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    22 Effective Skincare Products With Compelling Review Photos

    Cleansers, masks, treatments and more to help you get your glow on.

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    1. 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!).

    2. 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 the bomb. I use this every night, and the dropper makes me feel like a beauty scientist.

    3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Acne Cleanser fights acne hard yet is still gentle enough to use twice a day. The medicated formula targets problem areas and dramatically reduces excess surface oil, meaning it's both treating your current acne and actively preventing future acne. An icon.

    4. Humane Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Body and Face Wash punches acne in the face, metaphorically and...kind of literally. Reviewers say using this cleanser has cleared up their acne for the first time since puberty. You can't get in a time machine and give this to 15-year-old you, but you can start using it now!

    5. SKIN1004 Zombie Pack Face Mask isn't just for the undead. In fact, it's for people who want to look more fresh and alive than ever! Made with albumin, it claims to help tighten pores, hydrate, promote elasticity, remove dead skin, and balance pH. The afterlife never sounded so luxurious.

    6. Tend Skin Solution turns painful razor burn and irritation into a thing of the past. Applying a thin layer of Tend Skin after waxing, shaving, or any kind of hair removal lessens annoying redness and — most importantly — the demons that are ingrown hairs.

    7. Radha Rosehip Oil multitasks with the best of them by moisturizing dry skin, reducing the appearance of acne scars, and even assisting in the healthy growth of hair and nails. What CAN'T this glorious oil achieve?

    8. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask has vacuumed out almost every pore across the universe. Whether you use it for spot treatments or as a whole mask, it will help smooth skin, reduce the appearance of pores, and even take a shot at cystic acne!

    9. Eucerin Sensitive Skin Redness Relief Soothing Night Creme calms angry redness using licorice root, even when it's caused by rosacea. Shhhh, skin. It's ok. Eucerin is here.

    10. Aria Starr Dead Sea Mud Mask is packed with minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulphur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium to aid in cleansing and detoxification, which helps to thoroughly cleanse skin. RIP impurities, blackheads, and pores!

    11. TreeActiv Cystic Acne Spot Treatment puts painful acne in its place by using bentonite clay to help draw out toxins from ~sebaceous glands~. Not fun to say, but hey — whatever works!

    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. Burt's Bees Aloe and Coconut Oil After Sun Soother brings you some relief when your skin is less "sun-kissed" and more "sun-made-out-with."

    14. 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.

    15. Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask has foamed its way into the hearts of beauty-lovers by lifting dirt and oil out of pores while detoxing using green tea, pomegranate, and charcoal powder extract. You'll be left with taught, clean skin and some excellent selfies.

    16. 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.

    17. Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule brings ~snail mucin~ to the party to moisturize and soothe acne-prone skin while also giving your face a little bit of a plump to smooth texture. Say what you will about snails, but they do have an undeniably dewy finish.

    18. 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.

    19. Bye Bye Blemish Acne Treatment Drying Lotion inspires people everywhere to sing its name to the tune of "Bye Bye Birdie" in joy after it nips breakouts in the bud. (Oh, that's just me singing? Ok.) Just apply to a pimple before bed and it'll suck the life right out of it. Goodnight, pimple! 😈

    20. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask uses its titular clay, along with mangosteen, kelp, pomegranate, witch hazel, and kakadu plum to detoxify, brighten, and minimize the appearance of pores. This mask works WAY harder than I ever have, and I'm not afraid to admit it.

    21. Christina Moss Naturals Facial Cleanser ~naturally~ removes makeup, dirt, and oils, leaving you feeling fresh and free. It's perfect for anyone who just wants clearer skin. Oh that's basically everyone? Cool, cool.

    22. Burt's Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream employs chamomile, aloe, and soap bark to gently calm your skin like a good friend. A hint of menthol also cools and soothes. Ahhhh...my face feels relaxed just hearing about it.

    Glow baby, glow!

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