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    25 Skincare Products You Probably Would Never Guess Cost So Little

    And *everything's *under 30 dollarsssss.

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    1. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask helps remove blackheads. This cool concoction fizzles and pops, and the end result is all the blackheads snatched out of your skin.

    Promising review: "I decided to try this mask based on the insanely high customer rating and affordable price just to see if it would live up to the hype. I just finished washing it off my face and I have to say I do see a difference, albeit not a dramatic one. I have enlarged pores in my T-zone and issues with blackheads around my chin and after one use, my pores appear smaller and tighter and most of the smallest blackheads and bumps are gone from around my chin. I am impressed but I think with regular use it might make an even bigger difference — maybe a couple of times a week. Oh yeah, it's also really fun to watch and feel the bubbles foaming up on your face!" —Elisabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Check out our full review of Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask here (#3).

    2. CLSEVXY Facial Cleansing Brush removes makeup, gently exfoliates the skin, digs out blackheads, and reduces the look of fine lines. I know you've seen the $100 Clarisonic brush — but this one is on Amazon for a jaw-dropping price and it includes four brush heads and two speed settings! Gahhhh, if you don't dunk this thing in your cart, you better!


    It operates on two AA batteries which are sold separately.

    Promising review: "First off, I love that this product comes with four different brush options and is waterproof! The instructions clearly explain what each brush head is used for! It’s super soft on your skin and provides a nice, even, and thorough cleanse! I’m so glad I purchased this product... It does everything I expected it too and does it very well!! It’s a great product for a very reasonable price. I love that it comes in a storage case and is battery-operated!! What a great buy!!" —Stephw.92

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 and the AA batteries for $3.49+ (available in four quantities choice).

    3. 24 Karat Gold Foil Essence Moisturizing Serum helps hydrate, brighten, and even the skin tone, minimize wrinkles, shrink the look of pores, and control oil production. This serum is designed for all-over use so you can give every inch of your body the gold treatment. Yes, it's got flecks of real gold in it and YET the price is under $10!

    Promising review: "I got a lot more of this serum than I thought I was going to get for the price so I’m happy with that. I’m even happier because this stuff works! I can actually feel my skin start to tighten up and can see results after five days! I bought this to help repair some damage to my face after an accident. I can definitely see where this has helped tighten some stretched skin under my eye." —Sally Pickle-Simon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. Avarelle Acne Patches remove so much pimple gunk from your face, you'll think you just underwent the ultimate extraction facial from an esthetician — without spending the esthetician duckets. These patches are meant to shrink pimples overnight and shorten the overall life span of acne blemishes.

    Promising review: "OH MY GOD! This product is a godsend seriously. I almost canceled a first date that I planned for tonight because I had a few huge pimples that popped up... These little patches worked their magic overnight!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $8.90 (available in a pack of 40).

    5. Tatcha Rice Polish starts off as a powder and transforms into a foam once water is added and it's lathered on the skin. The polish is meant to exfoliate the skin gently and there are four versions to address different skin types. The travel-size version is super budget-friendly so here's your reminder to NEVER sleep on the travel-size version of luxury brands you think are out of your budget.

    Instagram / Tatcha / Via

    Tatcha is one of the most beloved J-beauty brands as it's known for luxury products that come with a luxury price. Buuuuut, if you want to get in on the J-beauty trend without breaking the bank, this famed Rice Polish is available in a travel-size for under $20. It's also a smart option for anyone who wants to exfoliate their skin more but prefers to avoid scrubs, which can be really abrasive on the skin.

    Promising review: "A few days ago I received the travel-sized rice polish for dry skin and after just two days, my skin looks and feels luxuriant! Two days! When this jar is gone, I will be purchasing the full-sized jar. You have me for life! In such a short time, my skin already is brighter and as smooth as a baby’s bottom. I cannot wait to see my face in one month! I also rub this magic potion on the back of my hands. I use it at night and in the morning, my skin is dewy and moist. My makeup applies so evenly and smooth. I am tempted to buy your whole line. I also received your camellia oil as a sample and I will use that all the time now. Thank you Tatcha!" —Jan from Seattle

    Get it from Tatcha for $15 (available for in four styles according to skin type).

    6. A Lavinso Foot Exfoliation Mask that basically gives you brand new feet since it strips layers and layers of dead skin and calluses from them.

    Promising review: "These were amazing! They actually did what they claimed they would. My feet were peeling in five days. Starting on the third day, I made sure to soak them for at least 10 minutes. It took about three to four days for them to stop peeling but the results are amazing. My feet feel so new!" —Nov.Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    7. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion that — despite that fancy-dancy name — actually does something really straight-forward. It improves skin texture and helps even skin tone. While retinoids can be really expensive and risky (since they can be abrasive for the skin) — this version from The Ordinary is designed to be non-irritating and formulated without alcohol, oil, silicone, nuts, or gluten. It's also vegan and cruelty-free!


    Promising review: "I have been using this product for maybe 10 days and let me tell you... My acne and hyperpigmentation have DEFINITELY diminished. My texture is gone and my redness is almost gone. I was worried when I read some reviews saying it was drying because my skin is pretty dry in the winter, but it’s not that drying at all. I’ve been using it with The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and they work great together! My skin overall looks a lot healthier." —Cristinaeg

    Get it from Sephora for $9.80.

    8. Biotin Shampoo is formulated to help people experiencing hair loss with jojoba oil that moisturizes the scalp, prevents dryness, and stops dandruff. It's simple: Your scalp is skin, therefore scalp care IS skincare.

    A healthy scalp is a major key to healthy hair.

    Promising review: "I could not wait to write this review. My hair has been thinning lately. When I took a shower, there would be so much hair in the drain and I have been watching thinning spots by either side of my bangs, where my hairline was actually receding. I was not liking it. So, I went to Amazon to search for a product/shampoo that would promote new hair growth and stop my hair loss. I wasn't really expecting much, to be honest. I came across this Biotin shampoo and I read all the reviews. People actually wrote that after a few uses they could see new hair sprouting. There were even some pictures that looked pretty encouraging. But still, I just couldn't imagine that a cure for this horrific problem could be so easy. So I ordered it, LESS than two weeks ago. I washed my hair immediately the day I got it in the mail. And the first thing that floored me was that there was NO hair in my hair catcher in my drain after I washed my hair. I laughed out loud. It has now been less than two weeks and I've used it like three or four times, and I have NEW HAIR SPROUTING like new grass in my thinning spots. I swear to you I do. On both sides of my hairline AND filling in my hairline in my bangs. I don't even know what else to say but that this stuff is a miracle. Nothing less. There's also close to no hair loss when I wash my hair... I'm almost laughing. I have baby little blonde hairs sprouting up so fast. My hair feels and smells unbelievably fabulous and this stuff costs 11 bucks? If I didn't see this with my own eyes, then I would not believe it... All I know is my brother spent tons on his hair plugs and now he needs them again. I don't know if every single person is getting these results, but for 11 bucks, I think you should try it and see. I will NEVER stop using this shampoo." —Bridget Langston

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. A Deciniee Rose Quartz Roller and gua sha stone set can give yourself the face massage of your dreams. Ya' know, if you ever did dream about a face massage. The roller and stone are meant to help depuff and soothe the skin, and can also be used all over the body.

    It also comes with instructions for proper use.

    Promising review: "I am seriously obsessed with this jade roller and gua sha set! These are ideal to help improve fine lines and improve circulation on your face. My mom is almost 70 and she swears by this...and she looks 25 years younger! I love putting my set in the refrigerator because when the tools are cold, they are more effective. Both the jade roller and gua sha are made of high-quality jade and no chemicals. It's an easy way to give yourself a relaxing spa day. It helps to reduce puffiness under your eyes as well. Lately, I have been also using this on my neck for my double chin. This is such a great massage body tool as well. Give it a try!" —Amy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.69 (also available in jade).

    10. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your face with a simple, careful flick of your wrist, leaving smooth skin. This razor also pulls double-duty since it can also give your eyebrows a flawless arch. This thing does the work of those top-dollar electronic dermaplaning gadgets and just might urge you to skip out on those pricey dermaplaning sessions you book with your esthetician.,

    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle brand facial razors which I thought worked well. But, I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise, dead skin, that came off was shocking and oh so satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S Stark

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.99 (also available in a nine-count pack).

    11. CeraVe Eye Repair Cream decreases dark circles, minimizes wrinkles, and provides moisture to the top and bottom parts of your eyes. I use this every single day and it's a GODSEND — especially in the fall and winter when my skin tends to get the driest. It's fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic. Spend hundreds of dollars on eye creams for what?!

    Instagram / CeraVe / Via

    This product is what I call a slow-burner, which is what I call products that do not work overnight. Sure, it moisturizes quickly and effectively but it does its best work on wrinkles and dark circles after extended use over time. If you're expecting an overnight fix, then, well, this ain't it and you might want to seek a concealer. But if you're looking for a product to incorporate into your daily routine that'll work with consistency, then this eye repair cream is about to be your new jam.

    Promising review: "This is great for the price! I didn't really expect it to do much since most eye creams are much more expensive but my lines and wrinkles have basically vanished after about a month of use. The product soaks into the skin quickly and doesn't make me feel oily or anything. It also sits under makeup very well. You just have to be careful not to get it actually in your eyes as it stings a bit. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and will likely continue using this product when I run out." —Amy A.

    Get it from Target for $15.99 or from Ulta for $15.99.

    12. Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask sucks out the impurities in your skin like a vacuum and is credited by reviewers with clearing up everything from eczema flare-ups to psoriasis patches to cystic acne breakouts in place of expensive prescriptions! It has over 13,000 five-star reviews so basically, the internet voted, and your skincare stash needs this like yesterday.

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this mask for a little over a week now... with apple cider vinegar. Since I had pimples I used it EVERY night for about 20 minutes (or until I felt my face pulsate a little). This is the only thing that has ever worked for me and I have tried EVERYTHING to fix my skin. My skin seemed to look even worse when I’d try to wash it, tone it, etc. I tried cheap brands and expensive brands. All in all, I probably spent hundreds of dollars on acne care. I was to the point where I gave up and decided to live with the acne. But this mask is like the holy grail of acne solutions... It doesn’t totally take away acne scars but it takes away the pimples for sure. If your on the fence about this product, BUY IT! This is my only ever review on Amazon because it actually does work if you're consistent with it!!" —Clarence Balagtas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. The Body Shop Body Yogurt is formulated to keep skin moisturized for 48 hours (uh, yah, TWO whole DAYS!!) and is 100% vegan.


    Promising review: "This is my favorite Body Shop fragrance. It's a true and sweet but not cloying rose scent. I love wearing it. I tried the body butter in this line and although it provides more moisture to the skin, I wanted a product that moisturizes but also absorbs and is never sticky. This is it!" —Saltwater Diva

    Get it from Amazon for $15.51.

    14. HoneySkin Face & Body Cream that just may save you a few dollars on prescription stuff since so many reviewers say it helps with clearing up flare-ups associated with rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and more. It features manuka honey (reduces inflammation and balances pH levels) and aloe vera (soothes inflammation and moisturizes).

    It's 100% cruelty-free and vegan!

    Promising review: "I am absolutely blown away by the results from using this product. I have moderate rosacea made severe by pregnancy and was at a major loss as to how to manage it. Unable to treat my rosacea as I normally would and with my sensitivity at an all-time high (I couldn’t tolerate anything more than Vaseline), I decided to give this a whirl and could not be happier that I did. I think my picture speaks for itself but within one week, this cream SIGNIFICANTLY improved my rosacea and sensitivity. After a month, my skin was completely smooth with minimal redness and scarring left from the months-long flare I’d been having. Fan of Honeyskin for life here!!!" —LR

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in three jar sizes).

    15. TONYMOLY Face Masks moisturize, smooth, brighten, and help repair the skin, and they're SO FRIGGIN' CHEAP! Using one of these is like treating yourself to a mini spa trip without ever having to leave your house or hurt your wallet.

    Instagram / TONYMOLY

    Get them from Amazon for $3 (available in 28 styles and three quantity choices).

    16. 24-karat gold eye masks decrease puffiness and dark circles. At-home spa day, here you come!,

    These eye masks are vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "OK, so I had really low expectations for these. I thought at worst they would reduce some puffiness and feel good under my eyes. They worked so much better than that. I am a mom of two... I don't sleep well as it is and given that I am now 39 and not 16, that shows up in my face, particularly under my eyes lately. Sometimes I have puffiness but what I noticed most was the dark circles. I store these individual packs in the fridge and popped a set on one evening just before bed. I left it on for 20 to 30 minutes and when I took them off? WOW. My eyes looked younger and MUCH less tired. I wish I would have taken a before and after photo. Honestly, I was really surprised. I always try things like this with a hefty dose of speculation and low expectations. This has given me the result that I have been trying for with about 20 different under eye creams I have sitting on my bathroom counter right now. It is so worth a try. At the very least, they feel refreshing under your eyes and on your skin! I know results aren't the same for everyone given genetics, reasons for use, expectations, etc. — but I am going to be sending some to my mom!" —Bamgela

    Get them from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in a 15-pack and 20-pack).

    17. Feeling Beautiful Peace, Love, And Glow Hydration Kit gives your skin the ultimate with a moisture boost. The kit comes with a clay mask, cream mask, a sheet mask, one headband, and a reusable water bottle!


    It's so dope that the Feeling Beautiful brand tossed a water bottle into the mix because, DING DING DING, you gotta hydrate your body from the inside out. If you're not sucking up enough water, then it's going to show in your skin so blast the dryness away with your face-mask-and-chill sessions AND your H20 intake.

    Get it from Ulta for $9.99.

    18. Weleda Skin Food moisturizes and repairs the skin so the cool fall weather doesn't dry it out. It's made of sustainably sourced ingredients including rosemary leaf, pansy flower, and organic sunflower seed oil. The plant-based product is thick and strong enough to be used on the entire body but gentle enough to put near the sensitive eye area. Several reviewers noted that this is a cult favorite product that's made top beauty lists in magazines for years — and yet this bad boy remains under $15.

    Promising review: "Yes, this all-natural product is great on hands and feet, but what I am thrilled about is how it works in my facial skincare routine. At night, after all the cleansing and moisturizing, I pat a very small amount of Skin Food on my marionette lines, my lips, upper lips, below my eyes, and on the crows' feet (making sure not to get this too close to my eyes), and finally on the lines of my forehead. It makes a huge difference in my 66-year-old, dry, sensitive skin. I would give this 10 stars if I could. I applied this at night before bed the first time and could see a difference the next morning. My skin is so dry that I can do the same thing in the morning on days when I don't have to immediately go somewhere as it takes a little bit of time to soak in on me. It comes out of the tube somewhere between a cream and an ointment but seems to melt when you rub it between your fingers. I also love the smell and will keep using this product as long as it is available." —Dallas Baby Boomer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.39.

    19. Lancôme's Rôsy Skincare Set cleanses and restores the skin after a day of makeup wear. The rose-scented set comes with a makeup remover, a toner, a gentle sugar scrub, and a jelly mask. Lancôme is a beloved luxury brand that beauty fans don't hesitate to pay the big dollars for, which makes this affordable skincare set an even cooler grab.


    Get it from Ulta for $28 or Dillard's for $28.

    20. Cuccio Revitalize Cuticle Oil has the high-brow shape of an expensive perfume bottle yet actually helps whip the skin around your nails into shape and nourishes your nails so they grow faster.

    Promising review: "I don’t write many reviews but have to give credit where it’s due. I NEVER can grow all 10 nails out. Some break, peel, etc., so I might have a few nice ones but until this product, never 10. Now, I have 10 long, strong nails! I’ve used this daily (sometimes multiple times a day) for about a month. I got a manicure yesterday and could finally do the French style due to the length. I also tried one of those 'pens' with nail oil, and while it’s somewhat more convenient to use, the environmental impact of plastic was not worth the convenience of having the oil in the car or having the little brush. This stuff works great, smells great, and comes in glass. FINALLY, a product that does exactly what it claims!" —Never home but still want it nice.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38+ (available in two scents).

    21. Pond's Dark Spot Corrector moisturizes and brightens up spots related to acne scarring, sun damage, and other issues. The before-and-afters spill all the tea you need to consume about this affordable cream.,

    This product is hypoallergenic so it doesn't contain any of the popular allergens that could irritate your skin.

    Promising review: "I'm a huge Sephora fan and have been buying expensive moisturizers over and over and over and not loving a single one. I finally decided to cave and try a cheaper but very well rated one, THIS one... And I seriously LOVE it. It's light and creamy, smells amazing, doesn't make your skin sticky, fades my acne scars, and even fades my wrinkles! I'm never going back.

    Also, I never write reviews so... this means a lot." —ZTA387

    Get it from Amazon for $14.75.

    22. Hairby Facial Cleansing Brush is made with silicone and looks JUST like the Foreo — but for less than half the price tag and WHEW, your wallet is finally going to agree with you on an impulsive electronic skincare buy. This gadget exfoliates the skin with a gentle vibration and it's USB chargeable!

    The brand says that you can use it for up to a full month without having to recharge it.

    Promising review: "First off, I hardly ever write reviews but this product is so great I feel like it deserves a shoutout. I have been using this face brush for about a week now and I have already noticed that my skin is looking healthier and more vibrant. Dark marks from a recent breakout are clearing quicker than ever and my skin feels smoother which are all-around positives for a girl that already had a pretty in-depth skincare routine before purchasing this brush. I recently tried a friend's (much more expensive) Luna Foreo facial brush and I can confidently say I prefer the Hairby facial brush. The cleansing surface of the Hairby is slightly stiffer at first but with regular use has become just as soft as the Luna. The pointed design of the Hairby helps clean around my nose and chin easier. Overall it's a great product that gives you great results at a fraction of the cost of other 'top-of-the-line' facial cleansing brushes." —Rachel Lynch

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    23. INC.redible Baddie Double Perks Boob Masks moisturize, brighten, and firm your ta-tas so you can say ~ta-ta~ to dry boob skin! This boob mask is part of the internet sensation Baddiewinkle's skincare and makeup collection! It's also vegan and cruelty-free!


    And this boob mask isn't the only thing that'll ~perk~ you up! Check out the rest of the Baddiewinkle collection on Sephora, which includes a lip gloss and highlighter palette.

    Get them from Sephora for $9 (available in a two-pack).

    24. Coco-licious vegan lip scrub exfoliates and hydrates lips so they aren't as dry as the autumn air outside. It's made with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and almond oil that help repair lips. The lip scrub is also a good pick for people with sensitive skin since it's free of parabens, artificial preservatives, synthetic chemicals, and fragrances.


    Promising review: "My lips feel better after two times of using product! I also love the fact that there isn't anything in here that isn't natural so I didn't freak out when I got some in my mouth. I have severely dry lips and I can already tell that they are in better shape! This small bottle will last a while because I only needed to use a small dab to get them to feel smooth." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    25. Glossier's Milk Jelly Cleanser features rose water to soothe skin, comfrey root extract to heal dryness, aquaxyl to prevent dehydration throughout the day, and poloxamer to gently cleanse. It's available in the mini size for under $10!


    This cleanser is also hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I was pretty skeptical about this face wash considering I have acne-prone skin and go for cleansers catered to my skin type but I decided to give the mini bottle a whirl since I needed $11 more dollars for free shipping. To my surprise, I actually adore this product! It makes my skin very smooth and gives it the TLC it needs after a long day. My skin texture has improved and no pimples are in sight (knock on wood)!" —Meka

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in two sizes).

    Check out our full review of Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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