10 Beauty Products You Didn't Know Existed That Will Change Your Entire Routine (For The Better)

Maybe you have your beauty routine down pat. You know what you need. You know what you like. But there are some game-changers that we don't know we need until we try them — products that make doing hair, nails, makeup, and even taking care of the skin so much easier. And even if you're constantly trying new products, chances are there's still something out there that can improve your routine, whatever it may be. So if you're interested in finding your next game-changer, click through to find a beauty product you didn't know you needed in your life. 

Mascara Seal

Use this on lashes to make any mascara waterproof so you can still use your favorite formula, or use it on brows to help set them in place.

Clarins Double Fix’ Mascara, $25, Nordstrom 

Latex Barrier

Yes, tape or Vaseline will cut it for a less messy manicure. But it’s pretty amazing how simple (and fun!) it is to use a latex barrier to protect your skin from polish. 

Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Liquid Latex Barrier, $10, Amazon 

Pre-Shampoo Oil

If your hair is dry or prone to damage, a pre-shampoo oil will help protect and restore locks. This is the perfect product to use before showering, swimming, or tanning to help hair resist any harsh effects. Just make sure to use a sulfate-free shampoo so as not to defeat the purpose of this oil.  

Huile de Leonor Greyl Pre-Shampoo Oil Treatment, $59, Dermstore 

Konjac Sponge

Konjac sponges are the answer to a gentle exfoliation. These natural sponges contain a slew of skin-benefitting ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids. And yes, there are different types of sponges to suit every skin type. 

The Japanese Konjac Sponge, $10, Amazon 

Decollete Cream

What with all the advertising and products on the market, we can’t forget about facial firming creams. But what about the decollete? The skin on the neck and chest is just as sensitive, and needs equal attention to stay hydrated and firm. 

Lush Lovely Jubblies Breast Cream, $26, Lush

Facial Mist

Although facial mists might seem like glorified water, there are actually a variety of uses for them. Facial mists can be used to make eyeshadows appear brighter, can refresh skin throughout the day, and multi-tasking ones like this can even mattify the complexion and add SPF. 

Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $28, Amazon

Fan Brush

Even though fan brushes tend to come in brush kits, they’re the ones that usually get left out. But there are actually a variety of uses for what seems like such an odd brush. Fan brushes can be used to apply highlighter, sweep away fallout, and even apply mascara. 

Sephora Collection Pro Fan Brush #65, $28, Sephora 

Beauty Spatula

Mini spatulas that fit perfectly into smaller beauty product bottles will not only help you get more use out of your products but also save more money.

Every Drop Beauty Spatula, $6, Amazon 

Aftershave Spray

Ingrown hairs and razor burn are just never OK. An aftershave in spray form is the easiest way to cover larger areas like the legs and make sure they stay free from irritation. 

SheaMoisture Honey & Black Seed After Shave Healing Elixir, $9, Ulta 

Compressed Towels

You never know when you might want a facial towel, especially when you’re traveling. This little jar contains six compressed towels that decompress with water at your convenience. 

Prospector Co. Compressed Towel Tablets, $10, Amazon