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We all want to live our best lives, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle. Stress can lead to self-sabotaging habits disguised as creature comforts (we’re looking at you, pint of Ben & Jerry’s!), when what we really need is something nourishing.
In the era of self-care, we’re learning that embracing little luxuries and healthy habits is what it takes to keep our physical and mental health on point. And right now, this kind of maintenance is more important than ever.
Amazon is brimming with self-care pick-me-ups, from must-have massagers to cult-status creams and best-selling bedding. We pinpointed 10 of the site’s top-rated goodies. They’re are all budget-friendly — many are even on sale – but when it comes to how good they make you feel, they’re priceless.
Show your calloused feet some tenderness with Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling foot mask that uses gentle, plant-based ingredients to peel away layers of dry, cracked skin, restoring the baby-soft skin beneath. It might be just a tad gross to watch your tootsies molt like a snake, but the process is completely safe and pain-free.
More than 7,700 five-star reviewers are head over heels for this “freaky yet effective” at-home spa treatment. Save $3 with the on-page coupon.
Restore youthful elasticity to your face and neck with Lilyana Naturals’ nourishing, cult-favorite retinol cream. It’s packed with dermatologists’ most-recommended anti-aging ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, shea butter and, of course, retinol, so you know it’s the real deal.
“I'm a VERY picky retinol user,” wrote one fan. “I usually use a high-end organic product (aka: Origins) but thought I'd give this one a whirl given the reviews. I'm a convert now. I LOVE this product. It is so luxurious, never causes burning, peeling or redness. Truthfully, I think this is best retinol cream I've ever used.”
Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling satin pillowcase is a secret anti-aging beauty weapon that works while you sleep! The shiny, ultra-silky fabric is low-friction, so it minimizes hair breakage, tangles and frizz. The gentle textile also protects your face from those annoying sleep lines that can turn into deep wrinkles over time.
Save $5 right now on the dreamy product shoppers more than 100,000 shoppers adore and call “life-changing” and “so smooth and comfortable to sleep on.”
This massager is both a reader favorite and an Amazon top-seller — and right now it’s over 40 percent off. Give yourself a Shiatsu massage from the comfort of your couch with this groovy gadget that lets you adjust intensity and speed and uses eight deep-kneading nodes to work out your tension and soothe your aching muscles.
The ergonomic Naipo massager can be used practically anywhere on your body, including your neck, shoulders, legs and back. “I am completely in love with this massager!,” wrote one of more than 30,000 reviewers. “I have owned many types over the years but this one really gets the kinks out!”
Dial up the pampering with Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling aromatherapy kit. This healthy six-pack of essential oils has more than 68,000 near-perfect reviews, and the oils can be used in a diffuser, vaporizer, or bath. You can even dilute them with water and spritz your linens with fragrances of lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus and more.
“I am usually stressed out, and these have helped me so much,” wrote a reviewer. “I have a hard time falling asleep at night, and the lavender oil helps me fall asleep and stay asleep.”
Your smile should be radiant like the sun — but not the color of it! This top-selling whitening pen duo is ideal for brightening sensitive teeth without any pain, and it’s massively on sale at Amazon right now. It’s a cheaper alternative to in-office dental whitening — and it’s just-as-effective as removing wine, coffee and tea stains, according to its legions of fans.
““I did Zoom whitening in a dentist's office eight years ago and it takes so much time and costs a small fortune,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “I feel like this has a very similar result but in literally a fraction of the time and in the comfort of your own home.”
Foaming face washes and toners are all well and good, but how clean is your skin really? Make sure every iota of pore-clogging makeup and dirt is banished by using this exfoliating face brush daily. It’s great for any type of skin, especially mature skin, as it’s built to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
“I love how it gives me a deeper exfoliation and leaves my skin feeling smooth and looking radiant,” wrote a fan.
You know how absolutely indulgent it is when your hairstylist starts working that shampoo into your scalp? This little creature — available in a pack of two — lets you give yourself that blissful above-the-shoulders massage every time you wash your hair. It also helps boost circulation in your scalp, which is great for hair growth.
“I love how this brush makes my hair feel more full and my scalp more clean,” wrote a happy customer. Score this set of two for just $10 right now, and let self-care go to your head!
Sound sleep is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, improving everything from your mood to your blood pressure. Keeping your spine aligned and your neck supported is important for warding off aches and pains, too. This memory foam pillow is a dream come true — it’s comfy and breathable, so it helps you keep your cool all night.
“I've tried roughly every pillow in the book...but this one takes the proverbial cake,” reported a rested customer. “I've been sleeping on this about a week now and I've not woken up with a single headache, no neck pain, no back pain, no sweaty head....it's been outstanding.”
Anti-aging serums can feel like a luxury, but this only performs like a high-end skincare product. The potion, on sale for $30 (or 33 percent off), has fountain-of-youth ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, so it effectively banishes wrinkles and dark spots with consistent use.
More than 35,000 five-stay reviewers are impressed with what they see in the mirror. One fan even says they’re 40 years old but mistaken for 30 since using TruSkin. “My search for an amazing serum is finally over. I just purchased my third bottle and I am hooked!,” they wrote. “My skin looks flawless and I have been getting so many compliments about how great I look. My skin glows as if I just walked out of a spa treatment. A little goes a long way; the bottle usually lasts me about 31/2 months.”
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