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    27 Effective Skincare Products You Should Probably Try ASAP

    It's time to give your usual skincare routine an upgrade.

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    1. Versed Game Over Acne Drying Treatment zaps breakouts as soon as they start to surface using bentonite clay, kaolin clay, and sulfur. I've never used a more effective overnight treatment — I put a visible layer over any budding pimples before bed, and usually by morning they're calmed and quelled.

    model dabbing treatment onto fingertip

    2. Hyper Skin Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum is packed full of 15% vitamin C and vitamin E that will work tirelessly to renew your skin's rough texture, lessen hyperpigmentation, and give you a fabulous overall glow.

    model holding serum bottle

    3. Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner invigorates and cleanses while also reducing redness, dullness, and breakouts. It will also make you smell like a fresh bouquet of roses, but at less than $10 is much cheaper than the real thing (and more helpful, too!).

    buzzfeed editor holding large bottle of product

    4. Avarelle pimple patches *sticks* it to your breakouts using tea tree oil, calendula oil and cica. It's simple pimple math: go to bed +1 sticker and wake up with -1 whitehead.

    5. Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser sends dirt, oil, and leftover makeup right down the drain, leaving skin types of all kinds feeling clean and fresh.

    6. Black Girl Sunscreen is made for and by women of color who need a broad spectrum sunscreen that's ultra-sheer for daily use with absolutely no white residue. It's SPF 30, doubles as a moisturizing lotion with avocado and jojoba among its list of hydrating ingredients, and layers under makeup flawlessly!

    model squeezing the sunscreen into hands

    7. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water gently cleanses *and* removes makeup, making your nighttime routine so much faster. You ARE taking off your makeup every night, right...?

    model's hand holding large bottle of the clear product

    8. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream hydrates your parched skin for a full 24 hours. Glacial glycoprotein helps reduce water loss, and squalane (derived from olives) helps to strengthen skin's moisture barrier. All you olive-haters are gonna have to deal.

    small tub of moisturizer on olive leaves and branches

    9. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips wouldn't even THINK about leaving a blackhead behind. Slap these babies on for a one way ticket to cleaner, clearer skin.

    reviewer's strip with tons of pokey blackheads pulled out

    10. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is lauded by reviewers with even the most sensitive of skin, thanks to its fragrance-free and mega-gentle formula. It also comes in a big 'ol tub, which you'll be happy about once you realize you want to use it forever and ever.

    on the left reviewer with many breakout and redness, on the right the same reviewer with hardly any breakout and much less redness

    11. Biossance Squalane and Marine Algae Eye Cream revitalizes skin by using its titular ingredients as well as paracress extract to hydrate and smooth your tender under-eye area.

    12. Healing Solutions Tea Tree Essential Oil combats rosacea, redness, discoloration, and breakouts one powerful spot treatment at a time. Or if you need, go for the whole face! It's your skin, don't let me boss you about what to do with it.

    13. Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb blows most other moisturizers out of the ~water~. It's the skin equivalent of drinking a ton of H2O before bed to avoid a hangover after a night out, and I could not recommend it more highly.

    14. Versed Keep the Peace Cleanser calms acne without drying your skin or stripping your natural oils, making it perfect for twice-daily use. Salacylic acid, blue tansy, and apple extract are the magic ingredients that has made this my favorite cleanser, and the only one to make a real dent in my hormonal breakouts.

    model squeezing tube of blue cleanser

    15. Glossier Solution chemically exfoliates using AHA, BHA, and PHA acids to fight breakouts, reduce acne, unclog pores, exfoliate, and diminish dark spots and discoloration. It also works for *all* skin types, making it a verified cult fave.

    16. InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum partners with hyaluronic acid and plant stem cells to help reduce sun spots, discoloration, redness, hyper-pigmentation, and dark spots without drying you out. Paired with a good moisturizer, InstaNatural serum is fantastic. I have this, and the dropper makes me feel like a beauty scientist.

    17. Beauty Strike Vitamin C Cleanser brightens tired skin, boosts collagen production, strengthens skin's natural repair mechanisms, and lessens hyperpigmentation, all while cleansing and removing makeup and residue. Name a product that works harder...I'll wait.

    bottle of cleanser

    18. St. Ives Renewing Collagen and Elastin Moisturizer conditions skin and uses safflower seed oil to get you looking bright and fresh-faced. It's also dermatologist-tested, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic, meaning it *won't* clog your precious pores.

    reviewer holding big tub of white moisturizer

    19. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream calms irritated skin with a winning combination of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and allantoin. If you have eczema, rashes, or other skin conditions, this just may be your holy grail.

    model holding tub of cream

    20. La Roche-Posay cream cleanser maintains your skin's natural protective barrier and pH while removing impurities and makeup. Honestly, so nice and thoughtful of it to do that, tysm cleanser.

    21. Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask works all night long to hydrate your skin with juicy watermelon extract. It also gently resurfaces and removes dead skin cells using AHA to reveal all that bright, glowing skin you've been hiding.

    model dipping a tiny spoon into the thick pink mask in a glass pot

    22. Mikacare's rose quartz roller and gua sha set will ~rock~ your world by helping to reduce puffiness and dark circles, improve circulation, and even skin tone. Try putting these products in the fridge before use for maximum skin-soothing pleasure.

    reviewer's double-ended roller and curved gua sha

    23. Mario Badescu facial sprays double up to meet all of your luxurious skincare needs. The aloe, cucumber, and green tea mist invigorates skin, and the aloe, herbs, and rosewater mist hydrates. Ahhhh, my skin feels better just writing that.

    reviewer's bottles of the green and pink spray

    24. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is a makeup primer with SPF 40 whose red algae-, frankincense-, and meadowfoam seed-packed formula will protect your skin from harmful UV rays without ruining your ~lewk~. Sun protection is the ultimate form of skincare, don't @ me.

    the bottle next to sheer sunscreen

    25. Foreo Luna Mini 2 vibrates as it scrubs away makeup, oil, and dirt. During its 60 second program, it buzzes and lights up, telling you to move to a different portion of your face. A friend, indeed!

    26. Nivea Crème isn't just for grandmas anymore. This all-purpose product delivers some serious, lasting moisture to the face and body, relieving uncomfortable cracking and dryness.

    27. Glossier Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid instantly gives you the dewey glow you've been after, with or without makeup. Simply apply this magic glowy potion as the last step in your morning skincare routine and look forward to a whole day of sheer luminescence.

    hand holding pink futuredew bottle

    Ugh, look at you glow!

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