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    Updated on Jul. 31, 2020. Posted on Jun. 9, 2020

    30 Beauty Products Under $30 That Are So Good, You'll Wonder Why You Didn't Own Them Sooner

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    1. A bottle of Thayer's cult-favourite witch hazel facial toner that'll help simplify your skincare routine and keep your skin looking and feeling its best. It cleanses skin, removes excess oil, reduces inflammation, and is alcohol free, making it a great everyday product for anyone with oily or acne-prone skin.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well." —AnaMaria Glavan

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.29+. Also available in a pack of two.

    2. An exfoliating foot mask that'll peel off dead skin in a gross, but very satisfying way. The booties are drenched in a special serum that's filled with 17 types of vegetable extracts that'll smooth, moisturize, and reenergize your tired feet. Your tootsies will look good as new!

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    The peel works over the course of a week to shed all the dead skin. Soak your feet for ten minutes before slipping into the foot mask. For best results, cover the booties with a pair of thick socks to create heat, and leave them on for an hour.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.95+. Available in three scents and in size XL.

    3. A bottle of Garnier's Ombrelle sunscreen that contains SPF 60 to protect your face and body from UVA and UVB rays. It absorbs quickly and won't leave a greasy film on your skin. Plus, it's hypoallergenic and fragrance free, so it won't irritate sensitive skin.

    @garniercan / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.38.

    4. A hair-finishing stick that'll catch those dreaded flyaways that always manage to escape your ponytail or bun. It's basically a mascara wand for your hair, but the gel is transparent, so it'll work on any hair colour.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    5. A hydrating sheet mask that's packed with essential oils to reenergize your dull and tired skin. One mask is equal to half a bottle of serum that'll quench your #thirsty skin, and it's incredibly gentle, so it can be used on almost all skin types.

    @garniercan / Via instagram.com, Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    The mask contains hyaluronic acid, which is an impressive molecule that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water.

    "I have oily/combination skin, so my cheeks and chin tend to be drier than the T-zone. I love using the Pomegranate sheet mask to boost the moisture levels in my skin, but all the different types of masks are equal when it comes to hydration. Even after I remove the mask, there is so much product left on my skin and in the package that I use it the excess serum on my neck. I can immediately see brighter, smoother, and more hydrated skin after just 15 minutes on my face. I use them a couple times a week before I go to bed, so I wake up with my skin at its best." —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask (#2 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for for $3.19. Available in six scents and a pack of six.

    6. A lip balm that'll transport you to the tropics with its juicy watermelon scent. It's packed with vitamin E and squalane oil to hydrate your lips, and contains SPF 20 to protect your lips from sun damage. You can wear it alone or use it as a base coat before applying lipstick.

    @softlipslipbalm / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $2.99.

    7. A bottle of aloe vera soothing gel that'll come in handy on the days when you get a little too much sun. It'll help reduce inflammation and redness and help replenish moisture to your skin, too.

    @holikaholikaglobal_official / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    8. A tube of Maybelline Instant Rewind Treatment concealer that will not only hide the dark circles under your eyes, but will also help treat them. It's made with goji berry extract and haloxyl that'll reduce puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles. Reviewers say it's lightweight, creamy, and blends really well.

    @maybelline / Via instagram.com, Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    "I still don’t know how a $7 tube of concealer (I use the Neutralizer shade) beats out the more expensive ones I have stuffed into my vanity, but it does. It’s not too creamy or thick, yet it still gives solid coverage without the cake-y feeling. It blends incredibly well with every foundation I wear (not at the same time, LOL) — and I have a lot of foundations.

    I also really enjoy the sponge applicator. I still go over whatever I apply with a Beauty Blender to get that matte look, but having the sponge makes it easier and means I don’t have to use my fingers to dab under my eyes. When I am done with my entire routine, my eyes look lighter and brighter, but not in a way that’s totally obvious — even when photos are taken and the flash is on. Basically what I am saying here is this is a staple beauty product that, IMHO, deserves a place in every makeup bag! And ya can’t argue with a $7 price tag." —Kayla Suazo

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on the Maybelline Instant Rewind Treatment Concealer (#4 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.96+. Available in 19 shades.

    9. A cult-favourite dry shampoo that'll transform your hair and scalp from greasy to gorgeous with a quick spray. It'll absorb all the excess oil and dirt in your hair, so it feels and smells fresh.

    @batiste_hair / Via instagram.com, @batiste_hair / Via instagram.com

    Just spray, massage, and then brush hair to remove excess product. Reviewers say it's the best dry shampoo they've tried.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    10. A jar of rich gel cream that'll give your dry skin the hydration it needs. It’s an oil-free formula that’s packed with hyaluronic acid. It's suited for all skin types, especially for anyone looking for a lightweight, daily moisturizer.

    @neutrogena / Via instagram.com, Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    "I typically get dry patches of skin on my forehead and nose year-round, but if I am diligent about applying this gel-cream, they go away rather quickly. It also makes my face look bright and glow-y, and I feel radiant on the days when I'm secretly dead-exhausted. And because I tend to deal with dry skin throughout the entire year — even in the summer — I plan to keep this in my regimen. Another thing I love about it is how a little goes a loooong way. It's a lightweight gel, so a small dollop can cover my entire face and I don't feel like I just caked on a heavy lotion. I truly can't recommend this product enough. It's time to finally say g'bye to dry, flaky skin." —Kayla Suazo

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizer.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.19.

    11. An organic body scrub that'll reenergize your skin and soul with its unique blend of Arabica coffee, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E. You'll fall in love with the grainy texture and intoxicating scent of this exfoliant, and it's gentle enough to use anywhere on your body!

    @basdbodycare / Via instagram.com

    This body scrub can get a little messy, but the combination of coffee and mint is so nice that I couldn't stop using it. It has a gritty texture that exfoliates my skin without being too harsh. I also really like that I can use it on my entire body. It's made with natural ingredients, so I can use it on my face without worrying about it irritating my skin.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    12. An apple cider vinegar shampoo that'll remove all the dirt, oil, and dry shampoo that's built up in your hair. It also has a blend of chamomile and sunflower seed extract that'll add moisture and shine to your locks. It works on all hair types, and it's gentle enough to use every day.

    @livecleanusa / Via instagram.com, @livecleancan / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.98.

    13. A bottle of nail polish that'll apply like a dream and dry in just 60 seconds. You'll only need two coats to get full coverage and there are a ton of colours to choose from.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca, Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "They come in so many different shades and it's so affordable, I usually buy two or three at a time. I'm currently loving this minty green colour (called 'Express To Impress') from the Expressie nail collection. The shade is bright, fresh, and very calming. And it only takes about a minute for the nail polish to dry, so I don't have to spend a lot of time drying my nails between and after coats." —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Expressie nail polish (#7 on the list!).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99+. Available in 28 colours.

    14. A natural deodorant spray that'll keep you smelling fresh all day, everyday, especially if you're super active. The blend of essential oils like lavender, peppermint, and bergamot have aromatherapeutic benefits that'll deodorize, reenergize, and soothe your skin.

    Amazon / Via instagram.com

    Reviewers love that it's easy to apply, isn't sticky, and has a light, refreshing scent.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.95. Available in three scents.

    15. A tube of ultra-hydrating hand cream that'll save your hands from drying out like the Sahara Desert. It's made with grape seed oil, shea butter, and avocado extract to soften, protect, and moisturize your dry hands and cuticles, without feeling heavy or greasy.

    @caudalie / Via instagram.com, Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I've been washing my hands a lot recently and it was starting to take a toll on my skin. My hands were so dry and the skin felt really tight immediately after washing. So I started using some Caudalie hand cream, and it's become the second step in my hand-washing routine. The texture is light and it absorbs really quickly, without leaving behind a sticky or greasy feeling. And it has a warm citrus scent that I find very subtle and soothing. My hands look and feel moisturized and soft, and I'll definitely be restocking once I finish the tube." —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Caudalie hands and nail cream (#9 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.32.

    16. An ultra-soft facecloth that’ll remove all your makeup with water — just water! It works gently to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil from your face, and can be washed easily by hand or in the washing machine when it gets dirty.

    @makeuperaser / Via instagram.com, Taylor Miller/BuzzFeed

    "It’s great for people with sensitive skin or easily irritated eyes. You can remove your eye makeup without getting any oils or gels in your peepers. All you have to do is put the Makeup Eraser through one laundry cycle and then… add water. Seriously. One, two, three swipes across your mug and the job is done! This also makes it a great choice for contact-lens wearers (Hi, me again!).

    This is one of those purchases that, while more expensive today, will save you lots of cash down the road. No more cotton pads, no more last-minute CVS runs, no more makeup wipes that dry out a week after you buy them!" —Jennifer Tonti

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Original Makeup Eraser.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.96.

    17. A deeply-hydrating hair mask that'll restore your hair to its former glory. If you have dry or frizzy hair, it'll help soften, tame, and moisturize your locks with a blend of shea butter, Manuka honey and baobab oil.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Reviewers say it works really well to condition and maintain their curly hair.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    18. A gentle face mist that's filled with rosewater and herbal extracts to hydrate and refresh your skin. You can use it before or after you apply makeup to give your skin a much needed pick-me-up!

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed, Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    "Once midafternoon hits, things get a little rough in the alertness department. But (usually) instead of downing another cup of coffee, I turn to this little babe and give myself a healthy succession of sprays at my desk.It's cool and refreshing, aka the perfect wake-up call for my drooping eyes and fading brain cells. It also makes my skin look the slightest bit more dewy, and, very importantly, doesn't irritate my skin.

    But in all honesty, why would it? It has soothing ingredients like aloe vera, bladderwrack (yep, that's a thing), gardenia, rose, and thyme. It almost sounds like one of those hyper-healthy smoothies I never drink. Afternoon aside, I use this to give my skin some pep literally any time of the day, and sometimes even to set my makeup if I'm just wearing concealer. It's always mist o'clock somewhere! 💨" —Sarah Han

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Mario Badescu facial spray (#1 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.

    19. A cooling jade roller and Gua Sha massager that'll release all the tension from your face and promote relaxation. You don't have to believe in the power of crystals to use these amazing facial tools. Together, the jade roller and Gua Sha tools will create an ultra-calming massage duo.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Reviewers love putting in the fridge and using it cool, and say it makes their skin care products absorb better.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    20. A super-tiny beauty spatula that'll help you get every last drop of your beauty products out of the bottle. The flexible silicone head and long, narrow handle can fit into your favourite makeup and skincare bottles. And when the containers are cleaned out, they're in the perfect condition to be recycled!

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $9.28.

    21. A pack of acne patches that'll treat those pesky pimples overnight, so you wake up with clearer skin. They're lined with hydrocolloid to help draw out oil and bacteria, without irritating your skin.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get three packs from Amazon Canada for $13.50.

    22. A hair detangler from The Honest Company, (Jessica Alba’s beauty brand!) that’ll make it WAY easier to comb through your hair. It has tons of hydrating ingredients like argan oil, shea butter, jojoba, and quinoa proteins to add shine and prevent knots and frizz. Plus, it'll leave behind a heavenly scent of sweet orange and vanilla!

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    It's free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, and formaldehyde, making it safe to use on children, too.

    "To put it bluntly, my hair is an absolute wreck. It has been bleached, dyed, straightened, and curled waaaay to much, and, honestly, it's mad at me. It was literally a nightmare to comb through after every shower (picture one of those tumbleweeds in a vintage Western movie) until I purchased this detangler.

    Now combing through my fine, knotty locks is a breeze. It's packed with hydrating argan oil, so I don't even have to add any extra serums to it after, which is a nice treat for my wallet. The cherry on top is that it actually smells like creamsicles, so you get a healthy dose of nostalgia, too." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the The Honest Company Conditioning detangler (#3 on the list).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.99.

    23. A makeup sponge holder that'll protect your makeup sponges from other questionable (nay, unsanitary) locations. It's made of soft, durable silicone, and has ventilation strips at the top that allow your sponge to dry faster after cleaning.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Plus, it's just a really cute way to store and organize your sponges on your vanity or bathroom counter!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99. Available in three colours.

    24. A tube of Burt's Bees lip balm that'll restore hydration to your lips and leave behind a natural-looking matte finish. It's made with a blend of natural ingredients, including their famous beeswax and a blend of fruit extracts to help soften, moisturize, and protect the skin.

    @burtsbees / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.49+. Also available in 13 flavours.

    25. A double-sided eyeliner stamp that'll help you create the perfect cat eye. You can use the wing stamp on one end, and then define and fill in the line with the pointy end of the eyeliner. There are three sizes, so you can draw a baby wing eyeliner or a full-on Amy Winehouse cat eye!

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The eyeliner comes in three sizes: 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.97.

    26. A lightweight moisturizer that's perfect for people with sensitive skin. It's super hydrating and non-comedogenic, which means it'll sink right into your skin without blocking your pores. It's also non-greasy and fragrance-free, so it won't irritate your skin.

    @cetaphilcanada / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $2.99+. Available in three sizes.

    27. A tube of blush that'll brighten up your cheeks with a natural-looking flush. The creamy texture applies smoothly, so it doesn't look streaky on your skin. And reviewers say you don't need a lot of product because it's very pigmented.

    @maybelline / Via instagram.com, Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.96.

    28. A bottle of Nyx's cult-favourite setting spray that'll keep you looking cool, calm, and collected all day long. It has a matte finish to help control shine and keep your makeup from moving or creasing, so you don't have to worry about midday touch-ups.

    @nyxcosmetics / Via instagram.com, Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    29. A deeply-nourishing body wash that'll add moisture to your skin instead of stripping it away. Dove's body wash is super gentle, but penetrates to the deepest layers of the skin to soften, smooth, and hydrate every time you shower.

    @dove / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.99.

    30. And finally, a pack of invisible hair ties that you can actually count on. The corded telephone design will keep your hair from being snagged or being tied too tightly, and they won’t snap while you try to tie your hair up like regular hair ties do.

    @invisibobblecanada / Via instagram.com, BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com

    Plus, they're suited for all hair types and are waterproof, sweat proof, and headache proof!

    "Thanks to its spiral design, this hair tie doesn't leave any bumps in your hair at all. None! I sleep with my hair in a wrapped into a bun and in the mornings I unravel and have the same straight hair I got ready for bed with. The Invisibobble is also made of plastic, so keeps your hair in place but somehow (magic? idk?) doesn't ever snag. Basically, it's a wonder product and I can't believe I used regular hair ties for so long." —Gyan Yankovich

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Invisibobble hair ring.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $10. Also available in beige.

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