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    23 Quick Fix Beauty Products For Every Type Of Facial Crisis

    Restore your face to its natural flawless state ASAP.

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    1. A drying lotion to zap a massive zit — the kind that always seems to pop up at the most inopportune moments (before a job interview, a date, or a wedding!!).

    It's formulated with salicylic acid (which cleanses clogged pores and kills bacteria) and calamine (which lessens itchiness and irritation). Dab this on problem areas with a Q-tip the night before, and let it work its magic while you sleep.

    Promising review: "I was shocked by how well this works. I have very sensitive combination skin, so something called a 'drying lotion' that contained alcohol and smelled like antiseptic was not something I'd be drawn to, but a friend recommended it when I got a very painful, deep cystic pimple. That night I covered the area with the lotion, and in the morning the pimple was gone. More importantly, so was the pain, which had been present for days." —LucyPorter

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $17 or from Amazon or Jet for the same price.

    2. A serum that'll help de-puff the eye area instantly. Gently massage the skin under your eyes with this cooling roller-ball, and no one will be able to tell that you pulled an all-nighter.,

    This product is free of parabens (chemicals that are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics), oil-free, non-irritating, ophthalmologist-tested, and suitable for all skin types. You can layer it under makeup or use it on-the-go.

    Promising review: "I feel like this refreshes about as much as any other cream, but the big difference is the roller ball. The cooling effect of that really seems to soothe and bring down puffy eyes. I tried a different eye cream after this, but I'm going back as soon as it runs out." —blueyedmatador

    Get it from Sephora for $32.50.

    3. A calming mask for rescuing red, blotchy, and irritated skin. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, and you'll be good to go!

    This mask is formulated without parabens, sulfates (commonly used in cosmetic and cleaning products to help create a foamy lather; it could potentially irritate sensitive skin), or phthalates (chemicals used in personal care products to make them more flexible and fragrant; various studies have shown that they can pose certain health risks). It contains a white mushroom extract that helps to de-stress the skin.

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    4. A bleach-free teeth-whitening pen to give your pearly whites a quick brightening boost. Smile like you're in a toothpaste commercial! / Via,

    This vegan product is formulated without parabens or phthalates. It protects tooth enamel (instead of damaging it like a lot of whitening products) and breaks up dark spots and stains. A natural mint flavor makes it extra refreshing.

    Promising review: "Literally two uses and I can see a difference in my teeth. They look so much whiter than what I'm used to looking at! I'm a heavy coffee drinker, and I have super sensitive teeth, and this doesn't bother my teeth, gums, or mouth after using it. It tastes like the fluoride from the dentist, so you feel super clean and shiny! Highly recommend, and I will be buying this product forever!" —TiaMichelle

    Get it from Sephora for $22 or from Tarte for the same price.

    5. A three-step blackhead cleansing kit that'll make the top of your nose look squeaky clean.

    Step one, soothe skin and open pores. Step two, absorb oil and extract blackheads. Step three, tighten pores.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $5.

    6. A cooling gel to use after you've been in the sun for a little too long. It moisturizes the skin and relieves heat and stinging.

    This gel is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

    Promising review: "This is the fourth year that I've used the Korres Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel on the inevitable burn I get every summer. It takes the fire out of the burn, smells nice, and keeps my skin hydrated enough that I typically don't peel. I've also used it on my very sensitive face, and it doesn't irritate me or make me break out. I will weep and throw myself on the ground like a toddler if they ever discontinue this stuff!" —chicagorebe

    Get it from Sephora for $26.

    7. Gel eye patches that'll help reduce those stubborn under-eye bags and dark circles that make you look perpetually tired.

    These gel patches are enriched with gold, adenosine, and snail extract. After cleansing your face, pop these under your eyes for 20-30 minutes (mini-Netflix session), and then massage the remaining residue onto your skin.

    Get a pack of 30 pairs from ASOS for $29.99.

    8. A microdermabrasion scrub for buffing away acne scars that resulted from picking at pimples (we are all guilty of this, so no judgment here).

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    This scrub also helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness. The Dead Sea salt exfoliates the skin while essential oils moisturize the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. The formula is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and does not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, or artificial colors.

    Promising review: "I bought this product and have been using it for about two weeks. I had a recently acquired scar on my forehead from a bad cyst that was torture to get rid of and several small discolored spots on my face from prior breakouts and bad picking habits. I have only used this four times and already the scar on my forehead is nearly healed, and overall my complexion has evened out nicely. I am really impressed with how quickly I got results from this product." —MissLindsay

    Get it from Jet for $19.70 or from Derma E for $32.50.

    9. A face mist (infused with roses and aloe) that acts as an instant pick-me-up when you're looking and feeling tired.

    This spray is hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, appropriate for all skin types, non-irritating, paraben-free, alcohol-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

    Promising review: "I love the Soothing Face Mist. When I first got it, I thought it was just like every other mist out there: refreshing but not necessary. It wasn't until I was suffering from what potentially could have been the worst hangover of my life did I realize its amazingness. While I was lying on my death bed, my boyfriend spritzed me with this magical elixir, and somehow I was revived and ready for the rest of the day. I don't know what did it, but this stuff is MAGIC. I won't buy any other facial spray, and I have it with me at all times just in case. It is perfect for anything from an afternoon pick-me-up to oh-my-god-what-did-I-do-to-myself. It is definitely one of my favorite Glossier products." —cienna

    Get it from Glossier for $18.

    10. A potent oil for restoring dull and dry skin overnight. Sometimes, we just wanna glow, ya know?, / Via

    This product is paraben-free.

    Promising review: "I purchased this a couple of years ago from a Kiehl's store honestly just to try it out, and it has become my go-to 'I NEED to have great skin by tomorrow' product. I will use a bit of this before bed the night before an event, and I always wake up with smaller pores, cleaner skin (honestly makes breakouts like 90% smaller), and such soft, smooth skin. It's like that one product that never lets me down! I love it so much and am so happy Sephora now carries it!" —nicoleaspen

    Get it from Sephora for $46 or from Kiehl's for the same price.

    11. A mattifying mist that'll cancel out any shine on your face AND hydrate it at the same time. Since it's a spray, you don't run the risk of blotting off any makeup.

    This product is vegan, formulated without gluten, cruelty-free, and noncomedogenic (does not clog pores). It's also free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

    Promising review: "So normally when I go to the gym, I turn into a greasy onion. I've been looking for something to help control all the oil. When my friend recommended this to me, I was skeptical, so she let me use some of hers before we went to the gym. The bottle was nice, the mist was light, and it didn't feel like there was anything on my face. To my surprise, I was not a greasy onion at the gym that day! After that, I bought my own, and I love it. I use it daily. My skin has gotten softer, and I no longer have to worry about being a greasy onion." —yaymakeup92

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    12. An intense hydration cream for when your skin gets really dry and flaky. Winter is coming... and this cream will be your weapon. / Via,

    It's formulated with colloidal oatmeal (protects sensitive skin), shea butter, and ceramide 3 (a type of fat that helps skin retain moisture). This moisturizer provides immediate relief and is safe to use on people with sensitive skin and eczema, children, and babies. It does not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

    Promising review: "This product is perfect for my eczema, sensitive, rosacea, allergy-prone, and acne-prone skin. The wintertime is very tough on my skin, and this is an amazing moisturizer. I love how quickly the First Aid beauty line has turned my skin from dry/cracked/bleeding to hydrated and smooth. The formula is lightweight and does not feel thick on the face. It has also been great for my hands, as well as my fiance's hands. The colloidal oatmeal in this product does wonders when I have bad flare-ups. The non-greasy, lightweight formula calms the skin instantly. This moisturizer has been a staple in my skincare regime for over a year, and I'll always have this particular moisturizer around." —ABeautifullYou

    Get it from Amazon for $32 or from Sephora for $30 (available in three sizes).

    13. A sleeping mask that'll transform your lips from dry to supple in a matter of hours. It smells like delicious berries so try not to, um, eat it. / Via,

    Slather this on before bed, wipe off the next morning, and voila — a perfect pout. This mask is dermatologist-tested and does not contain parabens or phthalates.

    Promising review: "This lip sleeping mask is the best thing that has happened to me in 2017. I have chapped lips 24/7 all year round. I have chapsticks in my purse, nightstand, kitchen, etc., but this mask is everything. It helps gently lift away flakes of chapped skin and makes lips healthy. Apply this at night, and your lips are baby smooth by morning. I also use a little bit it in the morning after I wash my face and brush my teeth. Must have for people that suffer from chapped lips." —89DL

    Get it from Jet for $19.79 or from Sephora for $20.

    14. A 10-minute mask to rescue your skin from oiliness, dead skin cells, impurities, and emerging pimples. / Via,

    This mask is free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. It's formulated with super-absorbent zinc oxide and sulfur plus calming camphor.

    Promising review: "This mask does exactly what it promises to; it saves my skin from having a bad day! Whenever I see (or feel) the buildup in my pores, I layer this on my face at night, rinse off, and in the morning, my skin has cleared up and calmed down! My only suggestion is to leave it on for longer than the directions say. I usually apply it for 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water." —mxko16

    Get it from Sephora for $27.

    15. An antiseptic moisturizing cream (formulated with tea tree and vitamin E) that'll comfort your skin from rashes, cuts, bites, etc. It's a true multi-tasker!

    Tea tree is an antibacterial, anti-fungal, and natural antiseptic. The formula is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and does not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, or artificial colors.

    Promising review: "I love this product — and I love that it costs less on Amazon than at my local health food store! This stuff is a workhorse; it does everything. Put it on sunburns, rashes, acne, extra dry skin, and any of the weird skin things that kids or husbands end up with. Heck, if you have an abundance of disposable income, use it for your regular moisturizer! I use it mostly for itchy, dry patches and every few days on my face in my major break-out spots." —hambone

    Get it from Amazon for $13.07.

    16. A deep-cleansing clay mask for drawing out oil, dirt, and toxins that clog pores. It only needs 10 minutes to dry and won't leave your skin feeling tight or dry afterward. / Via,

    In addition to white clay (which draws out impurities), the mask contains oatmeal and aloe vera, which soothe and hydrate the skin, while camphor and menthol deliver a natural cooling effect. It's paraben-free.

    Promising review: "This is THE BEST mask I've ever used. I have hormonal, cystic acne and rely on a mask to suck out the gunk on the regular. I've been using this for at least 10 years. I've tried others, but none are quite as good. It does a great job of pulling out toxins and balancing oil. But it does NOT dry my skin. Bonus — you can use as an overnight spot treatment. Put a little dab on a blemish, and it will help dry it overnight. Lasts forever!" —chach86

    Get it from Sephora for $30 or from Kiehl's for the same price.

    17. Peel pads that'll gently exfoliate the face and soften the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone.

    These peel pads are formulated with alpha, beta, and gamma hydroxy acids (which act as exfoliators) and amino acids (the building blocks of peptides, which help skin appear more youthful).

    Promising review: "I bought this to help even the texture of my skin, help with my pore size, and hopefully see some fine lines fade. With the first use, my skin's texture was so much nicer and smoother. I've now noticed after two weeks of regular use that my pores look much, much smaller, and the fine lines on my forehead have really improved. Another bonus is when I apply my foundation, it goes on so much smoother and seems less noticeable since I began using this stuff. I'm not sure if it would improve deeper wrinkles but so far I can't rave enough about it. I have skin that can dry easily with most products, and I haven't had any issues. I use it every day and haven't had a single bad reaction to it." —Iloveplaid

    Get it from Sephora for $45 or from Anthropologie for the same price (60 pads).

    18. A lightweight, oil-free overnight mask for correcting uneven skin tone and texture. A note to side-sleepers: this mask has a pillow-proof, transfer-proof formula, so your pillowcases are safe.,

    This product is vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and formulated without synthetic dyes and mineral oils.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. It has a wonderful light watermelon scent and a smooth gel texture that glides over your skin. It instantly hydrates to bring out the natural glow in your skin. I enjoy using it as a sleeping mask, but you can also use it as a wash off mask. A little bit goes a long way, so the price actually isn't too bad (at first I was hesitant because it seemed too pricey, but I believe it's worth it). It also didn't break me out which I am prone to!" —Taelar

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    19. A gel sleeping mask to deeply hydrate parched skin. You'll seriously look like you had a facial when you wake up the next morning.,

    It's great for all skin types, not just dry types! This product is dermatologist-tested, noncomedogenic, and does not contain parabens or phthalates.

    Promising review: "I can't believe I waited so long to try this; this stuff is awesome. Background: I'm a new mom who is already back at work. I'm lucky to get four consecutive hours of sleep in a night. I tried this mask last night. I slept from 11PM to 1AM and from 2:30AM to 5AM, and I woke up looking like my pre-baby self. I don't look deflated. My skin is plump. I look hydrated. I seriously look like I had a facial. It was fantastic to see my face in the mirror this morning, not the face of that woman who looks like a tired, old version of me. If you are on the fence about buying this, take the risk. I hope that your experience with this product brings you as much joy as I felt this morning." —maryc

    Get it from Amazon for $19.70.

    20. A pack of green tea blotting paper that'll have you shine-free and photo-ready in a flash. The packaging is designed so that only one sheet comes out at a time — super convenient.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness. I don't usually leave reviews, but I'm seriously in love right now. I have SEVERELY oily skin, and I've been searching high and low for blotting tissues that actually work! These are beyond magnificent. They're bigger than other tissues, so you don't need to use as many, and they suck up oil without disturbing my makeup. I'm pretty much going to buy stock in this product." —Aubree' P.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in green tea and bamboo charcoal).

    21. A lip scrub and treatment balm (with sugar and shea butter) to help you say goodbye to flaky lips. It exfoliates and hydrates your lips, so lip products will glide on ever so smoothly.

    This scrub is dermatologist-tested and free of parabens and phthalates.

    Promising review: "I already like this! The texture is like a lip balm with sugar in it, so it glides on really nicely. The sugar is really fine and gives a nice and thorough — but gentle — exfoliation. It doesn't taste or smell bad. And when I lightly rinse off the sugar, it leaves behind a moisturizing balm coating on my lips. The pot is a little smaller than I imagined, but I hope it lasts a while!" —RaeMich

    Get it from Sephora for $16 or from Tarte for the same price.

    22. Organic aloe vera gel for soothing and hydrating sunburnt, irritated, or chapped skin. It absorbs quickly and won't leave a sticky residue.

    This product is made from cold-pressed, charcoal-filtered aloe and is packaged in an eco-friendly BPA-free bottle. Aloe has natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.

    Promising review: "Great stuff! Started using it after a burn, and now it's part of my everyday post-shower routine. The consistency was not what I expected (more liquid than gel), but it absorbs more quickly than the gel stuff and without sticky residue. I got some for a family member who has cracked, irritated skin. It's the real deal." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89.

    23. A cooling roller-ball that'll help get rid of post-wax/thread/shave redness and irritation. It's designed for use in the lip and brow area.

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    This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    Promising review: "I use this every time after getting my brows waxed, and it made a huge difference. It calms down my skin almost immediately and dramatically reduces the redness. The number of breakouts I get for the next couple of days has reduced, too. Overall, highly recommend this!" —caramelgeek

    Get it from Sephora for $21 or from Amazon for the same price.

    Never let your face stress you out again!

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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