Skincare products under $10., and

It took me a while to get on board with drugstore skincare, I'm not going to lie. Working in the beauty industry gets you accustomed to using fancy beauty products. But it also exposes you to drugstore brand gems that can really help transform your skin without breaking the bank. You'd be surprised by how many good quality but cost-efficient, face-changing goodies are out there. 

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I don't know about you, but I refuse to shell out big bucks on expensive skincare products. It's a relief to know that I can get myself a great charcoal face mask or a good hydrating face mist at a pretty reasonable price. In fact, I found quite a few products that all cost $10 or less!

Here's a look at some of the best skincare buys that won't cost you more than $10. Trust me, your face and wallet will thank you later.

Clay masks shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. 1

Face masks are everywhere these days, and with good reason. They work miracles on your skin because the highly concentrated treatments are designed to treat specific skin needs, whether it be to combat excess oil or dryness. Clay masks are great for oily or acne-prone skin, as they help to clear out pores but many of them tend to dry out skin, causing a  different problem. But the L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask & Comfort in Argile ($10) is formulated with seaweed to clear and calm skin in just 10 minutes without dehydrating it or leaving it flaky. It’s a beauty must-have these days. 


Sheet masks should never ever cost more than $10. 2

There are way too many good and affordable sheet mask formulas out there to be throwing $10 bucks or more on just one. I’m obsessed with the Peach & Lily Reset Button Soothe + Restore Sheet Mask ($6). It calms irritated and inflamed skin while simultaneously boosting hydration and leaving you with soothed, refreshed and glowing complexion at a nifty price. Not bad, right? 


This cult-favorite facial spray is surprisingly affordable. 3

There’s a reason why makeup artist and skincare experts swear by the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater ($7) and it’s because it’s an instant skincare-pick-me-up. After just a few spritzs, skin looks dewy and glowy. We still can’t believe it only costs $7!

You don’t have to spend $30 on oil cleansers. 4

Sure, I’ve used amazing gel cleansers that have cost me at least $25 and up BUT that doesn’t mean there aren’t cheaper options out there that work just as well. I’m a huge fan of the Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil ($9) that works to effectively remove makeup and impurities, while leaving sensitive skin calm, soothed, and supple. 


You can find a good affordable foam cleanser, too. 5

For the girls who love to double cleanse, it might interest you to know that you also don’t need to spend $30 on a gentle and effective foam cleanser. The Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser ($11) cleanses even the most sensitive skin without drying it out. 


Micellar cleansing waters tend to be affordable. 6

I’m obsessed with the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water ($7) which works as both an amazing makeup remover but also leaves skin super clean without the pesky greasy residue left behind.


You’d be surprised how many fabulous toners are out there. 7

Toners are no longer a skincare option these days, especially now that we have so many alcohol-free and evolved formulas these days. The Shea Moisture Kukui Nut & Grapeseed Oil Youth Infusing Toner ($10) not only refreshes dull and dry skin but also provides a rebalance. It’s hard to believe this miracle worker only cost $10 bucks. 

Everyone should own a charcoal mask today. 8

Fortunately, there are budget-friendly ones out there like the Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask ($9) that’s formulated with charcoal, and a natural blend of tomato, aloe, watermelon, pumpkin and chamomile extracts to draw out impurities and treat acne while still leaving skin nourished and conditioned. 


Get yourself a good eye cream in 2018. 9

But don’t feel like you need to buy an expensive one to get good results. The Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream ($10) is made with snail enzymes to help nourish, deeply hydrated, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. 

Unclog pores with a purifying peel. 10

Like face scrubs, peels work to extract deep impurities while also removing dead skin cells, leaving pores clean and skin vibrant and rejuvenated. This Alba Botanica Good & Clean Mini Peel ($5) cost close to nothing and doesn’t need to be used more than once a week. You do the math!