Hairstylists, makeup artists, and skin-care experts hold their favorite products close to keep clients looking their best. Specifically though, we wonder about the Amazon beauty finds they can’t go on without.
Just think: while the pros have a vast beauty marketplace to source from, they certainly must have reliable (and affordable!) products that earn lasting spots in their kits or even personal beauty cabinets. We’re talking about things like easily recommendable face moisturizers and treatments to revive dull strands—all items that can get quickly shipped to your front door without too much hassle.
Celebrity esthetician Candace Marino, otherwise known as The LA Facialist, offers a bit of guidance when shopping for beauty products on Amazon: make sure you’re purchasing from an authorized seller. “Many reputable skincare lines are actually sold on Amazon through the brands' own storefront,” she continues. All in all, you just want to ensure you’re picking up the real deal, so as to not exacerbate any concerns and avoid potential irritation.
With that, here are the Amazon beauty finds eight pros shop again and again, just in time for Amazon Prime Day 2022.
Talika Eye Therapy Patch
Celebrity makeup artist Matin Maulawizada calls these eye masks a kit staple that he can luckily shop on Amazon when he’s unable to stock up in Europe. The reusable patches use a blend of botanicals and ceramides to reduce the look of dark circles and wrinkles.
CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd notes the CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion is one of her favorites. “I recommend it all the time for my patients with eczema and we use it as a moisturizer in my house too,” she says. “It contains ceramides which help to restore the skin barrier.”
iS Clinical Active Peel System
“This is the peel version of the cult-favorite Active Serum,” says Marino of this iS Clinical treatment. “These peel pads work to gently resurface the skin, improve texture, pores, fine lines, reduce pigmentation, brighten, and even out the skin tone. They have a cool tingly feeling upon application and leave you with the freshest, glowing complexion. I recommend these 1-3x a week depending on your current routine.”
Tangle Teezer The Ultimate Styler Hairbrush
“Good hair starts with healthy detangled hair. So I always stock up on my Tangle Teezers on Amazon,” pro hair stylist Clayton Hawkins says. “It’s great on wet and dry hair, plus it blends real hair with extensions better than any other brush.”
Natura Bissé Stabilizing Cleansing Mask
“Literally when I discovered this product, I couldn’t live without it,” pro makeup artist Dmitry Kukushkin says. “I use this mask for red carpet appearances and most important events. Skin looks like you went for a 2 hours spa session: extremely glossy, fresh, and tight—pores disappear. [It’s] also very great for exfoliating. The best!”
MDSolarSciences Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 40
What is board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jessica Weiser’s sunscreen of choice on Amazon? “This all-mineral sunscreen stick is sheer, lightweight, non-greasy and provides a smooth application,” she says. “I use this sunscreen daily for reapplication both indoors and out to provide excellent sun protection against both UVA and UVB rays, thereby preventing sun damage, sunburn, pigmentation, and accelerated collagen breakdown.”
Youthforia BYO Blush
“I have been loving Youthforia products like their color changing blush oil!” says celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendano. “It leaves the most healthy glow on all skin tones and types. It works with your pH level and gives you a custom flushed look. It’s cruelty free and clean!”
Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash
“Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash is a staple in my house. Almost everyone in my family has eczema so this is the only body wash we use,” Woolery-Lloyd notes. “I love that it is designed for sensitive skin and cleanses well without causing dryness.”
Unite Hair 7Seconds Detangler Leave-In Conditioner
“The first thing you put in your hair is most important, [as] it will absorb into your hair the deepest and last the longest,” explains celebrity hairstylist Graham Nation, whose product of choice is Unite Hair’s 7Seconds leave-in. “It’s lightweight, hydrating, and a protectant from the sun and the heat of your blow dryer.”