Nothing is more enjoyable for a beauty junkie than scouring a hole-in-the-wall pharmacy for exotic and imaginative wares. From European imports to essences that promise to cure all beauty ailments, skincare boutiques are utterly enticing.
However, few of us have the luxury of popping out to the nearest store at any hour of the day, or engaging in a wild goose chase through the city or suburbs to find that particular miracle product. Enter Amazon, a site which is known for its lightning-quick Prime deliveries and its seemingly infinite selection of every product under the sun. What Amazon is not particularly known for is its selection of cult beauty product — but it should be. Certainly, purchasing your La Roche Posay Sunscreen via a mass etailer isn't quite as glamorous as snapping it up on your latest jaunt to Cannes, but with Amazon's competitive pricing and lickety-split deliveries, the website provides the same product without the fuss of physically tracking your elixir down. And if you look hard enough, Amazon has a few hidden products which have been dubbed essential by some of the beauty industry's experts. Read on for 11 of the best secret beauty buys Amazon has to offer.
If you haven't heard of beauty industry-favored Bioderma Crealine, get thee to Amazon immediately and snap up a bottle. The gentle formula is a toner, makeup remover, and cleanser all in one neat package.
Sudocrem is a favorite product in Europe for its multitude of uses, and as a loyal devotee, I will vouch for its ability to fix just about any skin malady, from bug bites and skin irritation to cuts and scrapes.
Now that you know about the enviable sunscreen options overseas, its time to buy your very own bottle. La Roche-Posay Anthelios is a lighter-than air sunscreen which will keep sun damage and premature aging at bay.
If you detest sticky, sloppy oils but love the hydration they give your skin, NUXE Dry Oil is your product soul mate. As an added bonus to the intense hydration, the oil imparts the most luxurious glow onto legs, arms, or wherever else you use it.
5. COCONUT OIL
If your quest is for hydration in a more natural form than the average multi-ingredient skin cream, this rich coconut oil is the way to go.
Epsom salts are back in vogue, haven't you heard? Not only do these Dr. Teal salts provide a tranquil, spa-like scent, they also make a wonderful natural exfoliant and help heal minor cuts and scrapes.
Speaking of bath time, Molton Brown's Seamoss Hydrosoak kicks your daily cleansing ritual up a notch with Dead Sea Salts and Seaweed for luscious, refreshed skin.
If you need a miniature cure-all thats small enough to pop in your purse, Lucas' Papaw ointment is just the lip balm/ointment/dry skin-soother for the job.
Yet another ingenious remedy that seems to cure all beauty woes, Homeoplasmine is a tube full of skin-correcting goodness. The formula tends to dry skin in the winter, and will seamlessly transition to a curative solution for summer sun burns.
On the topic of do-it-all beauty solutions, Amazon also happens to carry the skincare/makeup hybrid RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, which restores radiance to dull skin while imparting moisture via beeswax and coconut oil.