The best tinted sunscreens that protect your skin and double as makeup

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Pattern of best tinted sunscreens, including Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum
  • Tinted sunscreens are a multipurpose product that provides SPF protection and light skin coverage.
  • Although some mineral sunscreens can cause a white cast, tinted versions blend naturally.
  • We asked experts to weigh in on their favorite tinted sunscreen products below.

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If you’re a less-is-more kind of consumer, you’re likely already aware of the beauty of a good tinted sunscreen. Where some two-in-one products seem gimmicky, the best tinted sunscreen formulas provide both excellent daily sun protection, as well as a light coverage. The latter is intended to complement your skin tone, acting as a perfect base prior to makeup application or a smooth, natural fresh-faced look. Of course, with dual expectations, not every tinted sunscreen on the market delivers as promised, but the experts confirm which do in our FAQ section below.

These are the best tinted sunscreens in 2021:

Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 – Tinted

Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 - Tinted

Because of the possibility of leaving a whitecast appearance on the face, Dr. Obioha generally recommends tinted SPF for those with more melanin in their skin. “Tinted sunscreens are a great option, especially in the summer. If you’re looking for some coverage but don’t want to apply a full face of foundation, a tinted sunscreen is perfect for you,” says the L.A.-based dermatologist.

Dr. Obioha recommends Elta MD UV Clear. Though only available in one tinted shade, the SPF 46 product gets the stamp of approval because of its ability to easily blend into the skin. The formula also includes iron oxides which help prevent hyperpigmentation. Plus, Dr. Obioha says this EltaMD product has buildable coverage. “Since the product is tinted, you will not experience a white hue as you would with other sunscreen products,” she says, adding that ultimately, if the product does not suit your skin, she still recommends the label’s clear-tinted option.

UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 – Tinted (small)
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

“In terms of an everyday moisturizer that has a little more coverage, I like the Nars Pure Coverage Radiant Tinted Moisturizer,” says Santa Barbara-based dermatologist Dr. Chan. “It’s really nicely formulated with mineral as well as chemical filters. And it just has nice coverage.”

The Nars product has SPF 30 protection and a natural-appearing “skin finish,” Dr. Chan shares. Best of all is the product’s color range, with an amazing 16 shade options. Because of its inclusive offering, Dr. Chan says this product is for most people, herself included.

Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 (small)
Unsun Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30

Unsun Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30

For Branca, a favorite product is the Unsun Mineral Tinted Sunscreen. This formula offers broad spectrum — meaning against UVA and UVB — protection with SPF 30. “I find this better for skin that veers towards dry, as it has a bit of a heavier consistency,” she says. Ingredients also include shea butter, vitamin E, and coconut oil.

Unsun’s tinted sunscreen comes in two skin tone options: light/medium and medium/dark. Once you determine which is best suited for you, Branca suggests applying it some time before blending with other products or leaving the house. “This needs some time to set for a less ashy finish for deep complexions.”

Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30 (small)
Surf Mud Natural Zinc: Tinted Covering Cream

Surf Mud Natural Zinc: Tinted Covering Cream

This product was developed by and for surfers, and is formulated to be a waterproof and reef-safe — specifically made without oxybenzone and octinoxate, two products recently banned in Hawaii for their danger to marine life.

As a professional surfer, Anna Ehrgott is no stranger to intense and continuous sun exposure. “I generally spend at least two hours in the sun every day,” she tells INSIDER, “both my work and my free time are spent in direct sunlight.” Surf Mud is the product she uses for a tinted level of protection. 

Ehrgott jokes that she likes the product so much she uses it as a makeup foundation. “I’m a bit pale in winter but my skin does tan easily in the sun,” she says. “I do think it’s a flattering shade that blends well with slightly tan to more caramel skin colors.”

Natural Zinc: Tinted Covering Cream (small)
ISDIN Eryfotona Ageless

Bottle of ISDIN Eryfotona Ageless

Another favorite product for deeper skin tones is the Isdin Eryfotona Ageless, says Dr. Obioha. Like the EltaMD, Isdin’s formula only offers one shade of tint, but it’s easily blendable, even if the initial product looks lighter than your skin. (The doctor demonstrates this on her Instagram account, as well). 

Isdin’s formula has SPF 50 protection against UVA and UVB rays, as well an other ingredients that can help improve overall skin health, including photolyase enzymes to support repair of sun damage and a peptide complex for collagen and skin elasticity.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

With seven skin tint options, the Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer tops the list for Florida-based makeup artist Lennie Billy. As she and her clients spend significant time outdoors, she says sun protection is essential to her makeup kit, including this SPF 20 product. 

“I love the Tarte formula because it’s super natural, fresh, dewy and is a beautiful product for those ‘no makeup’ makeup moments or even male grooming.” That said, as the SPF is on the lower end of the spectrum, Billy says she tends to use this product “for moments I or my client/model won’t be under the sun for long.” Therefore, those with much less daily sun exposure might be more drawn to an option such as this one.

Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen (small, Preferred: Tarte)
NeoStrata Sheer Physical Protection

Bottle of NeoStrata Sheer Physical Protection

NeoStrata Sheer Physical Protection is a mineral sunscreen with SPF 50 that comes highly recommended by Branca. “I like the texture that is light, very fluid, and applies very easily,” she says. The formula also includes Polyhydroxy Acid or PHA, which have both exfoliating and hydrating properties. “The color though is probably more suited to lighter complexions,” notes Branca of NeoStrata’s singular skin tone sunscreen option.

Sheer Physical Protection (small)
Frequently Asked Questions

How do tinted sunscreens work?

Sunscreen options include those with chemical/organic or physical/mineral filters — and occasionally, both. Where each provides protection from harmful UV rays, chemical filters tend to have a more sheer, unnoticeable finish on the skin, whereas mineral options that contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide may not.

“Mineral sunscreens provide the best UV protection and are the gold standard of sunscreen,” says Dr. Onyeka Obioha, MD a board-certified dermatologist and Glory Skincare Dermatologist Advisor tells INSIDER. “Unfortunately, mineral sunscreens often don’t blend in well.” 

Dr. Obioha says she recommends tinted mineral sunscreens instead. “It will blend in better and not leave a gray hue to your skin, as many sunscreens do. Better yet, tinted sunscreens with iron oxides also protect against visible light which has been shown to contribute to hyperpigmentation, especially in darker skin.”

As cosmetic formulator Annalisa Branca explains, tinted sunscreens work by combining UVB/UVA filters and mixtures of oxides that create different shades to suit different skin tones. “The downside of these products,” says the Netherlands-based formulator, “especially when they are quite pigmented, is that people don’t apply nearly enough to avoid looking cakey.” 

She personally prefers tinted products with just a hint of color as this might encourage more product — or rather, the appropriate amount of product — to be used. “A tinted sunscreen is sufficient only if it is used at the recommended 1/2 teaspoon for face and neck,” Branca confirms.

When should you wear tinted sunscreens?

“Tinted moisturizers are the best for everyday use,” says Dr. Aegean H. Chan, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. She reiterates the common dermatological advice that SPF protection should be used every day, and not reserved for designated outings where you’ll be in direct rays, such as at the beach. “If you’re going to be outside for a sustained amount of time, you should be using a proper sunscreen and make sure you’re putting on enough.”

For daily use — “You’re going from your house to your car, your office to your car, running a few errands,” she suggests — tinted SPF serves as protection and, for those who want it, a smooth finish that can help even skin tone. Spending hours in direct UV rays and still want a tinted product appearance? “You can mix with a proper sunscreen but it can be tough if you’re using a tinted product. The more product you use, the harder it is to blend in.”

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The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals you can shop early as a cardholder, including discounts on Nike, La Mer, and more

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
  • Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale runs from July 28 to August 8, but cardholders can shop from July 12.
  • Below, we’ve rounded up the best deals on men’s style, women’s style, and beauty and grooming.
  • Preview the sale and add your favorites to your wishlist for July 28 or shop early as a cardmember.

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If you’re a fan of big savings, you’ll need to know all about the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. As the company’s annual sitewide savings event, you’ll find some of the biggest discounts and deals of the entire year – and that includes Black Friday.

This year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off on July 28 and will run until August 8. And on August 9, you can expect prices to go back up.

If you’re a Nordstrom Cardmember, you can access the sale early beginning this week. Today, July 12, cardholders with Icon status can shop the sale. On July 14, cardholders with Ambassador status can begin to shop, and on July 16, cardholders with Influencer status (entry-level members) can begin to shop.

The 12-day savings event will include thousands of deals from all categories on the site. Although the sale runs for a while, the best deals won’t last until the end. To help you save time and get straight to the good stuff, we’ve rounded up all of the best deals we know about right now.

Though you can’t purchase them just yet (unless you’re a cardholder), adding these items to your wishlist will make checking out incredibly easy when the sale begins. And these aren’t even all of the deals we expect to see. Nordstrom has teased steep price cuts on rarely-discounted brands like Dyson, Theragun, and more.

The best women’s style deals

Faux Leather Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mini Alidia Ring (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Assorted 3-Pack of Ankle Socks (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sportswear Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)51mm Square Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Poppy Sneaker (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Caught in the Midi High Waist Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Daphne Over the Knee Boot (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

The best men’s style deals

Short Sleeve Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Junction Jacket (medium)Hooded Sweatshirt (medium)Essential Nylon Running Jacket (medium)Slim Fit Short Sleeve Button-Up Performance Shirt (medium)Men’s Shop Trim Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt (medium)Scuff Slipper (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Ultra Boost (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Chuck 70 Ox Low (medium)Pop Quiz Backback (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)50mm Wayfarer Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

The best beauty deals

Trinity Facial Toning Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Travel Size The Moisturizing Soft Cream Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Lash Enhancing Serum Duo (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Full Size The Body Wash & Body Lotion Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bond Management Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Clean Facial Cleansing Device (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Magic Duo Full Size Gold Lush Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Fit Compact Hair Dryer (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Pro Facial Steamer Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Jumbo Hinoki Hand Soap (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Resurfacing Mask Mix & Mask Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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Nordstrom cardholders can now shop the Anniversary Sale – these are the best beauty deals you can score right now

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The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary sale doesn’t officially kick off until July 28, but cardholders can start shopping today. If your a Nordy Club member at the Icon level, you can officially start adding things to your cart. Ambassador-level cardholders can access the sale on Wednesday, July 14, and Influencer-level cardholders will have access on Friday, July 16.

And while everyone else will have to wait until the 28, the previews have already proven it will be worth it. Brands like La Mer, Oribé, and Nécessaire are seeing steep discounts on their top-selling products. You can snag a jumbo bottle of Le Labo’s Hinoki Hand Soap for just $40, and save almost $50 on Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mix & Mask Set.

And while they haven’t officially announced specific deals yet, Nordstrom has teased big discounts on brands that rarely go on sale – like Dyson. If you’ve been coveting the oft-out-of-stock Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, which our experts have named one of the best hair dryers you can own, now may be your chance to snag it.

If you’re already itching to shop, we’ve got you covered. The site is allowing you to make your wishlist now, ahead of the sale, so that when it comes time to shop you just have to click “add to cart.” And below, we’re rounding up the beauty buys our editors and reporters will be adding to their carts. Happy shopping!

The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 beauty deals:

Trinity Facial Toning Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Travel Size The Moisturizing Soft Cream Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Lash Enhancing Serum Duo (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Full Size The Body Wash & Body Lotion Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bond Management Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Clean Facial Cleansing Device (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Magic Duo Full Size Gold Lush Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Fit Compact Hair Dryer (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Pro Facial Steamer Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Jumbo Hinoki Hand Soap (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Resurfacing Mask Mix & Mask Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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7 of the best body moisturizers available on Amazon

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The best body moisturizers on Amazon

  • A great body moisturizer is a must-have in your medicine cabinet.
  • It should soothe, nourish, and protect your skin without leaving behind a greasy film.
  • We rounded up 7 great body moisturizers you can buy on Amazon for smoother skin ASAP.

Focusing on a great facial skincare routine is all the rage, but don’t neglect the rest of your body. Keeping the rest of your body moisturized is just as important. Dry skin is uncomfortable, it feels tight and itchy. Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Keep a great body lotion on your bathroom counter as a reminder to apply right after you shower, bathe, or before you go to bed.

From keeping skin soft and smooth to reducing redness and relieving itchiness, there’s a moisturizer out there for every need. To save you some time finding the best options out there, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites on Amazon. Keep reading to see our picks.

Tree To Tub Moisturizing Body Lotion

Moisturizing Body Lotion for Dry Skin by Tree To Tub

Tree To Tub Moisturizing Body Lotion, $18

Soothing colloidal oatmeal, cocoa butter, and aloe vera work to repair, protect, and moisturize sensitive and damaged skin. The formula is sls-, sulfate-, paraben-, and cruelty-free. It’s even dermatologist-recommended too.

Puriya Daily Moisturizing Cream

Puriya Daily Moisturizing Cream for Dry

Puriya Daily Moisturizing Cream, $31

Give dry, itchy, cracked skin some extra love with this intensive moisturizer. Formulated with a plethora of nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil, aloe vera, and honey, this lotion does more than just hydrate dryness — it combats redness, rashes, and rough patches too.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

CETAPHIL Moisturizing Cream

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, $13

Sometimes simple is best. Cetaphil is revered for its simple, dermatologist-recommended formulas. This lotion has a rich texture that immediately makes skin feel soft to the touch. It’s non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, so it’s perfect for all skin types even those that are very sensitive.

Love Beauty And Planet Body Lotion

Love Beauty & Planet Body Lotion Delicious Glow

Love Beauty And Planet Body Lotion, $7

Fatty acid- and vitamin-rich shea butter is the magic moisturizing ingredient in this luxe lotion. The ethically-sourced sandalwood oil helps nourish skin and even tone, while also providing a subtly woody, earthy scent.

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Body Lotion

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion, $10

After a long, stressful day there’s no better way to unwind than indulging in some skincare. Lather on this stress relief moisturizing lotion to calm your body and mind. Packed with skin-soothing ingredients like oatmeal and calming scents of lavender and ylang-ylang, this lotion will keep skin smooth while also providing a relaxing fragrance.

OGX Extra Creamy + Coconut Oil Miracle Lotion

OGX Extra Creamy + Coconut Miracle Oil Ultra Moisture Body Lotion with Vanilla Bean

OGX Extra Creamy + Coconut Oil Miracle Lotion, $7

Over 30,000 5-star reviews don’t lie. This ultra-hydrating blend leaves skin feeling soft and supple, while the tropical fragrances of coconut oil and vanilla bean entice your senses.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion, $10

Give your skin long-lasting, deep hydration with this cocoa butter lotion. The formula, which also features antioxidant-rich vitamin e, will leave skin soft and silky for up to 24 hours.

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Amazon Prime Day is almost over – don’t miss these under-$25 deals that’ll only be live for a few more hours

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We found the best Prime Day deals under $25 that are still available as the sale wraps up today, June 22.

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The Prime Day sales are almost over, so it’s time to get those items you’ve been thinking about. Big sales on robot vacuums and laptops are still live, but you can also make last-minute purchases on a budget. Everything on this list is under $25 through the end of Prime Day at midnight PDT.

We’ve found some hidden gems this year, and we’re especially excited about the discounted Tile Pro, Dash Deluxe Egg Cooker, and Mario Badescu facial spray set.

These are the best Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals under $25 still available on day two. Keep an eye on this list as the deal day wraps up – we’ll keep updating it with new deals we uncover.

For more on Prime Day, check out our explainer on all you need to know about the event and how to shop to your fullest potential. Also be sure to follow along with our liveblog for the latest deals.

Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:

Tech deals

PowerCore Slim (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Galaxy SmartTag (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Smart Plug (medium)All-New Echo Dot (4th Generation) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Fire TV Stick 4K (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Beauty deals

Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (medium, Preferred: Amazon)3-Barrel Ceramic Jumbo Hair Waver (medium)Makeup Sponge Set (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Spritz Mist and Glow Facial Spray Collection Trio, Lavender, Cucumber, Rose (medium)

Home deals

New York City Candle (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Honeycomb Wine Rack (medium)Satin Pillowcase (medium, Preferred: Amazon)myQ Smart Garage Door Opener (G0401) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Wireless Mini Dehumidifier (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Kitchen deals

Deluxe Rapid Egg Cooker (medium, Preferred: Amazon)4-in-1 Cordless Electric Wine Opener Set (medium)Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Nonstick 9″ Round (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Pre-Seasoned 12 Inch. Cast Iron Skillet (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Baby Nessie the Loch Ness Monster Tea Infuser (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Health deals

No-Touch Forehead Thermometer PT3 (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Mouthwash (2-pack) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Personal Water Filter (2-Pack) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Style deals

Women’s Active Tank (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Women’s High-Waisted Biker Shorts (medium)Women’s Classic Fit Gathered Long Sleeve Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium)Carousel Racerback Bralette (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Kid deals

Earth Science Kit (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Pet deals

Cat Condo (medium)Plush Dog Pet Bed (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Service and subscription deals

Music Unlimited (medium)Plus (Monthly Subscription) (medium)Subscription (medium)

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The best Prime Day deals under $25 that you can still get on Day 2 of the sale

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Sure, you can save big on that robot vacuum or that laptop this Prime Day, but if you’re looking to spend less and save more, there are plenty of deals to be found on a budget. Everything on this list is under $25 during Prime Day, which ends today, June 22.

We’ve found some hidden gems this year, and we’re especially excited about the discounted Tile Pro, Colgate Hum electric toothbrush, and Mario Badescu facial spray set.

These are the best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25 in 2021. Keep an eye on this list as the deal day continues -we’ll keep updating it with new deals we uncover.

For more on Prime Day, check out our explainer on all you need to know about the event and how to shop to your fullest potential. Also be sure to follow along with our liveblog for the latest deals.

Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:

Tech deals

10-inch LED Ring Light (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Smart Plug (medium)Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (medium)All-New Echo Dot (4th Generation) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Fire TV Stick 4K (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Beauty deals

Rosewater Toner (medium)Jade Roller and Gua Sha Set (medium)Makeup Sponge Set (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Spritz Mist and Glow Facial Spray Collection Trio, Lavender, Cucumber, Rose (medium)

Home deals

Honeycomb Wine Rack (medium)Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser (medium)Satin Pillowcase (medium, Preferred: Amazon)myQ Smart Garage Door Opener (G0401) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Wireless Mini Dehumidifier (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Kitchen deals

4-in-1 Cordless Electric Wine Opener Set (medium)Burke Deluxe Cold BrewMaker (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Pre-Seasoned 12 Inch. Cast Iron Skillet (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Baby Nessie the Loch Ness Monster Tea Infuser (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Health deals

Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Mouthwash (2-pack) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Personal Water Filter (2-Pack) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Hum Toothbrush (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Style deals

Women’s Classic Fit Gathered Long Sleeve Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium)Blue Light Blocking Glasses, 3-Pack (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Carousel Racerback Bralette (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Kid deals

Super Art Coloring Kit (medium)Lazy River Pool with Sunshade (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Earth Science Kit (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Pet deals

Cat Condo (medium)Plush Dog Pet Bed (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Service and subscription deals

Music Unlimited (medium)Plus (Monthly Subscription) (medium)Subscription (medium)

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The best Prime Day deals under $25 to add to your shopping cart

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Sure, you can save big on that robot vacuum or that laptop this Prime Day, but if you’re looking to spend less and save more, there are plenty of deals to be found on a budget. Everything on this list is under $25 while on sale during Prime Day, which continues through June 22. We’ve found some hidden gems this year, and we’re especially excited about the discounted Tile Pro, Colgate Hum electric toothbrush, and Mario Badescu facial spray set.

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in July like Hallmark or looking to treat yourself to something special, these are the best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25 in 2021. Keep an eye on this list as the two-day shopping event progresses – we’ll keep updating it with new deals we uncover.

For more on Prime Day, check out our explainer on all you need to know about the event and how to shop to your fullest potential.

Here are the best Prime Day deals under $25:

Tech deals

Smart Plug (medium)Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (medium)All-New Echo Dot (4th Generation) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Fire TV Stick 4K (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Beauty deals

Spritz Mist and Glow Facial Spray Collection Trio, Lavender, Cucumber, Rose (medium)Makeup Sponge Set (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Home deals

Satin Pillowcase (medium, Preferred: Amazon)myQ Smart Garage Door Opener (G0401) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Wireless Mini Dehumidifier (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Kitchen deals

Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Pre-Seasoned 12 Inch. Cast Iron Skillet (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Health deals

Mouthwash (2-pack) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Personal Water Filter (2-Pack) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Hum Toothbrush (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Style deals

Blue Light Blocking Glasses, 3-Pack (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Kid deals

Earth Science Kit (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Pet deals

Plush Dog Pet Bed (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Service and subscription deals

Music Unlimited (medium)Plus (Monthly Subscription) (medium)Subscription (medium)

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9 ways to get a sunless tan this summer

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St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist
  • Looking to get a summery glow without the sunburn?
  • Self-tanners are a safe, healthy way to get that sun-kissed look without the sun.
  • We’ve rounded up some of the best self-tanners you can buy on Amazon.
  • From mousses to sprays, we’ve covered it all. Keep reading to find 9 of our picks, that work for all different skin types and budgets.

Self-tanner is a quick, safe, and (sometimes) easy way to get a sun-kissed glow without spending hours under the sun’s harmful UV rays or in an equally skin-unfriendly tanning bed.

All self-tanners work differently: some give skin an immediate bronze boost while others develop more gradually. While they should work easily, some self-tanners can be sticky and hard to apply evenly. And, let’s face it, a streaky self-tan looks far from natural.

From lotions to wipes to mousses, there are so many self-tanner options out there. We’ve done the heavy lifting to find the best self-tanners that will leave your skin glowy and streak-free. Keep reading for 9 products that’ll give you a healthy glow fast. Plus, they’re all available on Amazon Prime, so they’ll get to you even faster than you could get out for a weekend laying on the beach.

Skinerals Sunless Tanning Mousse

Skinerals Onyx Extra Dark Self Tanner

Skinerals Onyx Extra Dark Sunless Tanning Mousse, $27

This lightweight, non-sticky mousse gives your face and body a natural glow that’ll last for a whole week. The green-based formula ensures your skin is free of that orange, fake tan look.

Coco & Eve Bali Bronzing Foam

Coco & Eve Tanning Mousse

Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam, $35

With a delicious tropical scent and three natural shades to choose from, Coco & Eve’s Bronzing Foam truly gives you that just-got-back-from-Bali bronze. The formula is packed with nourishing botanicals and amino acids. Featuring the brand’s proprietary Cellushape technology, this product firms and hydrates while it darkens.

Coola Sunless Tan Dry Oil

Coola Organic Sunless Tanner Spray

Coola Organic Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist, $46

For a seamless application and gradual glow, go for this fine mist from Coola. Just spritz the oil over your body, rub into skin, and you’re done. The mist makes for a streak-free tan and the formula (enriched with argan oil, aloe vera and hibiscus) gives skin a boost of hydration to make you truly glow.

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, $14

This product has been a drugstore self-tan favorite for years now, and for good reason. If a gradual, buildable bronze is what you’re looking for, the aptly-named lotion is for you. Just use it in place of your regular daily moisturizer to get that subtle glow.

Loving Tan 2-Hour Express Bronzing Mousse

Loving Tan 2 Hour Express Bronzing Mousse

Loving Tan 2-Hour Express Deluxe Bronzing Mousse, $40

With a salon-inspired formula, you know this is going to be the real deal. This bronzing mousse develops in just two hours. Apply, let dry, rinse, and you’re ready to show off that sun-kissed glow.

St. Tropez Self Tan Face Mist

St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist

St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, $30

While there are plenty of great self tanner options out there, not all are made for the delicate skin on your face. This St. Tropez Face Mist goes on clear, is infused with hyaluronic acid for ultimate hydration, and has a gentle formula that won’t block pores or cause acne. It’s the perfect way to add some sun-free color to your summer skincare routine.

Beauty by Earth Self Tanner

Beauty by Earth Self Tanner

Beauty by Earth Self Tanner, $31

This moisturizing lotion loaded with shea butter and aloe vera keeps your skin supple, smooth, and straight-up glowy. We love the clean formula; it’s paraben-free, phthalate-free, and has no questionable chemical-based active ingredients.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

Vita Liberata Advanced Organics Self Tanning Lotion

Vita Liberata Advanced Organics Self Tanning Gradual Lotion, $16

This hydrating lotion goes on clear, so you can use it in the morning and then get dressed without worrying about staining your clothes. Major self-tanning win. The brand recommends applying it with a mitt for a streak-free glow.

Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum

Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum

Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum, $33

Give your skin some love and color with this nourishing formula filled with coconut oil, hyaluronic acid and silk amino acids. The lightweight serum is easy to apply, just use the included gloves, and dries quickly.

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CauseBox is changing its name to Alltrue, but it still offers the same eco-conscious products we love

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  • Alltrue, which was previously Causebox, is a subscription box service that’s delivered seasonally.
  • Each box has products from socially conscious brands, including homeware, jewelry, and more.
  • Alltrue offers both annual memberships for $49.95 or a quarterly subscription for $54.95.

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Subscription services like BirchBox and Stitch Fix have gained a lot of attention over the last few years, spurring more and more brands to take the subscription route in order to provide unique experiences for their customers.

Alltrue is one such company capitalizing on the trend of sending clothing, beauty products, and home decor via subscription – but what sets it apart is that all the products inside its boxes are sourced from socially, economically, and environmentally conscious brands. The product team at Alltrue, which until a recent rebrand was called Causebox, works with the founders of companies doing social good and asks them about why they give back, who they are directly impacting, and where their products are made. An open line of communication between Alltrue and its partners ensures that the companies are following through with their missions and goals.

Co-founders Matt Richardson and Brett McCollum made giving back their ultimate vision for the company – and to complete that vision, Alltrue volunteers with and donates to different charities to help them with their growth and impact. Past charities have included Speak Your Silence, which helps those affected by sexual abuse and assault to move forward. Others, like Trees for the Future, work to end hunger and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa through agricultural practices.

How does Alltrue work and what does it cost?

The bright, charming packages are created and sent on a seasonal schedule – spring, summer, fall, and winter. Like most subscription services, the boxes come in a convenient package and arrive at your door on a scheduled basis. I received a spring box and had a really lovely experience with it – from the moment I got my box to the time I spent actually using the products inside.

Alltrue offers customers two subscription options: the quarterly subscription ($54.95 per box), and the annual subscription ($49.95 per box, a total of $199.8 per year). After choosing your preferred method, you’ll create an account online and begin your customization process.

Each seasonal box offers six to eight new products – each one from a socially conscious brand, and some even created exclusively for Alltrue customers. If you sign up for the annual subscription service, you can customize your product options based on pattern, color, or product type. The best part about the box is that it includes a little notebook in each package so you can read a story behind every product included.

Your Alltrue will ship within the first couple weeks of the seasonal months and it typically takes two to eight days to arrive. If you chose the custom Alltrue, you’ll be able to tailor your delivery preferences.

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What’s inside an Alltrue box?

The actual box is cute and colorful, but the reason Alltrue is so special is because of the items housed inside. Each box comes with six to eight products that are all cruelty-free, sustainably sourced, and intended to serve, support, and empower disadvantaged communities. They all include some combination of jewelry, skincare/beauty products, accessories, home decor, wellness products, and even artwork.

My box contained items from every one of these categories – my favorite items were the Megan Portfolio Clutch from Glass Ladder Co. (valued at $120), and the Cosmedix Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask (valued at $54). I was also able to choose certain items like the Cleobella Silky Scarf and the Marina de Buchi Luxe Charm Bracelet, along with a few others (a perk of signing up for the annual membership).

Is Alltrue worth the cost?

The $50 price tag per Alltrue isn’t a hefty cost when you consider the value of the contents inside. Each box has an estimated value of over $200 – according to the website, my products added up to $341.90.

There are definitely a couple of items that I won’t use all too often, so in my opinion, the value of the box isn’t as high as estimated. But, the option to personalize my box made me enjoy the products inside even more.

The bottom line

The convenience, overall cost, and quality of the products make the Alltrue a good investment, particularly if you’re signing up as a way to treat yourself. I feel better about using the office items, accessories, home products, and skincare simply because they are all eco-friendly and sustainably sourced.

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27 of the best skincare products available on Amazon, according to thousands of rave reviews

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  • There are plenty of standout products hiding in plain sight on Amazon.
  • Below, I’ve compiled a list of 27 skincare products with near-perfect reviews.
  • You’ll also find the overall Amazon rating and what they’re built to do for your skin.

Have you ever reached the end of Amazon page results?

To me, it sounds more like a riddle of what would happen if you were to reach the ends of the earth or beat an unbeatable video game. Does the internet break? Does time cease and then, rapidly, ominously, move backward?

Guessing by Amazon’s sheer selection size, we aren’t going to find out any time soon so put that existential dread to bed. The online behemoth’s plethora of options makes it both the most convenient place to buy things you already love, and one of the tougher places to apply its frequent discounts to new worthwhile buys – like skincare, which can be more expensive than it warrants thanks to beauty industry markups.

Below, I’ve compiled a list of 27 solid skincare products flying under the radar on Amazon that you may want to check out the next time you need a vitamin C serum and don’t want to drop $100 or more. The following cult favorites have hundreds – if not thousands – of five-star reviews you can vet yourself before buying, too.

27 under-the-radar skincare products with near-perfect Amazon reviews:

CeraVe Salicylic Acid Cleanser

CeraVe Salicylic Acid Cleanser

CeraVe Salicylic Acid Cleanser (small)

Overall rating: 4.7/5

Five-star reviews: 1,150+

This exfoliating face wash uses the acne-clearing agent salicylic acid, which keeps blackheads and pimples at bay. The BHA gently scrubs away dead skin cells, and it uses a less harsh and more budget-friendly formula than many other face scrubs.

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel

Mederma Advanced Scar Gel

Advanced Scar Gel (small)

Overall rating: 4.4/5

Five-star reviews: 1,300+

Whether you struggle with new or old acne scars, Amazon shoppers love using this gel to treat scarring. One swipe per day of the clinically approved cream can start improving the appearance, color, and texture of scars.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick

Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick (small)

Overall rating: 4.7/5

Five-star reviews: 1,150+

Amazon users say that even those who hate using sunscreen will like this one. They also say the stick formula glides on smoothly and works well, but you’ll just want to be careful not to miss any spots. Since there’s no fragrance, it’s a friendlier option for sensitive skin.

Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap

Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap

Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap (small)

Overall rating: 4.4/5

Five-star reviews: 3,800+

If you have super dry skin, this natural soap made with shea butter, oatmeal, and sand exfoliates without stripping moisture. Many reviewers said they used this soap up quickly, so make sure to store it away from the water if you want to prolong its use.

Mighty Patch Hydrocolloid Stickers

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Mighty Patch Original (36-count) (small)

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Five-star reviews: 3,100+

The skincare community has adopted this new spot treatment for its gentle approach to targeting acne — no popping necessary. Our team loves it too. Just clean the area you want to apply it to, stick a patch on, and wait overnight. 

Schick Hydro Silk Facial Razor

Schick Hydro Silk Facial Razor

Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool (small)

Overall rating: 4.6/5

Five-star reviews: 5,300+

Easily shave off peach fuzz, remove dead skin, or clean up your eyebrows with this multi-purpose facial tool. The blades have tiny guards so it makes face shaving less intimidating and safer to use. 

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Healing Ointment (small)

Overall rating: 4.8/5

Five-star reviews: 4,325+

Comparable to Vaseline, this thick ointment cream is used to relieve dry, cracked skin. People often use it to treat severe eczema and psoriasis. But even for more tame skin, a little bit goes a long way and is useful to have if you live in an area with cold weather or frequently use hand sanitizer. 

Silicone Face Cleanser Brush

Silicone Face Cleanser Brush

Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush (small)

Overall rating: 4.6/5

Five-star reviews: 2,300+

These handheld brushes are a gentler alternative to washcloths and a more effective technique than your hands. For people with sensitive skin who cannot use harsh scrubs, this turns your everyday facial cleanser into a light exfoliant. 

Thayers Facial Toner

Thayers Facial Toner

Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner (small, Preferred: Amazon)

Overall rating: 4.6/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 4,300+

Thayers’ witch hazel toner is a cult favorite of the online beauty community, and it’s consistently one of Amazon’s most popular skincare products under $25. Rose water, aloe vera, and a proprietary witch hazel extract work gently and efficiently to cleanse and hydrate skin, tighten pores, and control oil production.

Thayers supposedly creates the only witch hazel products made of non-distilled extract from the witch hazel shrub, meaning they should maintain the highest levels of therapeutic tannins (mild antioxidants that nourish the skin).

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Indian Healing Clay Mask (small)

Overall rating: 4.6/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 1,700+

This underground beauty community Holy Grail has shown up everywhere from the Sephora beauty blog to Youtube vlogs. I wrote my own love letter to it after receiving a glowing recommendation from a colleague.

It’s been called the ‘world’s most powerful mask’ and with good reason: the 100% natural calcium bentonite clay draws out all the impurities deep in your skin, and, especially if mixed with apple cider vinegar, effectively exfoliates the surface of the skin for a smoother, more even texture.

Esarora Ice Roller

Esarora Ice Roller

Ice Roller for Face & Eye (small)

Overall rating: 4.6/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 2,550+

The Esarora Ice Roller is designed to shrink pores and puffiness and act as minor pain relief for migraines, sunburns, and sinus discomfort.

Dermal 16-Pack Sheet Mask Set

Dermal 16 Pack Sheet Mask Set

Korea Facial Mask Sheets (small)

Overall rating: 4.5/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 3,500+ 

This combo pack is designed to cover pretty much every common skin concern, with each sheet mask using a different specialized ingredient — from snail extract to hyaluronate to cucumber. 

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

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Drying Lotion (small)

Overall rating: 4.6/5

Five-star reviews: 2,700+

The powerful drying lotion has been described as “magic” for zapping whiteheads overnight. Dab a bit on your whitehead and it should be gone in the morning. A little goes a long way and the bottle can last you half a year.

Insta Natural Vitamin C Gel Facial Cleanser

Insta Natural Vitamin C Gel Facial Cleanser

Vitamin C Gel Facial Cleanser (small)

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Five-star reviews: 3,800+

Insta Natural’s gel facial cleanser combines vitamin C, organic aloe, and green tea extract for a gentle face wash that works to remove dull cells, fade sun spots and discoloration, and leave skin feeling hydrated and clean. 

New York Biology Dead Sea Mud Mask

New York Biology Dead Sea Mud Mask

Dead Sea Mud Mask (small)

Overall rating: 4.5/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 2,500+

New York Biology’s Dead Sea Mask is designed for all skin types. It’s infused with minerals, aloe-vera, chamomile extract, vitamin A, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba oil, and claims to leave you with a clean, refreshed feeling.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (small)

Overall rating: 4.7/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 2,375+

Micellar waters are beloved for their ability to refresh and cleanse skin while respecting its natural moisture barrier, and they’re often used as the first step in a dual-cleansing routine. Garnier’s version has racked up thousands of glowing reviews for its gentle, effective cleansing. 

LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer

LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer

Retinol Cream Moisturizer (small)

Overall rating: 4.4/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 6,800+

LilyAna Naturals’ Retinol Cream Moisturizer works to fade sun damage, dark spots, and acne scars, and to reduce fine lines. It also contains a hydrating combination of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, green tea, shea butter, and jojoba oil to balance the dryness of retinol with prescription-strength effectiveness. 

EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen

EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen

UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 (small)

Overall rating: 4.7/5

Five-star reviews: 3,400+

EltaMD UV is an oil-free facial sunscreen that has zinc oxide with broad-spectrum coverage to protect against UVA and UVB rays. It’s lightweight, silky, and good for sensitive- and acne-prone skin as well as those dealing with rosacea and discoloration.

Mario Badescu Rosewater and Green Tea Facial Spray Duo

Mario Badescu Rosewater and Green Tea Facial Spray Duo

Facial Spray Herbs/Rosewater and Cucumber/Green Tea, 8 Fl Oz (Pack of 2) (small)

Overall rating: 4.5/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 1,350+

Mario Badescu’s bestselling duo includes two of its cult-favorite facial sprays: Rosewater and Green Tea. Both combine gentle and non-irritating aloe and herbal extracts to serve as a “pick-me-up” for dry, tired skin — either on their own or to set makeup.  

CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash

CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash

Hydrating Facial Cleanser (small)

Overall rating: 4.7/5

Five-star reviews: 2,500+

CeraVe’s bestselling cleanser is formulated with essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid that cleanses, hydrates, and helps build up the skin’s own protective barrier. It’s fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and non-drying to aid the skin’s natural moisture levels.

LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid (small)

Overall rating: 4.3/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 3,200+ 

This fast-absorbing vitamin C Serum works to brighten and even skin tone as well as boost its collagen production. Vitamins E and C fade hyperpigmentation, fade scars, and reduce fine lines, and it should be gentle enough for all-over use. LilyAna Naturals also has a 100% money-back guarantee, in case it’s not a fit for you.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

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Moisturizing Cream (small)

Overall rating: 4.8/5

Five-star reviews: 4,450+

CeraVe is a trusted drugstore brand with a dedicated band of followers. This face and body cream for normal-to-dry skin moisturizes, restores, and maintains a protective skin barrier to keep skin looking and feeling rejuvenated.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (small)

Overall rating: 4.6/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 2,100+

Paula’s Choice is best-known for its gentle, transparent skincare products, and this Skin Perfecting 2% BHA is a good example. It has 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid to unclog and minimize enlarged pores, exfoliate dead skin, and reduce fine lines. The exfoliation should also brighten and even out skin tone. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream

Face Moisturizers for every skin type_Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream for Extra Dry Skin (Neutrogena)

Hydro Boost Gel Cream (small)

Overall rating: 4.7/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 2,650+

Neutrogena’s 1.7-ounce, non-comedogenic gel face cream is a godsend for ultra-dry skin. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin, that can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water. 

TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

Naturals Vitamin C Serum (small)

Overall rating: 4.3/5

Five-star reviews: 9,900+

Some vitamin C serums go for $160 and up, but this one has garnered a loyal following for much less (you should also check out Maelove’s $28 Glow Maker). It lightens dark spots, reduces fine lines, and improves clarity with a blend of nutrients designed to aid collagen production. You’ll find ingredients like vitamin C, botanical hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and aloe vera, witch hazel, and organic jojoba oil to nourish skin.

Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub & Face Exfoliator

Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub & Face Exfoliator

Facial Scrub & Face Exfoliator (small)

Overall rating: 4.4/5

Five-star reviews: 1,600+

Exfoliate dead and dull skin cells and moisturize your skin’s base with this microdermabrasion facial scrub. It’s designed to buff away dirt, grime, and tired skin cells to reveal brighter, healthier skin underneath. Afterward, the skin should appear more even and feel softer and smoother to the touch. Aloe vera and manuka honey help replace moisture. 

LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer

LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer

Eye Cream Moisturizer (small)

Overall rating: 4.3/5 stars

Five-star reviews: 5,600+ 

Vitamin C, vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, and organic hibiscus flower extract work to brighten, firm, and tighten the delicate skin around your eyes. 

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