If you weren’t already hip to Trader Joe’s impressive assortment of skin and beauty supplies, then now’s the time to smarten up. Sure we all know and love the store’s awesome—and super budget-friendly—grocery offerings, but who knew they’d mastered the art of cosmetics, too?
To prove our point, we rounded up some of the coolest beauty products you can buy at Trader Joe’s. From sunscreen spray to moisturizing beard balm, here are nine skin and beauty items to pick up the next time you stop by your neighborhood T.J.’s.
1. Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo with Peppermint, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Botanicals
Ask any hair snob and they’ll tell you: Tea tree oil shampoo is great for daily use. Trader Joe’s all-natural formula is filled with soothing certified organic botanical ingredients such as eucalyptus and peppermint, so you can give your lackluster hair a deep clean without drying out your scalp.
2. Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion
Not many face lotions can say they have a cult following, but it’s safe to say Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizer is a fan favorite. Free of both fragrances and oils, it’s great for all skin types and packed with SPF 15, so it will keep your skin feeling nice and supple throughout the day while protecting it from damaging UV rays.
3. Trader Joe’s Body Butter Trio
The only thing better than a 3-ounce tin of fragrant body lotion is three of them—in different scents, no less. Trader Joe’s Body Butter Trio is formulated with coconut oil, making it extra nourishing and totally natural, and comes in three delectable scents: fresh pear, coriander, and orange clove.
4. Trader Joe’s Head to Toe Moisturizing Balm and Beard Balm
Searching for a cure-all body salve that won’t leave behind any greasy residue? Look no further than Trader Joe’s Head to Toe Moisturizing Balm and Beard Balm. Composed of organic shea butter and omega 3 vitamins, this nutrient-rich balm works wonders on everything from cuticles, to lips, to hair, and beards—yes, beards—making it the perfect moisturizer to always have on hand.
5. Trader Joe’s Micellar Cleanser & Makeup Remover
Cosmetic junkies of the world rejoice: Trader Joe’s Micellar Cleanser & Makeup Remover towelettes allow you to clean, tone, and moisturize you skin on the fly—no matter how much makeup you have caked on. Gentle enough to remove eye makeup but tough enough to draw impurities out of the skin, these super soft cloths will leave your skin fresh and clean in a pinch.
6. Trader Joe’s Nourish Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum
A high-strength sunscreen that’s easy to apply and stays put is a gift that keeps on giving. Case in point: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spray Sunscreen, which boasts a Sun Protection Factor of 50-plus, smells like coconut oil, and comes in the foolproof form of aerosol spray.
7. Trader Joe’s Organic Argan Oil
Silky, lightweight, and deeply moisturizing, argan oil has long been beloved by beauty lovers across the globe. Trader Joe’s Organic Argan Oil is no exception. Made from the natural fruit of argan trees, this vitamin E-rich oil works on skin and hair as a non-greasy alternative to body lotion, and will only set you back $6.99 a bottle.
8. Trader Joe’s Nourish All-in-One Facial Cleanser
It’s rare to find an exfoliating face wash that’s gentle enough to use on sensitive skin but also strong enough for acne-prone people, but that’s exactly what Trader Joe’s Nourish All-in-one Facial Cleanser has to offer. Antioxidant-rich and less than $10 a pop, this tearless cleanser might be the only face wash you ever use again.
9. Trader Joe’s Moisturizing Cream Shave
Shaving ain’t easy. That’s why Trader Joe’s Moisturizing Cream Shave is such a game changer. Formulated with lubricating emollients and nourishing aloe vera, this honey-mango-scented shave cream naturally reduces the risk of nicks, cuts, and other razor-related irritations.
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