20 skincare products with thousands of reviews—and why they're worth it
From cleansers and moisturizers to masks and serums
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Everyone’s skin is different and requires a unique routine. If you have oily skin, you may want a toner and lightweight moisturizer that won’t introduce excess oil to your skin. If you lean dry, you may welcome products like a cleansing oil and follow it up with a thick moisturizer. Whatever your schtick, let these 20 products with thousands of rave guide you, whether you’re just starting a skincare regimen or you’re looking for an extra treat for your skin.
1. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
There are dozens of face masks out there claiming to leave you with a shiny new face, but the Aztec Secret Indian Clay Mask delivers real results. Mix the powder with either water or apple cider vinegar and apply it to your face. As it dries, the mask claims to unclog pores, shrink pimples, and brighten your complexion. Our reviewer loves it for keeping her acne in check and has used it for several years.
An Amazon reviewer agrees: “This product is amazing. It's an official holy-grail product of mine. I ideally use it once a week, and it feels as if angels themselves have taken the time to delicately renew my skin with the magical touch of their wings.”
Get the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay on Amazon for $12.90
2. Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
If you have thirsty, dry skin, this product is for you. The Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum claims to plumpen and soften the skin by increasing its moisture, which also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles using hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that increases and maintains skin’s moisture.
One Amazon reviewer is now a life-long fan: “After hearing about hyaluronic acid serums on popular social media sites, I decided to check out what all the fuss was about. And the hype is real. Instead of buying crazy-expensive designer face creams that only have hyaluronic acid as an ingredient, save the time and money and go straight to the source. My skin is softer than it’s ever been, less oily and overall more balanced. I love this stuff and will never not have it as part of my skin routine from here on out.”
Get the Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum on Amazon for $15
3. Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil
It’s easy to forget that our whole body needs a skincare routine, not just our faces. The Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil claims to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and an uneven skin tone with vitamins A and E and a blend of plant extracts and oils, including rosemary, lavender, calendula, chamomile, and purcellin oils.
One Amazon skeptic is now singing its praises: “I used this for three days and by the fourth day, I was floored. I noticed my skin had a ‘tighter’ look and looked even younger. I wasn't expecting results like that. I also noticed that two freckles that have become blotches with age are almost completely faded. That was definitely unexpected. My boyfriend actually commented on my face looking tighter and he had no idea I was using any new products, nor had I asked him if he noticed my face looking any different. He is now ordering Bio-Oil. I am floored by this product and I am a huge skeptic on any beauty care item being miracle makeovers.”
Get the Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil on Amazon for $26.39
4. Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser
For a no-nonsense face wash that’s gentle on the skin, reviewers love the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser, which uses essential oils like rosewood, sandalwood, and sage to moisturize the skin as it removes leftover makeup, dirt, and oils.
One Sephora reviewer raves: “This is the most wonderful facial cleanser I have ever used. Since I have older skin, I cannot use just anything. This product leaves my clean skin feeling smooth and touchable. I will not wash my face in any other product now. It takes every last bit of makeup off without drying. I love this product.”
Get the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser on Sephora for $24
5. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
This K-beauty lip product is beloved in Bachelor Nation and has thousands of reviews to back it up. When you slather a bit on your lips before bed, the mask moisturizes with hyaluronic acid, and soothes and softens with a mix of vitamin C and antioxidants.
One Sephora reviewer writes: “Do not take it lightly when I say this will be the best chapstick you ever use. Nasty winter lips? This will erase that in two nights. Cracked lips? Three nights. Bad breakup leaving you crying with puffy under-eyes and even puffier lips? One night. This stuff is magic and if this cost even [twice as much], I would still buy it.”
Get the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask on Sephora for $20
6. Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash
The Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash appeals to the masses with its gentle formula that removes dirt and oil from the face. It’s designed for all skin types and claims to maintain the skin’s elasticity, soothe with cucumber extract, and calm with rosewater.
One hooked Sephora reviewer: “I just love this stuff. So gentle and yet gets all of the makeup off my face. I feel much cleaner after using it. The [price] can be a little steep, but it lasted me nearly a year with almost every day use.”
Get the Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash on Sephora for $38
7. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Want a moisturizer that you can use anywhere for ultra hydration? This one from CeraVe is a must-have, according to reviewers. It contains ceramides (lipids found in the outermost layer of the skin) to protect the skin barrier and hyaluronic acid to maintain moisture. It’s suitable for your face or body, and you can even give it a boost by adding in your favorite body oil before rubbing it into your legs and arms after a shower.
“I have extremely dry skin that's also acne prone and sensitive. That's a tough combination to treat because most products that heavily moisturize also cause acne,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “This lotion is by far the best I've used! I can slather it on as much as I want without any irritation or acne and it soaks right in and soothes my dry skin. I'm a lifetime customer for sure.”
Get the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream on Amazon for $16.08
8. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub
Overdoing it with body scrubs can damage your skin, but using one once a week, or on occasion as a special treat, can slough off dead skin and leave you feeling refreshed. This popular one from Tree Hut comes in several tantalizing scents, exfoliates the skin with sugar grains, and moisturizes with shea butter.
One happy Amazon reviewer writes: “I’m in love with this scrub! It smells great and it literally has your skin feeling like silk! I am forever a customer of this product!”
Get the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub on Amazon starting at $6.48
9. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
For a moisturizer to become a cult-favorite in the way that this one has must mean it’s stellar. The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration specifically targets parched skin and eczema with ingredients like colloidal oatmeal to relieve itching, shea butter to moisturize and provide a skin barrier, and allantoin (a skin conditioning ingredient that increases water and stimulates cell regrowth) to calm and soothe the skin.
“This product is so gentle and amazing that it almost makes me cry,” writes one Sephora reviewer. “I've been using it for a few months, and it's gotten rid of any extra redness in my cheeks (not from any condition, I'm just Irish), and it's also gotten rid of all of my unsightly texture on my skin. It's a must-have, it absorbs quickly, and [it] makes my skin feel happy and healthy.”
Get the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration on Sephora for $34
10. LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer
Retinol is a well-loved, anti-aging ingredient praised for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, but it can irritate your skin to use too much too fast. This cream from LilyAna Naturals, however, is made for daily use with a small amount of retinol that’ll improve your skin’s texture. It also contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, green tea, shea butter, and jojoba oil to moisturize your skin.
“This product changed the playing field,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “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.”
Get the LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer on Amazon for $19.99
11. Vanicream Moisturizing Cream
On the other hand, if you have very sensitive skin, you may want to ditch the retinol and go with something made for you, like the Vanicream Moisturizing Cream. Apply this moisturizer on your face or all over your body, if you’re sensitive everywhere, for non-greasy hydration. It’s free of controversial ingredients, like dyes, fragrances, lanolin, parabens, and formaldehyde, so your skin is sure to be happy with it.
“I absolutely love this lotion. It’s nice, smooth and a little goes a long way. I use it every day as a face moisturizer,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I started using this because I started getting breakouts and my skin was getting dry. My skin was becoming more sensitive and this is the only thing that makes it feel normal again.”
Get the Vanicream Moisturizing Cream on Amazon for $12.17
12. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Another moisturizer? Yes! But this time, it’s only meant for your body. The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is always flying off Sephora’s shelves because of its warm and spicy scent that’s too good to quit. It’s fast-absorbing and supposedly tightens and smooths the look of skin, but it’s really the notes of salted caramel, pistachio, and vanilla that keep ‘em coming back.
One Sephora reviewer gushes: “This is the best lotion I have ever used in my entire life (I've used hundreds!). The smell is just out-of-this-world amazing. It lasted for over 10 hours. My skin feels so soft and it moisturizes the skin very well.”
Get the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream on Sephora for $45
13. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
If you frequently wake up with dark circles and puffy eyes, you’ll love this product. The Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream uses coffee beans, panax ginseng, and magnolia to leave your eyes looking brighter while also moisturizing the area.
“The first time I used it, I immediately saw brightness in my under-eye,” one Sephora reviewer writes. “I have incredibly sensitive skin and this didn’t irritate me at all! A little goes a long way so the amount you get is worth the price. This is now a staple in my skincare routine!
Get the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream on Sephora for $25
14. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Finding the right product to take off your makeup makes a big difference in your nighttime routine. Who wants to spend forever wiping away mascara? The Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm transforms from a semi-solid to an oil to a milk and dissolves makeup. It also moisturizes with safflower seed oil, so your skin doesn’t get dried out in the process.
“I love this cleansing balm! It takes off every last bit of makeup with minimal effort and rubbing,” one happy Sephora reviewer writes. “It melts everything away and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. I have dry sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate me at all. It earned a spot in my everyday routine.”
Get the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm on Sephora for $30
15. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
Like the Clinique balm, cleansing oils won’t strip your skin of moisture, but they will remove any trace of makeup. A great option for people with dry skin, the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is olive oil-based and dissolves makeup without leaving any residue behind. Along with olive fruit oil, it uses rosemary leaf oil and vitamin E to moisturize and protect the skin barrier.
One Amazon reviewer raves: “Without doubt this is the best cleanser I've ever tried for my dry, post-menopausal, sensitive, rosacea-cursed skin. It cleans quickly, completely, and easily; doesn't strip or irritate my skin; and is the best dang cleanser I've used in 50+ years of buying cleansers.”
Get the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil on Amazon for $27.98
16. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
We can all relate to the feeling of either being overheated and needing a quick cool-down or having dry skin that needs refreshing moisture. For either case, reviewers love the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. The spray bottle contains mint and balm mint essential oils to shrink pores, rose extract to tone the skin, benzoin and myrrh to set your makeup into place, and orange flower water to hydrate.
“I was actually surprised at the difference in tone of my skin since using this,” one Sephora reviewer writes. “My skin seems softer, smoother, more fresh and hydrated since using this. I love the smell and it's so easy to use. After washing, I just do a quick spritz and then follow with moisturizer. I noticed a change within a week!”
Get the Caudalie Beauty Elixir on Sephora for $49
17. Peace Out Acne Healing Dots
Got pesky pimples? These subtle, translucent dots may not look like much, but they're actually hydrocolloid dressings that extract impurities from the skin. When put a Peace Out Acne Healing Dot on your pimple, salicylic acid penetrates the pores to get rid of bacteria and aloe vera reduces the blemish’s appearance.
One Sephora reviewer only trusts these dots: “These are a legit must-have for folks with inflamed or cystic acne. I have tried 7+ brands of hydrocolloid acne dots, and went through many packs before getting my cystic acne under control. Out of all the brands I tried, these are by far the best! They stick well, absorb a lot of fluid, and visibly reduce the size and inflammation of problem spots.”
Get the Peace Out Acne Healing Dots on Sephora for $19
18. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask
When you think of face masks, you may picture a funny-looking sheet mask. This one from Drunk Elephant isn’t that, but it does pack a powerful punch like those. The T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask aims to chemically exfoliate dead skin cells away to leave your skin super-soft with a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids. It also brightens with gram and chickpea. For best results, use the mask once a week for 20 minutes.
One Sephora reviewer writes: “I was a bit concerned about using this for the first time due to my mild rosacea, but this mask worked miracles. I woke up with a significant reduction in redness and my skin was so soft. Drunk Elephant is the best skincare line I have ever used!”
Get the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask on Sephora for $80
19. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
This serum, which is all over Tik Tok, also uses chemical exfoliation to smooth your skin. The solution claims to fight visible blemishes, improve the look of skin texture, and brighten the skin using three chemical exfoliants: glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid.
“An exceptional exfoliant that makes my dull, dry skin super soft and radiant immediately after use,” one Sephora reviewer writes. “And it's not too potent for my sensitivity-prone skin. Seriously can't beat the price: I've used products that are triple this price and deliver the same results.”
Get the The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution on Sephora for $7.20
20. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
One of the most important things you can do for your skin is protect it from harmful UVA and UVB rays. To do that, you need a broad spectrum SPF, like the popular Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40. The translucent, “weightless” formula protects your skin from the sun’s rays and claims to moisturize and grip makeup like a primer.
One Sephora reviewer raves: “I used to hate wearing sunscreen until I found this one. It’s the most amazing sunscreen I’ve ever tried and will be the only sunscreen I’ll ever use. It doesn’t clog your pores and it acts like a primer and lays beautifully under makeup or by itself. I forget I even have sunscreen on because it’s that amazing.”
Get the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 on Sephora for $34
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