Just as the sheer number of intriguing beauty products seems to increase at an exponential rate, so too does the number of places we can buy them. (Heck, even Trader Joe's has an amazing array of offerings!) Plenty of exciting online beauty retailers have popped up and grown into their own over the past few years, not to mention some of our lifelong favorite retailers (such as Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, and Sephora) expand their brand and product range on what feels like a daily basis. Honestly, it can be hard to keep up.
Clean-beauty shopping destinations are having a momentous surge, as are other categories like Korean beauty and luxury beauty. And, of course, plenty of our favorite stores happen to have an insanely exciting spread of pretty much everything—think Ulta, Dermstore, and Violet Grey, to name a few. To celebrate, we've curated a very bookmark-able list of the 16 best online beauty stores we always have open in our tabs. Oh, and we didn't stop there. We're also supplying you with the three best-selling products from each. Keep scrolling!
2. Ulta Beauty
We know it's an investment, but everyone raves about the Airwrap Complete from the hair gods at Dyson. It has every hair type, texture, and style covered.
An irritated scalp (think itchiness and unwanted flakes) or limp texture or premature thinning are up there at the very top of our hair concerns. Luckily, this new scalp and strand-thickening formula from prized brand Oribe is here to save the day.
4. Violet Grey
Although it might sound dramatic, you truly have not lived until you've tried Augustinus Bader's super-fabulous face cream. It automatically makes your makeup look like an A-list job and keeps skin supremely plump, hydrated, and dewy. Gift yourself or someone you love with it ASAP.
5. The Detox Market
If you're a member of the cleansing-oil camp, this vitamin B–enriched formula from organic skincare brand One Love is one to obsess over. It removes makeup and daily grime effortlessly. (Seriously, you'll actually look forward to removing your makeup at the end of the day.)
6. Credo Beauty
Next on the site's best-seller list? Marie Veronique's lovely nighttime retinol serum. It features a potent mix of vitamin A, C, and E to diminish the look of fine lines, while a strategic complex of ceramides maintains the skin's moisture and suppleness. No flakes here! (Bonus—this retinol serum is especially great for those with acne-prone skin.)
FYI: The retailer's namesake Exfoliating Instant Facial featured above under Credo's offerings is actually its best-selling product, but this citrus-flavored beauty supplement comes in at a close second. Trust us—it's the easiest and tastiest way to give your skin a clear and radiance-enhancing boost this season.
As far as natural and organic serums go, it doesn't get more coveted than this active botanical formula from Vintner's Daughter. Celebrities swear by it for healthy, glowing skin, and it's basically a one-bottle stop for any and all skin concerns. Expensive, but very worth it.
Say hello to the most luxurious hair dryer. This staple from T3 even has a handy autopause button, which means you can simply set it down on your counter mid-dry and it will turn off. Then, when you pick it back up again, it will start. Brilliance, we tell you.
10. Soko Glam
Before you get too disgusted by the MVP of this starring essence (snail mucin!), you need to know that it's one of the most highly reparative ingredients out there, and this formula, specifically, boasts an impressive 96% of the stuff. With just one application, skin is left supremely hydrated, rejuvenated, and dewy.
As great of an antidote as vitamin C is for a dull, lackluster complexion, if your serum oxidizes, you won't reap any of the benefits. Which is where this cool powder formula comes in so handy. It offers all of the same skin perks as C serum, sans the chance of quality deterioration, all you have to do is mix it with your favorite toner or watery essence for best results.
How epic is this 45-piece set of velvet scrunchies? We don't know about you, but we need it now and so does everyone else considering it's the retailer's top-selling beauty product (aside from some essential oils and toothpaste, which we're choosing to ignore).
Bluemercury is one of our favorite online beauty stores, and so many people are unaware of its existence and its collection of impeccable brands and beauty offerings. The best seller in the makeup category? Laura Mercier's iconic translucent loose setting powder.
14. Cult Beauty
Cult Beauty touts itself as the beauty product hall of fame—only carrying the very best of the best where formulas and brands are concerned. This staple from Drunk Elephant is front and center among its best sellers, so you know the hype has to be real.
According to Net-a-Porter's list of best sellers, its customers simply can't get enough of Oribe's holy-grail Gold Lust Shampoo. It smells amazing (like sandalwood oil, maracuja oil, cassia oil, argan oil, and bergamot) and gifts hair with the most stunning shine. Of course, you don't have to get this epic jumbo size, but you get way more bang for your buck, so why not?
If your scalp has been acting up as much as ours has as of late, follow suit of Revolve's most avid beauty shoppers and add this best-selling tonic from Briogeo to your shopping cart ASAP. It has amazing detoxifying perks thanks to strategic and natural additions like tea tree oil and charcoal.
Last but not least comes the amazing makeup brushes from luxe brand Artis. This model, in particular, is a perfect size and shape for nailing your foundation application or dusting setting powder atop your complexion. Or you can even use it to apply and blend your fave bronzers or highlighters anywhere on your face or body. It's basically like having a professional makeup artist on speed-dial—but in brush form.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.