26 Skincare Products That May Help You Get You Dramatic Before-And-After Photos

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Corsx Acne Pimple Master Patches to apply onto a stubborn pimple, go through your normal routine, take off hours later, and mutter to yourself “OMG, I can’t believe these really work!”


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Check out our review of these fabulous pimple patches!

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 thirties now with hormonal acne, btw.) These are magic!” —Julie W.

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

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St. Ives Radiant Skin Face Scrub — it’ll have you actually looking forward to washing your face because it’ll leave your skin feeling fresh and clean and smelling yummy!


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This face scrub is made with 100% natural exfoliants, is oil- and paraben-free, and is non-comedogenic.

Promising review: “I have super dry, sensitive skin that can flake and peel and get red and irritated when I use pretty much any face wash at all, so it’s hard to clean my face. I’ve been using this for the last couple weeks and it is really great. My skin is smooth and has no flakes or dry patches, and it actually feels clean.” —Mjolio

Get it from Amazon for $3.12 (available in three scents).

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Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter for reducing the appearance of stretch marks — they’re completely normal and natural, pregnant or not, but sometimes making those lines less visible provides some peace of mind. We got you.


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This is free of phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, SLS, and fragrances.

Promising review: “I’ve only applied the cream once, and I already see results! I included the before and after photos from my first application above. You can already see that the redness from my stretch marks has faded slightly. I’m looking forward to seeing how much the marks continue to fade! This is an awesome product.” —Danielle

Get it from Amazon for $10.18.

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Baby Foot to exfoliate those feetsies that are sometimes prone to cracking and peeling. If you don’t already have a foot fetish, you might have one after using this stuff… KIDDING, maybe.


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Just open the package, apply to your feet, and then wash away after use!

Promising review: “This mask comes with two baggies, and you place each of your feet into its own bag and tape it up to avoid leaking. The moment you put them on, the jelly-type liquid travels all over your feet and in between your toes, and it’s the most relaxing feeling ever. You can feel your skin drinking in the moisture and nutrients. While you do not see results right away, your feet will smell amazing for a whole day after the treatment. After six or seven days, all the dead, dry skin starts falling off, and your feet really do feel baby soft. I never thought I had dry feet, but oh boy, was I wrong!” —Melvika

Get a pair from Amazon for $25.

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray, a gentle moisturizing spray you can use to help set your makeup, hydrate your skin, tone, or just use for a quick pick-me-up face mist.


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Read BuzzFeed’s full write-up of this spray.

Promising review: “I have combination skin. During the summer, it gets oily very fast, and during the winter it’s extremely dull and dry-looking. My skin is sensitive, and most of the time it’s a pinkish-red color from being so dry and irritated. After using this spray, my skin is much healthier-looking and has a dewy, fresh look. It even helped calm down the redness. I haven’t even had this for a full week and I’m already head over heels in love. It’s the holy grail of my skin care routine now!” —Haley O.

Get it from Amazon for $7.

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A wart-removal gel to treat plantar warts faster than you can say, “how do I treat my plantar wart?”


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Promising review: “I was skeptical about trying this over-the-counter wart removal. My daughter had gotten a large wart on her finger and we went to the doctor to have them do the liquid nitrogen treatment —$200 out-of-pocket later, and the wart didn’t go away. You can imagine how frustrated I was. Decided to give this stuff a try. About a week later and her wart is completely gone!! It was easy-to-use, just paint the drop on, (yes the product is super thick, it’s supposed to be that way). Definitely wish I had tried this first instead of wasting $200!” —Lici

Get it from Amazon for $6.96.

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Radha Rosehip Oil for an all-natural solution to an array of skincare conditions like moisturizing dry skin, reducing the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles, and even assisting in the healthy growth of 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 eight! 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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A sunburn lotion to help soothe and reduce the not-so-fun things that happen after you spend a day out in the sun, like itchiness and peeling.


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PLEASE LATHER UP ON SUNSCREEN, THO!!!

Promising review: “Best product ever for sunburns! No peeling or itching. Simply amazing! The photos are four days apart.” —Carrie

Get it from Amazon for $7.68.

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A heel therapy stick that will make cracked, painful heels a thing of the past. You deserve to have feet smoother than a baby’s bottom, OK?!


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It’s made with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredients and also works well on knees, elbows, and cuticles!

Promising review: “This is a godsend for cracked heels. Apply liberally at night before bed, put on a pair of socks so you don’t mess up your sheets, and wake up with visibly improved heels. Keep doing it for two to three weeks to get long-lasting results. I tried everything I could get my hands on to get rid of the pain from my cracked heels, and nothing worked, until I found this. Now I’m giving it as a gift to everyone I know who has similar problems, (starting with my mom), and they all love it!” —Ioannis K.

Get it from Amazon for $13.65.

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O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream to make dry, cracked hands feel as if they were just treated to a five-star manicure, without having to change out of your pajamas and leave the house.


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The best time to apply for maximum results is after washing your hands, after bathing, and at bedtime.

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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An acne cleanser that helps reduce excess oils on the skin that often lead to not-so-fun breakouts.


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Promising review: “I’ve tried many, many face washes for blemish prone skin in my lifetime and this is one of my favorites. It’s very mild, lathers beautifully, and leaves your face feeling extremely clean without being tight or stripped of moisture. There was a noticeable difference in the clearness of my skin within the first week of use! I like to wipe my makeup off with a microfiber cloth first, then wash my face with this cleanser to get off the first layer of makeup and gunk. I have many problems with my skin, and this seems to really work for me in terms of gently yet effectively controlling oiliness, acne, and blackheads specifically.” —Shoko

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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And O’Keeffe’s foot cream so you can get those feet feeling as smooth as those hands.


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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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Aria Starr Dead Sea Mud Mask that aims to absorb excess oils living beneath your pores and help strip away yucky stuff like toxins, dead skin cells, and dirt to leave your face feeling fresh.


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This contains natural minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulphur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc, and potassium, which work together to help treat, detoxify, and cleanse the skin. If you have sensitive skin, first test this by applying a small amount in a covered area of your skin before applying to your face. This contains natural astringents, which could affect those with sensitive skin.

Promising review: “I’ve had bad combination skin all my life and tried dozens of products on my breakouts with limited success. I’m also allergic to basically everything, so trying something new is always an adventure. So far, this mask has worked and felt the best for me. My skin got worse before it got better, but now, after a month of biweekly use, I have no more breakouts.” —Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

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LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream for those in the market for a moisturizer that’s gentle on sensitive skin. It helps alleviate dry skin and can also help with hormonal acne thanks to a blend of ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, green tea, shea butter, and jojoba oil.


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Promising review: “I wished there was a way to give this product 10 stars. Let me first say I’m a VERY picky retinol user. I usually use a high end organic product (aka: Origins) but thought I’d give this one a whirl given the reviews. I’m a tried and proven convert now. I LOVE this product. It is so luxurious, never causes burning, peeling or redness. Truthfully, I think this is best retinol cream I’ve ever used and that’s just how it FEELS on my skin. Let’s talk results. This product changed the playing field. With one use, I could tell this was different. I’m addicted now and have a hard time finishing up my other products! People at work ask me what I’m doing to my skin. They tell me how super soft, supple and radiant my skin looks. I thought it was just me that noticed but others have too. I don’t want to waste any other existing product so I’m going to still use that up first before ordering more, but once it’s gone, I’ll be ordering this full time from now on. I’m also going to try out their other products as well.” —Geri F.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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Acure Brightening Facial Scrub to brighten complexion, get rid of unwanted dirt and oil, and nourish the skin. Plus, it’s vegan!


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This stuff is sulfate-, paraben-, cruelty-, nonylphenol ethoxylate-, and propylparaben-free, as well as vegan!

Promising review: “Who’d have thought you could get excited about a facial scrub? I love this stuff! The ingredients are natural — nothing synthetic! It doesn’t dry out my skin, and my cheeks are always baby soft after using it. This is my third time ordering this tube of green scrubbing greatness!” —BBQ222

Get it from Amazon for $7.64.

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TreeActiv Cystic Acne Spot Treatment that can work to treat cystic acne on people of all ages and all skin types (even the most sensitive skin). Your dermatologist is gonna start coming to you for recommendations.


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Made with bentonite clay that draws out toxins and eliminates impurities, pink grapefruit essential oil that reduces inflammation and swelling, peppermint and spearmint water that tame blemishes, tea tree water and essential oil that help to reduce severe acne, and lemon essential oil that helps to balance overactive sebaceous glands.

Promising review: “Nothing has cured or even helped my cystic acne except for this product! It immediately started working the first night. I have spent hundreds of dollars with dermatologists on chemical scripts with no success. You must try this!” —Jo Lynn Courtney-Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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Tend Skin Solution for treating razor bumps and burns as well as ingrown hairs, because those things hurt like HECK!!!


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To use, apply a thin coat twice daily to dry skin — once in the morning after showering and drying the skin, as well as applying after shaving, if you shave. Can also be applied post-waxing!

Promising review: “I think this is one of the best inventions, other than Velcro, in the last 30 years. It solves so many problems. I’ve been using it for as long as I can remember and I can’t live without it! I use it for razor bumps on my bikini line and underarms, and I’ve even been known to use it on a breakout. It’s an amazing product!” —RP

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

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Asutra Vitamin C Scrub to exfoliate your whole body with more than 20 healing minerals and the sweet, relaxing scent of essential oils.


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Contains more than 20 healing minerals found in sea salt, so it’s perfect for exfoliating and polishing skin! It’s blended with vegan ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba, argan, and sweet almond oils to hydrate your skin and leave it feeling smooth.

Promising review: “This scrub has been a MIRACLE for my skin. I’ve had three psoriasis patches, on my elbows and behind one ear, for over 14 years. I’ve tried dozens of different things to keep it under control, but nothing even remotely helped until this product. Within four days, you could hardly see that I have a grapefruit-sized area of psoriasis on each elbow. Now I don’t have flaky skin or redness, and most importantly, it no longer itches!” —James Butchart

Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (available in nine scents).


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Promising review: “I’ve been battling with some sort of skin irritation on my forehead for the past year. My doctor diagnosed me with a mild case of rosacea. Within 24 hours of applying this, the redness went down at least 90%. Within a few days I was all clear.” —BuffNerd

Get it from Amazon for $9.92.

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Christina Moss Naturals Facial Cleanser to add to your daily skincare routine — it helps control acne, prevent your face from drying up or becoming too oily, and, of course, is free of harsh chemicals.


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This stuff is perfect for those with sensitive skin, as it is free of chemical preservatives, SLS, SLES, propylene glycol, PG derivatives, parabens, sulfates, dyes, and synthetic fragrances — plus, it’s hypoallergenic. All you need is a dime-sized drop to cleanse your whole face!

Promising review: “After stopping birth control, which I was on for two years, my hormones were completely unbalanced and I was breaking out so heavily. It was painful, red, swollen, all-around just terrible. I purchased this facial wash after seeing so many great reviews. I use it once a day with a facial brush that I purchased at the same time. The combination of the two has completely stopped my breakouts. After two weeks of using these together, all of my breakouts are healing and my skin is glowing. I am so thrilled. I was using masks, face wash, blemish spot treatment, everything. But this has stopped me from breaking out completely. I don’t even need spot treatment anymore. This product is amazing!” —Shoe Maven

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

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A callus-removal gel. First, you soak your feet for two to three minutes in hot water, dry them and apply a generous layer of the gel to your calloused feet. Let it sit for three minutes, wipe it off, use a foot scrubber of your choice, and bam — dead skin, be gone!


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Promising review: “Best foot callus remover I have ever used! I read a lot of the reviews before purchasing this product. Most callus removers I have purchased in the past were not very effective. So I was encouraged by the reviews. I saw that a lot of reviewers mentioned to be very careful not to leave it on longer than three or four minutes, so I was careful the first time I used it and still had a spot on my pinkie toe where too much skin had been removed and caused a little sore spot. My feet were the softest they have ever been. I would recommend scrubbing your feet with a pumice scrubber before using the remover. However, do not leave the remover on your feet for longer than the recommended time. You will regret it!” —Cheri whisker

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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Shea Moisture African Black Soap ready to cleanse, calm, and hydrate not only your face, but your entire body. And it can be used every day.


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It’s recommended that you either lather onto a washcloth or in your hands and then wash onto your body. Read BuzzFeed’s full write-up on this soap.

Promising review: “This soap is absolutely incredible. I’ve used so many scrubs, deep pore cleansers, pore refiners, moisturizers, and skincare systems to no avail; I still suffered from acne. Until now. After the first use, I could tell my face was smoother, and after a few days, my existing acne was healing and I wasn’t getting any new marks. After two weeks my face is completely smooth, with no new breakouts, and I am happier than ever. Not only is my skin clear, but my confidence is boosted.” —Danna M. Cammarata

Get it from Amazon for $3.46.

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A pair of gel heel sleeves — just slip them on and let them work their magic by helping to heal cracked, painful heels. HEAL THOSE HEELS!


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Promising review: “I have been having trouble with badly cracked heels and I tried vaseline in my socks overnight, but I would get hot and end up taking them off. These provided great breathability all night and in the morning — my cracked heels already look a million times better. If you are looking for a product that softens your heels and starts working away at those dry, cracked areas immediately, I would recommend these. After wearing them for three days, (and using a pumice stone once in the shower in between), my heels look nearly perfect.” —Victor Farrell

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

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Healing Solutions Tea Tree Oil to help fight unwanted breakouts (aka all of them) and prevent future breakouts from popping up. Is there anything essential oils can’t do?!


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Promising review: “This is a great product! I’ve been being using this the past two weeks to reduce acne and it really works! You can see the change from one day to another: it reduces the color and the bumpiness of your acne. At night I apply it directly to each one of the breakouts. It not only helps with the acne you have, but also helps preventing any more breakouts.” —Cliente de Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 60 scents).

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Dermal Collagen Essence Face Masks for treating yourself to an at-home spa experience while clearing up and brightening your skin. I can personally tell you these sheet masks are AWESOME.


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To use, take sheet mask out of package, fit the cut-out parts on your face around your eyes, and keep it on for about 15–20 minutes. Take it off, dispose of the mask, and tap the remaining essence into your skin. Read my review of these incredible sheet masks!

Promising review: “I have extremely sensitive skin. I look at oil and break out. I am careful about how I cleanse and how I moisturize, as one misstep means weeks of recovery. I threw caution to the wind with these, and I am obsessed. I have so many of these now. I do them about five times a week. They feel great, moisturize, and smell amazing. They are delicate and lovely.” —Megan D.

Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two varieties).

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A tea tree oil foot and body wash so you can get your feetsies and body feeling nourished and soft.


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Promising review: “This product is amazing and it really works. My husband had athlete’s foot, (only on one foot), for many years, he tried all the over-the-counter and prescription medications, and nothing worked. His foot was peeling and he would scratch it until it bled. I came across this soap in my search, and one of the reviews gave me hope it would work for my husband. He was hesitant at first, because nothing worked in the past and he had given up on anything working. When he finally tried it, he loved the way his foot felt after. It took about a week or so for us to start seeing the difference. Now, his foot is all clear of the athlete’s foot. He’s been using it for about two months. I recommend this soap to my friends all the time.” —3SpoiledChi’s

Get it from Amazon for $15.10.

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