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    Updated on Aug 19, 2020. Posted on Aug 19, 2020

    25 Skincare Products With Before-And-After Photos That May Give You Goosebumps

    Give your skin the refresher it needs.

    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. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay for a thorough, deep-cleaning facial to get rid of the yucky stuff hiding far down in your pores.

    On the left, a before photo of a reviewer with acne on their face, and on the right, the same reviewer, but with most of their acne cleared up
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    It's free of additives, fragrances, and animal products! It works best when mixed with apple cider vinegar. If you have delicate/sensitive skin, it's recommended to not leave this on any longer than five to 10 minutes. Some skin redness is normal, and should disappear in about 30 minutes! Check out our review of this amazing healing clay!

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this product for two years and I love it so much. It is the only face mask I use. One container lasts me about a year, and for the price, it can’t be beat. This mask detoxes, tightens, and brightens my skin. I use it anywhere from once to three times a month depending on skin issues. I mix it with only apple cider vinegar, but the mixture can be diluted with water for sensitive skin, (definitely dilute the first time you try it). I cannot recommend this product enough!" —Elisabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    2. A sunburn lotion to help soothe and reduce the not-so-fun things that happen after you spend a day out in the sun, like itchiness and peeling.

    On the left, a reviewer's back looking sunburnt, and on the right, the same reviewer's back looking less burnt after using the lotion
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    PLEASE LATHER UP ON SUNSCREEN, THO!!!

    Promising review: "Best product ever for sunburns! No peeling or itching. Simply amazing! The photos are four days apart." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    3. Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter for reducing the appearance of stretch marks — they're completely normal and natural, pregnant or not, but sometimes making those lines less visible provides for some peace of mind – we got you.

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    This is free of phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, SLS, and fragrances.

    Promising review: "I've only applied the cream once, and I already see results! I included the before and after photos from my first application above. You can already see that the redness from my stretch marks has faded slightly. I'm looking forward to seeing how much the marks continue to fade! This is an awesome product." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.18.

    4. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub that'll help brighten complexion, get rid of unwanted dirt and oil, and nourish the skin. Plus, it's vegan!

    On the left, a reviewer with a few small zits on their skin, and on the right, the same reviewer with their zits almost completely gone
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    This stuff is sulfate-, paraben-, cruelty-, nonylphenol ethoxylate-, and propylparaben-free!

    Promising review: "Who'd have thought you could get excited about a facial scrub? I love this stuff! The ingredients are natural — nothing synthetic! It doesn't dry out my skin, and my cheeks are always baby soft after using it. This is my third time ordering this tube of green scrubbing greatness!" —BBQ222

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A tea tree oil foot and body wash so you can get your feetsies and body feeling nourished and soft.

    On the left, punched-out pits on the bottom of a reviewer's foot from pitted keratolysis, and on the right, the same reviewer's foot with most of the pits mostly gone after using the wash
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    Promising review: "This product is amazing and it really works. My husband had athlete's foot, (only on one foot), for many years, he tried all the over-the-counter and prescription medications, and nothing worked. His foot was peeling and he would scratch it until it bled. I came across this soap in my search, and one of the reviews gave me hope it would work for my husband. He was hesitant at first, because nothing worked in the past and he had given up on anything working. When he finally tried it, he loved the way his foot felt after. It took about a week or so for us to start seeing the difference. Now, his foot is all clear of the athlete's foot. He's been using it for about two months. I recommend this soap to my friends all the time." —3SpoiledChi’s

    Get it from Amazon for $15.25.

    6. Radha Rosehip Oil for an all-natural solution to an array of skincare conditions like moisturizing dry skin, reducing the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles, and even assisting in the healthy growth of hair and nails!

    On the left, a reviewer with some acne on their face, and on the right, the same reviewer's face with most of the acne cleared up
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    Promising review: "This is LIFE-CHANGING! I'm 33 and have had dry skin my entire life. I decided to try this because the price was reasonable and the reviews were great. I was NOT disappointed. I cleaned my face the first night, applied a thick layer of rosehip oil, and went to bed. Eight hours later, I woke up to a new face. I have used this oil every night for about five weeks and it has completely changed my skin. My mom saw me one morning and remarked that my skin looked like it did when I was eight! I also love that you get a large quantity of oil for a super affordable price, and a little bit goes a long way. For the amount you get, it's SUCH a bargain." —TuffLuckCowgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    7. Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 to give you full-face protection, and not only help to cover-up blemishes, but prevent new ones from popping up!

    On the left, BuzzFeed Editor Sarah Wainschel's shows the acne on her chin, and on he right, Sarah Wainschel shows her face is clear after using the cream
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    It's recommended to shake vigorously before use. Then apply to your fingertip and spread gently onto your face and blend to your desired coverage. It's free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. It's especially good for oily and combination skin!

    Promising review: "I’ve had pretty bad cystic acne for the past eight years and have tried everything to get rid of it. I decided to give this a try, and let me tell you, IT CHANGED MY WHOLE LIFE. Not only does it look more natural than a regular foundation, it literally PREVENTS new zits from forming on your face. I’ve only been using it for three weeks and I already see a significant improvement in my complexion. Even if you don’t suffer from acne, I cannot recommend this product enough. It’s super lightweight, prevents oil buildup, and keeps you covered all day long." —Sarah Wainschel (Check out Sarah's full review here.)

    Get it from Sephora for $39.50 (available in four shades).

    8. Aria Starr Dead Sea Mud Mask that aims to absorb excess oils living beneath your pores, and help strip away yucky stuff like dead skin cells and dirt to leave your face feeling fresh.

    On the top, a reviewer's face with acne in December 2016, and on the bottom, the same reviewer with most of their acne going down in February 2017
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    This contains natural minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulphur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc, and potassium, which work together to help treat, detoxify, and cleanse the skin. If you have sensitive skin, first test this by applying a small amount in a covered area of your skin before applying to your face. This contains natural astringents which could affect those with sensitive skin.

    Promising review: "I've had bad combination skin all my life and tried dozens of products on my breakouts with limited success. I'm also allergic to basically everything, so trying something new is always an adventure. So far, this mask has worked and felt the best for me. My skin got worse before it got better, but now, after a month of biweekly use, I have no more breakouts." —Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    9. Glossier Solution, an exfoliating acid to help reduce skin redness, blemishes, and acne, and give you a smoother, softer, and brighter complexion.

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    It includes three acid groups: AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), and PHA (Polyhydroxy Acid). Plus, it's vegan, cruelty-free, and recommended for most skin types! Be sure to check out our review of the wonderful Glossier Solution!

    Promising review: "I have been struggling with acne for as long as I can remember and Solution has SAVED my skin. Haven't had a pimple since I started using this last month. My usually oily skin has been so soft and glowing and my years of acne scars are vanishing. 100% worth every penny." —MRB

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    10. A heel therapy stick that will make cracked, painful heels a thing of the past. You deserve to have feet smoother than a baby's bottom, OK?!

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    It's made with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredients and also works well on knees, elbows, and cuticles!

    Promising review: "This is a godsend for cracked heels. Apply liberally at night before bed, put on a pair of socks so you don't mess up your sheets, and wake up with visibly improved heels. Keep doing it for two to three weeks to get long-lasting results. I tried everything I could get my hands on to get rid of the pain from my cracked heels, and nothing worked, until I found this. Now I'm giving it as a gift to everyone I know who has similar problems, (starting with my mom), and they all love it!" —Ioannis K.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.66.

    11. Tend Skin Solution for treating razor bumps and burns, as well as ingrown hairs, because those things hurt like HECK!!!

    On the left, a reviewer's calf with some small razor bumps, and on the right, the same reviewer's calf now clear of razor bumps
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    To use, apply a thin coat twice daily to dry skin — once in the morning after showering and drying the skin, as well as applying after shaving if you shave. Can also be applied post-waxing!

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave everyday. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96.

    12. A wart-removal gel to treat plantar warts faster than you can say, "how do I treat my plantar wart?"

    On the left, the bottom of a reviewer's foot mostly covered in warts, and on the right, the same reviewer's foot now mostly cleared of warts
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    Promising review: "I NEVER write reviews, but this stuff is a miracle so I had to. Stop debating which wart removal product you want to buy and get this NOW. I've tried everything, including having my warts frozen off at the doctor, and not even that did the trick. This stuff did. My warts were extremely large and stubborn, but I was persistent with the gel every day for about six weeks, and they're almost gone. It's absolutely amazing." —Maria Efting

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96.

    13. Healing Solutions Tea Tree Oil that will help fight unwanted breakouts, aka all of them, and prevent future breakouts from popping up. Is there anything essential oils can't do?!

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    Promising review: "This is a great product! I've been being using this the past two weeks to reduce acne and it really works! You can see the change from one day to another: it reduces the color and the bumpiness of your acne. At night I apply it directly to each one of the breakouts. It not only helps with the acne you have, but also helps preventing any more breakouts." —Cliente de Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    14. Pimple patches to apply onto a stubborn pimple, go through your normal routine, take off hours later, and mutter to yourself "OMG, I can't believe these really work!"

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    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    15. Asutra Vitamin C Scrub so you can exfoliate your whole body with over 20 healing minerals and the sweet, relaxing scent of essential oils.

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    Contains over 20 healing minerals found in sea salt so it's perfect for exfoliating and polishing skin! It's blended with vegan ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba, argan, and sweet almond oils to hydrate your skin and leave it feeling smooth.

    Promising review: "This scrub has been a MIRACLE for my skin. I've had three psoriasis patches, on my elbows and behind one ear, for over 14 years. I've tried dozens of different things to keep it under control, but nothing even remotely helped until this product. Within four days, you could hardly see that I have a grapefruit-sized area of psoriasis on each elbow. Now I don't have flaky skin or redness, and most importantly, it no longer itches!" —James Butchart

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (available in 9 scents).

    16. A callus-removal gel — first you soak your feet for two to three minutes in hot water, dry them and apply a generous layer of the gel to your calloused feet, let it sit for three minutes, wipe it off, use a foot scrubber of your choice, and bam — dead skin, be gone.

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    Promising review: "Best foot callus remover I have ever used! I read a lot of the reviews before purchasing this product. Most callus removers I have purchased in the past were not very effective. So I was encouraged by the reviews. I saw that a lot of reviewers mentioned to be very careful not to leave it on longer than three or four minutes, so I was careful the first time I used it and still had a spot on my pinkie toe where too much skin had been removed and caused a little sore spot. My feet were the softest they have ever been. I would recommend scrubbing your feet with a pumice scrubber before using the remover. However, do not leave the remover on your feet for longer than the recommended time. You will regret it!" —Cheri whisker

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    17. O'Keefe's Working Hands Cream that will make dry, cracked hands feel as if they were just treated to a five-star manicure, without having to change out of your pajamas.

    On the left, a reviewer's hand and fingers looking dry and cracker, and on the right, the same reviewer's hand now looking soft and smooth
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    The best time to apply for maximum results is after hand-washing, after bathing and at bedtime.

    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $8.22.

    18. And O'Keeffe's foot cream so you can get those feet feeling as smooth as those hands.

    A reviewer showing the progression of their heel looking dry and cracked on the first day they started using the cream, to being much softer and smooth by the fourth week
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    Promising review: "I have tried EVERYTHING, but because I am barefoot all the time, my heels crack (gross!!!!!!)... a lot. Sometimes they split open and it can be incredibly painful. I've tried creams, lotions, oils, you name it. Based on the reviews on Amazon, I thought I would give this foot cream a try, because I had recently had a split appear, and it was super painful to walk on. After about three days of applying this cream at bedtime, the pain started to go away because the healing process was kicked into gear by my skin finally being soft enough to do its thing. It leaves a weird residue on your hands after application, (which could probably easily be washed off if I wasn't already cozied up in bed), but it made all the difference for my normally cracked and dry heels. I notice I get much better results when I use it daily, (so if you skip a few days, you'll notice it won't work as well). Consistency is key, but it really does work!" —Faith Mendelson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.31.

    19. An acne cleanser that helps to reduce excess oils on the skin that often lead to not-so-fun breakouts.

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    Promising review: "I've tried many, many face washes for blemish prone skin in my lifetime and this is one of my favorites. It's very mild, lathers beautifully, and leaves your face feeling extremely clean without being tight or stripped of moisture. There was a noticeable difference in the clearness of my skin within the first week of use! I like to wipe my makeup off with a microfiber cloth first, then wash my face with this cleanser to get off the first layer of makeup and gunk. I have many problems with my skin, and this seems to really work for me in terms of gently yet effectively controlling oiliness, acne, and blackheads specifically." —Shoko

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A pair of gel heel sleeves – just slip them on and let them work their magic by helping to heal cracked, painful heels. HEAL THOSE HEELS!

    On the left, a reviewer's heel looking dry and cracked, and on the right, the same reviewer's heel looking much less dry and cracked and more smooth
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    Promising review: "I have been having trouble with badly cracked heels and I tried vaseline in my socks overnight, but I would get hot and end up taking them off. These provided great breathability all night and in the morning — my cracked heels already look a million times better. If you are looking for a product that softens your heels and starts working away at those dry, cracked areas immediately, I would recommend these. After wearing them for three days, (and using a pumice stone once in the shower in between), my heels look nearly perfect." —Victor Farrell

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. Eucerin Redness Relief Night Cream for gently hydrating ultra-sensitive skin and reducing redness, all while you sleep.

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    Promising review: "I've been battling with some sort of skin irritation on my forehead for the past year. My doctor diagnosed me with a mild case of rosacea. Within 24 hours of applying this, the redness went down at least 90%. Within a few days I was all clear." —BuffNerd

    Get it from Amazon for $10.91.

    22. Christina Moss Naturals Facial Cleanser to add to your daily skin care routine — it helps control acne, prevent your face from drying up or becoming too oily, and, of course, is free of harsh ingredients.

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    This stuff is perfect for those with sensitive skin as it is free of chemical preservatives, SLS, SLES, propylene glycol, PG derivatives, parabens, sulfates, dyes, and synthetic fragrances, plus, it's hypoallergenic. All you need is a dime-size drop to cleanse your whole face!

    Promising review: "After stopping birth control, which I was on for two years, my hormones were completely unbalanced and I was breaking out so heavily. It was painful, red, swollen, all-around just terrible. I purchased this facial wash after seeing so many great reviews. I use it once a day with a facial brush that I purchased at the same time. The combination of the two has completely stopped my breakouts. After two weeks of using these together, all of my breakouts are healing and my skin is glowing. I am so thrilled. I was using masks, face wash, blemish spot treatment, everything. But this has stopped me from breaking out completely. I don't even need spot treatment anymore. This product is amazing!" —Shoe Maven

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    23. CeraVe Eye Repair Cream that'll help lessen the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, so the only bags you can see are the kinds you accessorize with.

    On the left, a reviewer showing they have bags under their eyes, and on the right, the same reviewer showing their bags are gone after using the repair cream
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    This is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic!

    Promising review: "This stuff changed my life. It got rid of the dark circles under my eyes, and also worked well on the folds around my mouth and nose. I've been using this in conjunction with doing facial exercises and after a month and a half, my face is already tighter and brighter. I've gotten so many compliments on my skin." —kelly vazquez

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    24. The Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File to help remove dead skin from the bottom of your feet, without having to endure a tickle attack from a pumice stone.

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    Comes with four AA batteries. In case you need foot filer refills, you can get them here.

    Promising review: "I was thankfully blessed with a pretty face. In return for that, I was handed the ugliest feet ever! I have tried everything. I stopped going to get pedicures because it was so embarrassing. I couldn't wear sandals, and I live in Florida. But I don't have those problems anymore! I'm amazed at the results I got after just one use of this file." —Jennifer Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89.

    25. Dermal Collagen Essence Face Masks for treating yourself to an at-home spa experience, while clearing up and brightening your skin. I can personally tell you these sheet masks are AWESOME.

    On the left, a reviewer showing thy have a zit on their cheek, and on the right, the same reviewer's zit has mostly gone down, and their skin looks smoother and brighter
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    To use, take sheet mask out of package, fit the cut-out parts on your face around your eyes, and keep it on for about 15–20 minutes, take it off, dispose of the mask, and tap the remaining essence into your skin. Read my review of these incredible sheet masks!

    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin. I look at oil and break out. I am careful about how I cleanse and how I moisturize, as one misstep means weeks of recovery. I threw caution to the wind with these, and I am obsessed. I have so many of these now. I do them about five times a week. They feel great, moisturize, and smell amazing. They are delicate and lovely." —Megan D.

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.99.

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