Affordable Skincare Products for the Low-Maintenance Beauty Guru

Affordable Skincare Products for the Low-Maintenance Beauty Guru

Let’s face it, while we’d all love to pamper ourselves with all natural $300 toners and creams from the fancy organic skincare shop, most of us need a product that works that won’t cost us an arm and leg. Winter is harsh on the skin so it’s important to keep your face healthy and hydrated. With so much going on during the holidays and new year, our skin undergoes a lot of stress and deserves a little attention. As a busy girl on the go and someone who would rather invest in a cute new outfit rather than spending my entire paycheck on organic kale and clam juice exfoliante (disclaimer: this is not a real product, but I’m sure something similar exists), I am what you call a low-maintenance beauty guru. I love a good facial as much as the next girl, but I’ve found that you don’t have to be a clean beauty junkie with money to blow to achieve healthy feeling and looking skin. 

Here are a few of winter favorites recommended by other low-maintenance friends and yours truly:

Cleansers under $30

Acure Sensitive Facial Cleanser $7.49

Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser $18

Milk Matcha Cleanser $26

Toners under $20

Thayers Original Witch Hazel Toner $10.95

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner $16.70 

Masks under $15

Say Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask $8.59

Dr. Jart+ Hydration Lover Rubber Mask $12 

Egg Cream Mask $6 

Nip and Fab Kale Fix Clay Mask $8.09

Moisturizers under $40

Glossier Moisturizing Face Cream $35

L’Oreal Paris Hydra Glowing Water Cream $11.79

Acne and Blemish Control under $20

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion $17

Deciem Niacinamide and Zinc blemish control $5.90

Skinfood Egg White Pore Steam Pack $13