I Tried It: Trader Joe’s Skincare

Let’s face it: like many things in life, maintaining healthy skin and using the right beauty products can be expensive. Luckily, Trader Joe’s exists.

For the past few weeks, I have been giving Trader Joe’s beauty products a chance—and let me tell you, I am not disappointed. Between the price and the quality, I am convinced that there really is no better bang for your buck than some of the products I have been using. Here’s what you need to pick up from the closest TJ’s, like, yesterday.

Blueberry & Acai Facial Scrub, $5.99

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This summer, I got a facial and asked them to recommend a good exfoliant that wouldn’t break the bank. When I went to check out, the product they wanted me to buy was $50 for two ounces (classic). Instead of spending that much, I began doing some research and discovered that Refinery29’s beauty editor, Mi-Anne Chan, swears by this stuff. Plus, it’s only $6 (and smells good enough to eat). Too good to be true? Not one bit. Use twice a week for smooth skin, especially with colder temperatures settling in.

Rose Water Facial Toner, $3.99

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Confession: I had never used Rose Water before deciding I wanted to try it for the purpose of this article. It always seemed silly and unnecessary to me. But, I’ve gotta say, the delicious scent and the $4 pricetag has me sold. It’s refreshing, hydrating, invigorating to the skin and it smells delicious. If I could douse everything I own in this I would. Plus, the bottle sprays a nice fine mist so you don’t feel like you are being hit by a water gun.

Rich Hydrating Face Sheet Mask, $1.99

Post-fall break, my skin needed a major reset. Being out-of-town and off my normal sleep schedule completely threw my routine and my skin out of whack. As soon as I got home, I plopped this sheet mask on my face and let myself relax for a few minutes before the real world of school kicked back in. It’s cooling, hydrating and smells like cucumbers. Plus, it’s cheap, and you can pick one up on your weekly grocery run. (And, you have to like a store that makes their own memes to advertise their products).

Facial Cleansing Oil, $5.99

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I’ve never personally used this product, but my mom swears by it. She says:

“TJ’s Facial Cleansing Oil dissolves away makeup and dirt, deeply cleaning pores, the perfect start for your nighttime routine. Massage with fingertips on dry skin and rinse off with warm water. Skin feels soft, clean and not tight.”

Well, there you have it. Beauty products that will make you feel great and won’t break the bank. For less than $20, go try these new products for yourself and give your skin the care it deserves as winter moves in.

Caroline Sheridan

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