If you've ever done any beauty shopping on Amazon before, you're probably already familiar with many of their top-selling products: the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, and CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, to name a few. But there's a whole world of lesser-known beauty and grooming goodies on there that are not only cool to look at, but really fun to use. These hidden gems combine innovation with effectiveness, but to find them, you've got to dig. Or, you can simply scroll through this epic guide to the best beauty and grooming products on Amazon you've never tried.
Seasoned beauty obsessives might think they've tried just about everything there is to try, but this isn't just a list of different types of face creams and hair masks. Instead, you'll find unique discoveries from France, Japan, Germany, Korea — and yes, many under-the-radar finds from the good ol' USA — that will revolutionize your self-care regimen.
Of course, the beauty of shopping on Amazon is that if you have Prime, you'll be able to test some of these goodies out within just a few days. So go ahead and make some space on your top shelf — these best-selling beauty and grooming products are about to blow your mind.
1. A USDA Certified-Organic Lip Scrub That Looks Like Diamonds
One of the rare beauty products with USDA organic certification, this Rose Diamond lip scrub by luxury naturals brand Henné Organics uses organic cane sugar, rose oil, and jojoba oil to exfoliate and hydrate dry lips. All three "flavors" are inspired by Swedish nature, with the other two being Nordic Berries and Lavender Mint.
2. A Serum With SPF 50 That's So Lightweight, It Feels Like You Aren't Wearing Anything At All
For people who hate the feeling of wearing sunscreen, La Roche Posay developed this SPF 50 serum that feels like nothing on skin. It's water-light, absorbs instantly, and rich in antioxidants that keep skin healthy and protected from environmental aggressors like free radicals. Safe for use on sensitive skin, it's fragrance-free, oil-free, and non-comedogenic, to boot.
3. This Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Flavored Mouthwash From Japan
Who says oral hygiene has to be boring? Switch up your minty mouthwash with this cherry blossom-scented formula from Japanese brand Propolinse. It's alcohol-free and keeps your mouth just as healthy as a traditional mouthwash, only it tastes much better (and is way prettier to display).
4. A Detoxifying Mud Mask That Warms Up On Your Face
Alba Botanica has taken the mud mask to a new level with this detoxifying formula that warms up on your skin. Made with all natural ingredients, this sulfate-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free face mask uses volcanic clay to unclog pores and cleanse skin of bacteria and oil.
5. This French Hyaluronic Acid Cream That Plumps & Hydrates Skin
They say that the best beauty products come in the most basic packages — and this French pharmacy moisturizer proves that true. Rich in hyaluronic acid, a compound that can hold up to 1,000 its weight in water, this hydrating face cream moisturizes, plumps, and softens skin. It works just as well as any fancy moisturizer you'd splurge $60 on, but for a fraction of the price — and it comes in a huge bottle that fans say "will last about a year."
6. This Charcoal & Mud Pore-Cleansing Stick Shaped Like An Octopus
If you're looking for a travel-friendly (and adorable) way to detox your pores, keep this blackhead scrubbing stick in your toiletry kit. It combines charcoal, mud, and marine extracts, like Dead Sea salt, to clarify skin and eliminate impurities. While your skin is still wet post-cleansing, massage the stick over any oily or congested areas, then rinse.
"There is truly no other product like this," one Amazon reviewer wrote. "It’s an amazing quick fix to get your pores unclogged and less noticeable."
7. A Steaming & Warming Eye Mask That Soothes Tired Eyes
If you stare at a computer all day, get migraines, or have any sort of eye condition that causes them to become dry or sore, this lavender-scented eye mask can help. It uses warm steam to soothe and relax tired eyes, and each mask lasts about 15 minutes. It warms up on its own once opened, so you can even use them on airplanes. Also available in 'citrus' and 'unscented.'
8. A Natural Korean Eye Cream That Reviewers Have Called "The Best Product Ever"
Even though they come in the smallest jars, eye creams are typically among the priciest beauty products you can buy. But this one from Innisfree works just as well as its more expensive counterparts, and is gentle enough to use on eyes that are prone to burning and watering. Made from a blend of Korean botanical ingredients, including a mushroom whose name means "the gods’ elixir of youth," users also report luck with using this eye cream on their necks and between their eyebrows.
"I have done my homework in regards to ingredients and this is a true gem," one reviewer wrote. "Don't spend hundreds of dollars on empty promises and marketing plows ... This is a keeper!!"
9. This Coconut Milk & Lactic Acid Peel In The Form Of A Sheet Mask
Sheet masks are usually formulated to hydrate and soothe skin — which is what makes this exfoliating mask so unique. That, and its unique blend of ingredients: coconut milk, soy milk, and lactic acid, a gentle AHA that exfoliates skin by encouraging cell turnover. The milks work to balance out the lactic acid by soothing and brightening skin, so even sensitive skin types can enjoy this five-minute peel.
10. A Luxurious Rosewater Toner That's Safe For Use On Dry & Sensitive Skin
Toners can be drying, which is why sensitive and dry skin types tend to steer clear of them. But this alcohol-free toning lotion from French brand NUXE is super gentle, and made for use on dry, sensitive skin. Though it uses witch hazel and coconut-derived surfactants to tone skin and remove leftover traces of makeup, it also contains hyaluronic acid to restore moisture, as well as rose petal water to soothe and soften. Instead of leaving skin feeling tight and dry like most toners, this one will leave your face feeling refreshed, balanced, and soft.
11. This Chic Shower Cap That Comes In So Many Cute Prints
A shower cap that doesn't look frumpy? Praise Kitsch — the brand behind these super cute turbans that somehow, make protecting your hair look chic. Waterproof, mold-resistant, and leakproof, these shower caps come in five fun designs: palm leaves, blush dots, black and white stripes, floral, and pink floral.
12. This Moisturizing Scalp Cream Made Specifically For Curly & Coily Hair
Head & Shoulders new Royal Oils collection was formulated by black scientists for black hair, and every product truly hits the ball out of the park. But this moisturizing scalp cream is particularly great, since it can be used up to four times a day — no rinsing required. If your head is feeling tight or dry from its protective style, or you're just dealing with standard dandruff, apply this cream onto your scalp to soothe and nourish it, which will help with itchiness and flaking.
13. These Relaxing Bath Salts That Can Help Put You To Sleep
Kneipp is a natural, centuries-old German brand rooted in water therapy, so you know you can really trust their bath and body care products. Though their bath salts come in a variety of restorative scents — like Pure Bliss, Cold Season Relief, and Muscle Soothing — Dream Away combines a relaxing blend of valerian and hops, both of which are ingredient that have been used since the Middle Ages to help treat stress and insomnia. Add a scoopful into your bath and take a pre-bed soak to help lull you into a deeper sleep. And don't worry, the blue water won't stain your tub.
14. These Individually-Packaged Mud Masks That Detox Your Skin
Equipped with eight individually-packaged pods and a brush for application, these golden root mud masks from WEI are a neat way to keep your mask fresher, longer — and they're also perfect for travel. The velvety formula deeply cleanses your face of dead skin, oil, and other blemish-causing impurities, and can also be used as a spot treatment on pimples. Since it's less harsh and drying than most other mud masks, sensitive skin types can enjoy it, too.
15. A Jasmine-Flavored Toothpaste That Looks Chic & Tastes Delicious
Marvis undoubtedly makes the chicest toothpaste around — but have you ever tried their jasmine flavor? Not only is the purple and silver tube something you'll want to display on your bathroom counter, but the subtly sweet and floral-y formula tastes so good, you'll actually look forward to brushing your teeth.
16. This Oil-Absorbing Face Powder That Offers Sun Protection, Too
Putting all other face powders to shame, this Pond's BB powder from Thailand absorbs oil, mattifies skin, helps prevent blemishes from forming, and offers UV protection. Keep it in your beach bag for an extra layer of sun protection and to help regulate excess oil production from sunscreen and sweat, so you don't get breakouts.
17. A Brush ... For Your Brush
When was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? If the answer's never — because let's face it, cleaning your brush from stuck strands is actually pretty hard — you need this cleaning tool from Olivia Garden. Keeping your hairbrush clean will ensure it lasts longer, so you don't have to buy a new one every six months, and the tool itself will literally last you a lifetime.
18. A Weightless Hair "Water" That Detangles & Hydrates
It's rare to find a smoothing or conditioning product that doesn't come in the form of a cream or oil. Enter: this weightless hair "water" from Philip B, which conditions, controls frizz, restores bounce, and increases shine. It smells delicious, and also helps leave hair feeling silky and looking bright.
19. This Sun Oil With SPF 50 That You Can Mix Into Any Product (Or Wear Alone)
This super cool sun oil contains a nice, high SPF of 50+ PA++++, and it can be worn on skin alone or mixed in with other products (foundation, serum, moisturizer). All you need is a drop or two — a little goes a long way — and it absorbs quickly and doesn't feel greasy at all.
20. A Moisturizing Shave Gel That Promises No Razor Burn Or Bumps
If you shave your body hair, and you're sick of razor burn and bumps, you need this shave gel from Completely Bare. It uses a blend of aloe vera, jojoba oil, chamomile, and sunflower oil to soothe and hydrate skin while you shave. With a perfect 4.9-star Amazon rating, multiple reviewers say it's the only product that truly prevents razor burn and ingrown hairs.
21. These Individually-Packaged Powder Cleansers That Gently Exfoliate
Another brilliant Asian innovation, these individually-packaged powder cleansers are perfect for travel. But they're also good enough to be used at home as your everyday face wash. When mixed with water, the powder turns into a creamy, foamy paste that removes makeup and gently exfoliates. One fan called it "the best facial cleanser I have ever used," while another labelled it the "best pore cleaner product for me."
23. These Individually-Packaged Eucalyptus Towelettes So You Can Feel Like You're At The Spa Anywhere
Bring the relief of the spa with you anywhere with these handy eucalyptus towelettes. Each antiseptic wipe comes individually-packaged, making them perfect for travel, so you can use them to clean airplane seats, subway poles, public toilet seats — the list goes on. But since they're made with natural essential oils, you can also use them on your skin. Clean your hands, wipe your face, or rub them on sore muscles to soothe them. Reviewers also say they're great for easing nausea and wiping down sweaty feet.
25. This Soothing & Hydrating Foam Cleanser For Everyday Use
Consider this the perfect everyday cleanser: it's foaming, so it produces a nice lather that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and clean, but it's sulfate-free. Then, it's also hydrating and soothing, and rich in antioxidants that will keep skin protected from environmental aggressors. To top it off, it's made with gentle, plant-based ingredients that make it safe for use on sensitive or easily-reactive skin. An all-around perfect option for daily or twice-daily cleansing.
26. This Luxurious Foaming Shower Gel That Smells Like Cherry Blossoms (& Comes In 8 Other Scents, Too)
Traditional shower gels can leave your skin feeling dry, while creamy formulas typically don't provide as deep a cleanse. Enter: this silky foaming gel, which comes in eight uplifting scents. The cherry blossom smells particularly delicious, but it also comes in sweet orange and cedarwood, Indian rose and almond oil, eucalyptus and rosemary, and more.
27. The Only Grooming Tool You'll Ever Need
Schick's Hydro Silk TrimStyle is such a simple concept, but it appears to be the only non-electric razor on the market of its kind. This brilliant grooming tool is equipped with a moisturizing razor on one side and a bikini trimmer on the other, making it the only body-grooming tool you need (if you choose to groom your body hair, of course). It runs off one triple A battery, which is included (and lasts a surprisingly long time), and is waterproof, so you can take it in the shower.
28. A Chic Italian Shaving Cream That Keeps Skin Moisturized & Soft
You'll need a fancy new shaving cream to pair with your fancy new razor. And though this one looks super luxurious, it only costs $10. Proraso makes a variety of elegantly-packaged shaving creams, but this moisturizing and nourishing formula is the best choice for keeping your skin smooth, soft, and bump-free if you choose to shave.
29. This Vitamin C Powder That You Can Mix Into Other Products
Vitamin C serums are often ridiculously expensive. But there's a much cheaper (and much more fun) way to get your skin-brightening antioxidants in. This vitamin C powder can be mixed into other beauty products, like serums, or used on its own — it just has to be diluted with distilled water first. One reviewer recommends mixing it with aloe vera to create a soothing and brightening mask, while others have used it with sugar and olive oil for a DIY body scrub.
30. A Luxurious Eucalyptus Bubble Bath To Bring The Spa Into Your Bathroom
Eucalyptus is one of the best scents to use in your tub or shower because it's what they typically use in spas. It's invigorating, refreshing, and can even help open up clogged sinuses. Thymes packed their eucalyptus bubble bath in a gorgeous glass bottle that you'll want to display on your tub, and it creates frothy bubbles that, thanks to the addition of aloe vera, jojoba oil, and honey in the formula, leave your skin moisturized and soft. Other ingredients in the botanical formula include Italian lemon, bergamot, lemongrass, and fir.
31. This Foot Peeling Mask That Sheds Dead Skin & Leaves Feet Super Soft
If you've heard about those skin-shedding foot peels, but have never been brave enough to try one, now is the time — there's truly no better way to remove dead skin and calluses. After application, this acid-infused peel will shed dead skin within 10 days, leaving your feet baby-soft.
32. A Massaging Shampoo Brush That Soothes Tight, Itchy Scalps
If you've got a dry, tight feeling scalp — or you're looking for a way to shampoo your hair without damaging your nails — this massaging brush can help. Not only does it feel amazing on your head, but it also promotes a better lather. It also stimulates blood flow and exfoliates the scalp, which can help with dandruff and itchiness.
33. This Mint Chip-Inspired Mask That Cools & Soothes Dry, Irritated Skin
Upon first glance, this mask might seem gimmicky — but it's actually quite amazing. Using a refreshing blend of peppermint oil, aloe vera, and bentonite clay (which is sourced from volcanic ash), and infused with "chocolate chips" made of shea butter, it cools, soothes, and lightly cleanses your skin, while also nourishing and hydrating it. It's truly a multi-tasker of a mask, and it's free of parabens, SLS, SLES, and other funky ingredients.
34. The Only Multi-Purpose Balm You Need To Own
A bathroom staple, this multi-tasking balm can be used to treat dry, flaking skin, chapped lips, rough patches, and so much more. Use it on your knees, elbows, face — wherever you want. It hydrates and soothes, but isn't sticky or greasy, and it's safe for use on babies and children, too.
35. A Solid, Coconut-Scented Cleansing Balm For Your Makeup Brushes
36. This Soothing & Hydrating Mask For Sensitive Or Inflamed Skin
If you have sensitive, angry, inflamed red skin — and most other masks irritate it — try this super gentle formula from Bioderma. It's creamy and moisturizing, and helps relieve dryness, redness, and irritation. Of course, even if your skin isn't sensitive, you can enjoy this soothing and hydrating mask, too.
37. The Best French Pharmacy Lip Balm You Can Buy
Considered by many to be the best French pharmacy lip balm on the market, Boiron's Homeosticks provide rich hydration and fragrance-free nourishment for even the driest of lips, without being too thick or heavy. One reviewer called them a "Must have for cold sores and eczema," while another said it's the only lip product they've been able to use to successfully treat their exfoliative cheilitis.
38. An Intensely Nourishing Body Cream That Softens & Hydrates Rough, Dry Skin
A good body cream is the basis of any self-care regimen, and this one from La Roche-Posay goes above and beyond when it comes to nourishment. Fragrance-free and certified-safe for use on eczema-prone skin by the National Eczema Association, this body cream helps moisturize and repair dry skin of all types, whether it's sensitive or prone to body acne. Expect up to a whopping 48 hours worth of hydration.
39. A Mattifying & Oil-Regulating Face Powder Made With Safe, Natural Ingredients
Looking to upgrade your face powder? This oil-regulating, skin-mattifying powder is made with gentle ingredients that won't irritate sensitive or acne-prone skin. It soaks up excess oil and helps your makeup stay on longer, without leaving any white cast behind. Multiple reviewers have labelled it their "holy grail product."
40. This German Foot Cream That Soothes, Cools, & Deodorizes Sore Feet
Though it is intensely moisturizing, this isn't just your regular old foot cream. It uses a blend of alpine ingredients to relieve sore feet, promote healthy blood flow, and deodorize unpleasant odors. The rosemary, mountain pine, and eucalyptus blend feels particularly refreshing on aches and pains, while the aloe vera and glycerin work to soften skin.
41. This Sinus-Decongesting Tablets That Turn Your Shower Into A Steam Room
Turn your shower into a spa-like steam room with these eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemon-scented tablets. Once placed within your shower stream, they fizz up and create a thick steam that, when coupled with the aromatherapeutic essential oils, can help relieve congested sinuses and stuffy noses. Whether you have allergies, the cold or flu, or are just looking to amp up your next at-home spa day, these steaming tablets are a must-try.
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