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20 cult-fave beauty products for head-to-toe gorgeousness — from $5

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Purple hair mask, lip mask, callus remover
Treat yourself to fab tresses, luscious lips and pretty pedis for less at Amazon. (Photos: Amazon)

Hello, Beautiful! Just checking in to remind you that you do not have to shell out big bucks to Big Beauty to look your most gorgeous. Savvy shoppers have found a slew of transformative, high-quality products for next to nothing at Amazon, and they're baring all in their reviews. We've rounded up everything from do-it-all products that solve wrinkles and pimples to luscious lip masks — and a slew of cult faves you never knew existed (shout-out to the electric callus remover and peach-fuzz eraser). There's nothing here over $36 — and you can even score some gems for as little as $5. So stop paying up and see what all the fuss is about.

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Paula's Choice

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting Salicylic Acid Exfoliant

$13 at Amazon

Treat blackheads, large pores and wrinkles all at once with this popular pick, designed for all skin types. Over 51,000 Amazon shoppers have given it a perfect five-star rating. Simply apply the leave-on exfoliant after your usual cleansing/toning routine.

"Better than Botox!" said a five-star fan. "It has taken 5 years worth of stress and wrinkles off my face in 3 days. Another grateful shopper who called it a "miracle in a bottle," added: "I have every skin issue you can think of: rosacea, acne (hormonal, cystic, whiteheads, blackheads), dehydration, excessive oiliness, redness, all of it. I’ve spent probably thousands ... nothing I’ve ever used, nothing I’ve ever done, has made such a profound difference in the appearance of my skin...It has seriously changed my life!!!"


Laura Geller New York Spackle Skin Perfecting Primer Makeup with Hyaluronic Acid

$22$36Save $14
$22 at Amazon

A moisturizer and primer in one, this stuff readies your face in one step. Heck, you may not even need to add foundation after this, shoppers say.

Fans on Amazon applaud it, including one happy shopper who wrote: "Excellent primer! I am 55 years old and I have tried everything to get rid of the fine lines under my eyes. Finally, I found a primer that I put on before my powder foundation and it doesn't settle into fine lines. I look younger! It's very lightweight but it works."

Even everyone's favorite Nanny, Fran Drescher, is on-board: "It keeps my makeup looking bright and beautiful all day long," she gushed.

Medix 5.5

Medix 5.5 Retinol Anti-Sagging Treatment

$16$20Save $4
$16 at Amazon

Sag no more! This fan-fave neck cream employs the critical anti-aging ingredient retinol (vitamin A) and the antioxidant ferulic acid to revive skin that's getting a bit crepey.

Infused with natural antioxidants like black tea, aloe vera and chamomile, this treatment contains no alcohol or parabens and is vegan and cruelty-free. Nearly 20,000 fans swear by it: "This lotion is amazing!" reports one gung-ho customer. "Works immediately on dry and aging skin. I use this every day — great scent and amazing results."

Says a fan in their late 60s: "It certainly tightens up the turkey skin on one's neck. I also use it on the back of my hands, as it makes 'onion skin' disappear...It lasts a long time even with daily use."

Mighty Patch

Mighty Patch Original Hydrocolloid Acne Pimple Patch

$13 at Amazon

Over 76,000 fans are obsessed with this No. 1 bestselling pimple zapper! Place a sticker on the spot and it'll gently pull out the pus. They come 36 to a pack!

One floored five-star fan wrote: "I do not claim to understand the science behind these tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick."


Baimei Jade Roller and Gua Sha Set

$7$10Save $3
$7 at Amazon

Roll away stress, puff and lines and revitalize your skin with this jade roller/gua sha set. If you are a Prime member and if you click the on-page coupon, you'll get the deepest discount.

One fan shared before-and-after pics and raved: "Works wonders. I was on the fence about buying this but so happy I decided to buy it. Within 5 days you can already see a difference in my jawline from using the gua sha. It is relaxing and debloats my face after a long day. I typically use it morning and night time some facial oil! It’s a must-get...!"


Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Berry

$24 at Amazon

Up your beauty-sleep game with an overnight lip mask that makes your lips kissably soft. (It works for us!) Infused with nourishing vitamin C and antioxidants, the fragrant Berry formula removes dry, flaky skin and softens lips.

A little tub of this pucker perker-upper sells every three seconds, the company says, and it has more than 11,000 five-star fans. One happy shopper wrote: "My lips were cracked, dry and peeling and nothing was working to make them feel hydrated. I tried this... and I’m so glad I did! My lips felt instantly better — like a dehydrated body taking a sip of cold water after working all day in the hot sun — totally quenched and happy! It’s thick but not sticky, and there is a lot of product included. It’s mostly sheer and glossy but with a slightly pink opacity to it that makes lips look evened out and really beautiful — would make a lovely daytime gloss as well."


Pritech Electric Feet Callus Remover

$21$26Save $5
$21 at Amazon

Callus removers have gone electric, and apparently it makes quite a difference! At least this design does, fans say. This powerful waterproof tool (also available in pink and black) safely scrubs away dead skin to reveal smoother feet without all the elbow grease. Be sure to click the on-page coupon for a deeper discount.

"Wow! Who needs a pedicure when you have this?!" wrote a fan. "My feet haven't been this smooth in years. I used the gray file and it removed all of the thick calloused skin on my heels and other areas and my feet feel great. Highly recommended. Best purchase I've made in a long time."


Tinkle Eyebrow Razor, 6 Count

$5 at Amazon

A whopping 72,000+ shoppers swear by the Tinkle not only as an eyebrow razor but also as a tool for dermaplaning and scraping away pesky facial hair. It's a No. 1 bestseller in two categories!

Shoppers adore this tool for brow-shaping/grooming, but there's more to it than meets the eyebrow. "Goodbye, peach fuzz!" wrote a makeup artist who uses Tinkle on her own face. "I wanted to get rid of the peach fuzz on my face that was only visible...when I would wear foundation and had to be mindful of brush strokes making the peach fuzz 'stand up.'...No irritation...I was easily able to remove the fuzz on my upper lip, chin, and on the sides of my face and jawline [and] clean up around my brows...My face feels SO smooth after I 'shave' and moisturize! My foundation glides on and looks so good! Also, the hair *doesn't* grow back thicker or darker or in greater quantity."

TruSkin Naturals

TruSkin Naturals TruSkin Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum

$22$30Save $8
$22 at Amazon

Designed to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, this plant-based serum combines vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, witch hazel and jojoba oil.

With 72,500 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon, this moisturizing serum is the most popular pick of this entire bunch. Writes one convert: “This really works. I am 56 years old and my face saw a lot of sun in my younger years. I’ve been using the vitamin C serum for about a month on my face, neck and back of my hands. I use it day and night...The quality of my skin is much improved — finer and more even texture, fewer fine lines and it has a nice glow. My neck and hand skin look way better too!”

LilyAna Naturals

LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream, Rosehip and Hibiscus Anti-Aging Moisturizer

$25$30Save $5
$25 at Amazon

The skin around your eyes needs extra TLC. This multifunctional cream works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce dark circles, brighten skin and add moisture. It's vegan, all-natural and made in the U.S.A.

"Best eye cream," claims one of the 18,400-plus five-star fans. "Great product! This cream helps reduce the puffiness and dark circles on my eyes. It also help reduce some wrinkles on my face. It does apply a little heavy so use small dots and apply more if needed! I highly recommend this cream over those super expensive ones. I love that it's fragrance free!"

Grande Cosmetics

GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum

Grande Cosmetics
$36 at Amazon

Messy mascara is not the only path toward long, lush lashes. Grade Lash is a once-a-day serum that puts vitamins, peptides and amino acids to work to maximize lashes in a matter of weeks or months. It's the No. 1 bestselling lash serum on Amazon, with over 24,000 five-star ratings and counting.

"Amazing," raves a five-star fan. "I love love love this stuff! It really works and I highly recommend it. I just ordered another three-month supply. I noticed a difference after about one month of using. My lashes are longer and fuller. Absolutely love this product."

Cali White

Cali White Activated Charcoal & Organic Coconut Oil Whitening Toothpaste

$12$20Save $7
$12 at Amazon

Whiten teeth naturally with this activated charcoal and coconut oil toothpaste. We know you care what goes in your mouth — and this minty whitening paste is vegan, fluoride-free, sulfate-free and made in the U.S.A.

One of the nearly 24,000 five-star fans wrote: "I developed some ugly coffee stains on my two front teeth earlier this summer. I could not get them off with regular brushing and they were making me very self-conscious. I found this product and, after less than a week, the stains are completely gone."

Aztec Secret

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

$15 at Amazon

If you haven't tried this all-natural calcium bentonite clay yet, you've likely been wondering what the hoopla is all about. Fans (there are over 49,300 as we type) use it as a deep-pore facial mask, body wrap, hair mask, bug-bite treatment, deodorant and more.

"Amazing skin de-GUNKer!!!" said a happy reviewer. "My face feels so clean and and free of oiliness. Also my skin looks brighter and smooth, not bumpy." Another megafan wrote: "Works amazing! I primarily used this for detoxing my arm pits (sounds weird, right? But you should seriously look into it.) I also slathered it on my face to pull out the impurities! I am 100% satisfied with this product!"


e.l.f. Monochromatic Multi Stick

$5 at Amazon

Presenting the only eyeshadow/lipstick/blush you need on the go. Amazon's No. 1 bestselling all-in-one makeup stick will help you keep that sun-kissed look all fall and winter long.

"Love this little multi stick!" wrote one of the 8,000 five-star fans. "A little goes a long way...I wanted something that was compact and portable, able to fit into a pocket or on-the-go makeup touch ups for cheeks and lips. I love this little stick! I got the rose color and it adds just enough color to my cheeks so it looks natural. A few dabs will do, and then blend it in. It's lightweight, sheer with a little shimmer and very convenient to carry around with you."


Anti-Thinning Biotin Shampoo & Conditioner Set

Pura D'or
$30 at Amazon

You don't have to sit idly by while your hair dwindles. This popular thickening shampoo/conditioner set — an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in THREE categories — is formulated with biotin and 17 DHT blockers to help.

This hair-thickening duo has earned top praise from 12,400 five-star reviewers. One of the many success-story reviews reads: "I have used both the shampoo and conditioner for 3 years. I am hypothyroid. Three years ago my hair washed down the drain constantly...My hair is returning like gangbusters but very curly because of my age….I always had straight, smooth hair. I no longer see bare spots on the top of my head."

If your tresses have been through the trenches and conditioner isn't cutting it, you may want to consider this pro hair-repair treatment. Some 66,000 fans say this is The One.


Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment

$30 at Amazon

If your tresses have been through the trenches and conditioner isn't cutting it, you may want to consider this pro hair-repair treatment. Some 66,900 fans say this is The One.

Shoppers are enchanted with this No. 1 bestselling hair mask. "MAGIC!!!!" gushes one. "I swear this stuff is made from Unicorns. I was doubtful, given that I have tried the gamut of hair conditioning treatments (yes, yes, I know this is NOT a conditioner, but a bonder) and all I have to say is WOWZA! After some really harsh processing...,my hair more closely resembled hay than it did actual hair and as the weeks went on, the breakage started getting worse. I tried this at my last feeble attempt to salvage my locks after a friend recommended it and I am BLOWN AWAY by the results! I won't lie and tell you my hair is back to it's normal state, but it is SIGNIFICANTLY improved. It is smoother, softer, and even has some of the weight back!"

Glow Recipe

Glow Recipe Mini Watermelon Glow BHA + PHA Pore-Tight Facial Toner

$15$16Save $1
$15 at Amazon

Formulated to hydrate and soothe skin while minimizing pores, this toner contains amino acids watermelon and cactus water, smoothing PHA and BHA and plumping hyaluronic acid.

When Drew Barrymore sang the praises of this blissful-smelling, pore-tightening toner — "Loving this stuff!" — we tried it and fell for it too. As have 1,900 Amazon shoppers, apparently. One thrilled five-star reviewer attests "my skin has a glow and looks plump," adding that the toner "smells delicious."


Bold Uniq Purple Hair Mask

$30 at Amazon

Beautify blonde and gray hues with this rich, nourishing hair mask. The purple mask helps neutralize brassy and yellow tones in hair while conditioning dry, damaged hair. It's cruelty free, too!

Some 29,500 fair-haired fans are wild about the difference this makes. One happy customer raved. "I put this on my hair for five minutes and not only did it remove almost all of the brassiness and rust, but it also nourished my hair in the process instead of drying it out like other purple shampoos/masks that I have tried beforehand."

Maybelline New York

Maybelline New York Sky High Washable Mascara

$10$13Save $3
$10 at Amazon

Volumizing, lengthening, defining, curling, this popular mascara is designed to do it all. And you won't have to scrub that delicate eye area to get it all off. Perfect.

Lashes thin with age, but TikTokers seem to have found the fountain of youth in the form of mascara. This $10 tube has an incredible number of five-star reviews — more than 69,800! Not only do they love it for its lengthening power, but they say it's just as good as designer brands.

"I was looking for a cheaper alternative for Benefit Roller Lash mascara which was my fave until I tried this Maybelline Sky High mascaras," wrote a beauty enthusiast. "It is just as good and more affordable. I originally bought these to be an everyday mascara and save my more expensive mascaras for going out but I seem to just stick to using the Sky High waterproof for my going-out looks as well."


Olay Facial Cleansing Brush

$17$27Save $10
$17 at Amazon

This widely loved tool not only cleans your face, but primes your skin to better absorb your favorite anti-aging moisturizers and serums. The exfoliator comes complete with two brush heads.

It's time to stop using a washcloth on your face: Amazon's No. 1 bestselling facial cleansing brush is down to just $17 right now! And over 20,200 Amazon shoppers have given it a five-star rating. Very much like the popular, more expensive Clarisonic Facial Cleanser, this gadget combines a brush with vibrations to lift dirt and oil from your skin to reveal a soft complexion — but Amazon shoppers say it goes above and beyond what it's designed for.

"I did not expect for this brush to remove my nose blackheads so well," wrote one rave reviewer. "I have very dry skin that tends to get DULL quite often. It is the reason why I bought this product, because I thought perhaps a deep cleanse/exfoliation in brush form would help, and it sure did. My skin looks and feels amazing."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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