By now we're all well aware that Amazon is the place to go for an eclectic selection of beauty fan favorites and lesser-known oddities. It's like the beauty equivalent of one of those curiosity shops you read about in a Dickens novel. Or like the treasure trove Ariel keeps hidden in a cavern in The Little Mermaid. (I realize those are two random and totally different similies, but they both apply rather nicely to this topic, and I can't help that my brain makes references to literature and Disney in equal measure.) Seriously, though. Where else can you can purchase the ever-popular Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette ($40) at the same time you pick out an undetected $12 Japanese moisturizer with a cult following? Nowhere. That's what makes the e-retailer so unique and surprising.
There's also the fact that Amazon's beauty selection is ever-changing since it introduces brand-new products to its virtual shelves almost every single day. That's why, each month, we find ourselves combing through them all, finding the top-rated, the highest-reviewed, and the buzziest (in other words, the best). It would be a shame to let all that research go unreviewed, which is why we put it here in one place for your scrolling convenience. So without further ado, go forth and shop the 15 best Amazon beauty launches in June 2018.
This is Amazon's best-selling eye cream, which makes sense considering it was developed by the same company that makes the best-selling eye gel, a product that has been blowing up on Amazon since last year. This new cream contains rose-hip seed oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, and hibiscus flower extract to do away with under-eye puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Customers say it works: 84% of users gave it five stars, and there are glowing reviews. One reads, "I rarely write reviews about a skincare product, but this eye cream is truly a miracle for me! I have very deep set eyes and very dark circles, and this cream has eliminated that dark, hollow look beneath my eyes. I also use it all over my face and neck, and have seen a noticeable improvement in the fine lines on my forehead and upper lip. The ingredients are full of peptides and excellent for sensitive skin, which I have. I plan never to be without this fabulous product. Thank you, Baebody, for developing a product that is not only very affordable, but works!"
The latest Essie nail polish collection to hit Amazon is Seaglass Shimmers. The six different shades, which range from lilac-blue to coral-orange, dry down to an opalescent finish to mimic the look of sea glass in bright sunlight. They're insanely pretty, budget-friendly, and made for summertime wear.
These transparent hair coils were designed to eliminate kinks from the hair, which people with fine and thin hair are particularly susceptible to getting from traditional hair ties. They're also tangle-free and prevent "hair headaches," as we call them, that can result from wearing other hair ties too tight. The best part is that they basically last forever. If they stretch out, the brand suggests passing a hot blow-dryer over them, and they will go back to their original size. Sure, they're not as pretty or discreet as other hair ties, but the benefits make them worth it, especially if you typically toss your hair up while at work or the gym.
Charcoal teeth whitening is all the rage right now, and this dual pack of charcoal toothpaste and a toothbrush is a good place to start. It's vegan and cruelty-free and features charcoal from sustainable bamboo. Take it from one customer who writes, "I purchased a small sample tube through Amazon and have found this to be my favorite toothpaste! I am so blown away at how much brighter my teeth have gotten and literally squeaky clean! I gave a tube to a friend of mine and now they are hooked on this toothpaste as well! It has a nice minty taste, not overpowering or burning feeling like most minty toothpastes do. I would suggest to be careful when you spit because it could stain if it gets in contact with walls or fabrics. I've been brushing my teeth in the shower just to be safe. I would highly recommend for anyone who has stains from coffee, teas or smoking, or just simply who wants a healthier product to brush with that has great whitening benefits! You won't be disappointed! I hope this helps in your decision to purchase!"
This K-beauty beauty product is a cult-favorite (as such, you can find it at other major retailers like Sephora). It can be used as a hydrating toner or cleansing water, depending on the time of day you use it and your preference. Simply moisten a cotton pad and sweep it over your skin for intense hydration and all the benefits that come from lavender water, rose flower, papaya, and orange fruit extract. It's soothing, refreshing, and hydrating.
If you have hard (i.e. mineral-rich) water, you know how dull and stiff your hair can feel even after multiple conditioning treatments and masks. This shampoo-and-conditioner duo is meant to fix that. It's supposed to be used once weekly to strip iron and other hard water minerals out of your hair so it can return to its former texture and color. As one Amazon customer writes, "My hair IS BACK! Just like that, my hair is soft, manageable, no tangles, no straw, etc. I could NOT believe it. Wish I had found this product two years ago!!!! I cannot believe after just one treatment my hair looks and feels this good. It truly stripped all the gunk out of my hair that had been ruining it."
This set of six natural and cruelty-free essential oils includes peppermint, tea tree, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, and frankincense. Each bottle has a dropper cap, which prevents spills and makes it easy to add to a diffusor for a DIY aromatherapy session. (If you're unfamiliar with essential oils and their various uses, be sure to check out our ultimate guide.)
Here's another eye product for your consideration. It's dual-sided, with one gel formula for morning application and another cream formula for nighttime application. It's formulated with retinol, which we know is a fine line– and wrinkle-banishing ingredient, as well as yeast extract and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, plump, and smooth and vitamin C to brighten. While it's still a fairly new product, it does have 18 customer reviews, and 83% of all purchasers gave it five stars. "I love this eye cream. It's very soothing and has a light feel. I have been using for a few weeks and under my eyes are definitely brighter. Great buy with both day and night sides to the tube," one reviewer writes.
Olaplex is a line of hair-restructuring products that heal split ends and breakage. It's used in tandem with hair bleaching to keep the strands strong and healthy. The Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 is the third and final step in the Olaplex routine. It's also the only one you can do at home (the first two have to take place in a salon with a trained professional). If used once a week like a traditional hair mask, it will strengthen hair and increase its softness. Take it from us, as it's one of our all-time favorite anti-breakage treatments.
Devacurl's latest Amazon launch is this leave-in conditioning and curl-defining cream. It's ultra moisturizing thanks to a combination of pequi oil and chufa milk, and non-damaging thanks the formula that's free of sulfates, parabens, and silicone. This is a brand that's known for high-quality and effective curly haircare products, so we're guessing this new conditioning cream will prove to be just as popular as the brand's other products.
Pantene's new micellar shampoo and conditioner use micellar water to clean hair without stripping it dry (kind of like the way micellar water works on your skin). It combines micellar water with a blend of nutrients the brand calls "moisturizing milk," which includes vitamin B5 and antioxidants.
These teeth-whitening strips are made without hydrogen peroxide, which makes them a good choice for people with sensitive teeth who haven't been able to tolerate other formulas. Plus, they come with a 14-day supply, which means you're only paying $1 per day for teeth-whitening. Other brands can't offer the same—not even at the drugstore. "After using this stuff, my smile was white in pictures, which made me happy. The yellow bothered me enough that I wanted to photoshop my teeth in pictures before! It's hard to tell when you look in the mirror, so take pictures before and after. Those tell the truth! My teeth are really sensitive, so yeah, it can give you a little nerve pain (just like ice cream), but it was tolerable. It's worth it, as far as I'm concerned."
OGX is one of our favorite drugstore haircare brands of the moment—especially the shampoo and conditioner formulas. The brand recently branched out to a create a line of styling products, and this curl-defining mousse is the latest member of that collection to become available on Amazon. It's infused with coconut oil and shea butter to moisturize dry curls while it locks them in place with flexible hold. "This is a perfect product to enhance curls, leave shine, and make hair bouncy and soft. It's not quite a mousse, more like a cream. Holds curls better than anything else, and I've tried it all. Smells great, too."
Amazon is the place to go for beauty accessories. Take these one-size-fits-all terry-cloth headbands, for instance. They're the perfect way to up your skincare and bath routine. Wrap one around your head to keep your hair off your face while you wear a clay mask or do an at-home peel. It will make you feel like you're at a spa, not multitasking in front of Netflix on a regular Wednesday night at home.
Exfoliating foot masks (like Boscia BabySoft Foot Peel, $20) use safe-for-skin acids to break through dead skin and reveal the smoother, brighter skin underneath. These ones are no exception. Open each plastic bootie, wear it for the recommended amount of time, and the results will appear over the following one to two weeks. There's no scrubbing or manual exfoliating required. The dead skin will simply start to peel off as the treatment goes to work.
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