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    34 Cheap But Effective Personal Care Products To Add To Your Routine

    Look and feel your best from head to toe, without spending an arm and a leg.

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    1. Eyebrow styling soap you can just brush on to make your brows look super full and fluffy, or even style them into your desired shape. The 17 different brow pencils you have stashed in your vanity are all gonna be jealous.

    2. CND SolarOil, a low-key magical oil here to banish brittle nails and dry cuticles for good. Nailed it!

    3. A stainless-steel tongue scraper to banish bad breath and gross buildup so effectively, it'll leave you (clean) tongue-tied.

    On the left, a reviewer's tongue with grayish-white residue coating the back. On the right, the same reviewer's tongue looking pink and clean

    4. Or, if the large metal version intimidates you, a double-sided plastic tongue scraper and brush, aka the double-duty oral hygiene gadget you never knew you needed. Buh-bye, aftertastes, I won't miss you.

    5. A bestselling foot balm you can roll right onto your cracked tootsies for instant relief. It'll actually look super ~aesthetic~ on your dresser, too — can you say that about any other foot cream?

    Two large tubes of the balm in the black pepper and clove and tea tree and grapefruit versions

    6. A bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo to stop you from being a flaky friend, once and for all.

    7. Possibly magical pimple patches that'll make zits do a vanishing act, and allow you to see the oh-so-satisfying amount of gunk they've pulled from your pores. No wonder they've got over 3,000 positive reviews!

    8. Elizavecca Milky Piggy carbonated bubble clay mask, a top-rated, blackhead-banishing, and just plain F-U-N mask that starts to bubble once you apply it. You'll want to take selfies while it's working *and* after, since it'll leave you so dang glowy.

    A set of nine reviewer selfies in the mask, showing how it goes from flat to super bubbly and fun

    9. A massaging, exfoliating, and blood flow-increasing scalp brush over 6,000 (!!!) reviewers swear by to give you that feeling of someone deep shampooing your hair at a salon that you miss so much, not to mention help with dandruff and buildup, and even help encourage hair growth!

    A reviewer using the teal silicone brush on their wet, shampooed hair

    10. O'Keefe's Working Hands cream, aka the ultimate savior cream for cracked knuckles that over 7,000 Amazon reviewers swear by.

    11. Classic Aquaphor Lip Repair with soothing and moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, chamomile essence, and vitamins C and E that'll basically give your kisser spa-worthy results for under $5.

    12. A magical purple toning shampoo that works on all hair types and eliminates yellow or brassy tones in your hair, so you'll actually *save* money by not having to go to the salon for touch-ups nearly as often. BTW, 6,000+ reviewers say it's to ~dye~ for.

    From right to left: A reviewer's hair looking very yellow (before), their hair lighter (1 wash), and finally their hair looking more platinum blonde (2 washes)

    13. Super satisfying blotting papers anyone with oily skin will want to take absolutely everywhere. They'll get your face so visibly smooth and dry, it'll be like an instant makeover.

    14. A subscription to FaceTory, which'll deliver a fun new assortment of K-beauty sheet masks for you to try every month. Your skin (and your wallet, now that you're not splurging on every mask you see) will thank you.

    15. An amazingly affordable clarifying cleanser that's gentle, vegan, cruelty-free, and made with toning vitamin B3 and soothing lavender and that might actually make you (*gasp*) look forward to washing your face at night.

    16. A Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle razor with a built-in bikini trimmer on the other end, so you can shave ~down there~ and everywhere with ease.

    reviewer holding the pink double-ended razor

    17. Magical makeup remover cloths that can remove basically a whole face of makeup with JUST WATER. Sorry, disposable wipes — you've been cancelled.

    18. Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle Serum, which is perfect for folks who want long nails but aren't long on patience.

    19. A low-key miraculous e.l.f. acne spot treatment gel that'll send pimples packing so fast, they'll forget their toothbrush at home.

    two sticks of the spot treatment

    20. Organic coconut oil, which, like Phineas and Ferb, is ♫ gonna do it all ♫ when it comes to your grooming routine. It's super moisturizing for skin and hair and works for all hair types.

    21. A jojoba, almond, vitamin E, and argan oil blend mythology-themed beard oil that'll ~loki~ ragnarock your world with its moody oak moss and vetiver scent and softening powers.

    bottles of the "Trickster" beard oil with Loki's symbol

    22. A metal eyelash comb to correct any clumps you make as you work your way towards mascara mastery.

    23. An all-natural, paraben-free hair follicle serum that'll condition and strengthen your strands to help prevent breakage. You only need two or three drops every day or two, so one bottle is a small investment that'll last you a loooooong time. Oh, and it smells pretty too.

    24. A sleek Quip electric toothbrush for anyone who wants the benefits of a fancy electric toothbrush without the huge price tag. In addition to being cute, this one helps you brush for the right amount of time, uses super quiet and gentle sonic pulses, comes with a mirror mount that can also work as a travel cover, and is super compact.

    25. An exfoliating and moisturizing lip scrub that won't just keep your lips looking healthy when they're bare, but may also help lip colors look better and last longer! Maybe TLC was wrong and scrubs can get some love from you, after all...

    26. A natural probiotic deodorant in biodegradable packaging and available in all sorts of scents (including an unscented version for folks who are sensitive to smells) so you can feel good about both your pits and your environmental footprint.

    hand holding a tube of the fragrance free deo

    27. A giant foot file that'll make even the crustiest tootsies smoother than you ever thought possible — and that's no small feet.

    28. Harry's Shave Gel, a paraben-free, fan-favorite product formulated with aloe for a smooth and refreshing shave. It's cruelty-free, too!

    29. A sweet silicone cleansing brush that's more than just a cute face — just load this little dude with your cleanser for a sudsational deep clean.

    30. A nongreasy moisturizer for normal to oily skin made with essential oils and ready to become an ~essential~ part of your morning routine.

    bottles of the moisturizer

    31. An aww-worthy headband that'll make stray hair one less struggle on your quest for the purr-fect beauty and skin routine. This will keep your tresses out of your face *and* make a mud mask day even more selfie-worthy.

    32. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, because name a better feeling than peeling one of these off and seeing all the grime you got out of your pores — I'll wait.

    33. A cruelty-free nail polish remover that'll change the mani-pedi game and put every other remover you've tried to shame (take it from me).

    A bottle of the purple remover labeled "Genius Remover for gel, laquer, + hybrid" with Instagram Story text "The *fastest* remover!!"

    34. A vegan and cruelty-free cooling hydration stick with shea butter and aloe that's sweat-resistant and designed to be used after workouts, but one reviewer also mentions it's great for soothing the irritation caused by wearing a mask all day!

    the stick

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