Spending a chunk of change on beauty products is no problem when they work. The problem is separating the must-haves from the duds.
That’s where user reviews come in. Customers who actually bought the product can steer you away from rip-offs and let you know which seemingly hot items are actually worth the cost. Check out these 10 beauty products that get big love in their user reviews.
1. Natasha Denona Sculpt & Glow Face Highlighting & Contour Glow Palette
This contouring product from Natasha Denona is pricey but apparently unbeatable. It has over 6,600 “loves,” scores a 4.4 out of 5 from user reviews (with the chief complaint being price), and is an editor’s pick at Sephora.
Give your face a subtle glow with this highlighting and contouring palette. Best of all, this product contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
2. Clarins Masvelt Body Shaping Cream
Firm and smooth curves with this well-researched shaping cream. After four weeks of use, 98 percent of women reported better-hydrated skin and improved skin texture.
3. Moroccanoil Treatment
Keep your hair shiny, detangled, and smelling great with this well-known and well-loved product. Works on straight or tightly coiled hair and everything in between.
4. Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Towel
This super-light towel dries hair quickly without damaging it. Simply wrap your hair in the towel and let it wick away moisture. Cuts blow-drying time in half and leads to shinier and less frizzy hair.
5. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
This rose oil delivers a punch of vitamin C that prevents skin dullness and uneven texture. It also reduces roughness and helps fade dark spots. A clinical study showed that using this product for 28 days led to a 32 percent increase in skin radiance.
6. Olehenriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub
This scrub recreates the unparalleled Scandinavian spa ritual of warming in a hot sauna then plunging in a cold lake. The cleanser also deeply purifies pores and absorbs excess oils.
In an independent study of 37 women, 100 percent of participants saw improvement in eight different areas after using this scrub.
7. Kopari Coconut Lip Love
Lock in moisture and add shine to your lips with this coconut-flavored balm. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients help nourish and hydrate lips.
This vegan product has no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates but manages to mimic natural fatty acids, smoothing lips with all the love and none of the guilt.
8. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado
This ultra-creamy treatment stays under your eyes without getting in them and can be used under eye makeup to ensure hydration and protection. This versatile cream works for normal, oily, dry, or sensitive skin and is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested.
9. Sephora Collection Luxe Combo Travel Brush
This compact brush is just the right size for your purse, gym locker, or anywhere else lacking in real estate. Many reviewers liked it so much they use it as their daily brush. Even better: It’s water resistant and easily detangles and smooths out kinks without excessive pulling.
10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tweezers
Yes, $28 is a lot of money for tweezers. But this professional-quality tool is so great at grabbing the tiniest of hairs that it has over 300 five-star reviews. These tweezers are specially calibrated to pluck, not cut, hairs, which means you have more time before they start to grow back.