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If you had to ask us, Amazon’s in-house skin-care brand Belei might just be the mega-retailer’s best-kept beauty secret. The paraben-free range is a dark horse of quality beauty products, and even feature bottles sourced from recycled materials — pretty compelling considering the price point.Prime Day 2020 may be just around the corner, but Belei’s getting a head start on the savings with an early-bird sale that you can shop right now. From now until October 11, you can score 20% off every Belei product, including the micellar water wipes, retinol-infused moisturizer, and charcoal face mask. The only catch? You have to be a Prime member to snag the discount, so make sure to check the coupon box before adding it to your cart.We’ve done a deep dive into the brand’s entire scope of products — serums, moisturizers, cleansing wipes galore — to bring you our honest feedback on what’s worth adding to cart. Whether you’ve got dry skin or are feeling extra oily, Belei has something for almost everyone. Study up before you make the purchase and see what our editors had to say about the entire line.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff—and, while we do receive commission from Amazon, all of the goods linked to on our site are independently selected and supported by our Shopping team.Charcoal Balancing Mask”I used this in the morning after washing my face. It has a nice consistency and went on easily. I’m wasn’t sure if I applied enough, but after 15 minutes I rinsed my face and my skin seemed smoother and brighter. I waited for a few minutes to apply moisturizer as a test — usually, if I don’t apply moisturizer immediately after washing my face, my skin starts to feel super dry and tight. But my skin actually felt really hydrated. I probably could have gotten away with not applying moisturizer at all, but I put on a little sunscreen because I was going outside. This was actually my first time using a mask, so I don’t have a lot to compare it to, but I liked it and would definitely use it again.” — Emily Ruane, Fashion Market WriterBelei Charcoal Balancing Mask, $, available at AmazonTriple-Peptide Eye Cream”I have super Sensitive — yes, capital S — skin, so was a bit nervous about swatching to a new product on my face (a place prone to eczema and perioral dermatitis). My initial reaction to this “triple-peptide” cream was that it felt light and rich without being overly greasy once applied to my under eyes. I echo the Amazon-reviewer chorus in the sentiment that a little does, in fact, go a long way. After a few days of use, I haven’t noticed any major brightening results as far as dark circles go…But, I also haven’t experienced any flareups or irritations from my forever moody complexion.” — Elizabeth Buxton, Lifestyle Market EditorBelei Triple-Peptide Eye Cream, $, available at AmazonVitamin C + HA Serum”I have dry skin that’s not usually prone to breakouts but needs lots of moisture to keep it in check. Vitamin E and botanical face oil are a part of my daily routine. I don’t currently use a serum but I do add a blended Vitamin C powder (from Vitabrid) to my moisturizer for skin brightening. This Belei Vitamin C + HA product is meant to be applied sparingly at night for brighter, hydrated skin. Even though I was only using a small amount, I did not love the feeling of it on my face. It left a slightly tacky feel, not luxurious or smooth or especially hydrated. It was alright since it’s meant to be added right before you go to bed, but I still wasn’t thrilled with it. After three weeks my skin didn’t look any better or worse for using the product. It barely had any scent (bonus in my books) and did not irritate my skin. Not a glowing review for this one — I’d say it’s just fine and likely better for someone who already uses a similar serum and might want to try out a new option at a lower price.” – Marissa Rosenblum, Senior Shopping DirectorBelei Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $, available at AmazonHydrating Facial Cleansing Wipes”These makeup wipes feel like velvet — super soft and feel much more luxurious than their $9 price point. Although they’re hydrating, these makeup wipes are very cleansing and have made my facial cleansing routine a breeze. They can also substitute your cleanser in the morning if you’re in a rush, but still want to feel refreshed and hydrated in one step.” — Amani Richardson, social media intern”Unlike the Belei Vitamin C + HA Serum, these I loved. They feel and act as an exact dupe to the more expensive Koh Gen Do cleansing spa cloths I currently use. I will absolutely be switching to these cheaper facial wipes from Amazon.” — RosenblumBelei Hydrating Facial Cleansing Wipes (Pack of 2), $, available at AmazonBlemish Control Spot Treatment”Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are two industry-standard ingredients for zapping zits, but Belei’s spot treatment was surprisingly gentle. While it didn’t irritate my skin — a huge plus — it also was perhaps a little too mild for anyone looking for an overnight solution. (i.e., me.)” — Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty & Wellness Market WriterBelei ‘Blemishes Be Gone’ Duo Skin Care Starter Kit, $, available at AmazonVitamin C Moisturizer”The moisturizer is very lightweight and it’s perfect if you’re someone like me, who has to layer on loads of sunscreen after applying moisturizer. The hyaluronic acid keeps my face feeling super supple, smooth, and hydrated. Dark spots and inflammation are my key skin concerns and I’ve also noticed gradual fading away of my acne scarring.” — RichardsonBelei Vitamin C Moisturizer, $, available at AmazonRetinol Refining Moisturizer”I typically don’t moisturize at night (I know, I’m bad), so I was excited to try this moisturizer! The bottle itself is super user-friendly and allows for easy application. The formula is soft, not too scent-heavy, and has been kind to my overly sensitive (and typically easily irritated) skin. I’m eager to see how continuous application will leave my skin.” — Katie Cruz, Associate Social Media EditorBelei Retinol Refining Moisturizer, $, available at AmazonMicellar Facial Cleansing Wipes”Like other Refinery29 beauty editors, I’m a big fan of micellar water wipes. As someone who is constantly swatching products at my desk and doing last-minute makeup changes in the morning (I’m indecisive when it comes to eyeshadow, okay?), I love a gentler face wipe, and this stuff definitely fits the bill. Plus, it easily removed a near-indestructible red liquid lipstick with minimal residue — the true test of any makeup remover.” — HoshikawaBelei Oil-Free Micellar Facial Cleansing Wipes, $, available at AmazonDark Spot Solution”I have some hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and chin as a result of acne scarring, so anything with “dark spot” on the bottle immediately has my attention. Belei’s serum was super lightweight and absorbed well, but over the course of testing, didn’t seem to do a whole lot for my skin. To be fair, hyperpigmentation can take years to fade (unless you pony up for in-office laser treatments with a derm), but other Amazon reviewers seemed to echo my hesitation on this one.” — HoshikawaBelei Dark Spot Solution Serum, $, available at AmazonBio-Complex Moisturizer”I normally use a face oil as moisturizer, so this was a new consistency for me. Water-based moisturizers tend to irritate my skin after having used an oil for so long, so I was pleasantly surprised when Belei’s did not. At all. While the consistency took some getting used to, I really did like the way this made my skin feel — super-hydrated, almost velvety, but not greasy at all.” — RuaneBelei Bio-Complex Moisturizer, $, available at AmazonOil-Free Face Moisturizer”I have oily, acne-prone skin, so I was initially a little nervous about the texture of this day cream, which is a bit thicker than I usually use. The opaque, white cream took a little blending before fully disappearing into my olive skin (I’m not about that ghostly life), but surprisingly didn’t feel greasy or heavy on, and SPF 50 is great for shielding my skin from UV rays.”— HoshikawaBelei Oil-Free Face Moisturizer, $, available at AmazonHydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum”This is a good basic serum. It’s lightweight and mild, but does seem to soothe and hydrate my skin. I personally like to wear it under makeup, or mixed into a foundation to sheer it out a bit.” — HoshikawaBelei Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $, available at AmazonFerulic Acid + Vitamins C and E Serum”This serum is awesome for skin-care beginners because it has brightening and hydrating ingredients that make it a great two-in-one product. I used it during the evening not expecting much the next morning, but I definitely felt like my skin looked plumper and a bit brighter when I woke up. I wouldn’t say this is the end-all-be-all serum, but if you’re looking for an affordable option that you can get delivered with free Prime shipping, this is for you.” — Hannah Bullion, Associate Social Media EditorBelei Ferulic Acid + Vitamins C and E Serum, $, available at AmazonBlemish Control Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Wipes”I’m not a huge believer in facial cleansing wipes, mostly because I love a good double cleanse and find the act of washing my face to be somewhat calming. But having this in my bag pre-SoulCycle might have actually saved my life. Not only did it wipe away all my makeup, it left my skin feeling refreshed, and gave me peace of mind that my post-cycling sweat wouldn’t break me out *too bad*.” — BullionBelei Oil-Free Blemish Control Facial Cleansing Wipes, $, available at AmazonHold up, there’s more!All of our editors’ top Amazon Prime Day deals, right this way…Like what you see? 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Your newly laundered white towel tells no lie: sometimes, even though you’ve just washed your face, there are still trace amounts of dirt and makeup that get left behind. In other instances, maybe your skin just has that dry, too-tight-to-smile feeling that can come from some cleansers. Whatever the case, facial toners are the next step in any skin-care routine to help improve your visage before you even put on moisturizer. Done right, toners can moisturize, cleanse, and soothe, but this essential second step gets a bad rap because you might be choosing the wrong one. The key, then, becomes picking a formula that’s catered specifically to your individual skin type – and there are various, from gentle exfoliants to mild moisturizing waters and beyond. People with drier skin might benefit from a hyaluronic acid-spiked toner, for example, whereas oilier sets might see the biggest difference from one with AHAs (think: glycolic, lactic, or citric acids). No matter your skin type, the face toners ahead can help transform your complexion to its best-looking yet – and save you an extra load of laundry.
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