Beauty Buys on a Budget: Skin Care

Beauty Buys on a Budget - Skin CareWhen it comes to keeping your skin clean and clear, there are plenty of products available. Knowing which ones will work best for your skin care needs is important, but may take some experimenting. And while the testing phase may be tedious, the payoff is younger looking, vibrant skin. Who wouldn’t love that?

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite picks for affordable skin care products, from serums to sunscreens, for every skin type.


In order to keep acne and blackheads at bay, you want to be sure that you are cleaning your face every day. There are cleansers available for oily skin, dry skin, and even acne prone skin.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($11) is a great product for those with sensitive skin. It helps your skin retain moisture and has a non-irritating formula.
Neutrogena Deep Skin Facial Cleanser ($6) is great for those who suffer with oily skin. It helps remove dirt, oil, and makeup quickly and efficiently.
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansers ($10) use all natural products to help clean your skin without the addition of harmful chemicals. They offer options for every skin type to keep your face looking and feeling great.


Sometimes you need a little more to clean your face than just a simple facial cleanser. If you want to get down into the pores, you are going to want to invest in a good facial scrub.

The Alba Botanica Natural Even Advanced Enzyme Scrub, Sea Algae Enzyme Scrub ($11.50) is hypoallergenic and uses 100% vegetarian ingredients.
If you suffer from damaged skin caused by exposure to the sun, you may want to try EverYuth Walnut Facial Scrub ($7). This scrub helps bring your skin back to life and gives it that shine you’ve been missing.
Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub ($6) is a great product to help even out your skin tones.


It doesn’t matter how old you are; acne can pop up at any age. Just because you’re beyond the teen years, you may still face problems with acne.

For a good astringent, try Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent ($5.50). It helps clean the skin and treat it so you can avoid more embarrassing acne problems.
For those who want to help treat the skin and make it more resistant to impurities, the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 ($13.50 – $23) is a great astringent for daily use. It is also part of a three step cleaning process to help create more beautiful skin.
The Burt’s Bees Brightening Refining Tonic ($12) uses a daisy extract to help brighten the skin and give it an overall even skin tone.

Lotions and Sunscreens

As you expose your skin to the sun, you can start to visually see problem areas and damage from the exposure. In order to help avoid this, you need a good sunscreen to apply to your face especially.

Honest Sunscreen Lotion ($14) is hypo-allergenic and contains all natural ingredients. It has an SPF of 30 so your skin remains protected.
Aveeno SPF 50 Natural Protection Sunscreen Lotion ($11) is designed to help nourish and protect your skin while outdoors.
Kiss My Face – Natural Mineral Sunscreen 40 SPF ($18) contains Hydresia and is designed to help keep your face moisturized.

Body Wash

Your face isn’t the only thing that should remain clean.

Alaffia EveryDay Shea Moisturizing Body Wash, Vanilla Mint ($15) is GMO and Gluten free. Only natural ingredients are used in this great all natural body wash.
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Wash ($10) helps brighten and tone your entire body. To top it off, the smell of this amazing body wash makes you feel like you are in the tropics.
Gud Natural Body Wash, Pearanormal Activity ($7) gives you a rich lather and offers all natural ingredients.