Amazon Belei Finds - Where to Save
Skincare sees its share of trends - whether that’s Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, or the newest mask. We love it and hope some trends are here to stay! Of course, one thing that will never go out of style is sunscreen. Gotta have that SPF! We were excited to see that Amazon created a new skincare line called Belei. Belei is cruelty free and also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and fragrance. We compared the products against some much more expensive names. We are not paid to do reviews.
Belei comes with a convenient pump, while the name brand is in a jar with a twist top. The name brand has a grapefruit scent, but Belei is unscented. Testers liked this for those with sensitive skin. The name brand is thicker in texture while the store brand is easier to rub in, but both feel just as nice after they are settled onto the skin. Overall, testers preferred the pump dispenser and the unscented formula of Belei and said they would be happy to switch! Buy our pick
If you are a fan of PCA, this may be a lower cost alternative for you. We like that both come in pump bottles and are serums that feel lovely on the skin. PCA smells a little like tea tree oil, while Belei has no scent. If you have sensitive skin, you may prefer Belei. We like hyaluronic acid for plumping the skin, and all testers said they would switch to save. Buy our pick
The main difference to note there is that Belei comes with a convenient pump while the name brand is in a jar with a twist top. They are both scent-free but the store brand seems to be slightly thicker in texture. Overall, we think this would be a great option for someone who is a fan of Peter Thomas Roth but wants to save on cost! We would make the switch. Buy our pick
Testers really liked the packaging of the store brand. It comes with a plastic top and a nice, convenient pump while the name brand has a twist top only. The name brand does have a pleasant lemon smell, but the store brand doesn't seem to have any fragrance so it just smells like sunscreen. The store brand does have a thicker texture, but testers thought the name brand was easier to rub into the skin. Overall, testers agreed this was a solid dupe and would make the switch. However, if you are a big fan of Supergoop! and love their smell, you might want to stick with that one. Buy our pick
While testers liked both Belei and PCA, we do not think these are dupes for each other at all. PCA is a serum, while Belei is a whipped cream. It reminds us of the Olay whips line. One dermatologist warns that whips can sting sensitive skin. That being said, Belei is scent free while PCA smells like spa botanicals. We don't think people who like serums will like Belei, but those who prefer creams should give it a try. Additionally, Belei comes in a jar while PCA comes with a pump. Stick with PCA
Amazon's Belei is $17.10 for 5 oz and Origins is $29.50 for 2.4 oz. Our testers think the Origins has a slightly more botanical smell, which they found pleasant. Belei is fragrance-free and may smell slightly earthier. Origins tingled on the skin and dried faster. It started to crack, and Amazon never fully dried or cracked. Both masks left skin feeling smooth and even. We think Belei moisturized a little better, which is a nice feature in a charcoal mask. Both testers would switch to save, given the pleasant feel of Belei. However, if you want a mask that dries and cracks, we suggest sticking with Origins. Buy our pick