If you thought Trader Joe’s only offered fresh produce and tasty treats, you’re definitely missing out on their quality beauty selection. Beauty editor Joy Adaeze reveals the must-have products she can’t live without.
From moisturizing body wash to daily sunscreen, here are five surprising Trader Joe’s finds. You’ll want to grab these on your next grocery store run.
1. Refresh Citrus Body Wash
This moisturizing body wash is a new fave. One afternoon, after realizing I was fresh out of my tried-and-true body cleanser, I decided to try Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Body Wash. Now I’m hooked. I love everything from the intoxicating smell to the way it makes my skin feel so soft afterwards. And this is saying a lot for someone like me who has sensitive, dry skin. I’m obsessed with this product and it’s safe to say I found my new shower time staple.
Refresh Citrus Body Wash, $3
2. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
This stuff is amazing! It’s a body oil, hair mask, and makeup remover all in one. Over the years, we’ve heard the many benefits of coconut oil but this one from Trader Joe’s reigns supreme for several reasons. It’s organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, and smells absolutely delicious. Plus, you can’t beat the low price.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $5
3. Grapefruit and Lemon Hand Sanitizer Spray
Let’s just say that this hand sanitizer is so much a part of my day-to-day life that I buy one whenever I’m in Trader Joes. Oh yeah, and I won’t leave the house unless it’s in my bag for all-day sanitized hands. (Thanks, post-COVID world.) This hand sanitizer has become a favorite for its quick application (a few sprays and you’re good!) and its invigorating scent.
Grapefruit and Lemon Hand Sanitizer Spray, $2
4. Daily Facial Sunscreen SPF 40
I knew I had to try out this sunscreen when one of my favorite beauty industry friends raved about it, saying how she always stocks up on two or three whenever she’s at Trader Joe’s. And here’s why: this Daily Facial Sunscreen with SPF 40 is fragrance-free, translucent, oil-free, and has a soft matte finish. It also makes for a great primer under makeup. What’s not to love?
Daily Facial Sunscreen SPF 40, $9
5. Head To Toe Balm
I’ve been using Trader Joe’s Head to Toe Moisturizing Balm for years. This buttery hand salve keeps my skin moisturized and super soft, without feeling greasy. It also doubles as a hair tamer to keep flyaways at bay.
Head To Toe Balm, $4