Amazon Skincare Favorites

Because there’s always something new to find on Amazon, there will likely be more than one of these posts. For now, I give you some of my favorite suggestions from Amazon that I’ve ordered myself (often more than once!).

What are your favorite Amazon skincare finds?

*Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist or any type of physician. These recommendations are purely anecdotal and have worked for me, but your best bet for skincare recommendations are from a dermatologist. Here’s one to follow! Check out her Instagram here.


Skincare

Elta MD
Anytime I bring this up, I usually hear “oh my dermatologist recommended this to (me, my dad, my sister).” After looking into getting it for a while, my friend Stia said she has been using it since college. Seemed like enough positive testimonials! I started with the clear version and now usually get the tinted one. The tint is not heavy and it won’t replace foundation, it just gives a “your skin but a little better” look. It has niacinamide in it, which helps acne, so that’s a bonus for me. I like the smell, too.

Dupe for Elta MD
Well, this isn’t a favorite, but I think it’s worth mentioning in case you want to save a few dollars or if it helps you decide between this and Elta MD. This is a similar product and costs a little less money. I can’t remember where I heard of this product – I think I just Googled “Elta MD Dupe.” The ingredients are similar (it also has niacinamide). It might have a little bit more coverage. The only negative I can give is that I don’t prefer the smell, but it’s not bad. I just like the smell of Elta MD better. This one smells like makeup. I’ll update later on to let you know if I like it better and if it’ll replace my Elta MD, but I felt I should mention it due to its similarities. Okay, back to favorites!

Tula Glow and Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm Stick
There are other places besides Amazon to purchase this, but I wanted to put it on the Amazon list because I think it’s cheaper overall by getting it here. If you purchase it through Tula’s website, you’ll have to add another $12 before shipping usually, and that often applies to other stores, too. But if you have Amazon Prime already, it’ll be free shipping on Amazon.
If there’s a promotion on Tula’s website, it can be cheaper, but those promos don’t happen terribly often. You can do subscribe and save on Tula’s site and save a few dollars per order, and you can cancel or pause it at any time. Promo codes don’t apply with the subscribe and save.
Anyway, here’s links to both places!

Amazon
Tula

I like to swipe this as a final touch, whether I wear makeup that day or not. It really does give a subtle cooling feel and I mainly use it around my eyes and up around (and below) the last 3rd of my eyebrows, but I also tend to apply it down the middle of my nose, my cupid’s bow, and sometimes the middle of my forehead. I’ve been through several of them already!

I found it especially helpful when my kids were newborns :).

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50
I heard this could be a dupe for It Cosmetics CC Cream and while I’m not entirely sure that I’d say that, I have really enjoyed this product. The coverage is just the right amount, like a filter. The consistency is thinner than IT Cosmetics and lighter on my face. Oh, and a little goes a long way, just like IT Cosmetics!


Pond’s Cream
Just like your grandma used. I like the smell, but most importantly, I like the results.

*I found it on Amazon Prime for $4.99, but occasionally it is not offered on Prime or costs more. Here is the same item at Target just in case it’s cheaper at the time you’re reading this:
6.5 oz version
10.1 oz version

Working Hands Cream
I have yet to meet a better match for dry, chapped knuckles during the winter!

Smith’s Rosebud Salve
I find that after putting this on at night, it’s still there in the morning. Sometimes I put it under my eyes after eye cream. I don’t know if that helps anything, but if you do it in the daytime, it does give a nice almost-highlighter effect. It can also be used on your eyebrows sort of like a gel.

Carenel Berry Lip Sleeping Mask
This is supposedly a dupe for Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, which I have never tried, but don’t suspect I will because this is half the price and works well on its own.
This is very similar to Smith’s Rosebud Salve and I can’t decide which stays on better. Here are my thoughts:

-This has a thicker consistency
-This has more product in the container
-The Smith’s is in a tin, which can be hard to open when you have something like a moisturizer on your hands.

Like the product above, sometimes I put it under my eyes.