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27 Best Luxury Beauty Products You Can Shop on Amazon Right This Second: Oribe, Tatcha, GHD

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While higher price points do not always directly correlate with efficacy, it’s no secret that some expensive hair- and skin-care products are truly worth the cost. Even with dedicated research, affordable alternatives to luxury formulas may fall short. As a result, you may very well get caught in the cycle of buying burnout, essentially throwing away bottles of ineffective products (and your money) in the process. 

If you’re interested in investing in your skin-care and hair-care routines, there are several standout products you might want to consider. R+Co Bleu Vapor Lotion to Powder Dry Shampoo is a dry shampoo with a grease-absorbing formula that’s so innovative that it was awarded a 2022 Allure Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award. Far from your typical drying lotion, the Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Mark Fading Gel addresses signs of post-acne scarring and discoloration in as little as three days. 

The TL;DR: when we say that something is worth the splurge, we mean it. That’s why we’ve curated a list of expensive-but-worth-it winners from the Allure Best of Beauty Awards — all available on Amazon with Prime shipping, so they’ll arrive in time for any last-minute gifting needs. 

Luxury Skin Care on Amazon

Coola Dew Good Illuminating Serum Sunscreen SPF 30

Tatcha The Texture Tonic is an exfoliating treatment that manages to be effective and gentle, enlisting the help of fruit AHAs (derived from apple, grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime, hawthorn, and jujube), niacinamide, Japanese mugwort, and wild rose to visibly soothe irritated complexions. This is especially fantastic if your skin errs on the dry side, as it manages to clarify pores without eliminating natural oils. 

Get glowing with Coola’s Dew Good Illuminating Serum Sunscreen SPF 30, a luminous alternative to greasy, heavy, and white-cast-inducing formulas. Packed with hyaluronic acid for hydration, this silky serum provides a shimmery finish for a lit-from-within look. 

iS Clinical Active Peel System

Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Mark Fading Gel

iS Clinical Active Peel System is an at-home, two-step peel system that rivals expensive spa treatments. Step one cleanses and treats with sugarcane, witch hazel, willow bark acid, and orange, lemon, and apple extracts; step two provides hydration with tripeptides. The result? Reduced fine lines and a brighter, smoother complexion. 

Rich in niacinamide, Kate Somerville’s EradiKate Acne Mark Fading Gel tackles all post-acne concerns. It diminishes scarring, neutralizes texture and tone, and helps prevent future breakouts with salicylic acid. Bonus: it’s gentle enough to be used morning and night and a fast-absorbing consistency means this won’t stain or rub off on pillowcases.

StriVectin Hyaluronic Tripeptide Gel-Cream

RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

A 2019 Allure Best of Beauty Award winner, StriVectin’s Hyaluronic Tripeptide Gel-Cream has a dual-phase formula that targets signs of fine lines, dryness, and puffiness. The cooling gel phase contains hyaluronic acid and peptides to deeply hydrate skin, while the cream phase contains niacin and vitamin B3 to strengthen the delicate area.

With a combination of biotin, peptides, lipids, and glycerin, RevitaLash’s Advanced Eyelash Conditioner promises to give you longer, healthier-looking lashes. No wonder it’s a three-time Allure Best of Beauty Award winner and approved by royalty à la Meghan Markle.

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum

Butter London QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm

Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30 Face Sunscreen

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a vitamin C serum that works harder than Peter Thomas Roth’s Potent-C Power Serum. It contains 20 percent THD ascorbate, which is a super-stable version of vitamin C, as well as two antioxidants vitamin E and ferulic acid, to boost the effectiveness of the serum and allow it to absorb into skin better. This is all to say that this serum zones in on fine lines, uneven skin tone, and overall dullness in just a few pumps.

With constant hand-washing and at-home manicures comes increased chances of dried-out cuticles, so apply a layer of nourishing Butter London QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm to keep them conditioned and healthy. It’s infused with coconut and avocado oils, phospholipids, and vitamin E for moisture and free-radical damage prevention. 

Dermalogica’s Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30 Face Sunscreen goes on invisible and practically weightless, thanks to non-nano zinc oxide. With mushroom extract and antioxidant-rich green tea to soothe irritation and protect against free-radical damage, this sunscreen is a dream for sensitive skin.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

NuFace Precision Facial Toning Kit

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Brush

Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm dissolves makeup and grime in the most soothing way possible. Massage onto dry skin, taking extra time around the eyes, and you’ll find that the nourishing blend of elderberry, sweet almond, and starflower oils, in combination with Mediterranean algae, will leave your skin feeling extra clean, soft, and firm. In other words, your days of sleeping with makeup on are over.

Brighter, tighter, and smoother skin could be in your future if you use this NuFace Precision Facial Toning Kit regularly for about five minutes a day. After applying to the gel primer to clean skin, glide the NuFace Trinity device to temporarily lift your face via gentle, low-voltage microcurrents, which mimic your body’s natural electrical currents. They “stimulate energy production to drive the creation of collagen and elastin in the skin,” board-certified dermatologist Elliot Weiss previously told Allure. It’s like an exercise session for your face. There’s also an antenna-like attachment that targets the delicate area around your eyes and lips.

If you’re looking for a convenient way to reapply SPF over your makeup, we suggest brushing powder sunscreen over your face for minimal disruption. Colorescience’s Sunforgettable Total Protection SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Brush is one of our favorites, since it provides subtly tinted coverage, protects skin against environmental aggressors with antioxidants (like green tea), and keeps skin moisturized with hyaluronic acid. Just note that dermatologists recommend you still need to apply a regular, non-powdered sunscreen as your base.

Luxury Hair Care on Amazon

Oribe Hair Alchemy Resilience Shampoo

K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask (2-Pack)

Defy damage with Oribe’s Hair Alchemy Resilience Shampoo, an indulgent formula consisting of hyaluronic acid, chia seed, and bamboo leaf blend that strengthens and hydrates your hair without weighing it down. This sulfate-free treatment is excellent for damaged and color-treated hair, plus, the gold bottle adds a luxurious touch to any shower setup. 

Splitting up with split ends is easy when you have the assistance of K18’s Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask. This patented peptide product targets breakage caused by bleach, chemical treatments, and heat, reversing signs of damage while adding shine and bounce. Add one to four pumps (depending on hair length and thickness) in lieu of conditioning, wait four minutes, and style as usual. No need to rinse out. 

R+Co Bleu Vapor Lotion to Powder Dry Shampoo

Living Proof Instant De-Frizzer Dry Conditioning Spray

R+Co Bleu’s Vapor Lotion to Powder Dry Shampoo is a departure from the (sometimes dangerous) aerosol- and powder-based products that you typically see with dry shampoo. Awarded a Best of Beauty Breakthrough award for its unique formula, this has the consistency of a lotion when you apply it to your root before the ingredients disperse into a dry, powder-like form. Humectant glycerin, along with tapioca starch, arrowroot powder, and silica, quickly absorbs grease without impacting texture, feel, or shine. 

Living Proof’s Instant De-Frizzer Dry Conditioning Spray breathes new life into dull hair in-between washes. Thanks to a five-oil blend (including jojoba seed and moringa seed oils) that mimics the oils found in healthy hair, this mist replaces frizz with shine and soft, smooth texture. It also provides UV protection, so humidity won’t ruin your style.

Glow by Daye Satin Bonnet

A two-time Allure Best of Beauty winner, the GHD Platinum+ Styler has predictive technology that adjusts its own temperature to ensure your hair stays at an optimal temperature, which means stronger hair, more shine, and better protection for colored hair. Extra features include an automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes of non-use and a nine-foot cord for easy styling and reach.

There’s no going wrong with Glow by Daye’s Satin Bonnet: You look super cute while ensuring your hair stays dry in the shower or keeping your hair shape or protective style intact overnight. Allure’s staff editor Jihan Forbes is a fan and says it doesn’t slip off her head while she’s sleeping, which is due to an adjustable cord. Ultra-soft satin is the way to go to prevent bed head and to make sure your edges don’t get matted.

Luxury Makeup on Amazon

Stila Cosmetics Heaven’s Hue Highlighter

Joey Healy Luxe Brow Powder

Stila’s Heaven’s Hue Highlighter nails the combination of a lightweight, melts-into-skin formula with an illuminating-but-natural glow. The shade Kitten, in particular, imparts a shimmering nude pink that scored the brand a 2019 Allure Best of Beauty Award.

Joey Healy’s Luxe Brow Powder is essentially a cheat sheet for filled-in brows thanks to its waterproof formula, which seamlessly sculpts, defines, and fills in sparse patches. Strong staying power means each hair will remain in place through rain, sweat, and shiny T-zones; a shade range of Corduroy, Raven, Equestrian, and Tobacco (for red, strawberry blonde, and brunette hair) blend seamlessly. 

+Lux Unfiltered N°12 Bronzing Self Tanning Drops

Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick in #5

Fake a vacation glow with + Lux Unfiltered N°12 Bronzing Self Tanning Drops, a vitamin E- and hyaluronic acid-rich serum that lets you develop a tan over time. And thankfully, application doesn’t require specialized mitts, regimented shower schedules, or the funky odors associated with the usual self-tan products — simply mix a few drops in with your daily moisturizer, and et voila, radiance awaits.  

Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick in #5 achieves the impossible: it provides a matte finish that remains flake-free and lightweight, nixing the need to reach for a moisturizing lip balm after every application. And formula aside, prepare to swoon over the color — a pigmented pink-brown hue perfect for daily wear. 

Luxury Body Care on Amazon

Tata Harper Resurfacing Body Serum

Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant

Consider Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Body Serum a one-way ticket to visibly more luminous skin and a worthy splurge. The impressive ingredient list kicks off with an AHA superfruit blend featuring sugarcane and orange, to name a few, and white willow bark to speed up cell turnover provide gentle chemical exfoliation. Furthermore, there’s brightening kakadu plum, which is rich in vitamin C and plant-derived vitamin A oil that’s found in cacay oil softens and smooths.  

Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant is a great aluminum-free option that glides onto skin clear and doesn’t leave any pesky signs of residue as you go about your day. As a bonus, it has a refreshing herbal scent derived from eucalyptus and citronellal extracts to keep odors at bay.

Luxury Wellness Products on Amazon 

vVARDIS New White Enamel Ritual

Moon The Teeth Whitening Device

Molekule Air Mini+ is an indoor air purifier that uses an impressive filtration system to reduce airborne pollutants, zapping viruses, allergens, odors, mold, and acne-causing bacteria. The compact size makes this ideal for rooms up to 250 square feet while its whisper-soft sound means you’ll barely remember it’s there. 

You probably don’t associate dental-hygiene products with luxury brands but vVARDIS proves that you should. This New White Enamel Ritual kit stops cavities in their tracks and delivers a whitening effect without disrupting or irritating enamel, all with exquisite packaging. From the bamboo toothbrush and chic toothpaste packaging, to the glass decanters filled with mouthwash and a whitening treatment, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful way to brush and care for your teeth. 

Brighten your smile in five minutes with Moon’s Teeth Whitening Kit, an effective treatment that won’t irritate sensitive enamel and doesn’t require messy, goopy gels that similar products on the market do.  The process is simple: apply a peppermint-flavored dissolvable whitening strip, insert the waterproof device to activate the hydrogen peroxide, and wait five minutes. Repeat this twice a day for two weeks to whiten your teeth by up to 12 shade levels. 


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