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These 13 cult-favorite beauty products are on sale at Amazon, starting at just $5

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Twenty bucks goes a long way in Amazon's beauty section. (Photo: Amazon)
Twenty bucks goes a long way in Amazon's beauty section. (Photo: Amazon)

The number of beauty products out there is dizzying. Some claim to erase wrinkles, others promise long lashes, but not all of them deliver on those claims. When we find something life-changing that follows through on its promises, we want to share it with the world. And so do Amazon shoppers — when a beauty product with enough five-star reviews to give them cult-favorite-level status, it’s worth a second look — especially when it's on sale.

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We’ve sifted through Amazon’s beauty section for under-the-radar products on sale and have the reviews to back up the hype. Scroll down for the cult-favorite beauty products at Amazon that are on sale — and they're all under $20

Medix 5.5

Medix 5.5 Retinol Body Lotion

$17 at Amazon

This cream employs the critical anti-aging ingredient retinol (vitamin A) and the antioxidant ferulic acid to revive skin that's getting a bit crepey.

Almost 8,000 five-star reviewers on Amazon credit this lotion with restoring elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and crepey skin. Infused with natural antioxidants like black tea, aloe vera and chamomile, this anti-sagging cream contains no alcohol or parabens and it's vegan and cruelty-free.

"Hot Grandma — no more crepey skin!" raved a five-star fan. "I have tried SO many products for the crepey skin on my upper arms. They’ll moisturize and make my skin soft, but the wrinkles remain. This one actually works. The wrinkles diminished greatly after only a couple of uses."


Kiss Products, Inc. So Wispy Lashes

$8$8Save $0
$8 at Amazon

These false lashes are made with 100% human hair and the kit includes a silicone tool for easy application.

Lashes thin as we age and there's no mascara that can make them look quite as good as they did in our youth. But false lashes can and these So Wispy Lashes are a shopper favorite with more than 10,000 five-star reviews.

"I LOVE THESE LASHES," raved one delighted shopper. "I just started getting into longer lashes a year ago and these were a blessing of a start for me. They made my eyes stand out with out doing too much. Great for beginners they don’t fall apart with tweezers I use duo glue (green) so ofc they stick. And I barely notice them half the time. Easy to clean I stick them between two cotton pads of rubbing alcohol the lashes stay in one piece and stay curly."


$5$6Save $1
$5 at Amazon

This eyeshadow pencil comes in 16 different shades.

If you're tired of eyeshadow dust polluting your makeup bag, it might be time to transition to an eyeshadow pencil. The color goes on soft and creamy with no mess. This one is a fan-favorite with more than 27,000 five star reviews. And have you checked out that price?

'"I had this on my 'makeup to buy' wishlist for like 3 years," wrote a five-star fan. "Finally the other day on impulse I was like I have five bucks I’m buying it. Well… My life has changed for the better and let me tell you I wish I had done it so much sooner. It brightens the inner corners of my eyes and adds a pop of highlight to my Cupid’s bow and brow bone in a way that would make you think I was a 22 year old super model, rather than a 44 year old house painter. People are so captivated by the gleam that they barely notice my butt sagging so this has taken the place of my gym membership. It’s brought me closer to finding love, I’m pretty sure."

CeraVe Retinol Serum

$16$18Save $2
$16 at Amazon

This retinol serum promises to help skin look more even-toned, smoother, and brighter. It's designed specifically to help improve post-acne skin and refine skin texture over time.

Formulated specifically for post-acne skin, this retinol serum promises to refine skin texture over time. It also claims to minimize pores. With an army of nearly 20,000 five-star fans, this is a product worth checking out.

"I suffered from terrible acne for my entire adult life and after undergoing a very harsh treatment with my dermatologist, the acne disappeared but I was left with deep scars, dry skin (it was oily before), ultra sensitivity to pretty much anything and dermatitis," reported an acne sufferer. "I tried a bunch of products and nothing helped, most things left me with a pretty nasty rash, even stuff that was designed for sensitive skin. I decided to make the switch to Cerave and now I couldn't be happier with the results! I made every step of my routine a Cerave product and I can really see the results! I was really depressed because of my skin but I finally got my confidence back!"


Soft Touch Feet Peeling Masks

$14$26Save $12
$14 at Amazon

This foot peel mask comes in a set of two. They're formulated with a blend of botanical extracts to slough away the dead skin on your feet and repair cracked heels.

Wearing flip flops and sandals in the summer can wreak havoc on your feet, but the cold dry weather of winter doesn't do your feet any favors either. Fortunately, this set of feet peeling masks can help get that soft skin back, no matter what the season is. You slip these on your feet for an hour and in two weeks, the dead skin flakes away to reveal the supple feet you've been missing. There are more than 11,000 rave reviewers who get behind this feet-saving treatment.

"Wow," shared one shocked shopper. "I'm always skeptical when I purchase health/beauty products like this and usually end up with lackluster results. But with this I'm impressed! I can't decide if I'm grossed out or amused but this product is worth more than any pedicure you can receive if you're wanting to rid of dead skin. I had a special event the following week so made sure I soaked my feet everyday to hurry the peeling process. Used the foot mask on a Sunday; no peeling on Monday; minimal peeling on Tuesday and then it was a poppin peelin party on Wednesday. Buy it people!"


Batiste Batiste Dry Shampoo

$16 at Amazon

Use between washes to instantly refresh your hair, no water required. The classic fragrance has subtle hints of powder, lavender, and musk.

No time to wash your hair? No problem. More than 7,000 five-star reviewers use Batiste Dry Shampoo between washings to instantly make their hair feel clean and fresh with added body and texture.

"My hair is blond, not too fine, but not very thick either," reported a satisfied customer. "It does get greasy really fast, and anyone who has blonde hair knows what that is like! It works great with blonde hair because you can barely see it once it goes on, but once you brush it through you'd have no idea it was even used. It masks the grease (don't ask me how!) so well."

Maybelline New York Tattoostudio Brow Pomade

$9$13Save $4
$9 at Amazon

This pigmented and waterproof pomade is buildable, lasts for 24 hours and comes with a dual-ended brow applicator.

Brows thin with age and if yours were patchy to begin with, meet this wonder pomade from Maybelline. It helps you fill in your brows where hair growth is sparse or patchy to give the illusion of full eyebrows. It even comes with a dual-sided applicator brush to help you sculpt your brows. More than 8,000 five-star reviewers have already filled in their brows.

"I just turned 73 and my brows have thinned and I have some gray ones," wrote one rave reviewer. "I've used a lot of different pencils and liquids and this is my favorite in just trying it out today! Perfect color for a woman of a certain age who is blonde and used to have naturally dark brows. I don't want them that dark anymore but I need a blonde that is a on the taupe side, that doesn't have any orange pigment. I love this color and the way this product easily goes on, fills in the brows and covers the gray hairs. I highly recommend it!"


$8$10Save $2
$8 at Amazon

This waterproof liquid eyeliner has an ultra-precise tip for a defined finish every time.

For a flawless, perfectly defined eye, Amazon shoppers can't get enough of the Epic Ink Liner from NYX. It gives you long-lasting results with its waterproof formula and a well-defined finish with its precision tip. Nearly 49,000 five-star reviewers rely on this liquid liner to face the world.

"My go-to eyeliner used to be the tattoo liner by Kat Von D. But of course at $20+ for a liner that I used regularly it just wasn’t affordable," wrote a satisfied budget shopper. "I decided to give this a shot about a year ago when I went to a water park. This eyeliner is ridiculously water-proof. Of course if you rub your eyes it’ll come off but if you leave it as is it’s fine. And when you reapply it doesn’t do that annoying layering most liners do. It’s become my absolute favorite liner to use and it’s super easy to get the perfect line. I can’t recommend this enough. It’s been with me through water parks, hot summer days, rainy days, excessive sweating, and those emotional moments. It’s a heckin’ great liner for the price point!"

KISSIO Lip Plumper Set

$16$20Save $4
$16 at Amazon

This lip plumper uses peppermint as a natural enhancer to make your lips look fuller.

Thinning lips come with age, but you don't have to get injections to give them a boost. This lip plumper contains peppermint to give your lips a little more volume and it uses vitamin E to keep them soft. More than 5,000 five-star reviewers are already feeling the effects!

"I’m older now and my lips were thinning," shared a delighted shopper. "After using this product for a week my lips are back to being full and feel great. Product needs to be used on clean lips and expect a slight burning sensation the first few times of use You get used to initial feel and your lips calm down quickly. My lips stay full all day long. Excellent price too! Highly recommend."


L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour

$7$9Save $2
$7 at Amazon

This $7 tube of lipstick comes in 49 different shades.

The $7 price tag is enough to add this tube of lipstick to your cart, but it's the 19,000 five-star reviews that will convince you to buy it in bulk.

"I love this lipstick. It is cheap, moist, color is perfect and best part is that L'Oreal doesn't use animals to test their products," wrote a happy shopper. "I spent so much money on high end lipstick and I like this better and I can get five of these compared to one of the high end brands. I bought four different colors. If you are one to mix your colors these blend really well."


L'Oreal Paris Collagen Face Moisturize

$9$11Save $3
$9 at Amazon

For day or night, this moisturizer provides intense hydration for skin to help to fill in lines and wrinkles.

If you’re mourning the loss of collagen and elasticity in your skin, this collagen day and night cream from L’Oreal may just be your new jar of youth. It claims to give your skin an intense dose of hydration to restore its youthful bounce. With more than 22,000 five-star ratings, Amazon reviewers back up that claim.

"I have used this moisturizer for [what] seems like forever," shared a loyal user. "I'm now in my mid 80s and people that don't know me think I'm in my late 60s or early 70s. They always ask me what my secret is and I tell them about this moisturizer. I use it morning and night."

Neutrogena Tinted Facial Moisturizer

$10$12Save $2
$10 at Amazon

This tinted moisturizer contains sunscreen and retinol to both protect and rejuvenate your skin.

This is the tinted moisturizer that does it all! Not only does it moisturize and even out skin tone, it also contains retinol to increase collagen production for tighter skin. On top of all that, it contains sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. More than 8,000 five-star reviewers are already enjoying the benefits. One shopper liked it so much, he stole a tube from his girlfriend after a scuba diving trip.

"I don't even notice I put anything on, not even that ugly white residue look from normal sunblock," he shared. "It even gave me a bit more of an even complexion. Of course, I am not giving her the satisfaction of knowing how much I like it at this point but I am definitely not complaining about it which I know she can see right through. However, at the end of a full day on the beach and realizing how well it worked I cave and acknowledge her undeniable wisdom. At the end of the trip I snag the tube with a full on backstory ready of how it mysteriously ended up in my bag. This is my second tube. The end."

TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum

$20$30Save $10
$20 at Amazon

Designed to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, this formula contains vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, witch hazel and jojoba oil.

Vitamin C serum has been getting a lot of love in the last few years, and with more than 68,000 five-star reviews, Amazon customers are particularly fond of TruSkin’s serum. It features its namesake Vitamin C along with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to reduce signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Expect brighter, firmer skin — and a lot of compliments. “This product saved my skin,” is the ultimate praise one Amazon customer gave it. Maybe it’ll save your skin, too.

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

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

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  • Sperry Women's Crest Vibe Linen Sneaker

    $45$60Save $15
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  • Bio-Oil Non-Comedogenic Skincare Oil for All Body Types

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  • Olly Undeniable Beauty Gummy for Hair, Skin, Nails

    $12$20Save $8

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