The Seaweed Bath Co. Exfoliating Detox Body Soap combines bladderwrack seaweed, coffee, charcoal powder, and a blend of oils for a luxurious deep clean — one that won’t leave your complexion feeling ~I need immediate moisture~ dry right out of the shower.
Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream uses an ultra gentle-yet-effective quartet of oat, soy, kiwi, and blackberry extracts, so you can finally wave au revoir to itchy and irritated skin. And you know what else wins? Your bank account — because the only thing we love more than an effective product is one that doesn’t cost one million dollars.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask gives an entirely new meaning to beauty sleep thanks to a powerful blend of salicylic acid and tea tree oil. This combo happily destroys pimples and excess sebum whilst you dream, meaning you’ll wake up to matte skin that won’t be require that 10 pounds of setting powder, thank you very much.
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser earns all the overwhelmingly positive TikTok praise it gets. This is moisture-balancing, has a lotion-like consistency (which is *chef’s kiss* for sensitive skin), and is packed with ceramides and hyaluronic acid — aka your complexion is about to take a ride on the moisture-sans-pimple train.
Korean Exfoliating Bath Washcloths described by one reviewer as a solution for back-of-the-arms bumps. It’s about time we retire that mesh loofah and move on to greener pastures — the pastures in this context being a green washcloth capable of revealing a smoother, softer surface with a simple few swipes. You are about to shed so much dead skin.
TULA Probiotic Go Away Spot Treatment declares war on cystic acne best described as “ouch.” Painful bumps are essentially reduced overnight thanks to a benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, and probiotics blend, aka you can go ahead and put that concealer stick down.
Ole Henrikson Glow2OH™ Dark Spot Toner eradicates the ghosts of acne past with a powerful glycolic and lactic acids. Tl;dr: dark spots, fine lines, and dull complexions stand no chance against this potent product.
Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Boost Sheet Mask brings spa results to the comfort of your [very tiny, possibly poorly ventilated] bathroom. It’s drenched with hyaluronic acid, hibiscus, and vitamin C for ultimate hydration and brightness — but the best part? It’s designed with ear loops, which means it won’t be slipping off with every sip of wine.
Hypoallergenic Milky Jelly Cleanser because you’d love to double cleanse, but who has the time?* This gentle-but-effective cleanser will literally ~melt~ makeup, oil, and gunk off your face — just add a few pumps to wet skin, cue mini facial massage, rinse, pat dry, and go to sleep. Only about .5 seconds have passed.
Pacifica Beauty Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil containing rose and blue tansy oils, fatty acids, and vitamins A and C so you can scream toodle-oo to redness and irritation. People with especially sensitive skin cannot. stop. raving about this wonderful little bottle.
Hydrocolloid COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches speed up the ~draining process~ and more importantly, they 👏 prevent 👏 picking 👏. If you’re looking for a no-frills way to stop cystic acne in its evil tracks, these transparent stickers are the way to go.
And! Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Surface Patches treat cluster breakouts (cc: that special time of the month in which your jawline is shown no mercy) with a medical-grade hydrocolloid formula that prevents picking and speeds up draining. All you’ll have to do is peel and stick.
Beauty By Earth’s Rosy & Radiant Duo comes equipped with a coffee bean eye cream (brighter peepers are all but guaranteed) and a rose quartz roller, the latter of which is d-i-v-i-n-e for lymphatic drainage and provides necessary TLC.
Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer provides broad spectrum SPF 30, hydration, *and* best of all? Coverage. This water-infused formula blurs pores, banishes redness, and evens tone for a Zoom-worthy complexion that doesn’t require a damp sponge and blending.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 protects your complexion against the suns rays *and* blue light, doesn’t leave behind a white cast, and won’t break you out. It’s no wonder so many reviewers consider this a holy grail.
I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio comes with bite-sized versions of three cult-favorite masks: Disco Kitten, Space Kitten, and Sugar Kitten. Each formula works toward a unique skincare goal (more on that below!) and uses prr-fect top qual, cruelty-free ingredients.
Rael Lightweight Nourishing Gel Cream enlists the help of sunflower seed oil for a near-invisible texture that provides hydration sans any oily grease — aka, you can put the setting powder down. No longer will you have to sacrifice a matte T-zone in the name of moisture.
Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm simply needs to be applied before bed and voilà, you’ll wake up to a nourished pout that has effectively bid adieu to flakes — and it basically feels like a treat thanks to decadent flavors like strawberry, mint, and peach.
Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum enlists the help of bakuchiol and chlorophyll, making it gentle enough for sensitive skin (retinol = some pretty powerful stuff). This tackles dullness and fine lines with a vengeance but is *super* unique because it doesn’t leave behind redness or irritation.
Vegan and cruelty-free Awake Human Organic Face Moisturizer prides itself on being free of icky chemicals that you probably (in my case, definitely) can’t pronounce. Aloe, jojoba, green tea, shea butter, and sweet almond oil work in harmony to nourish your complexion, plus it’s available in an unscented formula for anyone with a sensitive nose.
Neogen Real Fresh Cleansing Stick is a breeze when it comes to application: simply remove the cap, swipe on some goodness, and rinse. No product wasted on your hands. No crud covering your sink faucet. Ease and portability aside, this uses green tea leaves for deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation — I never thought I’d swoon over skincare, but here we are.
Blume Whirl Moisturizer smells like heaven (*inhales coffee, coconut, and vanilla cookie scent*) and works like a miracle, to boot. Listen up: Acne-prone skin still needs moisture! And this truly delivers on its promise of dewy, plump, and spot-free complexions.
Kopari Coconut Melt Wipes are packed with lactic acids, vitamin E, and coconut oil that translates to ::double checks:: about a trillion uses. One wipe removes makeup, moisturizes face *and* body, works as a dry shave oil sans ingrowns (::shivers::), and revitalizes under eyes.
Ren Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer provides the ultimate step uno for your a.m. routine. Simply glide this on pre-makeup to reduce pore appearance, mattify excess oil (::curses at T-zone::), and create a nourishing barrier that means your complexion won’t go berserk after a long day spent sweating *and* wearing that full coverage foundation.
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum lets you try a holy grail ingredient for cheap. Hyaluronic acid = a unicorn tears blend that plumps, hydrates, and soothes. This cruelty-free product is suitable for all complexion types (normal, oily, dry, combo) and requires just a pea-sized amount pre-coffee and pre-Zzzs.
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant confronts enlarged pores, pesky pimples, and fine lines with unmatched dedication. It also gently exfoliates with each swipe, so you can effectively wave ta ta to dullness and dead skin cells with every toss of a cotton round.
Bioderma Hydrabio Tonic Lotion takes your nighttime routine from drab to fab with just one extra step and a mere seven seconds of your time — just soak this on a cotton pad and swipe it on post-cleanse. Toners tend to err on the strips-skin-of-moisture side, but *this* wonderful option uses glycerin to guarantee extra TLC in the form of hydration.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter turns removing makeup into a luxurious bedtime ritual thanks to a rich, creamy chamomile formula. This scoffs in the face of stubborn mascara, removing every last drop of product from your face with ease… now put down the makeup wipes. We’re better than that.
Fresh Rose Face Mask proves that not *every* rose has its thorn — this skincare staple is pure goodness through and through. No sappy heartbreak songs to be heard here. It’s basically infused with real rose petals to hydrate and plump for the ultimate dewy canvas.
Be Luminous Exfoliator combines Hojicha powder, alpha hydroxy acids, and lactic acid — fancy phrases that roughly translate to, your skin is about to be smooth. This water-activated staple gently buffs away impurities and dullness without aggravating your complexion. Exfoliation? Sans irritation? Dreams really do come true.
Dr. Jart Cicapair Color Correcting Treatment contains a major superstar ingredient: tiger grass (centella asiatica). This green-to-beige product remedies redness, helps heal sensitive skin, and covers up pimples — no heavy, crease-y concealer necessary.
Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!