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    10 Jun 2020

    24 Beauty Products You Can Add To Your Routine For $30 Or Less

    Don't mind me, I'm just going to be buying everything on this list.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This Mario Badescu lip wax that's the answer to all the prayers that have ever passed your chapped lips.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    This one is enriched with jojoba oil, vitamin E and beeswax, which means your lips are going to have a healthier diet than you (probably).

    Promising Review: “I’ve tried so many different lip balms that seem to dry up my lips instead of actually making them softer. This stuff was the answer to ALL MY PRAYERS. It’s smooth as velvet going on and tastes and smells like literal buttercream. There’s also an unscented one if you prefer, but I’ll probably judge you.”

    Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Mecca for $10.

    2. This Sleepy lotion by Lush that will hydrate your skin and have you feeling relaxed and ready for your eight hours.

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    This body lotion contains lavender to calm your mind, oatmeal to soothe your skin and jojoba oil to moisturise the heck out of your skin. It also smells absolutely phenomenal.

    Promising Review: "I kid you not, this lotion has changed the quality of my sleep. It's this heavenly mix of oatmeal, lavender oil, organic cocoa butter and a bunch of other natural goodness, plus it smells divine. My colleague swore up and down I would never sleep better than getting out of the shower, lathering this on, then jumping under my covers— and he was not wrong."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Lush for $17.95.

    3. This Sukin exfoliating mask for all skin types that uses coffee grounds and coconut shells to exfoliate the skin while simultaneously using aloe vera to soothe it.

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    Promising Review: "I have used different products from the Sukin range for quite a while now. I love how affordable they are, but the best thing is that they're all natural. This coffee mask doubles as an exfoliant — it always leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated and smooth. Plus, it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, unlike other masks."

    Zeta Morgan

    Buy it from Sukin for $16.95.

    4. This Sephora hair sleeping mask that you can smother your hair with before bed, so you can wake up with goddess-like hair, regardless of the damage you did dying it a crazy colour during self-iso.

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    This hair mask contains coconut, shea, rose, acai, aloe vera and dragonfruit to repair and nourish your locks for optimum shininess. It also comes in a protective hair cap, so it won't stain your pillow when you're sleeping with it on.

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $5.00.

    5. This wellness scrub to exfoliate your skin and get your skin glowing just the way you like it.

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    This body scrub contains natural exfoliates to get rid of dead skin cells, dirt and anything else you may be carrying on your face from walking around all day. It contains pomegranate to nurture and protect your skin and promote skin cell renewal.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.96.

    6. This Neogen Bio Peel that will yeet your dead skin cells to hell, so that you can show off the bright and beautiful skin underneath.

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    These soaked cotton pads are packed with antioxidants and are super exfoliating, so if you suffer from large pores and sagging or generally dull skin, this will change your life.

    Promising Review: “My absolute go-to exfoliator when I want to take off all my dead skin cells is the Neogen Bio Peel Gauze. Yes, I know you're thinking, 'WTF? Bio Peel? Is my face going to fall off?' Not at all my friend! The package comes with individual cotton pads that have an exfoliating side and a gentle side to clean off all the excess stuff on your face. After you rinse it off, I can guarantee that your face will be smoother than a baby's butt!”

    —Lisa Hua

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.40.

    7. This Aesop Spot Treatment to target blemishes and pimples without drying them up, which is the best for people who have skin dryer than the Sahara.

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    It's made with niacinamide, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and salicylic acid.

    Promising Review: "Aesop Control is a great pimple/spot blemish thing I use. It's all natural and goes on clear, so it doesn't look like toothpaste on your skin."

    —Charleen Hughes

    Buy it on Aesop for $25.

    8. This The Jojoba Company Oil that's made right here in Australia.

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    This oil is naturally rich in vitamin A,D and E and omegas 6 and 9. It works perfectly to hydrate all skin types, so go nuts!

    Promising Review: "I love, love, love this jojoba oil— I use it everyday as a night cream!"

    —Alicia Hosking

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.80.

    9. This rosewater night serum by Natio that will hydrate your skin while you sleep.

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    This serum will moisturise, revitalise, nourish and rejuvenate your skin — all while you sleep! It's suitable for all skin types and the natural antioxidants it contains slow the signs of ageing.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.96.

    10. This Frank Body Rose Gold Shimmer Scrub, which will get your skin silky smooth and leave you with a glow like no other.

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    This scrub contains coffee seed oil to get your skin perked up and excited and rose gold mica particles that will distribute all over your skin for a body highlight to die for. Use it on a particularly cloudy day, so that you can transform into your own sunshine!

    Read more about this glorious scrub here.

    Buy it from Mecca for $19.95.

    11. These Cosrx acne pimple patches that you can use during all your virtual meetings without anyone catching on to your beauty routine.

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    These patches are super easy to use and are designed to heal breakouts overnight. They use hydrocolloid, tea tree oil and calendula oil to get the job done. They're also very thin and barely noticeable when in use, which makes them perfect to use during all your online catch ups.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy a pack of 24 from Amazon Australia for $5.30.

    12. These Face Halo makeup remover cloths that can clean your face with just water and little-to-no scrubbing.

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    These makeup remover cloths replace up to 500 single use wipes, so not only will you be reducing your waste, but you'll also have no excuse not to get your eyeliner and mascara off before bed.

    They reach deep into your pores to remove makeup and impurities and when you're done using it, just toss it into the wash up to 200 times. You can get the remover cloths in black or white on Amazon, or you can get them in dark red from the Face Halo website.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $24.

    13. This cleansing bar by Carbon Theory that will have your skin squeaky clean and ready to absorb all your various serums and moisturisers.

    @carbontheory / Via instagram.com

    I've been using this cleansing bar for about a month now and I think it's the product that has single-handedly saved my skin from stress acne. This bar contains charcoal to draw out bacteria and excess oil, shea butter to keep everything moisturised and tea tree oil to fight inflammation and target breakouts. Carbon Theory products are also all vegan and cruelty free!

    Buy it from Priceline for $14.99.

    14. This cuticle oil, so that you never have to experience the pain of peeling skin by your nails again.

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    This cuticle oil contains grape seed oil, sesame oil, kukui oil, sunflower oil and capuacu oil to condition your cuticles. It's also fast absorbing so you don't have to wait too long after applying it to dig into a bag of chips.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.95.

    15. This light therapy Neutrogena acne spot treatment, which uses dermatologist in-office technology (no UV rays!) to treat mild to moderate acne.

    Jemima Skelley / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I DEFINITELY did not think this would work. How can light get rid of pimples? Well, after only using it a couple of times my mind was completely changed. It's good at making big, sore pimples smaller overnight. I also had a red mark on my skin from a giant pimple I'd had two months ago that I couldn't even get rid of with microhydrabrasion. After about a week of using this light pen on it twice a day, it was way smaller and lighter. This pen is true magic."

    Jemima Skelley

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    16. This Thursday Plantation tea tree oil that is a lifesaver if you suffer from oily skin and experience breakouts because of it.

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    You can also use it to treat mozzie bites, so you won't be scratching the hell out of them into the night.

    Promising Review: "The Thursday Plantation Tea Tree oil range shouldn’t be overlooked. Their oils and creams are amazing for clearing breakouts, as well as being used as a general antiseptic. I also recently tried their cold sore cream and it was really, really effective. Their stuff is magic."

    —Amelia Stanojevic

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

    17. This leave-in conditioner that will have your hair feeling silky smooth every time you use it.

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    This conditioner is infused with aloe vera as well as sea shell protein, which will protect your hair from the sun while it repairs and revitalises it.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.03.

    18. This coffee scrub that will wash away all the dirt and filth that has built up on your skin, while boosting your energy levels.

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    This coffee scrub contains nothing but coffee grounds, almond oil, vitamin E and sea salt to leave your skin rejuvenated and fresher than ever.

    Buy it from Frank Body for $16.95.

    19. This gel nail polish base and no-wipe top coat, so you can give yourself a gel mani at home.

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    Gel nail polish just tends to last longer, plus, it looks shiny as heck and will brighten up your day when you feel sad about having to stay inside. There's also so many gel nail colours to choose from and powders to experiment with, so put on a nail art video and waste the hours away!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.99.

    20. This microfibre hair wrap that will dry your hair without damaging it.

    Amazon

    This hat will keep your wet hair out of the way when you're getting ready, while simultaneously using its incredibly absorbency to dry it.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.63 (available in six colours).

    21. This Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder, which somehow miraculously works on any skin type and any foundation, at any time of year.

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    This powder is perfect for setting your foundation and eliminating any fine lines and wrinkles that might normally be accentuated by your makeup. It's super lightweight and will give your face a flawless finish.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.67.

    22. These Colourpop cream gel eyeliners that make it easy to add a little colour to your ~lewk~.

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    These eyeliners come in some incredibly pigmented and vibrant colours, so you're sure to find one that will align with your aesthetic.


    Promising Review:
    "These liners are the easiest thing you can add to your makeup kit that will make you stand out. An extra 10 seconds in the morning and bam! They've honestly changed the way I view makeup — now, it's more of an accessory to match my outfit or mood for the day rather than a way to cover up imperfections. Plus, I always get compliments when I wear these and who doesn't love to be gassed up?"

    Sohan Judge.

    Buy each liner from Colourpop for $5.50 each.

    23. This Beauty Blender sponge that will change the way you apply foundation and blend contour forever.

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    If you still don't use a Beauty Blender to apply your foundation, you're missing out on flawless blending — trust me. Just wet the sponge and watch it double in size, wring it out and use it to apply all liquid or cream makeup. Magic!

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $30.

    24. And finally, this La Roche-Posay's ultra-light facial sunscreen because sun protection is just as important in winter as it is in summer.

    Christelle Quillien / BuzzFeed

    It's perfect for throwing on in the morning before your makeup or you can get this version which has a slight tint to it — which is a perfect alternative to heavy foundation.

    The cream is SPF50+, has very high UVA/UVB protection and prevents premature skin ageing and long-term skin cell damage.

    Promising Review: "Living in Oz, I've learned that wearing sunscreen everyday is super important. This one by La Roche-Posay is my favourite because it's really light and absorbs easily into my skin and doesn't feel oily and thick. I wear this everyday under my makeup and haven't had any issues!"

    —Christelle Quillien

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.39.

    You, knowing you're going to prime and pamper every inch of your body and still have money for a Maccas feast for dinner.

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