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    31 Beauty Products From Target That Are Especially Great For Summer Routines

    Because the new season means a new beauty routine.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Sweet Chef Turmeric + Vitamin C Booster Eye Cream brightens, smooths, and eliminates puffy eyes with anti-inflammatory turmeric and vitamin C. The gel formula also works fabulously under makeup or on its own.

    The jar of eye cream
    @sweetchefskincare / Via

    Promising review: "Love this eye cream! I’ve tried quite a few eye creams from high-end to drugstore, and this is the ONLY cream that has shown results. I actually skip concealer with confidence and that’s something I wouldn’t normally leave the house without. This is my official eye cream so please don’t change it or stop making it! It brightens and tightens and just leaves a wonderful glow!" —Lorie0707

    Price: $17.99

    2. ‎E.l.f. Holy Hydration! Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm removes every last stubborn trace of makeup in a snap — everything from waterproof mascaras to long-wearing eyeshadows. It's like magic in a bottle, ya know?

    e.l.f. cleansing balm submerged in water

    Promising review: "This is seriously the BEST first step in a double cleansing routine. I use this nightly to remove my makeup and it takes everything, including waterproof makeup, off SO effortlessly. This product was out of stock for a while so when it came back in stock,  I bought SEVERAL because I NEVER want to be without it. Such a great price. I will be a repeat customer." —Delanie

    Price: $10

    3. Frank body A-Beauty Coffee Scrub exfoliates and buffs away dead skin cells while fighting acne *AND* reducing the appearances of scars. These incredible benefits are due to ingredients like kakadu plum, macadamia oil, eucalyptus, and finger lime (a naturally occurring AHA).

    the body scrub

    Promising review: "This body scrub is fantastic! My skin feels soft and hydrated after using the treatment; I don't feel the need to reach for my moisturizer once I get out of the shower. I have extremely sensitive skin, and this product did not break me out, unlike other scrubs on the market. I will most definitely be repurchasing and telling all my girlfriends about this scrub." —MKBlaylock

    Price: $18.99

    4. Megababe Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick creates a friction-free barrier to prevent the dreaded summer thigh chaffing. Wear all the shorts and dresses you like with this clever product.

    the thigh rescue

    Promising review: "It’s AMAZING. Smells great, works even better. Went on a run and it stayed on really well. For fun, I used the same shorts I previously chafed in so badly that I had to stop half a mile in. ZERO CHAFE! This goes in my purse now. I never want to be without it!" —Katie 

    Price: $13.99 

    5. Anomaly Deep Conditioning Treatment Mask conditions dry and damaged hair with a maaajor dose of hydration from castor and avocado oil. Say goodbye to that super knotty post-pool or beach hair, and hello to incredibly smooth hair.

    the treatment mask

    Promising review: "This product worked amazing! I wash my hair every three to four days (curly/wavy/thick) and have used this every other wash leaves my hair so soft and looks freshly washed until my next wash day! Would highly recommend! Just follow the directions. I only apply generously to the mid/end of hair, and the small amount left on hands I use at the roots. Definitely don’t put a lot of any at the roots!" —Zeus Mom

    Price: $7.39 

    6. Bare Republic Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion protects your face from all the harsh effects from the sun. The SPF 30 lotion blends seamlessly, leaving no streaks or whitecast whatsoever.

    a person applying the sunscreen

    Promising review: "Love this stuff! Was looking for a barrier sunscreen that wasn’t white, and this one is perfect! It doesn’t clog pores and it dried almost immediately (so no slimy feel like most sunscreens). And best yet…no white sheen! Totally sheer and can’t even tell I’m wearing it. I’ll definitely be buying more." —EmV

    Price: $18.29 

    7. ‎NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette provides you with tons of bright summer shades! Highly pigmented and easily blendable, you're going to find new ways to wear this palette every day until Labor Day.


    Promising review: "I love NYX eyeshadow. It's just as good as some very expensive brands. I have been using NYX for years and love all the colors. It stays on really well and you do not need a lot on your brush for the color to appear. Stays all day and night. Washes off really easily. High quality at a very fair price." —Raquelle

    Price: $17.99 (available in seven colors)

    8. ‎BYBI Bakuchiol Booster Facial Treatment improves texture, reduces pigmentation, and makes skin feel smooth and softer. If you're someone whose skin is too sensitive for retinol, this plant-based retinol alternative will give you similar results.

    the bakuchiol

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this serum for three weeks now, and it has cleared up my acne and is starting to visibly fade my acne scars that I’ve had for about a year. It has also helped to minimize the appearance of the fine wrinkles I have around my eyes and on my forehead. I will definitely be buying another bottle when I run out of this one! A little goes a long way!" —Regan H

    Price: $9.99

    9. Versed Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream gives skin a much-needed dose of hydration to battle the dramatic temperature changes of summer — like stepping from freezing air conditioning to the sweltering heat outside. Its key ingredients, including algae extract, vitamin E, and glycerin, are real hydration heroes.

    jar of versed skin soak against peach background

    Promising review: "My new favorite night cream! Like it more than much more expensive creams that I have tried. I tend to have really dry skin and this is so moisturizing without leaving my face feeling greasy. Highly recommend!" —Kge110

    Price: $17.99

    10. Naturium Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% minimizes pores, improves texture, and decreases breakouts. The serum contains niacinamide, which improves a variety of skin concerns without causing any irritation.

    model hand holding Naturium Niacinamide Serum

    Promising review: "Ummmmm I’m pretty sure this stuff is magic??? I’ve been using for a few weeks now and my pores look smaller and my bumps are flatter/gone. Zero fragrance, feels good going on, good ingredients. A new product I now can’t live without. Definitely worth the price and I will be repurchasing!" —LindsR

    Price: $19.59

    11. CND Vinylux Weekly Nail Polish Top Coat gives long-lasting results with zero chipping — even when used with lower quality polish. If you're all about the at-home mani, give this incredible top coat a try.

    model hand holding cnd vinylux top coat and green polish

    Promising review: "This is my favorite top coat that I've ever used! I just bought two more to have on hand. I use whatever color/brand nail polish I want and then finish with this. Even if it's a cheap nail polish color I am using, it lasts so much longer with this top's all about the top coat finish!" —will2158

    Price: $10.59

    12. Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer achieves the ultimate perfect sun-kissed glow. It's super easy to apply and contains murumuru butter, which hydrates and nourishes the skin. We love makeup with skincare benefits!

    physicians formula butter bronzer next to seashells

    Promising review: "This is a go-to drugstore bronzer for me and I’ve been a working makeup artist for MAC for five and a half years. It goes on smoothly and smells amazing. The color range is awesome too. 10/10." —Michellemarie

    Price: $12.49 (available in six shades)

    13. ‎The Lip Bar Vegan Matte Liquid Lipstick provides incredibly pigmented and totally mask-proof color. It also stays on through everything (eating, drinking, whistling, pouting) and goes on smooth without drying. Say hello to your favorite bright summer lip!

    model holding Lip Bar lipstick between lips

    Promising review: "Truly love The Lip Bar Matte Liquid Lipsticks. It' so soft when applying, it feels like you're putting clouds on your lips, a little goes a long way and it lasts all day. Through mask-wearing and through meals. I just wish they sold more colors at my store." —DawnT

    Price: $12.99+ (available in ten colors) 

    14. MegaBabe Bust Dust helps keep clothing and skin free of summer sweat. Reviewers swear by it during the hottest of summer days. And the formula is free of talc, aluminum, and other bad-for-you ingredients.

    the bust dust

    Promising review: "I am always sweating, I apply daily all over (including in my shoes) and since I started using it I've been so much dryer, it's a gamechanger! Love the hands free pump and that it's ALL NATURAL! I'm a customer for life with Bust Dust!" —Nancy

    Price: $19.51 

    15. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair UV Face Moisturizer works to provide soothing hydration to damaged skin while protecting it from the sun. Read: Your summer skin savior.

    the product in its tube on a counter next to cotton swabs

    Promising review: "I have dry eczema-prone skin and I was very surprised that I wasn’t allergic to this!! It’s both hydrating and a sunscreen. I was searching high and low for a sunscreen. Another sunscreen lotion made my face so itchy. But this one made my face hydrated and a little dewy. It makes me look glowy. Plus it’s not too expensive. Definitely recommend it for anyone with dry eczema-prone skin. It doesn’t pill or leave a white cast which is another plus!" —Jlove28

    Price: $24.49

    16. Versed Back-Up Plan Acne-Control Body Mist uses salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and witch hazel to help eliminate body acne. Together, the trio works to get rid of breakouts on your back, chest, and body as quickly as possible — all you have to do it spray!

    the body spray

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but want to share here in hopes it helps someone! I randomly started getting horrible back acne in December. I have tried every product possible, from drug store to high end. I’ve made changes like watching my diet, making sure I shower immediately after every workout, keeping my hair up in the shower while I have conditioner on and still haven’t been able to fully get rid of it. I was looking at a different versed product for my face and randomly came across this one. I bought it thinking whatever, I’m out $15 if it doesn’t work. I got this literally 3 days ago and my bacne is almost completely cleared. I actually can’t believe how well it worked in that short amount of time! I started with spraying my back once a day after my nightly shower and on day 3, started using it twice daily. It’s easy to use and you can’t beat the price for how much product you get. I hope it works as well for you as it did for me because I know what a confidence killer acne can be!" —Target Reviewer 

    Price: $18.29

    17. Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patches shrink zits overnight, which is actually a necessity, especially with MASKNE. You'll wake up with your zit visibly shrunken in size and less inflamed — I can personally attest to this.

    the acne patches

    Promising review: "A must-have for acne! I have tried other (more expensive) patches that tear my skin up and don’t pull out the pus as much as these do. These are gentle enough, but actually work even for cystic acne spots and carbuncles. Seriously, just get these." —Target Reviewer 

    Price: $9.79 for a 24-pack

    18. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Water Gel Facial Moisturizer uses hyaluronic acid to attract and lock in moisture, leaving you super hydrated. Since the formula is oil-free, it won't make you break out and it can be worn alone or underneath makeup.

    three jars of the moisturizer

    Promising review: "I'm never one to write reviews but I always check reviews before I buy a product. Let me tell you...this product is amazing. I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone, and dry/tight skin. I had been looking for a moisturizer that doesn't pill with my vitamin c and goes well under my SPF, and this is IT. This is so hydrating, smoothing, and makes my skin instantly plump! It doesn't make sense but it's truly amazing. Give it a try! I am currently on my third little tub of it!" —KWHIT27

    Price: $19.79

    19. Burt's Bees Detoxifying Clay Mask draws impurities and excess oil from pores while protecting and hydrating your skin. It'll keep your skin free from clogged pores and summer sweat breakouts!

    the product next to coal and acai berries

    Promising review: "Sometimes, my skin feels so oily (not helped by central NC humidity) and I need extra help to balance my skin. This is easy to use—you're done in 15 minutes and your skin feels SO nice and soft afterwards. It takes away the excess oil and leaves your skin feeling nourished. I do this about once a week." —MW

    Price: $14.99

    20. ROC Retinol Correct Serum diminishes the appearance of deep-set wrinkles, decreases hyperpigmentation, and clears any breakouts. Just make sure to use SPF with it, as your skin can become super sensitive while using it.

    the product in a gold jar with a white pump

    Promising review: "Around the time I turned 30, my skin started looking duller and grainier. This product made an incredible, noticeable difference in my skin. I've always tried to take good care of my skin without breaking the bank; this product does just that." —Tiffany377

    Price: $21.99

    21. Honest Beauty Clean Corrective Tinted Moisturizer with Vitamin C and Blue Light Defense ups the ante on both your makeup and skincare game. The CC cream evens out your skin tone, while the SPF and vitamin C protect your skin from harmful free radicals, UVA and UVB rays!

    a person applying the cc cream to their cheek

    Promising review: "This is the only tinted moisturizer (or foundation) that doesn’t make my T-zone oily throughout the day (I think because it hydrates enough that my skin doesn’t have to compensate by making more oils). It looks exactly the same when I apply it in the morning as it does at the end of the day. Gives me the clearest skin and pores I’ve ever had. Good coverage! It’s perfect for me!" —Andrea

    Price: $21.99 (available in four shades)

    22. SLMD Skincare Salicylic Acid Cleanser targets blackheads and acne while improving skin texture and tone. Because it is super potent, it's recommended to use every other day by reviewers.

    Hand squeezing SLMD cleanser into palm

    Promising review: "This saved my skin! I have normal skin and breakouts pretty often, along with fungal acne. This cleared all of it. I don’t recommend using it everyday because it will damage your moisture barrier but overall it's my favorite cleanser." —Adriana

    Price: $24.99

    23. Sun Bum Original Sunscreen Lotion provides ~all~ the UVA/UVB protection you could possibly need this summer. Since it's both water resistant and reef-safe, it's perfect for beach or pool usage. And the coconut scent will remind you that it's ~finally~ summer.

    Hand holding Sun Bum sunscreen against pool

    Promising review: "Love this! Not greasy at all. I put it on once for a 2.5-hour canoe trip and didn’t burn at all! It doesn’t have a super overpowering scent either like some sunscreens, and I love that this one is clean." — buckeye4life

    Price: $14.99 (available in four SPF options) 

    24. ‎I Dew Care Let's Get Sheet Faced Skincare Set includes 14 face masks that do literally everything: soothe skin, provide a burst of hydration, brighten tired complexions and much, much more. Plus, the masks are safe for everyday use, so you can have a spa day everyday.

    Set of face masks scattered across each other

    Promising review: "Love these masks, skin is so soft and glows after! Good price, and the cute packaging is a plus!" — Melika81

    Price: $18.06

    25. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Treatment cleanses clogged pores and fight breakouts. Just mix the bentonite clay powder with apple cider vinegar to unleash this bottle of sorcery.

    jar of aztec clay on brick

    Promising review: "This mask is amazing. I started using it with water first and for only five minutes. I gradually increased the time and added in ACV each use. Now I keep it on for 20–25 minutes and mix it with only ACV. Your face turns red afterwards but that goes away after a short while. I use it about every other week before bed. My adult acne has cleared up, discoloration and scarring are remarkably better. I wouldn’t have dreamed about going out of the house without covering up before, but now my skin is so much better. And the value — this tub goes a long way! I highly recommend this mask!" —Kells

    Price: $7.99+ (available in two sizes)

    26. Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum keeps your complexion bright and free of dullness without the hefty price tag of a facial. Licorice root, the MVP ingredient, adds an extra boost of brightening power, eliminating acne and dark spots.

    bottle of bliss bright idea lying on mirror

    Promising review: "I was excited to try this product. Reasonably priced and had good reviews. I’m in my late thirties and wanted to give my skin a glow. I loved the Murad vitamin C serum, but not the price. After using this product ,I noticed my skin tone was almost immediately better. The formula soaks up in the skin quickly." —Thirtysomethingmom

    Price: $28.99

    27. Dove Beauty Refresh + Care Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo banishes greasy strands with a single spray. It absorbs oil and reinvigorates your hair to keep it looking fresh — even on the sweatiest of summer days.

    A can of dry shampoo, a book divider, and a bouquet of flowers

    Promising review: "I love that this brand doesn't leave any residue and has a fresh scent. I've tried other brands and they always leave your hair white, but not Dove. So pleasantly surprised." —Jess

    Price: $4.89

    28. Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara lengthens lashes to the sky (hence the name). Using bamboo extract and fibers, this TikTok viral star provides awesome volume with just one swipe.

    Maybelline Sky High mascaras lined up next to each other / Via @maybelline

    Promising review: "I’ve learned through trial and error to have low expectations of drugstore brand mascaras, and figured this one was just another overly-hyped iteration of the same old thing. Shockingly, not only did it work exactly as it claimed it would, but the wear life has been fantastic. I got the washable Blackest Black version and there has been no smudging and very minimal flaking (even though I regularly rub my eyes from seasonal allergies). I think the magic must be in the brush —it seems like it lightly grips your lashes while gently separating them during application, creating an elongated and full lash look (no clumps for me). Whatever the secret, I’m now thoroughly hooked!" —Ezpeezee

    Price: $10.49 (available in four shades)

    29. ‎Brite No Yellow Hair Mask eliminates summer brassy tones in a jiffy. It also makes hair feel softer and look super shiny. Plus, the mask is gentle enough for those of us with sensitive scalps. Sign me up!


    Promising review: "My head itches after using 99.9% of products for my hair EXCEPT their products! NO HEAD ITCH! My bright, blonde-colored hair looks amazing and people think it's my natural color LOL NOPE, it's a box but this keeps the brassiness away." —Veronicad1

    Price: $4.99

    30. Tanologist's Drop Sunless Tanning Treatment gives you that perfect sun-kissed glow without any sunburn — or sun damage. Customize your glow and apply anywhere between two to 12 drops.

    Three Tanologist tubes with the beach in the background

    Promising review: "I have fair skin and the medium works perfectly for me! I use about three drops with moisturizer on my face every four to five days, and this product gives me a very natural-looking tan. While only using it on my face, one bottle has lasted for well over a year now. Definitely recommend for quality and price!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.99 (available in three shades)

    31. W3LL People Bio Tint Moisturizer with SPF 30 conceals any and all skin imperfections while providing incredible sun protection. It'll moisturize with a tinted satin finish, giving the perfect summer "no-makeup" makeup look.

    four color swatches next to a foundation tube

    Promising review: "Covers dark circles under my eyes like a boss!! I'm a teacher during COVID, so my exhaustion is through the roof! But I look more refreshed all day long with this concealer! I love it!!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.99+ (available in three shades)

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

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