What a Beauty Editor Picks Up in the Trader Joe’s Skin-Care Aisle
Everything But the Bagel with a side of SPF 50.
Updated Oct 12, 2018 8:00 AM
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There are a lot of reasons to love Trader Joe’s: The delicious snacks, wallet-friendly prices, and addictive Everything But the Bagel seasoning are just a few reasons the store keeps me coming back for more. But did you know one of its best sections is the skin-care aisle?
As a beauty editor, I’ve spent half a decade testing products for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and tried everything from snail mucus–infused face masks to 24-karat gold serums. As a result, I tend to be very skeptical when trying new moisturizers or toners. I can usually tell when something is worth the hype or if it’s just a trap.
While you could expect the purveyors of chocolate lava gnocchi and sparkling watermelon juice to fall into trends when it comes to skin care, TJ’s products contain all the hero ingredients that work to give us the firmest, brightest, and clearest skin. Better yet: Its prices truly can’t be beat. Here are seven Trader Joe’s skin-care products to pick up on your next grocery run.
Infused with rose oil, witch hazel, and quillaja bark extract, this toner will calm any redness and irritation while also giving your skin much-needed moisture. Spritz this all year long for a refreshing and cooling sensation.
Address breakouts and blemishes instantly with this pure tea tree oil treatment. You’ll see redness and size reduce almost immediately. It’s perfect for when you need something to work fast.
This super-soothing moisturizing gel is great for when you want something not too heavy that can still pack a moisture punch. Made with aloe and green tea, you’ll be giving your skin the right nutrients to keep it plump and hydrated.
Clean, tone, and moisturize your skin all in one swipe. Throw this in your bag or keep it handy on a nightstand or bathroom sink so that you have easy access to taking off your makeup when you need to.
There’s a reason why this particular product went viral on Instagram: It’s a true miracle worker. It’s made with blueberry and acai, so you’ll get antioxidants that will treat blemishes and correct dark spots while also preventing future damage.
This sheet mask is made with hyaluronic acid, honey, rose-hip oil, and chamomile to hydrate and nourish the skin. Grab a bottle of Trader Joe’s wine and spend a night in giving your face some TLC.
This sunscreen comes in a spray for easy and light application. But it still provides strong protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays with its SPF 50+. We’ll be wearing this every day of the year.
Our grocery list just got a whole lot better.
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