You don’t go to Target because you need something, you go to Target and let Target tell you what you need, right? Well, if we could go to Target right now, it would tell us we need an entirely new skincare routine, better haircare, prettier makeup, and some treatments to have a spa day at home (we do deserve it, after all! And the prices are so good).
That’s right, the store you go into for cleaning supplies and come out with a new wardrobe, a dog bed, and six throw pillows is also a one-stop-shop for the very best beauty products on the market (that don’t cost $$$). However, since you can’t go to Target, we’re bringing Target to you. From dry conditioners to face peels to clean lipsticks to collagen supplements, here are the very best products that will upgrade your beauty routine.
This Versed staple is one of our favorite go-to serums for an immediate glow. It's made with ingredients like vitamin C and licorice root extract to illuminate dull skin.
This facial oil from Jessica Alba's clean beauty company is organic, cruelty-free, and packs in hydration (plus, we'd do anything to look like Jessica Alba!)
These are like your favorite makeup wipes, except they're extra moisturizing and smell delicious.
Pixi by Petra
With 5% glycolic acid, this exfoliating toner is gentle enough for sensitive skin, but powerful enough to brighten dull skin.
Looking for a moisturizer that leaves you dewy without being too oily? Look no further than this affordable option that illuminates skin.
Remove makeup or replace your typical face wash with a cleansing balm that soothes and hydrates dry skin (and watch your makeup melt right off).
You know SPF is crucial for daily use, but sunscreen can either be oily or not strong enough to protect from the sun. This "facial treatment" (fancy!) contains SPF 50, protects against free radical damage, and is ultra light.
We love a good moisturizer that protects against possible damage. In this hydrating formula, antioxidants protect skin from daily pollutants like heavy metals, gases, and particle pollution.
The cult-favorite toner you've been using since 6th grade is better than ever. You can now find it in a variety of scents (all alcohol-free!).
Urban Skin Rx
You know retinol is the it-ingredient of skincare, but retinol products can be so expensive. This treatment is not only incredibly effective for repairing blemishes and removing dark spots, but totally affordable.
This overnight treatment has all the good ingredients that are in the fancy peels (that cost half your paycheck!), only it's a fraction of the cost.
La Roche Posay
Why not use a sunscreen that miraculously works to both protect your skin from the sun and absorbs pore-clogging oil to help clear skin? Streamline your morning routine by clearing your skin while you protect it from sun damage.
As another cult-favorite, Weleda's Skin Food moisturizes dry skin better than anything else (and you can @ me on it). Use it as an all-over body lotion or double up on dry patches like elbows, knees, or even lips in the winter.
Dry shampoo took over our haircare shelves, so why not dry conditioner? Spray before styling to help detangle, restore moisture, and add shine.
Love Beauty and Planet
Scalp care is the secret to hair health, and scalp serum is all the rage right now. This one is totally clean and soothes your scalp to boost hair health at the root (literally).
Supergreens and adaptogens are your favorite smoothie ingredients, and now they're coming for your haircare. With ingredients like turmeric, spinach, kale, ashwagandha, and holy basil, this shampoo is like a packed superfood smoothie for your hair.
Looking to add more shine without weighing your hair down? This lightweight formula is exactly what you need for long-lasting shine.
The Good Stuff
Because all of our bad hair days begin and end with frizz, this frizz control oil will turn every day into a good hair day (and help protect against damage, too!).
We're all busy, multitasking women, so sometimes washing with shampoo AND conditioner is not an option. Thanks to Kristin Ess, you can now do two steps in one with this genius co-wash that's as cleansing as it is moisturizing.
Not only will the packaging look chic AF on your bathroom counter, but the conditioning formula will smooth your hair and help extend your blowout.
The genius tri-touch applicator on this happy little bottle makes it easier for the formula to get past hair and onto the scalp, helping to maintain a healthy, balanced environment for your healthiest hair to grow.
Are you one of those people who doesn't count a workout unless you're drenched in sweat from head to toe? Consider this conditioner that's made for post-workout hair.
Because we could all use a little more texture, this spray will be your go-to for boosting volume, restoring second-day hair, and giving finishing touches to your 'do.
Streamline your makeup routine with a mascara that's also a lash primer, to protect and lengthen your precious lashes. Plus, this formula is totally clean and cruelty-free.
Not only is this pretty bronzer clean AND vegan, but it also has natural coconut extract for extra glow. Light-reflecting pigments work to light up every complexion for both a bronzing and highlighting effect.
Say goodbye to powder blush and hello to "cheek gel," a pretty, blendable alternative for a natural glow. 3 shades available.
You know that a beauty sponge totally upgrades your makeup routine (hello flawless foundation!), but how chic is this one!?
We're big fans of Winky Lux for their ultra nourishing lip balms infused with antioxidants and natural oils.
Replace your tired old highlighter with this paraben-free alternative that's made with sunflower and coconut oils to make cheekbones pop.
Aren't eyeshadow sticks one of the best beauty inventions of all time? They produce no mess, are better to travel with, and have the easiest application.
This cult-favorite brow gel gives fuller, more natural looking brows for the price of a cup of coffee.
This palette has all the colors you need for a look that's flattering with every eye color.
Flat-top makeup brushes help to create a flawless, even application and make it easier to blend liquid foundation, bronzers, and cream blushes than traditional brush styles.
This matte lip color (that's made with jojoba oil, murumuru, and shea butter), is going to be your new go-to, so get one for each purse!
You don't have to spend $$$ for a quality blush that looks natural and flattering. This beauty editor favorite is cruelty-free and clean.
The radiant pigment in this lipstick-gloss crossover is made to be flattering on every complexion, and will leave your lips hydrated for hours.
Juno & Co.
Our beauty editor, Beth, swears by this velvety sponge for dabbing in skincare and blending foundation. Plus, it saves product because it absorbs less (so you can splurge on that expensive concealer, guilt-free!).
You no longer have to worry about uneven streaks, orange tints, or stained sheets. This vegan and organic mousse is odorless, completely transparent on fabric, and will give you the perfect sun-kissed glow.
Our editors are obsessed with this overnight mask because it gives your face some gradual color while loading your skin with nutrients overnight. Wake up looking like you just came back from vacation (even if you haven't left your house in weeks!).
The latest technology in self-tanning that promise an even application and natural-looking color.
If mousses, lotions, or oils are more your faux-glow style, avoid the dreaded orange finger nails and streaky hands (dead giveaways to a faux tan) with this easy application mitt.
Have a favorite body lotion or moisturizer you can't part with? Add a few drops of this luxurious oil for an easy tan that won't smell or streak.
Treatments (for your DIY spa day!)
Master haircare with this mask that literally bubbles as it removes oil, build-up, dead surface skin cells, and debris. Plus, the sound is insanely satisfying!
With brightening turmeric and toning red kaolin clay, this perfect-sized face mask is made for dull or aging skin.
There's a reason this powder is a cult-classic and after one use you'll know why. Mix with a little water or apple cider vinegar for a powerful mask that goes deep into the pores to remove impurities and blackheads.
To instantly de-puff, soothe, and reduce under eye circles. They fit facial contours so perfectly, you'll forget they're even there. Just don't forget to remove before your Zoom meeting!
Is your hair in need of some intensive TLC? This deep conditioning treatment is infused with Keravis and Argan oil to strengthen and nourish hair.
This moisturizing sheet mask is made for travel, so you know it's packed with some serious hydration. The formula contains bamboo, aloe, ginger, and licorice for major results.
A truly insta-worthy face mask. You'll love how glittery the mask is when it's on, and how glowy your skin will be when you wash it off.
With zero sulfates, dyes, or parabens, this satisfying scalp scrub detoxifies, purifies, and rebalances by removing impurities, including product and oil build-up.
Story time: this eye mask is quickly becoming my daily eye cream because I just want to wear it all the time. Because of the caffeine and cucumber juice, it's soothing, moisturizing, and brightening. Wear it as a mask by applying a thick layer and washing it off after a few minutes, or use it as a normal eye cream under makeup or overnight.
Scalp scrubs are clearly all the rage, and this one doubles as a moisturizing hair mask. You're getting the detoxifying benefits for the scalp while the mask simultaneously smoothes damaged hair cuticles.
So you have a breakout–now what? Simply apply one of these pimple-sized patches that reduce inflammation and pull fluids, and your skin will be blemish-free in no time.
This gloss enhances tone, boosts shine, and lasts 3-4 weeks. It will help extend the life of your color while also adding extra shine and vibrancy to your locks.
Add a few drops of this gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan liquid in your coffee or a glass of water for some major beauty perks. Hyaluronic acid smoothes dry skin, while electrolytes hydrate.
Vital Proteins is a favorite brand around our office, and they now make a collagen blend specifically for beauty benefits. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and probiotics help clear skin, hydrate, and boost glow. Plus, it's on sale for 20% off!
Prefer to take your vitamins in candy-form? These delicious gummies promote a flawless complexion through a variety of antioxidants, minerals, and botanicals.
Take two of these vegan and gluten-free capsules daily for a variety of beauty benefits. Biotin helps support healthy skin and promotes hair growth, while vitamin E helps to fight the effects of free radicals and hydrates skin and hair.