15 amazing skin care products you can afford on a budget
Who said you have to spend big bucks to get quality skin care products? If you’re looking for items to add to your skin care routine on a budget, look no further than Amazon. By now we’re all aware that you can get pretty much everything on Amazon, but how many people scroll the the skin care section? Amazon has a massive skin care catalog that contains some gems that not only deliver results, but are affordable as well. Here are 15 of the best skin care products you can afford on a budget.
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Vitamin C is great for the skin, as It promotes collagen production and helps your skin appear youthful. TruSkin Vitamin C Facial Serum is an antioxidant serum that helps promote the skin’s response to aging. This includes brightness, wrinkles and dark spots. The formula consists of vitamin C blends with botanical hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, witch hazel and jojoba oil. This is a plant-based formula that is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and GMOs. TruSkin says you can use this serum day or night.
If you keep up with the world of skin care, then you’ve seen tons of people using a jade roller. Jade rollers can sculpt, firm and tone the skin, boost circulation, smooth fine lines and provide other “anti-aging” benefits. Suibobo’s jade roller is 100% natural aventurine jade stone. And it claims to deliver all those benefits and rejuvenate your skin without any chemicals or irritants. A jade roller also allows skin care products to penetrate the skin better. When using the roller, move it from the center of your face upwards and outwards towards your lymph nodes.
Like a jade roller, a gua sha is a tool used to improve lymph circulation, sculpt the face, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and more. STARR’s hand crafted gua sha face massager promises to detoxify and give you a “natural face lift.” On top of that, STARR says their product can help with chronic pain and reduce inflammation. Unlike the jade roller, a gua sha is more aggressive on the skin and applies much more pressure, which some claim produces better results. If you want a gentler tool that’s easier to use, stick to the jade roller, but pick up a gua sha if you want it to work deeper and you have more time to spare. Use the gua sha in upwards and outwards motions on the face.
Bio-Oil is a skin care holy grail that has helped many people improve their skin’s appearance. This is an affordable serum that you can use to diminish the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. If you have dry and rough skin, this could be a great product for you. It claims to hydrate the skin and lock in essential moisture without clogging pores. The formula contains natural oils such vitamin A oil, which promotes the formation of new collagen. There are also vitamin E, chamomile, sunflower and lavender oil. These are all anti-inflammatory and promote healthy skin.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch is an FDA approved way to get rid of unwanted blemishes. These patches absorb the pus of whiteheads and help acne flatten. They contain an A.D.F hydrocolloid dressing that protects the affected area and keeps it moist, ensuring it heals faster. Each pack contains 24 patches in three different sizes. They’re hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested and free of parabens and sulfates. To use, COSRX says to cleanse the area around your problem spot, and then placing a patch bigger than the pimple on top of it.
Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay has earned many fans over the years because of its acne clearing abilities. Reviewers say it’s the world’s most powerful facial for its ability to remove the impurities from deep within the skin. The pore cleansing mask has 100% natural calcium bentonite clay. It’s not only great for facials, but you can also use it for:
- Body wraps.
- Clay baths.
- Foot soaks.
- Hair masks.
- And more.
Aztec Secret suggests mixing the clay with equal parts raw apple cider and/or water. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, or 5-10 minutes if you have sensitive skin.
Many people use makeup wipes on a daily basis not only to wipe off beauty products, but also debris like dirt and oil. Neutrogena’s makeup wipes are some of the best on the market. These wipes claim to remove makeup and cleanse the face all at once. Neutrogena promises these wipes are strong enough to remove waterproof makeup products as well. These are great wipes that will clean your face while also remaining gentle on the skin. The face wipes are ophthalmologist-, dermatologist- and allergy-tested, and use an alcohol-free formula.
If you have oily skin, fining a sunscreen that doesn’t make it worse can be frustrating. Luckily, La-Roche Posay Anthelios Clear Sunscreen is for those of us with oily skin. The sunscreen is oxybenzone-free and provides broad spectrum SPF 60 protection. This sunscreen also “absorbs pore-clogging oil, even in heat and humidity.” La-Roche Posay recommends applying this sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure.
If you’re looking for an instant skin refresher, Mario Badescu’s rosewater facial spray might be the product for you. The formula contains fragrant herbal extracts and rosewater. These give a pick-me-up to dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. You can use this product anywhere at any time. But is ideal for dry environments. According to Mario Badescu, the spray is safe for all skin types, as it is gentle and non-irritating.
Dermatologists designed CeraVe’s eye cream to reduce the appearance of dark circles and undereye puffiness. This cream promises to brighten, hydrate and smooth the under eyes, while not leaving a greasy finish. Like all CeraVe products, this cream contains three ceramides that help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. It also contains hyaluronic acid to keep the skin’s moisture, and niacinamide to soothe the skin.
This witch hazel is gentle and formulated to cleanse, tone, moisturize and balance the pH level of the skin. Thayer’s toner uses certified organic with hazel, aloe vera, and rose water. The rose water cleanses your pores and gives your skin a natural glow. Thayer stays away from alcohol, so you won’t need to worry about the formula drying out your skin.
If makeup wipes aren’t your thing, Bioderma Sensible H20 Micellar Water might be a great alternative for you. This product removes makeup, cleanses and soothes the skin. According to Bioderma, this product is good to use for any type of skin, including sensitive skin. The micelles in Sensible H20 are like the skin’s natural composition that is comfortable on the skin. The non-sticky formula is does not contain alcohol, parabens or oil.
This three pack of Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy will take care of that uncomfortable dry lip feeling. Some lip balms aren’t the best at moisturizing dry and cracked lips. But Vaseline’s product ensures to lock in moisture so your lips feel better over time. Vaseline Lip Therapy contains petroleum jelly, and has a light rose fragrance. Not only does it moisturize your lips, it also leaves behind a sheer pink tint.
The base of every skin care routine is a cleanser, and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a great option for all skin types. This cleanser cleanses and soothes your skin daily. And its formulation is optimal for sensitive skin. The hypoallergenic formula is non-irritating, fragrance-free and pH balanced. According to the brand, you can apply this cleanser with or without water.
Ballon Blanc’s sheet masks are great to use when your skin needs a pick me up. The mask collection comes with 6 masks that include pure botanicals like honey, aloe, tea tree, egg and avocado. These masks deliver pore care, moisturization, skin nutrition, skin calming and skin elasticity. Ballon Blanc suggests using a sheet mask before applying night cream to feel a difference in the morning.