7 Skincare Products Under $30 to Refresh Your Routine on a Budget

October 04, 2022
Jazmine Ortiz
By: Jazmine Ortiz | skincare.com by L'Oréal
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Sticking to a budget is easier said than done, especially when it comes to shopping for skincare. Luxe packaging, unique ingredients and impressive-seeming results are enticing, but we have news for you — you can get all of the above in a product without breaking the bank. From radiance-boosting serums to exfoliating cleansers, there are so many amazing drugstore buys on shelves right now. Here, we’re rounding up our affordable favorites that are good for the skin and easy on the wallet.   

For $15 and Under You Can Get…

Garnier Green Labs Canna-B Pore Perfecting 3-in-1 Cleanser + Exfoliator + Mask

This three-in-one product is the ultimate bargain! It's a cleanser, exfoliator and mask that utilizes the powers of cannabis sativa seed oil mixed with derm-approved ingredients niacinamide and vitamin B. 

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hand Cream

Investing in a quality hand cream is wise — but quality doesn’t have to mean pricey. Case in point: This shea butter hand cream immediately soothes hands and is resistant to hand washing. It's even approved by the National Eczema Association.


Versed Wash It Out Gel Cleanser

Cleanse your skin with this affordable gel cleanser with ceramides and rosewater. According to the brand, it washes away dirt and excess oil to reveal brighter, smooth skin.

For $30 and Under You Can Get…

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Water Cream

Add a boost of hydration to your skincare routine with this plumping water cream. With hyaluronic acid and ceramides, this formula helps lock in moisture for hours and will leave you with a dewy finish.

Thayers Coconut Water Facial Mist

This pH balanced, gentle mist tones and moisturizes skin with a blend of coconut water, aloe vera and non-distilled witch hazel. We like keeping it deskside to spritz throughout the day. Trust us, you’ll get your money’s worth.

CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

If you love the sensation of foaming cleansers but don’t love how drying they can be, reach for this cream-to-foam formula. It helps effectively remove impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture, and it contains ceramides, amino acids and hyaluronic acid for hydrating benefits.


Vichy Normaderm S.O.S Acne Rescue Spot Corrector

Looking for an effective, but affordable spot corrector to treat a flare-up? This one dries up and reduces the number and severity of acne blemishes. Not to mention, the lightweight texture is absorbed quickly.

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