12 Hidden Beauty Gems You Can Get at Trader Joe's
If you typically visit your local Trader Joe's just to stock up on BBQ chicken pizza and Cookie Butter, you're missing out. That's because TJ's actually has a killer beauty section. Here, 12 of your best beauty bets (which are all also available online).
Additional reporting by Brianna Lapolla.
Rich Hydrating Face Sheet Mask ($2 in store; $10 online)
We love a sheet mask. We especially love this sheet mask, which is soaked in hyaluronic acid and honey and costs less than a bottle of their famous two-buck Chuck (which, by the way, it pairs perfectly with).
Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask ($4 in store; $11 online)
We've used straight Trader Joe's virgin coconut oil as a hair mask. But then it came out with this shower-friendly version that's actually meant for your hair—and it's never been shinier.
Ginger Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream ($5 in store; $16 online)
Psst, get a move on TJ's limited-edition hand cream before it sells out. As the name suggests, it is indeed ultra-moisturizing thanks to ginger root extract, shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E in the formula. Though it's rich, it absorbs quickly, leaving your skin soft instead of sticky.
Cucumber Avocado Body Butter ($5 in store; $10 online)
This heavenly body butter is exactly what dry, thirsty skin needs this time of year. Free of parabens and phthalates but full of hydrating ingredients like avocado oil and shea butter, it pretty much melts into your skin on contact. The scent is fresh and clean—not at all cloying.
Rose Water Facial Toner ($4 in store; $11 online)
Face mist is a luxury (and lucky for us, TJ's made it an affordable one). Made with both rose water and witch hazel, it calms inflammation, hydrates skin and even sets makeup with just a spritz or two. Pop it in your work tote for a midday pick-me-up.
Blueberry & Acai Facial Scrub ($6 in store; $14 online)
You know how sometimes your skin just looks blah? This gentle exfoliator will get that sorted quickly. Made with blueberry purée, açaí fruit extract and alpha-hydroxy acids, it smells just as good as it makes your skin look afterward.
Moisturizing Cream Shave in Honey Mango ($4 in stores; $11 online)
Is it silky legs you’re after? Pick up this happy little bottle that is ultra moisturizing and makes your entire bathroom smell like a dream.
Micellar Cleanser and Makeup Remover ($4 in stores; $13 online)
A triple threat, these towlettes clean, tone and moisturize all at the same time. We’re all about multitasking beauty products.
Face Wash With Tea Tree Oil ($13)
If your skin is acne-prone, consider this cleanser that channels the blemish-fighting power of tea tree oil to clear your pores right up. Just be sure not to get it directly into your eyes, because…ow.
Refresh Citrus Body Wash ($11)
So this smells really great but can also be pretty strong when you’re applying it. Luckily, the scent doesn’t stick to you post-shower, but it definitely makes your skin feel clean and refreshed.
Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+ ($6 in stores; $15 online)
Even though summer feels so far away, you should never be without sunscreen. We like Trader Joe’s version, which, in addition to a high SPF, isn’t sticky and smells great, too.