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    33 Cheap Skincare Products That Actually Work

    Expensive results at affordable prices — everything is under $20.

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    1. A La Roche-Posay milky cleanser that's gentle on sensitive skin but tough on makeup. Liquid foundation will *literally* melt away.

    The cleanser, featuring a white pump bottle

    2. An Alikay Naturals green tea chai face scrub to keep your complexion smooth and soft as can be. It packs some seriously good ingredients: Dead Sea salt gently exfoliates, jojoba oil and vitamin E protects and nourishes, and green tea extract soothes the skin.

    The jar of face scrub with twist-off lid

    3. Essence-packed Dermal sheet masks for giving your face a burst of hydration when it feels dry and dull.

    The masks in all 16 different formulas

    4. Aztec Secret Indian Bentonite Healing Clay — a cult-favorite mask that'll extract toxins and impurities from your skin like a BOSS. Apply it with a mask brush for optimal effect.

    5. Avarelle pimple patches that'll help eliminate zits by sucking up all the gunk inside them. These actually have a layer of tea tree and calendula oil to soothe the skin and prevent picking.

    6. A Buttah facial shea butter to deeply hydrate your skin while protecting it from environmental elements. It's non-comedogenic (meaning it won't block pores) and made of 100% pure organic virgin shea butter from Africa.

    Model holding up a jar of product

    7. A vegan lip scrub made with coconut and sugar for buffing away flaky skin, and avocado and jojoba oils for leaving your lips soft and supple. Did I mention it tastes like almond cookies?

    Hand dipping fingers into jar of scrub

    8. A Cosrx SPF 50 sunscreen (formulated with soothing aloe leaf extract) you won't hate applying because it's super lightweight and absorbs quickly.

    The product packaged in a flat tube with twist-off lid

    9. A refreshing tea tree face scrub by The Body Shop that'll make your skin look and feel squeaky clean.

    Tube packaging of the scrub

    10. An Elizavecca hyaluronic acid serum to seriously boost the moisturizing effects of any skincare product. The packaging is not lying — it's basically witchcraft!

    The packaging of clear serum, featuring a cute pig dressed in a witch costume

    11. Nip + Fab cleansing pads soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and soothing witch hazel for getting a smoother, brighter complexion in a few swipes.

    12. A rice water-enriched cleansing oil by The Face Shop so you can wash off "stay all day" eyeliner with little to no scrubbing.

    13. A Black Girl Sunscreen in SPF 30 that's made of natural ingredients (including avocado, jojoba, cacao, carrot juice, and sunflower oil) and dries completely clear so you can enjoy 100% sun protection with 0% white cast.

    Hands applying the sunscreen

    14. A La Roche-Posay multi-purpose balm to rescue dry and irritated skin without leaving it sticky or oily. It can be applied to your face, body, hands, and lips!

    Hands applying the balm from the tube

    15. An Elizavecca retinol night cream for minimizing the appearance of pores and promoting even skin texture and tone. You'll wake up looking like you just had a facial.

    An open jar of the cream, showing a soft gel texture

    16. Bioré pore strips so you can clean out the annoying blackheads on your nose all at once.

    17. An oil-free, fragrance-free, and alcohol-free micellar water by Garnier that'll take off even the most stubborn waterproof makeup and leave your skin feeling refreshed.

    Clear packaging of the cleansing water, which is colorless

    18. A Jacq's wild hibiscus and carrot cleansing bar (made with organic carrots, organic rice milk, and aloe vera) to moisturize your skin and help fight blemishes at the same time. This gentle and delicious-smelling soap is suitable even for sensitive skin and can be used on both your face and body.

    Hands holding up the yellow soap bar

    19. A Nature Republic gel moisturizer one reviewer described as "a spa treatment in a jar." It contains clean ocean water and 30 kinds of marine plant extracts.

    Reviewer photo of the jar of moisturizer

    20. A Yes To Coconut scrub and cleanser stick made with coffee so you can look awake in the morning even before having your cup of joe. It'll provide just the right amount of exfoliation without being too harsh or drying, thanks to coconut oil in the formula.

    The stick, featuring a clear cap and twist bottom

    21. A Skinfood black sugar mask that looks good enough to eat — but don't! Instead, use it to polish away dead skin cells and blackheads.

    Open jar of product, showing the thick texture of the mask

    22. Acure vegan oils to give your face that healthy, post-yoga glow. The best part is they work just as well as the $$$ versions!

    The minimalist packaging of the oils, which features pump dispensers

    23. A jar of Neutrogena hyaluronic acid moisturizer for super thirsty skin. It'll sink in right away and leave your face feeling smooth as a baby's bottom.

    24. A Mizon skin repair serum so good at its job (providing moisture, reducing acne scars, brightening complexion, improving skin elasticity), you won't mind its active ingredient: snail secretion.

    The ampoule, packaged in a dropper bottle

    25. Cooling gel patches that'll provide instant relief for tired and puffy eyes — especially if you put them in the fridge beforehand!

    26. A fast-working Bye Bye Blemish drying lotion infused with salicylic acid to help tame large, stubborn pimples while you sleep.

    27. An e.l.f. cosmetics illuminating eye cream (formulated with jojoba, vitamin E, and cucumber) for helping you win the daily battle against dark circles.

    Finger dipping into the jar of eye cream

    28. A brightening pumpkin honey mask by Andalou (with glycolic acid) so you can say goodbye to uneven texture and dullness.

    Orange packaging of the mask

    29. A Pacifica coconut water and vitamin E cream that'll refresh your tired skin after it's been through a rough weekend. You might have only gotten a few hours of sleep, but no one will be able to tell!

    Navy blue tube packaging of the cream

    30. An Innisfree clay pack containing real volcanic cluster capsules to clear out your pores and make them appear less noticeable.

    Open jar of mask to show creamy texture

    31. A Burt's Bees coconut oil and aloe lotion for providing some relief after a little too much fun in the sun.

    Reviewer before and after photos showing a red, sunburned back returning to normal skin tone after applying the lotion

    32. A Some By Mi Miracle Toner formulated with three types of chemical exfoliants (AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs) plus papaya and witch hazel extracts to boost cell turnover and keep your skin glowing. It also contains tea tree water extract, which can help soothe inflammation, while niacinamide may improve texture and dullness.

    Green bottle packaging of the toner

    33. A Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser that'll effectively remove dirt and makeup but won't leave your skin irritated or feeling tight. It uses the same gentle cleansing agents found in contact lens solution make it safe for eyes.

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