By Skye Cross
To pass the time during quarantine, I have found myself spending more time than I would like to admit on TikTok. While spending time on the app, I have stumbled upon several videos of people showing products that they swear by and I couldn’t fight the temptation to try my share of them. From hair products, skin care, makeup and beauty hacks, you can find just about anything on TikTok that will make you wonder how you lived without them before.
The first product that I purchased after downloading TikTok was The Ordinary’s AHA + BHA Peeling Solution. Before purchasing this product, I had already purchased a few other products from this brand that I absolutely loved, so I had a good feeling this solution would be the same. The best part about this brand is that it is extremely affordable. This product has helped people reduce the appearance of acne scars, even out skin tone and with smoothing skin texture. This product is only $7 while other companies with similar products charge multiple times the price. If you are thinking about trying out this product, it’s great to use two or three times throughout the week to make sure you aren’t drying out your skin. Make sure to follow up with SPF because your skin will be sensitive after this product.
Continuing with skin care trends, the Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Cleansing Bar is a three in one treatment that brightens and improves any uneven skin tone. Whether you suffer from acne or just get the occasional breakout, this product is perfect for all skin types and will not dry your skin, despite being an acne-fighting product. After using this cleanser, you will be left with a soft, smooth skin and instantly notice a difference in your breakouts. Other acne-related products by the brand Urban Skin have also gained popularity as it is an extremely affordable brand that makes it easy for anyone to purchase. This cleansing bar retails for just $15 at ULTA.
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops is a great product if you are looking to get a summer glow without having to go to a tanning bed or risk sun damage. By just mixing in two or three drops into your everyday lotion, you will instantly see results that will last up to a week. Compared to many of the other self-tanning products on the market today, it provides you with a very golden, natural color without leaving a sticky feeling after. If you are not able to get your hands on Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops because of the limited availability after TikTok stardom, Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops is another great tanning product that is available for purchase at Sephora.
For those of us who struggle when it comes to doing hair like me, the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush is a dream come true. This brush allows you to dry your hair while brushing through any tangles, adds volume and controls frizz at the same time. In times like these where we might not be able to get into the salon for a blowout or styling, this allows you to do it at home for a one-time purchase of just under $60.
TikTok has become one of my favorite ways to find secret beauty gems that don’t have to hurt anyone’s bank account. All of the products mentioned are affordable and will save you time when it comes to your beauty routines.
Skye Cross is an Editorial and Marketing Intern who specializes in writing pieces related to beauty, current trends in media, and social equality.