We did the research for you and selected the best beauty essentials to add to your cart

By Christina Butan
August 01, 2019 10:00 AM
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While Amazon Beauty is filled with some of our favorite must-haves from brands we love, it’s also home to tons of unassuming and under-the-radar products that might just change your life (or at least add a step to your beauty routine). You might’ve already grabbed a few sheet masks from its secret K-beauty shop or replaced your mascara with this tube that helps your lashes grow, but we know it’s hard to keep up with all the latest trends and best buys on the site.

That’s why every month, we’ll be highlighting what exactly you should be adding to your cart from the retail giant’s beauty section — spanning everything from products that became best-sellers overnight to that one game changer shoppers can’t stop talking about.

Below, see our picks for August, including Drew Barrymore’s new favorite sunscreen (it’s Environmental Working Group-approved!), and this Amazon favorite after sun lotion that will help soothe and moisturize skin after a day at the beach.

Sunscreen

We raved about Thinksport earlier this summer — the brand’s baby sunscreen, Thinkbaby, made it to the top of Amazon’s best-selling sunscreens list, and was deemed one of the safest sunscreens of 2019 by the EWG. And now, celebrities are taking notice of Thinksport’s safe sunscreen options. Drew Barrymore recently gave a shout out to its zinc sunscreen with SPF 50 in an Instagram video, where she raved that it’s her “new summer hero” because it’s reef-safe, doesn’t break her out, and absorbs easily.

Buy It! Thinksport Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+, $9.99; amazon.com

Deodorant Pads

If you tend to get pretty sweaty during the warmer months, you might be inclined to try out these deodorant pads. They contain 15 percent aluminum chloride — which is the highest level of antiperspirant available without a prescription — and claim to be able to reduce sweat for up to seven days. To use, press the pads firmly to dry underarms before you go to sleep (one pad is enough for both) and dispose. Dr. Sweat recommends applying them three times within the first week for best results.

Buy It! Dr. Sweat Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Deodorant Pads, $19.09; amazon.com

After Sun Lotion

In case you missed it, Amazon’s best-selling after sun lotion is just $4. If that’s not enough incentive enough to purchase it, the Hawaiian Tropic lotion is super hydrating, made with nourishing ingredients like aloe, shea butter, and papaya extracts, and will cool down your skin after a day in the sun. Shoppers love using it to soothe sunburns, plus, it can actually help preserve your tan.

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Buy It! Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion, $3.89; amazon.com

Face Wash

While you’re out and about enjoying your summer, all that sunny weather could be leaving you with sweaty, greasy skin by the end of the day. If you’ve ever tried a cleanser aimed at oily skin, you know that some can be super dehydrating and leave skin feeling tight — but not this foaming gel cleanser from CeraVe. The fragrance- and dye-free face wash is formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help keep your skin naturally moisturized, and won’t disrupt your skin barrier. Oil, makeup, and dirt are gently removed, without causing breakouts or irritation.

Buy It! CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, $13.59; amazon.com

Touch Up Razor

These simple (and super affordable) razors always seem to have a place in Amazon’s top three best-selling beauty products of all time. With over 1,200 five-star reviews, tons of Amazon shoppers love using the Schick razors to shape their eyebrows, remove “peach fuzz,” and even exfoliate dead skin. Plus, you get three razors for just under $4 — a budget-friendly solution for days when you just can’t make it to get your eyebrows done.

Buy It! Schick Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Facial Razor, $3.79; amazon.com