Our collective obsession with skin care doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. There’s always something new to try, whether it be a serum, an oil or a rich moisturizer. But an experimental beauty routine can get expensive.
We support splurging on luxury skin care products here and there, but not everything has to make a massive dent in your bank account. There are plenty of skin care brands out there that offer effective products ― many of which are natural, with a focus on using good ingredients ― at wallet-friendly prices.
Don’t believe us? Check out nine brands below that have affordable products you’ll want to add to (and keep in) your beauty routine:
Trader Joe's probably isn't the first place you think about when it comes to skin care, but the grocery chain recently introduced some gems, like this rose water facial toner
that sells for under $5. The store also sells facial oils and cleansers.
Sailor, a new line by Captain Blackenship, is even more affordable
than its parent company, which is already known for its natural, organic products at wallet-friendly prices. You can find it exclusively at Target
Cosrx offers a wide variety of affordable skin care products, including moisturizers, cleansers and toners made with ingredients like snail mucin and honey extracts. The brand's most popular product, though, seems to be these pimple patches, which cost $5 for a pack of 24. People really love them.
products are 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free and made without parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, silicone and petrolatum. The brand offers skin care, body care and hair care products, many of which are under $10, and a good selection of face oils, such as marula
, both of which are under $20. The Brilliant Brightening Day Cream is also beloved by commenters on Amazon
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has a lot going for it. Not only does the brand use organic ingredients, it's cruelty-free and committed to using the least amount of plastic possible for its Instagram-worthy packaging. MMT also makes monthly donations to organizations like The American Civil Liberties Union, The Bowery Mission and Born Free USA. Oh, and with products ranging from $5 to $48 (for an entire kit), your bank account will be pretty happy.
If you're a fan of plant extract-based products that won't leave you broke, Botanics might be for you. The brand, which was founded in the U.K. in 1995, prides itself on creating effective products with sustainably sourced ingredients for affordable prices. For instance, this rosehip oil will run you about $15, but many of the brand's other products (now available at Target) are under $10
If you're looking to amp up your sheet mask game, Peach Slices
has plenty of options for only $2.50. We're also fans of this citrus-honey aqua-glow moisturizer-serum hybrid -- it smells great, it feels light on the skin and it's only $11.99