The 10 Beauty Products Byrdie Readers Rave About Most
This is a story couldn't be happier to write, as it means that you're as engaged with beauty product research, reviews, and experiments as we are. Some of these products were found and excitedly shared by our editors, while others we heard about from you—our trusted, loyal, and savvy readers. When you comment, we listen. When you purchase, we take notice. So now, we're bringing it full circle with a list of the top-selling, most raved-about, coolest beauty discoveries you're into right now. They're all under $30, have thousands of positive reviews, and have been tested and approved by someone on our staff. Keep scrolling for the beauty products you can't get enough of (and, if you need a refill, click away).
Viva Labs MCT Oil ($18)
This oil burns fat like no other, so it's no surprise our health-conscious readers have taken a liking to it. It helps you maintain a healthy weight by reducing fat storages—boosting your energy (yay!), improving digestion (woohoo!), and keeping that full feeling around longer than usual. Add it to your smoothie, coffee, or salad dressing, or just pop a spoonful in your mouth. You won't be sorry you did.
BS-Mall Premium Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set ($9)
With over 3000 positive reviews on Amazon (yes, really), this set is not only a steal but also a high-quality, practically life-changing purchase. The bristles are soft, each brush is easy to control, and you'd better scoop them up before they're gone.
8-Piece Asian Exfoliating Washcloth ($5)
Similar to what estheticians use inside a Korean bathhouse, these exfoliating washcloths are perfect for a little at-home pampering. For just $5 a pop, these colorful towels scrub your skin until it's baby soft. Draw yourself a hot bath, relax for five to 10 minutes, and rid yourself of dirt and impurities while you soak. (FYI: They're not meant for your face, so keep the scrubbing to the parts of your body that require tending to).
OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel ($13)
With a name like Super Youth, who wouldn't be down with this product? Exactly. It's a lightweight eye gel enriched with peptides to stimulate collagen, maintain moisture, and even provide a really great base for makeup. No pilling here! Not to mention the fact that it has over 3000 positive customer reviews on Amazon and boasts a decrease in dark circles in just days.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing ($12)
If you have acne-prone skin, this product may just change that. Not only does it rank number five in our roundup of the top-selling acne products on the internet, but it's also a major bargain. Mix it with equal part apple cider vinegar and watch your clogged pores and oily skin vanish before your very eyes.
Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel With Aloe Vera ($7)
Naturally, Byrdie readers are just as smitten with rose-infused beauty products as we are. This one is particularly lovely as it's an alcohol-free (so totally gentle on your skin) mix of aloe vera juice, glycerin, witch hazel, and rose water. All that plus cool vintage packaging for just $7.
TruSkin Naturals Professional Vitamin C Serum ($20)
Vitamin C serums can be very pricey, but they work so well when it comes to hydrating, brightening, and softening fine lines and wrinkles. It's basically magic, which is why we not-so-begrudgingly empty our bank accounts for them. That is, until now. You, yes you, our loyal readers alerted us to this very serum. It's only $20 and works wonders on your skin.
8G Essential Greens Booster ($13)
Good news: This fizzy green tablet will replace your juicing habit. Not your average supplement, 8G tastes delicious (everyone here at Byrdie is a fan), has zero added sugars, and is just nine calories—that, and it affords you a big dose of eight essential greens at a fraction of the usual price.
Elizabeth Mott It's So BIG Volumizing Mascara ($15)
With an hourglass-shaped brush (perfect for va-va-voom volume) and a super-smooth formula, it's no wonder you can't get enough of this under-the-radar mascara. It thickens, it lengthens, and it won't come off during a session at the gym. Sounds just about perfect to me.
Hot Tools 1-Inch Curling Iron ($29)
As one of the OG household favorites, Hot Tools is an unsurprising addition to the list. It heats up really quickly and holds a curl for days—and doesn't cost upward of $200 like its competitors. But because it does use a lot of heat, make sure you're not clamping your hair at the tip, but rather rolling your hair from the middle and working your way down.
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