15 Skin Care Products That Work as Advertised

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Whenever you are looking for a new skin care product, the danger is it might not work, or won’t do what it is supposed to do.

Yes, it sounds strange, but marketing is an industry that sells products, no matter whether they work or not.

Sadly, in most cases, marketing companies advertise a product, make it look amazing, you buy it, but it doesn’t work.

This happens in every industry, from construction companies selling subcontractor leads all the way to e-commerce brands offering make-up products.

You are left with less money in your wallet, and a product that is useless.

So, with that in mind, we present you a couple of products that actually do what they say they will.

1. Daily moisturizing cream


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With almost 5,000 reviews on Amazon, and more than 80% of them positive, you know you have a winner.

The miracle product helps with dry skin, breakouts, and itchiness of your skin.

Made with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, the cream provides 24-hour hydration of your skin.

There are no fragrances, which makes it good even for those with sensitive skin.

But it is best used on dry to normal skin.

Review from customers:

The first time I tried this product was thanks to my dermatologist. I have very sensitive skin, eczema and easily break out in rashes. This cream works wonders moisturizing and keeping skin well hydrated. It does not have any fragrance, so I put in a few drops of regular scented cream and it adds just a light perfume. Amazing stuff that I keep buying over and over

2. Cleanser for your face

damascus cleanser

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This gentle milk cleanser which is formulated with exotic nut butter, will moisturize your skin, make it feel clean, and leave a soft touch behind.

And it will not dry your skin in the process.

Designed to gently cleanse your skin while bathing with milky hydration, helps remove all of the impurities on the surface of your skin, without disrupting the moisture balance of your skin.

There are no parabens, sulfates, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances, cheap fillers, water, phthalates, or mineral oil in the formula.

It is suitable for all skin types, but it is ideal for the dry, mature, and sensitive skin.

Review from customers:

I wash my face with Damascus Rose face cleaner and spray this let it dry and put Hyaluronic acid C serum and this works really good. Leaves a clean soft feeling and makes you look younger. I ran out and was using another brand and boy it made a big difference in a good way going back to Michael Todd

3. Facial wipes for removing makeup

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For those nights when you do not feel like cleansing, exfoliating, or toning your skin, it is nice to have a quick alternative.

These facial wipes are exactly that.

They can clean your skin, anytime and anywhere.

You can use them to remove makeup, but also impurities from the surface of your skin.

Enriched with vitamin B5, the wipes help soften and smooth your skin.

There are no artificial perfumes, dyes, or any harsh chemicals in the formula that can upset your skin.

Review from customers:

It doesn’t take much for these wipes to remove makeup. A little bit of gentle scrubbing gets it all off my face, easily. I have sensitive skin and I’ve tried so many brands (including Neutrogena both the blue and green packs, Olay, and other big brands). I try to buy cleansing wipes that advertise being “gentle” and all but this brand are not really gentle

4. Clay mask for acne

clay mask for acne

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Cystic acne is the bane in the dermatological life for most people.

This 100% calcium bentonite clay mask for external use will help you solve the problem.

Apply on your skin, leave it for 5 to 10 minutes, and you will notice results quickly.

There will be slight redness of the skin, but that is normal, and it will go away in less than 30 minutes.

Use it for acne and blemishes once per week.

For best results, dilute the mask with apple cider vinegar or water.

There are more than 18,000 satisfied customers on Amazon, and you can be the next one.

Review from customers:

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. Ok, but really. I wear foundation daily, have combination and sensitive skin, and require hypo-allergenic products. I truly feel this product is a part of why it maintains week after week break-out free. I mix with equal parts water and vinegar and use the sensitive-skin time recommendation to avoid over-drying or any tenderness afterward, moisturize after and I’m good to go! I also find it works WONDERS as a spot treatment for the pimples that do happen to appear every-so-often

5. Alcohol-free witch hazel toner

witch hazel toner

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This toner can help with any remedy you have or any skin problem.

It can help with acne, redness of your skin, unevenness of the skin, and dullness of the skin.

And it won’t leave your skin feeling overly dry.

With a soft rose fragrance, this is an all-natural and multi-purpose toner you absolutely must have.

Review from customers:

I’ve been using this everyday for about 9 months as a toner in my skincare routine and I’ve seen a tremendous difference. My dark marks and acne have gone sway tremendously. I unfortunately don’t have progress photos. I also dealt with fine bumps and textured skin and it greatly reduced that as well. My skin is almost clear. I’m almost on my 3rd bottle of this. I’m never letting this go

6. Hypoallergenic skin oil

bio oil

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Let’s start with the fact that this nongreasy skin oil is also noncomedogenic.

As the #1 selling stretch mark product in 18 countries, this clinically proven and dermatologist recommended oil has won more than 200 skincare awards.

It is great for scars and stretch marks, as it helps improve the appearance of uneven skin tone.

You can also use it to smooth your aging and dry skin.

Because it is non-greasy, it will not clog your pores.

And being hypoallergenic, you can use it for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

SEE ALSO: Best Stretch Mark Creams for 2019 – 5 Products That Actually Work

Review from customers:

I’m 31, and I’ve noticed within the last year (with the help of a careless lifestyle) my skin hasn’t been bouncing back as well. I have little sections of orange peel textured skin an inch below my eyes, and across the center of my forehead. Not sure if you’d attribute that to acne in the past, or what.. but this Oil was worth a shot to “repair the scars”. Now, as you know.. skin care is a risky game. We all have different skin types, as well as different skin issues. I’m not able to tell you what this will and won’t do for you of course, but I know for me it provides glow and seems to be working quite well. It’s super greasy, so I wear it at night and sleep on my back. Give it a try

7. Pore treatment strips

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What most pore strips do is rip out the top of your blackheads, and that is that.

But this product goes a step further.

They also absorb the oil trapped inside of your blackheads.

They can work on normal, oily, combination, dry, and sensitive skin.

Designed to prevent blackheads and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

The pack comes with four pore strips and four blackheads trips.

They are a solution not only for pores and blackheads but also for oiliness of your skin, as well as acne and blemishes.

Review from customers:

Wow my face was CLEAR after using these. The pore strips really cleared out my pores, and I am obsessed! I have used them twice now and they ACTUALLY WORK

SEE ALSO: Top 5 Best Pore Minimizers

8. Gel-like cleanser


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Use it to start your day fresh and clean.

Just massage it onto wet skin, and rinse.

You can also use it to remove makeup.

The ultimate daily wash can be used on the dry skin to dissolve any makeup and grime, or on wet skin to start off your day.

The gel is pH-balanced, and the formula is made of five skin conditioners so that your face is left feeling soft.

Review from customers:

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!

9. Cleansing foam


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This facial skin cleanser is best used while showering.

It is not a face toner, there is a big difference.

The cleansing foam will make your skin feel soft, as it will deeply clean your pores.

And while you can use it to remove makeup, it is not as effective as a true makeup removing product.

But for cleaning your pores, it is an absolute best.

Review from customers:

My favorite cleansing foam, cleans your entire face with a little amount of product. Helps me balance my sebum production. I wouldn’t recommend it for people with dry skin though

10. Cleansing water


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The micellar water is taking over the beauty world.

This cleansing water from Garnier can be used as a makeup remover and facial cleanser.

Use it on your face, lips, and eyes to soothe and refresh your skin in just a few minutes.

Garnier is a household name in the beauty industry, and this is one of their best products.

There is no harsh rubbing needed in order for this product to work.

And that is not something you can say for most micellar water products.

Paraben-free, fragrance-free, and sulfate-free, the product is absolutely great for anyone with an allergy to chemicals.

And it won’t dry out your skin in the process. Lovely.

Review from customers:

The first time I used it, it made my skin feel so soft and lovely compared to just my moisturizer alone. It has a neutral scent and is simple to use– you just put some on a cotton ball or pad and wipe your skin down, and that’s it. It really does take off eye makeup well without burning your eyes or smearing it everywhere. And it’s very gentle and soothing compared to almost every other cleanser/makeup remover I’ve ever used

11. Vegan vitamin C serum

mad hippie

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All your skin problems will be a thing of the past when you use this serum.

The all-natural and cruelty-free serum is made of hyaluronic acid, ferulic acid, and konjac root.

But the best part is vitamin C.

Unlike traditional products, Mad Hippie uses a stabilized form of vitamin C, so that oxidation is not a problem.

Great for reducing discoloration, blemishes, and other skin problems.

Review from customers:

This is a good starter serum. I’ve been using it twice a day with no issues. There’s no burning or anything. I use it before my sunscreen in the morning and I use it before I moisturize at night. Both times I let it sit for about 20 minutes before the next step. I haven’t had any breakouts and it has helped to clear up my dark spots from acne scars in just one week

12. Chemical exfoliator for acne-prone skin

glossier exofoliator

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This chemical exfoliator will transform your skin in just one month.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Unlike physical exfoliators that scrape off the surface of your skin, this product gently sloughs dead skin cells away through chemical exfoliation.

The product works by ungluing dead skin cells hiding and clogging healthy skin beneath.

Use it daily, and expect results within one month.

You will clear acne, cleared blackheads, and smaller pores.

Your skin’s texture will be smoother and softer, and the glow will be radiant.

Healthy skin all the way.

Review from customers:

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

13. Pimple patches


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You just put these patches on spots overnight and wake up in the morning without them.

All the pus and oil will be drawn out, and there will be no inflammation afterward.

Once you start using these patches, you will ask yourself where they have been your entire life.

Or more specifically, your teenage life.

The hydrocolloid type shrinks your pimples as long as it is an open or popped one.

All that is left in the morning is a small bump if anything at all.

Review from customers:

These pimple patches are a lifesaver! This is the third pack I have bought so I would like to think I have “mastered” how to use these patches. These will only work on white head pimples as these patches essentially collect the pus and drain a pimple. This will leave you with redness around a pimple, but you will no longer have a visible white head pimple. I usually wash my face with a cleanser to make sure my skin is free of any dirt or bacteria

14. Healing ointment for severe dry patches


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If you are struggling with dry, cracked, or chapped lips, or dry patches on any other part of your body, this ointment is a game changer.

The healing ointment will moisturize severe dry patches, and restore healthy and smooth skin.

It is the No.1 dermatologist recommended ointment for dry and cracked skin.

Its unique formula allows oxygen to flow and help heal the skin.

In addition, it protects your skin from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.

Review from customers:

My wife is undergoing continuing chemotherapy for breast cancer, and will take the oral medication as long as it continues to hold back the cancer. One of the side effects of the medicine is “hand/foot syndrome” which causes the palms of the hands and soles of the feet to get very red, sore, peel, crack, etc. Recently she began applying AQUAPHOR liberally to her hands and feet, then putting on plastic gloves on her hands, and her feet into Zip-Lock baggies followed by socks to hold the baggies on. Within 10 days her hands and feet were markedly better. She can now walk without severe pain, and no more cracks in the soles of her feet

15. Green tea exfoliator


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This all-in-one green tea cleansing stick is made with natural green tea leaves.

The purpose is to gently exfoliate your skin, all while breaking down all of your makeup.

The smell is so good, and the product is easy to use, you will have to include in your beauty routine.

And the best part is, it is travel-friendly.

The green tea cleansing stick was one of the winners of the 2017 Teen Vogue Acne Awards, and was praised as “one of the coolest creations to come out of Korea”.

With more than 13 natural oils in the formula, the cleansing stick can break down makeup, and any other impurities on your skin.

And all of that while giving you a brighter skin.

Review from customers:

This is the third cleansing stick I’ve purchased so far, and I love it more and more each time I use it. I use this during overnight shifts for work where water must be conserved, so this is perfect for my routine

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