These 5 Rough Skin Moisturizers Went Viral on TikTok… and For Good Reason! 

    These days, one of the best platforms to spot trends, whether style or beauty, is TikTok! In the last few years, women and men have gone viral for showing off some of their favorite beauty products including skincare, mascaras, lip gloss, and more. 

    Recently, I've been on the hunt for an effective moisturizer that can help diminish the appearance of rough skin. My hands, belly, and backside have been looking worse as I age, and I wanted to find a strong solution. So, I turned to TikTok!

    Of course, everything that goes viral doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good product. Often a eye-catching video is all you need to show off a product that may be harmful to your skin or just… not work! So how do you know which rough skin moisturizers actually work?!

    Thankfully, we have a team of reviewers and dermatologists to find the most viral products and put them to the test.

    We went through dozens of viral TikTok moisturizers and ranked the top 5 most effective and safe. Let’s get started…

    Effectiveness: 95%

    Safety: 100%

    Price: $

    Overall: A+

    This is by far one of the best products to have popped up on TikTok and our favorite choice when it comes to products specifically for helping heal rough skin, stretch marks, dark spots, and sagging skin. The Glow Fairy’s Retinol Body Glow Wand is a highly-condensed retinol balm that you easily apply to any area of concern on your body. The Body Glow Wand comes packed with retinol along with a handful of effective ingredients (including squalane, vitamin E, and lanolin) to help boost your skin’s moisture and collagen production and help lessen the appearance of stretch marks, wrinkles, and dark spots while giving your skin a smoother and softer feel. Not only that, we found a special 50% off discount code SECRET5! So cool! The balm is easy to apply with just a few swipes needed every night on the areas of skin that need your help. Highly recommended!

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    Effectiveness: 90%
    Safety: 90%
    Price: $$$$
    Overall: B+

    If you’re looking to splurge, Chantecaille Retinol Body Treatment is expensive but good. It’s filled with restorative retinol along with saccharide isomerate which is a magnet for moisture to help revitalize dry skin. While we found this product to be effective and safe, the price was quite a blow. For something you should be trying to use every other day, you’ll be spending a lot for a youthful look (especially when there are more affordable products with similar results out there). Like we said, if you’re looking to splurge, check this one out!

    Effectiveness: 85%
    Safety: 80%
    Price: $
    Overall: B

    This is a great retinol lotion for extra dry and aging skin, Medix offers a strong mix of retinol and ferulic acid to help sagging skin regain its moisture and elasticity. For extra support it’s infused with Black Tea, Aloe Vera, and Chamomile. What stopped us from putting this product on the top was its scent! Unlike Glow Fairy and other retinol lotions which either are scentless or have a small hint of scent, Medix gives off a STRONG perfume scent that resembles the smell of an old woman’s purse. LOL. It was too much for our sensitive noses, especially if you’re applying at night. But hey! Maybe a strong smell is for you!

    Effectiveness: 90%
    Safety: 90%
    Price: $$$
    Overall: B+

    Paula’s Choice comes packed with retinol along with vitamin C and E for a great revitalizing solution to dry, aging skin, stretch marks, and dark spots. We’ve always been a big fan of Paula’s Choice products and are happy to test every single one of their products on our skin. The only issue we have is the price. Now it may not look that expensive at first, about $30, but that’s for a 4 oz bottle - and you’re using this for your ENTIRE BODY. If it was just a face lotion, you could stretch that out. But when you’re thinking of trying to keep your entire body’s skin tight and ageless, 4 ounces won’t be doing you too many favors! Look for a product that can last you a long time!

    Effectiveness: 90%

    Safety: 85%

    Price: $

    Overall: B+

    This was a surprising viral product but undeniably effective and amazing. CeraVe SA Cream is a simple and affordable moisturizer that TikTok loves. Often, we look for those super expensive, rare ingredients, hyper superior face washes that are supposed to completely revitalize your face in one wash. But in reality, what’s better is a simple moisturizer that you can use before applying concentrated help (Like the Glow Fairy Retinol Wand). 

    While we found some amazing products on TikTok. We loved Glow Fairy the most, an amazing find for helping diminsh your stretch marks, dark spots and aging skin, we believe We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who helped create the rankings list and how The Glow Fairy Retinol Body Glow Wand worked for her. Stephanie tells the story.

    Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of anti-wrinkle, anti-stretch mark anything. “Time cannot be reversed,” I used to tell my friends. Too many of them have been tricked into buying some wild lotion just to find out it’s a waste of money. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.

    But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by The Glow Fairy Retinol Body Glow Wand. She would swipe it on every night before she went to bed. After a few weeks her stretch marks started to fade and her skin felt tighter and more vibrant. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then she showed me the before and after collage of photos. I was stunned. Week by week her stretch marks and neck wrinkles became less noticeable all together! I begged her to let me borrow her Body Glow Wand. Instead she gave me a secret 50% OFF code, SECRET50, and I ordered my own Body Glow Wand immediately. 

    I received a package in the next few days and applied that night. The application is super simple, just open the Body Glow Wand and swipe it on! LOL, but actually, for best effectiveness, post-shower, after your body is clean and dry. Do your nightly routine and leave the Body Glow Wand for last. Warm up the balm a little by rubbing onto your finger for an easier swipe. Then, apply the balm around the areas of your body where you see stretch marks, or where stretch marks commonly appear (hips, stomach, butt, etc), on aging and sagging skin, or on dark spots. Just a few swipes and voila!

    I, of course, expected results immediately. But it will take a few weeks to see the real results (so I made sure to snap a few before photos). While I waited, I ended up doing a little research on the ingredients that go into the Body Glow Wand and found that the retinol wasn’t the only thing helping my fine lines disappear…

    Of course, there’s retinol, which helps neutralize free radicals in the skin and encourage the production of collagen. The rich source of vitamin A is so effective in helping boost collagen that it’s almost the only ingredient needed. But Glow Fairy did an amazing thing of adding the extra punches with some of these other ingredients…

    This ingredient is wild! It’s a highly-effective natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can help reduce wrinkles and reverse the effects of UV damage and while fighting free radicals. It’s really great at reversing skin damage, and making old, tough skin feel renewed.

    Vitamin E is an essential ingredient in any skin product, and if you’re using products that don’t have it, rethink your decisions! Vitamin E basically creates a forcefield around your skin to prevent moisture loss. While doing that, it also helps fight skin damage and signs of aging.

    A super moisturizer that helps repair cracked and damaged skin. While retinol and squalane are doing the heavy lifting, lanolin steps in and cleans up those small issues for even more beautiful looking skin.

    So, finally, after 4 weeks, I decided to check if I could see results… and wow! The stretch marks around my hips and stomach were reduced by half! And my skin as a whole felt tighter and smoother than it had in a LONG time. I was convinced.

    I was officially converted into a Body Glow Wand believer! I hope you will, too! 

    Amazing! The Glow Retinol Body Wand helped get rid of my stretch marks. So happy with the results.

    -Kelly, 52

    I’m always so worried about my skin looking aged, so I started using Glow Fairy’s Retinol Body Wand and it’s the best. My hands look ten years younger!

    -Macy, 33

    This is the best retinol product I’ve found so far. Really works! I use it on my neck every night and am really happy with the results. 

    -Cate, 40

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      Heather Johnson

      My absolute FAV!!

      Reply 12 2 hours ago
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      Stephanie Miller

      WAYY cheaper than plastic surgery.

      Reply 13 3 hours ago
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      Marcy Goodman

      Hi GlowFairy, I have been using the wand for three weeks and am starting to notice a difference around my neck and hips!

      Reply 5 a day ago
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      June Henderson

      Hey! Just a reminder to my fellow sensitive skin-users, SPF is your best friend! haha. Love Glow Fairy!

      Reply 18 a day ago
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      Rachel Watson

      Love this stuff. My sister put me onto it.

      Reply 20 a day ago
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      Toni Gabriel

      The Best!

      Reply 51 a day ago
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      Gabbi Mitchell

      Anyone else receive two by accident?

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