26 Beauty Products To Change Up Your Routine

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Time to try something new.

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.

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Milky Piggy’s carbonated bubble clay mask will lift dirt and oil out of your pores in the most exciting way possible — with bubbles! I’ve tried this mask before and it had my skin feeling taut and fresh 😊.

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The John Frieda hot air brush is perfect for adding volume to your hair, cutting down on frizz, and styling without over-drying.


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This brush has two heat settings and a cold setting; and the titanium ceramic barrel will help distribute heat evenly — meaning less damage!

Promising review: «I cannot explain how happy I am after buying this product. I have extremely dry, brittle, bleached hair. I also have curly long hair, which already craves moisture, and then I bleach my hair, so all I’ve ever known is frizz. I don’t have the patience or the skill to do a professional blowout at home — it always comes out a hot, frizzy mess UNTIL this amazing air brush. No joke I have spent thousands and I wish I was exaggerating but all my life I’ve tried everything including straightening treatments, but nothing would last. This air brush gives me soft, voluminous hair with no frizz, and makes my hair look healthy and normal, not dry or over-processed. Best investment I’ve ever made.» —Valessia

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

Check out a BuzzFeeder’s full review of the John Freida Hot Air Brush to find out why this product is amazing!

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Wowder weightless finishing powder can cut down on oil and shine after you’re finished applying a full face of makeup, so you can go on with your matte self without worry.


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And it’s cruelty-free!

Promising review: «This powder is amazing for those with any type of dryness or dry patches because it sets and mattifies your makeup without making you dry and cakey. It’s my absolute favorite.» —ThatOneGirlMelissa

Get it from Glossier for $22 (available in three shades).

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DuraComfort’s hair towel is ultra-absorbent and shall effortlessly bring out the waves in your hair, and it cuts down on hair-drying time in a big way.


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Promising review: «My long hair was a good 50% drier after five minutes in this towel vs. a hair towel I purchased two years ago. Felt weird to the touch at first. Checked the fiber content, It was because the fiber content was a polymer fabric, not cotton. The material allows it to soak up water away from the hair without the towel feeling wet. I bought three different kinds on Amazon so I could compare. This was the best of the bunch.» —SM

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).


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Avarelle’s pimple patches are formulated with tea tree oil and calendula to help heal and shrink pimples.

Promising review: «I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY’RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin.» —Caitlyn

Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (40 pack of variety sizes).

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Milk’s cruelty-free roll-on toner will get the good stuff on your skin (like matcha green tea and witch hazel) minus all the splashing.


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Promising review: «Lots to love about the Milk matcha toner — the lovely color, the way it makes your skin feel after you use it, and being able to get healthy things like witch hazel and green tea into your skin without the mess!» —bastgirl

Get it from Sephora for $15+ (available in two sizes).


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Promising review: «I think this is one of the best inventions, other than Velcro, in the last 30 years. It solves so many problems. I’ve been using it for as long as I can remember and I can’t live without it! I use it for razor bumps on my bikini line and underarms, and I’ve even been known to use it on a breakout. It’s an amazing product!» —RP

Read our full review of Tend Skin for more info.

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

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Baebody eye gel just might be what you need to rid yourself of pesky dark circles. As someone who has tried under-eye masks only to poke myself in the eye every time, this gel is better IMO.


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Plus it’s cruelty-free!

Promising review: «This gel actually works! I use it under my eye, on my eyelids, and also where crow’s-feet would be. The picture is day one, day five, and day nine. I’ve only been using this for a little over a week, and can see a dramatic difference already.» —Kathy

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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Burt’s Bee’s natural face wipes are ideal for wiping oil and dirt off your face even when you’re out and about and there’s no time to wash up!


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I have oily/sensitive skin and I use the grapefruit wipes daily without irritation!

Get a 30-pack of wipes from Target for $4.99 (available in grapefruit, white tea, cucumber sage, or cotton extract).

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Maxsoft shampoo brush will stimulate your scalp, encourage new hair growth, help with dandruff, and smooth out your hair! Not to mention it’ll give you a relaxing scalp massage 😊.


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Promising review: «I cannot explain how good this feels! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually gets down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots to clean your hair. My hair has never felt smoother than after I started using this product.» —Romie Patel

Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (available in three colors).

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Skin Food’s Black Sugar Strawberry Mask offers a rich, moisturizing, and mineral-packed mask experience like you’ve never had before!


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My colleague Anamaria Glavan adores this mask. Here is what she had to say about it:

«This Skinfood mask has the texture and smell of strawberry puree — it’s what I imagine putting a farmers market worth of fruit on your face would feel like. My skin feels smoother (my blackhead-ridden nose in particular) but not dried out, tight, and in desperate need of night cream after I use this. Also, 10 minutes after I removed the mask, the subtle scent of strawberry had yet to leave my nostrils. Yum.»

Read our full review of the strawberry Skinfood mask (#3) for more!

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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Pueen cuticle guard is a genius invention for anyone who wants a ensure you get a salon-level manicure every time, minus all the effort!


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Promising review: «Works beautifully and allows me to paint my nails much faster without worrying about going outside the lines. I use it with gel nail polish and a UV lamp with no problems. It’s great because I can get each coat on faster before curing and then just peel off any polish on the cuticles or tip.» —K. Pike

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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Epica’s plush bathtub pillow so you can instantly transform bath time into spa time, and soak in the tub for way longer than usual (as it should be).


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Promising review: «By far, one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. I love how it fits in our apartment’s bathtub like a glove. Makes me linger in the bathtub much longer. Recommended.» —Felicity

Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

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TruSkin’s vitamin C serum will have you looking as dewy and moisturized as Troye Sivan with skin-saving ingredients like vitamin E, witch hazel, and botanical hyaluronic acid.


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Promising review: «This is the best serum I’ve ever used! My face is smoother than when I was in my 30s (I’m 49) and my sun spots have faded! I noticed improvement on day three, I kid you not! It absorbs quickly and is easy to apply. I love it!» —Gina Williams

Read our full TruSkin vitamin C serum review!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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And Sdara Skincare Derma Roller is made with teeny-tiny needle designed to get serums and skincare products deep into your skin for possibly better results — I am adding this to my cart riiiiight now 👀.


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This derma roller has a suuuper small .25mm needle length that won’t hurt your skin at all — it allows serums to sink deep into your skin for maximum effect!

Promising review: «BUY THIS NOW. I have genetically bad skin. I have huge pores, discoloration, acne, and acne scars. I am a 21-year-old and I go to Mayo Clinic Dermatology. They said my only hope was having laser treatment to fill my scars and pores. My friends showed me a video of a derma roller and I spent months doing research. I finally decided to take the plunge and order this product. I have used this about eight or nine times and my skin is looking considerably better. I still have acne, obviously, but this is helping to heal my old scars and shrink my monstrous pores. I love it. I haven’t combined the roller with any special treatments for better absorption. My skin looks tighter, healthier, and better than it has in many, many years.» —Jennifer Beranek

Get it from Amazon for $21.96.

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June Julien Facial pore vacuum will quite literally suck oil, dirt, dead skin, and even blackheads off your face. It’s rechargeable and has tons of settings for different skin types/issues.


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It’s designed for all skin types, thanks to its five different levels of suction. Level one is for sensitive and dry skin, levels two and three are for neutral skin, and levels four and five are for combination and oily skin.

Promising review: «I honestly can’t run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS. I use it about once or twice a week and absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover!» —Andrea

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

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Alpha Beta daily peel allows you to get glowing post-peel results with pre-dosed pads. I tried a mini pack of these recently and it gave me dramatic results for my breakouts!


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If you’ve been curious about the benefits of peeling for a while but were too intimidated to try one (me), these just may be the perfect fit for you! The whole process is super easy and mess-free.

Promising review: «This is it. My holy grail of skincare. I have had some terrible cystic acne for the last six months that I chalked up to my skin changing as I got older (yippee). I tried adding in a retinoid product (the DE one) which helped some, but not until I went through a horrible skin ‘purge’ where I was left covered in acne scars and still had some painful spots. And after using this product every other day for the last month, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. I am finally hopeful that I will get my once clear skin back and it is 100% because of this product. Is it expensive? Shoot yeah. Is it worth it to me? Double shoot yeah.» —bomalle1

Get them from Sephora for $88 (35 treatments), or try the mini size for $17 (five treatments).

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Velvet blending sponges – replace the one with caked-on concealer in your bathroom. These will not just soak up all your product instead of blending it into your face!


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Promising review: «Woah! This sponge is revolutionary. I’m a sponge snob and will never go back to any other sponge. Let’s just say, with my old brand, it would take a full pump of foundation to cover my car wrecked face. With this sponge, I tried my full pump and ended up being covered in more layers of foundation than I could count. Learned my lesson and only have to use 1/4 of a pump with this sponge, because it doesn’t soak your foundation up like other brands.» —Lexi

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $13.20+ (available in a four pack or with bundles).


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Promising review: «Let me start by saying this isn’t my first cat-eye rodeo. I’ve tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out…but to my surprise I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye…again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line. I can now do a cat eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass. Everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning.» —LadyMeow

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97 (available in four colors).


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Promising review: «I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown and this stuff sleeks it back but it doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much all you have to do is let it dry and then scratch your fingernails from front to back to break it up and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom’s hair is looking terrible.» —Adriana

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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Cosrx Full Fit Propolis Synergy Toner gives dried-out winter skin a hydrating boost of 72.6% propolis extract and 10% honey extract, which also have natural anti-inflammatory benefits!


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Promising review: «This toner is perfect to use during winter when your skin is dry. It’s not too thick so you can wear it before your makeup, but it’s still hydrating and nourishing. I also sometimes use a thick cotton pad and soak it with this toner to use as a quick sheet mask before my makeup. This makes my skin glow during the dry season.» —Cosrx customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.

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K-beauty sheet masks – keep them on hand when you feel like pampering yourself, or add them to your daily skincare routine! They are less than $1 each.


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Promising review: «I have extremely sensitive skin. I look at oil and break out. I am careful about how I cleanse and how I moisturize, as one misstep means weeks of recovery. I threw caution to the wind with these, and I am obsessed. I have so many of these now. I do them about five times a week. They feel great, moisturize, and smell amazing. They are delicate and lovely.» —Megan D.

Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

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Belif Aqua Bomb is a gel moisturizer truly unlike any other — it is formulated with a blend of apothecary herbs and it’s as lightweight as the tears of angels. Say goodbye to heavy residue and oily skin.


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Promising review: «I absolutely love this! I’ve been using it I think for almost three years now and do not plan on changing it anytime soon. I used to live in Boston, which meant I needed a super-hydrating product to survive the winter, but I truly cannot stand oily and heavy creams (plus they tend to break me out). It felt super light and refreshing, but still sooo hydrating! I have since moved to Panama, which is the complete opposite in terms of weather, and I still love this product since its lightweight texture is perfect for the extreme humidity we have here.» —ngade29

Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in mini and full sizes) or Amazon for $37.50 (full size only).

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The Foreo Luno mini 2 facial cleansing brush for anyone in need of next-level cleansing and a serious skincare routine upgrade!


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My colleague Maitland Quitmeyer loves this thing. Here’s what she had to say:

«The acne scars on my cheeks from a series of breakouts are fading fast, and I get new acre very rarely — they’re more like a pimple here and there occasionally when I have to fly somewhere (curse you, dry airplanes) or get stressed or…. who even knows why my skin freaks out sometimes. Never thought I’d ever put a no-makeup selfie on the internet, but that’s how much I love this thing.»

Check out our full review of the FOREO LUNA Mini 2 here!

Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in seven colors).

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Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for normal to oily skin – it just may be the godsend skincare basic you’re looking for! When I started breaking out like never before from T injections, this stuff saved me.


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And just like the reviewer below, I am never switching back to any other face wash again! If you have sensitive/easily irritated skin, sometimes going back to the basics can help.

Promising review: «This has been the only facial cleanser I’ve been able to use for some time now. For some reason when I started nearing my 30th year, I started to break out along the top of my back and shoulders, as well as my face. Hormones change over time, so I guess it just happens! Anywho, this face wash has been a lifesaver for me! I use it on my face and back, and after using it for a few weeks I cleared up nicely, and now I rarely get any pimples. I am able to wear tank tops again without being embarrassed. I really can’t say enough about how much it helped me. I had tried Proactive, Clearasil, and so on and so on, but I found out that they were just really irritating my skin and making the situation a little worse. I really can’t recommend this enough, I wish someone would have told me about it in my teenage years!» —Jessica L Houze

Get it from Amazon for $9.52.

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Pleasing Care Reusable Makeup-removing Cloth seriously needs to be in the shopping cart of every makeup-wearing individual. You can remove a full face of makeup at the end of the day with JUST WATER! 🙏 Time to celebrate!!


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Promising review: «HOLD UP. I have wasted so much money on those makeup remover wipes from Walmart for YEARS. For like TEN YEARS. And now I find this, and I’ll never buy those wipes again! I’m not kidding. This thing makes your face SO MUCH CLEANER than those remover wipes. I just wet it with warm water and take off an entire face of makeup. When I used this the first time, my mom said, ‘Wow your face looks way cleaner than normal!’ Plus, if you’re like me and can’t do laundry super often, this is a good item because you can just apply some hand soap and the makeup comes out pretty easily if you clean it right after use. I wash this once a week and rinse it out every time I use it. Please do yourself a favor — buy this :).» —Caroline W.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (two colors).

Now time to casually find reasons to check out your gorgeous face!


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