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I Discovered These Beauty Products on Amazon—And Now They're Staples

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My Amazon order history is varied and robust. From kitchen gadgets and socks to popcorn and jewelry, I mean it when I say I've fallen victim to the black hole that is two-day shipping. Naturally, as a product devotee, I find myself perusing Amazon's beauty section often—filtering through everything from beauty tools to makeup sets, and endlessly reading reviews. And, when I'm in need of a refill, Amazon seems to always come to my rescue.

Here's the thing: The products I've discovered during these nights spent perusing are both effective and far cheaper than my usual favorites. So, I felt it imperative to share them with you. Below, find 15 products I discovered on Amazon that have made it into my everyday routine. You're going to love 'em.

Eos Shea Butter Hand Cream ($3)

Eos Shea Butter Hand Cream

I love those little egg-shaped lip balms, so I expected Eos wouldn't disappoint in the hand cream department. This one makes my hands feel hydrated sans greasiness, and is available in five delightful scents (the pomegranate raspberry is my favorite).

Milk + Sass Macaron Hairbrush ($13)

Milk + Sass Macaron Hair Brush

I pretty much get stopped every time I whip this nifty hairbrush out of my purse, as it's handy and also extremely adorable. I love that it features a pop-on, pop-off case, a mirror, bristles that actually detangle, and a compact design. Plus, they make for a great stocking stuffer come holiday season (I like to plan ahead).

Pacifica Coconut and Charcoal Underarm Detox Scrub ($15)

Pacifica Coconut and Charcoal Underarm Detox Scrub

I discovered this underarm scrub on my quest to find the best natural deodorant (more on that later). This is the ideal first step to making the transition, as it detoxifies clogged pores to help get your under-arm skin back to its natural state.

Unplugged Beauty Cordless 1" Curling Wand ($99)

Unplugged Beauty Cordless 1 Inch Curling Wand

I had one of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments when I discovered this gem of a curling wand. It's battery-powered and rechargeable and holds a charge for up to 40 minutes. I use it for travel, at the gym, and everything in between.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner ($7)

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner

I used this mask for years when I was a teenager—so, when I rediscovered it on Amazon, I instantly added it to my cart. Guess what? It offered up the same silky-smooth hair it gave me in high school. It only takes three minutes to work its magic and leaves my hair smelling like a tropical vacation.

Lapcos Aqua Sheet Mask ($14)

Lapcos Aqua Sheet Mask

If there's one skincare product I'm willing to experiment with, it's sheet masks. This K-Beauty line is available in several varieties (charcoal, aloe, collagen, and more), but my particular favorite is the aqua bundle. I love it for its vitamin-rich formula of deep sea water and plankton extract.

Juno & Co. Microfiber Velvet Sponge ($8)

Juno & Co. Microfiber Velvet Sponge

I'm always weary about beauty sponges—nothing has ever come remotely close to my beloved Beautyblender. That is, until I discovered this more affordable alternative. Its texture is incredibly soft and non-abrasive, and it blends my foundation perfectly without eating up all my product.

Bliss Hot Salt Scrub ($15)

Bliss Hot Salt Scrub

I was in need of a body exfoliator replenishment when I discovered this one by Bliss (a brand I find unequivocally offers high-performance products while maintaining accessibility). I was looking for something that could slough away dead skin without leaving my body parched, and this one delivers on all fronts. Plus, it transforms my shower into a spa with its zen-like eucalyptus leaf oil.

Tom's of Maine Prebiotic Deodorant ($8)

Tom's of Maine Prebiotic Deodorant

I'd almost given up on finding a natural deodorant that actually worked, until I came across this one (and it's available in three scents). It goes on clear and blocks odor for 48 hours, and while it doesn't necessarily prevent wetness (because it's aluminum-free), it ensures I smell good. Since I don't sweat much, this is my go-to winter deodorant.

Rikans Foot Rasp ($10)

Rikans Foot Rasp

When I came across this foot rasp, I was sure I somehow landed in Amazon's "Kitchen and Dining" section (it seriously looks like a cheese grater). But I was soon met with excitement as I read that it was meant for sloughing away dead skin on the feet. The 4000+ five-star reviews won me over and my crack-free, smooth heels keep me coming back for more.

Sol By Jergens Sunless Tanning Towelettes ($20)

Sol By Jergens Sunless Tanning Towelettes

I love using these handy towelettes on days I want to look tan but don't feel like going through the entire self-tanning process (because yes, it is a process). These wipes boast a tropical scent (think passion fruit and coconut water), and give a subtle sun-kissed glow that genuinely looks natural.

Nooni Overnight Lip Mask ($20)

Nooni Overnight Lip Mask

I won't lie, it can be difficult shelling out $20 on a lip mask, but this one is worth every penny. As someone with chronic dry lips, I was sold after reading the reviews (some claimed it to be life-changing). It's made with apple water (to gently exfoliate), shea butter (to moisturize), and mint extract (to seal in hydration).

Aveeno Scalp Soothing Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Shampoo ($7)

Aveeno Scalp Soothing Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Shampoo

Since I only shampoo my hair two to three times a week, it's prone to build-up. I was on the hunt for a sulfate-free clarifying shampoo that would deep clean my roots but wouldn't dry out my ends. And then I discovered this one. Its main ingredients are oat and apple cider vinegar to help sooth the scalp and add volume, and my hair feels clean after using it (but not dry).

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash ($5)

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash

This is a plant-based brand thtproves you don't have to sacrifice affordability for chemical-free products. This paraben-free body wash boasts a fresh coconut scent and leaves my skin feeling cleansed and smooth.

Sun Bum Moisturizing Tanning Oil, SPF 15 ($18)

Sun Bum Moisturizing Tanning Oil, SPF 15

This product fits the perfect SPF bill, as it contains broad spectrum SPF (so it protects from both kinds of UV rays), and a moisturizing formula as an added bonus. I make sure to reapply every 45 minutes to make sure I'm fully protected.

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