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You can use this body oil to treat scars and stretch marks and improve uneven skin tone. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like vitamin A and vitamin E oils, plus chamomile, sunflower, and lavender oils. Number of ratings: 73,412. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I used this for three days, and by the fourth day, I was floored. I noticed my skin had a ‘tighter’ look and even younger. I wasn’t expecting results like that. I also noticed that two freckles that have become blotches with age are almost completely faded. That was definitely unexpected.”
Senior editor Allyson Payer wrote about this cult-favorite product that’s drastically cheaper than a lot of the expensive vitamin C serums out there. This formula also contains vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and jojoba oil to brighten skin and minimize the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Number of ratings: 67,232. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I bought this product about a month ago, and I use it at least once a day, sometimes twice. I started noticing a difference in my skin within a week! For the record, I have terrible skin. It’s red, blotchy, uneven, and on top of that, I would get terrible breakouts. It helped reduce the redness of my breakouts within a few days of using it, and I’m convinced that it has also helped prevent more breakouts.”
We’re not surprised this classic lip balm has stellar ratings on Amazon. It just soothes and moisturizes chapped lips so well. Plus, who doesn’t love that tingly feeling you get from the peppermint oil when you put it on. Number of ratings: 64,857. Stars: 5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “Burt’s Bees makes the best beeswax lip balm! I use it all year long, but especially in the winter when it’s more dry. It’s extremely moisturizing, and I can feel it being absorbed into my lips as I apply it. It’s the only lip balm I’ve used that actually will stay on my lips after doing things like drinking from a bottle of water. I also apply before bedtime, and it stays on all night long.”
This little brush looks so simple, but it can do a lot. Use it to shampoo hair, massage the scalp, and reduce stress. It makes shower or bath time a much better experience. Number of ratings: 64,463. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I cannot explain how good this feels when you’re using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt more smoother than after I started using this product.”
What can I say about this product that I haven’t already? The gel moisturizer just sinks into your skin so quickly and leaves it so hydrated and plumped. It feels cool on the skin, so it can also calm any irritation or redness. Number of ratings: 58,757. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I’ve been using this daily for a few weeks now, and I really love it! It doesn’t take much to apply to my whole face, dries quickly, and makes my skin feel super soft. It also seems to be balancing out my skin––not super oily/dry anymore. I’d recommend this if you have a similar skin type.”
Packed with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, this rich cream will leave your skin moisturized and smooth, but not greasy or sticky. It’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones. Number of ratings: 47,171. Stars: 5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I have extremely dry skin that’s also acne prone and sensitive. That’s a tough combination to treat because most products that heavily moisturize also cause acne. This lotion is, by far, the best I’ve used! I can slather it on as much as I want without any irritation or acne, and it soaks right in and soothes my dry skin.”
This clay mask really gets in deep to unclog your pores. You’ll be surprised to find out that it’s a multitasking product, too––it works as a hair mask, as a bath soak, as a foot soak, and as underarm preparation for natural deodorant. Number of ratings: 46,771. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I’m not sure words can describe how impressed I am with this Healing Clay mask. Since my skin has been through hell and I’ve literally tried everything, it’s pretty resilient, so I’ve been using this mask every night for the last four days. It’s not nearly as drying as I thought it would be, so that hasn’t been an issue. But the mask has dried up everything, and I have no new breakouts. I was so happy that I cried.”
You don’t have to worry that this facial cleanser will strip your skin dry. It contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin to cleanse, moisturize, and restore the skin barrier. Number of ratings: 44,800. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I was kind of hesitant at first because the texture is like lotion, but don’t let it fool you! It’s such a great face wash! I have struggled with my acne for years and have tried a billion different products, and none of them worked like this one. It took about a month of consistent use, but it made my skin look almost flawless.”
Treat pimples easily with these patches. The hydrocolloid acne patch can help shrink your zits overnight, but it won’t leave your skin dry or red. Number of ratings: 42,493. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “These little patches are amazing. I’m convinced they were made by wizards to make spots disappear because that’s what they do. They look really translucent when you peel them off the plastic backing, but when they go on the spot, it blends it in really well––any redness goes down loads.”
Castor oil is a natural fix to stimulate hair growth. You can use this one on your lashes, brows, and scalp. It has skin benefits, too––use it to moisturize skin and reduce blemishes or acne. Number of ratings: 40,903. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “Awesome for skin, lashes, and brows. I’ve been using it nightly for six years consistently, and the results speak for themselves. I’ll always use castor oil.”
A face mist might seem like an “extra” product, but let me tell you—you won’t regret having it on hand. I like to use it to refresh and hydrate my skin throughout the day; it’s a nice pick-me-up. Number of ratings: 39,903. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “This beauty stays in my handbag to help rehydrate my skin wherever I go. Everything from the weather to air-conditioning can be brutal on the skin, and a lot of other products have been watered down, but this is just perfect. It refreshes my skin and smells gentle enough for me to enjoy but not enough for anyone else to be affected.”
This prescription-strength topical retinoid is so powerful and really works to clear breakouts by unclogging pores and promoting cell turnover. Number of ratings: 37,100. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “This is the only product that has ever cleared up my acne, and I have tried many, including prescriptions. It took about six to eight weeks to see a difference, and it got worse before better, but it works. It has made my skin look so much better. It also doesn’t dry my skin out like every other product.”
Use this exfoliant that contains salicylic acid to clear pores, slough off dead skin cells, smooth skin, and brighten and even skin tone. It’s gentle enough to use daily. Number of ratings: 28,350. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “This stuff should be called a miracle in a bottle. When I use it on my (pretty dry) skin, it transforms it from congested, irritated, and bright red to calm, clear, and glowing overnight.”
LilyAna Naturals’s cream is probably the best-rated retinol on Amazon. In addition to retinol, the formula contains aloe, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, green tea, shea butter, and jojoba oil to leave the skin hydrated and smooth. Number of ratings: 24,846. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “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. It is so luxurious, never causes burning, peeling, or redness.
I use this micellar water religiously. It’s just so good for removing makeup, double-cleansing, and refreshing my skin. Number of ratings: 21,208. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “You will be amazed at how much gunk and dirt Bioderma will remove. I use several cotton pads with the Bioderma until the last pad is white. I let the micellar water dry by itself on my face, then use my creams and serums or apply my makeup. And it also removes makeup like magic, including the most stubborn mascara, and it will not burn your eyes. Leaves your skin soft, plump, and hydrated. Super gentle.”
Everyone loves EltaMD’s sunscreen products, from dermatologists to beauty insiders. This zinc oxide sunscreen is ultra-protective and helps calm sensitive, rosacea-prone, and acne-prone skin types. Number of ratings: 17,396. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I have been wearing sunscreen on my face everyday for about seven years now. I’ve tried a lot of different sunscreens and hated pretty much everything I tried. It either left a white cast, burned my skin and eyes, pilled up immediately, or was horrible under makeup. This sunscreen is not only good, but I actually enjoy wearing it!”
This scrub contains sea kelp, lemon peel, French green clay, and Madonna lily to cleanse, exfoliate, and brighten the skin. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, and formaldehyde. Number of ratings: 17,013. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “I have been using this for quite a while now. I was looking for a scrub without plastic and was kind to my pocket. This scrub is incredible. It leaves my skin soft and refreshed. I leave it on for a few minutes while showering and have baby-soft skin following application. It is the best facial scrub I have ever used, and it is also kind to my skin.”
This cream features a high concentration of retinol SA to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains a glucose complex and hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate. Number of ratings: 16,721. Stars: 4.5 out of 5. What a reviewer says: “This works. After two weeks, the wrinkles around my mouth and eyes are literally being erased. My skin feels completely different. There is a bit of stinging and flaking the first week. Stick with it. It will go away after a few days, just like it says on the jar.” Next up, 42 Life-Changing Beauty Products From Amazon, Sephora, and Dermstore