If you're anything like me, you're always on the hunt for the perfect beauty product that will take your daily routine to the next level. There are approximately one billion beauty products on the market, so finding the one that will match your needs is a major challenge. Plus finding one under budget? It's a serious task.
Lucky for you it's my job to do it for you, so you don't have to spend your time trolling through the internet searching for the ideal beauty options. All you have to do is read this article and you'll walk away with a new favorite beauty product (or 2 or 3).
Brighten, Tighten, Lighten Skin With This Big-Ass Bottle of Retinol Moisturizing Creamvia Amazon
Everyone wants a good skin cream that will keep their skin smooth and wrinkle-free. If you're on the lookout, forget the teeny-tiny tube of overpriced skin cream, and go straight for this 16-ounce jar of retinol moisture cream designed for hands, body, and face. Moisturizes, tones, firms, and brightens skin with every use.
This Waterproof Electric Shaver Loves the Showervia Amazon
Electric shavers are great for bikini lines and larger areas, but often you have to do it dry, out of the shower. Until now! This waterproof electric shaver works wet or dry. Over 10,000 reviewers are in love with how easy it is to use and how gently but efficiently it removes hair!
This Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner Set is the Best for Your Hair Care Routinevia Amazon
My hair loss, breakage and damage makes me cry. I've tried and tested five other shampoo-conditioner sets and nothing worked. That was until I found this anti-hair thinning shampoo and conditioner did. It is clinically tested, made with natural preservatives and gives deep moisturization to the scalp. My hair has stopped thinning and this set is now a must have in my self-care routine.
This Face Sunscreen Works So Wellvia Amazon
With two little redheads running around, we got through buckets of sunscreen while trying to keep them burn-free. This Sun Bum face sunscreen is the best I've found for their sensitive skin. It soaks in pretty quickly and doesn't leave a white cast, so it doesn't have that greasy feeling that kids (and adults) tend to dislike.
This Blackhead Remover Deep Cleans Skinvia Amazon
If you're a fan of the popping thread on Reddit (guilty as charged), you've likely seen this blackhead removing tool in action. It deep cleans pores amazingly well, getting rid of those unsightly oxidized comedones. It also comes with two cleaning heads you can use with cleanser or just water.
These Disposable Toothbrushes Don't Need Water or Rinsingvia Amazon
I love these disposable toothbrushes! They're handy for long days at the office, traveling, or anytime you need to freshen your breath and make sure your teeth are perfectly clean. Each little brush comes pre-loaded with a drop of toothpaste that you bite to activate. You don't even need to rinse your mouth afterward.
This Charcoal Black Mask will Unclog Pores and Treat Acnevia Amazon
Charcoal is a miracle ingredient for your skin as it will effectively treat oiliness, blemishes, acne, clogged pores and blackheads. It works by gently detoxifying and leaves my skin looking brighter by clearing blackheads and leaving any pores significantly less clogged. Every time I use it, my skin feels more nourished, moisturized and more youthful looking.
These Anti-Perspirant Balls are Pocket Sized and Provide Freshness On-the-Govia Amazon
When one dose of antiperspirant in the morning just won't cut it, these Deodorant Freshies are the solution! Tuck one in your purse or pocket to reapply all day long for comfort and a burst of subtle, clean fragrance. I love having this secret weapon against stank always with me, just in case.
This Bikini Trimmer Has Been My Favorite for Years!
I used this little bikini trimmer for years, and when it finally died on me, I hit Amazon right away for a new one. Though I tried other brands and models, this one is still my favorite. Plus it's not expensive at all. You can use it in or out of the shower. It's got an adjustable trim head to get just the right length. And it's cordless, so it's super easy to use.
This Hair Elastic Remover is Pain-Freevia Amazon
Getting out tiny hair elastics from kids' hair is an absolute nightmare, especially if you have any weakness or arthritis in your hands. This hair elastic remover has a hook that makes it so easy to undo the elastics pain-free for everyone involved. You can also use it on yourself if you like to wrap your elastics super tight like I do on my annoyingly fine hair.
Five-In-One Leave-In Spray For Blondesvia Amazon
Where are my blondes at? This set is for you. Hask's Blue Chamomile 5-in-1 leave-in spray is designed to moisturize and condition, provide thermal protection, control frizz and detangle, add shine, prevent breakage, and repair dry hair. (Phew, that's a lot!) Blue chamomile has nourishing benefits that help reduce brassiness, lightening, and boosting blonde tones for the better.
This Anti-Fungal Tee Tree Oil Scrub Will Rejuvenate Your Feetvia Amazon
It's easy to ignore our feet sometimes, but they're an important part of the body to keep in good health. My go-to treatment is this Anti-Fungal Tea Tree Oil Scrub because it not only helps with corns, calluses, and athletes' foot, but it also soothes insect bites and acne.
It's made from all-natural products and smells divine.
This Ouai Leave-In Conditioner Protects, Primes, Smooths Flyaways and Detanglesvia Amazon
I like — no, love — all-in-one products and this conditioner spray from Ouai is a true workhorse. Not only does it deep condition, but it also preps hair for heat styling, detangles, adds shine, and tames flyaways. Just lightly mist this product on damp or dry hair and style as usual. Celebrity stylist Jen Atkin who has clients like Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez developed this line to deliver luxury products at an affordable price point. It also smells like a slice of heaven.
These Much Loved Stasher Scrunchies Made Famous on TikTok are Geniusvia Amazon
These stasher scrunchies are just plain genius and couldn't be handier. Use them to store your key while on runs, or extra cash if you're traveling and want to avoid pickpockets. You'll get a set of three velvety scrunchies that'll keep your hair out of your face and your valuables protected! As someone who can never seem to buy clothes with pockets, I am very into them.
This Biossance Squalane & Peptide Eye Gel Banishes Dark Circlesvia Amazon
The dark circles underneath my eyes are genetic; my entire family has them. And since I'm not willing to get fillers, I'd kind of resigned myself to living with them — until I tried this gel. And boy, does it really work. Not only does it help get rid of puffiness, but it's also made a significant difference in my dark circles after just one month of using it. Seriously, if there's only one thing you buy from this list, make it this.
This Fur Oil Gently Banishes Bumps from Ingrown Hairs from Top to Tailvia Amazon
Fur oil sounds like something you'd use on man's best friend, but this product is for man ... and woman. Fur oil is an ingrown concentrate; that's right, it's formulated to tackle ingrown hairs, banishing bumps and redness along the way. This product works anywhere you're prone to redness or irritation, from face to legs and anywhere in between. The included finger mitt helps you target problem areas.
This Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak Repairs and Soothes Tired Feetvia Amazon
Toenail fungus. Athlete's foot. Calluses. Stubborn odor. This Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak addresses all those issues and leaves feet feeling soft and smelling great! Works with hot or cold water. Here's one 5-star review: "In love with this product! While at work all I can think about is coming home to soak my feet. My feet feel absolutely amazing! The smell is fantastic!"
These Whitening Strips Work Wondersvia Amazon
Skip expensive trips to the dentist for professional teeth whitening and get similar results when you DIY at home with these whitening strips. You'll get a ten-day supply, which is enough to get you sparkling chompers. They're slip-free and enamel-safe, and you only have to use them 30 minutes a day to see amazing results.
Legs Softer Than a Baby's Butt After Using this EOS Shea Butter Shave Creamvia Amazon
I'm the queen of shaving without shaving cream or body wash. Hello, razor burn! I'm currently in the process of trying to moisturize my skin as much as possible. And that starts in the shower. After years of dry shaving, I caved and got this shaving cream because of the high reviews. With shea butter and coconut oil, I've noticed that my legs are softer than ever, even before applying lotion after the shower. I have converted to a full believer in shaving cream.
This Kombucha Exfoliating Toner Powers the Way to a Clearer Complexionvia Amazon
Kombucha is all the rage right now, and it's not hard to see why. Fans of the drink claim it aids digestion, rids your body of toxins, and boosts energy. If all of that is true, it kind of makes you wonder why it took so long for someone to put it in a toner to use on your skin. This Youth To The People power toner does just that, combining kombucha and lactic and glycolic acids for a truly powerful addition to a skin regimen.
Cover, Hydrate and Protect In One with Cera Ve Hydrating Sunscreenvia Amazon
You know it and I know it: We're supposed to be slathering on sunscreen every morning. Bonus points for BB creams or foundations that have sunscreen built-in. But if they don't, who has time to add one more layer of stuff to their face in a rushed morning routine? This tinted sunscreen from the skin-loving brand Cerave does double — or even triple — duty, offering a layer of sun protection, a sheer tint, and ceramides to lock in skin's moisture.
This Dry Shampoo & Conditioner Set Is a Life-Saver for Rushed Morningsvia Amazon
When I need to get out the door in a hurry, I rely on dry shampoo to soak up oil and give me a burst of volume. My new favorite product is this Waterless Dry Shampoo & Conditioner Set! Not only does it freshen up my hair and buy me another day before washing, but it also smells fantastic!
This Willow Balm is Natural Pain Relief and Also Targets Inflammationvia Amazon
Willow Balm is formulated to address arthritis, joint pain, and muscle aches. Smooth on the lightly scented cream to reduce pain and inflammation thanks to natural ingredients like white willow bark and helichrysum. I always keep a tube of this in my medicine cabinet and gym bag.
This Pressed Serum Is Ah-Mazing For Dry Skinvia Amazon
When I say that this pressed serum changed my life, I'm being totally serious — it's that big of a game-changer. Think of it as a small bottle of lotion that goes a really, really long way. I only need a small dot to hydrate my entire face, and it even helps fade dark spots as it moisturizes. And since it's made with 31% apricot fruit extract, it's absolutely rich in skin-brightening antioxidants.
These Makeup Brushes Are Luxury Definedvia Amazon
There is something so chic about these oval makeup brushes that traditional makeup brushes just can't touch. This set includes multiple pieces from large and perfect for foundation, to small and ideal for detail work around your eyes. Designed in rose gold with a rubberized handle to help you keep a firm grip, you can add these to your makeup arsenal for less than the cost of one at your favorite makeup counter.
This Snail Cream Targets Anti-Aging and Minimises Oversized Poresvia Amazon
Want a do-it-all face cream for one incredible price? Try this Black snail all in one cream for moisturizing, firming, anti-aging, and brightening effects. The gel-cream texture glides on like butter, and it has no scent, so it's perfect for those of us with sensitive skin.
Fight the Signs of Aging With This Retinol Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acidvia Amazon
Retinol is the only ingredient worth investing in to fight ageing. Most anti-aging moisturizers are so incredibly pricey so I was glad to find this Tree of Life moisturizer with retinol and hyaluronic acid for under $15. It works great and has natural ingredients you can feel good about putting on your skin. Buyers rate it 4.5 stars.
The Body Wash We All Swear Byvia Amazon
If you ask me, this body wash is at cult-fave status. Lather this on your body during your shower to give your skin a major hydration boost. I've tried other body washes and really nothing else compares. Scent, moisture, and feel, this body wash is the perfect start to every morning and end to every evening. I have it stockpiled in my closet.
This Hair Waver Gives You The Perfect Beachy Wavesvia Amazon
The fact that this thing is popular again makes me laugh. I had a hair waver just like this one when I was in 7th grade. It shouldn't come as a surprise that it has made a comeback. Everything comes back around at some point. This hair waver gives you messy beach waves that are perfectly not perfect (and way better than what I had in 7th grade).
These Day and Night Serums Take Care of Firming, Hydrating and Brighteningvia Amazon
Over the past couple of years, there have been a few brands that have proven you don't have to give folks sticker shock to deliver serums and beauty products that just flat-out work. TruSkin Naturals is one of those companies with this day and night serum bundle you can scoop up for less than $35. The day version has vitamins C and E and hyaluronic acid for brightness and firming, while the night version boasts retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E for boosting hydration and skin texture.
These Silk18 Shampoo and Conditioner From Farmingdale, New Jerseyvia Amazon
Maple Holistics is a New Jersey-based small business that makes skin and hair care products with only plant-based ingredients, recycled materials, and cruelty-free practices. One of their bestsellers is their Silk18 shampoo and conditioner, formulated with silk, amino acids, and other natural ingredients to hydrate and smooth dry, damaged hair. Customers love the light vanilla scent and frizz-free results (modeled here by a happy reviewer)!
Shine Bright Like a Diamond with Rihanna's Refining Toning Serumvia Amazon
I've heard such good things about the Fenty Beauty line as a whole and this fat water pore-refining toner serum in particular that it quickly moved to the top of my Amazon wishlist. This multipurpose combo targets pores, minimizes dark spots, brightens, smooths skin, and fights shine without being drying or stripping the skin of essential moisture. Just one question: Will it make me look like Rihanna?
This Keratin Hair Mask to Repair Color Treated Hairvia Amazon
I color my hair every few weeks to cover grey regrowth… and unfortunately, that also means my hair requires intensive care. My go-to product is this Keratin hair mask deep conditioner, which contains oils for damaged color-treated hair. My locks are always silky and shiny instantly after using this product.
These Gold Undereye Masks Reduce Puffiness, Dark Circles and Treat Wrinklesvia Amazon
These gold collagen undereye masks are one of those wishlist additions that have me asking, "Should I? Shouldn't I?" But, after talking to some friends who swear by them, they're a solid should. This 30-pack has the ability to expel harmful toxins and significantly hydrate your skin, increasing blood circulation and improving cellular metabolism while reducing wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness around your eyes. Who can say no to that?
This Dark Spot Solution Serum is Best for Acne Prone Skin and Fades Scarringvia Amazon
This serum actively targets blemish prone skin. This lightweight serum helps lighten scarring caused by acne over extended period of use. With ingredients like niacinimide and plankton extract which helps reduce the appearance of pigmentation and minimize the appearance of spots caused by blemishes.
This Naked Basics Eye Pallet Suits Every Skin Tone and Eye Colorvia Amazon
Nobody needs an eyeshadow palette with 25+ shades, do they? Whether you're an eyeshadow hoarder or a minimalist, you'll be drawn to this chic set of neutrals from the eyeshadow palette gods known as Urban Decay. The Naked palettes in all their various forms have taken makeup lovers by storm for years; this set gives you just the basics in a highly portable package. It's a must have for any makeup collection.
This Illuminating BB Cream For No-Makeup Daysvia Amazon
Lately, I've been all about lightweight, natural-looking beauty products that keep me looking fresh for Zoom calls with as little effort as humanly possible. One of the things I've added to my arsenal is a BB cream like this one from Pūrlisse. The four tones range from fair to medium and deliver help for fine lines and dullness with the faintest bit of coverage.