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Lip balm with SPF, a mud mask for acne, a natural deodorant that actually keeps you fresh, and way more.
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A Dead Sea mud mask for your wind-down sessions and that reviewers say lessens acne breakouts, minimizes redness, and softens the skin.
The mask has ingredients like aloe vera, calendula oil, vitamin E, sunflower seed and jojoba oil. It’s also cruelty-, alcohol-, paraben-, and sulfate-free.
Promising review: «I absolutely LOVE this mask! I have been using it at least once a week for about a month now. It’s been taking care of my main skin issues such as blackheads and my oily T-zone. I hardly get blackheads anymore and I don’t experience the super oily T-Zone. This mask is PERFECT for my combination skin. It makes my face feel exfoliated, nourished, and clean (exactly as described on the back of the jar).» —McQuail
Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in five scents).
A peeling and brightening serum that clears up hyperpigmentation and evens out the skin tone. It contains hydroquinone (for brightening dark spots), salicylic acid (for penetrating the skin and drying up breakouts), vitamin C (also a brightening agent), and a host of other helpful ingredients.
🗣️🗣️🗣️: Anything you put on your skin that’s meant to peel it is probably something you should consult with your dermatologist about first. You also need to be using sunscreen with an adequate SPF to keep your skin safe while it’s peeling away layers of dead skin. Several reviewers also noted that it does sting but it delivers dramatic results they’re pleased with. All the more reason to check it with a real doctor before dunking it on your face. ALSO, the brand recommends that if you use this product consistently for 60 days, then you need to take a break from it for 30 days. Everything in moderation and cheers to happy skin!
Promising review: «I WAS EXTREMELY HESITANT at first before ordering this product and considering using it on my skin. I don’t typically have sensitive skin but you honestly never know… BUT, this product has been doing miracles for my skin!! I’m so happy about the progress. I watched all the YouTube videos I could find, read thorough reviews, and can truly say I’m happy and more confident with the outcome so far. I was diagnosed with PCOS last year and severe hyperpigmentation has been one of the side effects. I was considering laser hair removal but this has been working. I started using this product 1/16/20… I have been using it twice a day but I alternate depending on my mood and if I have time in the morning… I do exfoliate every day and night. Going to keep using it to see if the scars lighten any further and my skin peels a little bit more bringing in the new skin!» —V. Forest
Get it from Amazon for $23.
Cetaphil’s Purifying Clay Mask to draw out oils, whiteheads, blackheads, deep dark secrets, and everything else that decides to hide out in your skin. Since it’s a mask, it’s perfect to wear while you handle other stuff around the house.
This product is hypoallergenic so you should be safe if you have sensitive skin, but still conduct a patch test to double-check. It’s also supposed to help even out your skin tone and prevent oiliness. The brand notes that it’s gentle enough to use UP to three times a week so it’s probably best not to wear the mask any more than that. BuzzFeed writer Elena Garcia adores this clay mask. Peep why ahead:
«This mask has changed my life. Which I know sounds so dramatic but it’s true. It has a very creamy and cooling consistency which I apply with a face mask brush (but it comes with a small applicator), I let it sit for about 20 minutes and then remove with a face sponge soaked in warm water.
The difference in my skin — my sensitive, acne-prone skin — is astonishing after just one use. My pores shrunk down so much! I went from having what looked like a strawberry for a nose to just a regular, smooth nose! I haven’t shut up about it since I started using it. Now I apply it every three days, it’s honestly my new religion. I wish it came in a bigger jar so I could cover my entire body in it. I’m not even joking. I love it so hard. I will never stop using this mask. NEVER.»
Get it from Amazon for $14.36 (available in three sizes).
Acne patches that’ll vacuum the gunk out of your whiteheads and give you a visible reduction in just a few hours.
The patches will also keep you from picking your pimples to pieces so you have less scarring. They’re by the Avarelle brand which is cruelty-free.
Promising review: «I almost never write reviews but I have to this time! This product is amazing — basically a miracle! I used these on three giant cystic acne spots and they nearly disappeared over the course of two days!!! I used them overnight and for a few hours during the day for two days and BAM! The gnarliest pimples I’ve ever had are magically and dramatically almost gone!» —Nikki Berry
Get them from Amazon for $8.50 (40 patches in a pack).
AND early-stage acne patches to send acne-fighters straight to unpoppable pimples that are still underneath the skin.
If the other acne patches haven’t worked for you in the past because you tend to get bumps that lurk underneath your skin more than straight-up whiteheads, then these patches may be your new jam. They have 173 hyaluronic acid micropoints to penetrate the skin where other patches aren’t designed to reach. The brand is also cruelty-free!
Promising review: «I am such a non-believer in products but this sis is the truth! My zit looks 80% better after one use. PUT IT IN YOUR CART NOW!» —Momlife91
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $12.99.
Baebody Under Eye Gel that’ll help decrease dark circles and minimize fine lines and wrinkles near the sensitive area around the eyes.
The gel is cruelty- and paraben-free.
Promising review: «Give it time and use it religiously. This thing really works! I’m a mother of four in her 30s and I also nanny full time for three additional little ones. I’m always running on minimal to no sleep, don’t eat right, and am always on the go… This helped actually take away the dark circles I was spending so much money on expensive makeup to conceal (or try to anyway). They always would shine through until now!» —Savage
Get it from Amazon for $24.95.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream to hydrate the face and body. One of its leading ingredients is hyaluronic acid, which encourages the skin to hold onto moisture much better. You get soft, moisturized skin for 24 hours.
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It’s fragrance- and oil-free. Plus, the CeraVe brand has the official seal of acceptance from the National Eczema Association.
I own this and I’ll swear by it FOREVA. I have the atopic triad which is science-speak for «I have eczema, allergies, and asthma.» And how’s that related to this moisturizer? Welp, my skin gets triggered super easily whether it’s due to straight-up eczema flare-ups, allergic reactions to fragrances in skincare products, or hives and redness due to allergic reactions to stuff like dust and pollen. That said, there are very, very few products that don’t make me itchy, red, and (sometimes) scaley. This CeraVe moisturizer is one of the products that make the slim cut. Aside from it living up to its 24-hour hydration promise (game-changer), it has also never broken me out and actually helps soothe the many skin irritations that I experience. In short, it’s my holy grail and CeraVe better not ever stop making it. 😊
Get it from Amazon for $17.21.
A bottle of pure hyaluronic acid that’ll help give your skin the moisture surge it deserves. It’s also made to improve skin texture, smooth out fine lines, decrease blemishes, and give the skin an overall natural glow.
Reviewers with a variety of skin needs — including dryness, fine lines, texture, etc. — raved about this product! The acid is vegan and paraben-, oil-, dye-, and fragrance-free.
Promising review: «Amazing product! It has kept my skin tight and I’m slowly seeing results for my fine lines. I have been using it for two months now and I’ve stopped expecting overnight results with a skincare product. Nothing will show you progress within a week. I loved this product so much that I bought a second bottle since I’m a little past halfway on the first one already. Update: Six months later, I’m on my third bottle and I will not trade it for anything else! I use it in my 10-step Korean skincare routine and it has helped transform my skin!» —CM
Get it from Amazon for $15.
A clear lip gloss set for keeping your lips popping and moisturized even in this skin-cracking cold weather. All of ’em are clear so wear them alone or as a glossy topper for a matte lipstick! You have your choice of three kinds: Mint, rosehip, and coconut oils.
The mint oil has a cooling effect and is meant to soothe cracked lips.
The rosehip oil is meant to reduce fine lines on lips, moisturize and heal the skin.
The coconut oil is designed to hydrates lips and lock in moisture.
Promising review: «I absolutely ADORE this lip gloss! It’s thick but not sticky at all. There’s no tackiness to your lips so you can layer and layer and it still isn’t sticky! My favorite is the rose; I just love the faint smell of it. The coconut is nice as well with also a faint aroma of coconut. The mint is so nice if your lips are chapped. It’s sooooo cooling and nice. I’m so happy I made this choice in lip gloss because I definitely don’t regret it.» —Happy
Get it from Amazon for $4.49 (available in different nine different sets).
A facial ice roller to cool and calm skin. It’s designed to address puffiness, fine lines, migraines, and other minor pains.
Just keep the roller in the fridge or freezer to enjoy the cooling sensation.
Promising review: «I was skeptical about this product. I wasn’t sure how it was much different than rolling any other frozen thing on your body. I’m beyond pleasantly surprised. I’ve used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under-eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, etc. Not to mention, when I used it on my face, it leaves my skin feeling tight and wakes me up in the mornings. It also stays cold for forever but never sweats or leaves water behind. It’s like magic. I also bought one for my mom who suffers from nerve damage in her arms and legs. I think it’ll really help when she has bad pain days.» —Jessica McRee
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven colors).
Diva Stuff Anti-Bacterial Pillow Mist – it calms and helps lull you to sleep with lavender while the tea tree and peppermint water ingredients stop acne-causing bacteria from traveling from your pillows to your face.
Spray it on your pillows, sheets, and covers but it’s also great for spritzing on your couch or any other fabric in your house. The bottle label also says you can use this on your face and body! Actually, just launch a spritzing spree and zap acne-causing bacteria away from every fabric within a 2-mile radius of your residence. This product is cruelty-, paraben-, and aluminum-free.
Promising review: «I love this pillow spray so, so much! I purchased this and a silk pillowcase to help with my cystic acne and it has worked wonders. It also smells lovely and is super nice at bedtime. I spray it on my whole bed, towels, and my couch now.» —Carly Scarberry
Get it from Amazon for $14.99.
Weleda Skin Food to moisturize and repair skin so winter weather doesn’t dry it out. The plant-based product is thick and strong enough to be used on the entire body but gentle enough to put near your sensitive eye area.
It’s made of sustainably sourced ingredients including rosemary leaf, pansy flower, and organic sunflower seed oil. Several reviewers noted that this is a cult favorite product that’s made top beauty lists in magazines for years — and yet this bad boy remains under $15. It’s also free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants, and mineral oils.
Promising review: «Yes, this all-natural product is great on hands and feet, but what I am thrilled about is how it works in my facial skincare routine. At night, after all the cleansing and moisturizing, I pat a very small amount of Skin Food on my marionette lines, my lips, upper lips, below my eyes, and on the crows’ feet (making sure not to get this too close to my eyes), and finally on the lines of my forehead. It makes a huge difference in my 66-year-old, dry, sensitive skin. I would give this 10 stars if I could. I applied this at night before bed the first time and could see a difference the next morning. My skin is so dry that I can do the same thing in the morning on days when I don’t have to immediately go somewhere as it takes a little bit of time to soak in on me. It comes out of the tube somewhere between a cream and an ointment but seems to melt when you rub it between your fingers. I also love the smell and will keep using this product as long as it is available.» —Dallas Baby Boomer
Get it from Amazon for $12.49.
Bawdy Butt sheet masks – they’ll put you on your belly for a bit BUTT that’s alright because having softer booty skin is a great body goal IMO.
The mask has ingredients like mango, watermelon, and kiwi extracts to address fine lines and make your butt skin plumper, dewier, and more hydrated. It’s also vegan free of parabens, sulfates, and detergents.
Promising review: «I will definitely be investing in more of these masks. I was a bit skeptical to try a mask for my butt lol, but I actually felt it work! I felt the firmness and the skin detox! I will be purchasing more for sure 👍.» —Lauren
Get them from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four scents).
Biodegradable cotton rounds made of 100% organic cotton that are pH-balanced specifically for people with sensitive skin. These babies are for wiping off makeup, applying toner, or removing nail polish.
These are also just a cool way to prevent yourself from putting your fingers to your face. The less you touch your face, the fewer opportunities you have to transfer bacteria from your hands that sinks into your pores and cause breakouts. The Organyc brand also confirmed on its website that it does not test on animals, however, it did not specify itself as cruelty-free.
Promising review: «I have super sensitive skin and eyes. Every time I took off my eye makeup (and sometimes my face makeup, too), my eyes would get really red for several hours. Suddenly, several hours turned into several days and I ended up in my eye doctor’s office. We went through my routine and all of my hypoallergenic makeup was the same… I had been traveling for an extended period and using non-organic cotton pads. My eye doctor told me about all the pesticides sprayed onto cotton and more chemicals used to create the cotton pads. He gave me a steroid to clear up the irritation and suggested that I travel with my washcloths (not a completely sanitary solution since it never got to dry). Somehow, I was looking for something on Amazon for my college kid and came across these 100% organic cotton rounds. I have been buying them for two years now and using them without a single irritation or problem since.» —C’s Mommy
Get them from Amazon for $3.29+ (available in a one- and six-pack quantities).
A blackhead remover kit that’ll safely remove blackheads from your skin without spreading bacteria or causing unnecessary scarring. You get five needles for different pimple sizes, plus a case to store them in when you aren’t using them.
One reviewer even noted that these blackhead tools helped them clear out blackheads from their son’s ears!
Promising review: «I have had blackheads on my nose since I can remember and they just keep getting bigger. I have tried the peeling masks, monthly facials, etc… but that wasn’t enough. I ordered this kit (along with a microdermabrasion one) to try and fight back… It gets EVERYTHING out and I don’t feel like I am damaging my skin. It’s very easy to use. I use this kit two to three times a week and have noticed a BIG difference in my pore size. I like to use this before I put on any skincare or makeup products. Just quickly get a few noticeable areas and then apply toner, lotion, and primer before makeup. After three months of use, I found this kit works MUCH better than the microdermabrasion tool I also ordered. These are just easier and quicker! A few times a week, I can quickly clean out my pores after washing my face. My pore size has noticeably shrunk.» —Sherri Lee
Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask to scrub out blackheads. The cool concoction fizzles and pops and the end result is all the gunk snatched out of your skin. Woohoo!
Promising review: «I decided to try this mask based on the insanely high customer rating and affordable price just to see if it would live up to the hype. I just finished washing it off my face and I have to say I do see a difference, albeit not a dramatic one. I have enlarged pores in my T-zone and issues with blackheads around my chin and after one use, my pores appear smaller and tighter and most of the smallest blackheads and bumps are gone from around my chin. I am impressed but I think with regular use it might make an even bigger difference — maybe a couple of times a week. Oh yeah, it’s also really fun to watch and feel the bubbles foaming up on your face!» —Elisabeth
Get it from Amazon for $8.59.
Check out our full review of Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask here (#3).
A Lavinso Foot Exfoliation Mask that’ll basically give you brand new feet since it strips layers and layers of dead skin and calluses from them.
Promising review: «These were amazing! They actually did what they claimed they would. My feet were peeling in five days. Starting on the third day, I made sure to soak them for at least 10 minutes. It took about three to four days for them to stop peeling but the results are amazing. My feet feel so new!» —Nov.Rain
Get it from Amazon for $17.95.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm with SPF 25 to keep lips protected from the unforgiving wind chill and the sun.
I got this lip balm in a gift for Christmas and it’s become one of the most-used holiday gifts I have. The lip balm actually does soften my lips for a significant amount of time
and it definitely lasts longer than the Burt’s Bees hydrating lip oil that I was using. The Jack Black brand is also cruelty-free. This balm specifically is paraben-free and free of harsh surfactants.
Promising review: «I got the shea butter flavor. It isn’t overpowering or even particularly noticeable which is what I was hoping for. More importantly, it actually hydrates my lips. In the two weeks I’ve had it, I’ve found that I reach for it less and less. I used to put on ChapStick every few hours but I only put this on a few times a day. I wasn’t thrilled about the price but it gets 5 stars for being the only product I’ve tried that actually improves my lips’ hydration rather than just coating them for a few hours or even making them worse (and I’ve tried a LOT of different products). I’ll definitely be buying this again.» —CrazyCatLady72
Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in six flavors and in sets).
Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Razors that’ll take off dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your face to make it look and feel super smooth. Reviewers also seem to be obsessed with how well this razor works for snatching eyebrows.
Promising review: «These little guys work perfectly for dermaplaning! I used one the other night after I washed and applied toner to my face. It’s been a couple days and my skin still feels baby soft. I didn’t have any sort of reaction or anything to the exfoliation which was nice because I have severe cystic acne. My makeup goes on so smoothly and I finally have that glowing look I’ve been trying to get! I will definitely be buying these again.» —Hannah Jean
Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (three in a pack).
Cuticle oil to give your nails and the skin around them a little extra TLC.
Promising review: «I had peeling, weak nails for years and I tried everything. A friend recommended a nail strengthener they saw on QVC. It was quite pricey and I wanted to make sure it was worth it, so I read the reviews. One of the comments said to just buy Solar Oil. Since it was much more affordable than the QVC stuff, I tried it. I bought it in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month of religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again!»—Diana
Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in three sizes).
A bottle of face AND brush cleaner — YUP! — that’s gentle enough to cleanse your skin, yet powerful enough to also get makeup out of your bristles, all before you get out of the house in the morning. Two uses, one product. Sooo much time (and space) saved, peeps.
Also, aren’t you going to feel so accomplished when you’re able to return to clean makeup brushes for your evening routine? This product is vegan and also cruelty-, paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free.
Get it from Anisa Beauty for $19 in the full-size bottle and $12 for a travel-size one.
The bentonite clay helps clear up different forms of acne (yes, even cystic breakouts) but several reviewers noted that the product addressed their acne concerns without sparking an allergic reaction and/or completely cleared up their sensitive skin flare-ups. The product has no additives or fragrances added. The brand also notes that the ingredients have no animal products but it does not label itself as cruelty-free.
Promising review: «This stuff is incredible. I have sensitive skin and stuff like this usually breaks me out, but this magic powder mixed with apple cider vinegar just made me turn red for a little bit and left me feeling smooth like butter. It did drag up more dirt than a girl with an internet connection and a grudge, but unlike Jessica who ruined my life for a brief period of time, this made me feel good about myself. I use it for spot treatments daily (fewer and further between as the days go by), and once a week I use it as an all-over mask. It’s a whole pound and two tablespoons lasted for two weeks. I’ll have to leave this tub to my kids in my will one day cause I’ll still have it. It feels really good when it dries and you move your face for the first time, kind of like your face is the soft side of the velcro and the mask is the hook part and someone is pulling them apart slowly. Your face will be red for a little bit but that goes away. Also, with apple cider vinegar, it stinks to high heaven but it’s ohhhh so worth it.» —MamaBear
Get it from Amazon in a one-pound jar for $13.89 (available in two sizes).
Essence sheet masks to address so many different skin concerns, like dryness, dullness, and firmness. Also, «face mask and chill» nights are definitely in order.
The masks are also cruelty-free. Yay!
Promising review: “I have been using these face masks for about two weeks now. A friend of mine recommended that I try these for my acne-prone skin. I have never tried any Korean skincare products before. I’ve only used drugstore and Sephora skincare but it has done nothing for my skin. I decided, why not? It’s cheap, I have nothing to lose. After my second mask, I felt a difference in my skin. It was so soft and smooth. My acne has been clearing up. I can’t say that it is because of these masks alone (because I simply don’t know) but if you are considering it, just buy it! It’s fun and easy to do. Also, a good way to de-stress and just chill out for 20 minutes or so.” —Mai
Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in a pack of 16).
Tatcha Silk Canvas primer that so many reviewers say is worth the splurge since it really does protect their skin from makeup that can wear it down (yup, makeup does that). Treat yo’ self!
It’s designed to not clog your pores or irritate your skin. The product is a solid but applies like a blurring cream but I’ve also gotta put you on to a new Tatcha drop: There’s now a liquid version of this primer in case you aren’t into solids. It’s oil-free. Also, Tatcha is cruelty-free!
Promising review: «I’ve never used a makeup primer that came as a solid. It was a slight learning curve as I worked it into my skincare routine in the morning but I see a noticeable difference in my makeup wear throughout the day all the way to the end of the day when I’m taking my make up off. Tatcha’s primer truly keeps my makeup on top of my skin rather than seeping into my pores throughout the day. I’m definitely going to be buying when I run out which will be a while because you don’t use much when applying.» —Crystalkate
Get the travel size from Tatcha for $22 and the full size for $52. OR, snag the oil-free liquid version for $52 (available in a full-size bottle only).
Hand moisturizing cream for anyone who works with their hands a lot and needs an extra ~hand~ with keeping them hydrated and healthy.
Promising review: «I wasn’t sure if this would work since I’ve tried a lot of hand cream. I work in a warehouse and deal with forklifts and boxes, and I wash my hands constantly. I just purchased this a few days ago and I tried it as soon as I got it. On my first use, I saw a difference in how soft my hands and the dry cuticles are actually softer. I love this product. Can’t wait to see how my hands will look in a couple of weeks.» —Claire P.
Get it from Amazon for $7.29.
Plant-based, refillable deodorant that I swear keeps me fresh all day, smells nice, and doesn’t irritate my skin. The other plus is that it’s made with plant products and the deodorant case is refillable! You can even set it up so you get a refill automatically delivered to you on a specific date.
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Pick your case. Pick your scent. Then, select your plan based on whether you want a one-time purchase or regular refill plan. Myro deodorants are cruelty-free but there’s so much more to it than that. They’re also aluminum-, paraben-, phthalate- and talc-free. Plus, they don’t use baking soda, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances which are known to be skin irritants.
Tbh, I wasn’t looking for environmentally friendly deodorant although I swear I love Mother Earth. My go-to fragrance-free deodorant was discontinued so I just desperately needed one that wouldn’t irritate my sensitive underarm skin and would keep me smelling fresh. All the other natural deodorants I tried DEFINITELY DID NOT KEEP ME FRESH 🙅🏿♀️. I had to re-up several times throughout the day just to avoid a sweaty smell which wasn’t my norm and made me feel self-conscious. Finally, I stumbled upon the Myro deodorant and figured I’d just try it since I tried everything else (Native, Tom’s, Almay, you name it). I was skeptical because it smelled so good and my severely sensitive skin typically doesn’t play nice with scents. I guess since the product is truly natural, that’s why it didn’t irritate me. Fair warning: I peeped that the deodorant has low ratings on like two sites but it appears that the Myro brand listened to the people, as its website notes that it’s upgraded the formula.
I’ve been using it for about three weeks. I apply it once daily and don’t have to break my schedule to re-up, haven’t had any itchy patches develop under my arms, and FINALLY get to enjoy a great scented product again, which I haven’t been able to do in years. BTW, the scent I have is the Chill Wave which smells like cucumber, jasmine, and spearmint 👃🏾❤️.
Get the actual deodorant from Myro for $10 (available in seven scents) and the case for FREE (refill for $10 (available in seven colors). Personalize your case for $6 more.
Biotin shampoo to thoroughly cleanse your scalp and leave it in a much better condition to grow thicker hair. You may not think of it this way, but your scalp is SKIN. That means you’ve got to take care of it just as you would any other area of your body. A healthy scalp = a healthy growing base for hair (and usually less itchiness).
Per the reviews, it’ll be effective on multiple hair textures. This shampoo is also cruelty-, sulfate-, silicone-, and paraben-free. Woo!
Promising review: «This shampoo is like NOTHING I’ve ever tried in the past. The way my 4C hair turns out after using this is INCREDIBLE. It’s soft, easy to comb, and super manageable. I’ve been using it for two years!» —Jae
Get it from Amazon for $9.95.
Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.
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