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    29 Products Under $10 That'll Change Your Skin Care Game

    Say bye to acne, dullness, dryness, excess oil, and more — without saying bye to your paycheck.

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    1. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches cover each pimple in hydrocolloid dressing, protecting them from further infection, *literally absorbing* pus and oil, and helping them heal WAY WAY faster — and keeping you from picking at them.


    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.97.

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! They come in three different sizes, so you can conquer any zit, no matter how large or small. They are close to clear, so they blend in well with my skin. I'll put one on a painful, irritated, head-less pimple in the morning, go about my day (no one has called me out for wearing them, which means either they haven't noticed or they're afraid to say anything), and by the evening all the yuck has been sucked out onto the patch. It's disgusting, but SO COOL! When I take the patch off, it looks like the pimple was photoshopped right off my face. ZAP! Leaving the patch on all day also keeps me from picking, which prevents nasty scars and making the zit worse. Seriously, I wish I had these in high school. Buy them for yourself, buy them for the teenagers in your life, buy them for everyone!" —Lindsay & Eddie

    On a personal note, I swear by these as part of my sensitive, acne-prone skin care routine!

    2. Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask scrubs away blackheads and residue when you rub it in, while leaving lasting hydration, minerals, and nutrients with its rich black sugar formula — because your skin deserves a little dessert, too.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15.

    Promising review: "This product is hands down a complete winner. In the shower, I apply heavily to my wet face and neck areas and leave it on while washing/conditioning hair, then rub gently again as by then the texture is smooth after the sugary grains have melted. Rinse off for super happy skin. This hydrates, nourishes, exfoliates so well with zero irritation. It's so gentle and effective. I use a bit on my hands, too." —GED

    3. Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner is packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients like witch hazel (duh!) and aloe vera to refine even sensitive skin. It can help calm flare-ups or breakouts and improve skin tone over time!


    Get it from Amazon for $9.29.

    Promising review: "I have been using this product for almost four years now and never had issues with skin irritation or packaging. I always order directly from Amazon. I live overseas and never had an issue with packaging, even though it takes about a week to get here due to the distance. My personal experience with this has only been excellent. The toner does have a very lovely light fragrance. I use it day and night after washing my face and before putting on any serums or creams. I do notice that it cleans any leftover makeup or leftover face wash and helps with taming breakouts. I have sensitive skin but have never had any issues. Excellent product." —Yarko Vanko

    Check out why a BuzzFeed writer (pictured above) is obsessed with this product for all the deets!

    4. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water has your back when it comes to effortlessly cleaning your face. It *gently* removes makeup, dirt, grime, and residue from the day, leaving your skin cleansed but not stripped. And you don't have to rinse!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.61 (available in three varieties: regular, waterproof, and oily).

    Promising review: "After one use of this product, I was thinking 'Where has this been all of my life?' I am using it to remove waterproof eye makeup and it is WAY better than any eye makeup remover I have ever used before. It is not oily so it doesn't feel greasy or blur my vision after I use it, yet it cleans magnificently without rubbing. This is going to become a staple in my bathroom!" —Rabid Reader

    5. Cocokind Tumeric Spot Treatment calms inflammation and redness, kills acne-causing bacteria, and evens out skin tone, all with only F I V E ingredients. Skin care that's as easy to apply as a tube of Chapstick? Sign me up.

    You've head about tumeric masks, but this is honestly so much easier. Just leave it on the areas you choose for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.

    Get it from Free People for $8.99.

    Promising review: "This treatment works like a charm! I have struggled with pigmentation and breakouts trying product after product. I've noticed evening of my skin tone and texture for the first time since I started using this regularly! Minimizes bumps and breakouts almost instantly! I've recommended this to all my friends who love it just as much!" —fpSaraNJ

    6. Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Stick takes all the annoying things out of sunscreen with a glide-on stick applicator (it's just like swiping on deodorant!) so your skin is fully protected from the sun without ever feeling greasy.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite face sunscreen. I have some occasional acne and rosacea-prone skin, but this doesn't make me break out or irritate my skin at all. It also doesn't cause an allergic reaction like some other sunscreens I've used. It feels comfortable and not as slick as some other sunscreen sticks. It lasts a lot longer than a liquid sunscreen, even when I'm rowing, running, kayaking, or hiking. My dermatologist loves the Sun Bum brand and I can see why." —Marietta Moore

    7. Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask ~pulsates~ as it works its magic, banishing the toughest acne and deep cleaning your pores with calcium bentonite clay.,

    Get it from Amazon for $8.30.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. It's an official Holy Grail product of mine. I ideally use it once-a-week, and it feels as if angels themselves have taken the time, to delicately renew my skin with the magical touch of their wings. Ok, but really. I wear foundation daily, have combination and sensitive skin, and require hypo-allergenic products. I truly feel this product is a part of why I stay break-out free week after week. I mix with equal parts water and [apple cider] vinegar and use the sensitive skin time recommendation to avoid over-drying or any tenderness afterward, moisturize after and I'm good to go! I also find it works WONDERS as a spot treatment for the pimples that do happen to appear every-so-often. I love this stuff, use it often, and it still lasts FOREVER. Literally the best mask I've ever used." —S.Nae

    Check out more incredible before and after photos here!

    8. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater hydrates skin with just one spritz, making it the perfect thing to keep at your dry AF office or in your purse. And it can go right over your makeup for moisturizing boosts throughout the day.

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in four sizes; also available in an aloe, cucumber, and green tea formula).

    Promising review: "If you're looking at this product already, it is probably because you heard about it by word of mouth or on some product list like me. BUY THIS PRODUCT! It is everything the rave reviews say. Whether you use it for a morning mist before applying makeup or throughout the day as a cooling mist, this rosewater spray is the bomb-diggity." —Aproposamy

    9. Burt's Bees Daily Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive Skin dispenses neatly, thanks to its easy pump action — no sticking your fingers in a jar of cream. Plus the sensitive skin–friendly formula is packed with gentle ingredients like jojoba oil (to moisturize *without* making skin greasy), cotton extract (to soften skin), and aloe vera (to soothe and reduce irritation).

    Me 'n' my sensitive skin are OBSESSED with this moisturizer! It's the first time I haven't had to blot my shiny forehead *once* throughout the day, and my skin is super soft and plenty hydrated. Thanks, Burt!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    Promising review: "Bought this product a second time. Perfect for sensitive skin. Did not irritate my skin, nor cause breakouts. It's not to thick of a moisturizer and overly greasy or anything like that. Feels very lightweight, absorbs quickly and gives me just the right amount of moisturizing that I need! I use this under BB cream and foundation. Love that the ingredients are natural." —Edb63

    10. Bio-Oil Multi-Use Skincare Oil is the sworn favorite of thousands of people to moisturize skin, reduce the appearance of scars, prevent and treat stretch marks, and even out skin tone.

    It sinks into skin easily and never ever leaves a greasy residue.

    Get a two-ounce bottle from Amazon for $8.89.

    Promising reviews:

    "I have been using Bio-Oil for over three years now, since it was recommended to me by my doctor post-surgery to speed healing and reduce scarring. I absolutely love it! I use it just about every day. I have incredibly sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, and I can even use it on my face without a problem. I use it every single time I get out of the shower on my face, decolletage, hands and any breakouts I have that are healing. It absorbs quickly and leaves no greasy residue." —Amazon Customer

    "Will buy more. I love this stuff. Currently pregnant and my doctor recommended it to help prevent stretch marks, so far so good. Also clearing up old acne scars." —leashej

    Learn more about Bio-Oil in Over 3,000 People Recommend This Oil For Scarred, Stretched, Or Damaged Skin.

    11. CeLaVi Essence Sheet Masks have your face ~covered~, no matter what life throws at you. The nine masks each have a different main ingredient, so you can choose based on how you're feeling at the moment, whether you're looking for anti-oxidant rich cleansing (check out the honey), brightening and balancing (pop open the pomegranate), or soothing stressed-out skin (try the tea tree).

    In the set you get one of each of the following: avocado, pomegranate, tea tree, charcoal, cucumber, honey, vitamin C, collagen, and aloe vera — and they're gentle enough to work on all skin types!

    Get a pack of nine masks from Amazon for $8.

    Promising review: "I'm wearing the black sheet mask right now as I'm typing this and GIRLLLLL this is life. It immediately started tingling and felt soothing. I also think for the price you get a nice variety of masks, and I love how they have a description of what each one is supposed to do. They're perfect for an at-home spa day :)" —Amazon Customer

    12. Nature Republic Soothing Aloe Vera Gel is the multi-use product you didn't know you needed until now — it's mild enough to use on your face, but also soothes and reduces irritation wherever you need it (I love putting it on my legs after shaving!).

    Sensitive acne-prone skin? This gel will keep your face moisturized while soothing inflammation and breakouts. Easily sunburned? Keep a jar in the fridge for immediate relief. Prone to razor burn and ingrown hairs? Use it immediately after shaving to prevent irritation AND moisturize your skin. I have very sensitive skin, and I can even *dry shave* my legs with this miracle product!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.10.

    Promising review: "Really great product that has done wonders for my skin! I cannot believed how much it has improved the moisture of my skin. I also breakout really easy and most facial products will irritate my skin horribly but this product has never done that! My mom is the same way and it has not caused any reactions for her either. If you have very sensitive skin, I recommend giving this a try!" —Ren

    Another BuzzFeed editor swears by this gel too! Check out her review to learn why.

    13. Elizavecca Witch Piggy Pore Control Serum contains 97% hyaluronic acid (which can carry up to 10 TIMES its weight in water), adding a serious boost of hydration and lasting moisture to your skin — and it can help reduce the appearance of pores.

    This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by (and it looks damn cool).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.20.

    Promising review: "I bought this initially because I thought the little pig was cute. This is the best beauty product I have bought in a long time. It has made my irritated, flaky skin so soft and smooth. It feels a little sticky when first applied, but give it a couple of minutes and you won't feel any residue. I have super oily skin in the summer, and this does not make it feel oilier. I am a customer for life." —Nashvegas Girl

    14. The Saem Iceland Hydrating Eye Stick instantly cools your under eyes, boosting circulation to reduce puffiness instantly and ~chill~ down any discoloration. It's like a mini arctic vacation in just one swipe.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising review: "Holy cow. I was not expecting something so simple to be so amazing. I read another reviewers comment about how they kept theirs in the fridge and tried this as well before trying it. After cleansing my face, I took this out and rubbed some under my eyes and it was the most cooling and refreshing feeling! Not only that, but the next day I visibly noticed lightening of my dark circles and the skin under my eyes looked brighter and well moisturized. I really enjoyed the scent of this as well and will definitely keep using this in the future because I actually look forward to taking my makeup off and using this every day!" —Amelia

    15. Yes To Two-in-One Scrub and Cleanser Stick combines your cleansing and exfoliating steps into one (dare I say fun?) product. And it comes in two amazing varieties: energizing coconut and coffee (moisturizing and tightening skin) and charcoal (removing impurities and excess oil).

    Just scrub it all over your face to remove dead skin cells and get to work — then rinse! This is also a PEEERRRFECT cleanser for traveling (no worrying about liquids to spill!)

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39+ (available in two varieties).

    Promising review: "Very easy to use. Leaves skin feeling clean, but also moisturized. Exfoliant was pretty gentle, but got the job done." —Rae

    16. Kate Blanc Cosmetics Vitamin C 20% Serum is packed with powerhouse ingredients like green tea, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C & E, making this an added step to your skin care routine that'll pack a huge punch — we're talking fighting discoloration and inflammation, boosting hydration, and keeping skin smooth and toned.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "I'm in my early 30s; fighting whiteheads AND wrinkles is sometimes a bit difficult. Not with this! Zits cleared up, pores got smaller, blackheads minimized. I was able to stop using topical acne products. AAAND my under eyes look more alert and taut after using this. If you're looking for a lightweight, oil-free, vitamin C serum that has no smell and will DO WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO, I highly recommend this product." —Emily

    17. Shea Moisture African Black Soap cleanses skin, absorbing oil while adding moisture (it's made with shea butter) and calming skin, helping relieve acne and symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. And it's safe to use on your face and your whole bod!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98 each (also available in multipacks).

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness...this is a great product! Smells great and makes your skin feel great. I have only used it for about a week but I can already see a difference in my skin. It’s smoother and clearer. I would highly recommend this for anyone with acne-prone skin." —Casandra Cowan

    18. Holika Holika Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel works ~eggcellently~ when it comes to removing dead skin and sebum; just apply it to your face and roll it all around — you'll be shocked at how much comes off your face. This is truly satisfying skin care.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    Promising review: "I love South Korean beauty products, especially when it comes to skin care. This does more work removing dead skin than any exfoliator I’ve used and without the harsh and eco damaging scrubbing beads. As you smooth this around, the dead skin balls up in a disgusting but totally addictive way. After rinsing my face, I had the skin of a glowing goddess." —Grolarbear

    You can also get the same peeling gel in Gudetama packaging for $10.42, which is totally worth the extra splurge.

    19. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 delivers professional quality skin care at a frankly borderline-shocking price. Just add a drop to your skin before moisturizer for smooth, glowy results your skin'll just drink up.

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    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review for a ~glowing~ report!

    Get it from The Ordinary for $6.80.

    Promising review: "My sensitive, rosacea-breakout-prone skin has been drinking this stuff right up. I put it on at night post-toner and pre-moisturizer, and in the morning before my moisturizer and under BB cream. I don’t think my skin has ever felt smoother in the morning after I wake up than when I use it." —Megan Paolone

    20. Sephora Collection Watermelon After-Sun Mask stops the burn after a bit too much sun exposure, cooling and refreshing skin *instantly* while helping you maintain your summer glow. AND it has two pieces: one for your face and one for your ~décolletage~ for extra soothing power.

    Get it from Sephora for $5.

    Promising review: "This is probably the best mask I’ve ever used. I laid out and got a little bit of sunburn on my face and chest. This mask instantly cooled my skin!! There’s also so much extra product that I was able to rub it on my shoulders and other mildly burnt areas of my skin! I’m glowing!" —Christinacm

    21. Innerneed Silicone Cleanser and Massager Brushes take your cleansing routine to a whole other level; these bbs are made of food-grade silicone and covered with super soft bristles to *gently banish* makeup, dirt, oil, dead skin cells and any other grime that's got to go, leaving refreshingly clean skin with no irritation.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in sets of two with bigger hand grips for $8.99).

    Promising review: "I've seen these online and thought I'd give them a try... I'll never wash my face without these again! I have a pretty in-depth skin care routine and this these little wonders cover the missing piece. The silicone is super soft and the ergonomically designed and easy to hold. I'm actually using less face wash now. My kids are using them now and are super fun for them to use. And I even gave one to my husband who loathes washing his face. I highly recommend and for the price you can't beat it!" —G. Pathak

    22. Sephora Collection Sleeping Masks deliver overnight benefits perfect for lazy beauty lovers who also need their beauty sleep. Just slather one on (depending on your skin concerns) and wake up refreshed and ready to answer the question, "Did you just get a facial?"

    These under-$5 babies are available in NINE types! Let's break 'em down:

    * Pomegranate (anti-fatigue and energy)

    * Green tea (mattifying and anti-blemish; currently out of stock but available soon)

    * Rose (moisturizing and brightening)

    * Ginseng (toning and firming)

    * Pearl (perfecting and brightening)

    * Algae (purifying and detoxifying)

    * Avocado (nourishing and repairing)

    * Aloe vera (quenching and replenishing)

    * Coconut water (moisturizing and soothing)

    Get them from Sephora for $4 each.

    Promising review (for the avocado mask): "I’m so shocked by these. I’ve dropped stacks on masks from Sisley and Fresh and the like, assuming the results were tied to the high price, but these cheap little things pack a punch. The pod has three generous applications worth of the mask in it. It absorbs really quickly and becomes dry to the touch. It’s quite hydrating; I apply it alone after cleansing and toning. My skin feels very soft in the morning. I don’t remember any product having this much of a smoothing effect on my skin." —Jaws2

    23. Acure Moroccan Argan Oil might cure your fear of skin care oils once and for all. This is lightweight and melts into skin easily, restoring skin's texture and smoothness thanks to the fatty acids and proteins hidden inside.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.91 (also available in five other oil varieties for all your skin care needs).

    Promising review: "I have adult acne problems. HAHA. it's not really funny. This moisturizer seems to be one of the only moisturizers I can put on my face. I was super freaked out about putting oil on my face, as I'm sure many of you can relate with. but, I use this and Thayer's alcohol-free witch hazel on it at night... which is a routine that has changed. my. life.

    You only need a single pump for your entire face, so this generally does last a long time. It makes my face feel like the softest thing I've ever touched. it feels plump, moisturized, and looks glow-y. Does *not* cause my acne to flare up — in fact, it truly helps. I ran out of this for a couple of weeks, and the skin on my smooth face honestly went back to sh!t. I'm so relieved to have it again. :ove the product, love the company. 10/10, this is a recommendation." —Jade

    24. TonyMoly Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack extracts blackheads and vacuums out clogged pores on your nose *and* the area up into your forehead, gently ridding impurities while conditioning your skin (hello marine plant extracts).


    Get it from Amazon for $3.50.

    Promising review: "I really like these strips because not only does it cover the entirety of your nose, but goes up the bridge of your nose and a rather large patch of the forehead. Peel off slowly as to not damage your skin and then marvel at the nastiness that was in your pores. Not to mention these are cheaper than the Bioré pore strips and work just as well and cover more surface area of the nose." —Ashley

    25. Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Night Cream feels like a pampering session after any long day, sealing in moisture overnight and brightening skin with powerful antioxidants so you wake up looking radiant, even when you don't exactly feel it.


    I love this night cream so much, you guys.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.62.

    Promising review: "I used to use Origins Night-A-Mins but couldn't justify the price for it. I found this while looking for a suitable replacement and I really like it!! I have very dry and sensitive skin, in my mid-30s and this product is really great. Very comparable to Origins, and my face is very soft and smooth. I started using this about eight months ago and I'm just running low and will need to replace. It definitely lasts and you get your money's worth!!" —LAMH

    26. Kose Speedy Cleansing Oil lives up to its name, melting makeup and pore-clogging sebum faster than you can say "it's bedtime." New to double cleansing? It's definitely worth a try.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    Promising review: "This stuff is GREAT! To start, I have EXTREMELY sensitive, acne prone skin (look at my pores wrong and I might breakout). When I first purchased this cleansing oil, I was new to the K-beauty skincare world. I wanted to dip my feet into the K beauty world without spending an arm and a leg, so I selected this product to try and am so glad I did. Now it’s my go to! Double cleansing is a game changer!! It makes sense when you learn the science behind it all and your pores will thank you. I was expecting my pores to feel clogged or a greasy residue to be left after I rinsed it off but to my surprise, I felt clean. When I wear makeup, it melts it right off and any remaining dirt in pores is then cleaned out with my water-based cleanser. It rinses off white, so once you stop seeing the white come off of your face, you’re good to move onto your water based cleansing step. Hope this helps for anyone considering double cleansing or just looking for a new oil cleanser." —Amber

    27. Ultra Sexy Lip Scrub exfoliates your lips with coconut and sugar, but immediately provides lasting hydration and moisture, thanks to avocado, jojoba, and sweet almond oils. Pucker up!

    And it's vegan and cruelty-free.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    Promising review: "Story time: My lips were flaking more than the snow outside. They were dryer than the desert. I followed the directions and it wasn’t cutting into my skin like a thousand knives of fire as it sloughs away the disgustingly gross layer of cells. It also moisturizes like a warm hug. After rinsing away those hug crystals, my lips are given that new life and soft enough to not hurt others’ feelings when I yell about the 2016 Chicago Cubs being the greatest baseball team. Moral of the story: add this to your cart. No regrets will happen." —Awesomeness

    28. Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub says "boy bye" to dirt and oil, with sea kelp and French green clay to soften and detox your skin without removing all the moisture.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "My new favorite scrub! It's gentler than others that I've tried, but I think that makes it better. The soft seaweed exfoliates nicely and doesn't cause micro-tears in my skin like apricot pits or walnut shells do in other scrubs. Most scrubs make my face look very red and irritated after using but this one doesn't. I do think it brightens, too. I use it two or three times a week and I think my skin tone is evening out very nicely. Not too drying, either! Kind of moisturizing, in fact, which is great with a scrub." —Megan S.

    29. Patchology Eye Revive Flashpatch Five-Minute Hydrogels are infused with caffeine to *wake up* your eyes and boost circulation, reducing puffiness in the process.

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $3 each (or two for $5). You can also get a five-pack from Amazon for $15.

    When you realize how good your skin is gonna be for so little $$$:


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