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    37 Cheap Skincare Products That Are Better Than Expensive Brands

    Everything in this list is under $20. We know, and, you're welcome 😘.

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    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. Etude House Air Masks replace overpriced products with refreshing ingredients that address different skincare goals (think: manuka honey to repair the skin's barrier, pomegranate to make you glow from within, and aloe to hydrate).

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    You'll get 13 formulas: collagen (to moisturize), pomegranate (to glow), strawberry (to brighten), snail (to smooth and firm), Manuka honey (to moisturize), lemon (to energize), ceramide (to deeply moisturize), green tea (to calm), aloe (to hydrate), tea tree (to moisturize and clear), hyaluronic acid (to hydrate), peal (to brighten), and damask rose (to recharge).

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are so light and thin, but so effective with their essence. The essence isn't sticky at all and there's so much of it which you can apply to your neck, hands, knees, etc. for deep moisturizing. These don't have any irritating ingredients that can trigger sensitive skin and acne. I highly recommend these sheet masks — I stock up on them, honestly." —Yasmine V.

    Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $13.99.

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeeder's review in review on Etude House Sheet Masks.

    2. La Roche-Posay gel cleanser assists in conquering your new arch nemesis: Maskne (without the need for pricey treatments). It's composed of salicylic acid that'll kick blackheads and whiteheads to the curb — so you can toss out your disposable face coverings knowing that any pimple-causing bacteria is joining them.


    Promising review: "I have been very fortunate to have pretty good skin, even as a hormonal teenager, but when regular mask wearing became a thing this year...the MASKNE is real! I began to develop deep, painful acne on my chin. I have tried EVERYTHING and was becoming so discouraged until I came across this. I have used this wash for a WEEK and the months and months of breakouts I’ve been struggling with are clearing. I never write reviews but this called for it because I know how frustrating it can be trying product after product. This is it!" —Stephanie G.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    3. Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant improves the texture of flaky skin with a brightening formula of salicylic acid and soothing green tea, which deep dive into pores to unclog dirt and debris. And it's praised by reviewers who choose this over spa-priced peels. *Hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and dead winter skin have all left the chat.*,

    If you're new to chemical exfoliants, greetings! You'll definitely want to start off by applying this one or two times a week to take note of your skin's response. Beta hydroxy acid (BHA, also known as salicylic acid) mimics the natural exfoliation process of younger skin by shedding extra layers while *also* unclogging and clearing pores.

    Promising review: "First I bought the travel sized one just to test it out, and I was so happy with the (quick) results that I had to buy the larger one. I’ve struggled with my skin for years and this exfoliant really helped. It brightens my skin and makes my pores less visible. I put it on every other night. My skin’s texture is smoother. Now when I go out, all I need is light foundation and I’m all set. I can’t believe I’ve spent years wasting my money on expensive skincare products that don’t even work (I’m starting to think those pricey skincare products are just scented water...) Upon application, the exfoliant makes my skin tingle a bit, but the sensation goes away within 10-20 minutes and that’s how I know it’s working. I am really happy with this and I will continue to use it." —Yvonne

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    4. CeraVe Eye Repair Cream reduces the the look of dark circles and feeds your delicate undereye area with ceramides to boost their plumpness. And with this, your savings can remain plump, too — because spending $50+ on an eye cream makes both my eyes and wallet tearful.

    Reviewer showing before and after using the eye cream

    I am an avid user of this stuff whenever my undereye area is feeling a little ~fragile~. The winter stresses me out for many reasons, but especially because of the toll is takes on my sensitive skin. So, I have to be *super* careful with what topical products I apply around my peepers since that area gets aggravated very easily. This cream cools, soothes, and relieves my eczema-like dryness that only rears its head during the cold-weather months. It's also fragrance-free and contains hyaluronic acid — so you already know that it's hydrating as heck.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing!!!! I highly recommend this product to anyone suffering from dry scaly skin. I have sensitive skin and was looking for a product to treat dermatitis on my eyelids. Due to the harsh winter weather in NE I found that my skin has become unbearable. I was pumping four pumps of moisturizer on my face daily!!! This product has eased the effects of my dermatitis! I no longer have bumps or scaly skin :)" —Jnunes523

    Get it from Amazon for $10.66.

    5. Eco Tools Facial Cleansing Brush delves deep into pores and buffs away dead skin at a quarter of the price of those ~fancy electric brushes. Even tag-teamed with a budget-friendly cleanser, this mini device will take down makeup, oil, and dirt in a flash. Daily skin pollutants have met their match.

    The cleansing brush

    Did we mention it's made of gentle cotton and bamboo? And that's right, it's vegan as well!

    Promising review: "This facial brush is the perfect stiffness for my taste and easy to hold with its rounded, textured shape. With little effort, I can get a satisfying scrub that exfoliates without scraping too gently or too hard. I have sensitive, slightly oily skin and this is great." —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    6. Versed Overnight Facial strips your routine down by getting to work while you catch your beauty sleep. Unlike $$$ exfoliants that require your undivided attention, this leave-on formula is nondrying and contains glycolic acid, vitamin A, and rosehip oil to deliver ::chef's kiss:: results in the a.m. And! It won't leave residue behind on your nice, white pillow.


    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite exfoliating products! I have been using it twice a week for over three months and have never felt any irritation or dryness after using it. It is extremely gentle and I love how bright my skin feels the next morning!" —AROAPLATA

    Get it from Versed for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. Jergens Wet Skin Lotion saves you time and dollars by hydrating damp, just-showered skin — so even the laziest of skin fanatics can achieve a fully moisturized bod' before they even step out of the tub.

    the lotion

    Infused with shea butter oil, this nourishing formula works to renew your skin by helping it hold moisture. And this clever little product is most effective when your skin is receptive to absorption, aka when it's wet.

    Promising review: "The best lotion by far. I find myself not wanting to wait to put the lotion on after showering so I just skip the process. I had my doubts about it working. But after only a few uses I saw results. Love the smell. My skin is soft. I will definitely buy it again!" —emonks

    Get it from Target for $6.99.

    8. Jivi Moisturizer provides your skin with all-day hydration thanks to a powerhouse blend of shea butter and cucumber peel. And what about sun protection? Oh, you bet your bottom dollar you'll be shielded from rays with mineral SPF 12, sans skin-irritating chemicals. / Via @meetjivi, / Via @meetjivi

    This natural little guy is vegan and cruelty-free! AND it's non-greasy and lightweight so you don't have to worry about unwelcome breakouts.

    Promising review: "I’ve noticed a BIG improvement in my skin since I started using this product. My skin seems less oily, more evenly toned, less irritated and red, more calm, and less acne-prone. I’m not usually passionate about all-natural things, but this product is making me re-think that. Maybe it’s about time I started using more natural products like this to improve my skin. I really like this stuff and it has improved my skin a lot. I will be ordering it again." —Janell

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48 (available in two formulas).

    9. Avarelle Acne Absorbing Cover Patches combat blemishes powerfully and blend in with the tone of your complexion – so you can get on with your day knowing that a lil' cost-effective sticker is doing all the work and you don't have to lift a finger. (Except for when you have to remove it and ~satisfyingly~ see all the gunk that gets sucked out of your pores!),

    Also available in extra large.

    Promising review: "I’ve been experimenting with these for the last month and a half, and I am in love. They are really thin and blend into my highly freckled face incredibly well...I have gone out in public twice with them on, because when I did my last second mirror check before I got out of the car, I didn’t notice I had them on! While they absolutely help clean out the skin underneath, the biggest thing it does for me is stops me from touching my face. When I'm stressed out, I will absentmindedly touch/run my hands along my face and jaw constantly. Now, when I notice I’m doing that, I run into the bathroom and put these on any spots I have. Since they are thin and stick really well, I am able to leave them alone and stop touching my face." —MelsBells

    Get a box of 40 round patches for $8.50 and a box of 8 extra-large patches for $8.50, both from Amazon.

    To learn more, check out our write-up on these satisfying acne patches.

    10. CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash features ceramides and hyaluronic acid to rehydrate your face in an inexpensive, non-oily, breakout-free fashion — so if you suffer from flaky winter skin and you happen to be acne-prone, this noncomedogenic option might be for you.

    Reviewer showing their skin before and after with less severe acne after using the wash

    This stuff removes makeup and impurities without disrupting the protective barrier of your skin, plus it ~feeds~ it the moisture it needs on a daily basis.

    Promising review: "I was kind of hesitant at first because the texture is like lotion, but don’t let it fool you! It’s such a great face wash! I have struggled with my acne for years and have tried a billion different products and none of them worked like this one. It took about a month of consistent use but it made my skin look almost flawless. I’m not wearing makeup in either picture." —Cassidy Cooper

    Get it from for Amazon for $14.64.

    11. La Roche-Posay Face Wash Cleanser gets you your money's worth since reviewers say its foaming technology goes a LONG way (and just look at the size of it!). Plus, its gentle formula works wonders to remove makeup, excess oil, and impurities all while leaving your precious sensitive skin with its natural layer. This is now a strip-free zone!

    Hand pumping the cleanser with words "pump pump" / Via @larocheposay

    Promising review: "Truly the best drug store face wash i’ve ever used. i’m used to getting professional skin care from salons, and this one is just as good! a little goes a long way. i have dry/oily skin that breaks out at times, and this haven’t dried me out. it gets rid of all my makeup. 10/10!!! GET IT :)" —Kami

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    12. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips wrench out blackheads, dirt, and oil from clogged pores at a fraction of the price of a profesh' extraction session — so your nose and forehead will feel refreshed of unsightly spots and your conscience will be clear knowing you didn't spend an arm and a leg on a costly treatment.

    Reviewer showing the extracted blackheads

    You'll get a combo-pack for both nose strips and facial strips!

    Promising review: "It works so well that my family had a competition to see who had the most gunk removed. It’s like capturing a tiny forest from your nose. It works better on the sides of your nose." —Alicia

    Get a pack of 14 from Amazon for $7.52.

    Learn more in our write-up on these satisfying pore strips.

    13. The Seaweed Bath Co. Body Cream replenishes thirsty skin with argan oil, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, aloe, *and* bladderwrack seaweed to feed malnourished cells. Because if you can spend $15+ on a green juice that lasts a few sips, you can spend less than that on everlasting results for your bod.

    The seaweed cream / Via @theseaweedbathco

    Promising review: "This stuff is fantastic. I have psoriasis and eczema and have tried many, many products over the last 20+ years for it, including Rx stuff with corticosteroids, and some of the ingredients that are in this product like kukui oil. This is the ONLY thing I've ever found that produces noticeable results both in appearance and in symptom relief (itching, scaling, etc.). I tried it after reading a reviewer who mentioned similar issues, and I am very pleased with it. Some plaques have completely disappeared and have not returned, which has never happened before. For those of you with similar issues, it's worth a shot. I've noticed a pretty drastic reduction in itchiness which keeps you from scratching and making things worse. Psoriasis can be awful,and this has been a welcome relief." —JR

    Get it from Amazon for $12.51 (available in four scents).

    14. Garnier SkinActive Super Hydrating Sheet Masks brighten, soften, and refresh your moneymaker with hyaluronic acid and pomegranate extract — aka you can slap one of these on your face and give yourself a pat on the back for achieving the most affordable, dewiest of glows.

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    Anddd they're non-greasy.

    Promising review: "My skin was quite irritated and had an abundance of whiteheads. After using one of these masks, my skin was a lot less irritated and itchy, and it was markedly less inflamed. There was a dramatic improvement literally overnight — I used the mask before bed and the next morning I noticed these positive changes. Would recommend!" —Jamila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $15 (also available in four other varieties).

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeed writer loves these, check out their review in "Just 11 Things To Try In January".

    15. Andalou Naturals Glycolic Brightening Mask resurfaces dull skin cells with a fall-favorite ingredient: pumpkin. Turns out our halloween icon is rich in vitamin A, which improves skin's texture for a softer, smoother complexion. Better yet, you can achieve a sun-filled glow without parting with your home or half of your paycheck.

    The orange mask / Via @andalounaturals

    Promising review: "I've used the mask a couple times so far and I really do like it. I can mostly tell the next morning after using it, when my skin has a nice glow (which I haven't had in years due to acne). This product is really gentle!" —Jane Freeman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.94.

    16. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil heals your skin with all-natural components that tackle redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in-between. This stuff is basically liquid gold (without the price tag) and the moment it hits your skin you'll wonder where its been your whole life.

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing! I’ve only been using it for a week and the dry patches are gone and the stubborn dark hyperpigmentation under my eyebrows that I’ve had for years has already faded significantly. I wish I had known about this oil a long time ago so that I wouldn’t have wasted so much money on facials and beauty products that didn’t do much. I haven’t had any new breakouts, and the existing zits are just about gone. My skin feels very soft. The oil is not heavy at all." —Mostly Maven

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    To learn more, check out our review on this facial oil. And! Here's a quick breakdown of what certified organic really means.

    17. Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser effortlessly removes stubborn waterproof makeup, moisturizes, and deep-cleanses your pores — all in one single step. Hello, money saver! At the end of each day, your skin will feel so clean and buttery soft that you won't be able to stop looking at your glowing reflection.

    The cream cleanser / Via @ponds

    Ingredient highlights include: Mineral oil and beeswax.

    Promising review: "I have very dry skin. I generally tend to go to Macy's for my skincare products, but being on a budget, I decided to give this a try. I'm shocked to tell you that I actually like this cleanser BETTER than my old expensive options. I wipe it on and wipe it off with a wet washcloth. My skin is softer with this stuff than the expensive stuff! No breakouts and no flaky skin! I'll stick to buying the department store brands for eye creams or serums, but for cleansers and cold creams, this stuff wins hands-down! Don't be intimidated by the low price!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $5.18.

    See what won best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    18. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is for our skin minimalists who favor a more stripped back, does-it-all-for-you formula — this one product can target Sahara-like dryness from your face to feet. It's time to bid overcomplicated and overpriced routines adieu!

    Reviewer before and after showing less severe skin issues

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked! I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaley skin on my face! As a last ditch effort I tried Cerave and it worked! It was much better after two days! Its now a month later and its still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    19. Shea Moisture African Black Soap hits the pause button on fine lines with shea butter and balances acne-causing oils with all-natural 'gredients like cocoa pods and plantains. So from your head to your derrière and below, you can feel clean, refreshed, and free of bodily breakouts for less than five smackaroos!

    The bar of black soap / Via @sheabutter

    It's also great to moisturize dry skin — and is organic and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "So this soap is absolutely incredible. I'll just start with that. I have used so many OTC scrubs, deep pore cleansers, pore refiners, moisturizers, skin care systems, and to no avail. I still had acne. I'm in my late twenties, I've had pretty moderate acne for a good chunk of my life, and have never found anything that worked. Until now. After the first use, I could tell my face was smoother, after a few days, I could tell my existing acne was healing and I wasn't getting any new breakouts. After a week, my skin was clear. After two weeks my face completely smooth, no new breakouts, and I am happier than ever. Not only is my skin clear, but my confidence is boosted. This soap is AWESOME!" —Danna Cammarata

    Get it from Amazon for $4.29.

    20. PleasingCare Natural Green Tea Oil Absorbing Tissues take blotting sheets to the next skin-loving level because they actually cleanse your face as well. The next time your forehead becomes more reflective than the screen you stare at for a million hours each day, you can swipe away shine *and* impurities in a flash (and for less cash than high-end brands that just deal with one skin concern).

    Reviewer showing oil on sheet

    They're even all-natural! They're made from 100% natural linen fibers with organic bamboo charcoal to keep you nice and fresh all day.

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. They're a great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I'll never go back to other brands. Give these a try — they're completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. I have no negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in three formulas).

    21. Tower 28 Daily Rescue Facial Spray rejuvenates with just three simple skin wonders, including hypochlorous acid and water, that melt skin stressors, hydrate, and soothe the appearance of redness. One spritz of this will make you forget all about overrated facials.


    Promising review: "This is a holy grail product. I swear I have glass skin now thanks to this spray. My texture, pores, skin tone, hydration, everything seems better. I love how it looks, how it smells, and especially how happy it makes my skin. I’ll be buying this for the rest of my life. I’ve already repurchased it twice. Worth the hype." —CBTarker

    Get it from Sephora for $12+.

    22. Body Butter by Keba locks and secures moisture with naturally decadent ingredients that will instantly melt into your skin like butter on a warm piece of bread. Their secret? Candelilla wax, which absorbs quickly and works as a natural skin conditioner — it also helps with the appearance of stretch marks without the need to shell out for a separate product.

    The body butter
    Butter by Keba

    Butter by Keba is a Black woman-owned business based out of NYC with over 10 years of experience in handcrafted personal care products. Their products are naturally fragranced with delicious scents like coconut, sweet orange, and vanilla — just to name a few!

    Get it from Butter by Keba on Amazon Handmade for $15+.

    23. Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum drenches your parched winter skin with nothing but brightening, balancing, replenishing hyaluronic acid. Seriously, there's never been a more simple recipe for bouncy, even-toned skin: ~Hya-lujah~ for holy grail products on the cheap!

    Reviewer showing before and after using the serum, now with calm skin

    Promising review: "My skin gets extremely dry in the winter and I also suffer from some adult acne, therefore I cannot use grease products on my face. Last winter I was in the quest to find the perfect moisturizer for my skin. After reading a lot of reviews in Amazon, I finally found this Hyaluronic Acid Serum and I couldn’t be happier with this product. It hydrates my skin without leaving a greasy layer. I now use this product in my whole body! It’s outstanding, including its price!!" —Isabella

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads exfoliates lackluster skin with 2.8% glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and a light moisturizer. Even if you're mid-breakout, this potion in a pad is gentle enough to tackle active pimples. And costs *way* less than a dollar per pad — that's a deal we cannot pass up!

    FYI, the witch hazel is there to soothe and tone your skin (to balance out the other exfoliating properties). Bless up for glycolic acid that's less than $10!

    Promising review: "I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I'm not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I'll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I've noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!" —Mitzy McMillion

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $9.09.

    25. Tend Skin Care Solution rids your skin of pesky ingrown hairs and razor bumps that are just ~the pits~. And when used regularly pre- or post-hair removal, it drastically reduces the appearance of skin irritations.

    Reviewer showing before and after irritated skin in their underarms

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. You would never believe it, but it works wonders. One of the worst parts of summer for me is razor burn and chafing/irritation, particularly at the beach when the hair follicles on my legs dry up from the saltwater. This stuff prevents ALL of that. No bumps, no pain, nothing. The best part? It doesn't matter when you put it on. Before you shave, after you shave, even when you're not shaving, going to the beach, getting back from the beach, etc. It just always works." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    To learn more, check out "This Magical Product Will End Ingrown Hairs And Razor Bumps For Good".

    26. Aquaphor Lip Repair reverses the appearance of incredibly annoying chapped lips (particularly an annoyance in frigid temps) with moisturizing ingredients like vitamins, shea butter, and soothing chamomile. So you can kiss goodbye to painful lip slits that leave you looking ~pouty~ and say hello to your new affordable, year-round savior.

    model applying the balm

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS STUFF. I have tried a number of different things in order to battle my super chapped lips. I purchased an $18 tube of another brand, hoping that it would help with my dry, chapped lips. Instead it just made my lips feel sticky and the shine almost made the dead skin more noticeable. On a whim I purchased Aquaphor (it was a super cheap cart add-on) and within two uses my lips were baby smooth. It works almost instantly and just the most hydrating lip balm I've ever used. I've convinced three friends to try it and every single one loves it. I'll never buy another lip balm again." —Z.Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    27. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel locks in moisture for 24 hours and firms up your skin with hyaluronic acid. Its water-based gel consistency glides on seamlessly and holds up as a perfect base layer for makeup application. Reviewers swear by its effectiveness as an affordable alt to the high-priced skincare lines 💦.

    The hydro boot gel

    Promising review: "This is the first moisturizer I have ever used. I have oily skin so I never thought I needed to use a moisturizer. I didn't want to put something on my face that would add more moisture and potentially make it more greasy or worse, cause me to breakout. After reading and listening to several high reviews, I decided to give it chance. My skin can be a little dry in the winter, so it couldn't hurt. After one use, my face was moisturized but not overly moisturized and it felt softer and smoother. I like that this is a water-based gel moisturizer and the fact it contains hyaluronic acid. I highly recommend this!" —Kayla Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $14.63.

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeed editor's full review on the best face moisturizer under $15.

    28. Ebanel Bio Drying Lotion delivers impressive (but affordable) overnight results on cystic, painful acne that's lived with you for so long that you've given it a name. In three simple steps of dip, dab, and dry, you'll be saying sayonara to ~Fred~ and his siblings.

    This sulfur spot treatment is specially formulated to dry and draw out impurities, absorb excess sebum, and purify pores. It effectively clears whiteheads, pimples, blemishes, and cystic acne.

    Promising review: "Wow! I am seriously amazed by how much better this works than my more expensive drying lotion. I got one of the worst breakouts in my life all around my jawline and forehead, and this stuff has been clearing it up in one application. I’m on my third day and they’re almost gone. This definitely works!" —Mimicakes

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    29. Burt's Bees Hydrating Stick benefits dehydrated complexions and bank accounts in one on-the-go applicator with aloe water — because streamlining our beauty routine on a budget is finally an achievable task. And reviewers say this can be used on dry hands as well!

    The hydrating stick / Via @burtsbees

    Promising review: "This product did what a $60 moisturizer couldn't do. In the winter I struggled with extreme dryness on my cheekbones (never happened before this past winter). Desperate, I ordered this hydrating stick on a whim and I was AMAZED. I used it first thing in the morning before my makeup, and again at night after washing my face. My dryness cleared almost completely within two to three days with zero breakouts." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    30. Handmade Heroes Ultra Sexy Scrub enlists the help of avocado oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil to both gently exfoliate *and* hydrate your lips. You'll finally be able to wave ta-ta to fancy masks that wish they could have half the components this vegan formula was born with.

    Hand dipping finger in the scrub

    Promising review: "This is my first review of an Amazon product. I had to write a review for this product, because it is simply amazing! You will be doing yourself a great service to use this lip scrub; it is the best ever! It gently exfoliates and leaves your lips buttery smooth. I’ve used others that were definitely more expensive and still never got these results. I kept licking my lips and smiling at myself all day!" —Beverly Watkins

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    31. Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask shows breakouts and cystic acne who's boss. This cult-fave treatment doesn't come with a hefty price tag either, so your skin and mind can rest easy knowing that this ~sucker~ cleared your pores without making a severe dent in your savings.

    Reviewer before and after showing less severe acne

    By the way, this works best diluted with water and apple cider vinegar!

    Promising review: "I've only gotten to use this one time, but I have to say its unlike any mask I've used before. I did the apple cider vinegar mix with it and it dried fast and extremely tight. You will hardly be able to move your face. I washed it off after 20 minutes and was shocked to see my clogged pores were much cleaner and less congested. I barely touched my nose and blackheads were coming out, but they were dry and easily expelled from my pores. Sorry for the TMI, but I've never experienced that with any product. It was so awesome and my face feels so clean and and free of oiliness. Also, my skin looks brighter and smooth, not bumpy." —CAROL SILVESTRI

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    To learn more about this, check out "This Clay Mask Basically Vacuums Out Your Pores, And BRB I'm Going To Bathe In It."

    32. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser minimizes pores with a refreshingly fruity star-studded face wash. Purifying pineapple and papaya work to smooth away any trace of winter to reveal a sunny, clear complexion. Not to mention, you'll be so happy the next time you realize you have leftover cash to treat yourself to a yummy lunch.

    The face wash

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this face wash! I suffered with painful acne for a couple years and tried everything from astringents to a $129 face wash. They always made my acne worse and more painful. This stuff, though, has kept my face completely clear for more than a year now. This amazing wash leaves my skin feeling so refreshed. The scent is relaxing and refreshing; it’s not too fragrant, nor does it smell like chemicals. I seriously look forward to using this stuff every day! Also, don’t expect it to smell like pineapples. It’s fruity, but not tropical." —Gabby

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    33. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water confronts oil-ridden complexions with a mattifying formula that wins at keeping your skin shine-free. No rinsing or leftover residue — just clear, makeup-free skin achieved by drug-store prices. Ka-ching!

    The micellar water

    Promising review: "This stuff really works as well as advertised. I have a particularly stubborn mascara and with traditional makeup removers, I would have to wipe and wipe, but this micellar water took it off in one swipe! It left my skin feeling clean without any burning sensations left by some cleansers. Less is more when applying to cotton pad. I'm very impressed!" —Megan T.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.78+ (available in three formulas).

    Check out why a BuzzFeeder now lives by Garnier Micellar water (#5 in the post)! AND! The original formula won our title for best makeup remover in the lowest price category!

    34. Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream soothes flaky, irritated, darn right painful complexions with a simple, budget-friendly salve containing oat and glycerin goodness. Because, LBH, having to spend top dollar to fix these skin concerns is just as annoying as the blemishes themselves.

    Not to mention 1,227 five-star reviewers already swear by this for treating eczema!

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely amazed at this stuff. I had a terrible allergic reaction and broke out with eczema all over my face (I have suffered with it for years, just never on my face). My eyes were completely swollen shut and red, and my face was peeling, in pain, inflamed, and DRY, DRY, DRY. I tried everything, and I mean everything. I ordered this and nearly instantly felt and saw results. These two pictures (above) are LESS THAN 24 HOURS APART. I've been using it now for three days and my face is 100% back to normal. I really like that this product is a cream versus a lotion, I feel like it helps soak in better and KEEPS the skin hydrated. I 100% recommend." —Kelsey Coultrip

    Get it from Amazon for $10.62.

    35. Pacifica Beauty Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil boasts high-flying ingredients like rose and blue tansy oils, but doesn't cost as much as their monikers make out. This skincare step responds to wilting skin and supercharges it with vitamins A and C, and fatty acids — aka a cocktail your skin is ready to drink before 5pm.

    The face oil / Via @pacificabeauty

    Promising review: "This is the second time I've bought this product. I love the blue tansy. I seriously wish I could bathe in this. My dry skin absorbs the oil, it plumps my skin, fills in fine lines, and makes my skin soft. They need to sell a body oil version of this!" —Gre

    Get it from Amazon for $13.79.

    36. Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner cleans skin and works just as well (if not better) than most pricey toners. It turns out you don't need a fancy name to remove makeup and debris without causing irritation or overdrying.

    The toner

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I wish I had started using it sooner. I added it to my new daily skincare routine and after just a few days, my face looks and feels so much better. I have redness on my cheeks and nose thanks to the starting of rosacea, and I'm usually very sensitive to anything applied to my face. This toner soothes my skin after cleansing, smells great, and makes my skin feel amazing. I wish I knew about this years ago!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    See what won best face toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    37. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter prides itself on luxuriously removing waterproof makeup while simultaneously refreshing your skin with rich chamomile, without the accompanying dollar signs. Blessed with good skin and more savings, look at you go!

    Promising review: "I'm really happy with my purchase. Usually I use coconut oil as an inexpensive and natural makeup remover and this product does the same trick, but it's a lot less messy and a little goes a long way! I highly recommend if you are looking for a quick and easy makeup remover that won't strip away the natural oils in our face or make it too greasy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.66.

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