While you might be focused on scoring marked-down clothes and shoes from the go-to mega retailer, the Amazon skincare section holds its own with thousands of affordable products that are begging to be added to your daily regimen. You’ll find everything from Neutrogena sunscreen to CeraVe night cream to La Roche-Posay moisturizer.
Another incentive for bargain beauty shoppers: If you have Amazon Prime, shipping is free.
Below, shop 44 of the best-selling skincare items on Amazon that cost under $35. (A couple are less than nine bucks!)
Pamper someone you love with the Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set. This spa kit includes Almond Milk Hand Cream, Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, plus a pair of cotton gloves.
Drunk Elephant Nice to Meet You is a top-notch cleanser and moisturizer skincare bundle that includes a butter cleanser, peptide moisturizer and powder exfoliant. Drunk Elephant is a cult favorite brand of beauty and skincare lovers everywhere because of their commitment to being vegan and cruelty-free.
Vanicream’s Gentle Facial Cleanser is perfect for folks who have sensitive skin or allergies because it is free of dyes, fragrance, parabens, formaldehyde and other preservatives. Dr. Shereene Idriss, aka the Pillow Talk Derm, is an NYC-based cosmetic dermatologist who gives free skincare advice from bed in her #pillowtalkderm Instagram story sessions. She has recorded her own daytime and nightly skincare routine at home shares it with us along with the products she’s currently using. She names Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser as her face wash of choice.
Paula’s Choice is a top choice for effective skincare products. The line’s Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant will gently slough off dead cells and keep clogged pores at bay. See ya, dull skin!
Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty’s The Daily Calm Lightweight Moisturizer is formulated with two types of hyaluronic acid and squalane. This face moisturizer is oil-free, synthetic-free, fragrance-free and cruelty-free.
Batiste dry shampoo is one of the most affordable, recognizable and best options out there. The no-fuss Batiste spray refreshes dirty hair in between washes and instantly absorbs grease. If you don’t like a strong scent, we recommend the Clean & Light option.
The comprehensive Eva Naturals Facelift in a Bottle 3-in-1 Anti-Aging Set contains a retinol serum, a vitamin C serum and an eye gel. This trio is formulated to reduce wrinkles, fade dark spots and treat under-eye bags and dark circles.
If you’re like us, you’ve tried countless serums over the years. TruSkin Vitamin C Serum uses its namesake ingredient as well as vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to reduce signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Expect brighter, firmer skin with regular use.
You’ve likely seen this little bottle before. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil has been hailed as a miracle worker for scars and stretch marks. It contains vitamin E, chamomile, lavender oil and purcellin oil to even out your skin tone without clogging pores.
This Bliss Eye Do All Things Hydrating Eye Gel depuffs and brighten tired eyes and dark circles with a steel rollerball massaging applicator. This Bliss multi-action cooling eye gel brightening and tightening the skin around the eyes.
Drunk Elephant is a cult favorite brand for beauty product lovers everywhere because of the fact all their products are cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free. Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser is a gentle face wash and makeup remover for all skin types but works great for acne prone skin.
Have some makeup-obsessed loved ones on your Christmas list? Two makeup essentials for a bold look from Lady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories — long-wearing, jet black Liquid Eye-Lie-Ner in the shade Punk and the bright cherry red Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon in the shade Mastered make a great gift.
Honest Beauty’s Honestly Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream is a color correcting and brightening eye cream formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and squalene. This product is vegan, paraben free and cruelty free.
Protect your skin from UV rays and the greasiness that often accompanies sunscreen with this lightweight formula. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Non-Greasy Sunscreen with SPF 100+ is suitable for all skin types.
A natural way to cleanse, balance skin pH, tighten pores, control acne and moisturize your skin thanks to a blend of witch hazel, rosewater and aloe vera. Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Toner also smells delightful.
You know you need to wear sunscreen every day to avoid sun damage, and this oil-free, lightweight moisturizer lotion makes it easy with a built-in SPF 30 for sun protection. Even better than that budget-friendly price? It has the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval.
Elevate your skincare routine with a facial steamer for a spa-like facial. The steamer only hydrates and decongests the skin, but it also preps it for optimal absorption of skincare products. Use after your face wash and before exfoliation, followed by your favorite toner, serum and moisturizer.
With an ice cream–like texture, this creamy and dreamy mask is a dessert that’s actually good for your skin. It hydrates, soothes and calms with aloe vera, peppermint leaf extract and panthenol — plus shea butter “chocolate chips” for extra nourishment. We dig it, and so will your skin.
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser is fragrance-free and sulphate-free yep powerful enough to remove the makeup, dirt, oil and grime from everyday life. This cleanser is highly rated and gentle enough for everyone’s skin.
In addition to providing UV protection in the form of SPF 30, this La Roche-Posay oil-free moisturizer contains ceramides (essential for repairing the skin barrier) and the anti-aging nutrient niacinamide.
This lightweight gel moisturizer formula is packed with the powerhouse hydrator hyaluronic acid and is beloved by high-end beauty aficionados and drugstore dwellers just the same. The gel-cream consistency spreads evenly but feels more like a cooling liquid once applied. It’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t lead to clogged pores. It also lacks alcohol and oil, making it suitable for oily skin. This hydrating gel absorbs almost instantly, so your skin feels softer, nourished and not at all greasy.
We don’t need to hear much more than “Jennifer Lopez loves this product” before whipping out our credit card. But if you are curious why the superstar uses it religiously, this budget-friendly anti-aging face cream contains moisturizing ingredient and SPF 30 — a must — plus glycolic acid, vitamin C and pro-retinol. Together, the combo works to even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and protect from UV rays.
If blemishes are your main concern, this foundation will be your skin’s new BFF. It’s infused with salicylic acid, one of the most potent acne treatments around — meaning this foundation actually helps prevent and treat breakouts while you wear it.
The Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C & Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting Eye Cream is an antioxidant-rich formula that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and aging via vitamin C and spa grade collagen to protect and revive your delicate eye area.
Charcoal has the ability to draw out impurities from the skin like a magnet. This foaming face wash is loaded with that amazing ingredient but won’t dry out the skin the way some other charcoal beauty products do. Also, the price is right.
Physicians Formula’s Plump Potion Needle-Free Lip Plumping provides instant lip plumping effect for the look of fuller lips with no lip injections required. Hyaluronic Acid is used for moisture that penetrates to fill in the look of fine lines in your lips.
Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel is a firming eye cream get treatment for puffy eyes, dark circles, fine lines and crow’s feet. This eye gel formula pairs plant stem cells with Matrixyl 3000, amino acids and hyaluronic acid to smooth wrinkles and boost collagen production.
Meghan Markle, the former actress also loves a good, cheap drugstore buy! Meghan shared with Beauty Banter during her Suits era she adores this affordable Nivea body lotion: “I use this religiously. It’s honestly my favorite lotion on the market, it’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it.”
Want that J.Lo glow? Celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips revealed to Glamour that she uses this drugstore liquid highlighter to give Lopez’s high cheekbones an illuminated-from-within effect, before dusting powder on shine-prone areas.
The Kimkoo 3-in-1 set includes a facial jade roller, a jade Gua Sha massage tool and silicone mask brush set. This set eliminates muscle tension, the jade roller can smooth fine lines and make skin glow healthy and radiant. The set reduces dark circles, edema and improve skin health.
The best eye cream for sensitive skin is also one of the most affordable eye creams on our list. Its formula absorbs quickly like a gel but moisturizes deeply like a cream and contains trusty ingredients like hyaluronic acid, licorice extract and vitamin C. This eye moisturizer is dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested and is clinically shown to be non-irritating and hypoallergenic.
Meghan Markle, the California native revealed to SHAPE in 2016 that she jumped on the coconut oil trend to use for beauty purposes and in the kitchen: “I have been using a lot of coconut oil though of late, on my skin, on my hair, like it’s a deep conditioner. And then even to cook with.”
Meghan Markle is a natural beauty who loves to show off her beautiful freckles, so she’s never seen wearing a full-coverage foundation. Meghan seems to have been following this rule for a long time as she revealed in a 2014 interview with Birchbox that she only applies base makeup on areas where needed and “spread it with a beautyblender.” “I never want to cover my freckles, so we just do a ‘wash’ of foundation in certain sections instead of over the entire face,” she commented.
This is not your typical face mask. Mix the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay with equal parts apple cider vinegar or water so it turns into a thick paste, then apply generously to your face. (Only leave on for about five minutes if you have sensitive skin or dry skin.) The mask will literally pull out impurities as it works, so you might feel some tightening as it dries. That tingly sensation — and the mess you might make while prepping this mask — is normal.