We consider Amazon to be the best of both worlds when it comes to online beauty shopping. Not only does it provide us with access to our old go-to products, but it also introduces us to new beauty products that we never would have known about otherwise. Seriously, it has almost everything we could ever want, need, or ask for, which is why we check it frequently (and thoroughly) for best-selling items. We're also sure to stay up-to-date on new releases because we never know what deals or products we'll find.
Speaking of new releases, we've just combed through the latest Amazon beauty launches for May 2018. From a genuine jade stone facial roller to charcoal tooth-whitening powder and a couple buzzy K-beauty skincare products, we stumbled upon a number of great new finds (15 great new finds, to be exact). So go forth and online shop because spring is the best time to revamp your beauty collection (not like we need an excuse or anything).
We love using jade rollers for facial massage. The cool green stone de-puffs our skin while the soft pressure increases circulation and diminishes the appearance of aging. This one is made from genuine dual-ended jade. Use the larger end to roll across your forehead, cheeks, and neck. Use the other end on smaller areas like the under-eyes or the upper lip.
This leave-in conditioner detangles, nourishes, and smoothes roughened cuticles and split ends, and 85% of customers give it five stars with glowing reviews. Take it from one particularly enthusiastic reviewer, who says, "This is literally like crack for your hair! It is amazing! It leaves your hair silky, but not oily or dirty looking. Just soft and manageable. I have thick wavy/curly hair and this is one of the only ways I can comb through my hair. You need this. I bought this one as a gift for my sister because she too uses it and loves it."
Okay, a 16-piece makeup brush set selling for $11 is kind of insane, right?. It includes five kabuki face brushes and 11 precise detailed brushes. We don't mind the durable wood handles and metallic gold detail, either. "I bought this set of brushes to give as a gift but decided to keep them once they arrived at my house," writes one reviewer. "The variety set of brushes includes every brush I would need to do my makeup. The brush handle feels strong, durable and the tips are soft, smooth and glide easily over my skin as I apply my makeup.
These brushes will be around awhile, good purchase."
This ultra-exfoliating foot peel is like others we've tried before (namely the Baby Foot, $19). It peels away calluses and dead skin to reveal smoother, newer skin underneath. Just be warned, it's not for sensitive skin or the faint of heart. Although the peeling skin is extremely satisfying, depending on who you ask, it can also be a little grotesque.
Although it's not new to Nyx, this color-correcting palette is newly available on Amazon. Apply these creamy, pigmented colors before regular concealer to disguise dark spots, dullness, blemishes, and under-eye circles. Finally, add a quick dusting of translucent powder over top (like Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $38) and volià! Your complexion will be bright and even.
Castor oil has long been lauded as a natural lash growth serum and brow thickener thanks to its fatty acid content and anti-microbial properties. This new one from Organys is 100% USDA certified organic and includes a lash brush and brow spoolie for easy application.
This is another great deal—five makeup sponges being sold for only $6. These are great for gifting or for stocking up your makeup collection with backup blending tools. Just wet the sponge before using so it doesn't soak up excess makeup. As for cleaning the sponges, we have some easy hacks for you.
Amazon has a history with carrying under-the-radar skincare products that customers swear by. For proof, just look to a certain eye gel that has been trending on the site for weeks. This one targets dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness (among other under-eye issues). It has some stellar reviews to back it up, too. Seriously, 99% of customers gave it a five-star review.
Here's another all-star product that just hit Amazon's virtual shelves. Bumble & Bumble's Curl Defining Cream protects against drying and boosts and defines the hair's natural texture, whether you have waves or ringlets. The only caveat is that it works best on thick hair, as it contains a few natural oils that may make thin hair look weighed-down or greasy.
It's a universal truth that winged liner is one of the hardest makeup feats to accomplish. This liquid liner makes it easier thanks to a triangle-shaped stamp on one end and a traditional ink pen tip on the other. Stamp the winged shape down on the edge of your eye to get the cat-eye shape, and then perfect it with the fine tip.
Leave it to Amazon to uncover lesser-known K-beauty products, like this snail mucin cream. For those of you unfamiliar, snail mucin (as in the slimy stuff that covers actual snails) is a popular regenerating skincare ingredient in Korea. This cream has a high percentage of snail mucin and promises to quench skin with lightweight moisture. Take it from one reviewer, who writes, "I've been using this for about a week and a half and so far, so good! It is super moisturizing without the heavy greasy or oily feeling.
I only use it at night because I prefer a moisturizer with SPF in the morning. Even just using it at night, I've noticed my skin immediately looks less dry, more quenched and has looked visibly brighter in the morning. There's no sticky, slimy, greasy, or oily residue. I haven't noticed any new breakouts, nor should I since it claims to be noncomedogenic."
This hair removal device works to remove peach fuzz from the face with a small rotary razor. Turn it on, press it up gently to the skin, and massage in a circular motion. It will remove hair and lightly exfoliate the skin so your makeup applies smoothly and evenly.
If you're in the market for a new diffuser, try this newly released Amazon pick. It's designed especially for use with essential oils. Simply take your favorite oil (don't miss our handy guide to choosing the right one for you), add a few drops, plug it in, and you'll be practicing aromatherapy in your own space. It even has soft LED lights for a calming visual aspect.
Charcoal teeth whitening is all the rage on Instagram. This fine black powder is meant to be applied directly to the teeth to lift and dissolve surface stains for a brighter appearance. It's 100% natural and vegan. Plus, it tastes like spearmint, which means you can avoid the strong chemical flavor of other teeth-whitening products.
These tiny circular stickers are meant to be applied directly to a blemish. The hydrocolloid patches absorb the pimple's gunk to help clear the pore quicker than it would naturally, while also preventing you from picking and touching (and thereby irritating) it. These so-called "acne stickers" are another K-beauty fan-favorite skincare product.