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    30 Skincare Products Reviewers Say Started Working In Two Weeks Or Less

    Because you want results, and you want them now.

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    1. A skin-repairing body oil chock-full of natural oils good for reducing the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and so much more!

    Just make sure to use sunscreen with this since it can make you a bit more sensitive to the sun.

    Promising review: "Let me tell you, I could not be happier! This past winter, my usual healthy skin has become incredibly dry and flaky and nothing has helped. After only a week, my face already feels and looks so much softer and even toned." —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A fan-favorite pore-cleansing clay mask that creates a powerful (yet gentle) exfoliant sure to rid your skin of any impurities — especially when paired with apple cider vinegar.

    Many reviewers also use this as a hair mask!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the best skincare product I have ever used. I don’t say that lightly as I am a self-confessed beauty junky and cystic acne sufferer. But holy hell, this mask literally changed my life in less than a week. I've tried everything, but this mask is a godsend. I apply it every single day for exactly 10 minutes before showering. Within three days, my cysts have dried up completely and flattened (which would’ve taken at least two weeks normally). No new pimples have emerged and my skin is younger looking, less spotty, and much softer." —loveorbit

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    Check out our Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay deep dive for more satisfying before and afters.

    3. A skin-brightening toner with pore-minimizing properties that come from its glycolic acid, licorice root, and algae extract– enriched formula. If you live with hyperpigmentation, this will also help even your skin out!

    a Black model holds up the skin brightening toner

    Bolden is a cruelty-free, Black woman–owned small business started by Ndidi Obidoa and Chinelo Chidozie that uses nothing but clean ingredients in their skincare because you deserve the best!

    Promising review: “I'm a huge fan of this product!! I've only been using it for a week now and I must say I wake up each morning really confused by how much my skin is glowing! I don't break out much but my skin has always been dull, but not anymore! And again I've only been using it for a week! Hoping it only gets even better!!” —Ms Char 

    Get it from Bolden on Amazon for $19.49.

    4. An overnight collagen treatment made to create a protective barrier on your skin that hydrates and moisturizes while you sleep. Sounds like a win-win to me!,

    Promising review:I’ve been using this mask for about a week and I can really see a difference already! My skin is brighter and more even toned. I love it! I’ve been telling all my friends about it!” —Radhika Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50.

    5. A skin-regenerating moisturizer formulated with matrixyl 3000 and vitamin C because those fine lines deserve to be a thing of the past. Repair damage, even your pigmentation, and promote collagen production in one fell swoop!

    Promising review: “When I ordered this, I didn't really expect much and figured I'd be returning for a refund, but I'm amazed at my results. I've only been using this product for about a week and I can't believe my results!! I've never had anything work on the jowls of my face before and I've tried a lot of products that make promises but they have never shown any results. I'm beyond impressed and ecstatic with the results of this product!!! Not only do I look better, but my face actually feels much more toned!!!” —L. Kahmer 

    Get it from Amazon for $35.90.

    6. An anti-acne treatment specifically for your butt and thighs whose fruit acid– and emollient-rich formula will also help condition your skin as it prevents new pimples from appearing.

    reviewer before and after images showing a thigh going from lots or red acne spots to significantly fewer pimples

    Promising review: “Wow, wow, wow! Did I say wow? This stuff is amazing!!!! I don’t know what is in this stuff but it works! Obviously butt acne is a highly embarrassing topic, but I have tried every exfoliating cream known to man to get rid of it. Nothing had worked. The day this arrived I started using it. For me it did sting a bit at first, nothing major and completely tolerable. I do have sensitive skin so I expected that. Now after using the cream twice a day every day for a week there is no sting and I have amazing results! My butt is soft and clear with no more red dots! When I was getting out of the shower, my husband even was surprised at how well this cream has worked. I already purchased my second bottle so I have a stockpile. As I said earlier it’s been a week and I see amazing results.” —Kathleen B 

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98.

    7. An exfoliating water gel that can be used anywhere on your body you've noticed dead skin. Massage this into your skin for at least 30 seconds to clear clogged pores and keep you hydrated.

    A photo of a user with bright, glowing skin. You can't see any breakouts or acne scars on her face
    A close-up of a hand showing the

    Promising review: "Do it. That's it. Just all people need to try this. My skin has never felt cleaner. I actually dry off after the shower, apply this to face, chest, and back (acne-prone areas) and exfoliate all. After two weeks of use, I saw a HUGE difference in stubborn areas with little bumps on my chest and blackhead bumps on my cheeks that seem to never go away." —Feli

    Get it from Amazon for $38.

    8. Superfruit enzyme pads so you can clear clogged pores using enzymes from pineapples and kiwis that eat away at dead skin. It's also rich in antioxidants to help strengthen and brighten your skin.

    before and after images of dead skin and clogged pores disappearing from someone's face
    Eve Milan

    Eve Milan is a Black woman–owned small business launched by aesthetician Eden Gilliam. This skincare brand is based in Upstate NY, and its goal is to make everyone feel beautiful in their skin.

    Promising review: “I’ve had this product for 10 days now and my skin feels softer, looks brighter, and the dark spots are lightening up.” —Jahneen 

    Get it from Eve Milan for $21.

    9. A moisturizing and exfoliating brown sugar scrub to help reduce the appearance of lines and scars. You can use this on your face, body, and feet for healthier skin.

    image of reviewer scooping brown sugar scrub out of jar with a spoon

    Promising review: “This product is amazing. I've been using it for two weeks on my inner and outer thigh and buttocks and have seen a big improvement in my cellulite! Also my skin is super soft and smooth! Very happy and impressed with this product! I usually use it in the shower; I dampen my legs and then scrub using my palm, scrubbing in a circular motion for a minute or two or until micro-scrubbers are gone! Works great!” —Kyle Danyls 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes and seven scents).

    10. snail-extract repair cream with rejuvenating properties thanks to shea butter, aloe, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. This K-beauty superstar will help in your journey to brighter and healthier skin. 

    Promising review: "If I could take a bath in this I would. At seven days, I noticed my skin was plump. At 14 days, I noticed my skin was fresh and makeup went on better. At 21 days, I started to receive compliments from others. My boyfriend said my skin was so smooth. That was enough for me to say I love this product. Thank you for this great product." —Aimee Weldon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    11. An unscented probiotic deodorant that both prevents odor and nourishes your underarms. It's even got coconut and jojoba oils for a soft and smooth application.

    a tube of the hug me deodorant

    Cofounded by two sisters, Blume is a BIPOC woman–owned skincare company creating natural products to help promote healthy skin for people who experience periods.

    Promising reviews: "This deodorant really works well for me. I have tried every kind on the shelves and even had prescriptions given to me by my doctor. Nothing worked. I have been using Hug Me for two weeks now and I love it." —Keena C

    "It works! I’ve been trying to find a natural deodorant that doesn’t stop working, and after about a week of using this I think Blume nails it. I can finally get through a day without smelling awful or having to reapply." —Justine W

    Get it from Blume for $14.

    12. A skin-brightening facial scrub made with detoxifying sea kelp and cleansing clay and lemon peel. Buh-bye, dead skin cells!

    Promising review: "This is one of the best things I have ever used on my face. In the heat and cold, my face gets really red and flaky, especially around the nose and mouth. It's really embarrassing for me. Wearing masks for the past two years has made it worse (but at least now I can hide it out in public). I started using zinc soap and it helped with the redness, but my face was still dull and flaky. This removed most of my flaky skin in A WEEK! Guys, I have tried everything for the past 15 years!! And this helped in a week. Plus my face is glowing!! Buy this! Just shut up and keep taking my $$$." —Lschen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A jar of Aquaphor's healing moisturizer for anyone suffering from dry, cracked, and sensitive skin. It restores moisture and promotes healing, so you can go back to living.

    This has over 41,000 5-star reviews on Amazon!

    Promising reviews: "I had never heard of this product until a friend recommended it recently. My skin this winter has been dry and cracked and peeling. It has been so dry that it has been painful, and no amount of lotion has made any difference. Aquaphor changed everything. I used the product consistently for only three days and began seeing results. My skin stopped peeling and began to heal. At the end of a week, the skin that had cracked open had healed closed again. It was no longer painful, and of course it looks better, too! I don't really use lotion anymore; I just use Aquaphor." —actorlynx

    "My son experienced some unbelievably wretched diaper rash and none of the usual products I had been using were making the rash better and the application of the zinc-based creams were painful. Someone recommended I try this, and I have never turned back! Every time there is a reoccurrence of diaper rash, after a day or so of applying Aquaphor the rash clears up. Now and again I try other diaper creams, but when there is actual irritation, nothing comes close." —Incoherent Threads

    Get it from Amazon for $12.41.

    14. A therapeutic-grade Healing Solutions tea tree oil to reduce the presence of stubborn acne, rosacea, and foot fungi.

    Promising review: "Last week I had a terrible rosacea flareup. Nothing new for me, but this flareup was out of control and nothing worked. My girlfriend recommended I use tea tree oil mixed with a little coconut oil. Well, I did, and the next morning my rosacea was 50% gone. Two days later it was 80% gone." —crystal/Dark Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A foot-peeling liquid mask that'll have you shedding dead skin in four to six days after application. You'll have smooth-as-a-baby's-bottom feet in as little as two weeks!

    Promising review: "Holy peel! These work great — just the same as the more expensive ones you see out there. When I put the bags on my feet, I actually put a pair of socks over them. That helps to make sure the solution is touching all parts of my feet and really doing its work. Within about five days, my whole foot looked like it was dipped in acid and is coming off. It's super gross shedding for about a week, but then silky smooth after. It's definitely worth the flakes." —Megan Pinnell

    Get it from Amazon for $13.50.

    16. A fragrance-free moisturizing cream your sensitive, dry, and cracked skin will thank you for. Get relief from eczema and irritation today!

    reviewer before and after images with dry and red skin in the before and smooth and clear skin in the after

    Psst, many reviewers said this helped relieve their eczema symptoms!

    Promising review: "I stopped taking prednisone about a month ago and my skin became acne central, plus super flaky and bumpy. I had to go to the dermatologist and she recommended this product. It helped tremendously. Within a week my acne had calmed, the bumps were completely gone, and the flaky skin became extremely minimal." —MK

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    17. A bottle of 100% rose hip oil full of hydrating and nourishing antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Because its formula promotes elasticity, it'll help reduce the visibility of stretch marks, scarring, and acne.

    progression photo of reviewer's acne disappearing from skin with use of serum

    Read our complete write-up of this amazing facial oil!

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up blemishes all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked. Everyone needs to use this oil!!! " —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    18. An acne-fighting body wash because acne is no match for this powerful cleanser! Formulated using 10% benzoyl peroxide, you'll see clear skin in no time.

    before image of reviewer with acne all over left side of face
    after image of same reviewer with no acne

    Promising review: "I've struggled with stubborn body acne for as long as I can remember, and I've bought pretty much every product out there, tried every cream and supplement etc. On top of that, my skin is also annoyingly sensitive, so most products for moderate to severe acne are too abrasive and drying. I stumbled upon this after doing a quick search on Amazon for a gentle benzoyl peroxide wash. This cleanser is absolutely amazing. It leaves my skin feeling clean, refreshed, and moisturized. The consistency of the product is more like a cleansing milk than a face/body wash. My skin never feels over-dried or irritated, even in the winter. And best of all, it cleared up my stubborn body acne almost immediately. I started seeing results by the end of the first week. I would highly recommend this product to anyone struggling with stubborn acne or who has sensitive skin." —Sabrina

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    19. A vitamin C serum with hyaluronic acid, retinol, and salicylic acid to give you skin so bright, you'll light up every room you enter. Fresh-looking skin is just a bottle away!

    before image showing reviewers acne scars and after photo showing clearer skin with less scarring

    Promising review: "I use this product for an unknown skin condition. The latest theory is that my hormones have activated cystic acne. This, coupled with limited healing abilities from medication and sensitive skin, has caused sores and scarring. This was recommended to assist healing along with light therapy. The quality of my skin improved within a week. I have been very excited about the results." —Carrie W.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    20. Acne patches loaded with zit-shrinking hydrocolloid and tea tree oil to keep blemishes at bay.,

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much money I've spent on acne products over the years before I found this. Of all the products with glowing reviews, these patches have been the most effective and worth their cost. I have sensitive combo skin and deal with adult acne on a daily basis. Since my face has dry areas, I'm also more likely to pick at it (TMI, sorry). It's terribly embarrassing to go to work with these kinds of issues day after day, so in addition to taking a prescription, I've been on the hunt for anything topical that would help. The first time I used one of these patches, I put it on at night. The next morning, I woke up and was kind of shocked. It actually did what it was supposed to do. You peel off the patch, and with it comes at least 90% of the nastiness that was clogging your skin. It DRASTICALLY reduces the size of the zit. I've also experimented with using these on cystic acne, and they work wonders for speeding up the clearing and healing process. Also, they're comfortable to wear and stay on your face pretty well overnight!" —Greta H

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.50.

    21. A dark spot–correcting cream that'll also work to repair sun damage, discoloration, and acne marks!

    before and after images of a model whose acne disappears
    Skinergy Beauty

    Skinergy Beauty is a Latinx woman–owned small beauty brand dedicated to brightening, nourishing, and bringing life back to your skin.

    Promising review: “I don’t even know where to start! I love everything about this product. This is my second purchase and it’s a staple at this point. A couple of months ago I was having really bad hormonal acne, and in less than a week I have seen my dark pigmentation fade away! Just such a lovely product! Results are guaranteed.” —Catherine 

    Get it from Skinergy Beauty for $54.99.

    22. A dual body moisturizer and hair-growth inhibitor if you've been looking for a way to keep your shaved legs smoother for longer. Made with natural ingredients like shea butter and plant extracts, this formula helps to slow down your cell growth rate.

    Lotion coming out of tube

    Promising review: "I'd never bought a hair inhibitor before and was skeptical. To my surprise, from the first application it actually worked. I used it for under my chin; typically after tweezing my hair grows back in two days. After tweezing and using this product one time, I haven't had to tweeze in 1.5 weeks and hope I won't need to soon again. I apply most days twice a day. Would definitely recommend! Gets 5 stars from me! I am very happy with the results!" —Anonymous A.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. A rejuvenating eye cream with all-natural and vegan ingredients that absorb quickly into the skin to start the process of brightening and lifting your under-eye area. Perpetual late nights got nothing on this cream!,

    Promising review: "I am super stoked that I purchased this product because it works. I have used expensive eye creams that claimed to work, which they did to some extent but not like this one. I started using this about two weeks ago, but I started seeing results in the first couple of days after application. It makes my eyes look awake and the fine lines and wrinkles are diminishing. It makes my skin feel smooth and I can put my eye makeup on easier because my dark circles are lighter too. It has an almost light to no scent, which is good because I have somewhat sensitive skin and have not experienced any reaction." —@m@zon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A soothing, skin-strengthening serum that'll help heal skin irritated by exfoliants. It'll also build up your skin's barrier, keeping moisture in and letting fine lines fall away.

    the oasis barrier booster

    Acaderma is a BIPOC woman–owned small business whose fragrance-free and sustainably sourced products will help keep your skin aglow.  

    Promising review: “If I overexfoliate or use a strong retinoid too many nights in a row, then my skin feels irritated and angry. So I apply this right after my toner, and it immediately gives my skin relief, healing my barrier overnight. The texture of this serum looks almost like honey to me but it’s not near as thick and it’s not sticky at all. it’s a light runny gel texture that absorbs into the skin immediately giving a calming effect. I love this serum. It does what it claims; hydrates extremely well and supports the skin barrier. I highly recommend trying this serum if you suffer from sensitive skin that is reactive because this will really calm it down and put it back into a healthy state.” —Shaina 

    Get it from Acaderma for $68.

    25. An epilator for long-lasting hair removal that gets at ~the root~ of the problem! Easily go several weeks without needing to shave, so breezy dresses, shorts, and skirts stay at the top of your go-to pile.

    It has massage rollers and two speed settings!

    Promising review: "Since using this, I haven't shaved my legs in months and used to have to every three to four days. I've honestly seen the best results on my armpits, though; I used to shave them every other day but since I epilated two weeks ago I've seen no hair growth and no hair shadow. Way more convenient than waxing, too, because you can target individual shorter hairs as they grow in rather than waiting for everything to grow back a certain length." —k3upikachu

    Get it from Amazon for $39.94.

    26. A tub of O'Keeffe's hand cream so there's no more suffering from dry, cracked, and sensitive skin. This cream restores moisture and promotes healing, so you can finally go back to living.

    before photo of a reviewer with eczema on their hand
    the same reviewer's hand, which now looks moisturized, less red, less cracked, and less angry

    Promising review: "I have suffered from splitting and cracking fingers every fall and winter for years. I tried Eucerin, Lubriderm, and Gold Bond creams, but none seemed to relieve the splitting from reoccurring. I tried O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream and within two and a half days, the splitting and cracking were no longer a factor. Since using the cream, I have not suffered any more cracking or splitting. I am on a busy schedule and only use it at night when I go to bed. It says it's nongreasy but you can definitely feel a slick texture on your hands once applied. That's why I use it at night before bed when I don't have to open doorknobs, touch smartphones, or shake hands. It has the texture of cake icing, goes on smooth, and works into the skin quickly. It has no smell I can detect. I am so glad I found this cream, it has ended years of split and cracked fingers/hands." —T.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.78.

    Our deep dive into O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream goes into more details, so be sure to check it out.

    27. A deep-cleaning acne cream cleanser from Cetaphil if you need to control stubborn skin. Formulated using 2% salicylic acid, this wash is gentle on skin but harsh on acne without drying your skin out!

    reviewer holding tube of Cetaphil acne cleanser in hand

    Promising review: “I have very sensitive skin and adult acne. I started using this cleanser two weeks ago and within two uses I noticed a huge difference in my face. Fewer pimples and my face looked brighter. By week two, I have only one or two pimples at this time compared to 20 when I started. I increased the use to twice a day but thought it would overdry it and so far it has not.” —Carly

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    28. Pore-tightening face masks because their eight-in-one treatment will leave your skin visibly hydrated, bright, and lifted. You just need to get through the 15 minutes of looking a little like a zombie. But it's worth it!

    Promising review: "I LOVE these masks. I've been using them about two times a week and even after the very first application I saw immediate results when I rinsed my face. My skin seemed happier, glowing, smoother. It was a bit freaky, TBH. I was looking my face up and down in the mirror like it was pulling a trick on me, but no, it really provided immediate results, which let's be honest — all cosmetic companies try to claim that, but you very rarely ever see immediate results in actual life." —A

    Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $30.93.

    29. A tone-evening glycolic acid peel to bring back your naturally radiant skin. Its powerful formula is designed to fade fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring.

    Promising review: "It burns!!!! But what do they say about beauty? No pain, no gain lol. I had acne scarring, rough skin, cystic acne, sun damage; there was nothing on the market that worked for me. I needed an entire skin transformation ASAP!! I couldn't afford a $150 chemical peel and I didn't have the patience for those pricey creams and their empty promises, so I went straight to the source. I looked up YouTube tutorials on at-home chemical peels, and read the instructions carefully. I had had a professional chemical peel a few years ago so I already knew it was going to burn. After just ONE peel, my acne was gone within seven days!!! I used it again after the first seven days (only because my scarring and dark spot were so bad. I do not recommend using it this way). After the second peel I had completely new skin! for about two weeks total it was dry, and flakey but as it states in the directions, this is the removal of the dead skin cells. My skin is SO AMAZING now!!! My makeup even sits better on my face and my regular moisturizer soaks in deeper now. MUST TRY!!!" —Annie Aguilera

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    30. A bump-erasing exfoliating body scrub if your "strawberry skin" is anything but sweet. Smooth and healthy skin FTW!

    a split reviewer photo of their arm before and after using the body scrub

    Promising review: "I had 'chicken skin.' I’d never had this before and it started affecting my self-confidence. I even stopped wearing tank tops. I’ve used this product for two weeks now and my 'chicken skin' has practically vanished! I will keep buying this product. I also feel it will last a long time as it is thick/dense and you don’t need to use a whole lot." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $28

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