our low-priced pick for best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "This is around our ninth bottle. I use this to remove my makeup effortlessly. I was noticing I was buying a bottle quicker than I should be until my husband fessed up to using it to clean his face! He absolutely loves it to manage his oily skin which is funny because I have SUPER dry skin. It works for both of our skin types so we keep it stocked as much as we can and get the multipacks when they are available! This stuff is liquid gold." —Kendall Forsythe

    Get it from Amazon for $6.74.

    2. A refreshing Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray that'll kick off a fight about who gets to use it first. It revives and hydrates your skin anytime, anywhere, whether that's at your desk because you sit in front of the heater, or in the middle seat of an airplane while you're 50,000 feet in the air.

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    Read my colleague's review on the Mario Badescu spray to learn more about why she loves it so much! (#1)

    Promising review: "I will admit that I am not the best when it comes to knowing what skincare products to buy (and that the only reason I chose this one was because I heard that the Kardashians use it), but I swear by this stuff. I even find my boyfriend stealing it from me. It gives your face the perfect day look while setting your makeup. I always feel so much more refreshed with just a spray or two of this. I keep a travel-size version in my purse for mid-day work spritz ups." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in a variety of size packs).

    3. An acne patch, because pimples always seem to pop up at the *worst* possible moment. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple. And they blend into your skin so closely that you may not even notice your partner stealing them.,

    Our in-depth review of Avarelle's acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 2,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    Promising review: "Where have these been all my life? I had a zit that wouldn't pop or heal. I found these and after four days it was gone. They stay on very well and come off when you want them to. Perfect item. I also used some to help reduce the swelling from a scar my partner got on his face; now it's just pink. Highly recommend" —Cindy Howard

    Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    4. A pack of rice powder blotting papers if you're just two peeps with foreheads that resemble an oil slick by 3 p.m. each day. Not today, excess oil!


    Promising review: "I’ve been using these for about five years now. I have oily skin and used to use regular blotting papers but I love these way more.... I get these in translucent color so after blotting my face it looks as though I’ve touched up my makeup rather than taking it off like with the regular blotting papers do. These are a staple in my makeup routine and purse. They are soft, not too much powder and remove excess oil like they claim. I would highly recommend to any of my oily girls or guys. My husband likes these as well." —Crystal M

    Get it from Amazon for $4.30+ (available in three colors).

    5. Or, a tube of The Body Shop mattifying moisturizer to preempt those shiny foreheads thanks to its tea tree oil formula.


    Promising review: "Bought this because my husband was getting red blotchy spots on his skin under his beard. This not only cleared up the itchy, dry, red skin in beard, but it also conditioned and protected his entire face. He liked it so much he had me order several more so he won't run out. Noticeable difference in appearance of skin within few days. Immediate relief of itchy, dry feelings immediately. Cleared up red patches completely in two weeks." —shadowwolfh

    Get it from Amazon for $14.40.

    6. A splurge-Worthy Beauty Box so you can each discover new skincare, hair care, and makeup favorites. Each box comes with nine products — which retail for more than $200 combined — so we're betting each of you will find something you love that you don't have to share. Hallelujah! 👼


    It includes the following: First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask (full-size); Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream (full-size); Glamsquad The Untamed Texturizing Finishing Spray (travel size);

    amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask (travel size); Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner (travel size); ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix in Love Life (full size);

    GLAMGLOW® BUBBLESHEET™ Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask (full size);

    Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer (full size); and Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer (travel size).

    Save $10 on your BuzzFeed Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box when you enter the code BUZZFEED at checkout.

    Get it from Birchbox for $62 (a $205 value).

    7. A box of pore-tightening, skin-lifting face masks that'll truly terrify you both, first because it makes you look like a zombie when it sits on your face, and second because it's so darn effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

    Promising review: "This is probably the only skincare product that I’ve noticed a big difference after I use it. I was honestly surprised. The best way to put it is I felt I looked five years younger. Pores were smaller and any fine lines were smoother. I use this weekly. My husband is a skincare avoider however I talked him into using this mask once and now he reminds me to mask him every Sunday. He absolutely can’t say no to looking sexier...could you?" —Sabrina De Jesus

    Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $19.98.

    8. A Foreo Luna Mini 2 for gently exfoliating your skin without leaving it red, raw, or tight. Wave goodbye to your dead skin cells, the day's waterproof makeup, and having a Foreo of your own, because your partner's bound to "accidentally" steal it.

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    Facial cleaning brushes aren't designed to be shared (imagine your partner buffing all the dirt and germs it's lifted from your face onto theirs *shudders*), so we recommend buying another one ASAP if your SO has a bad habit of stealing yours.

    Promising review: "I got one when I was pregnant with kid number two and the hormones were causing so much acne. I've been wanting one for a while and decided to get it since I was so frustrated. It has worked so well to keep my acne under control during pregnancy. My husband started using it on his scruff area and neck since I was stating how much it was helping me. Well the first one ended up on his bathroom sink and I ended up buying another one. We've both seen great results." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $119+ (available in eight colors).

    Read our in-depth review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 for more deets.

    9. A bottle of Mario Badescu AHA body soap because it's 2020 and time for both of you to conquer your bacne. This exfoliating body cleanser breaks down buildup and cleans out your pores.

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    Read a BuzzFeeder's glowing review of the Mario Badescu A.H.A. Botanical Soap (in conjunction with these Korean exfoliating towels) to get rid of the hard-to-reach spots on her back!

    Promising review: "Love this body wash. I have issues with bumps on my arms and using this with a scrubby brush really helps clear them up. Also the scent is really good. My husband also likes the smell and now steals this from me. So here I am buying another bottle for him." —Charlene Roberts

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    10. A Bioré essence-like sunscreen if you want protection from the sun and they want a lightweight formula that doesn't feel greasy. It'll actually absorb into the skin so you don't feel sticky, is great for people with sensitive skin, and won't leave a white cast.

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    Read my colleague's full review of Biore UV Aqua Rich here (#2)!

    Promising review: "I love this light sunscreen! Doesn't bog down my face and spreads nicely. My boyfriend likes it too!" —Wendyy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+.

    11. A hair repair serum with hydrating argan oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E that'll surely help you snag the coveted "Couple With The Best Hair" award. (Don't forget to thank me in your acceptance speech!)

    Promising review: "After reading the reviews I decided to get this and I have loved it. It works better for me than the It's a 10 product line and my boyfriend always steals it because he says it makes his hair super shiny." —S

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. A pack of collagen eye masks to fool everyone into thinking y'all got eight restful hours of sleep. These gold eye masks are rich in collagen and hyaluronic acid that bring back much-needed moisture and elasticity to your skin, as well as vitamin A and rose oil to calm, brighten, and protect your face from UV damage.,

    Promising review: "These are seriously the best! My husband and I use them after long nights with our toddler and now with the new baby coming these will come in handy for sure! It helps with both of our puffiness and dark circles." —Steve Russo

    Get 12 pairs from Amazon for $21.

    13. A L'Occitane hand cream so you and your SO's hands are always deliciously smooth. The secret: nourishing shea butter, honey, coconut oil, and almond extract. It sinks in quickly and fully so you can go about your day without oily, greasy hands.

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    Promising review: "At nearly $30 per tube it's definitely a splurge, but sometimes I let myself have a little extra pampering and this is one of the ways I indulge. The scent is unbelievably soothing and my husband loves it too. The moisturizer lasts a long time, and though I have very dry skin, I can put it on at night (I've come to believe the scent helps me have sweet sleep) and still smell it and feel its soothing moisture into the next day. I have tried other shea butter moisturizers but none get close to how great this one is!" —L. Carry

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    14. A Skyn Iceland cooling lotion, because it's basically like a trip to Iceland at a fraction of the cost (and minus a seat neighbor who takes off their shoes). It de-stresses your oily, congested, redness-prone skin with its calming blend of white willow bark (salicylic acid), omega fatty acids (preserve skin's moisture barrier), mint (reduce redness), jojoba (soothe and moisturize), and Icelandic kelp (fight inflammation) among others.

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    Read our full review of Skyn Iceland The Antidote Cooling Lotion for more deets (#1)!

    Promising review: "My husband works outside all day every day in the gas/oil industry and has super sensitive skin. Ninety percent of the time his skin is super dry, the other 10% extremely OILY. He’s found this moisturizer to work well on his skin too. On days he has received too much sun, it really helps take the sting out of the burn. Since he’s in direct sunlight and exposed to all weather elements such as wind all day, every day, his skin gets extremely dry and this is the ONLY moisturizer he will use." —Kimberly Richards

    Get it from Amazon for $32.20.

    15. A buffering lotion from Mario Badescu if the one thing you agree on as a couple is that cystic acne can go to hell. This'll help make those bumps disappear in a flash with its potent formula of nourishing B vitamins that clear the skin and anti-inflammatory herbal extracts that speed healing.


    Promising review: "My husband and I both use this product and have been for a few years. It is great for when you start to get pimples, when you get those annoying little pumps that may turn into pimples or where you know you get them so you want to prevent them. It is really drying so we put on a thin layer after we wash our faces and then put a good moisturizer afterwards. If you feel like the lotion will clog your pores then put it around the area not right on the spot." —Mr. & Mrs. X

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    16. A gel exfoliant that'll remove the layers of dead skin and hyperpigmentation that are dulling y'alls shine to reveal two new ✨glowing✨ bbs — all without tearing the skin like more abrasive face scrubs do.

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    Promising review: "I have dry, aging, fair, sensitive skin that is nonetheless in pretty good shape, because I am somewhat fanatical about it. I have been using this a couple of nights a week for several months now, and it will always be on my skincare menu. I've actually been able to skip replacing some other exfoliating products because this one does the job. I even get my husband to do it sometimes; I had to twist his arm the first time, but then when he saw how good his skin looked in the morning, he became less inclined to balk." —Irene Jansen's Dark Passage

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    17. A hardworking exfoliating cleanser to 1. remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face with its exfoliating molecules 2. penetrate deeply with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) to purify your pores and stimulate collagen production and 3. firm and brighten your skin with pomegranate enzymes.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this exfoliator! I was skeptical but it really cleans my skin and doesn’t dry me out or burn my skin. I have combo skin and it is great. It makes my makeup blend easier on my skin. I love it so much I tried it on my husband’s oily skin and he was impressed. I will be buying more from this line for sure." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    18. A brightening facial scrub so both of your faces are ✨radiant✨ (or like more radiant than they already were). A combo of sea kelp, lemon peel, French green clay, and Madonna lily can slough away the dry, flaky dead skin cells and de-gunk your pores to help reduce breakouts.

    Promising review: "I swear your skin can NOT get any cleaner after using this glorious product. I even have my boyfriend using it, when he previously just used soap on his face, ugh. But this exfoliating cleanser is perfection! You can feel an instant difference and no wonder why Allure rated it one of their best and highly reviewed beauty products. You can't lose with this stuff." —Brian Shocklee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64.

    19. A rosehip oil, because you love that it infuses your skin with a potent blend of moisture- and firmness-boosting ingredients — rosehip fruit and rose hip seed extracts, vitamins A and E, rosemary, and omega fatty acids — and they love saying goodbye to dry skin, redness, and fine lines.


    Promising review: "This has made a big difference on hands and face. I was looking for something for the cold winter months; my skin gets so dry. This is it! I have even caught my husband using it!" —yin6245

    Get it from Amazon for $28.88.

    20. An ultra moisturizing cream if you like to bond as a couple by discovering effective treatments for your dry, itchy skin. This moisturizer contains colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, allantoin, and the FAB antioxidant that soothes skin conditions like eczema and rashes to provide you all-day relief from head to toe.

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    Promising review: "Moving to Colorado and coming from a humid city was a rude awakening for my skin. I was breaking out like I was a teenager, having itchy skin from dryness and needed something for my face that wouldn’t make the breakouts worse. This product along with my acne care treatment has made my face the healthiest/clearest my skin has ever been! I use it every morning and night and my girlfriend even started using this after seeing how well it worked and how much I loved it. I tried a bunch of moisturizers, but my skin was always so sensitive. This has literally made my skin healthier than its ever been. 100% worth it. " —Vrain

    Get it from Amazon for $32 (also available in a face-specific moisturizer version).

    21. A tub of O'Keeffe's hand cream that'll replenish moisture in your dry, cracked hands. It forms a protective layer around your hands, locking in hydration and preventing moisture from escaping.

    Our deep dive into O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream goes into more details, so be sure to check it out.

    Promising review: "This is the best hand cream that I've used so far. I am an aircraft mechanic and my hands take a beating. Alcohol and MEK are just a few of the chemicals that I come in contact with almost daily. I use this cream at night and when I wake up, my hands are smooth and moisturized. It works so well that my girlfriend now uses my hand cream at night and even request that I put it on her feet. It's well worth the money and it's lasted me (us) for a month so far. I will definitely buy again." —Casey H

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    22. A tub of O'Keeffe's foot cream to spare yourselves the pain of cuddling and then getting scratched by someone's dry heels. Slather it all over your feet and then stick 'em in a pair of thick socks. Within a few days you'll have super soft heels.

    Promising review: "Best moisturizer ever! I have to softest skin using this daily! On to my second disk because my wife keeps stealing it!" —Jake Givens

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    23. A tube of Burt's Bees lip balm so you both have moisturized, kissable lips. This paraben-free balm contains beeswax and vitamin E, which are known to hydrate and help with cell regeneration. / Via @burtsbees

    Promising review: "This is the best lip balm I've ever used. It is mine and my girlfriend's go-to lip balm. The regular 'flavor' is very soothing and this keeps my lips from getting chapped for hours at a time. At one time I had a small cut that would not heal on my lip no matter what I did. A friend suggested that I use some Burt's Bees and the cut was healed in a matter of a couple days. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for the best in lip balms." —Alex

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.02 (available in nine flavors).

    24. A pack of Cetaphil cleansing wipes that won't strip your face of moisture, because we all have lazy days (some more than others) when we just want to wipe our faces and go to bed. / Via @cetaphilcanada

    Promising review: "I use these after the gym on my face and body to remove all the sweat before I shower. My girlfriend saw these in my bathroom and now she uses them to remove her makeup at nights. Make sure you buy a lot of them or you will always run out." —MusicMovieGuy

    Get them from Amazon for $10.93.

    25. CeraVe's face and body moisturizer if you're a couple that enjoys 24 hours of head-to-toe hydration. It contains three ceramides, which are lipids that help the skin retain its moisture, plus hyaluronic acid, another ingredient known for keeping skin plump and hydrated.

    Promising review: "I stopped using our other hand and face creams. Seriously fantastic product. Not at all greasy and yet keeps my skin soft and pampered. My husband uses it as well. It is odorless and feels amazing on the skin." —BC

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    26. A Neutrogena gel cream made with hyaluronic acid that'll turn your cells into sponges that can absorb 1,000 times their weight in water.


    Check out our full review of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream.

    Promising review: "Love how lightweight yet replenishing this awesome gel-cream is! Definitely impressed my husband enough that he finally started using SOMETHING to hydrate his skin. He was stealing mine! Love this stuff — a little goes a long way!" —SP

    Get it from Amazon for $16.44.

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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