Jun 25, 2023
29 Skincare Products With Amazing Results
We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation
We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.
Just based on these before pics alone, these products must be magic.
Pro tip: since this is a max strength benzoyl peroxide, reviewers HIGHLY recommend using a hydrating moisturizer after this face wash.
Promising review: "This is a miracle product for adult acne! I've spent so much money on different products and prescriptions throughout the years, and nothing has consistently worked. To my great surprise I started seeing improvements to my face within the first three days of using this. Three weeks later, I could cry because I'm so happy with how my skin looks!" —Frances25
Get it from Amazon for $25.95.
This miracle worker has got over 13,000+ 5-star reviews!
Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes!! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors and a two pack).
Promising review: "I don't think I have EVER left an Amazon review in all the years I've been a member. I have always had rough heels since I was a kid. Grew up in south Florida and was always outside barefoot. I get pedicures regularly and I have NEVER had my feet left as soft as this! I soaked my feet it warm water for 10 minutes, (didn't dry them) put this on for about 5 minutes, then used the foot cheese grater on it and OMG! I couldn't believe it! Smooth as a baby's butt! I put Aquaphor and socks on afterwards. So amazing that I ordered my daughter one. This is better than what they use in salons. You won't regret buying this." –Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available as a single or two pack).
You'll want to ease your way into using this exfoliant just to see how your skin will react to the product.
Promising review: "If you have stubborn, acne-prone skin, look no further. I’m 50 and have used about everything on the market and still have acne, sometimes cystic acne. I started using this at bedtime. Do as the directions say. Put it on after you cleanse and tone and don’t wash it off. After three weeks of using this I no longer have any acne. I use it nightly and it is now a permanent part of my nightly skin care. If I could give it 10 stars I would. Just get it, you won’t regret it." —Shari L. Carey
Get it from Amazon for $13+ (available in three sizes).
It doesn't contain any parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS.
Promising review: "Whenever someone I know has a sunburn, I become that super annoying product-pusher friend. I tell everyone about the sun soother! Really, Burt’s Bees should pay me. It rubs into skin like lotion so you don’t feel greasy and can immediately put on clothes after application. A little goes a long way! It smells good without being overpowering (and I’m picky about scents!). Most importantly, it works! I’ve had everything from slight burn to looks-like-a-lobster-feels-like-fire and this sun soother has eliminated the pain/itch and drastically reduced the eventual peel. Highly recommend!" —jlgentr3
Get it from Amazon or $13.33.
Promising review: "I was a little skeptical when I bought this. Tried it for the first time and was amazed by the results! My skin looks and feels amazing, I felt like I looked at least five years younger. Yes it doesn't smell the greatest, but it wasn't overly strong. My skin is very sensitive and I avoid trying new products because a lot irritate my skin, this product didn't. I am so thrilled." —Dayna
Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in three pack sizes).
Promising reviews: "What is this sorcery? I’m pretty sure it’s just straight up whatever liquid comes out of a unicorn when it happy cries. I have scars, stretch marks, and acne that are healing or disappearing literally overnight. It’s hands down some of the best stuff I’ve ever gotten my hands on. Thank you magical wizard for creating this supernatural concoction, you can now have all of my money. If only I’d taken some before and after pictures to capture the results!" —Purpleflowerseverywhere13
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).
Promising review: "I had a stubborn wart on my right thumb that has been there for almost a year. Went to the doctor the first time to freeze it, but it didn't completely remove the wart so I decided to try the gel. The gel helped but not for too long and the wart came back (in a couple of days). Long story short, I got these medicated bandages and the results are incredibly satisfying. Used these every day for a week and the next week, my wart is gone. So far it's been a week after and I haven't noticed any growth." —J
Get 14 pads from Amazon for $7.66.
Promising review: "I never write reviews BUT this tool is amazing!!! I used this product for the first time today to remove blonde facial peach fuzz and upper lip. I was so amazed and addicted to see the lil clumps of blonde falling off my face. Do yourself a favor and put this in your cart now!!!" —Lynette
Get a three-count from Amazon for $5.94 (also available as a pack of nine).
Promising review: "This product is a game changer, I thought when I was starting to get wrinkles and bags that I would need to spend a fortune for my sensitive combo skin, but this is affordable! It doesn't bother my skin at all, leaves it feeling nourished and happy! My fine lines aren't noticeable anymore. I've used their retinol and serum and the are a face routine must!" —Theriots
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four sizes).
Avarelle is a small business that aims to make the best skincare that's also honest and affordable. All their products are vegan and cruelty-free!
Promising review: "I have very acne prone skin that was under control until the pandemic. I'm a health care worker and masks are [affecting] my face. Painful pimples and cysts covered my jaw line. I was desperate and read about these so thought I'd give them a try. I was shocked!! I'm writing this review after only one night of wear and these are a game changer! I saw gunk on a few, other brought the pimple up for easy extraction, and most of them completely flattened out. I ordered four more packs I am that impressed." —Jamie
Get a 40-pack of the small patches from Amazon for $6.79.
Promising review: "I’ve had this for almost a month now and still have so much left!! You don’t need a whole lot and it’s truly helping my skin!! Softness, complexion and the GLOW!! MY GOD!! I highly recommend this product for your daily skin care!" —Christina's Closet
Get it from Amazon for $21.17.
Promising review: "This cream is the freaking holy grail in a jar. Oh my GAWD. It really reduces inflammation on my skin and it looks so much better the morning after. It's a pretty thick cream, so don't use too much and massage onto your fresh, just washed face. I use it only at night (but you can use during day and night. Whatever works for you) and OMG. Just OMG. Try it." —Leslie
Get it from Amazon for $15.95.
Bushbalm is an Ottawa-based small skincare brand creating products for our most sensitive areas.
Promising review: "I've bought this product numerous of times and it never fails. I have no more ingrowns and it also helps so much with irritation after shaving!" —Pris
Get it from Amazon and Bushbalm for $26.
Promising review: "I have very thin and light body hair, so any form of removal (shaving, waxing, etc) usually leaves me with a lot of ingrown hairs. I've tried body scrubs and washcloths and neither really do a great job. I saw this product recommended by a dermatologist on TikTok and thought I'd try it — it's amazing! I also have very sensitive skin, and this mitt doesn't leave my skin irritated at all. However, absolutely do not use this mitt on your face, neck, or other sensitive areas, it would be way too harsh. I like to use this mitt first when I get in the shower, then use a body wash (a gentle chemical exfoliant) and follow up with body lotion for dry and sensitive skin. This whole routine is fragrance free and leaves my skin feeling very soft and moisturized." —Kat
Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in a set of two).
Promising reviews: "I saw improvement within the first couple of uses. It reduced the small red bumps on my legs and elbows. Works as advertised!" —candace
"I never do reviews...but this product WORKS! I have KP on my legs and it got rid of it 10000%. It must be used consistently and you have to also exfoliate with an actual natural loofa or something similar, but YOU WILL SEE RESULTS. Great product for a great price! Would give 100 stars if I could!" —layla mahmoud
Get it from Amazon for $13.99.
Glyoclic acid lactic acids may increase you skin's sensitivity to the sun so make sure to wear SPF.
Promising review: "Amazing product! I've suffered with KP on my arms for 15 years and nothing helped. This product didn't just help, it completely cleared it away! I noticed a big difference after just one use and a month later of using it two times a week my arms are smooth and I'm no longer embarrassed of them. I'm so excited! This product has changed my life!" —Sherrie Ruiz
Get it from Amazon for $30.
Reviewer's are also in LOVE with the scent.
Promising review: "Y'all. This stuff smells like heaven. Somehow this scent is appropriate for summer and winter at the same time. It absorbs quickly with no sticky feelings afterward. The one thing that might deter some people from buying it is that there is a shimmer to it. Once I've used it on my hands, I notice that in sunlight, my skin has a bit of a glimmer. I personally love this and can't wait to use this lotion during the summer. I think it's 100% worth the high price tag. When I can summon up the will to spend the money, I'll be buying the body wash, spray, and full-sized lotion as well, as the mini lotion stays in my purse." —Elizabeth
Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in two sizes).
Promising review: "I had never tried this before and I am so glad I did. It works great! Within seconds of applying it to my nails, the cuticle becomes soft and I can remove it right away. I used to never remove my cuticles when doing my nails, I guess because I didn't really know how to, but since I started using this product my nails look so good. I'm happy with the product and the results." —ABernal
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
Promising review: "I am absolutely blown away by the results from using this product. I have moderate rosacea made severe by pregnancy, and was at a major loss as to how to manage it. Unable to treat my rosacea as I normally would and with my sensitivity at an all time high (I couldn’t tolerate anything more than Vaseline), I decided to give this a whirl and could not be happier that I did. I think my picture speaks for itself, but within one week this cream SIGNIFICANTLY improved my rosacea and sensitivity and by a month my skin was completely smooth with minimal redness and scarring left from the months long flare I’d been having. Fan of Honeyskin for life here!!!" —LR
Get it from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in three scents).
Promising review: "Thinking about buying another because i cried a lot yesterday and did not want to go downstairs after rolling at evening to put it back in the freezer so it would be available in the morning. Forget the jade, rose quartz, etc...ICE is where it’s at." —Elise
Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in nine colors).
Promising review: "It burns!!!! But what do they say about beauty? No pain, no gain lol. I had acne scarring, rough skin, cystic acne, sun damage; there was nothing on the market that worked for me. I needed an entire skin transformation ASAP!! I couldn't afford a $150 chemical peel and I didn't have the patience for those pricey creams and their empty promises, so I went straight to the source. I looked up YouTube tutorials on at-home chemical peels, and read the instructions carefully. I had had a professional chemical peel a few years ago so I already knew it was going to burn. After just ONE peel, my acne was gone within seven days!!! I used it again after the first seven days (only because my scarring and dark spot were so bad. I do not recommend using it this way). After the second peel I had completely new skin! for about two weeks total it was dry, and flakey but as it states in the directions, this is the removal of the dead skin cells. My skin is SO AMAZING now!!! My makeup even sits better on my face and my regular moisturizer soaks in deeper now. MUST TRY!!!" —Melyssa Aguilera
Get it from Amazon for $29.95.
Mad Rabbit is a Black-owned biz founded by college friends Oliver Zak and Selom Agbitor after seeing a gap in the market for all-natural products to heal, protect and enhance tattoos. They pitched their tattoo salve in season 12 of Shark Tank. BTW, it's made from just seven vegan and cruelty-free ingredients, this balm is sensitive skin-safe and will make both colored and monochrome tats POP.
Promising review: "Product was awesome. It rejuvenated a 5-year-old tattoo and made it look like new again. Mad Rabbit absorbed into the skin very easily without being greasy." —Janson Ward
Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three scents).
Promising review: "This product is just perfect for my skin type! I’m using it every night and it’s helping me a lot with my post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation problems caused by my last acne outbreak. I have been using this product for 1.5 months and the results are visible. My skin looks more hydrated and the dark spots have cleared. (I’m also using benzoyl peroxide-based acne treatment to control my acne while I’m using this product)." —Desiree
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).
Promising review: "For years I have struggled with back acne. I was a field hockey goalie in high school (gross, sweaty pads on my body) and played lacrosse in college (constant sweating under the hot Florida sun). Even after college, my back acne continued and left scars. Now I’m 25 and still workout a lot, so my back acne is persisting. All I ever wanted to do was wear a low open back dress and feel comfortable. And unfortunately, I don’t have health insurance so going to the dermatologist was out of the picture. About to give up and get laser treatment for my back, I ran across this wash and decided to give it a try. And WOW. I actually wish I had taken a before picture. Now I NEVER get back breakouts and it’s even healed some of my scarring! I’m so happy I found this product!! I wish I had found it years ago!" —joanna youssef
Get it from Amazon for $24.92.
Promising review: "Absolutely worth every single cent! I have severe rosacea that leaves my nose and cheeks dry, flaky, and breaking out. I’ve had little success with anything topical that will provide relief to my irritated skin. My sister recommended it to me when I was looking for a moisturizer after a severe sunburn that left my nose blistered and raw. I received my order Wednesday and applied it that night after washing my face. By Saturday afternoon my face is almost completely healed. The cream prevented peeling, and helped clear up my rosacea skin irritation! I’m completely amazed! I’ve applied less than a dime size over my face four times! My skin has truly never felt better! It’s got to be witchcraft because not even the different RXs I’ve tried over the years have produced these results. *I will note there was a very mild sting that lasted a couple of seconds when initially applying but that was likely due to the raw skin. It was completely bearable." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $24.50.
Promising reviews: "Works as advertised. Better than the prescription my dermatologist gave me. She recommended this as a long-term solution, and she is absolutely correct. Used twice a day, it keeps my lips free from eczema and cold sores." —Amazon Customer
"As advertised. Great lip balm. I've been using it since I was on medication that dried my lips out badly. Works very well. Used about 4x a day while on the medication. Since off the medication, I use after I wash my face in am and pm, and I have soft lips. My old lip balm required me to use MANY times a day to keep lips soft." —paco
Get it from Amazon for $7.50.
Promising review: "This product really is effective! Immediately, I noticed softer and smoother skin. After several uses the bumps and redness started to improve as well! It has a great smell, is easy to apply like lotion, and doesn’t leave any sticky or unsatisfying residue. I will most definitely continue to use the product!" —Lauren Erickson
Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
Promising reviews: "This stuff is AMAZING. Slap a small amount on at the end of your skin routine and automatically have hydrated skin ALL DAY. My skin used to be super dry, cracked, and really red constantly, but after I got this…it all went away. It’s liquid gold. Do your skin a favor and get it!! The tube lasts me a solid four months, so it's definitely worth it." —Marisa
"I had an IPL photo-facial followed by a SkinPen microneedling session and my face was tomato red, hot, and dry. Now, I’ve loved this cream for a while. I wish I could write a sonnet about it. It heals popped pimples, irritated skin, cuts, scrapes, burns, you name it. So after the stuff the doctor gave me wasn’t doing much, I took matters into my own hands and applied some of this Cicaplast Balm. Within two hours I looked like a normal human being. I cannot praise this miracle product enough. I’m pretty sure it’s crafted with angel tears and unicorn magic. I’m blown away." —Sage P.
Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two styles).
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