The Best Skincare Products on Amazon
It makes sense people are buying their moisturizer and Argan oil on Amazon now. (According to data from marketing research company Edison Trends, health and beauty was the third-most-purchased category on Amazon last year). Whether you're into Korean beauty face masks or will only use that Mario Badescu moisturizer, it's all on Amazon, which has upped its game considerably when it comes to skincare products you crave. If you're not sure what you want (Retinol? Serum? Face mist?) we've done the legwork for you and canvassed the entire site to find the best skincare products on Amazon. So order your prime haul (pun intended) and then go figure out what you'll do with that extra time not standing in a seemingly never ending line at the drugstore.
Mario Badescu Facial Sprays
Long beloved by in-the-know skincare gurus, Mario Badescu's personalized skincare has thankfully gone mainstream over the last few years. These refreshing facial sprays are some of the line's most popular products — refreshing and hydrating, the trendy facial mist set includes a 4 ounce bottle of aloe, herb, and rosewater spray, and a 4 ounce bottle of the aloe, cucumber, and green tea version. Mist on a bare face, or set your makeup with it. And if you're feeling sluggish at 3pm, skip the espresso and try one of these as a pick-me-up instead.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
A nighttime mask for lips is just as indulgent as it sounds. And this one from beloved Korean brand Laneige is a cult hit. Fans of the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask love the moisture that comes from a nightly application. Smear it on before bed, and in the morning your lips are soft and hydrated.
Zombie Pack Face Masks
The Zombie mask is supposed to be a cheaper version of the wildly popular Hanacure (a much pricier face mask) but reviewers claim it's just as good at reducing fine lines and tightening and brightening skin. Mix the powder and the applicator, then apply the Zombie Pack mask to your face with the included brush. It will set and harden, and you can wash the mask off after about 15 minutes.
Timeless Skin Care Matrixyl Serum
Timeless claims their serum has the highest concentration of Matrixyl 3000 available. Why is this good? Because much like Retin A, Matrixyl 3000 fights wrinkles by increasing collagen synthesis. The serum can be used once or twice a day, mixed with moisturizer or alone. Amazon fans note that skin looks more vibrant after a few months of use, and while some serums can cost upwards of $80, this one is a steal at under $20 (especially if you become highly addicted to it).
Belei Blemish Control Spot Treatment
We love Amazon's affordable skincare line, Belie (everything is under $40 and is paraben and sulfate free). We're especially big fans of the spot treatment which packs 5% benzoyl peroxide and gets rid of cysts and zits in no time. Buy a few of these and stash them in the medicine cabinet for emergencies.
Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Beauty enthusiasts who love a good drugstore buy swear by this beloved anti-aging cream. (It's probably why, according to Olay, it sells 17 bottles of this face cream every minute). Since there's no sunscreen involved, we prefer using Olay Regenerist moisturizer as a night cream. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and niacinamide work to hydrate, smooth, and improve elasticity and for under $30 there's no reason not to add this to your skincare regimen.
Differin Gel Acne Treatment
Differin is the first and only FDA-approved full prescription strength retinoid to treat acne, which is pretty major since retinoids are proven to increase cell turnover. (Note, your skin may start flaking temporarily when you begin to use it, but eventually it'll appear smoother and brighter.) If you're trying to figure out how to control breakouts, know that an independent study found that Differin Gel can reduce up to 87% of acne in just 12 weeks.
CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash
Many derms will tell you that CeraVe is a no-brainer of a face wash, especially if you have sensitive skin. And if your skin is feeling dry, Hyaluronic acid ensures that moisture stays put. Ceramides also help hydrate by restoring skin's natural protective barrier. And if you really want to lather up, CeraVe also makes a foaming version, and a body wash.
Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera
Available in cucumber, lavender, and rose petal, this very popular toner (it has over 3,700 five-star Amazon reviews) is perfect for refreshing skin. Reviewers love it because it cleanses skin and removes oil, but it's also gentle and doesn't leave skin feeling dry. One benefit to buying Thayers on Amazon is the "subscribe and save" option, meaning there's a coupon for 40% off if you opt to subscribe and receive the product regularly.
Wonder Cloth Make-Up Remover
Perfect for traveling or every day use, these makeup removal cloths are exactly what you want at the end of a hectic day. Just add water and wipe everything away (the towels have a gentle exfoliating texture to them). This pack includes two reusable rayon-cotton, hypo-allergenic cloths that rinse clean in water. Throw them in your suitcase or your makeup bag and never go back to a regular washcloth again.
Cacay Naturals Face Oil
If you've wanted to try a face oil but are overwhelmed by all the options — Buckthorn, Kukui, Argan — look no further. This anti-aging face oil is made of 100% Cacay oil which has 50% more vitamin E than Argan oil, and twice the linoleic acid. Plus it has three times as much retinol as rosehip oil. Cacay Naturals oil can be used in place of moisturizer, or applied before it. It's anti-aging, hydrating, and reduces blemishes. One heads-up: Reviewers do note a nutty scent.
Cosrx Acne Patches
Trust us when we say you need to jump on the Cosrx bandwagon. The trendy Korean skincare brand makes a popular patch that clears up acne spots in no time. Wash and dry your face, then when skin is completely dry, apply a patch to the problem, and let it work its magic overnight. This pack includes 96 total patches in various sizes (small, medium, and large).
TruSkin Vitamin C Serum
If you haven't heard by now Vitamin C serum is fairly clutch when devising a solid skincare regimen. It boosts collagen production, repairs skin damage, and provides protection against UV rays. Some Vitamin C serums can cost up to $80 a pop. TruSkin makes an affordable version at $20, making this a best seller on Amazon. And this blend (20% vitamin C, plus it includes vitamin E and hyaluronic acid) is designed to combat the signs of aging: think wrinkles, spots, and fine lines.
Missha Sun Milk Sunscreen
We all know the importance of sunblock, and when it comes to protecting skin, it's best to wear it daily. Korean import Missha Sun Milk is water and sweat resistant. Sun Milk goes on clear, and the light, thin layer is a refreshing alternative to heavier sunscreens.
La Roche-Posay Micellar Cleansing Water
What is micellar cleansing water? Basically, it's an extra cleansing step that will remove any makeup residue from your skin — and La Roche-Posay makes one of the best on the market. Dirt-encapsulating micelles carry impurities away, and the gentle water formula soothes and hydrates. No need to rinse with micellar water, just apply it to a cotton pad or face cloth and gently wipe your face (after washing with your normal face wash).
Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliant
If you've got blackheads, you need an exfoliant. Paula's Choice contains 2% beta hydroxy acid and salicylic acid, which unclog pores and exfoliate skin. No need to rinse this fragrance-free product off. Simply apply once or twice a day with a cotton ball after cleansing. Some buyers suggest starting off by using it every other day to determine if it's too strong for daily use.
The Ordinary Peeling Solution
This liquid mask is a favorite because it works like a mini chemical peel to reveal glowing skin. Use the Peeling Solution as a mask once or twice a week, applying to a clean, dry face. After 10 minutes max, rinse it off. (Newbies may want to start at 3-5 minutes so it won't sting.) Be sure to use The Ordinary Peeling Solution at night as the alpha hydroxy acid content can irritate skin if sun exposure occurs. This is a strong exfoliant, so no need to use any other type of exfoliant afterwards. Reviewers love it because it's so effective, and it's affordable.
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream
Andalou Naturals makes lovely and light color and correct creams. CC creams provide light color coverage, but they also feature skincare benefits, in this case, hydration and UV protection. We like Andalou Naturals because their ingredients are organic, natural, cruelty-free and fair trade. Roses is perfect for sensitive skin, and the SPF 30 means one less step in your daily routine. A little coverage plus skincare? Yes, please.