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1.Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel tackles dry skin and overspending ~head on~ thanks to its water-gel and hyaluronic acid formula that soothes even the most irritated skin. Not to mention it's great for wearing under makeup — so long, foundation dry patches. Tl;dr: you're about to flake on designer brands.
2.Rael Hydrocolloid Acne Pimple Patches drain your zits overnight so you can avoid picking or any of the other lovely benefits of a usually longer-lasting breakout. The best part: these impressive bbs get rid of acne faster than most complicated luxury routines.
3.Mizon Black Snail All In One Moisturizer Cream brings the rewards of the lauded ~black snail~ right to your fingertips. It won't be slow to show you why it's usually so expensive: minimized pores, cleared blackheads, and a brighter complexion are just some of what this brings to the table.
4.Bioré Witch Hazel Deep Cleansing Pore Strips use the power of witch hazel, tea tree oil, and menthol to easily draw blackheads, dirt, and oil out of clogged pores from your nose and forehead like a freaking magnet. Their formula will shrink and perk up your pores faster than you can regret buying $$$ products that do the same darn thing.
5.Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser acts as the only skincare step you need at the end of the day. It effortlessly removes even waterproof makeup, moisturizes, and deep-cleanses your pores — all at once. Oh, and saves you money. This face cream has already achieved more than I ever will.
6.CosRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Facial Cleanser starts your mornings off with some *perks* by combining tea tree oil and natural BHA to shrink pores and improve your complexion's evenness. Basically it tells harsher, pricier cleansers to clear out in the name of gentle treatment and fast results.
7.And! CosRX Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel ends the day smoothly. Its gel-cream formula of softening papaya fruit extract, inflammation-calming witch hazel extract, and healing and moisturizing allantoin gently removes makeup, dirt, and excess oil. Meaning your face will be comforted after a long day, and your credit card bill won't seem ~harsh~.
8.SkinFood Premium Avocado Rich Toner brings you all the benefits of toning, sans usual stressful spending. It boasts 10% avocado extract and oils to hydrate and lock in moisture — all to bring out brighter and healthier skin.
9.Found Volcanic Ash Pore Exfoliator leaves enlarged pores in the dust in one easy (yet invigorating) step. It naturally detoxifies and exfoliates with the help of volcanic ash, rosehip berry, and lactic acid to bring out a smoother, brighter complexion. Basically breakouts *and* overspending habits will be washed down the drain.
10.Mario Badescu Facial Spray combines aloe, herbs, and rosewater for a luxe mid-day pick-me-up through the power of ~misting~. It instantly hydrates, soothes tightened skin, and leaves you feeling a heck of a lot more relaxed than before you spritzed. You know what doesn't calm you? Big bills. Enter Mario.
11.CeraVe Renewing SA Body Cream needs only a few ingredients to cancel rough and bumpy skin: essential ceramides to restore natural hydration and salicylic acid to exfoliate and soften. AND it's all achieved with a few swipes. Farewell, inexplicably expensive body creams. Away with you.
12.Freeman Deep Clearing Facial Clay Mask is powered by manuka honey and tea tree for absorbing excess oil and clearing tough breakouts with a little ~sweet~ talk, but mainly by sternly telling pimples they need to show themselves out. Will both you and your savings be shining both literally and figuratively? YES.
13.E.l.f. Lip Exfoliator helps you kiss expensive lip masks goodbye in favor of this quick and easy exfoliating tool. Its combo of vitamin E, shea butter, avocado, grape, and jojoba oils both scrub away chapped puckers and nourishes to protect from future damage. Even your favorite lipstick could never.
14.Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask wages straight war on your tough (even cystic) breakouts, because it's time to show 'em who's boss. No matter how deep your acne goes, this mask will vacuum out clogged pores like there's no tomorrow. You know what will be there tomorrow? All the money you saved.
15.Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser gives you MAJOR bang for your buck with 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.
16.Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water confronts oily skin ~face to face~ with its specialty mattifying formula. It'll effectively remove makeup, purify pores, and cleanse excess oil in just a few swipes. If this were in a race with higher-end brands, it would be the hare...and the tortoise. It would just win.
17.Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel calms irritation and redness, fades acne scars, and even brightens your complexion in one quick step. Aloe and propolis, I declare you the winner over $$$ moisturizers with unknown ingredients.
18.Shea Moisture African Black Soap works overtime with its sidekick shea butter to fight acne all over: be it on your face, tuchas, chest, wherever. Strange that I've never heard of a $50 body wash that makes almost hundreds of people happy. Coincidence? I think NOT.
19.Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme boasts jojoba oil and vitamin E to drastically hydrate your chapped face, hands, or body practically overnight. AND! Its formula is still lightweight so you won't break out. There's a certain brand that rhymes with Shmiehl's that owes me $30.
21.Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask lets you enjoy a *treat yourself* moment without any buyers remorse and leaves 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.
22.Neogen Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon enlists the help of lactic acid, glycolic acid, and lemon, orange, and papaya extracts to do all of the ~heavy lifting~ for you when it comes to fading acne scars, unclogging pores, and revealing brighter and clearer skin. What else will fade: wasting money on pricey skincare.
23.Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream swoops in to save sensitive, irritated skin in need of some serious TLC. If overpriced acne brands, dry skin, and failed product sampling are wreaking havoc on your complexion and savings, put this on and go to SLEEP. Your nightmares will be over come morning.
24.Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller *smooths* over any tension you have with expensive eye creams — by telling you to toss 'em in the trash. This uses cooling caffeine, mint, and vitamin C to quickly treat dark circles and puffiness before you blink at its low, low price tag.
25.Tonymoly I'm Real Face Mask Sheet Pack triumphs as a cult-favorite among mask lovers, thanks to the wide variety included, their soothing effects, and surprising affordability. Each (all-natural) formula targets a different goal, from brightening to clearing breakouts so no matter what you're *covered*. Suddenly, feeling like you're at a spa can cost next to nothing.
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