The Best Skincare Products Under $10

Written by Roya Ansari

Great skincare isn’t determined by the price tag, it’s determined by it’s active ingredients and your skin type. Toners, sprays, sheet masks, moisturizers, creams, SPF, retinol and more, I’ve summed up a list of a few of my favorite skincare products that are all under $10 that actually work. I’ve been wearing eye cream religiously since I was 13 years old, after first learning about it on the Tyra Show, where Tyra instructed her audience about the purpose of eye cream and the importance of applying it twice daily.  It was all very exciting and new back then, dubbed as a skincare “secret” that at the time apparently only super models exclusively knew about because of their jobs were so demanding on the skin with the amount of traveling, jet lag, quickly shifting between looks, etc. Of course in a world where social media wasn’t really a huge thing, beauty secrets/trends “all of the celebrities/influencers were doing” weren’t as easily accessible as it is now (we literally can’t run away from it at this point).

We only learned from it after carefully studying articles in Vogue, Allure, or People Magazine and committing to memory the patterns noticed across articles that were reporting the latest news  in the industry.  Anyway, that was a fun tangent, fast-forward to right now: I’m now a month away from being 30, and using eye cream 2x a day for the last 17 years could easily be the reason why so many people mistake me for being 21 (honestly, it probably is mostly credited to my maturity level, which has dropped to an all-time low). I still like to think that I’ve been around the block a few times when it comes to knowing what’s good, when factoring in my skincare resume, my irresponsible, materialistic consumeristic habits due to my generation’s little appreciation/sense of value of the American dollar, and my experience working in different pockets of the fashion industry for around 10 years now.  I know some incredible skincare products that won’t force you to have to choose between beautiful skin or paying your rent on time (ummm, nor should you ever do that).

Amazing Skincare Products Under $10


Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $7

TONYMOLY Clean Dew Aloe Foam Cleanser, $7.50


Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Daily Cleansing Face Wipes, $9 (for 2 packs)

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, $7

Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Toner with Aloe Vera Formula - 12 oz

Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Toner, $11

Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Day Lotion with SPF 15, $8

Olay Complete Lotion Moisturizer with SPF 15, $7

Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Eye Cream for Normal to Combination Skin, $9

Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $5

The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution 1 oz/ 30 mL

THE ORDINARY AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, $7.20

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Image 2

THE ORDINARY Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, $7

Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, $5


Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Facial Face Mask Sheet, $3

TONYMOLY I’m Real Lavender Hydrating Mask Sheet, $3

Rosebud Perfume Co. - Rosebud Salve Rosebud Salve 0.8 oz Clean at Sephora Clean at Sephora

ROSEBUD PERFUME CO. Rosebud Salve, $7

Trader Joe's Rose Facial Oil - 1 FL OZ (30 ML) - ...

Trader Joe’s ROSE Facial Oil, $5


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