Skip To Content

    We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed and its publishing partners may collect a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.

    32 Skincare Products Under $20 That'll Literally Leave Your Skin Glowing

    The sun is 400,000 times brighter than the moon — only second to *us* after using these products.

    1. A Burt's Bees deep-cleansing cream packed with soothing agents like chamomile, aloe, and soap bark so you can clear up breakouts in the gentlest (yet most effective) way possible and walk out of that bathroom with soft, dewy skin.

    2. A set of Nip + Fab glycolic cleansing pads for resurfacing new skin with just the flick of your wrist, thanks to their formula of exfoliating 2.8% glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and a light moisturizer. Whether you're mid-breakout or just want *brighter* skin, these are an easy step to add to your routine.

    3. A The Body Shop tea tree clay mask that'll deliver a cooling sensation on blemish-prone, irritated skin so you're saying "ahhh" not "AHHHH" when treating your complexion. It'll deep-cleanse your pores, control excess oil, and target breakouts with tea tree oil to leave nothing but clear, happy-looking skin.

    4. A tub of Aztec healing clay, because this'll wage war on every pimple blocking your way to glowing skin. Seriously, this acts more like a vacuum than a mask — no matter how deep your acne goes, this mask will suction out every clogged pore in its path, leaving your complexion dramatically more radiant. AND it works on cystic acne!

    5. An Eve Hansen vitamin C eye gel so you can ~perk up~ any puffiness or dark circles and totally claim to be awake. "Why yes, I got eight hours of sleep last night — don't I look refreshed?"

    6. A jar of Andalou Naturals pumpkin honey glycolic mask for 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.

    7. A Pacifica face oil loaded with rose and blue tansy oils, vitamins A and C, and fatty acids to not only soothe irritated skin and reduce redness, but also make sure your complexion never wilts. In fact, it'll probably look happier than ever.

    8. A Skinfood black sugar mask that'll scrub away lovely blackheads as fast as it takes to wash your face. Its mineral-rich Brazilian black sugar granules exfoliate dead skin cells, restores moisture, and leaves you looking brilliant. Masking has never been so efficient.

    9. A bottle of Acure brightening facial scrub, because this'll become your go-to to exfoliate away excess oil (the pesky cause of most breakouts). It's gentle enough to use every day, meaning your acne doesn't have a chance to come back. We are on 👏top👏 of👏 it — all while bringing out a clear, glowing complexion from underneath.

    10. A Garnier micellar cleansing water so you can keep your skin clear and refreshed even when too lazy to wash your face (so most nights). This'll work overtime to minimize pores, control oil, and leave you squeaky clean.

    11. A Mizon snail repair serum for treating oily, acne-prone skin, boosting your complexion with rich nutrients, and delivering soothing, nourishing moisture in a surprisingly *fast* amount of time. It turns out snails aren't so sluggish when it comes to bringing out luminous skin.

    12. An Étude House deep foaming cleanser to directly address enlarged pores and dull skin with a very simple message: Go away. Forever. Believe me, the message will be RECEIVED.

    13. An Amara Organics hyaluronic acid serum with vitamin C and E that'll restore elasticity to dehydrated, uneven skin tones and ~alert~ it with a wakeup call: only bright, clear complexions are welcome from this point.

    14. An Herbivore Botanicals charcoal soap bar, because this'll draw out breakouts from deep within clogged pores and treat stubborn pimples until you're taking filter-free selfies ONLY. Not to mention, it'll gently exfoliate to make even sensitive, irritated skin feel a heck of a lot more *polished*.

    15. An Advanced Clinicals coconut cream so you can both hydrate and gently exfoliate dull, uneven skin with organic lavender extract, chamomile, natural glycerin, and aloe vera to leave you with a glow worthy of applause.

    16. A Freeman clay mask cleanser 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 you be shining both literally and figuratively? YES.

    17. A TruSkin vitamin C moisturizer that'll basically do it all: diminish pores, even skin, treat breakouts, tame oil, and even fade acne scars. What are you left with? Radiant skin, my friends.

    18. A jar of Elizavecca night cream so now you'll have a secret weapon against pores and recurring breakouts: retinol. I bet they're afraid just SEEING the word. Our new favorite ingredient also happens to be famous for being an absolute pro at brightening skin tones. I suppose heroes do exist.

    19. An exfoliating face wash with skin-loving ingredients like willow bark, jojoba beads, and, best of all, glycolic acid for alleviating clogged pores, sloughing away dead skin, and bringing out a healthier complexion — all without making you work up a lather.

    20. A rich, skin-clearing clay mask available in three formulas that'll seem practically custom-made when targeting specific complexion concerns. No matter the situation, these'll make sure you end your mask session feeling a whole lot brighter.

    21. A Neutrogena oil-free acne moisturizer with salicylic acid and pink grapefruit extract, because this'll help control acne and prevent future breakouts — all thanks to its lightweight (and refreshing!) formula. And you better believe grapefruit leaves skin looking happy, happy, happy.

    22. A bottle of tea tree oil so acne, redness, and uneven skin tones are effectively treated before they even BEGIN to think about diminishing our ~natural glow~. Nothing should stand in our way.

    23. A bottle of Pixi retinol tonic for discovering witchcraft — all you need to do is swipe some of this on at night and wake up with firm, energetic skin.

    24. A set of Dermal Collagen face masks with a whopping 16 different sheet masks that'll solve a slew of problems, courtesy of each mask's unique formula to do everything from brightening to soothing irritated skin.

    25. A bottle of Acure oils, because these'll seemingly do it all. It comes in six formulas for different goals (i.e. Moroccan argan oil to improve skin tone and blue tansy oil to soothe redness and irritation) and are super easy to apply thanks to their helpful pumps. But ALL of them make sure your complexion is nothing short of glowing.

    26. A tub of Himalayan salt scrub so not just your face gets some rejuvenation. You can use this all over to rub away dead skin cells and come out of the shower feeling and looking smoother than a dolphin, thanks to vitamin C and lychee oil.

    27. A set of soft silicone cleansing brushes for seriously making the most of your favorite face wash. These are covered with super soft bristles to say adieu to dirt, oil, and makeup and go to bed with a nice, fresh face. Residue will never dull our ~shine~ again.

    28. A bottle of Teddie Organics rose water toner spray that'll tell redness and oily T-zones to take a hike and leave you with a dewy, refreshed complexion that lasts allll day — all in just a spritz.

    29. An Alba Botanica sea algae enzyme scrub, because this'll quickly wash dullness away and leave you with the brightened, refreshed face you DESERVE. It's all thanks to the power of exfoliating walnut shells and skin-clearing algae.

    30. A bottle of La Roche-Posay gel acne cleanser so you can use this formula of salicylic acid to STRONGLY encourage breakouts and excess oil to ~clear out~. In fact, they won't really have a choice. All that will be left is your newly-found afterglow.

    31. A Yes to Coconut two-in-one scrub and cleanser stick with coconut and coffee extracts for energizing, moisturizing, and exfoliating your way to a perkier complexion all in just a few flicks of your wrist. Who knew your skin could use some *caffeine* too?

    32. A superfood face mask with everything your mom wants you to eat: chlorophyll, parsley extract, and leafy greens that'll prove she was right all along. Your skin DOES look healthier and happier when fed some greens. Good thing we can use this while eating pizza.

    Be sure to see what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews for even MORE ways to get brighter, clearer skin!

    Turning our backs on dull skin like:

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!