30 Beauty Products You’ll Probably Be Glad You Bought Every Time You Use Them

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Verb Ghost Oil makes quick work of taming frizz and flyaways. This is THE BEST hair oil if you have coarse, thick hair like me. Trust.


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I got turned onto this stuff after some colleagues put it in stories and after trying just about every hair oil out there, I can assure that this is the good stuff. It’s great for finishing off your look after heat styling (like with a curling iron or straightener) or helping your hair calm down post-blow-drying.

Get it from Amazon for $18.

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Admire My Skin Brightening Serum earns lots of credit in the Amazon reviews from people with hyperpigmentation and melasma. But folks with rosacea will also find it incredibly useful in their skincare routine.


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Promising review: “This product helped lighten my rosacea and has been very moisturizing on my skin. Not sure if it helps with other skin problems but it helped mine! Would recommend if you have rosacea.” —Kateyln

Get it from Amazon for $23.

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Mr. Pumice Ultimate Pumi Bar is your new shower BFF. Its rougher side will help attack calluses and the soft side will smooth out the offending areas.


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Promising review: “At the shop where I get pedicures I noted that they use these. The dark purple side is perfect for keeping my heels smooth. I live in the desert and go barefoot often so need something for my feet, but other products didn’t seem to be very effective. I use this with a callus gel every so often and this seems to work better than all the other ‘pumice’ bars, etc. This isn’t pumice though, but I never liked the hard pumice stones and they didn’t seem to do much anyway.” —Desert Rose

Get it from Amazon for $3.40.

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LONDONTOWN Kur Instant Smudge Fix, something I wish I knew about eons ago because I’m forever smudging my at-home AND salon manis.


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Promising review: “I rarely ding my nails, but did recently just as I was leaving the salon. I carry this with me in my manicure bag and it works perfectly. My manicurist was amazed! Highly recommend.” —ZLIONNE

Get it from Amazon for $14.

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Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo targets residue from all that dry shampoo you have built up in your hair so your scalp with truly feel clean. I get it. Really.


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Promising review: “I love this shampoo for once-a-month use to remove excess products such as leave-on conditioners etc. I have dry, curly hair and need very moisturizing conditioners and leave-on products, but those can build up over time (even washing hair three times a week). This anti-residue shampoo resets the hair and makes it feel so light and clean. I’ve been using it for over two decades. Unfortunately it’s really hard to find this in brick-and-mortar stores nowadays for some strange reason (and I live in a big-ish city) so I’m happy to find it on Amazon at a great price.” —Dumpling

Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

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Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick stays on in a super velvety way that won’t dry out your lips or call for post-lunch application. Seriously, it stays put and I always get compliments when I wear it!


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This has recently become my fave long-lasting lipstick formula and I yearn for it in every dang color now. Oh, and just plan on tucking it in my pocket while I’m laying in my coffin (yep, put me in a dress WITH POCKETS), like we did for my grandma and her fave lipstick, OK?

Promising review: “Literally the best liquid lipstick formula I’ve ever tried in my life. The shape of the applicator makes it easy to apply and it lasts longer than the Kat Von D formula (without drying my lips out like KVD does). I definitely want to purchase more.” —ev253

Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in six metallic shades and 24 matte shades).


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I have been loyal to these for about two years. And I think I’ve tried just about every oil blotting sheet out there! (You should probably just go ahead and spring for that six-pack.)

Promising review: “I’ve had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oil blotting sheets because they’re life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knockoffs of the same thing but I’ll never go back. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all.” —Kelsey

Get them from Amazon: one 100-sheet pack for $6.95 or six 100-sheet packs for $29.95

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MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush works wonders by massaging your scalp so you can start with a *true* clean slate and put those haircare products to full use.


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Believe me, you’ve never *really* washed your hair unless you’ve used a shampoo brush. The difference is astonishing.

Promising review: “I cannot explain how good this feels when you’re using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt more smoother than after I started using this product. I would definitely recommend this!” —Romie Patel

Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in two colors).

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e.l.f. Camo Concealer promises 16 hours of wear and 26 shades. It’s lightweight and dries matte, even though it’s highly pigmented. So really, why the heck isn’t it already on your undereyes?


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Get it from e.l.f. for $6 (available in 26 colors).

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Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment goes on cooling and smooth, is easy to blend in, and will make you look in the mirror five minutes later wondering where all that redness went! I use it daily as a moisturizer under my foundation and some reviewers even use it as a CC cream. It’s *that* good. And it has SPF 30!


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Like I said up there ^, I use this every single day and to demonstrate just how well it works, I put it on half of my face in the pic on the left. Seriously, the color-cancelling prowess is impressive. Also it took me nearly a year to go through the full-size jar. So if the price has you feeling iffy, you can try out a travel version. Seriously, I’m forever indebted to this stuff.

Promising review:I have rosacea on both my cheeks and a bit on chin and also have a couple of acne spots on my chin as well and I’ve tried so many foundations to cover up my cheeks and no matter how full coverage my cheeks will still show through. So I decided to try this and I love it!!!! I use this after primer and moisturizer and then use a foundation (because I fake tan and my face is paler than my body) and my skin looks amazing!!! I’m so impressed! I love makeup but I could never really use a lot of face products because I was embarrassed. Definitely recommend if you have rosacea and want to wear full coverage foundation or even as a BB cream.” —elyse1518

Get it from Sephora for $18+ (available in two sizes).


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Promising review: “This product is AMAZING. As someone that struggles with razor bumps, this product delivers time and time again! I use it to remove the hairs on my upper lip and to trim hairs on my face and neck. It’s fast, painless and it gets the job done in a matter of seconds. The most important thing for me when it comes to this product is that it’s convenient! I can literally use it on my upper lip if I notice any hairs before leaving my house and it won’t leave red marks like thread or wax does nor is it time consuming. I find it extremely useful and I can see myself using it a lot in the long run. Everyone needs this PRODUCT! I’m buying one for my sister and my mom too!!!” —Rohan Hutchinson

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in pink).

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Corsx Acne Pimple Master Patches attack blemishes that pop up in the least convenient time (so any time) by sucking out the gunk without irritating your skin around the blemish like drying treatments.


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Promising review: “Omg, where has this been my whole life? Why did nobody talk about hydrocolloid patches when I was a teen? These truly do shrink your pimples (as long as it is an open or popped one). I just put one on before bed and by morning, voilà! All that’s left is a small bump, if anything at all. I seriously couldn’t believe my eyes. (All those years of suffering from acne! I’m in my 30s now with hormonal acne, btw.) These are magic!” —Julie W.

Get a four-pack of 24 patches each from Amazon for $13.20.

Check out our full review of these Cosrx Acne Pimple Patches!

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Radha Rosehip Oil is an all-natural solution to a ton of skin problems. It helps hydrate skin, reduces the look of wrinkles and scars, and reviewers even say it helps their hair and nails.


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Promising review: “This is LIFE-CHANGING! I’m 33 and have had dry skin my entire life. I decided to try this because the price was reasonable and the reviews were great. I was NOT disappointed. I cleaned my face the first night, applied a thick layer of rosehip oil, and went to bed. Eight hours later, I woke up to a new face. I have used this oil every night for about five weeks and it has completely changed my skin. My mom saw me one morning and remarked that my skin looked like it did when I was 8! I also love that you get a large quantity of oil for a super affordable price, and a little bit goes a long way. For the amount you get, it’s SUCH a bargain.” —TuffLuckCowgirl

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

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Petitfée Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches have gold and snail secretion filtrate to help depuff your poor under-eyes on the cheap.


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Promising review: “Holy moly! I don’t know what to expect, but I certainly wasn’t expecting them to be this immediately incredible! They’re so lovely and luxurious, but I assumed that’s where it would end. I was wrong. After a half-hour I removed them and my dark, puffy, and wrinkly under eyes were replaced with skin like I had when I was 16. These are awesome!” —Danielle Burge

Get a container of 60 from Amazon for $9.69.

Check out our full review of these Petitfée hydrogel eye patches (#3) for more deets!

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Docolor Eyelash Comb separates lashes (whether they’re still wet with mascara or decked out with extensions) to prevent any clumped look.


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Promising review: “A must-have in my makeup case! I have used plastic lash combs, metal ones, and flat ones, all of which just didn’t get the job done. I always went back to a safety pin, WHICH I DO NOT ADVISE! This comb is metal and arched, which is much easier to use, and the teeth glide through lashes easily. NOTE: If your mascara is dry and clumped, ANY COMB COULD POTENTIALLY PULL OUT LASHES. JUST NO. DO NOT DO IT. I put on mascara, and while it’s still wet, I glide the comb through the base and go up. It’s that simple. I was concerned about cleaning it with alcohol, but I asked customer service and was told it was safe.” —ASConner

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream soothes dry, cracked hands *while* making them look so much more presentable. I’m going to assume you’ve been washing your hands often and correctly all along, but maybe you haven’t and your hands are super dry these days. (No, this is not an accusation.)


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Promising review: “Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I’ve tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I’d tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth.” —Steve

Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

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And O’Keeffe’s Foot Cream rehabs cracked, painful heels just in time for sandal season. Here’s to going to bed without socks!


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Promising review: “I have tried EVERYTHING, but because I am barefoot all the time, my heels crack (gross!!!!!!)… a lot. Sometimes they split open and it can be incredibly painful. I’ve tried creams, lotions, oils, you name it. Based on the reviews on Amazon, I thought I would give this foot cream a try, because I had recently had a split appear, and it was super painful to walk on. After about three days of applying this cream at bedtime, the pain started to go away because the healing process was kicked into gear by my skin finally being soft enough to do its thing. It leaves a weird residue on your hands after application, (which could probably easily be washed off if I wasn’t already cozied up in bed), but it made all the difference for my normally cracked and dry heels. I notice I get much better results when I use it daily, (so if you skip a few days, you’ll notice it won’t work as well). Consistency is key, but it really does work!” —Faith Mendelson

Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

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e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer has squalene for the utmost hydration, smoothing capability, and grip for your makeup all dang day. Plus it works for all skin types.


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Lovoir Winged Eyeliner Stamp imprints a perfectly symmetrical wing so you can use some of your time on better things. Oh, if only you could give Past You this product! But we can’t dwell on things like that.


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Promising review: “I loved the product. I usually take 15 minutes to do my eyeliner perfectly for my dance recitals which include cleaning and re-doing multiple times. But with this eyeliner, I took only five mins to do it in a single go. It lasted really long, even in burning hot weather. It looked so beautiful even from a long distance. I loved the product. It’s a must-have for all those who love eye makeup.” —rasu

Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three sizes).

Read more in our deep dive on the Lovoir Winged Eyeliner Stamp to learn why over 4k people love it!

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John Frieda Hot Air Brush handles the blowout for you. No more figuring out how the heck to maneuver a blow-dryer *and* round brush.


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It has two heat settings (and a cool setting to help set your ‘do), plus its ionic power helps reduce frizz and adds some serious shine. And! Its ceramic coating cuts down on heat damage.

Promising review:This hot air brush has made the biggest difference in my usually flat, frizzy hair! I now have more body and shine than I have had in years! I highly recommend this product. It is lightweight and easy to use. My hair holds a style longer and it is so much easier than trying to blow-dry my hair while also using a round brush trying to style it. I wish I would’ve discovered this hot air brush years ago! Love it!” —L

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 1 and 1.5-inch versions).

Read our full review of the John Freida Hot Brush for more deets!

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BestLan Hair Finishing Stick looks just like a mascara wand but its shaping cream tames your flyaways on those days when throwing your hair up in a bun or ponytail is all you can muster.


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My colleague Sarah Han (pictured here!) loves this. Here’s what she has to say:

“That’s my hair right there! As you can see, it really picks up all of the annoyingly too-short hairs near the nape of my neck that I can’t gather into a high ponytail or bun. (Don’t mind the remaining front-framing wispies in the ‘after’ photo — those are there on purpose!) There is one main caveat though: I only use it if I know I’ll be washing my hair either that night or the next, since it does still ~stiffen~ the areas of hair I use it on — but it’s better than hairspray, in my opinion *and* the reviewer’s opinion down below. Some reviewers say that they can just brush the gel out, but I’d prefer to just wash it out.”

Promising review: “I cannot put my hair up in a high pony or bun now *without* using this product. It truly tames every flyaway and keeps them tame for hours — I come home after a nine-hour day and they’re still in place. I have a 15-month-old baby and have had crazy postpartum hair growth, especially along my hairline near my forehead, and this product has been a godsend.” —Heather H.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


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Promising review: “Take it from an ethnic salad bowl with Brillo pad hair that is sometimes nappy, sometimes curly, and sometimes straight, this is the only conditioner you will ever need for the rest of your life. It repairs and softens like nothing else. Despite what it says, you should definitely work some in and leave it in after washing. And to top it off, this stuff smells like a magical bouquet of spring flowers. Take a stranger’s word.” —Amazon Customer

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.98.

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Satin pillowcases feel cool to the touch and are much easier on your hair and skin than cotton pillow cases that tend to suck up moisture and frizz your hair while you sleep. I can vouch. I have three sets!


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Promising Review: “LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I’ve already noticed a huge difference!!!” —shawnellnewberry

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four sizes and 12 colors).

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Biotin shampoo made with tea tree, jojoba, and argan oils and *without* sulfates. Reviewers say it helps with hair loss and preventing dandruff. (Gotta love a testimonial with photographic evidence!)


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Promising review: “I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It’s longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair.” —Diane J. Huff

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.


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Promising review: “My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel-dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I’m totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn’t leave it greasy or weigh it down. I’ll definitely buy again.” —Ellie

Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

Read our review of Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why one BuzzFeeder calls it, “the miracle product I’ve been searching for.”


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Promising review: “I’m a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now.” —Nguyen P.

Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

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Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 transforms damaged hair for a touchable, visible difference when you leave it on for at least 10 minutes because it helps relink broken bonds.


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BTW, it’s vegan, paraben-free, and sulfate-free. Use this *before* shampoo and conditioner.

Promising review: “Wow. I wish I would have taken a ‘before’ picture. I had severely brittle, bleached hair and terrible split ends. After using this once (kept in hair for about four hours), my hair was noticeably softer, less straw-like at the tips, and my split ends have disappeared. It seems like the Olaplex bonded them together. I heard that every time you use this, your hair just keeps getting better and healthier, and I’m looking forward to it. I plan to use once a week.” —ecyphers

Get it from Amazon for $28.

Read our full review of Olaplex No. 3 for all the deets!

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Goody Slideproof Elastics keep your sweaty mane in a ponytail or bun as intended while you welcome sweet death in brutal workout classes. I have a MANE of hair and it keeps it where it’s supposed to be.


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If these things stay put while I’m dying on a stationary bike in an indoor cycling class, I’m sure they’ll do the same for you! They’re thick elastic bands with little nubs on them that help keep the hair tie in a position. Now, these *will* put a dent in your hair but oh my gosh your ponytail will stay in place.

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $3.99.


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I’ve tried tons of different setting sprays and keep going back to this one~

Promising review: “This is my ride or die! Keeps my makeup in place all day without drying.” —Armyvegan

Get it from Amazon for $4.39.

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