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    21 Really Effective Skincare Products That'll Have You Saying, "What Breakouts?"

    It's NOT too much to ask to say goodbye to pimples, and this is the hill I will die on.

    1. This daily moisturizer that's packed with light diffusers and soybean extract to help tackle things like uneven texture, blotchiness, discolouration, and dullness. A few swipes is all it takes to give skin a luminous boost. That's me, sans makeup, after using this magical lil' product for about a week and a half!

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    And it has built-in SPF, which is great for those of us who are forgetful about our sun protection.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.79.

    2. This back scrubber that'll help you give those hard-to-reach areas a good scrubbin'. The double-sided material is great for everyday cleansing or more intense exfoliation, too! And once it starts to get grimy, just toss it in the laundry on a gentle cycle, and reuse at will.

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    Reviewers say it's a great alternative to loofahs or abrasive back scrubbers!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    3. This botanical oil that's specially formulated to help soothe and calm post-hair removal irritation on sensitive areas. Reviewers say it smells wonderful, and helps to eliminate ingrown hairs, annoying bumps, and razor burn, so your skin looks and feels its very best.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $47.99.

    4. This all-natural deodorant that'll keep you smelling fresh all through the hottest days of summer. It doesn't have any of those yucky irritants that traditional deodorants have (like aluminum), so it won't clog your skin or cause unpleasant breakouts.

    A smiling person holding up the deodorant bottle
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    The texture's a bit different than what you might be used to, but don't fret β€” just let the heat from your skin warm it up a bit, then smooth on as usual. Oh, and it's totally vegan, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.97 (available in four scents).

    5. This Garnier micellar water that'll effortlessly remove all your makeup (even the waterproof kind), so your face gets extra clean. It's incredibly powerful, but easy on your skin, so it won't feel tight or dry after cleansing. Reviewers say it's fantastic for all skin types, too!

    A bottle of the micellar water on a marble countertop next to several makeup smears
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    Make sure you give the bottle a slight shake before using it so the ingredients can mix together β€” otherwise you run the risk of it leaving a slightly greasy residue. Also, micellar water is an incredible cleaner for sneakers!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.98.

    6. This Thayer's witch hazel toner that's infused with rose water and will treat sensitive skin with the TLC it deserves. The astringent witch hazel will help regulate oil production on your skin, too, so it'll be less prone to breakouts. Goodbye, pimples β€” hello, flawless complexion!

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    Reviewers absolutely adore this product. It's helped them treat everything from dry skin to post-shave irritation. Some reviewers even use it to help remove their makeup. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of it here!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.82.

    7. This detoxifying body wash that not only smells fantastic, but uses detoxifying green tea and seaweed to make your skin feel extra clean. I love that all the ingredients are naturally derived, so my skin never feels dry, tight, or itchy after a steamy shower. Pro tip: It also makes a really lovely bubble bath!

    The bottle of body wash against a botanical background with cucumber, seaweed, and green tea listed as ingredients
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    Check out a full review of this awesome body wash here (it's #14!).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $5.99.

    8. This Aztec healing clay mask that's beloved by reviewers and beauty editors alike. This powdered product is designed to be mixed with apple cider vinegar (but you can use water, too, if you have sensitive skin) to help deeply cleanse and dissolve gunk and oil build-up on your skin. But don't limit yourself β€” it can even be used as an intensive detox bath, or as a treatment mask for textured hair.

    A portrait of a person in a bathrobe with the face mask on their skin with the caption "My face is 100% frozen"
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    It's marketed as "the world's most powerful at-home facial," so be prepared for some ~intensity~. In fact, it's so potent that you shouldn't leave it on for more than ten minutes. Check out what one BuzzFeed writer thought here (it's #15!).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    9. These pimple patches with over 2,000 reviews that will help bust any impending blemishes. They'll suck all the gunk right out! Bonus: They help heal and prevent future blemishes, too β€” your future self will thank you.

    A hand holding up the package of pimple patches with a shocked emoji saying "Amazing"
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    You can read a full review of these magical little babies here.

    Get a pack of 24 patches on Amazon Canada for $19.

    10. And to complement, this low-pH cleanser that's brought to you by the same company (so you know they know what they're doing). This baby dissolves all the gunky build-up on your skin without making it red or itchy β€” the dream! Plus, a little goes a long way, so your wallet can breathe easy.

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    Reviewers say it's fantastic for anyone with sensitive skin, and that it deeply cleanses pores without over-drying them. If you're wearing makeup, just make sure you use a makeup remover first.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    11. This Mario Badescu facial spray that's graced just about every blogger's, beauty editor's, and influencer's pages at least once. This stand-out product does it all, which is why it's so wildly popular β€” use it to set your makeup, give your skin a quick dose of hydration, or refresh a tired face after a long day. Some reviewers even mention it's helped fade their acne scars, and dramatically reduce redness and dryness. It'll be love at first spritz!

    A bottle of facial spray against a backdrop of ballet slippers, ribbons, and tulle
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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this magic mist here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.

    12. This whipped micro-exfoliating shampoo that'll help get your scalp and hair cleaner than you thought possible. Scalp breakouts? Gone. Flaky skin? Eliminated. Itchiness? A thing of the past. I use this about once a week to help slough off product build-up, but it's gentle enough to use as often as you like.

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    Thanks to plant-based exfoliants, like wood pulp and binchotan charcoal, your hair will feel soft and silky after using and you won't have to stress about chemicals or synthetic ingredients. And there's even a hefty dose of coconut oil and tea tree oil in there to help purify and condition your locks.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $96.50 (also available at Sephora Canada).

    13. Some Bio-Oil, the revolutionary and near-legendary skincare oil that'll help with everything from stretch marks to eczema. This awesome oil is non-comedogenic, so it won't clog your pores β€” bye, breakouts! Instead, reviewers say it made their skin look and feel better than ever, thanks to ingredients like vitamin E, calendula, lavender, rosemary, and chamomile oils.

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    You can also use it on dry elbows, chapped hands, and itchy bellies during pregnancy. And it isn't sticky, either!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    14. These cleansing wipes that'll gently remove all traces of gunk, dirt, and makeup to leave your face squeaky clean. Formulated with rice and aloe extracts, they're fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. They're incredible gentle on your skin, but really tough on things like makeup. And they're compostable, too!

    The resealable package of facial wipes is on a blank background, surrounded by cotton flowers and painted foliage
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    Reviewers love 'em! Unlike some products marketed for sensitive skin, these are ~actually~ non-irritating β€” plus, they're great for contact lens wearers, too.

    Get a pack of 30 on Amazon Canada for $9.97 (available in six formulas).

    15. This Australian clay mask that's racked up a 4.4-star rating, and has reviewers raving about its skin-smoothing power. This baby sucks out toxins like nobody's business, while leaving skin feeling better than before.

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    It's suitable for all skin types, and is made of 100% natural and organic ingredients.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $65.90.

    16. This vitamin C serum that'll help banish discolouration and blemishes β€” for good. Even though it's really potent (one reviewer uses them to prevent keloid scars), it's also super gentle on sensitive skin. It even has a bit of hyaluronic acid to deliver some intense moisture, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44.95.

    17. A bottle of 100% pure rose water that's packed with antioxidants and will help to de-stress tired, frazzled skin. Rose water is also naturally antiseptic, so it's great for quelling infections and irritation with just a few spritzes. Bonus points for its natural healing properties that can treat everything from breakout irritation to minor burns!

    The bottle of rose water toner is seen in sharp relief, held close to the camera by a person who is in the blurry background
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    Reviewers can't get enough β€” they love that there's no chemicals or toxic ingredients, and some even use it as a natural shine treatment for hair.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.15.

    18. This vegan hyaluronic acid serum that will deliver intensely hydrating results, so your complexion will be healthy and positively glowing. The non-greasy formula works to regulate oil production, too, so it's a great addition to an acne treatment routine. Plus, it makes a fantastic makeup primer!

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    According to reviewers, the serum is super lightweight, but powerful enough to deliver smoother, softer skin after just a few uses.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.

    19. This activated charcoal exfoliant that'll help unclog pores and reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion. The combination of licorice root and charcoal means this gel-like scrub tackles breakouts, as well as soothes redness and inflammation β€” happy skin, here we come! / Via, / Via

    Giving your face a good scrubbin' also helps to eliminate annoying ingrown hairs or under-the-beard irritation.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    20. These silicone scrubbies that'll help you get your face squeaky clean, while also gently exfoliating and getting rid of product build-up like nobody's business. These flexible little pads are covered in tiny silicone bristles, and have a helpful handle on the back so it won't slip out of your hand when you're all lathered up.

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    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $10.99 (available in four other options).

    21. And lastly, this Mario Badescu silver powder that's basically every blackhead's nightmare. Think of it like a plunger for stubborn, clogged pores! Dip a moist cotton pad into the powdered sugar texture, then press onto affected areas. Wipe it off after 10 minutes, and bask in your rejuvenated complexion.

    A jar of powder is tipped over on a blank surface and has spilled out, demonstrating its powdery texture
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    Powered by kaolin clay, calcium carbonate, and zinc oxide, the powder works to draw out impurities and actually prevent blackheads. Reviewers say it's really effective, but is mild enough for people with sensitive skin. Some even mix a bit into other clay masks to maximize its effects!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.

    So keep calm and ~glow~ on!


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