Listen, we'll be the first to admit that we can get caught up in the hype surrounding luxury skincare brands like La Mer and La Prairie. There is no doubt that they are incredibly effective, but these brands are far from your only options when it comes to saving your skin from common concerns like acne, dryness, dullness, wrinkles, and more. Enter Amazon's massive beauty selection, which always sees a ton of action on Amazon Prime Days.
With thousands upon thousands of products for sale, Amazon can be daunting to sift through. Luckily, the mega-retailer has a best-sellers section that is updated hourly based on what people are really buying. Amazon has broken best-selling skincare into over 20 categories and subcategories, but I did the hard work for you and narrowed it down to the types of products I thought our readers would appreciate the most. Below, I've included the top sellers in each of the following categories: cleansers, moisturizers and lotions, treatments, eye creams, and sunscreen. Your skin will thank you.
1. Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes
Neutrogena's face wipes are the top-selling cleanser on Amazon right now. Ideally, they should be used in conjunction with a traditional cleanser to make sure you're getting every last bit of product and makeup off of your skin.
2. CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash
The first step of any skincare routine, the right cleanser can change your skin—and over 2500 Amazon reviews attest to this one fitting the bill.
3. Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water
Bioderma's Sensibio Micellar Water is formulated specifically for sensitive skin, so you don't have to worry about that dreaded post-cleanser redness.
4. CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
The previous CeraVe cleanser is made for normal to dry skin types; this one is better suited to those whose skin is on the oilier side.
Moisturizers and Body Lotions
1. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
Winter isn't the only time to stock up on quality moisturizers. In terms of body lotion, Aveeno is a clear favorite for Amazon shoppers, earning 1700 glowing reviews.
2. LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer
Dermatologists consistently hail retinol as a holy-grail skincare ingredient for both acne and wrinkles, and this version promises to harness all of its benefits without dryness or irritation.
3. Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream
Over 4000 Amazon reviews sing praises about this moisturizer for sensitive skin.
4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water
Leave it to Neutrogena to create an incredibly affordable and effective product with hyaluronic acid, which has impressive moisturizing abilities. Given that it caught the attention of over 2200 Amazon reviewers, you probably can't go wrong.
1. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Amazon's "treatments" category includes masks, serums, acne creams, and more. The top seller in this section has a staggering 16,826 reviews (and counting). It promises to clean out pores and heal and prevent acne. What are you waiting for?
2. Avarella Acne-Absorbing Cover Patch
Meet your new favorite way to battle a pimple: the acne patch. This $8 Amazon favorite boasts both acne-fighting and soothing ingredients like hydrocolloid dressing, tea tree oil, and calendula oil.
3. TruSkin Vitamin C Serum
4. Differin Adapalene Gel
According to the product description, this gel contains the first over-the-counter, prescription-strength retinoid to help combat acne.
5. Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Serum
This serum is formulated to address a slew of skin concerns, including dry skin, wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun spots, and uneven skin tone. As a bonus, it's also cruelty-free and vegan.
1. LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer
This eye cream boasts a plethora of ingredients your skin will love: vitamin C and E, rosehip seed oil, and organic hibiscus flower extract. Over 4700 Amazon reviews back up the product's claim that it will brighten, firm, and lift your under-eye area.
2. CeraVe Eye Repair Cream
This eye cream boasts niacinamide, which will help calm your skin, as well as a marine and botanical complex that improves dark circles.
3. RoC Retinol Correxion Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Retinol may get a reputation for being irritating, but this RoC eye cream is designed to be extra gentle for reducing crow's feet and puffiness around the eyes.
4. Olay Ultimate Eye Cream
This eye cream is designed to target dark circles, wrinkles, and puffiness with effective ingredients and a hint of concealer.
1. EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen
This sunscreen truly checks all the boxes: It's broad-spectrum to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, lightweight, mineral-based, and particularly amazing for acne-prone skin.
2. Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
A familiar name on Amazon's best-sellers lists, Neutrogena nailed it again with this fast-absorbing SPF 100 sunscreen.
3. Coppertone Sport Continuous Sunscreen Spray
I don't know about you, but a spray sunscreen is a must for me if I need to cover broad areas like my entire back.
4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy Sunscreen Stick
This convenient sunscreen stick will spare your fingers from the greasiness that sunscreen can often leave behind.