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    31 Cheap Skincare Products That Actually Deliver Results

    Because we deserve results for under $20.

    1. A bottle of Radha rosehip oil, because this'll require merely a few drops to tackle redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in-between. Reviewers use this before bed and wake up to ✨glowing✨, healing skin! Nothing will get in your way of clear skin again...not on this bb's watch.

    2. A jar of Andalou Naturals pumpkin honey glycolic mask so you can enjoy a *treat yourself* moment that will leave your skin brighter, smoother, and clearer, courtesy of vitamin C and exfoliating properties. All you have to do is sit back and turn on Netflix.

    3. A Paula's Choice pore cleanser for employing ever-dependable salicylic acid to treat breakouts, reduce redness, and treat uneven skin tones by gently removing excess oil and dirt. Basically, as long as you remember to wash your face, you're on a ~clear path~.

    4. A Teddie Organics rose water toner spray to tell redness and oily T-zones to take a hike and leave you with a dewy, refreshed complexion that lasts allll day. You just have to spritz. The best part: it has a heavenly 🌹rose scent 🌹.

    5. A Mizon eye cream, because this'll use its whopping combo of collagen, raspberry extract, argan oil, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and MORE to brighten and deeply nourish your under-eyes. This just may become the most soothing part of your routine — with results that DELIVER.

    6. A hyaluronic acid toner so you can feel rewarded for remembering this important extra step. It hydrates your skin with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera extracts, stimulates collagen regeneration (which helps make your complexion bright and bouncy), and speeds up the healing of acne scars. Two extra minutes = big payoff.

    7. An Aveeno eczema moisturizing cream that'll soothe dry, itchy, and irritated skin with nothing more than oat, soy, kiwi, and blackberry extracts. A few swipes of this > expensive sessions of trial-and-error.

    8. A The Inkey List vitamin B, C, and E moisturizer for delivering an impressive dose of beneficial vitamins to make your complexion look and feel hydrated and smooth. Its main ingredients work to achieve four things: control excess oil, decrease redness, brighten dull skin, and reduce acne scarring.

    9. A La Roche-Posay gel face wash to STRONGLY encourage breakouts and excess oil to ~clear out~ with the help of salicylic acid. In fact, they won't really have a choice. All that will be left is your newly-found ~afterglow~.

    10. A hyaluronic acid serum, because this'll treat dry skin to this widely loved, holy grail ingredient...for cheap! A quick skincare lesson: hyaluronic acid is actually AMAZING for dry skin — it has *extreme* hydrating properties that drastically improve your complexion's softness, smoothness, and ability to retain moisture. Think of it as a one-stop journey to feeling soothed.

    11. A Glossier milky jelly cleanser so you can both gently refresh your face in the morning, and completely melt away makeup at the end of the day. It's soothing, nourishing, and perfect for sensitive skin — AKA dewy skin is just around the corner.

    12. A set of Nip + Fab glycolic cleansing pads that'll laugh in the face of alternative, overpriced peels by resurfacing new skin in no time at all, thanks to their formula of exfoliating 2.8% glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and a light moisturizer. Even if you're mid-breakout, these are gentle enough to tackle active pimples — and cost less than a dollar per pad.

    13. A Seoul Ceuticals serum for nourishing irritated complexions with a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. It'll reduce pores and breakouts, target discoloration, and make your overall complexion ~brighter~. I think this serum is already more productive than I'll ever be.

    14. A Tend Skin solution to shave your usual spending in half when it comes to nixing ingrown hairs and razor bumps ~in the bud~. When applied before waxing or shaving, it drastically reduces redness, irritation, and bumps — even in the bikini area!

    15. A FaceTory balancing facial cream, because this'll quickly calm redness and inflammation with its gentle combo of vitamins A and C, as well as artemisia extract. Not to mention, it *also* brightens your complexion so you're glowing in no time.

    16. A set of green tea oil-absorbing tissues so you can take blotting sheets one step further by absorbing excess oil, controlling shine, AND soothing irritated complexions with green tea. Under $15 and more refreshing than most high-end skincare? It has to be magic.

    17. A Hanalei sugar lip scrub that'll help you wish flaky, dry lips adieu by gently scrubbing chapped puckers with Hawaiian raw cane sugar *then* moisturizing with nourishing shea butter. I suppose you'll want to kiss this.

    18. A set of Avarelle acne patches (also available in extra large) for draining your zits overnight so you can avoid picking or any of the other lovely benefits of a usually longer-lasting breakout. Not to mention they get rid of acne faster than most complicated luxury routines.

    19. A La Roche-Posay foaming facial cleanser to a) get quite the bang for your buck (just look at the size of that bottle!) and b) wash off all your makeup, remove excess oil, and end the day with a fresh face in a few minutes flat. It's extra gentle, yet super effective!

    20. A set of Etude House sheet masks for quickly learning why these are already a favorite in Japan. Each formula is packed with natural ingredients to address different goals (i.e. pomegranate to help you glow, strawberry to brighten, and aloe to hydrate). And! They're super lightweight so you never feel sticky — just refreshed.

    21. A bottle of The Ordinary peeling solution to decrease excess oil (a probable cause of recurring breakouts) with a surprisingly affordable combo of glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid that need only ~10 minutes~ to treat acne, smooth your skin tone, and exfoliate oily skin layers.

    22. A set of Cosrx one-step toner pads, because this'll calm redness once and for all after merely a swipe. Its combo of green tea and witch hazel minimize pores, decrease excess oil, and soothe both redness and dehydration. Color. Me. IMPRESSED.

    23. A retinol serum (a fancy name for vitamin A) so you can balance your complexion, stimulate collagen, and fade hyper-pigmentation. If you've ever so much as sat in a dermatologist's chair you've probably heard of this ingredient, because it's so 👏 darn 👏 effective 👏.

    24. A double-sided exfoliating cleansing brush that'll take your skincare game up to a whole new level. It'll clear excess oil, remove dead skin cells, and deep-cleanse your pores — all while using your usual face wash!

    25. An Alba Botanica pineapple enzyme facial cleanser for DEFINITELY getting your money's worth thanks to pore-minimizing papaya and pineapple enzymes, *plus* acne-clearing exfoliants. Your skin will be brighter, your credit cards will be unscathed, and your bottle will last longer than most pricier alternatives.

    26. A Mario Badescu healing powder to both conceal and treat your acne at the same time. It doubles as a setting powder to absorb excess oil, but it'll also drastically reduce redness and irritation. Basically you can speak "pimple, what pimple?" into existence after putting this on under makeup.

    27. An e.l.f spot gel stick, because this'll help you treat surprise pimples with ~pinpoint~ accuracy. It uses a powerful formula of salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree, green tea, and aloe to not only nourish irritated skin, but dramatically reduce swelling and redness.

    28. A Bioré UV water-based sunscreen so you can FINALLY start including this very, very important step in your beauty routine. Sunscreen matters, people! Plus, its formula *also* leaves your skin feeling dewy thanks to hyaluronic acid, royal jelly extract, and citrus mix so you're more motivated to wear it.

    29. A bar of African black soap that'll fight breakouts ALLLL over (hello, surprise butt pimple) before you have time work yourself into a lather. Its combo of shea butter, vitamin E, and coconut oil work together to quickly wash those unwelcome zits down the drain.

    30. An I Dew Care overnight lip mask for treating your pucker to a rich buttery formula of cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamin C — all you have to do is sleep. Welcome to a world of waking up to wonderfully smooth lips.

    31. A Jivi moisturizer to enlist the help of exclusively all-natural ingredients to not only provide all-day hydration thanks to shea butter, cucumber peel, and aloe vera, but also protect you from the sun with SPF 12 mineral sunscreen. SO LONG, overpriced lotions. Come back when you learn how to multitask.

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