You order practically everything else from Amazon, so why not skin care? After all, many of your favorite moisturizers and cleansers probably cost a pretty penny elsewhere. If you aren't exactly sure about what kind of essentials you should stock up on, we spoke to some experts about all of the best serums, sunscreens and hydrating creams you can find on Amazon for a pretty good price. Below are 10 skin care steals you should add to your cart the next time you're stocking up on supplies.
"This Neutrogena serum contains stabilized retinol with proven stability and penetration into the skin," says Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Its low price point and proven effectiveness make it one of the best-kept secrets for treating aging skin, he says.
"When it comes to moisturizing during the colder months, I encourage my patients to buy the biggest bottle (at the cheapest price) of fragrance-free moisturizer and use it right after every shower," says board-certified dermatologist Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD. "One of my favorite brands is Lubriderm, which is available in value sizes on Amazon."
"Anyone that has been to a dermatologist probably already knows that we love petroleum jelly," says Ilyas. Studies have shown that routine daily use of an emollient from birth can reduce the chances of developing eczema by as much as 50 percent, she adds.
"My go-to brand to recommend for patients with lots of skin allergies or sensitivities is Vanicream," Ilyas says. This affordable product line is great in that it has no dyes, no lanolin, no formaldehyde, no fragrances, no parabens and is gluten-free, she adds.