The Best Beauty Buys Under $15
Do you love finding A+ beauty products at bargain prices? Well, so do we! From serums to lipsticks, we rounded up a few of our favorite beauty buys, from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands, you can get your hands on for less than $15.
If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking out for the latest and greatest beauty product to try. Whether it’s an anti-aging serum or a hydrating facial mist, it’s nearly impossible to turn them down. Sure, our skin is happy, but over time our wallet can take quite the blow. Luckily, there are solutions that don’t require giving up your favorite products. Below, we rounded up a handful of beauty buys—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that clock in under $15.
L’OREAL PARIS DETOX & BRIGHTEN TREATMENT MASK
Sometimes if you want to get clean you need to get a little dirty first. Case in point? Charcoal face masks. Although they may look counterintuitive when applied, charcoal masks can help attract and draw out dirt, impurities, and pollution on the surface of the skin. One charcoal face mask we love comes courtesy of L’Oreal Paris. Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask—formulated with three pure clays and enhanced with charcoal—can help draw out impurities, increase skin luminosity, even out tone, and refresh skin. Immediately, skin looks brighter, smoother, and more even. Over time, skin feels detoxified and as though it can breathe.
L’Oreal Paris Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask, $12.99 MSRP
KIEHL’S LIP BALM #1
A lip conditioner is a must-have beauty product for all seasons—no ifs ands or buts about it. One we reach for over and over again is Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1. The formula temporarily protects and helps soothe dry lips. It’s perfect to use as an overnight conditioner or throughout the day. Apply liberally and allow any excess balm to be absorbed.
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, $7.00 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR TOWELETTES
A busy schedule is no excuse to skip cleansing. If you’re on the go, reach for cleansing towelettes like Effaclar Towelettes. Not only is the product compact—perfect for throwing into a beach bag or carry-on—it can help cleanse away excess oil and impurities on the surface for a long-lasting clean feel. To use, simply massage one wipe over face and neck in a circular motion— no rinsing required. How easy is that?
La-Roche Posay Effaclar Towelettes, $9.99 MSRP
VICHY MINERALIZING THERMAL WATER
Another great product to keep on hand year-round is a facial mist. Aside from cooling and refreshing benefits, facial mists can provide skin with a boost of hydration and radiance. Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water is no exception. The water is rich in 15 rare minerals from the French volcanoes. A daily misting can help strengthen the skin’s barrier, making it more resistant to environmental aggressors. Want to learn more about what makes Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water so special? Dive right in, here!
Top tip: Store Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water in the fridge for an extra-refreshing, cooling experience!
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, $14.00 MSRP
CAROL’S DAUGHTER ACAI HEALING FACE BUTTER
Dealing with dull and dry skin? We’ve got good news for you! It doesn’t take an expensive face cream to quench your skin’s thirst. There are some hydrating gems at your local drugstore, like Carol’s Daughter’s Acai Healing Face Butter, that don’t break the bank. To use, massage into face morning and night, focusing on areas that are extra dry.
Carol’s Daughter Acai Healing Face Butter, $14.00 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE 5-IN-1 SKIN PERFECTOR BB CREAM OIL-FREE
Heads up, multi-taskers! If you haven’t started using a BB Cream yet, this pick might make you (finally!) take the plunge. BB Cream is a do-it-all kind of product, offering a multitude of benefits ranging from SPF protection to hydration with the addition of lightweight coverage. Rest assured, a great BB Cream doesn’t have to cost a whole lot of money. Garnier’s SkinActive BB Cream is a 5-in-1 skin perfector formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF. Its oil-free formula helps control shine, minimize the look of pores, even skin tone, hydrate, and protect the skin, and is perfect for those with oily or combination skin types.
MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL LIPSTICK
Sometimes a quick swipe of lipstick is all you need to feel put together. But who said amazing lipstick has to be costly? Whether you prefer deep reds, girly pinks, or soft neutrals, Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick Collection is one to look out for next time you’re at the drugstore. Its creamy formula delivers rich, vibrant colors while leaving your lips with a gorgeous, hydrated finish.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, $7.49 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS SILKY SHEER BB FACE LOTION 50+
Let’s be honest—you can’t put a price on sun protection, but it doesn’t hurt to find an amazing product with SPF that just so happens to be easy on the wallet too. L’Oreal Paris’ Silky Sheer BB Face Lotion offers Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ protection in a lightly-tinted, water resistant formula. To use, shake well and apply generously 15 minutes before sun exposure.
Editor’s Note: Sunscreen is a necessary part of every—we repeat: every—skin care routine, but it shouldn’t be your only method of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Reach for a wide-brimmed hat, protective clothing, and a pair of UV-safe sunglasses to protect your skin even further, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most powerful. Also, be sure to reapply sunscreen at least every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.