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    27 Products Under $10 That Can Help Change Your Skincare Game

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

    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. Avarelle Acne Cover Patches are formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster) AND come in two sizes — classic circular patches PLUS large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.

    A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!

    Get the box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50. OR try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once. Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.50.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a Whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    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 $9.49.

    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. Healing Solutions 100% Tea Tree Oil is the go-to choice for thousands of reviewers for anything from acne to rosacea, thanks to its antibacterial properties.

    Get a 10 ml bottle from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in larger bottles).

    Promising review: "I got rosacea after I turned 25 and it kept getting worse. The picture on the left was the worst it ever was. I read an article on BuzzFeed about this oil with the link to Amazon and clicked on it. I put a little on every morning and night, daily, now for about three months. The results are fantastic. This was the only change I made. I went from my face hurting to my face feeling more refreshed and less red." —Jenny Gustainis

    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 $6.26 (also available in formulas for waterproof makeup, and oily skin).

    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

    This won best inexpensive makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    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.

    Free People

    You've head about turmeric 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 $9.94.

    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.,

    If you have sensitive skin, leave it on for five minutes, and if you have normal skin, you can leave it on for up to 20!

    Get it from Amazon for 9.99.

    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. 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 $7.95.

    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

    9. 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 $6.79.

    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.

    10. Bye Bye Blemish Acne Treatment Drying Lotion is infused with salicylic acid, sulfur, and other all-natural ingredients to dry out acne spots without drying out your skin. Don't shake before use! Just dip a Q-tip right in and apply. /

    Get it from Amazon for $7.75

    Promising review: "I have tried almost everything as a spot treatment for acne with minimal results, but this stuff actually works. I put it on at night on my trouble spots, and by morning there is a difference. In just a few days, most of my acne has disappeared or reduced in size and redness. For the price, this stuff is magic in a bottle. You will look a little silly going to bed, but it's worth it for the results. It does have a not great smell, but it fades once it dries on your face. I would highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    11. 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

    12. 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 $8.99.

    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

    13. 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 $4.99+ (available in coffee and charcoal formulas).

    Promising review: "I have really sensitive skin that tends to break out with certain products. I bought this to try on my body just to find out what the craze was with the sticks and ended up using it on my face as well. This product is amazing!!! My skin doesn’t break out from it and it actually cleans deeper into my pores than I expected and it even made my pores look smaller! I have combination type skin as well and my face isn’t left feeling oily and doesn’t get oily looking by the end of the day either. I recommend this product! I am a long time user of the Yes To products and haven’t been disappointed yet." —Debs

    14. 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 $5.99 each (also available in multipacks).

    Promising review: "I bought this soap because I had run out of the bar I had been using and the store I bought it from stopped carrying it. Thank goodness they did! The Shea Moisture African Black Soap from Amazon is by far the superior cleansing and skin treatment I needed! My skin is clearer now than it’s ever been in my life. I would highly recommend using this product if you have acne, mild rashes, boils or even eczema." —Margaret

    15. 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 $8.40.

    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 $12.99, which is totally worth the extra splurge.

    16. 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.

    Megan Paolone / BuzzFeed

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

    Get it from Sephora for $6.80.

    Promising review: "Best product for hydration I’ve ever used. I apply the product just as the instructions say — after face serums and before face creams. I find the key to making sure it doesn’t ‘ball up or pill’ is to make sure your serum is completely soaked in, and once the hyaluronic acid is applied make sure it is also absorbed before applying face creams. I notice a difference almost immediately in how plump and hydrated my skin looks. Definitely recommend!" —amandamccormick

    17. Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser reduces breakouts and gently removes impurities without harshly stripping or drying out your skin (aka causing new acne in the process).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.32.

    Promising review: "This product has worked so so SO well for me I’ve been using it for an entire year now, and I don’t prefer ANYTHING else! I have acne prone skin, anything makes me breakout. My skin used to be dreadfully full of acne and I’d cover it up with makeup. As long as I use this morning and night I never get a pimple. I don’t even wear makeup anymore because I’m that confident in my skin now. :) It’s amazing honestly. I recommend this to anybody because it’s not harsh, it’s not ineffective, it actually works!" —Maia

    18. 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

    19. 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 $8.99 (also available in sets of two with bigger hand grips for $8.99, or in sets with a larger body brush).

    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

    20. Linduray Skincare Microneedle Roller is covered in titanium .25 millimeter needles for gentle (and painless) exfoliation and a way to boost the efficacy of your favorite products, helping them absorb even better.,

    I recently ordered this, but I haven't tried it yet — it looks great, and I'll keep you guys posted!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    Promising review: "I was a little suspicious about the product but this is a good product!! I liked how affordable and easy it is and customer service answers questions quick. I was nervous my skin would have a bad reaction but it didn’t. I’ve used it a couple times now and I honestly can say the large pores on my cheeks and chin have gotten much smaller, and my skin doesn’t look so dull anymore. If you follow the directions you’ll have results!!" —Amazon Customer

    21. Acure Moroccan Argan Oil might cure your fear of skincare 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 $8.41 (also available in five other oil varieties for all your skin care needs, although those are over $10).

    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

    22. 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 $9.93.

    Promising review: "I used to use Origins Night-A-Mins ($45) 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

    23. 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 $9.85.

    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

    24. Elizavecca's Milky Piggy Bubble Mask has over 3,500 five-star reviews that speak to its satisfying foaming action *AND* how soft and clear it makes your skin.,

    Basically you'll want to post a picture of it while it foams up on your Insta story, and then take a 🔥 selfie of how soft and glowy your skin looks!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    Promising review: "I have very few skin care items I buy more than once. Just not usually THAT impressed. That being said, I LOVE this mask. It bubbles up upon application and the tiny bubbles bursting itch and tickle like crazy but stick out the 10 minutes. The first time I used it after washing it off you could literally see the junk and oil sitting on top of my skin as it had been pushed to the surface. The next morning my skin glowed. I have used it a few times since, not much gunk to push to the top now but can see the pores are empty. Def will be buying more, especially for Christmas presents." —Alice D.

    Check out more ~effervescent~ photos in our closer look at this mask!

    25. 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 $8.90.

    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

    26. Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub says "buh-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 $8.37.

    Promising review: "Yay! This stuff is a lifesaver. Recently my doctor put me on steroids to clear up my allergies. I immediately started breaking out like I was 15 again (it was one of the side effects. I should’ve read the pamphlet they give) and being 25, that doesn't really happen anymore. I didn't have a good exfoliator and this one had such good reviews that I decided to try it out. It really works! In eight days my skin was almost back to normal and it felt clean as can be! My dark acne spots were significantly lighter and all the little bumps ) had were gone. Will be buying this from here on out." —Janelle

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

    Urban Outfitters

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

    Promising review: "These under eye patches are amazing. I keep mine in the fridge and use them in the morning, especially after a late night when I have puffiness and dark circles. These really do the trick. Within minutes, my eyes look refreshed and de-puffed. Highly recommend!" —spookyfashion

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


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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