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Time for a beauty refresh? These trending beauty gems are all on sale at Amazon — starting at $5

CeraVe, Neutrogena and more — score these fab finds for $20 or less.

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

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Used to diminish wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, this oil is packed with goodness like vitamins A and E, chamomile, sunflower and lavender oils.

$10 at Amazon
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Over 50-year-old celebrities like Kristin Chenoweth have been relying on it to give their skin a healthy glow for decades. Others in the spotlight, from reality royalty like the Kardashians (especially Kim) to actual royalty like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, also credit this product with keeping their skin free of stretch marks.

One of 36,000 reviewers calls Bio-Oil freaking amazing. "I use this stuff ALL OVER my body," she wrote. "It's great — it's lightweight so I don't feel like I just took a bath in a deep fryer. I can use it on my face without worrying about breaking out (like I often do when using coconut oil), and it leaves my skin soft and glowing ... It sinks in fast, so I don't leave greasy fingerprints everywhere. I can't stress enough how great this stuff is."

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.

$15 at Amazon

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 13,000 rave reviewers who get behind this foot-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 want to get rid of dead skin. I had a special event the following week so made sure I soaked my feet every day 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!"

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.

$19 at Amazon

From a young age, we're programmed to believe that unless we hide from the sun, we're destined for saggy, wrinkled skin. The conventional advice is to wear big hats in summer, and stay indoors midday — protect and cover. Turns out it's still possible to have beautiful skin as you mature. More than 19,000 Amazon shoppers credit a certain lotion with restoring elasticity: Medix 5.5 Retinol Cream with Ferulic Acid Anti-Sagging Treatment.

"I purchased [this] retinol lotion to help with crepey skin on my stomach after losing 103 pounds," shared a convert. "It drastically reduced how wrinkly my stomach looks in like a week and a half. This won't get rid of my excess skin, but it definitely makes it look firmer and less ugly."

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.

$14 at Amazon

Formulated specifically for post-acne skin, this retinol serum promises to refine skin texture over time. It also claims to minimize the appearance of pores. With an army of nearly 33,000 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!"

The VieBeauti Whitening Pen is free of the chemicals that hurt your gums in other products, and reviewers say it works instantly.

Save $14 with coupon
$16 at Amazon

If you’ve tried all the whitening strips, trays and tubes of toothpaste on the market, this one’s for you. The top-rated VieBeauti Whitening Pen 3-pack is on sale for just $17 when you clip the on-page coupon (was $30). These are designed to be more effective than anything you’ve tried before — but without the tooth sensitivity, money spent and hassle.

Countless reviewers mention that the results they saw with these at-home whitening pens were just as good as professional whitening treatments. And without the cost and hassle of a trip to the dentist.

"This worked better than a visit to my dentist!" raved one of the 26,000-plus reviewers who gave the pens a five-star review. "I like everything about this whitener. Easy to use, comes in threes so I can travel with one, and results are better than I had hoped!!

This hyaluronic acid serum promises to hydrate your skin without clogging your pores and make it feel silky smooth.

$16 at Amazon

Mature skin gets thirsty and this hyaluronic acid serum is that tall drink of water the internet raves about for your face. It's lightweight and gives your face a cooling sensation as it hydrates. With more than 14,000 five-star reviews, it might have the moisture your skin needs.

"As a 60+-year-old with dry sensitive skin, I am always needing something to give my skin more moisture," reported a rave reviewer. "This product is great. It accomplished that without leaving my skin feeling greasy."

With over 50,000 rave reviews from verified shoppers, this serum has a massive fan base — many of whom rave about how hydrated and bright their skin feels after use. 

$17 at Amazon

A serum loaded with snail mucin — aka snail excretion or slime — has been making the rounds on TikTok and in Amazon shoppers' carts, and for good reason. CosRx Snail Mucin Repairing Essence, made with 96.3% snail secretion filtrate, may sound bizarre and even medieval, but loads of women rave that it helps improve dullness and dryness.

"At 60 years old, I have tried a lot of products for skin care," shared one former skeptic. "I have not been more impressed with any product ... it has a light scent, you don't need to use a lot. My bottle is half gone after a few months. It has completely erased some old scars from some facial surgery. My skin is much more toned and wrinkles are minimized!"

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

$14 at Amazon

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 11,000 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."

This cream uses retinol, aloe vera and green tea to target the neck's fine lines and wrinkles.

$18 at Amazon

The Advanced Clinicals Retinol Cream is formulated to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It targets a sagging neck with gentle ingredients like chamomile, green tea and aloe vera. Plus, it has retinol — one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients out there. Amazon shoppers are soaking it up.

"This stuff means business," wrote one of over 30,000+ five-star fans. "I purchased the hyaluronic acid & retinol lotions to try to fight the appearance of cellulite on my legs. While I know that nothing will get rid of the cellulite, the hyaluronic acid formula is well moisturizing, and I noticed an immediate difference in how smooth my legs look."

Dump the clump! And say hello to naturally fuller-looking lashes.

$5 at Amazon

With mini tines, this tiny tool separates mascara-coated lashes in seconds, imparting definition to each individual lash. The result? A natural-looking, clump-free finish that will make everyone wonder if you're wearing eye makeup at all.

"My absolute favorite beauty tool!" reported a happy reviewer. "I love using this eyelash brush! I'm 68 and never used one before; had always struggled with clumps and lashes sticking together. Now I use this, it's simple and easily does the job! I love it!"

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

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