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    25 Cheap Skincare Products On Walmart That Are Much Better Than Luxury Brands

    What do we want? RESULTS. How do we want it? For as cheap as possible tbh.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    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 β€” so long, foundation dry patches. Tl;dr: you're about to flake on designer brands.

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    Promising review: "I will buy a case of this stuff! This is for extra-dry skin, but I think it would help any skin type. It is non-greasy, which I love! You can feel the difference the first time you use it. It is purified hyaluronic acid, which acts as a sponge for dry skin cells. I would recommend this product for anyone with skin! It really helps!" β€”ZusiQ

    Price: $16.97 (originally $17.97)

    To learn more, check out "I Found The Best Face Moisturizer Out There, And It's Only $15".

    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.

    Each pack has 24 pimple patches in two sizes β€”Β 10mm and 12mm!

    Promising review: "The new packaging comes in a slim resealable pouch, instead of a box. For me, it's easy to carry as there are times by the end of a day I feel a breakout ready to erupt. These blend into skin tone very well and truly are almost invisible. Someone would have to be nose to nose to notice. Other patches feel heavy, like you know there's something on your face but these are so lightweight I don't notice them." β€”Ryan0303

    Price: $9.99 for a pack of two

    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. BiorΓ© 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.

    Promising review: "I have been using theses for a while now and they are amazing! I highly recommend them. They pull out so much dirt from your pores!! When peel these off, my skin looks so much clearer. I LOVE THESE SO, SO MUCH." β€”lovethese123

    Price: $5.88 for a pack of six

    Learn more about how the original BiorΓ© pore strips work in "These Amazingly Satisfying Pore Strips Are A Cult Favorite For A Reason".

    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 β€” all at once. Oh, and saves you money. This face cream has already achieved more than I ever will.

    Price: $5.87 for a pack of two

    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.

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    Promising review: "It's exactly as it says, this is a great morning cleanser. It's cooling and is a great way to start the day. I just keep it in my shower and it's really convenient. It smells wonderful." β€”bekenef

    Price: $10.99 (originally $12)

    To learn more, check out "I Swear By This Highly-Rated Low pH Gel Cleanser To Clean Out My Pores".

    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~.,

    Price: $14 (originally $19)

    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 β€” 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.

    Promising review: "If you like gentle exfoliators, this is a good option. It's a little more gentle for my taste as I like exfoliating creams with more textures, but I would compare the quality to more expensive options. I like the fact that it's natural and the smell is wonderful." β€”BeautyAlwaysWins

    Price: $7.88 (originally $11.88)

    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.

    Promising review: "This product was recommended by my dermatologist and I must say I'm so glad she did! From the first application, I saw results. It has been more effective than many of the prescriptions I have received in the past. I'm so satisfied with the results and would recommend this product to anyone who has extremely dry skin, because it left my skin feeling baby soft and smooth!" β€”Firstlady318

    Price: $17.82 (originally $19.97)

    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.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a mask that won't irritate my acne, and this was the only one that worked! I'm extremely happy with the results, I never thought of having clear skin again until I've tried this beauty secret! It's worth every penny! It has lasted me from quite some time." β€”Problematicmary

    Price: $6.32

    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., Walmart

    Promising review: "I have tried other lip exfoliators and most have fallen short. Usually not the right amount of exfoliants or not ergonomically correct. This product helped to clear up my chronic dry lips after the first use. This product is comparable to the Brown Sugar products in terms of smell, consistency and possible taste, if you could taste theirs. A+++." β€”Homeopath

    Price: $3 (available in three formulas)

    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.

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    Promising review: "This is my second week using it and I love it! My skin feels sooo smooth and amazing. It really does get very tight on the skin. I'm always definitely ready to wash it off after 30 minutes. It feels like it's doing its job! I've definitely been recommending to friends and family!" β€”Jenn

    Price: $14.95

    To learn more, check out "We Tried The Aztec Healing Clay Mask And It Really Made A Difference".

    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.

    Promising review: "This is very gentle β€” it does not irritate my sensitive skin at all. It removes all oily residue and leaves my face feeling wonderful. I wish I had this product years ago. Five stars!" β€”Shirley

    Price: $10.29

    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.


    Promising review: "I have combination skin (dry and oily) and this product is amazing at getting every bit of makeup off of my face! It even breaks down waterproof mascara very well! My skin and eyes are super sensitive and it doesn't hurt either, so I would highly recommend!" β€”thatgingergirl7

    Price: $6.78

    See why the original formula won best lowest-priced makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    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.


    Promising review: "This is my new favorite and now the only soap I'll use. As a woman in her thirties, still struggling with body acne, this soap seems to help calm my sensitive skin without over-drying. I even use it on my face." β€” KW0123

    Price: $4.18

    To learn more, check out "Over 1,000 People Swear By This Under-$5 Soap, And My Skin Is Ready".

    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.

    Promising review: "This has become a beauty staple for me. I have acne-prone combination skin. This doesn't clog my pores and moisturizes my skin beautifully. There's no sticky or greasy feeling after. I've purchased this about three times now. I used to buy a different product that cost almost double this for probably not even a quarter of the amount." β€”MummaBells

    Price: $5.12

    20. Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream soothes dry, itchy, and irritated skin with nothing more than oat, soy, kiwi, and blackberry extracts. Quick results from this > expensive sessions of trial-and-error.

    Promising review: "I am deployed to Afghanistan and the water that is used to shower with is very hard on my skin. I started getting rashes on my arms, and legs, and the regular lotion was just not cutting it. Once I started using this, the affected areas started to heal up right away and the lotion was very soothing to the skin. I would say that this is the best lotion for the money." β€”Fineson

    Price: $11.67

    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.

    Promising review: "I've noticed brightness and moisturizing effects immediately after using it. It has a good shelf life, too!" β€”Dilii

    Price: $12.77

    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.

    Promising review: "This works really well and is so innovative β€” better than harsh scrubs in my opinion. My skin is less dull, definitely brighter, my texture is smoother, and my skin tone is more even from severe hyper pigmentation. One cotton pad is highly saturated." β€”brittany

    Price: $24

    To learn more, check out "Hundreds Of People Love Exfoliating With These Neogen Pads, And This Is Why".

    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.


    It contains clary sage to help increase your skin's ability to retain moisture!

    Promising review: "I've only used the cream for five nights, but I love it so far. It smells nice and goes on smoothly; it's not heavy and a little goes a long way. My skin glows when I wake up the next morning and the flakiness around my mouth and on my cheeks has disappeared. Yay!" β€”scarletb70

    Price: $9.49 (originally $17.97)

    24. Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller *smooths* over any tension you have with expensive eye creams β€” 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.

    Promising review: "The first thing I do in the morning is roll this stuff under my eyes! The roller ball is so cooling and puts the perfect amount of product on my sensitive skin area! I've noticed an overall reduction in fine lines, as well!" β€”Hair

    Price: $7.79

    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.

    Each of the 11 masks has a different main ingredient and purpose: broccoli (to increase vitality), lemon (to brighten), makgeoili (to purify), pomegranate (to promote elasticity), red wine (to minimize pores), rice (to clear skin), seaweed (to refresh), tea tree (to soothe), tomato (to promote radiance), avocado (to provide nutrients), and aloe (to moisturize).

    Promising review (for tea tree): "I love sheet masks as it is and all of these have worked wonders on my skin. I try to take care of my skin as much as I can. This mask is great for your skin and I recommend it 100%." β€”Pearlune

    Price: $14.99 for a pack of eight.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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