23 Life-Changing Grooming & Beauty Products Trending On Reddit
There are a few solid reasons why me and Reddit get along. For one, we're both really into GIFs of inanimate objects with drawn-on limbs. For another, I've got a serious appreciation for life-changing beauty products trending on Reddit. Yeah, you'll occasionally find discussions about your average drugstore grooming items, but for the most part, users are talking about beauty products that are fresh, innovative, and super effective.
For anyone who's not familiar with the self-proclaimed "front page of the internet," think of it as one giant all-encompassing forum where you can poll people, ask questions, and share information. Reddit is also broken down into countless different categories, so you can always read up on your particular topics of interest. Makeup gurus and actual customers go to various beauty boards to share their knowledge, recommend awesome products, and find their next great buy. (Pro tip: if you're into Korean beauty or lesser-known natural brands, this is a great place to brush up on what's big.)
These 23 grooming and beauty products have been getting tons of attention on Reddit recently, and for a good reason. They're original, interesting, and actually do what they say they do. So whether you're looking for a reliable dry shampoo or a complexion that's both moisturized and matte, check out these life-changing holy grails that real Reddit users swear by.
2. A Dry Brush For Softer Skin And Improved Circulation
Loads of Reddit users are obsessed with dry brushing for glowing skin, better circulation, and lessening the appearance of hair follicles. littlecrystalgirl explains it like this: "It's exfoliation of the body with a soft bristled brush. It increases circulation, reduces cellulite, and is gentle on the skin. You need to use a brush that's made for dry brushing." A good option is this AsaVea Nature dry body brush — it's made with boar bristles, has a long detachable handle, and even comes with a mini brush for the face.
3. An Impressive Mascara For Sensitive Eyes
"I am obsessed with Buxom Lash mascara," says makeupiscool. "It makes my lashes long, curly, and with just enough volume for everyday." Reviewers who have tried everything say that this makes a huge difference with volume and curl without the clumps, and since it doesn't contain any synthetic fragrances, parabens, synthetic dyes, or petrochemicals, it's great for sensitive eyes.
4. A Cocoa Butter That Takes Care Of Dry Skin
When it comes to glowing skin, le_sighs recommends cocoa butter. "Use it right when you get out of the shower. It's actually a really good moisturizer, but only because it traps water in... If you apply it straight out of the shower, your skin will be glowy and soft!" This one is unrefined, raw, and loaded with antioxidants that may help with eczema, scars, dry skin, and stretch marks.
5. A Post-Shave Solution With Witch Hazel That Prevents Ingrown Hairs
If you constantly end up with ingrown hairs after shaving or waxing down there, one Reddit user has an innovative solution. "Try using witch hazel post-shower," says SaltyFresh. "It's a mild astringent," which helps to close and heal the pores. This Kerah Lane post shave formula prevents against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and infections, and it uses witch hazel along with essential oils and aloe vera.
6. This Leave-In Conditioner With Ten Great Benefits
"I don't like the shampoo at all, but this is the one hair product I swear by. I tried if first in a smaller sample size, and was hooked." User throwitaway44445 is talking about Alterna Caviar Complete Correction hair cream, which is a leave-in conditioner that offers moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, UV protection, manageability, strength, and anti-breakage. It also provides tons of volume without leaving it greasy or flat.
7. A Bee Venom Essence That Evens Out Skin Tone
User tag_bitch is a big fan of "Benton snail bee essence. It's helped my PIH so much and it's inexpensive." It uses snail mucin and bee venom to support cell regeneration, reduce inflammation, even skin tone, and fight acne-causing bacteria. It's also great for healing scars or discoloration.
8. This Sugaring Hair Removal Wax With Killer Reviews
According to BridgeTheGapGT, waxing became significantly less of a nightmare once they stopped using hard wax. "Then I discovered sugaring... The residue from sugaring washes right off with water. The best part is sugaring does not leave my skin irritated AND I have like... No ingrowns or inflamed spots." Cocojojo cold sugaring wax is gentle because it's formulated with argan and tea tree oil. It works on coarse hair anywhere on the body, and reviewers say it's way less pain or mess than other methods.
9. This Full Body Lotion That Makes Your Skin Shimmer
Reddit users like strawberryee are really into full-body highlighters and shimmers like this Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion. "If you want a product that includes shimmer and is light weight... it WILL make you glowy! It's not big glitter it's pretty subtle." It's enriched with Vitamin A, beeswax, and peanut oil — and it'll give your whole body a healthy, radiant glow.
10. An Argan Oil That Protects Skin Against Irritation
When it comes to sweaty boob rashes in particularly hot weather, one Reddit user recommends argan oil, like this one from LT Organics. It's got nothing but pure non-greasy argan oil, and it comes in a convenient pump bottle. "I read it somewhere as a tip for this, and it has helped me a ton!" says VaultGirl3. "I just do a thin coat under/on my boobs after the shower or in the morning, let it dry before dressing, and I am good for the day usually. Plus it makes your skin super soft, so that is an added bonus."
11. This Korean Cream That Improves Your Skin's Barrier Function
"Currently, Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream," says MyOtherAccountWoohoo. "Just got three tubes in the mail the other day, and it is a godsend for when I go crazy with the actives/exfoliants." It's a Korean beauty favorite that infuses the skin's natural barrier with moisture and protection, so it's smoother, softer, and healthier.
12. A Dry Shampoo That's All Over Reddit Boards
"Seriously, I can not sing the praises of Batiste Dry Shampoo enough," says soswinglifeaway, and countless users back up this brand. "It was recommended to me right here on Reddit, coupled with an amazing tip to use it before bed and to let it sit in my hair for a few minutes before brushing my hair... My hair is so healthy now because I don't have to blow dry and straighten it as often."
13. This Hair Straightening Brush Is A Total Game Changer
AprilWilliams6 loves the BearMoo straightening brush because it "wasn't too expensive but it does a great job of my hair... The straightening brush is much kinder to my hair and still smooths out my thick curls with ease when I glide the brush slowly along my strands." It also has anti-scald technology, heats up to 450℉ within minutes, and uses both ceramic parts and negative ions to limit damage.
14. This Epilator Is Perfect For Anyone Sick Of Shaving And Waxing
"I got an Emjoi Emagine off of Amazon a couple of years ago," says mellibutt, and other people agree that it's so fast and powerful, it doesn't hurt as much as you'd think. "I've been using it regularly since then and I have actual bald spots on my legs where hair doesn't grow anymore. It's the best thing ever." It's ergonomically designed with two speeds to remove hair anywhere on the body, and it's rechargeable for your convenience.
15. The Best Precision Nail Clipper On Reddit
These Seki Edge Nail Clippers were actually voted the best precision fingernail clipper in an archive post by MooReview. With over 2,000 great reviews, its sharp cutting edge and contemporary stainless steel design ensure clean cuts and a stable feel. It's also durable, well-made, and won't rust.
16. This Nourishing Serum That Mattifies Skin
Because it's really great for oily skin, dancingonrainbows loves Skin Food Peach Sake pore serum: "It's really mattifying, a godsend for my oily face. Absolutely no signs of oiliness after a day out with makeup on... It also helps a little with 'filling' my pitted scars so makeup doesn't sink in and pool." It's also made in Korea with careful ingredients for sensitive skin.
17. This Sage And Lemon Shampoo Set That Adds Body
"I have thin, fine, long hair that also gets greasy very quickly," writes Reddit user niikaadieu. "The best I've ever used is Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening shampoo. Even without blow drying it looks pretty good, but blow drying upside-down with cool air makes my hair look full and non-greasy all day." It's infused with a number of essential oils, and strengthens hair with each use.
18. These Korean Face Masks That Spoil Reddit Users
"I'm so spoiled by them that nothing compares," says orlytho about K-beauty My Beauty Diary facial mask sheets. "They fit my face almost perfectly (I snip above the lip to make it fit better). They come soaked in essence! Seriously, if I decant the extra essence I can get at least 2-3 days worth. They come in all sorts of 'flavors' so you will always find one to suit your needs," and this set comes with ten of their super popular ones.
19. A Great Clarifying Shampoo That Gets Rid Of Product Buildup
"I use Malibu Wellness Un-Do-Goo!" comments bee_fast on a thread about incredible clarifying shampoos. "I love it. Sulfate, gluten, animal product free." It gently removes build-up from styling products so that your hair feels soft, smooth, and weightless, and it's infused with soothing botanical ingredients to heal hair and restore shine.
20. This Rose Cleanser That Comes In Stick Form
"I've tried other cleansers and this is the only one I never seem to have problems with," says smoonyc about the Su:m37 cleansing stick. It uses fermented damask rose extract and pH-balancing ingredients in stick form, so you can cleanse your face anywhere without having to worry about stuff leaking in your bag. "PLUS, it smells AMAZING."
21. This Bikini Trimmer That's Reliable, Safe, And Affordable
According to magpie2345, a great bikini trimmer isn't too hard to find. "I had been looking for one as well that I wouldn't maim myself with and also because I get mad razor burn. I bought the Phillips Bikini Genie off of Amazon (the purple one) last month and it's amazing! It comes with multiple attachments and I think it's virtually impossible to cut yourself with it! Can't recommend enough!" It's got a precision comb for detail work, too.
22. This Fermented Essence That Evens Out Your Complexion With Yeast
"Completely changed the texture of my skin," says gmwrnr about Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence. "Definite HG!" It's a Korean formula that uses yeast fermentation, because it's got a similar structure to your skin cells. As a result, it's able to soak into the surface to whiten and brighten your complexion while improving dull and dark spots.
23. This Swedish Lash Serum That Reviewers Swear Makes Their Lashes Grow
"I use an eyelash growth protection serum that we can get relatively cheap in Sasa/Bonjour called Mavala Double Lash from Switzerland," says ceeayeess. "Took me about 3 weeks of consistent usage, but it's worth it! I'd say my lashes are now at least 20-30% longer and thicker now." It uses vitamins and proteins to generate the natural growth phases of hair, so lashes (or brows) look thicker, longer, and healthier.
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