According To Reviewers, Here Are 35 Skincare Products That Actually Do What They Advertise
Everyone knows that it is important to take care of your skin. If you are good to it, it will be good to you. As a person ages, their skin starts changing. That means new products are sometimes needed.
There are thousands of different skin care products on the market, but not all of them work as they should. In fact, most people are let down when they pay high prices for products that don’t deliver the promised results.
You could use trial and error to find the best products, but that would be expensive and take up a lot of time. The best way to know if a product works or is worth the money is to read the online reviews.
Here are 35 products that have great reviews and ratings online. Some are expensive, and others are very affordable and just as good as their expensive competitors. The included reviews may come in handy if you are wondering which products are right for you.
1. Cera Ve Moisturizing Crème
Moisturizing cream can help make the skin look more youthful. It can prevent dry, flaking skin and signs of aging. That’s if you can find one that works. Cera Ve Moisturizing Crème is a popular product on Amazon.
One user, Susana Rodriguez, said:
“If you are doubting this product, stop what you are doing and buy it right now. It WILL change your life. I had SEVERE eczema on my face and it was incredibly painful: I had red, inflamed, itchy, flaky, and disgusting skin. I tried everything, from organic to high-priced products, and nothing worked until I picked up a $2 sample of this at Walgreens after reading the reviews online. Well, it is a miracle product. My face feels amazing. I use it twice daily, and my eczema is gone. It has also diminished my acne breakouts by 98%. I also want to add that I didn’t get anything for free or was asked to do this review, I just honestly needed to share my experience.”
2. The Body Shop Chamomile Body Butter
Body butter is a nice alternative to other lotions. There are numerous kinds on the market, but this one appears to have great reviews.
“My sister told me I should try this out, and I have to say that this is one of the best makeup removers that I’ve ever used. It removes all kinds of makeup, it leaves my skin so soft and smooth, and it doesn’t make my skin dry because of the buttery texture. I absolutely love it!”
3. Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner
If you are looking for a toner to improve the look of your skin, this one may work. Other people who have tried it claim it makes their skin softer and smoother.
Kristina A Muskewitz wrote:
“Holy cow! This stuff is incredible! I even have my boyfriend using it. This actually hydrates my face, makes it smoother, and cleans the remaining dirt and debris from my pores. Nailing it, Thayers!”
4. Peter Thomas Roth Masks
Masks are fun and a great way to take care of your skin. This mask kit by Peter Thomas Roth has several different masks to choose from and has great online reviews.
“I love these masks, they all have different instructions so I got more use out of some them others, the gold one says to slather on a think later and others are just a thin coating. But overall very worth it and I will definitely be buying some of them in full size.”
5. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
If your skin is looking tired or just needs to be repaired, this healing clay may do the trick.
Rebecca Shady wrote:
“Cystic acne: the bane of my dermatological life, and maybe yours too? This clay has helped immensely in keeping it at bay. I do a treatment once a week (since it is a bit time-consuming), but I haven’t had any of those awful underground, takes-two-weeks-to-surface pimples since I’ve started using the clay. Combined with apple cider vinegar, it’s immensely helpful for oily, cystic acne-prone skin. My skin’s been so much happier since I’ve started using it. You need this. Right now.”
6. Acure Brightening Scrub
Who doesn’t want brighter skin? Finding a brightening scrub that actually works can be tough, though. Acure Brightening Scrub is an affordable and effective option.
According to BBQ222:
“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!”
7. Bio Oil
Bio Oil does a little bit of everything. It helps hide stretch marks and scars, and it can moisturize skin and remove blemishes. That’s probably why so many people recommend it.
“I swear by this product. It’s very effective on discolored skin from scarring: a breakout ravaged the lower part of my face, and I was pretty sure it was going to leave hideous scarring behind. I bought this and started applying it when I started scabbing and still haven’t stopped using it. Just check out my before and after pics…it really works.”
8. Peace Out Pores Strips
These strips can help remove blackheads and shrink your pores. Smaller pores give you a younger and fresher appearance.
“I have fairly sensitive skin and am always worried about trying any products that ‘stick’ to your face. After having bad experiences with pore strips in the past, I was pleasantly surprised with how amazing these were! Not only do they remove so much dirt and oil from my pores, but they also leave my skin feeling refreshed and moisturized. I put these on once a week before bed and have noticed such a difference in my skin — my breakouts have definitely been reduced!”
9. +Skincare Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil can help soothe dry patches and clear up red spots and blemishes. This brand of rosehip oil gets great reviews.
“This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up my blemishes — all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked, and even my friends and coworkers are noticing.”
10. The Body Shop Tea Tree Mask
If oily skin is an issue for you, try a tea tree mask. It can absorb oil and help balance your skin. The Body Shop makes a popular tea tree mask with all these benefits and more.
“I am 46 and still have crazy oily skin — not just my t-zone, but my ENTIRE face. I have also suffered with occasional breakouts since I was 12 and have tried SO many products! But this mask is a total game-changer! I put it on about an hour before bedtime so it dries down a bit, and in the morning, my skin is MATTE, moisturized, and clear!! I am gob-smacked! I LOVE this!”
11. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
This cleanser is great for everyday use or to use as a makeup remover. It’s gentle but also does a great job at removing makeup and all the grime and stress of the day.
“Honestly, this is one of the best cleansers and makeup removers I have ever used! It’s really gentle on my skin, doesn’t sting my eyes, and is really good at removing grime!”
12. Nivea Soft Moisturizing Cream
Soft skin is what everyone dreams about, but few lotions and creams actually improve skin. However, Nivea Soft Moisturizing Cream helps skin build up a moisture barrier, so it stays fresh and soft all day.
“This moisturizing creme is the best! It smells really good, makes my skin really soft, and gets rid of all the dry, flaky patches. I have been using it for over two years now and have recommended it to all three of my sisters — I just really love it. Plus, there’s also a travel-sized squeezable tube of this which is perfect for when I go on trips!”
13. Innisfree Volcanic Cleaning Foam
This cleaning foam gets rid of gunk and grime and leaves your skin feeling fresh. It has some of the best reviews of any cleanser on Amazon, too.
“One of the best foaming face washes I’ve used, and I’ve tried a lot. It really cleans your face well without being overdrying. I usually try to always remove my makeup first, but when I forget to or am just too lazy, this face wash still gets my face super clean!! It has also significantly reduced the congestion in my pores.”
14. Skin Food Peach Sake Serum
This serum helps with both dry skin and oily skin by balancing the body’s natural oils. It also smells great. It’s one of the best beauty products on the market.
An unnamed user wrote:
“Where do I start? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I have extremely oily skin and no product has worked for me before: This is seriously the ONLY product that has been able to control my oily skin. I’ve used other expensive oil controlling serums in the past, and none of them can touch this product. It may be my imagination, but I swear that it has actually changed the consistency of my skin. My skin feels very soft and supple. I use this under my makeup and before I got to bed, and I actually wake up shine-free!”
15. St. Ives Renewing Moisturizer
This is an affordable skin moisturizer that works just as well as more expensive brands. People can’t stop talking about it online.
“I have dry skin — or should I say, HAD?! Ever since I’ve started using this product, my skin has been as soft as a baby’s bum and super hydrated! This moisturizer is inexpensive and so worth it — I’m sticking with it for life. Thank you, St. Ives; never, ever discontinue this product!”
16. Burt’s Bees Menthol Cleansing Cream
Burt’s Bees is a brand most people have come to trust when it comes to skincare. Its menthol cleaning cream doesn’t disappoint, either.
“This stuff is INCREDIBLE! The smell is wonderful and invigorating, and you can feel how deeply it cleans your skin without being harsh. I follow this up with a light moisturizer, and it is the perfect combo for my skin. Love love love it!”
17. Glow Recipe Watermelon Moisturizer
This watermelon moisturizer gives the skin a fresh, young look. It also smells amazing. The product lasts a long time because a little goes a long way.
Stephani 0023 wrote:
“I really like this moisturizer!! It’s lightweight but packs a punch of hydration, and it keeps my oily t-zone in check. I love the watermelon scent (it’s not too heavy), and I love how this brand is all-natural and doesn’t use water in their formula — they use fruit and other natural juices that are great for your skin.”
18. Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask
Sleep masks are a wonderful way to treat your skin while you sleep. This one will make your face and your pillow smell like summertime.
“I love this product and you don’t need very much to do wonders for your skin. Just apply it at night before bed and simply rinse off your face in the morning. My skin is smooth, clear, and hydrated — even during this frigid Cleveland winter. I love it! Plus, the scent is really refreshing and not too strong.”
19. Neogen Green Tea Cleansing Stick
Green tea cleansing sticks are calming and soothing. They also help get rid of dry skin. The Neogen brand is one of the most popular, and its products won’t break the bank.
Maria C said:
“This is the perfect travel-friendly face cleanser! It smells fantastic and does a great job! It’s nice and gentle on my super sensitive skin. I won’t ever travel without it!”
20. Skin Ceuticals Eye Balm
Nobody likes waking up with bags under their eyes. The Skin Ceuticals Eye Balm can help. Just apply a little bit under your eyes, and dry skin and dark circles will disappear.
An unnamed customer wrote:
“This is the only eye cream I ever use! I have very dry skin around my eyes, and this is the only product that adds moisture and lessens my wrinkles.”
21. Aquaphor Healing Ointment
This ointment can be used on everything from your lips to your feet. It heals cracked and sore skin. It also creates a moisture barrier to help prevent skin from drying out again.
Robert Smith said:
“I used to always have really dry, cracked, and chapped lips — they were so bad that they’d bleed sometimes. I started using this stuff on my lips and I can honestly say that I have normal lips now. I am so happy with this product!”
22. Pumpkin Sleeping Pack
Pumpkin is a popular fall scent, and this sleep mask will help you get your skin under control before winter sets in and dries it out. It smells amazing and works great.
Winter Halfing wrote:
“Since I live in Canada and have dry skin, this product helps my skin feel plump and hydrated, and it seals in the other products I use, too. Plus, the price is great and the packaging is more hygienic than a jar.”
23. Glossier Exfoliator
Glossier knows a thing or two about skincare. This product has great reviews, and everyone is reporting amazing results.
“I was really skeptical about buying this, but I’m so happy I did! I started using this about a month ago: I first noticed that my skin texture was WAYYY smoother, and then I noticed that all of my active acne fully went away. This product has also been a lifesaver for diminishing dark spots! I use this product every night, follow it up with rosehip oil, and it’s perfect.”
24. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
This facial moisturizer is gentle enough for sensitive skin, but it can also get the job done. It doesn’t leave behind an oily residue, like some other facial creams.
“I have tried so many moisturizers over the years, and I have never found a moisturizer that I love as much as this one! It moisturizes my face without making my skin feel or look oily — I have gone all winter long without any dry patches because of this! I am one very happy customer.”
25. Pimple Patches
Pimples are a part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them. These pimple patches are a convenient way to get rid of them.
Julie W. said:
“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!”
26. IMAGE Skincare Vital C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel
This product is great for moisturizing under your eyes. It can help reduce dark circles and bags. Many people report that it also gives them a more youthful appearance.
K Abercrombie wrote:
“I have loved this brand for years now and was paying twice the price at a local spa until I found it on here. Absolutely love their products. I am 35 and I am looking for wrinkle preventative but yet I still break out if I use something too oily or thick. This offers great moisture plus I don’t break out. I use the eye cream plus the face moisturizer and serum. I’ve had the $150 eye creams and this is still my favorite and offers some tightening when you apply.”
27. Replenix Pure Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This is a great product if you need help evening your skin tone and also want to moisturize. The serum isn’t sticky, and it lasts a long time.
“My wife was buying this exact product labeled something else from a local place. They re-branded it and doubled the price. She needed wanted me to pick it up for her and the shop was closed so I googled the UPC code and found this… at half price. She loves it and looks great. Highly recommend.”
28. TNS Recovery Complex
This product may seem a little pricey, but it works. It can help heal tired and dry skin. It can also improve the skin’s texture over time if used regularly.
J Joy said:
“This is the second bottle I’ve used. It is less expensive on Amazon. I was concerned of authenticity, however, it came fulling wrapped and sealed as one I bought from Dermatologist. It is used very sparingly along with their moisturizer each night. It has definitely improved my skin texture and tone and I see me using it forever. Or until something better comes along.”
29. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm
This product is great at healing chapped, dry, or otherwise damaged skin. It’s soothing and has healing properties. It protects the skin, so it can fully recover.
LJ True said:
“I used this after an overzealous microdermabrasion facial left part of my face scraped raw. Seriously, it looked like I had face planted on concrete. And I am a slow healer. After tons of frantic internet research, I stumbled upon this cream. It accelerated the healing process to a few days and without scars or complications. Love the cream.”
30. GLYTONE Exfoliating Body Wash
This can be used daily and is great for the face or body. It can help prevent dry, itchy skin and also helps with sun damage.
Dari Lyn said:
“This is a great exfoliating body wash. I apply it to an exfoliating washcloth and scour my body. It works well on emerging seborrheic keratosis, diminishing them to nothing with repeated use.”
31. Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion
Don’t let the price scare you away from this product. It is great for treating age spots and making skin look healthy and fresh.
R Sneath wrote:
“I am a 63-year-old male who had a facelift about a year ago. My plastic surgeon’s office recommended this product for the maintenance of my face and for use around the eyes. I have been using this product for months and it has most certainly not only slowed the development of wrinkles around my eye, but has helped with maintaining a youthful appearance of the skin on my face.”
32. Vichy Ideal Body Lotion Serum-Milk
This body lotion is one of the best you will ever use. It has a creamy texture, and it makes your skin smooth and soft. It also has a nice fragrance.
Patrycja Moore said:
“Absolutely love this. The first time I used this I could just feel my skin soak it in. It does not feel heavy or greasy on your skin. I wish they would sell it by the gallons. I use to hate using body lotions or serums because they left your skin feel greasy and I still felt like they never made a difference.”
33. SkinMedica Retinol 0.25 Complex
This is a strong formula that offers amazing results. It’s one of the top antiaging products on the market, and people report noticeable differences after just a few uses.
Savvy Shopper wrote:
“I was first sold this product at a plastic surgeon’s office. Took some time for my skin to get used to it…began by mixing it with a moisturizer and using every 2-3 days. Now I can use it alone daily. Noticeable difference in pore size, skin texture and clarity. Already bought my second bottle!”
34. Revision Skincare Revox
This product is great for all skin types and can help balance and repair red or irritated skin. The texture beads also help make it a great cleanser.
“I have sensitive and combination to oily skin, I use this once or twice a week, really cleans up my skin nicely, I am very happy with it, the only recommendation I have to pass over that I got from my beautician is that, don’t use it on your dry skin because the particles may irritate your skin if applied dry, I always splash my face with water before I use this, and I didn’t have any problems.”
35. Jan Marini Skin Research Bioglycolic Bioclear Face Lotion
This has been a popular skin care product for a while. It helps reduce blemishes on the face caused by aging or acne. It’s also a great moisturizer.
Mama ToRomeo said:
“I have been using this product for years…at least 20 now….and it has given me the skin that so many people, and particularly dermatologists, compliment. I had acne as a teenager and was left with scarring. This was prescribed for me when I was 52 by a doctor, and it has made an amazing difference in my skin.”
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