I always imagined myself having a French boudoir-esque vanity counter of the most decadent beauty products laid before me, as I got ready for my glamorous day ahead. Being able to find boutique beauty products on Amazon has made that somewhat of reality for me. I still don’t have the French boudoir or the vanity counter, but I have been able to scoop up some luxe lotions, face washes, and body scrubs thanks to the World Wide Web — and some of them are even from France!
As I work toward my life goal of becoming a pink-feather-robe-wearing glamourpuss, I still find ways to get a taste of that life by finding the best boutique beauty products on Amazon. My first ooh-la-la treat to myself was this buttery soft lotion that smells like what I imagine heaven to smell like. Then, there are skin care staples like this cult classic exfoliating pink clay mask — so many people love how it makes their skin soft and smooth. Glamour is a state of mind, I think; so if you’re not there in life yet, don’t fret. Take small steps by treating yourself to boutique hair and skin care products that you can easily snag on Amazon. Just pretend you’re wearing a pink feather robe, if you have to.
1. A Vegan Friendly All Natural Charcoal Cleanser
This gentle paraben- and sulfate-free cleanser is 100 percent plant based, mostly organic and vegan friendly, but that doesn't mean it's not effective. Thanks to tea extracts, essential oils, charcoal, and vitamins, it balances out your skin and gets rid of dirt.
2. This Micellar Water Is Gentle Enough For Babies
Most beauty products aren't gentle enough to use on babies, but this micellar water is the exception (yes, it was tested on babies!). If you you have sensitive skin, you'll especially want to use this French-made Micellar water to remove make-up, refresh and clean your skin.
3. A Morning Moisturizer With Must-Have SPF
By now you should know that SPF is a necessity, but if you can't stand a two step process, use this broad spectrum SPF 35 moisturizer to protect, too. This reviewer said she loves the time it saves her: "I absolutely love this moisturizer! It saves me so much time in the morning, I like that it has SPF built in and there is no greasy residue. It leaves my skin glowing and is a perfect base for a light foundation."
4. Keep This Super-Rich Butter Cream Handy
Tokyo Milk makes some of the most pampering beauty products, and this deliciously scented cream is no different. With moisturizing shea butter and a luxe mandarin, tuberose, and warm amber fragrance, you won't even want to put on perfume.
5. Get Glowing With This French Dry Oil
With a blend of six oils (borage, St. John's wort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut and macadamia) and vitamin E, this fast absorbing dry oil leaves your skin feeling super silky. Plus, this formula has traces of gold shimmer, so if you're wanting to prolong a summer glow, keep this on your beauty counter.
6. A Squeaky Clean Body Wash With No Sulfates
Getting clean with this coconut-based cleansing soap is worry-free (no sulfates, no petroleum, vegan, and gluten-free!). Plus, it's ultra hydrating, with its mixture of emollients and essential oils, and the sea salt purifies skin naturally.
7. This Pink Clay Mask Is A Beauty Fave
Exfoliating is key to refreshing your skin, but some kinds can be too intense. This 100 percent natural and vegan clay mask does the trick without irritating skin, and one reviewer even said, "I have sensitive skin that needs to be exfoliated often, and this mask has just the right amount of exfoliant to get the job done without becoming irritating."
8. Get A Quick Refresher With This Romantic Rose Spray
This refreshing spray uses tens of thousands of rose petals to make one ounce of the rose oil used in this mist, so you know that it'll be one of the most luxurious products you own. The rose essential oil makes this spray a great antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits for sensitive and irritated skin, too.
9. A Clay Cleanser For All Types of Breakouts
This antibacterial cleanser is designed to treat flare-ups in skin while still having a gentle exfoliating formula. With sage, sunflower seed oil, and kaolin clay, it leaves skin clearer and calmer. One reviewer who'd been having bad acne said "This cleanser cleared it up right away! My undergrounds (pimples) were gone within two days and they have not come back."
10. A Luxurious Moisturizing Bath Soak For Dry Skin
Whether you're taking a soak to relax or treat dry skin, this is the product you'll want to try. It soothes skin with all-natural ingredients like Epsom salts, dried buttermilk, dried goat's milk, cornflour, colloidial oatmeal, dried honey, and vanilla powder for a gentle (but seriously effective) soak.
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