10 Best Skincare Products Under $10
by Clem Mestre
A tight budget is no excuse for letting your skin suffer. Here are our favorite picks for products that will leave your skin and bank account happy.
1. Aveeno: Intense Hand Relief Cream - $7
This moisturizer packs natural colloidal oatmeal, which has high concentrations of starches and beta-glucan for moisturizing, plus phenols that have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The non-greasy, low-fragrance formula lasts all day and even survives a few handwashings. Don’t brave dry weather without it.
2. Canus Goat's Milk Bar Soap 3-pack - $5
This bar soap delivers a fragrant lather that hydrates skin without leaving a chemically build up. Alpha-hydroxy acids in goat’s milk match your skin’s Ph levels and contain nourishing riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin A, B6, and B12. For the price, you can’t go wrong.
3. Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash - $7
Olay's affordable foam cleanser is alcohol free, meaning it won’t over-dry your skin, but it’s still strong enough to wash away make-up and excess oil. The formula also contains aloe vera, which heals sun damage and soothes minor irritations.
4. Aztec Secrets Indian Healing Clay - $9
This clay mask is perfect for once-a-week facial cleansing. Mix equal parts clay and water or apple cider vinegar, apply, and let the clay draw out excess oil and toxins in your skin. Great for acne, black heads, poison ivy, or sensitive skin.
5. Maybelline Pure Makeup - $6
A fantastic foundation that actually lives up the “pure” in its name The water-based formula means it’s truly oil free, delivering a glow without the shine (or sticker shock).
6. Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer- $4
Even at a low, low price this moisturizer makes you feel like you’re pampering yourself. Vitamin E, petroleum jelly, and rich cocoa butter leaves your skin feeling soft and smelling delicious. The lotion's creamy consistency and lingering fragrance also make it perfect for treating your feet.
7. Quaker Instant Oatmeal - $5
This wholesome food transforms into a variety of helpful skin products in a jiffy: Combine with honey and microwave until it’s warm (not hot) then apply for 10 minutes to draw out oils. Mix oats with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt or moisturizer, let it chill in the fridge for an hour, then slather the mixture on your face for a relaxing 30 minute mask. Or grind up oats, add a touch of water, and use as a scrub to gently exfoliate your face.
8. CVS Oil Free Faces SPF 30 Sunscreen - $7
Sunscreen that delivers oil free, hypoallergenic, water resistant, broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection for a few dollars less than the name brand stuff. Dermatologists recommend at least 30 SPF for most outdoor activities, so keep this in your purse in preparation for your next spontaneous summer adventure.
9. Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Shea Butter Body Wash - $8
Burt’s plant-based formula is rich in skin revitalizing fatty acids and vitamins A,E, and F. The shea butter in here moisturizes better than some creams, and its pleasantly neutral scent makes it fit for the whole family.
10. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets - $5
These cheap sheets are great for anytime touch-ups. A few dabs vanquish shiny foreheads, gently drawing out oils without smudging your make-up.
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