HGTV Editors' Top Amazon Beauty Picks Under $20
Looking for an in-the-know stocking stuffer for a BFF who loves beauty? We've road-tested these products as favorite beauty picks.
COSRX Pimple Patch
I'm a huge fan of the K-beauty trend, and that includes these hydrocolloid patches for those annoying time-of-the-month blemishes. For less than $5, you get 24 thin, clear patches in three different sizes. Simply apply to a freshly-washed face (before toner and moisturizer) to expedite the healing process. Get some beauty sleep and say bye-bye, pimple.
Buy It: Amazon, $4.94
TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum
I have melasma and am always in search of more natural products to help brighten my skin. This gentle, plant-based serum helps with collagen production by blending vitamin C, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and other active botanicals. It's designed to target the most common signs of aging like fine lines, dark spots, brightness and firmness. Plus, you can apply it day or night, so it's safe to wear under makeup.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.99
Wet Brush Pro
Detangling can be a headache, literally. But this curved and flexible brush makes removing knots a breeze. You can even cut down drying time since the vented design brings in more airflow. (The vents make it easier to clean, too.)
Buy It: Amazon, $9.20
Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Refreshingly Clean Towelette
These clever individually wrapped towelettes infused with witch hazel are great after a long flight—or just a long day—when you want to feel clean and refreshed but can't wash your face. The towelettes are oversized, so they have plenty of cleaning power and they leave your skin soft not stripped and tight.
Buy It: Amazon, $17.52
Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel
What can I say, I have unruly brows. Some brow fixers have too much streaky color but this clear gel is perfect for fixing my brows in place without gunky, mascara-like consistency. It's also super affordable and lasts forever.
Buy It: Amazon, $6.29
Neocell Super Collagen
After trying a sample of this powder you mix daily into water or tea, I noticed a definite difference in my nails, which seemed stronger and my hair which also felt fuller. Collagen is vital to skin and hair health and now I'm a believer that supplements can help. I prefer this powder in the berry lemon flavor, but it isn't consistently available on Amazon. But with a product that works this well, I would take whatever I could get.
Buy It: Amazon, $14.64
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact
I hate the feeling of cakey powders, but this light, delicate powder that goes on translucent feels absolutely weightless on my skin and helps to absorb oil.
Buy It: Amazon, $8.59
DHC Olive Corn Body Scrub and Polish
I have yet to find a body scrub that leaves my skin feeling as ultra clean and soft as this one. Free of environment-wrecking microbeads, this scrub instead uses corn cob powder to gently exfoliate while also moisturizing—a pretty neat trick. I felt the difference in my skin the first time I used it.
Buy It: Amazon, $16.63
Shiseido Pureness Oil Control Blotting Paper
Cursed with oily skin, shine is my constant companion. But these oversized, very absorbent oil blotting papers are the ideal remedy and leave only the slightest trace of powder in their wake, making my skin feel fresh and looking matte. Yes, they are pricey, but they seem to last forever and think of all the money you're saving on powder.
Buy It: Amazon, $16.72
When rolled back and forth across the skin, high-quality, titanium micro-needles smooth bumps, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and more. The process allows your skin to soak up moisturizers and serums much better. Plus, it’s super easy! After washing your face, roll back and forth, using gentle pressure, four to five times in each direction. It comes with a plastic case that's perfect for sanitary storage and travel.
Buy It: Amazon, $12.99
Charcoal Peel-Off Mask
If you enjoy peeling dried school glue off your fingers (me!), then you'll love this peel-off mask. The activated charcoal cleanses your skin and removes impurities and blackheads. Your skin will feel squeaky clean and fresh after less than 10 minutes (and a satisfying peel-off session).
Buy It: Amazon, $14.99
LED + Magnifying Countertop Makep Mirror
Twenty-one built-in LED lights are perfect for a seamless makeup application no matter the time of day. Plus, three mirrored panels provide magnification and wide-angle views. Power it up via USB or AAA batteries.
Buy It: Amazon, $16.99
Silicone Mask Applicator Brushes
This reviewer sums it up best: "It's a product that I didn't know I needed until I got it!" The super-flexible silicone tip makes applying masks a smooth and even process. Plus, these brushes are incredibly easy to clean.
Buy It: Amazon, $4.97 (Set of 2)
NYX Matte Makeup Setting Spray
This lightweight makeup setting spray applies a smooth, matte finish to a freshly-made-up face. (Make sure your mascara is dry before spritzing.)
Buy It: Amazon, $7.19
12-Piece Bamboo Makeup Brush Set
If you enjoy experimenting with makeup or you're new to the beauty world, then pick up an affordable brush set that's filled with all the essentials. The soft, synthetic bristles make application of foundation, eyeshadow and powder a super-smooth process.
Buy It: Amazon, $9.99