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    38 Totally Investment-Worthy Skincare Products That Your Skin Will Probably Thank You For

    I'll admit, I went broke after this — I mean, I *invested* in my skin.

    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. The buttery Priming Moisturizer Rich cream by Glossier helps hydrate and nourish your skin while reducing redness, leaving your skin feeling dewy and balanced.


    Promising Review: "WORTH THE DOLLARS Y'ALL. I am very cheap, but I will always spend the $$ for this moisturizer. I have dry skin that is very red, and this has significantly reduced my redness and improved the feeling of my skin. I only use at night (trying to make every drop LAST), but the lavender scent and thick formula are luxurious for my nighttime skin routine. Plus, it lasts!! I've had my most recent bottle for two weeks and I've barely made a dent. Ultimate 'treat YO SELF' purchase." —EricaMarie

    Get it from Glossier for $35.

    2. Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen Lip heals even the driest of lips (as I can vouch) and even improves their pigment so they don't look dehydrated and washed out.

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    I know, $35 for some fancy lip balm? Trust me, it's worth. My lips were so dry and flaky that they hurt. I was slathering on drugstore balms and Vaseline, but it didn't help. At one point, I became convinced that I was just dehydrated overall — but then I kept waking up multiple times a night to use the bathroom and realized it was definitely just dry lips. So I bought this on a desperate whim, and I haven't stopped buying it since! I went from using it twice a day (religiously) to maybe every other day now, and my lips are doing great! PLUS, I hadn't connected that my ashy-looking lips were a result of how dry they were, so I was happy to be able to lay off the matte lipsticks after using this! It's a twist-tube, so you don't waste any, and it lasts me a couple of months minimum.

    Promising Review: "Holy grail for flaky lips! I've had chronic dry lips for the past decade. I've tried many different types of ChapSticks and balms over the years but nothing that ever really fixed the problem. I would often sit at my desk or on my couch and unconsciously pick and peel the dry skin from my lips (which then inevitably led to bleeding and callousing). Within five seconds of putting this on, I immediately could tell the difference. I use it one to two times a day and have zero dry, flaking skin on my lips to pick at. Truly amazing. I don't think I'll ever use anything else again." —Loralie379

    Get it from Sephora for $35.

    3. The luxurious Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops protects your skin from pollutants and environmental stressors (esp if you live in a big city!) and gives your complexion a sun-kissed glow — so you basically always look like you just came back from an island vacay.


    Promising Review: "Wow wow wow! This is a total game-changer for me. I've been addicted to foundation since my middle school days, dealing with cystic acne in my T-zone. I just got tired of my addiction to foundation a few months ago. So I bought this to darken my tinted sunscreen. OMG!! My skin has not looked this good in a long time!! This sits on my skin way better than the tinted moisturizer I was using. And it doesn't cake like foundation does. It's sheer, but also evens out my skin tone. This is great! I love how healthy this makes my skin feel and look. I'm so excited. My new HG!" —elcee8

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    4. The nourishing MURAD Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream provides some serious hydration, helping to even out your skin and improve it's radiance — plus, it supports your skin's natural protective barrier.


    Promising Review: "I was beyond excited to try this night cream. I want to get ahead of aging and take better care of my skin, and this cream was an amazing start to doing that!! It isn’t greasy, dries quickly, and doesn’t bother my sensitive skin! I put this on every night just before bed, and I really am loving it! The dispenser is a neat addition as well, but I love that the cap screws off so you don’t waste any product. The product works so I will keep using it!" —stephens25

    Get it from Sephora for $82.

    5. Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser removes your makeup and helps clear your pores and balance your skin — plus, it's filled with antioxidants and made from kale, spinach, and green tea so it's basically like a smoothie for your face.

    Youth To The People / Via, Sephora

    Promising Review: "I am obsessed with this cleanser! It smells incredible, and does an amazing job taking off makeup. The ingredients are amazing and natural. Every time I use this cleanser it makes my skin feel so clean and so soft! I have bought this cleanser two times and I don't think I'll ever stop. I am an avid collector in skincare and makeup and am always trying out new products, but I can confidently say this is my FAVORITE cleanser." —ErinaG

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    6. Lightweight Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb is like a "drink of water" for your face — the gel-cream hydrates and nurtures your skin, helping it retain water, and leaves you with a healthy glow.


    Promising Review: "WOW!! MY FACE FEELS SO AMAZING!! One day I was like screw it, my face needs this! I bought the the Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb. After drying, my face would feel so soft and moisturized (also, it doesn't get sticky like other products)! I do recommend this product for people with any skin type!! Due to the the fact that it's a small moisturizer and it lasts a long time!!! It has also helped me clear my acne in a little over a month!!!! I 110% recommend this product!!" —KiarasStuff

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    7. Vegan Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel reduces acne scars, blemishes, and pores by combining seven acids in simple peel pads so you can achieve professional results in your definitely-not-professional bathroom.

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    Promising Review: "I did not want to love these, but I have become obsessed. I was worried my sensitive skin would freak out, but it was totally fine. My skin has never looked this good, and I've been getting so many compliments. I owe it all to these. I cut the pads in half to get double the use — it works just the same!!! I noticed a reduction in pigmentation from acne scars, my skin tone is more even, I have no blackheads on my nose, and it even helped with crow's-feet around my eyes. Texture-wise, my skin is soft and smooth and radiant!!!" —kgdeezy

    Get 30 treatments from Sephora for $88 (also available in five or 60 treatments).

    8. The miraculous Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum clears away dead skin cells with its blend of tartaric, lactic, and citric acids to reveal the fresh, luminous skin you've got hiding beneath it — seriously, it's great for uneven texture or tone, dullness, and large pores.


    Promising Review: "I have struggled with scarring, hormonal cystic acne for the past three years. I’ve tried different strengths of retinol, antibiotics, and even spironolactone. I was about to go on Accutane when I decided to try this and I’m so glad I did. I use this every other night and I have seen a MAJOR change in my skin. Now, I have a few small blackheads here and there. My acne scars are fading and my skin has a glow to it. I am honestly so grateful for this brand and product because I truly think it is saving my skin. It’s a little on the pricier side, but ask anyone struggling with acne, and they will happily pay $90 for a product if it works." —christinferg

    Get it from Sephora for $90.

    9. The lightweight, vegan Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum (made up of 20% vitamin C and 10% AHA) makes your skin glow — meaning it takes you from dull to radiant by improving your skin's moisture levels, removing debris that's settled onto your skin and reducing the appearance of dark spots or discoloration.


    Promising Review: "100% WORTH IT! I’m 35 with some sun spots on my cheeks and under-eye area and a pregnancy mask that I have been working on for years trying to erase. I’ve had chemical peels in a spa, and I’ve used other products in the past. I’m super diligent about my skin care routine and using quality products. I will say NOTHING has worked like this TATCHA Violet-C Brightening Serum! I’ve been using it night and morning for a week, and my skin has visibly fewer spots (almost none), and it looks smooth and even. I highly recommend this product!" —jjewels01

    Get it from Sephora for $88.

    10. The beloved Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment can be used as a serum or mask, and, either way, it clarifies and exfoliates your skin — best of all, this baby really brightens your complexion and improves your skin texture.


    Promising Review: "I absolutely LOVE this stuff!!! Within only a few days, I noticed a huge difference in my skin tone, breakouts, and pigmentation. I have acne scars and other unmentionables on my face that drive me crazy. That is really why I am using this product. I have not found another product out there that ACTUALLY as effective at decreasing hyperpigmentation. Good Genes is the answer. I did not experience burning or tingling — not even on the first use. If you are considering this at all, take my advice. Give it a go. It is saving my skin one day at a time." —maeganash0314

    Get a 0.5 oz bottle from Sephora for $85.

    11. Highly-concentrated Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Serum helps repair your skin using A) a microbiome complex to defend against skin irritation and damage, B) Centella Asiatica to soothe your skin, and C) an ivy derivative to help heal skin damage from external stressors. It's especially great for dryness and redness.


    Promising Review: "I’ve struggled with redness and enlarged pores (nose, forehead, chin and cheeks) for about five years now. I don’t have rosacea or acne, it’s more like inflamed pores. I got this serum after reading the reviews, and I’m so happy that I did! My skin is back to PERFECT! Pores so small and redness completely gone! And I mean completely gone! If you’re struggling with redness and enlarged pores this is for you! I highly recommend!" —NalleKatt

    Get it from Sephora for $46.

    12. TATCHA Violet-C Radiance Mask makes your skin radiate with its key ingredient, Japanese beautyberry (yes, that's a thing — a superfruit rich in antioxidants that also maximizes the effectiveness of vitamin C) and two types of vitamin C — a water-soluble one that absorbs immediately to give your skin an instant glow, and an oil-soluble one that lasts longer for antioxidant protection from UV damage.


    Promising Review: "This mask is so great, from the gorgeous purple color to the amazing smell! But most amazing of all is how hydrated and healthy it makes your skin feel. It truly makes you feel as though you have done something great for your skin. I originally got it as a sample and loved it so much my wonderful mom went and bought me the full size! I love masks and though it is pricey I do feel the brightness and great ingredients your skin is getting makes it worth it! It doesn’t burn or itch, doesn’t make your skin feel tight or irritated like some masks. It simply feels decadent! And you see results, which is the most important!" —princessmirina

    Get it from Sephora for $68.

    13. Overnight Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate can restore your skin by blending botanical oils (like lavender, squalane, and evening primrose) so that you feel like an Earth goddess when you wake up.


    Promising Review: "Wow. So I used it for the first time, yesterday. My mom, sister, and I all bought a bottle as a treat to ourselves. Anyways, I suffer from acne blemishes, sunspots, and rosacea. I just woke up after my first night of using it and, I swear, my skin skin tone is more even, far less red, and I look even healthier. I'm so excited." —bsgbowee

    Get it from Sephora for $50.

    14. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer helps your skin attract and retain water with hyaluronic acid and uses super lotus to make sure your skin's barrier remains strong and protected from free radicals, all while giving your skin an even and radiant look.


    Promising Review: "I can not stress enough how AWESOME this moisturizer is! I have bought it three times and haven’t found one that compares. I even recommended it to my brother, who has very dry skin, and he loved it. I have combination skin, and it doesn’t make my face oily at all. It just soaks in and moisturizes. Whether I use it once or twice a day, it always does it’s job. It’s worth the price!" —Mjj223

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    15. Olehenriksen Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum helps your skin out with bakuchiol (that's a plant-based retinol alternative), edelweiss stem cell, and hibiscus flower extract. The ingredients help brighten and even out your skin while reducing dark spots and the size of pores.


    Promising Review: "I wish I had known about this one sooner! This is by far the best serum I have ever used! I love the light, creamy texture, and how smoothly it sinks into my skin. The lavender tint is amazing, and it gives me a nice glow! I've never seen such great results with my fine lines from any other products, and I was surprised by how quickly I saw the transformation in my skin. I've even gotten compliments on my face looking so bright and glowing! Don't overthink this one, just try it." —Raidermom79

    Get it from Sephora for $58.

    16. Cruelty- and gluten-free Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream plumps up your skin with Japanese purple rice, an Okinawa algae blend, and extracts from ginseng, wild thyme, and sweet marjoram — basically, your skin will look dewy and be healthy (plus, it comes in recyclable packaging).

    Tatcha, Sephora

    Promising Review: "It's a heavy price tag but worth every dollar! The cream is luxurious and moisturizing, and it made my skin look like it was glowing and healthy. My makeup went over it like a dream and lasted well. I even had friends comment on how glowy my skin looked. No reactions, no sensitivities which all in all is a win!" —sv222

    Get it from Sephora for $68.

    17. Peach-tinted Olehenriksen C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer brightens your skin with three sources of vitamin C — one being ascorbic acid (aka pure vitamin C). It's *so* hydrating that it helps your makeup go on more smoothly.


    Promising Review: "This completely changed my complexion. I have very sensitive, combination skin and am extremely cautious about the products I use. Holy cow, am I glad I tried this. My skin looks visibly brighter and smoother when I use this product. I recently got a facial and even the esthetician commented how smooth my face was — all due to this product. Overall a great product!" —AK91

    Get it from Sephora for $46.

    18. Purity Made Simple Cleanser by Philosophy gently but effectively strips away the dirt, oil, and makeup from your face, all while toning and conditioning your skin.


    Promising Review: "I've been using this cleanser for a little over two years. I was trying to look into Korean cleansers for a change, but the ingredients in this one are the best imo, so I ended up just sticking to it. Definitely a holy grail item for me! I love using this with a foam net to make it a nice marshmallow foam! It saves a lot of product and helps cleansing even better! I highly recommend you skincare lovers try it out!" —lovelyghost

    Get an eight-ounce bottle from Sephora for $24.

    19. Vegan, multitasking, oil-free (cruelty-free, and gluten-free) bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 gives your face a dewy glow, protecting your skin from the sun WHILE ALSO hydrating your skin with plant-derived squalene.


    Promising Review: "I am almost finished with my first tube and plan to repurchase! I'm in college and have mostly hormonal, stress-induced acne. This covers it just enough to still let it breathe. My skin is more hydrated, and I am more confident going sans-makeup after using this. I truly believe that it does what it claims to, and I have noticed a more even complexion. Lasts me all day without a touchup and can be used without primer on quick 'natural' days. Additionally, this is build-able to a natural medium coverage. This is perfect summer makeup – just your skin but better!" —PurduePrep

    Get it from Sephora for $33 (available in 20 shades).

    20. The Milky Jelly Cleanser + Futuredew combo from Glossier cleans and nourishes your skin in two simple steps — keeping your face fresh and gleamy whether you're going out for the day or going to bed.


    Promising Review: "Holy Grail MUST-HAVES! I could not be more obsessed with these products. On vacation a friend recommended the Milk Jelly Cleanser to me, and now I can never live without it. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean, soft, and glowy! It melts my makeup off as well. Game-changer. I use the Futuredew as the last part of my skincare routine in the morning and night. I also add it as the final step on top of my makeup for a natural glowy healthy skin look. It melts into my skin. I've honestly never received more compliments on my skin. Like, a stranger has come up and complimented me. So if you're on the edge or not sure about this product think no further and buy it! I promise you won't regret it!" —Stephanie

    Get the pair from Glossier for $34.

    21. Vegan Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi works to soothe and de-stress your skin with active botanicals. Ashwagandha is an herb that can help minimize signs of fatigue, and reishi is a mushroom, fermented to help hydrate and detox.

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    Promising Review: "This cream has been a game-changer in my beauty routine. It's amazing after a long night out when your face is feeling dry and deflated. This cream instantly re-hydrates my skin, making it feel super refreshed. I also use this cream when my skin is starting to feel inflamed from breakouts. It calms my skin overnight and significantly reduces the redness. I'm in love!!!" —LV459

    Get it from Sephora for $58.

    22. Water-activated La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Cleanser washes away impurities and makeup while being gentle enough for the most intolerant skin — plus, it's fragrance- and preservative-free.


    Promising Review: "Can't believe the difference that a quality product makes. I honestly believe there is nothing better for my face. I've suffered with a horrible complexion since I was 12 years old. I tried going without it when my budget took a hit, but I just couldn't stand it. Now that we are back together I will never suffer through without it again." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $23.99.

    23. Luxurious Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque draws out impurities, dirt, and excess oils that clog your pores — plus, it's infused with Amazonian white clay and aloe, leaving you with smooth and refined skin.


    Promising Review: "Absolute treasure of a mask. I’ve been a convert since my freshman year of high school and have ben addicted ever since. The mask is a smooth texture making application easy. The real beauty comes in your skin after using it: smooth, vibrant, lifted, glowy, and gorgeous! On top of that, it does wonders for acne. It’s got a mild concentration of salicylic acid, so beware that it will bring any pimples that haven't yet come to head to the surface. It also lasts quite a while, I usually go through only two jars a year. Given that I use a lot and do it frequently, it should last even longer than that. This mask is like that one friend who pushes you through the bad times and exalts you during the good times. Get it, you won’t regret it." —Georgesxo

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    24. Rich, vegan First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream rescues even the driest and flakiest of skin, providing you with some instant relief and long-term hydration through ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and shea butter.


    Promising Review: "I absolutely LOVE this moisturizer. I’m a total beauty addict and there isn’t much I haven’t tried in the way of skincare. This product really stands out! It has an amazing, thick texture, and a lovely scent. I was blown away when I put this cream on my face. It felt so soothing and took away the redness! I can’t recommend this moisturizer enough to anyone who has sensitive skin, has a skin condition like eczema, or is like me and uses strong skincare products. Plus, it’s insanely moisturizing. That being said, it is not one of those moisturizers that you use and it instantly soaks right into the skin. This cream does actually feel like a cream, but I wouldn’t say that it feels greasy. I will always have a big tub of this stuff around for sure. It really does work wonders on dry skin!" —ilamarie10

    Get it from Sephora for $42.

    25. Lovely Amorepacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder clears away dead skin cells, makeup, and impurities using plant-derived enzymes (from the likes of green tea and papaya) to help leave your skin beaming.


    Promising Review: "This is going to be a staple in my facial routine. I saw the difference it makes after my first use, and after that I was hooked. My cheeks look like a baby's after this powder. I have dry, dry, dry-as-a-bone skin but, idk how, this dredges up the moisture in my skin. I've also noticed smaller pores with continued use, along with brighter and smoother skin. Highly recommended, 10/10." —elleme

    Get it from Sephora for $60.

    26. The three-zone Foreo Luna Mini 2 pulses away impurities from your face at 8,000 vibrations a minute, thanks to its silicone brush — use the side with thicker brushes for oily spots and the side with thinner brushes for sensitive spots.

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    Promising Review: "This is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to my skincare routine! After a year of use, I’ve seen a pretty dramatic change in my skin. My enlarged pores have shrunk significantly, I rarely have cystic acne anymore (which I used to regularly), and my skin overall looks and feels healthy! I use my Foreo every day, usually once in the morning while I shower, and once more at night to remove my makeup and get the day’s dirt off my skin. My skin simply doesn’t feel clean without it." —OrganicKales

    Still not sold? Check out this in-depth review we did, too! If you're willing to make a bigger investment, Foreo has released the Mini 3 ($159 from Sephora).

    Get it from Sephora for $119.

    27. The aggressive La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment dries out your blemishes and targets both blackheads and whiteheads, helping unclog your pores so that your skin quickly clears up again.

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    Promising Review: "Works great! I have very stubborn oily skin, with closed commodore acne — not white heads just bumps really. This works AMAZINGLY! It’s the best product I’ve used for spots! It doesn’t dry my skin out but really helps tackle inflammation. Results are not instant, but I apply once a day, and the pimple goes down/away within three days. If you are more aggressive and apply it twice or three times a day, you will notice a difference overnight!" —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $29.99.

    28. Deluxe, vegan Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum uses clover (and its two titular ingredients) to help reset your skin, exfoliating its stress away and working to strengthen its defense against pollution and blue light — so you can wake up with enhanced and resurfaced skin.


    Promising Review: "I’d give this 10 stars if I could. The price point made me hold off on buying it for the longest time, but after caving in, I rushed to buy it. I have acne-prone, sensitive skin. Since using this for three months, those clogged pores on my cheeks have completely cleared up, my overall skin texture is improved, and my skin is less dry and has fewer breakouts. I seriously cannot recommend this product enough. I waited so long to buy this due to the price, but I’m so glad I tried this for myself. Holy grail!" —krism92x

    Get it from Sephora for $62.

    29. Enriching, vegan Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask lavishes your skin overnight — using maqui (the most antioxidant-dense fruit) to treat oxidative stress, vitamin C to plump up and brighten your skin, and squalane to hydrate your skin by mimicking its natural oils — so that you wake up glowing.


    Promising Review: "One of my favorite masks by far! I love the ingredients and love using it every night to wake up with hydrated, moisturized, and glowing skin. A little goes a long way. I would repurchase and recommend to others especially if you have dry skin." —ConsciousAlisa

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    30. Uber-absorbable, vegan Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil helps restore your skin to its natural, glowy glory with critical antioxidants and omega 6 and 9 — and it even defends your skin against pollutants and free radicals.


    Promising Review: "A huge component in my skincare is using this oil. My skin is prone to clogged pores and dehydration, but I’ve never had any issues with this. This oil is light enough to use during the day under moisturizer and sunscreen, and it makes my skin very glowy and soft. I get compliments on skin several times a week, and, when people ask what products I use, this is one I always mention! I do think the price is high, but I think the quality is better than others I’ve tried." —HaleyM11

    Get it from Sephora for $40.

    31. The invisible, vegan, reef-safe Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 doubles as a sunscreen and a makeup primer — it combines meadowfoam seed (to hydrate and even your skin), red algae (to protect your skin against blue light from devices), and frankincense (to soothe your skin) — plus, it goes on clear and leaves NO WHITE CAST.


    Promising Review: "This is hands-down the best sunscreen product I have ever used. It goes on invisible and feels so lightweight. I wear it alone and under my foundation. It makes my face and neck look and feel incredibly soft and smooth. I am in my mid-30s, mixed with medium tan skin that is mostly dry except for a few sensitive, acne prone spots on my cheeks. I am recommending this product to all of my friends and family." —BeautyFlo

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    32. The leave-on Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask wraps your lips with moisture overnight with it's soft, balm-like texture and blend of vitamin C, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and Berry Mix Complex — so you'll wake up flake-free with soft and supple lips.

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    Promising Review: "I absolutely love this product! I have been using it for over a year now, and it makes my lips feel amazing! It smells fantastic and even comes with a little applicator, so you don't need to shove your fingers into the pot. It is a total must-have for the winter months and is great to use after sun-exposure in the summer. Apply to your lips and go to bed. That easy. It will still be hanging around on your lips in the morning. It is very budget-friendly. I love it so much." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $20.

    33. The clarifying GlamGlow Supermud Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask helps purify your pores and improve your complexion thanks to the power of a six-acid blend and activated-x charcoal — as the mask dries, the impurities extracted from your pores stay dark, and once you wash it off, your pores are left clean and minimized.


    Promising Review: "I always steer clear of charcoal masks because I find that they generally dry out my skin. THIS mask is a GAME-CHANGER. It made me look poreless and my skin has never felt cleaner and more refreshed. I was so impressed with a mini sample that the next day I bought the whole jar. It felt gentle on my sensitive skin, but I also felt it working hard. No redness, no stinging, nothing but pleasant cooling and brighter, smoother skin as a result. This is the charcoal mask I've been waiting for. For those of you worried about sensitivity and harshness, this mask was made for you." —allthatglows

    Get a 1.7-oz jar from Sephora for $59.

    34. All-in-one Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment not only works to even out skin tone and reduce redness, but it defends against UV rays (SPF 30!) and environmental aggressors.


    Promising Review: "This goes on green and, after rubbing it in, ends up becoming the color of my skin but better. I never wear foundation because I don't like the feeling of heavy makeup on my skin, and I like this more than any of the tinted moisturizers I've tried in the past. It's not traditional makeup, but it acts like it. It's not heavy duty color, but it's outstanding for every day wear. It's light, moisturizing, color correcting, and I still feel like it's my skin that shines through." —Erinfrances07

    Get it from Sephora for $52.

    35. Protein-filled, vegan Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream helps improve everything from your skin's tone and texture to its firmness and elasticity by using peptides, pygmy waterlily stem cell extract, and soybean folic acid ferment acid extract — which means it helps bind moisture to your skin, provides it with nutrients, and rehydrates it after exposure to the sun.

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    Promising Review: "LOVE. This cream is heavenly. It layers on so nicely over serums or by itself. I have VERY oily skin, and this seems to help keep it at bay. It layers under makeup well, but I usually just use it to plump up my skin before running errands when I don’t feel like putting on makeup. My skin looks brighter, plumper and more even when I put this on. And I may be crazy, but, after continued use, it has helped my skin achieve those things when there’s nothing on it. Amazing product. Highly recommend!" —rhibee7

    Get it from Sephora for $68.

    36. Dual-action Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Pore Exfoliating Treatment exfoliates your skin — with lactic acid, fruit enzymes (like papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin) aloe vera, honey, and vitamin E — unclogging your pores and evening out your skin tone with every use.


    Promising Review: "This product is amazing! I have never used an exfoliating product that changed my skin after one use! Before I get into that, I am obsessed with the way this product smells, and the dark green color of the product makes my heart happy. I first used this in the shower, when I didn’t have any makeup to remove. The next day when I woke up, I was eager to check out my face. My skin was SO smooth and the texture along my jawline was almost completely gone! I am so amazed. I never would have believed if I was told this product would get rid of my texture so quickly. Now, I don’t know that I can be without this exfoliator! Don’t try this unless you want to fall in love — it’s pretty much guaranteed!" —PammyPajammie

    Get it from Sephora for $24.

    37. Banana-powder-inspired Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème reduces dark circles and dryness around your eyes with a collagen-boosted formula and vitamin C, so your eyes look brighter and livelier (even if you didn't get the beauty sleep).

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    Promising Review: "This product is amazing. I have been using this eye cream for more than two months now, and I love it!! I had dark circles and started seeing results in two to three days. My dark circles are reduced and slowly going away completely. I just got another bottle yesterday. This cream is a savior, really." —PallaviSharma

    Get it from Sephora for $39.

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