37 Beauty Products That Actually Do What They Say They Will | 22 Words
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I've written about a lot of beauty products over the years. I'm a bit of a makeup and skincare junkie, so these types of articles have always been right up my alley. So I thought I'd do you all a favor by gathering my 37 favorite beauty products together into one amazing master list.

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That's right; these are the Amazon beauty products that deliver the kind of mind-blowing results you thought you could only find at snooty high-end stores. From pressed serum made from apricots to the best tinted sunscreen money can buy, these are the holy grail products that you need to know about.

This Brush Is The Ultimate Detangler (And It Doesn't Hurt)

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If you've always struggled with tangled hair and/or breakage, then you need this brush. With its two-tiered, soft-flex teeth, it gently detangles your hair with up to 5x less breakage. This is especially helpful for toddlers or anyone with fine, thin hair.

This Epsom Salt Comes at an Amazing Price: Less Than $6 for an 8-Pound Bag

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I love soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salt. So I was excited to discover this super affordable 8-pound bag of Epsom salt from Amazon brand Solimo. The bag is resealable, but I always store it in an airtight container as well, just to make sure it doesn't get wet and clumpy.

This Pressed Serum Is Ah-Mazing For Dry Skin

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When I say that this pressed serum changed my life, I'm being totally serious — it's that big of a game-changer. Think of it as a small bottle of lotion that goes a really, really long way. I only need a small dot to hydrate my entire face, and it even helps fade dark spots as it moisturizes. And since it's made with 31% apricot fruit extract, it's absolutely rich in skin-brightening antioxidants.

These Makeup Brushes Are Luxury Defined

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There is something so chic about these oval makeup brushes that traditional makeup brushes just can't touch. This set includes multiple pieces from large, perfect for foundation, to small, ideal for detail work around your eyes. Designed in rose gold with a rubberized handle to help you keep a firm grip, you can add these to your makeup arsenal for less than the cost of one at your favorite makeup counter.

This Power Toner For Smoother Skin

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Kombucha is all the rage right now, and it's not hard to see why. Fans of the drink claim it aids digestion, rids your body of toxins, and boosts energy. If all of that is true, it kind of makes you wonder why it took so long for someone to put it in a toner to use on your skin. This Youth To The People power toner does just that, combining kombucha and lactic and glycolic acids for a truly powerful addition to a skin regimen.

Cover, Hydrate And Protect In One Light Formula

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You know it and I know it: We're supposed to be slathering on sunscreen every morning. Bonus points for BB creams or foundations that have sunscreen built-in. But, if they don't, who has time to add one more layer of stuff to their face in a rushed morning routine? This tinted sunscreen from the skin-loving brand Cerave does double — or even triple — duty, offering a layer of sun protection, a sheer tint, and ceramides to lock in skin's moisture.

This Gel That Actually Made A Difference With My Dark Circles

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The dark circles underneath my eyes are genetic; my entire family has them. And since I'm not willing to get fillers, I'd kind of resigned myself to living with them — until I tried this gel. And boy, does it really work. Not only does it help get rid of puffiness, but it's also made a significant difference in my dark circles after just one month of using it. Seriously, if there's only one thing you buy from this list, make it this.

These Whitening Strips Work Wonders

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Skip expensive trips to the dentist for professional teeth whitening and get similar results when you DIY at home with these whitening strips. You'll get a ten-day supply, which is enough to get you sparkling chompers in no time. They're slip-free and enamel-safe, and you only have to use them 30 minutes a day to see amazing results.

Get New Eyelash Growth With An Old Formula

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Who wouldn't want stronger, healthier natural eyelashes? That's what this eyelash serum that uses castor oil from Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals is all about. Castor oil has been used for hundreds of years to help with thinning hair. This serum uses 100 percent pure castor oil and works for not only lashes but also thinning brows.

This Toner That Helps Brighten Skin Using Nine Powerful Seeds

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I use this toner every morning and evening after I've cleansed my face. It's slightly thicker than water, making it easy to pat onto my skin with my fingers — and I genuinely have noticed that my complexion looks brighter than usual. That's likely due to the nine different essential seeds in the formula: green tea, baobab, chia, tea tree, lotus, and more. Also, a little goes a long way — I don't see this bottle running out for at least six months.

These Deodorant Freshies Keep You Dry and Smelling Fresh

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When one dose of antiperspirant in the morning just won't cut it, these Deodorant Freshies are the solution! Tuck one in your purse or pocket to reapply all day long for comfort and a burst of subtle, clean fragrance.

A Refining Toning Serum With Rihanna's Stamp Of Approval

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I've heard such good things about the Fenty Beauty line as a whole and this fat water pore-refining toner serum in particular that it quickly moved to the top of my Amazon wishlist. This multipurpose combo targets pores, minimizes dark spots, brightens, smooths skin, and fights shine without being drying or stripping the skin of essential moisture. Just one question: Will it make me look like Rihanna?

This Makeup Brush Dryer Is So Convenient

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After watching my friend struggling to dry her freshly-washed makeup brushes last weekend, I immediately got her this makeup brush drying rack to make things go smoother. Says Anna: "It super easy to assemble and make drying brushes very easy and convenient."

This Back Scrubber Exfoliates And Cleans Hard To Reach Spots

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Trying to reach the middle of your back is a giant pain, whether you want to exfoliate or just clean things up. Good thing I found this back scrubber that lets you get a deep clean without needing a shower partner to do it for you! Nearly 13,800 reviewers love how thoroughly it cleans and how fast it dries, so it never gets stinky.

This Sunscreen With Hawaiian-Grown Ingredients

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If there's one thing Hawaiians know, it's sun and, and by extension, sun protection. This SPF 50 water-resistant zinc sunscreen gets rave reviews. It has the highest percentage of non-nano zinc oxide available and 23 total antioxidants, seven of which are sourced directly from Hawaii. The reviews are worth a look because several include images of "sunscreen tests" that prove how well this product worked.

Fur Oil Fur Real

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Fur oil sounds like something you'd use on man's best friend, but this product is for man ... and woman. Fur oil is an ingrown concentrate; that's right, it's formulated to tackle ingrown hairs, banishing bumps and redness along the way. This product works anywhere you're prone to redness or irritation, from face to legs and anywhere in between. The included finger mitt helps you target problem areas.

These False Lashes Are Magnetic

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I have sparse lashes, so I like to enhance them with falsies from time to time. What I don't love is the tacky eyelash glue you have to use to stick 'em on, I always get it all over my eyelid and it's a pain to remove. My friend found these magnetic eyelashes that work like magic and I haven't gone back to the old-fashioned kind since! Just apply the special eyeliner then "stick" the lashes on for an easy upgrade to your natural lashes.

This Brightening Kit Has Everything You Need

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I totally recommend this starter kit from I Dew Care. It comes with three products: a vitamin C serum, hydrating vitamin C gel, as well as a vitamin C lip mask. The vitamin C in each is great for helping to brighten your complexion, and the bottles are small enough to take with you when traveling.

Use This Facial Mask Variety Pack to Find Your Ideal Formula

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Enjoy some self-care with this Facial Mask Variety Pack, which includes four 6-ounce face mask formulas: Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask, Dead Sea Minerals Clay Mask, Charcoal, and Black Sugar Gel Mask + Scrub, and Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask.

Here's one 5-star review: "Overall I absolutely loved them and it was nice to test to see which ones I wanted to buy individually later on."

This Keratin Nail Strengthener to Create Long Healthy Nails That Don't Chip

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If I'm run down and not getting enough sleep, often my nails start chipping and becoming weak. I found this Nail-Aid Keratin formula on Amazon that fixed that problem. It contains amino acids that stop peeling, chipping nails and actually make them grow faster within three days. Plus, it gives your nails a glossy finish.

This NYX Matte Lip Cream Is Beautiful and Only $5

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I have this NYX matte lip cream in a couple of different colors: Budapest and Prague. Both are deliciously smooth and lovely. They're highly pigmented, and though they're matte, they won't dry out your lips. This lip color is better than many premium brands, and it's only $5!

Save A Little Money With This CeraVe Sunscreen

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Not all sunscreens are the same. This one is made with hyaluronic acid to help keep your face from drying out. While it's not as potent as Elta, it still provides SPF-30 protection against the sun — and the non-comedogenic formula won't leave your pores clogged. Personally? I keep my bottle of Etna at home and bring this CeraVe out with me in my bag.

Step Up Your Lash Game

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You'll be well on your way to "lash queen" status with this purchase — a 10-pack of mixed-style lashes that will see you through every occasion. Who needs the expense and upkeep of lash extensions when you can DIY these styles at home for less than $9? A promising review: "I love these eyelashes! They feel so real, and I got so many compliments that I had to order another box just in case I ever run out."

This Face Scrubbie is The Berries

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I know this looks like fruit leather, but please don't eat it. These face scrubbies are single-use; simply moisten the towelette and rub it over your face and neck, then rinse. The one pictured uses the essence of strawberry for cell renewal, but there are a dozen or so other choices at the link, including honey and lime, soft cherry and watermelon, and tea tree, each with its own great skin benefits.

Take The Day Off With A Moisturizing Makeup Remover Oil

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If you wear makeup, a good quality makeup remover is an absolute must. A lot of the ones on the market work great but are full of extra chemicals you just don't need. This moisturizing eye makeup remover oil is formulated with tea tree and vitamin oil and superb oils like jojoba and grapeseed. Optometrists helped formulate this, so you know it'll be kind to your eyes.

These Dissolving Microneedle Eye Patches To Firm and Smooth

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Normally, the words "needle" and "eye" wouldn't belong in the same sentence, but these dissolving microneedle eye patches went there. But it won't hurt. In fact, the package says to wear them to bed and "wake up glowing." These patches from Skyn Iceland have me intrigued.

Small-Biz Body Scrubs In Lavender, Orange or Coffee

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Brooklyn Botany is on to something here with its lavender body scrub (also comes in sweet orange or coffee). They've accrued more than 4,200 reviews on Amazon that cite things like "great for stretch marks," and "cellulite scrubbed right off." These scrubs are regular superheroes, fighting acne, wrinkles, dark circles, fine lines, and signs of aging. Get that jar a cape!

Achieve All The Right Angles With Beauty Tape

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How do y'all get those absolutely perfect eyeshadow angles? It's something I swear I'll never understand ... and definitely won't be good at. However, I think this makeup tape could be the answer to my inquiry. It promises to help me create perfect winged liner looks and shadow angles that would make any makeup artist jealous. And, how can you not just fall in love with that bedazzled dispenser? That's worth the purchase price alone.

This Brightening Eye Balm is Seriously Cool

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I apply foundation and concealer in the morning, but within a couple of hours, my under-eye area looks dull and dark. I've learned that reapplying concealer leads to a baked, caked look. Instead, I rely on this Eye Balm that can be swiped on all day long for a rosy, glowy, brightening effect!

This Starter Kit That — Well, Gets You Started!

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Even though I like to think I've made a ton of great recommendations, I'm also fully aware that the number of options I've presented can be overwhelming. So if you're unsure where to start, this daily hydrating kit from Belei is a pretty great spot. Not only does it come with ferulic acid and the bio-complex moisturizer, but reviewers loved how it left their skin feeling "hydrated."

Be Kind To Your Eyes With Burt's Bees

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I love all of Burt's Bees products for their commitment to using natural ingredients that are good for the environment and good for your skin. Their eye makeup remover pads with kiwi extract have me intrigued, partly because you've got enough here for the month for a little over four dollars. One reviewer said: "One pad removed concealer, eye primer, cream shadow, eye shadow, glitter waterproof mascara, colored brow gel, and waterproof brow gel, so I'm happy."

After You've Used Toner, Apply This Hyaluronic Acid

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Toner works to balance your skin's pH after you've cleansed it, while this hyaluronic acid helps lock in moisture so that your complexion doesn't start to flake. It's organic, vegan, and made without any artificial fragrances or parabens. However, the best part about it isn't the moisture — using it can even help fade acne scars, as many happy reviewers can attest.

A Slightly-Less-Expensive Pack Of Hydrating Face Masks

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You need to give these fresh-fruit face masks a try. Each one features a different natural ingredient, ranging from hydrating avocado to brightening mango — and the masks adhere smoothly to your skin without leaving any gaps.

This Illuminating BB Cream For No-Makeup Days

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Lately, I've been all about lightweight, natural-looking beauty products that keep me looking fresh for Zoom calls with as little effort as humanly possible. One of the things I've added to my arsenal is a BB cream like this one from Pūrlisse. The four tones range from fair to medium and deliver help for fine lines and dullness with the faintest bit of coverage.

Tone And Firm With Gua Sha Tools

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The concept of gua sha derives from Chinese culture; in fact, the term "gua sha" comes from the Chinese word for "scraping." But it's not as painful as it sounds. Instead, it's actually pretty soothing. These gua sha tools are made of jade and have numerous benefits with usage, ranging from reducing undereye circles to reducing puffiness and wrinkles.

Bad Hair Day? Throw A Wig On It

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Some people throw on a ballcap when they're having a bad hair day. I'm considering throwing on a wig — not even lying. With beautiful wigs like this one on Amazon for $24, why not? It comes in a variety of shades (even pink!) with the perfect set of bangs. Next time you're thinking about cutting your own, just don't. Grab this wig and change up your look entirely, with no regret in the morning.

Makeup Good To The Last Drop

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Finally! Finally, someone came up with a solution for getting that last little bit of product out of the bottom of pots, jars, and bottles. The Spatty (short for "spatula, no doubt) is a Shark Tank alum that has grown in favor among Amazon customers. This sturdy, flexible, and "tiny" gadget will get into virtually any space (even lipstick containers), so you get all the product your heart desires.