When it comes to beauty, Nice News is of the opinion that what’s on the inside is what really matters. But we’re also big fans of self-care and self-expression — like practicing ancient Chinese massage techniques to promote circulation or using bold blushes to make a statement.

That’s why we put together some of our favorite skin treatments and makeup products, everything from brush-on mineral sunscreen to rich moisturizers, a lip sleeping mask, an incredible-smelling beard oil, and more.

Weleda Skin Food

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Weleda Skin Food is an affordable, plant-based moisturizer made with chamomile, pansy, and rosemary extracts in a base of sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax. Free from synthetic ingredients, the rich cream can be used on your hands, face, and elbows and even to tame frizzy hair. Plus, Weleda is a Certified B Corp and has partnered with TerraCycle to provide free recycling for all product containers

Foreo Luna Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush

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Upgrade your cleansing routine with Foreo’s battery-powered facial massager and cleansing brush. With an eight-speed T-Sonic pulse system — the company’s proprietary transdermal pulsation technology — and soft silicone bristles, it cleans deep within pores and removes up to 99.5% of impurities for a healthy glow in just one minute. 

Kiehl’s Men’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub

Courtesy of Kiehl’s

Created specifically for the guys, this energizing exfoliating scrub uses particles derived from apricot kernels to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil while refining skin texture and even softening facial hair for a closer, more comfortable shave. The blend of menthol, caffeine, and vitamin E along with lemon and orange peel extracts makes for an invigorating cleansing experience. 


Eminence Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser

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If you have sensitive skin that’s prone to redness, take note. Eminence’s Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser is formulated with chamomile and rosemary extract to minimize irritation and heal inflammation; arnica to protect the skin; and a biocomplex of antioxidants, coenzyme Q10, and vitamins to reduce visible signs of aging. 

Eve Lom Cleansing Balm

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Cleansing balms were having a big moment a few years ago, but back in 1985, before they gained mainstream popularity, Eve Lom created one of the first on the market. Vogue has since referred to the now-iconic product as “probably the best cleanser in the world,” per the beauty brand. Made without harmful additives, it tones, hydrates, and even exfoliates when paired with these extra-fine muslin cleansing cloths

Egyptian Magic

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This writer first learned about Egyptian Magic by scrolling social media, and can say with certainty that, in this case, being “influenced” has absolutely paid off. The all-natural cream consists of some of nature’s most powerful ingredients for moisturizing and healing skin: olive oil, bee pollen, beeswax, royal jelly, propolis, and honey, and it’s based on the ancient Egyptian formula that Cleopatra herself used. 

Hero Mighty Patch Micropoint for Blemishes

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You may have spotted Gen Zers publicly sporting pimple patches in the shapes of stars, hearts, and other adorable figures, and we love the message that acne is nothing to be ashamed of. These circular ones from Mighty Patch help target early stage blemishes, thanks to a combination of salicylic acid, willow bark, sodium hyaluronate, and niacinamide. Apply them during the day or before bed to draw gunk to the surface and stop pimples in their tracks. 


Old Spice Beard Oil

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If you love the smell of Old Spice and have a beard — or a partner with one — consider checking out the brand’s beard care line. It includes shampoo, leave-in conditioner, balm, and this beard oil, which gives facial hair a healthy sheen while helping keep unruly flyaways under control. As the brand puts it, you’ll be turning your beard into your “mane attraction.”

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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This overnight balm hydrates with a blend of plant butters, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Unlike some formulas that sit on top of your lips, this mask is fully absorbent, so you’ll wake up with a smooth and oh-so-soft smile. With thousands of five-star customer reviews and fans like Kate Hudson and Gigi Hadid, it’s a worthy self-care splurge. 

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint

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Looking for hydration, coverage, and a natural glow? Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Hydrating Skin Tint checks all of the boxes. Available in 18 shades to suit a range of skin tones, the product provides your skin with a blend of vitamins, hyaluronic acid, SPF 15, and shea butter for natural-looking protection and nourishment that doesn’t weigh you down. 

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield

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Sparing your skin from sun damage doesn’t have to mean slathering white cream all over your face. With Colorescience’s brush-on SPF 50 mineral sunscreen, you get protection from UVB and UVA rays, blue light, pollution, and infrared radiation. The all-natural formula is lightly tinted (it comes in four shades) and ideal for sensitive or acne-prone skin. 


Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Multistick

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Clean beauty brand Ami Colé was founded for people with melanin-rich skin, and its collection of products is designed to enhance features and “reveal your inner excellence.” This lightweight cream multistick comes in four shades that can be used to add color to lips and cheeks, and it’s formulated with baobab seed oil, desert date oil, and hibiscus flower extract to help nourish skin. 

Mount Lai Gua Sha and Jade Roller Set

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Have you heard of gua sha? The ancient Chinese healing method of massaging the skin with a small scraping tool to improve circulation and promote lymphatic drainage has been all the rage in recent years (check out a quick tutorial here). We like this kit from Mount Lai because it also includes a jade roller, which can relieve tension and reduce puffiness.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30

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Elemis’ award-winning anti-wrinkle day cream with SPF 30 is formulated with “powerful marine and plant actives,” including padina pavonica, chlorella, and ginkgo biloba. In independent clinical trials, it was shown to increase hydration by up to 235% within one hour and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles within 14 days. 

Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30%

Courtesy of Revision Skincare

Topical vitamin C is a member of skin care’s A-team: It helps prevent sun damage, boosts collagen production, and more. This correcting complex by Revision Skincare contains a 30% formulation of THD ascorbate, a stable, oil-soluble form of the powerful antioxidant. The product is also made with patent-pending MelaPATH® technology to help illuminate and refine skin for a more youthful appearance.