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You don’t need to break the bank to have amazing skin! That’s why I’m sharing with you skincare under 10 that you can add to your collection. Personally growing up I have always used drugstore skincare however nowadays I do find myself using a mix of drugstore and higher-end products. That being said even though I do use skincare products that are a little more high-end from brands like Sephora I don’t ever recall buying a product over $40. In this blog post, you will find products that I have personally used and had a good experience with! I may update this blog post from time to time as I discover new products that I like which fall under this category. All the products listed in this blog post are under $10 for their full size. No travel sizes are listed! If you’re looking for how to have a skincare routine then read my blog post on it. Please note prices may vary between retailers, I did my best to find the lowest priced retailer so make sure you use my links to get the best deals. Many stores also price match so if you find a better deal at another store see if your preferred store will match the price.
Skincare Under 10: Cleansers
A good facial cleanser is an essential part of a skincare routine. You shouldn’t have to spend so much money on cleansers since there are so many on the market and it gets washed down the skin anyways. Personally I cleanse my skin both morning and night but if you have drier skin you may only want to cleanse in the morning. Make sure when you’re cleansing your face you’re not using scorching hot water. Try to keep the water lukewarm. If you are wearing makeup make sure you use makeup remover before you go in with a cleanser. Although a cleanser cleans the skin it’s usually not enough to get all the makeup off the skin.
The Physician’s Formula Charcoal Cleansing stick is great for travel since it comes in a stick formula. Make sure you don’t share this product with anyone. This is a very simple cleanser so I wouldn’t use this if you wear a lot of heavy makeup, but this is a great product if you live in a hot or humid area.
This cleanser is my favorite and I have repurchased this multiple times. It’s very basic and keeps my skin clear. I wouldn’t necessarily say it brightens the skin but the product has a good texture and I love the packaging too since it’s designed like a pump but doesn’t look like a hand soap pump.
This product is great if you have acne prone skin like mine! It really helps keep the skin clear and prevent breakouts. However, I wouldn’t recommend this product if you have dry skin.
Skincare Under 10: Serums
Serums tend to get very expensive, but this one is straightforward and under ten dollars! Hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient for keeping your skin hydrated which is exactly what this serum does. This is a great addition to use before your moisturizer. I recommend not using cotton and applying this directly with your fingers. The product is also travel-friendly!
Skincare Under 10: Moisturizers and Eye Creams
I do like to somewhat splurge on moisturizers so sharing items that are under $10 was quite challenging but I will update this list if I find more that I love! Regardless of your skin type you should always use a good moisturizer!
I underestimated how good CeraVe is because I used to use this brand back in middle school but then I forgot about it. So since all the dermatologists and skinfluencers have been sharing their obsession with CeraVe I decided to try this product out. I really liked it! It’s fragrance free which is super important for a moisturizer and it has hyaluronic acid.
Technically an eye cream is not necessary for a skincare routine. You can just use your regular moisturizer around the eye area. However, a lot of companies like to make expensive eye creams. I use this eye cream from The Inkey List because it pairs well when I use my FOREO IRIS Eye Massager. I like to use this eye cream as it’s lightweight and its properties help to reduce puffiness.
Skincare Under 10: Face Masks
Face masks are not necessary for a skincare routine but they’re a fun way to detox and boost some more goodness into your skin. Here are the face masks I recommend that are under $10. These are all sheet masks so if you’re looking for clay masks then check out my blog post on face masks. Please note these are probably over $10.
This mask smells so good! It’s literally the most heavenly mask to relax to! It felt super relaxing as soon as I put it on! It was like an instant de-stressing relief. And I put it on for 15 minutes walked around even with my glasses on top! It didn’t fall off at all! Took it off after 15 minutes and rubbed excess in. I liked how I didn’t have to wash anything off. My skin felt moisturized but not so much brightened. It’s recommended that you use this mask twice a week. I recommend this mask for someone who is looking for some intense hydration and relaxation.
This was really hydrating and the product still had some left in it after using the mask. It fits perfectly on the face and is easy to use. Definitely met my expectations but my only complaint is that it’s kinda a sticky finish once you take it off it doesn’t really absorb into the skin very quickly.
I used this face mask on my plane ride to India and it was so relaxing because it was so hot when we stopped in Qatar! This face mask is super hydrating and great for the price. Not the best in terms of fit (well for my head at least) but you get good quality in terms of the mask so I still do suggest this one!
Skincare Under 10: Treatments
These treatments are all for acne-prone skin. If you want to read even more about these products then check out my blog post on pimples where I go into even more detail.
The Inkey List Succinic Acid acne treatment comes in a fun green formula which is super easy to use. It doesn’t dry out the skin or sting at all! Also has 1% salicylic acid in it which is a great treatment for acne! This treatment does smell like sulfur since there’s sulfur powder in it but you get used to the smell eventually.
I use this to treat my pimples as it has salicylic acid in it. Typically use it once a day, but no more than thrice! Please do note this product does sting when you use it and it does contain fragrance but this is the best drugstore product I have found that gets rid of pimples effectively. This product is way better than using any of those DIY methods to get rid of pimples.
Ever get a whitehead? This is all you need to suck the gunk out of those whiteheads! The COSRX Acne Pimple Patch, or as I like to call pimple stickers are just stickers that you apply on your whiteheads and after several hours the whitehead comes off. I usually wear these overnight to get the best results. You can also try Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch. They work just as good but they are a tad bit pricier since you can find them at a lot more retailers and they’re US-based.
Well those are all my favorites for under 10 in skincare! I hope you darlings found this very helpful and be sure to come say hi to me on Instagram as I try out new skincare products! I will be sure to update this blog post as I discover new products so feel free to bookmark and revisit any time!