If we told you that some of the best-selling skin care products on Amazon were packed with ingredients such as witch hazel and snail mucus filtrate, you might think we were living in some sort of Harry Potter-esque alternate reality. But fear not; the truth is a lot less hard to handle. The truth is that these ingredients, strange as they sound, work wonders on our skin – and for proof, you need to look no further than the results in the review section.
Thousands of reviewers have taken to Amazon’s beauty section to make their voices heard and their opinions known. They’ve offered themselves up as human guinea pigs, testing everything from serums to masks to oils, oh my. And then they’ve shared their results – and the occasional before-and-after pic – to the benefit of the rest of us.
So, whether you’re a skin care fiend who is always looking for the next big thing or you’re just looking for the best basics, you’re in luck. These reviewers have done most of the homework for the rest of us, and now we’ve filled in the gaps. Keep reading to discover the best-selling skin care products on Amazon – according to those in-the-know.
TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum ($20)
Made with active botanicals such as aloe vera, witch hazel and organic jojoba oil, this highly-rated serum promises to target the more familiar signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun spots, and skin elasticity. To say it works would be an understatement. More than 7,000 skin care fiends have given this serum a five-star review. Those numbers don’t lie, but neither do the before-and-after pictures that have been enthusiastically uploaded by reviewers. Speaking of reviewers, one says she’s “40 years old, but looks 30” thanks to the serum, while another reviewer says she’s sold that “this product is the real deal.” What’re you waiting for?
Dermal Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet Pack ($11)
If you celebrate self-care Sundays with a face mask and a glass of wine, you may want to grab this fun little combo pack. There are 16 different masks to try – from the Green Tea mask, which promises to hydrate and refresh your skin, to the White mask, which uses mulberry extract to smooth and brighten your skin. One reviewer – a self-proclaimed face mask enthusiast – says this combo set “packs a punch when it comes to hydration.” Another reviewer says she added these masks to her skin care routine and saw her eczema clear up.
Kate Blanc Rosehip Seed Oil ($14)
With almost 2,000 five-star ratings to its name, this oil – organically grown and cold pressed – is a fan favourite. Its unique anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce acne scars, fine lines and stretch marks – and that’s just to start. You can also use it on your hair (it hydrates and moisturises your scalp, reducing dandruff and flakes) or on your cuticles (it strengthens your nails). But don’t take it from us. One reviewer says the oil “has been a miracle” for her skin, while another titled her five-star review with the words “life-changing.”
Krasr Original Chi Himalayan Anti Aging Jade Roller ($30)
You’ve probably seen more than a few jade rollers pop up in your Instagram feed, but this one looks the goods according to Amazon reviewers. If you’re not familiar, jade rollers are designed to minimise pores, tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles, and assist the lymphatic system by helping to drain lymphatic fluids and toxins. Reviewers love the face massage that this roller provides, saying that not only does it refresh and plump the skin, but it also helps to relieve stress. And did we mention it’s reportedly made from 100% natural jade sourced from the Himalayan mountains? That’s a win/win in our book.
MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule ($13)
We’re not being dramatic when we say you’re going to need some nerves of steel to try this serum. Why, you ask? Well, if the name didn’t tip you off, let us: the main ingredient in this serum is snail mucus filtrate. That might be enough to put some of you off, but if you’ll do anything in the name of great skin, pay attention. This serum promises to brighten and regenerate skin, while also reducing acne scars and wrinkles. One reviewer says she is “so impressed” by this product, while another hilarious reviewer says this serum “snailed it.”
Piero Lorenzo Blackhead Remover Mask ($16)
Aah, blackheads. No one wants them. No one likes them. But thankfully, this activated charcoal mask by Piero Lorenzo purports to remove them, as well as whiteheads, acne and other skin blemishes. For best results, it’s suggested you wash your face with warm water first, which helps to open your pores. Then, apply a thin layer, allow the mask to dry, and then peel off. One reviewer with sensitive skin says her skin felt “soft and clear” and that it “glowed” thanks to the removal of dead skin. Another reviewer says it “brightens” her dull skin. That works for us!
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