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I'm over 50 and test anti-aging products for a living — here's what I'm buying from Amazon's Big Spring Sale

From the best vitamin C serum to a neck cream that actually works, here are the finest current Amazon deals we've found.

The Amazon Spring Sale includes mega deals on anti-aging products. (Amazon)
The Amazon Big Spring Sale includes mega deals on anti-aging products. (Amazon)

Buying anti-aging products is always tricky, our decisions are often based on little more than panic — and hope. Even if you research ingredients and brands, and even after you scroll through hundreds of reviews, it can still feel hard to know which creams, serums, face oils and beauty tools will truly work for you. Skincare is personal and highly subjective; when shopping Amazon deals —or any deals — there are no rules to follow and no guarantees. In my experience, the most famous skincare brands are rarely the best (though sometimes a viral sensation/famous neck cream actually works). I'm over 50 and I test literally hundreds of anti-aging beauty products a year; some of the highest quality skincare I've tried has come from unknown brands and unlikely places, often for a fraction of the cost. This week, Amazon has some stellar deals on products I've tried and loved — here's what I'm picking up at Amazon's Big Spring Sale.

The worst thing you can do to the sensitive skin around your eyes (besides baking it in the sun) is to rub your eye makeup off in a way that is rough and abrasive. These ultra-gentle micellar water wipes are alcohol and paraben-free; they remove concealer, mascara and eye shadow in a flash while cleansing and soothing skin. They're excellent for camping or any kind of travel or just at home on nights when you feel particularly lazy. 

$9 at Amazon

Last year, Regimen Lab, a peer-reviewed skincare brand, shared a video comparing Nivea's Creme with the ultra-pricey luxury brand La Mer and found the two use the exact same base ingredients. The biggest difference? La Mer costs hundreds of dollars and Nivea is just $12. Today, if you have Amazon Prime, you can score the versatile, highly moisturizing cream (you can use it on your face, body and hands) for 20% less than its already affordable price.

Save $3 with Prime
$9 at Amazon

Face rolling is a facial massage technique that's been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation, giving skin a plumper, more radiant and younger-looking appearance. The most popular face rollers are made of jade, but I prefer rose quartz versions like this one, which stay cooler to the touch. Apply a serum or face oil first, which will allow the roller to glide more easily. Used in tandem, some believe the roller will help your products better sink in. 

$13 at Amazon

Beauty of Joseon is an ultra-popular Korean brand known for its effective, affordable skincare. Its most famous product is the sunscreen Relief Sun but this eye cream is equally great. It's made with retinal, which studies show reduces the appearance of fine lines, along with niacinamide, for extra skin soothing and hydration. With this current under-$15 deal, Revive Eye was at the top of my Amazon spring sale list and is currently in my cart. 

$14 at Amazon

If you experience any under-eye weirdness (puffiness/dark circles/fine lines) I need you to run and buy these excellent patches posthaste. They're packed with skin-nourishing, wrinkle-softening, pigment-reducing ingredients like snail mucin, aloe, niacinamide and hydrolized collagen and their curved gold design adheres to skin easily and stays put once there. Pro tip: Store them in the fridge for an extra soothing/de-puffing effect.

Save $11 with coupon
$14 at Amazon

If you lived in New York in the early aughts, you're no doubt familiar with Bliss. The trendy beauty brand and Manhattan spa were cult favorites at the time — even Julia Roberts had a hard time booking an appointment. Since then, the Bliss spas have faded but the skin-care products remain standout: high quality and effective, like this vitamin C and tri-peptide serum which brightens skin and is gentle enough for use every day.  

$15 at Amazon

This truly amazing face cleanser works in two ways: You use the oil on its own for a gentle makeup remover and, when you're finished, add water and the product foams into the most luxurious face wash. An addition of hyaluronic acid, ceramides and amino acids means it cleanses skin while never stripping away moisture. It's my current favorite face wash — the way it works feels like magic. 

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$18 at Amazon

I've been using this multi-purpose "dry" oil for more than 20 years. A French pharmacy favorite, it's perfect when you need a little extra facial glow (swipe across your cheekbones) and it also works for taming frizz on your hair and for softening dry spots like elbows, cuticles and knuckles. It's not greasy and the smell — which is like a Spanish almond grove — always makes me feel expensive and rich.   

$20 at Amazon

The most brutally honest beauty experts I know always say the same thing: you don't need a drawer full of fancy creams to create an effective anti-aging routine, you just need a quality sunscreen, retinol and a moisturizer you'll use every day. Enter Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, a silky, hydrating cream that's kept French women's skin soft and supple for nearly 70 years. It's lightweight, innocuously-scented and absorbs into skin fast. More than 20,000 Amazon users give it a full five stars and it's such a beauty staple in France it's often sold out. 

$29 at Amazon

Here are two absolute beauty truths: 1. Retinol is clinically proven to be effective at softening fine lines and improving skin texture. 2. You don't have to pay a lot of money for it. 

This thin, watery serum from TruSkin is a perfect starter retinol with close to 5,000 positive Amazon reviews. Warning: Retinol can be initially irritating, during your first month of use, go slow and start low — just a couple of drops spread evenly over your face two to three nights per week.   

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$25 at Amazon

In just 10 minutes a day, this compact, highly efficient face steamer deeply moisturizes skin and not only unclogs your pores but opens them making your skin-care routine absorb better. The steam is especially soothing and relaxing — especially when you add a drop or two of a favorite essential oil and bring on the aromatherapy good times. Face steamers are a long-time aesthetician secret — most facialists use them — and you cannot beat this price.    

Save $11 with coupon
$31 at Amazon

The loss of thick, robust brows is a sad fact of aging but — luckily — there are solutions. I've had not one, but three aestheticians and brow waxers tell me that GrandeBrow is the best and most effective over-the-counter brow growth serum. It works within weeks to grow new brow hairs and keeps thinning brows fuller for the duration of use. The $73 price tag has kept me from purchasing it myself, but at this on-sale cost of $51, it's seriously worth a try.

$51 at Amazon

The skin on our necks is thinner and contains fewer oils than the skin on our faces, which is why it ages first and more rapidly than, say, our foreheads and cheeks. Most dermatologists believe quality products containing key ingredients like peptides can condition and hydrate delicate neck skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and crepey-ness. This neck cream by Strivectin is pricey for sure, but it's also one of the more effective products on the market — it's gone viral on Tiktok several times and has thousands of rave reviews on Amazon where customer after customer claims it diminished their neck wrinkles and tightened skin overall.  

$119 at Amazon

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