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    26 Splurge-Worthy Skincare Products You Can Get On Amazon

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    1. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is basically a spa in a jar — its luxurious rose and mimosa waxes are infused with nine nourishing essential oils (Nine! Hello, elderberry!!) to gently lift away makeup and dirt, so your skin feels soft as a baby's bum.,

    Use it daily as a cleanser or weekly as a facial mask! The full size comes with a cleansing cloth that you use to wipe the balm off — while it's warm and damp of course! The photos are a before-and-after situation for the reviewer's first ever use — you can actually see how the balm brightened her face!

    Promising review: "I'm hooked! My skin is acne-prone, oily, and super sensitive. I usually alternate between Murad Clarifying Cleanser and Philosophy Purity Made Simple. I can use the aforementioned with the balm, or just the balm on its own. Using the cloth also makes it go the extra mile. Deep cleans, softens, and smooths the skin. Huge bonus: it smells like spa heaven!! I've been recommending to everyone! Even my husband loves it, and that's saying something!!" —Teeniebkln

    Price: $64 (also available in a travel size)

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    2. Skyn Iceland The Antidote Cooling Lotion douses your oily/stressed-congested/redness-prone skin in a cooling, minty dose of hydration that feels akin to standing next to an Icelandic waterfall — and I'm not just saying that, it actually contains Icelandic kelp in its formula (as well as aloe vera, meadowsweet extract, and white willow bark).

    Promising review: "I am somewhat of a moisturizer junkie and have tried so many products. I received a sample of this and immediately knew I needed more. It has such a nice, cooling feeling and does not leave my skin feeling heavy or oily. My skin alternates between dry and oily (depending on the weather), and this product leaves my skin always feeling refreshed. It is on the more expensive side, but I feel that it's worth it. Also, a little bit goes a long way. One pump takes care of my whole face and neck. I've had this bottle for about a month now and still have about 60-70% left." —Sarah Myrna

    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review for more deets (#1)!

    Price: $45 (cruelty-free, PETA certified)

    3. Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser fortifies your skin with essential proteins and amino acids, while honeysuckle and amaranth seed extract make sure your skin feels nothing but soothed after the fact — all while actually cleansing your skin (duh) and smoothing out those darn wrinkles!, Korres

    You know what you and this cleanser have in common? You're both SNACKS.

    Promising review: "I had been a dyed-in-the-wool Yon-Ka fan until I came across this cleanser. I am 71, but this cleanser has taken about 10 years off my wrinkles!" —Barbara Foster

    Price: $26

    4. Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream is a ridiculously light gel-based cream that contains over 63% fermented green tea extract that retains moisture all day and night by forming a thin layer on top of dry skin — so, exactly what your skin needs this winter.

    "Chok chok" refers to ~super dewy, bouncy skin~ in Korean! 💦💦

    Promising review: "This is my favorite moisturizer for many reasons. Even though it doesn't have a lot of fancy ingredients, it's gentle and the ingredients that are in it have low CosDNA (acne ingredient checker) scores. Its texture is really interesting as well; it's halfway between a jelly and a cream and it melts into your skin easily. I've been cutting down on the products that I use in my skincare routine because I've realized that more products does not necessarily equate to better skin. For me, it's better to optimize my routine so that it's short, but covers all the essential steps of skincare (cleansing, actives, and moisturizing). This is the ideal moisturizer for my oily, sensitive skin, so it's remained a staple in my routine." —Charlie

    Price: $25+ (available in two sizes)

    5. Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion shrinks cystic pimples like no one's business with its potent blend of B vitamins, amino acids, and anti-inflammatory herbal extracts for fast healing.


    Promising review: "I usually never write reviews, but I had to for this. I have been blessed with great skin all of my life until I stopped taking birth control last year. One day I woke up and my entire forehead broke out. I tried every remedy — including homeopathic — and nothing would help. It was making me very self-conscious and I just wanted my skin back. I randomly came across this on Amazon while looking for acne treatments and thought the reviews were too good to be true. I decided to try it and after a month my acne was completely gone, and it hasn't returned!! I am so satisfied with this product and will keep buying it for future breakouts." —Kayla McDuffie

    Price: $19

    6. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant helps shed built-up layers of dead skin without any mess (you don't rinse it!) without feeling overly abrasive (it has a pH range of 3.5–3.9) — and it promotes firmer, clearer skin.

    Promising review: "This gel has completely changed the texture of my skin and is not too harsh like other chemical exfoliants I have tried. My combo/acne prone skin looks more even and feels super smooth. My makeup looks better too!" —Angie

    Price: $29+ (available in two sizes and as a duo; cruelty free, Leaping Bunny and PETA certified)

    7. Dr. Jart Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 turns from green to beige and masks redness/blemishes in a flash, all while also providing SPF 30 and a dust barrier to protect skin against environmental aggressors — so, um, does your moisturizer also make you feel comfortable wearing nothing else on your face? 😍,

    Promising review: "Okay, so this product is alllll over the beauty blogs, and it is WORTH IT. The jar is larger and heavier than you will expect — a little will go a long way, and if you use too much, it will feel like a heavy sunscreen. Today I only dabbed a light amount in the corners of my nose and on my cheeks, chin and forehead in areas that looked ruddy or had sunspots, acne scars, etc. All I am wearing is this cream, mascara and brow pomade. There's zero filter on the camera, and I feel pretty dang confident in my skin." —kelp7

    Price: $50.80

    8. Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil works non-comedogenic, non-GMO, and vegan wonders on your skin by delivering ample hydration, minimizing the appearance of acne scars, neutralizing free radicals, and evening out your skin tone — mix it in with your moisturizer, and BAM, instant skincare magic!

    Promising review: "I can't gush enough about this antioxidant oil. It smells great and absorbs well when mixed with moisturizer (it takes longer to absorb just by itself). Because of issues with acne I use oil-free moisturizer, but that alone doesn't do the trick when my skin is really dry due to acne medication. I add four drops of this oil with my moisturizer day and night, and it helps keep my skin hydrated and smooth. My skin has a glow to it and it also seems to help with oil control. This oil has also not caused my skin to break out." —Jamie Lee

    Price: $19.99 (cruelty-free, PETA certified)

    9. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment Cream is your oil-free acne fighting superhero with a potent formula of benzoyl peroxide and micro-exfoliating LHA (lipohydroxy acid) to penetrate clogged pores and clear all of those pesky blackheads and whiteheads. Cystic acne, who?

    Promising review: "I've been using this product for several years, and I've never been disappointed. It diminishes pimples gently over a few days, and my skin never gets flaky or dry. For reference I'm 46 with oily skin, but my skin can get dry using regular benzoyl peroxide. In addition, if left to its own devices, my face will break out with cystic acne. Not a lot, but enough. This product keeps it smooth and pimples to a minimum. I know, because when I run out and try to use something else to save money, I inevitably break out once again. When I start using it again, I do use it morning and night to get the breakout under control, and then I can go back to nightly application. As long as you're not sensitive to BP, which is why some may have not had good luck with this product, this cream really does help mild to moderate acne." —josephine517

    Price: $36.95

    10. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, AHA, and aluminum oxide crystals so you get not only one method of exfoliation, but three — manual, chemical, and enzymatic. We only want the best results, k?

    Promising review: "First if all, this smells like a delicious dessert! I am 62 years young and have the typical mouth lines and crows feet, yada yada. My skin looks and feels so smooth after using this, and my wrinkles are not as pronounced." —chickchick

    Price: $33.07

    11. Foreo Luna Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush keeps your face looking fresh by digging deeper and gently scrubbing ~all~ of the gunk off of your face — plus, it just feels so damn satisfying, so it's really a win-win situation.

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    Promising review: "I'm in my late thirties and am still struggling with cystic (hormonal) acne. I needed three to four products to hide the suckers, but after a couple days of using the mini, my skin looked better. A few months later and my skin looks and feels more amazing. It's soft and smooth. I still get breakouts, but they're smaller and heal within a day or two. I've got a whole cabinet full of skin products and makeup that I just don't need anymore. Yes, I agree that it's pricey, but think of how much you'll save on other skincare products that you won't need anymore!" —M Gannon

    Read a BuzzFeeder's full, in-depth review for more deets!

    Price: $139 (available in six colors)

    12. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask soothes and intensely hydrates overnight — plus, it basically lulls you to sleep with its Calming Sleepscent™, which is infused with relaxing ingredients like orange flower, rose, and sandalwood.

    This mask feels soooooo good — I love the gel-like consistency, and I feel like my skin drinks it up immediately!

    Promising review: "This is one of my most favorite beauty products ever! The consistency is beautiful, it dries with a softness, which makes it lovely to sleep in. My skin always feels refreshed and replenished after each application." —chongo

    Price: $20.74

    13. Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Matte Tint protects your lovely face with a whipped mousse-like formula that *fully* rubs in, doesn't leave a white cast, and dries down to a matte, never-greasy finish that's perfect for any makeup you might put on afterwards — and it's especially clutch if you're sensitive to chemical-based sunscreens, so apply (and reapply) away!,

    Promising review: "Over and over again I try to find a cheaper zinc-based facial sunscreen, and I always come back and spend all my money on this one. The texture of this sunscreen is DIVINE and I have yet to find another sunscreen like it. You have to shake it well for the first few weeks, but it comes out like a light whipped mousse and feels velvety to the touch as you apply it. My most common problem with zinc-based facial sunscreens is that the ones that rub in nicely enough to not leave you white and chalky always made my face way too greasy. This is not the case with this sunscreen. It has a true matte finish and primes my face perfectly if I am adding another layer of tinted moisturizer/foundation. I have a photo allergy to most chemical-based sunscreen ingredients, so I am therefore limited to physical sunscreens like zinc and titanium dioxide. It is really, really hard to find ones that rub in fully, don't leave a white cast, and don't contain nano-particles (which don't have enough research on them for me to trust). This one is the only one I have found that does it all for me." —Kayla B.

    Price: $28+ (available in Unscented and Cucumber; cruelty-free, PETA certified)

    14. Eau Thermale Avène Skin Recovery Cream calms your skin THE HECK DOWN whenever it's feeling sensitive and irritated — its fragrance-free, non-comodogenic, and hypoallergenic formula powered by thermal spring water works wonders on any bad skin situation you can think of. No wonder people swear by French beauty products!

    Promising review: "This is a holy grail product for me, I don't know what I would do without it. It is perfect for my ultra sensitive skin! I have over 30 contact allergies and this is the only product that works for me and keeps my skin from drying out and flaking." —Bridget

    Price: $35

    15. Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels and Restoring Night Eye Gels are infused with caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen and only take five minutes to deliver intense hydration and reduce puffiness and deep-set fatigue — hello, wake-up call!, Amazon

    Promising review (for the Rejuvenating Eye Gels): "Don't think they'll work miracles. They won't get rid of your bags 100%, but they sure as hell will help massively! I'm so pleased. Even my mum has noticed a difference. People always say they won't notice them until I mention them, which is fine, however when something gets on your nerves so much, you want to see a change yourself. I certainly have and will continue to use them indefinitely! I keep the pot in the fridge then pop them on for about half an hour in a morning- or as long as it takes for me to get ready. It says 5 mins will do the trick though. I then put my makeup on over the top as usual. Fab!" —Rachael

    Price: $50 (Rejuvenating); $60 (Restoring Night)

    16. EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 gives sensitive, acne-prone skin a healthy dose of sun protection without feeling thick, greasy, or overall unpleasant — and over 3,000 reviews (with 75% being five-star) don't lie.

    Promising review: "I found this gem on the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website. Do you know how hard it is to find a skin product that is safe from dangerous chemicals, gentle on sensitive skin, and that despite all this-still works effectively? It's even harder to find a higher SPF sunblock that meets these criteria. Well, Elta MD has not only delivered on these promises: They offer all this in a formula that looks so natural that it doesn't leave you looking like a ghost or mime. It also applies smoothly to work well under makeup. On top of this, it does not clog my acne-prone pores or dry out my face. It even comes in a tinted version and is made in the U.S.A. What more do you want?? This is my sun protection product for life." —Liz T.

    Price: $33

    17. Dr. Roebucks Tassie Anti-Pollution Serum packs in the antioxidants to protect your skin from natural elements, and it's infused with a boatload of natural ingredients: myramaze, blueberry extract, aloe vera, and amino acids to rejuvenate and strengthen stressed skin — hellooo, skin reset!, Emma McAnaw / Via

    Promising review: "I'll admit I used to avoid serums for fear I'd break out (my skin is more sensitive than a John Mayer album), but this one isn't over-moisturizing at all and my face really feels refreshed, as if I hadn't spent the day walking through what I imagine the rainforest would feel like if it also emitted carbon dioxide 24/7. It also feels a little tighter (in a good way!), as if my pores are literally learning to close themselves off to smog. Plus, I love that you ~pump~ out the formula, so it lasts longer — instead of eyeballing how much to squeeze out like a traditional serum (I'm guilty of over-applying)." —Emma McAnaw

    Read Emma's full review to learn more about this awesome serum (#7)!

    Price: $60 (Dr. Roebuck’s doesn't test our products or ingredients on animals.)

    18. Klorane Floral Water Makeup Remover's star ingredient is cornflower water, which soothes and gently decongests your skin — so your face isn't left red/aggravated/tight, especially if you go in with a water-based cleanser afterwards — while leaving behind zero residue. And of course, its's alcohol-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free!

    Promising review: "I have super sensitive, acne-prone skin with clogged pores and occasional hormonal breakouts. This takes off all my makeup, gently, and hydrates beautifully. I use it as a makeup remover in the evening, before I wash with my foaming cleanser, and I think it has made a huge difference to the texture of my skin. Any acne or red spots I have are instantly soothed and less inflamed. I usually love trying new things, but I'll never stray from this product. I've been using this product for two years now!" —TigerLily

    Price: $24

    And check out our best picks for makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    19. Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel revitalizes and clears your skin in three (!!!) ways: as a physical peel to remove the outer layer of dead skin using exfoliating molecules, a chemical peel to penetrate deep into skin for in-depth exfoliation using multi-fruit AHAs, and a facial treatment promoting brightening and firmer skin using pomegranate enzymes.,

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I bought it first at a store in the local mall and when I ran out I repurchased from amazon. Quality was the same as first time I bought which I was scared wouldn’t be. You do have to follow the directions or it won’t work as well (apply to dry skin), and I noticed people were rating it lower based on not using it correctly. My skins looks and feels so much younger and fresher. It’s the second year of my adult life that I haven’t had flaky skin on my face. I’m so thankful the lady at the mall recommended this to me over lotion." —Tearose81

    Price: $34

    20. Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask foams up and cuddles your face in bubbly bliss, which means oxygenating cleansing agents are lifting all the dirt, makeup, and oil off your face — plus, like the picture suggests, there's stable Vitamin C and natural almond extract to help brighten and soothe skin upon getting rid of the preliminary gunk.

    Promising review: "This mask is so perfect that I struggle to find words to describe just how much I love it. I've been using it weekly for about a month now, and it has done everything it promised and then some. First of all, it smells wonderfully almond, which I love. It's not perfume-y, just rich and aromatic. It goes on easily and starts working immediately. It tickles, but nothing you don't get used to and actually sort of anticipate after a few uses. My skin has responded so well to this product that I will be purchasing it again and again. My pores are clearly and appear smaller, and my skin is smoother and softer. I'm 43 with combo skin and it's just lovely." —K. Nystrom

    Price: $46

    21. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream instantly (and long-term) relieves dry, stressed skin with its super-soothing blend of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, allantoin, and ceramides — it's even safe to use on children and babies, so you can rest easy knowing you're actually treating your skin.

    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. " —Edjaniel Torres

    Price: $30 (also available in a face-specific moisturizer version)

    22. Bliss That’s Incredi-peel Glycolic Resurfacing Pads are basically expert-grade peels filled with texture-improving ingredients like glycolic acid, Vitamin E, licorice root extract, calendula flower extract, and witch hazel — so you can reveal your smoothest skin EVER.

    Promising review: "I worked as a rep for a cosmeceutical company, and this product is as good as many available only in a physician's office!" —Vickie

    Price: $22 (pack of 15; cruelty-free, PETA certified)

    23. iS Clinical Active Serum contains a boatload of pharmaceutical-grade botanicals, like mushroom extract and sugarcane — which to you means effective results, increased cell turnover, improved skin texture and tone, and an overall healthier complexion over time!

    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL of skincare, almost as good as a retinol. Keeps breakouts at bay, heals existing ones. It also assists with smoothing out your complexion — just use it consistently and you will see results." —Paul

    Price: $84+ (cruelty-free but not certified; their website says, "We never test on animals and do not use ingredients sourced from animals.")

    24. L'Occitane 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream coats your hands in a delicious blend of shea butter (how'd you guess?), honey, almond extracts, and coconut oil, but absorbs quickly and doesn't leave your hands feeling oily or greasy — so you can actually go about your day with your newly soft hands.

    Promising review: "A fantastic product for extremely dry hands like mine. It surpasses any other hand cream I've tried. Especially amazing in the winter, and I have sensitive skin that burns with certain creams that claim to be gentle on hands. It feeds — not coat — the skin, so dry skin becomes healthy instead of being covered in a waxy, lingering grease. It absorbs pretty fast too, so don't expect to accidentally grease up paperwork or touchscreen tech. A little goes a LONG way — use a quarter-inch squeeze, and it covers both hands and then some! My second bottle lasted over half a year, even when that year was very dry. And DO cut it open when you can't get any more out, as there is at least a week's light use hiding in there." —Cyberseriously

    Price: $29 (also available as a part of a $58 gift set)

    25. H2O+ Beauty Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream quenches super dry, parched skin with a fast-absorbing water-gel proven that's clinically proven to double the moisture in your skin — plus, it's free of parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil.

    Water lily and sea grass extracts help condition and promote your skin's ability to retain moisture, and it also has illuminating pigments for a healthy glow. You could say it goes above and beyond the regular call of duty for a moisturizer.

    Promising review: "Moisturizes without clogging my pores! I have cystic acne and this is the best moisturizer I've found — I use it before bed and in the morning to prep my skin before applying primer." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $31.50

    26. Sunday Riley Good Genes is your all-in-one skincare hero: it's a lactic acid treatment that helps to exfoliate dull skin, unclog pores, and make skin look smoother and fresher — there's a new skincare sheriff in town!

    Promising review: "I'm a skincare junkie and this is by far my favorite product. I have dermatillomania and this works wonders on my hyperpigmented skin, scars and pores. I feel like I have a new face when I use this, which is always my goal with skincare products, since I pick at my face so much. My favorite way to use this is to rub on a thick layer after exfoliating and leave it on overnight. It pairs especially well with Verso's Super Facial Serum. They are my skincare heroes." —Roxypockets

    Price: $105+ (available in two sizes; cruelty-free)

    You can also pick up their Game Changer Kit, which comes with full-sized versions of Good Genes *and* Ceramic Slip Cleanser, for $112!

    Blame Amazon for the increase in your flawlessness:

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