How to Get Better-Looking Skin When You Only Have $10
Think great-looking skin can’t be achieved on a budget? Think again. We share all-star skin care products from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands you can snag for $10 or less, below!*
*based on MSRP
Are you after skin that looks positively radiant? Of course you are! While it’s certainly not an impossibility, it could come at a high price for your wallet. From dermatologist visits to skin care rituals like facials and dermaplaning, the cost of caring for our body’s largest organ can add up quickly, leaving gals and gents on a budget with little leeway. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save some cash and still boast a luminous complexion. For starters, the market is filled with affordable and effective skin care products. We realize fully that what’s inexpensive to you may be a splurge for next person, and vice versa. And so, we did some digging for cheap—read: under-$10- cheap—skin care buys that don’t skimp on powerful formulas (or results, for that matter). If you’re looking to properly care for your skin and still save some Benjamins along the way, keep reading!
MOISTURIZER: L’OREAL PARIS IDEAL MOISTURE NORMAL SKIN DAY LOTION
This oil free lotion works all day to refresh and hydrate normal skin. The skin-softening formula—infused with vitamin E antioxidant and a lightweight hydrating ingredient— combines 48-hour moisture with broad-spectrum SPF 25 protection. And who knows, your skin may just boast a healthy-looking glow immediately after application!
SHEET MASK: GARNIER MOISTURE BOMB THE SUPER HYDRATING SHEET MASK – HYDRATING
No, your eyes are not fooling you. This sheet mask really does clock in at less than 3 bucks. That’s probably less than what you spend on your morning cup of joe. Talk about a steal! But the affordable price tag isn’t the only reason you should grab this mask during your next drugstore run. The water-based formula is rich in hyaluronic acid—an ingredient known to hold up to 1000x its weight in water—and provides deep moisture for instantly softer, more radiant skin.
LIP BALM: KIEHL’S LIP BALM #1
Lip balm isn’t usually very costly, but not all are created equal. We give this one two thumbs up thanks to its ability to temporarily protect and help soothe our dry pouts, especially when it comes to the drying effects of wind and cold weather. Don’t be afraid to apply it liberally, allowing any excess of the balm to be absorbed by your parched lips.
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, $7 MSRP
CLEANSING WIPES: LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR TOWELETTES
Cleanse away oil and pore-clogging impurities (including pollutants!) in a pinch with these gentle towelettes. They’re pre moistened with micro-exfoliating LHA and La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. The result? A visibly smoothed and refined skin texture, and a long-lasting clean feel. Store them in your gym bag or purse for easy use while on the go!
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Towelettes, $9.99 MSRP
FACE MIST: VICHY MINERALIZING THERMAL WATER 50G
Water is in its name, but don’t be fooled—there’s nothing plain about this formula. With its source at the heart of the French volcanic region, the water travels to depths of up to 4000 meters. Over the course of its thousand-year journey, it absorbs 15 active minerals which give the formula its power. And just what are those powers? Mineralizing Thermal Water helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier function and helps protect the skin against external aggressors, leaving it looking healthy and glowing.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water 50G, $9.50 MSRP