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.


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!


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.