Use these affordable products on your wedding day and beyond.
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When it comes to finding new beauty products, most other women will probably say they're just like us. We love visiting places like Sephora, Ulta, our favorite department stores, our local drugstores, and so forth to test and buy beauty must-haves. But there's also one less obvious store that we've come to rely on for the very best products: Trader Joe's. That's right, ever since we ran out of moisturizer and had to buy one at the last minute at TJ's, we've been hooked on their natural, affordable, and effective beauty aisle.
You might say we now have a bit of a Trader Joe's obsession, but that feeling of finding a new beauty product that delivers, is inexpensive, and is actually natural is kind of addicting—especially when you're creating a pre-wedding beauty regimen and don't want to shell out big on items that may or may not work. That's why we decided to share some of our favorite finds that we know you'll love, too.
Although Trader Joe's products are only available in stores (sorry online shopping aficionados!), they're well worth the trip to your local store to grab them. From that moisturizer we mentioned and a luxe body scrub to a great bottle of tea tree oil and a simple yet surprisingly comforting bar of soap, you'll be shocked by how many goodies are hidden on the shelves of your favorite grocer. Ready to find out? Click through here to see the 10 products that every bride-to-be needs to know about.
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This works wonders for taking off makeup without drying out your skin. It also regulates sebum production, so it can help make your complexion less oily.
Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil, $7, traderjoes.com.
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If you're looking for a tried-and-true, classic daytime moisturizer with sunscreen, you cannot beat this one. It's oil free, fragrance free, and keeps skin super soft without making it look greasy.
Trader Joe's Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $4, traderjoes.com.
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Is getting overly excited about bar soap a sign of getting older? If so, we don't hate it. This lavender soap is multi-purpose—we use it for hand soap, body wash—we even stash a few in our drawers to make clothing and lingerie smell nice.
Trader Joe's Bisous de Provence Lavender Triple Milled Soap, available at your local Trader Joe's.
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Three awesome scents (Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus Pomegranate, and Apricot Honey) contain sea salt to gently exfoliate and soften the skin. We're especially obsessed with the eucalyptus because it makes us feel like we're at the spa.
Trader Joe's Body Scrub Trio, $9, traderjoes.com.
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Anything that contains orange blossom is basically an immediate win in our book, and this body wash contains just that, along with skin-brightening grapefruit. It actually makes us want to get up and take a shower in the morning.
Trader Joe's Refresh Citrus Body Wash with Vitamin C, $3, traderjoes.com.
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To get a super close shave without getting razor burn, use this. (It even works on those with sensitive skin!) Plus, the tropical fragrance makes you feel like you're on vacation.
Trader Joe's Moisturizing Cream Shave Honey Mango, $3, traderjoes.com.
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If you like to wash your hair every day, this combination shampoo, conditioner, and body wash works well—it's gentle enough that it won't strip the oils from your hair, but makes it feel clean and soft.
Trader Joe's All for One One for All Formula No. 3 Shampoo Conditioner Body Wash, $8, traderjoes.com.
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Tea Tree Oil
We use this as a spot treatment to get rid of blemishes, the natural way, because it doesn't make your skin overly dry like some acne treatments do.
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Oil, available at your local Trader Joe's.
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Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer
Ask any dermatologist: Antioxidant-infused skincare products are a must for a healthy complexion. This one sinks well into the skin, isn't too heavy, and adds hydration.
Trader Joe's Nourish Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer, $6, traderjoes.com.
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Buying hand cream in bulk during the winter is essential—one to stash in your handbag, one to put on your desk at work, and one to place by a sink in the bathroom, so that you don't forget to moisturize each time you wash your hands. This trio is perfect for that, and the formula is really thick (thanks to Shea butter) but doesn't feel greasy. You'll also love the scents: olive oil, argan oil, and kukui nut oil.
Trader Joe's Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream Trio, $8, traderjoes.com.