I’m so glad you are reading this because I rejoice in passing on beauty products that I have success with to basically anyone who will listen. I don’t tend to spend a fortune either and I try and find products that give more bang for their buck. The best part about the wonder of Amazon.com is that you can pretty much purchase anything on there these days including your favorite cult beauty products. So instead of browsing the endless pages of Amazon.com at the vast number of products that have lovely packaging, but let’s face it, might not actually work. Think of me like your personal filter so you can get to the products – and I will explain what they do and why they are good – so you don’t have to test junk and get right to the good stuff. I have put a couple of different retinols in the list as it really is a miracle product as well as some makeup favorites. I’ve tried to stick to the products I most like so this list contains the 37 of the holy grail beauty products that you need to know about.
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This Eye Balm Brightens Skin and Reduces Dark Circles
I apply foundation and concealer in the morning, but within a couple of hours my under-eye area looks dull and dark. I’ve learned that reapplying concealer leads to a baked, caked look. Instead, I rely on this Eye Balm that can be swiped on all day long for a rosy, glowy, brightening effect!
This Keratin Hair Mask to Repair Color Treated Hair
I color my hair every few weeks to cover grey regrowth… and unfortunately, that also means my hair requires intensive care. My go-to product is this Keratin hair mask deep conditioner, which contains oils for damaged color-treated hair. My locks are always silky and shiny instantly after using this product.
A Natural Glow In The Most Convenient Way
Just when I thought self-tanner couldn’t get easier, Jergens goes and does it again. Initially, it was its first-of-its-kind natural glow formula that delivers gradual color without streaks or weird smells. Now, they’ve created a natural glow version that also moisturizes right in the shower. What?? Oh, hey, and it also firms and reduces the appearance of cellulite, which is reason enough to buy it on its own.
Deep Clean Your Skin with this Economical Blackhead Remover
The older I get, the less I want to look like I’m getting older. And that all starts with a good skincare routine which is not just all about lotions. So, I am a bit of a sucker for new products that deliver crazy results and this blackhead remover and skin scrubber does exactly that. It deeply cleans the skin through high-frequency vibration, stimulates collagen regeneration, and eliminates whiteheads and blackheads.
This Multi-Stick Does It All
No lie, I bought one of these (Bourdeaux glow if you’re nosy) and promptly decided I need them all. HAN Skin Care Cosmetics has created an essential makeup bag item here with its all-natural multi-stick. This stick is small enough to fit in your pocket and can deliver a gorgeous swipe of color for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Excuse me while I go add cherry cosmos and toasted nutmeg to my cart.
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This Exfoliating Face Mask Uses the Natural Power of Turmeric & Vitamin C
Given that it’s chock full of turmeric and vitamin C, I guess it’s no surprise that this face scrub is bright orange. It’s also got pumpkin, ginger, glycolic acid, and aloe vera in it. I love that it’s made with natural ingredients, and I love how fresh and clean it makes my face feel! Treat yo’ self.
This Liquid Eyeliner Is So Easy to Apply
With over 1,400 rave reviews, this Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner is a clear winner for being easy to apply and super long-lasting. Ecstatic reviewers call this the “holy grail” of liners that lasted on one person for 11 hours with no smudging or transferring. And it’s under $6, proving you don’t need to spend top dollar for a high-quality product.
Fight the Signs of Aging With This Retinol Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid
Retinol is the only ingredient worth investing in to fight ageing. Most anti-aging moisturizers are so incredibly pricey so I was glad to find this Tree of Life moisturizer with retinol and hyaluronic acid for only $13.95. It works great and has natural ingredients you can feel good about putting on your skin. Buyers rate it 4.5 stars.
This Bliss Jelly Glow Face Peel Exfoliates Gently Using Fruit Enzymes
I have really sensitive skin that gets a rash if you so much as look at it wrong. But I do like to exfoliate a couple times a week to deep cleanse my skin. I use this non-abrasive Bliss jelly glow peel that has fruit enzymes to gently remove dead skin and unclog pores. It also contains niacinamide, which is key for sealing in moisture so you won’t get dried out like with harsher exfoliators.
This Naked Basics Eye Pallet Suits Every Skin Tone and Eye Color
Nobody needs an eyeshadow palette with 25+ shades, do they? Whether you’re an eyeshadow hoarder or a minimalist, you’ll be drawn to this chic set of neutrals from the eyeshadow palette gods known as Urban Decay. The Naked palettes in all their various forms have taken makeup lovers by storm for years; this set gives you just the basics in a highly portable package.
This Ouai Body Cream Will Transfer Your Legs from Dry to Supple
I’m absolutely head-over-heels for this body creme, and not just because the light notes of rose and citrus are oh-so soothing. I like to use it two or three times a week to help keep my legs from drying out — and if I’m being honest? You can really tell the difference between this stuff and cheaper lotions. It absorbs quickly, but the nourishing squalane instantly leaves my skin feeling supple — not just sorta wet.
These Gold Undereye Masks Reduce Puffiness, Dark Circles and Treat Wrinkles
These gold collagen undereye masks are one of those wishlist additions that have me asking, “Should I? Shouldn’t I?” But, after talking to some friends who swear by them, they’re a solid should. This 30-pack has the ability to expel harmful toxins and significantly hydrate your skin, increasing blood circulation and improving cellular metabolism while reducing wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness around your eyes. Who can say no to that?
This One Compact is the One-Minute Miracle Makeup
This perfect pigment compact from Christina Compacts bills itself as “one-minute miracle makeup” and I’ll be honest, I kind of like the way that sounds. Encased in one compact, you’ll get foundation, highlighter, bronzer, blue and eyeshadow that you can, yes, apply in one minute or less. This would be the perfect addition to a gym bag or a purse for quick on-the-go touchups.
This Retinol Cream Transforms Skin in 30 Days
If you are only willing to change one thing about your skincare, using a retinol cream is your best bet. This cream from LilyAna Naturals is a bestseller on Amazon, with tens of thousands of positive ratings. Here’s one 5-star review: “Let me first say I’m a VERY picky retinol user. I usually use a high-end organic product but thought I’d give this one a whirl given the reviews. I’m a tried and proven convert now. I LOVE this product.”
This CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a Non-Foaming Cream Cleanser
CeraVe has taken the skincare world by storm thanks to its simple ingredients, wide variety of products, and affordability. This hydrating facial cleanser is one of their bestsellers and is ideal for anyone suffering from dry skin. Remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil without stripping your skin of its moisture. It’s quickly become a staple in my house!
This Bikini Trimmer Will Save You Money at the Salon
I used this little bikini trimmer for years, and when it finally died on me, I hit Amazon right away for a new one. Though I tried other brands and models, this one is still my favorite. Plus it’s not expensive at all. You can use it in or out of the shower. It’s got an adjustable trim head to get just the right length. And it’s cordless, so it’s super easy to use.
All The Tools You Need to Remove Your Gel Nails at Home
Do you peel your gels off? Then get cross when your nails peel. When you don’t have time to hit the salon, but you’re in desperate need to remove your gel. Use this kit. Each order comes with nail covers, cotton pads, cuticle peelers, and all the other tools you’ll need to get rid of gel polish. Plus, the tools are made from stainless steel that’s resistant to rust.
This Retinol Can Help Stimulate Collagen Production
Retinol for spotty faces is the best remedy. Treat your face twice a week with a few drops of retinol and it will stimulate collagen production in your face, which can lead to the softening of fine lines and wrinkles. And if your face is already fresh like a baby’s bottom? Well, this bottle of retinol will only help keep your skin looking radiant. Start out using it twice a week, then increase from there if your skin can take it.
Keep Your Brows in Check with this Hair Trimmer
This facial hair trimmer closely and precisely trims with minimal effort. One use and you will find that your make-up goes on smoother and your skin is softer. If you want the perfect brows then this product is a must buy.
These Power Sheet Masks are Loaded With Snail Mucin to Deliver Hydration
Snail mucin can help ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and hydrate skin — and these masks are absolutely loaded with it. Not only does each sheet contain seven times higher snail concentration than competing masks, but they’re also hypoallergenic. And don’t worry about the snails — zero were harmed during the harvesting process.
These Day and Night Serums Take Care of Firming, Hydrating and Brightening
Over the past couple of years, there have been a few brands that have proven you don’t have to give folks sticker shock to deliver serums and beauty products that just flat-out work. TruSkin Naturals is one of those companies with this day and night serum bundle you can scoop up for less than $35. The day version has vitamins C and E and hyaluronic acid for brightness and firming, while the night version boasts retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E for boosting hydration and skin texture.
This Beauty Blender is Great Quality but Won’t Break the Bank
There’s nothing particularly earth-shattering about this beauty sponge blender unless, of course, you’re tired of paying $20 for its name-brand competitor, which looks and performs identically. I particularly enjoy the black color of this one, which will keep it from looking dirty while serving as a one-stop applicator tool for powder, cream, and liquid makeup. The best part? It’ll only set you back four bucks and some change.
This Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Bar Will Keep Your Face and Body Acne at Bay
Yes, there are eleventy billion acne cleaning products on the market today, so what’s wrong with eleventy billion and one? This benzoyl peroxide acne cleanser comes in bar form, which I sometimes prefer since you can better control usage and foaming ability. There’s none of the bad stuff either, like fragrances or dyes, that could irritate your already sensitive skin.
Not Sure Which Cream? This Retinol Cream With Hyaluronic Acid is a Great Start
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to retinol to buy, you can’t go wrong with this cream. Retinol and collagen work to help tighten skin while reducing the signs of ageing — and the advanced wrinkle formula can even help soothe the appearance of fine lines. Use it during the day to help lock in hydration, or put it on at night to keep your skin soft all night long.
This Minimo Glow Scrub From Houston, Texas… Baby Will Clear and Brighten
For beautifully brighter skin, try the Minimo Glow Scrub, a powerful but gentle turmeric-based exfoliator that lightens dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It’s loaded with nourishing ingredients like organic turmeric, organic cinnamon, raw manuka honey, chamomile extract, and lemon extract. It comes with a specially designed applicator to make it easy to use.
These Bamboo Makeup Brushes Contains All You Need for a Flawless Finish
Can we level about something? Makeup brushes are a racket. There, I said it. They’re also crazy expensive. The fact is, most brushes are pretty similar and vary only in color and the brand name on the side. You won’t have to sacrifice on quality with these, even though they have a much more appealing price tag. This set includes 12 brushes plus a makeup sponge and has 15,000 glowing reviews.
A Deep-Conditioning Cap For Treating Frizz and Split Ends at Home
Deep conditioning treatments always get a little boost when you add heat. This corded thermal heat cap is one you can use in the privacy of your own home with 10 heat levels and multiple timer settings. Just apply your favorite conditioner, cover your head with the heat cap and then catch up on your favorite Netflix series while the cap does its thing. Just remember you’re wearing it before you answer the door.
This Shea Butter Hand Lotion Set is Luxurious Minus the Grease
Few things are as gross as putting on lotion, only for it to leave your skin feeling greasy. Not only will these lotions hydrate dry skin without making them feel slick, but each set comes with six fragrances: cherry blossom, coconut, ocean, shea butter, pink sugar, and vanilla.
This Mint Dental Floss is My Handbag Companion
I must admit, I always make sure I carry this Amazon brand dental floss in my handbag because I hate having food stuck in my teeth after lunch or dinner when I eat out. I choose this one in particular because it’s super easy to slide between my teeth due to its extra comfort layer to stop its shredding. Plus, the mint flavor tastes delicious.
This Eye Cream Infused with Hyaluronic Acid Treats Fine Lines and Dark Circles
It’s hard to find a good eye cream that won’t break the bank. Until now! This one from e.l.f. has the same ingredients as the expensive ones – hyaluronic acid and peptides for maximum moisture – but costs under $10.
Get a Deeper Clean and Hydrate Your Skin with This Facial Steamer
Facial steamers are all the rage right now due to their long list of benefits. They reduce acne and blackheads, weaken pigmented spots, moisturize your skin and remove congestion. I originally bought this steamer as a gift for a friend, but after hearing about how much they loved it, I bought one. I use it on nights when I want to repair my skin’s moisture barrier and help my serums penetrate deeper.
Revitalize Your Hair Growth with Caffeinated Shampoo & Thickening Conditioner
Caffeine in my cup? Yes, please! Caffeine in my hair? Hold up a second! I’d never honestly given a thought to caffeinated shampoo until I saw this biotin shampoo and conditioner set from Paisle. Apparently, caffeine assists with hair growth. Who knew? The accompanying thickening conditioner is the perfect end to a wash, both gentle and lightweight. Reviewers rave about this product, from its scent to how well it works.
Wax On, Hair Off at Home with This Painless Waxing Kit
File this under “On my wishlist, but completely intimidated.” At-home waxing seems like a good idea, right? Until, of course, it isn’t, and then there’s no way out but through. This wax warmer set has great reviews (more than 26,000, to be exact) and includes everything you need to become your own wax pro in the privacy of your bathroom, from wax warmer to beads to applicator sticks.
This Oral-B Vitality FlossAction Electric Toothbrush Is a Dentist Favorite
The price on this Oral-B FlossAction toothbrush is amazing! At the moment, it’s less than $30 for the electric toothbrush, plus a charger and brush head. That’s well under market price! And this brush is a game-changer. It’s got a two-minute timer to help you brush just the right amount. And it’s compatible with all the standards Oral-B replacement heads.
This Hair Lightening Spray That Amplifies the Natural Effects of the Sun
Hello? The 80s is calling, and they want their hair-lightening tricks back. If you’re old enough to remember the Sun-In days, you probably need to take a multivitamin right now. It’s OK; I’ll wait. This hair lightening spray is from Sun Bum, and reviewers say it really works to lighten hair safely and naturally using the power of the sun. It uses the power of Hawaiian lehua honey and lemon to work its magic.
This Vitamin C Serum Helps Fade Dark Spots and Gives a Youthful Appearance
As far as bottles of vitamin C go, this one is my absolute favorite. Why? First of all, vitamin C can help fade dark spots that pop up on your face — but only if it’s potent enough. Not only did this stuff fix two, TWO spots on my face, but the hyaluronic acid also works to lock in moisture to help keep your skin from drying out.
This Booty Scrub Treats Cellulite, Acne and Stretch Marks
Who doesn’t want a firm, cellulite-free booty?! I know I do. And while I know working out is the best way to achieve it, I’m all for shortcuts. This booty scrub helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, fights stretch marks, moisturizes dry skin, and helps get rid of acne.