21 Skincare Accessories To Help Elevate Your Routine

21 Skincare Accessories To Help Elevate Your Routine

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1.

A set of silicone brushes that help take the mess out of applying face masks of all kinds. No more picking dried mask out of your nails for DAYS after you apply one with your fingers — don’t pretend that doesn’t happen to you!


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Promising review: “I love these! I no longer dread putting on my face products. I was using my fingers to apply the product to my face, but it was so messy and got in my nails, too. When I came across these silicone brushes I knew I had to have them. They are amazing and the low price is a steal. These brushes really changed my routine. I use my facial products more often because I’m no longer worried about the annoying mess. The silicone brush is very flexible and spreads the product on my face nicely. Cleaning the brush is a simple task, just rinse and pat dry. Highly recommended!” —Wells Family

Get a set of two from Amazon for $3.98.

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Silicone cream jars so it’s easy to travel with all of your favorite goops. These are TSA-approved and ensure you’ll have all your life-giving products right when you need them — after getting off a long, dry flight.


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The jars are BPA-free and can be cleaned with warm, soapy water.

Promising review: “Big ups on these. I’ve been looking for some affordable little jars for small batches of homemade body butter and eye cream and these were exactly what I needed. It’s a plus for me that they’re so cute. I can’t speak to the durability yet, but they’re sturdy. I will be getting more soon.” —Melissa Harriman

Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

3.

A wildly cute soft headband to hold your hair back as you wash your face and generously apply your one million beloved products.


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Promising review: “I am so so happy with this headband. I had been eyeing it for a while and when I got serious about my skin care regime I decided to buy it. It makes me excited to do my routine, and it’s super cute!” —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $4.90.

4.

A silicone brush that attaches to the fingers and provides gentle exfoliation and cleansing. Great for people with sensitive skin, this little thing will help get your pores clean as a whistle without major scrubbing action.


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Promising review: “I cannot exfoliate my skin with anything because it would simply dry it out. My face had a hard time taking in moisturizer and so that would give me dry skin around my nose or forehead. First time using a product like this and I cannot believe it works. The silicone was designed well and also lathers weIl. It is so soft I did not expect it to do anything, honestly. My skin looks more supple and glows. My moisturizer sinks into my pores now without sitting on top of my skin. Great buy, and I will definitely gift these to my friends and family that like to take care of their skin.” — | Laine’s |

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in five colors and styles).

5.

Or a Foreo Luna Mini 2 — a vibrating silicone face scrubber that is basically a robot butler for facial cleansing. During its 60 second program for removing makeup, oil, and dirt, it buzzes and lights up, telling you to move to a different portion of your face. Thanks, robot butler!


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The Luna is made of waterproof silicone, making it an enemy of bacteria and germs, and its vibrations allow it to cleanse beyond just the ~surface~ of your skin.

Promising review: “I have very dry skin and when I exfoliate too vigorously my skin gets dry patches. I’ve been using this regularly for the past four months and I can honestly say, my skin has never looked better. I use both sides for a total of two minutes with a mild cleanser. I’ve only charged this device once and I’ll moderate the intensity as needed. Overall, I love this device and am so happy that I bought it.” —Charles and Jenn

Get it from Amazon for $118.15 (available in eight colors).

Learn more about the Luna 2 in “This 60-Second Face Cleansing Device Is A Game-Changer For Your Skin Care Routine.”

6.

A skincare fridge to keep all of your masks and serums nice and chilly so they feel even more refreshing. Refrigerating your goodies can also keep them active longer and extend their shelf life.


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Promising review: “I bought this to keep by my vanity table to store skincare items that I like to keep cold. Without the middle shelf I’ve got more than a dozen sheet masks, three 1–2 ounce vials of serums/toner, an eye cream, and an eye serum roller in there. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now and it’s been working perfectly with everything staying super cold!” —Jamie

Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in seven colors).

7.

A facial steamer, because hovering your face over a pot of boiling water is a bit antiquated (and dangerous!) if you ask me. The steam helps to unclog pores so you can better utilize the extractor kit that comes with the steamer as well.


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Promising review: “I use this face steamer twice a week for 15 minutes and my pores looks the best they ever have. They’re smaller and I haven’t had any acne. So much more comfortable than steaming over a pot on the stove! Well worth the investment!” —Stfortn – male born in 1988

Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

8.

Reusable cotton rounds that — unlike their disposable counterparts — will last for way longer than just one minute. No more purchasing long sleeves of rounds you’ll only use once!


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The pads are machine washable and come with a washable laundry bag so they don’t get lost.

Promising review: “These are really nice, and are a must if you are eco-conscious! I use a cleansing balm to remove my makeup and it requires a cloth to fully remove the balm/makeup from your skin. These pads work wonderfully for the job. They’re much better than using disposable cotton rounds, since they don’t fall apart, and they’re softer than a traditional washcloth. This bamboo fabric is super soft and durable. It feels good on the skin and gently but thoroughly wipes away your makeup and cleansers. I absolutely LOVE that it comes with a garment bag so that you don’t lose them in the washing machine. I choose to wash these in the cold delicate cycle. I totally recommend these! I think they’re a great value!” —Phillip A. Rzewski

Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

9.

A post-wax rollerball to tame redness and irritation. Caffeine and grape seed extract especially help with keeping your lip and brows calm, cool, and collected.


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The roller and paraben-, phthalate-, and sulfate-free.

Promising review: “This stuff is amazing! I’m used it days of a swelling & breakouts after waxing. With this, the swelling goes down dramatically within hours, my skin recovers faster, and I have way less post-procedure acne!” —sgreenstuff

Get it from Sephora for $21.

10.

A cleansing brush with a unique wave pattern for giving yourself a little facial whenever you please. Gently whisk away dead skin and impurities to leave your skin smooth and clean as can be.


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To wash the brush, simply do so with a gently soap and let air dry.

Promising review: “Really good brush, It creates a great lather, and the soft bristles help message the face for a really comfortable, cleaning feeling. I would definitely recommend.” — Dermstore Reviewer

Get it from Dermstore for $29 or Amazon for $29.

11.

Milk Makeup Cooling Water eye patches whose gel formula contains caffeine to depuff, seawater and lavender to soothe, and aloe to calm redness. A step up from a plain ole’ cucumber, that’s for sure.


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The box comes with six sets of eye masks. Just leave them on for 10–15 minutes. For extra calming power, store them in the fridge! They’re vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, paraben-free, and gluten-free.

Promising review: “I used this along with their new stick masks, and they made my under-eye area look so smooth and hydrated. Also, they don’t move at all, so I can wear these while doing stuff around the house and they don’t fall off. Definitely taking these on every trip to refresh my under-eyes.” —CosmeticsCutie

Gte them from Sephora for $22.

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Or gold under eye patches if you want a similar calming and depuffing effect with the added sophistication that comes with donning your face with — I repeat — gold.


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The patches are vegan and cruelty-free.

Promising review (pictured on the right): “Opened this as soon as I got it. Love it. Only tried once but the picture shows how much my puffiness went down. Very happy.” —Amazon Customer

Get 12 pairs from Amazon for $15.

13.

A blackhead remover vacuum to suck even the most stubborn blackheads, whiteheads, dead skin, and grease up up and away! You may never have time to vacuum your actual house, but don’t worry, your face is much smaller.


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The vacuum has five suction levels and comes with four detachable heads. It’s also USB rechargeable!

Promising review:After using twice I noticed my pores were a lot cleaner, smaller, and smoother. You should definitely use a warm washcloth beforehand and open up your pours it helps wonders.I wish I had known about this blackhead remover sooner because it is so easy to use and effective. I would highly recommend.” —Obama

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

14.

A mini masking kit so mixing and applying DIY masks is easier than ever. And that mint green is just too cute to resist, let’s be real.


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The set includes a mixing bowl, three measuring spoons, a sponge, a spatula, a brush, spray bottle, and a small jar.

Promising review: “The products that come with the set all work as expected. The bowl is a great size for mixing together face masks. You can fit quite a bit in there, so great for more than one person to use at once. The brush works fine. Everything cleans off nicely. Exactly what I was looking for.” —Christopher D Yerkes

Get it from from Amazon for $7.99.

Need some DIY face mask inspo? Check out “20 Face Masks You Can Do Right Now With What You Have On Hand.”

15.

A set of Mighty Patches you can pop on any time you need to show a zit what’s what. Put one on before bed and look forward to scoping out all the sebum and pus that gets sucked overnight.


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Promising review: “I do not claim to understand the science behind this tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were Shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick, pick, pick.” —Amazon Customer

Get a 36-pack on Amazon for $12.50.

16.

A LightStim LED device that helps treat acne by both calming current breakouts and reducing future ones from forming by killing bacteria. Sit back, relax, and let the power of LED light get to work.


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The device plugs into the wall. To use, simply place on the area you’d like to treat, let it run and wait for a beep at three minutes, then move to a new area. Easy as that! It comes with a bag and eye covers to protect your peepers.

Promising review: “This has truly made such a difference with my cystic acne. When using regularly I have little to no breakouts and when I do after one or two days of use they drastically decrease much faster than before. I love my light stem, it is has made all the difference in my skin!” —Dermstore Reviewer

Get it from Dermstore for $169 or Amazon for $169.

17.

A rose quartz roller and gua sha
to massage your precious face. Especially when placed in the fridge for extra cooling, these rocks will rock your world — they’re said to help with puffiness, circulation, skin tone, and dark circles!


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Try putting these products in the fridge before use for maximum world-rocking.

Promising review: “I LOVE this product. I keep it in the fridge for cooling and then use it to soothe my skin after applying serum to my face. The serum seems to soak in better. It reduced puffiness under eyes, helps with sinus issues, and made my skin glow! This will be part of my daily routine.” —h48371d

Get them from Amazon for $14.96+ (available in two colors).

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A facial cleansing brush kit so you can scrub-a-dub-dub both your face and body with its full series of heads and attachments that remove dirt, tackle blackheads, unclog pores, and *so* much more. It’s like your own personal car wash.


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The kit comes with two small brushes perfect for facial cleansing, a sponge head designed for makeup removal, a large brush for body-cleansing, and a pumice head for removing stubborn calluses. The brush is also waterproof so you can use it in the shower!

Promising review: “I’ve been wanting one of these for so long! I absolutely love that it can be used in the shower all over the body. The pumice stone attachment is great for heels. It has two different speed settings depending on what you’re using it for. Some of the brushes are so incredibly soft! I love the stand it comes with and that it has a small hole at the bottom so water drips out rather than settling and getting moldy. Overall, this is a really good quality product for a fraction of the price of others. Highly recommend! One tip: if you’ve never used one of these before, go light on your face.” —Wendi W.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

19.

A gold bar and duel-roller face massager set to help promote blood circulation and ~wake up~ your face. I’ve used this kind of roller before and it’s kind-of-squeezy-pressure feels soooo good. Bonus: these vibrate!


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These use AA batteries.

Promising review: “I love my facial massager, and I use it every morning! the facial massager feels cool on my face ad I love the way it de-puffs my under eye bags, making me look and feel younger. I use with upward motions to energize and invigorate my facial muscles, and with downward motions for lymphatic drainage, which is very relaxing, so I prefer this technique as an evening routine. I am so in love with this tool and I highly recommend it!” —Wei

Get them from Amazon for $18.89.

20.

A pair of pointy tweezers for evicting any ingrown hairs that are trapped under your skin. But be careful! These really are v sharp.


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Promising review: “These are, without question the best tweezers I have ever owned. I bought them about six months ago, and they are still going strong. I’ve found many that start sharp are dull within weeks, but not these. I get a lot of gnarly ingrown hairs on my face, and these are always able to get to them. Seriously, I don’t think they make a pair of tweezers sharper than these. You will not regret purchasing these!” —Brian Harris

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

21.

A soothing gel bead eye mask that can help depuff your eyes in the morning if you’re super tired or even after a cry! A nice cry can be good for the soul, but I guess it’s not ideal for your under-eyes.


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The mask can be used cold, hot, or even for sleeping!

Promising review: “I LOVED this mask! Please note that I did not use it as a ‘sleeping’ mask. I used it as a hot and cold mask. You can warm it up in the microwave to help relax your eye muscles. It feels soothing after a long day from being on the computer. Be careful! The beads get super hot after microwaving. If they don’t feel hot to you, squish the mask around. It’ll help warm up the beads. It really does feel like a spa treatment when it’s warmed up. I loved that you can chill it in the freezer to help de-puff your eyes in the morning. The chilled eye mask helped relieve some sinus pain from my allergies as well. I like using it chilled before I started my daily routine.” —CHRISTINA CHO

Get it from Amazon for $13.

Applying my skincare every night in a calm and organized manner:


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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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