Remember the good old days when you could go to Sephora and swatch lipsticks and blush? Or wander the aisles of Trader Joe’s and take one (or five) samples? In quarantine, those days have been put on pause. But here at Well+Good, it’s kind of our job to swatch or sample the latest-and-greatest products the wellness world has to offer in every sphere from beauty to lifestyle to food. This year, we put hundreds of products to the test—and these nine skin-care buys, snacks, and lifestyle must-haves are the ones with slashed prices as part of Amazon’s Prime Day Sale.
As you shop Amazon Prime Day sales on October 13 and 14, these buys will help you give yourself a scalp massage, find the vitamin C-hyaluronic acid combo you’ve been looking for, and stock your pantry on a budget.
9 Amazon Prime Day Wellness Buys You Don’t Want To Miss
1. Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips, $28 (originally $45)
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If I learned one thing from my devout teeth-whitening phase in high school, it’s that Crest Whitestrips work. While a box of 20 treatments will usually cost you almost a Ulysses S. Grant (that’s who’s on the $50 bill, by the way), Amazon Prime Day will let you snag those strips for less than $30.
Shop now: Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips, $28 (originally $45)
2. Adjustable Cell Phone Stand, $9 (originally $12)
Well+Good lifestyle writer Mary Grace Garis purchased this phone case in peak Zoom fatigue, and she swears by it. “While I’m sure any phone stand for a desk will fit the bill… there’s a reason I sought this one, specifically: It’s affordable, its rotational abilities ensure that I won’t have 20 double chins when dialing in someone real cute, and it’s pink,” writes Garis. A compelling argument made even more so by the fact that you can now save $3 on way better virtual happy hours.
Shop now: Adjustable Cell Phone Stand, $9 (originally $12)
3. TheFitLife Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles, $40 (originally $51)
You know that feeling when you turn a corner on a hike and find yourself at the bottom of a gnarly hill? That’s where trekking poles come in. After all, there’s nowhere to go but up.
Shop now: TheFitLife Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles, $40 (originally $51)
4. 2-Pack Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, $8 (originally $9)
Everyone knows that the best part of any haircut is your stylist’s scalp-massaging skills. This tool—on sale today for $9 for a two-pack—brings that joy to your bathroom at home.
Shop now: 2-Pack Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, $8 (originally $9)
How to give yourself a full scalp treatment at home:
5. InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C, $7 (originally $15)
Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most hydrating ingredients you can massage into your skin, but a good one can really burn a hole in your pocket. This $7 addition will be like a big gulp of water to your skin without the financial #regrets.
Shop now: InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C, $7 (originally $15)
6. Reusable Paper Towels, Washable Unpaper Towels, $15 (originally $17)
Going paper towel-free is one of those things that sounds really intimidating, but isn’t so bad in practice. Buy this $15 10-pack of bamboo paper towels today and you can save yourself thousands of paper towel bucks in the future.
Shop now: Reusable Paper Towels, Washable Unpaper Towels, $15 (originally $17)
7. Apple AirPods Pro, $199 (originally $249)
I’ve raved about the Apple AirPods Pro here and here. But one more time for the people in the back: These noise-canceling headphones are well worth $249 and you can snag them for $50 off on October 13 and 14.
Shop now: Apple AirPods Pro, $199 (originally $249)
8. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder, $35 (originally $50)
This cult-favorite collagen brand sources their collagen only from grass-fed and pasture-raised cows. Each serving packs about 11 grams of protein, so stir this into your morning cup of coffee and enjoy an extra energy bump with your caffeine.
Shop now: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder, $35 (originally $50)
9. Oatmega Protein Bars, Variety Pack, $19
These oat-based protein bars are the perfect grab-and-go snack for a day of hiking. Just stuff a few in your backpack and you’re good for miles and miles.
Shop now: Oatmega Protein Bars, Variety Pack, $19