Do you have caviar taste on a fish-stick budget? Meee too! One of thee most challenging roadblocks when cleaning up our beauty routines… is the fact that better beauty products can often be much more expensive! Reasons for this may vary, but it’s usually because they aren’t mass produced – or filled with cheap, chemical-crap!
Think about it like this; you can pay the farmer now – or the doctor later. Plus, while it may not seem like it at first… you’ll actually save some cash in the long run. How? Because you’ll use less product! Beneficial ingredients are much more concentrated when they’re gown by smaller farmers, with love (quality over quantity) + hand made in smaller batches.
Check out some of the cleanest, budget beauty skincare products I could find!
- Humphrey’s Witch Hazel Astringent
- Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash
- Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Facial Mask
- Deep Steep Sugar Scrub
- Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil
- Konjac Sponges
This challenge was a toughie as I tried to keep it under $10 bucks per product. Prices may vary, so shop around!
What are your fave Budget Beauty products? Have you found anything that’s cleaner + less expensive?
Naturally Paula (@saints09chick)April 1, 2014 at 10:48 am
Love this post.
Let me ask you this something. I jumped on the bentonite clay mask bandwagon a while ago and I’ve tried making masks with it with just water, adding ACV, adding honey, glycerine, etc. in varies efforts to try to make it less drying. I’ve failed in all my efforts. I’ve given away one container (the brand you posted) and I still have another brand that was sent to me left unloved in my cabinet. I feel like those with dry skin will be hard pressed to use this as a facial mask with much success. (I felt like the crypt keeper afterwards). Advice?
DanielleApril 8, 2014 at 10:33 pm
Hey Paula! :)
When I started using Aztec Secret a few years ago, I originally had oily, combo skin. Now, after cleaning up my beauty routine my skin is a more balanced, + I tend to lean a little more to the dry side. I haven’t noticed any issues of dryness with using this though. However, my pampering ritual might make all the difference… before every mask I always do a facial steam to open my pores, a scrub to get rid of dry, dead skin, then apply the mask + finish up with a heavy-duty moisturizer (like a balm that includes beeswax – i.e., Egyptian Magic, Waxelene, etc.) on damp skin to really seal in moisture to help with new skin cell turnover. I usually mix the mask with a toner, hydrosol, ACV, Honey or even a few drops of a facial oil, depending on my mood.
Hope this helps! XO <3
VeeApril 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm
Great post! I mix the Azrec Healing Clay with aloe vera gel and apple cider vinegar as a face mask or just a pimple treatment.
Vee @ honeylemontea.com
JadeJune 23, 2014 at 8:22 pm
I love your writing style :) So fun and instructive!
I started using the Aztec clay mask recently and it is awesome. As for Desert Essence, they have so many great products! The blemish touch stick has been a life saver of mine for some years.
Thank you for sharing!
DanielleJune 24, 2014 at 12:06 am
Awww… Thank You Jade! ;) XO <3
Issho GenkiJuly 7, 2014 at 4:28 am
The product that you found are all awesome and great that you can have in a budget. Thank you for sharing all of these I can add some of these products to my beauty kid alongside with my squalene rich supplement that repairs and regenerates skin cells.
shivaniAugust 1, 2014 at 1:28 am
Please suggest a few french organic budget brands available that are clean enough for skin and hair?
DanielleAugust 1, 2014 at 11:21 am
Hi Shivani! :) I wish I could, but I’m really not too familiar with any natural or organic French brands just yet. I’ll keep you posted if I find any though! XO <3
supreme86April 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm
I’m retired from the beauty biz and I’ve tried a zillion products. I’m a mom now and I still take good care of my skin. In the past I’ve used(and sold) most of the big name products. I was on the hunt for a really good moisturizer that was also a good buy. The BEST product I can recommend is the Made from Earth Vitamin C Moisturizer. I combine it with their Green Tea Toxin Cleanser and I’m good to go. My skin is glowing!
No need to spend big bucks on costly department store brands.
DanielaMay 4, 2015 at 8:07 am
Very useful post! Love to see natural and organic brands different from the ones I usually find in Italy :)
AbiSeptember 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm
I really like Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel toner. I makes my skin incredibly soft. And it is at my budget price too! Love your blog. I have tried to buy the set from Acure to support your fight with breast cancer, but it is sold out. I’ll keep checking! Best to you and yours!
DanielleSeptember 17, 2015 at 6:02 pm
Aw, Thanks Abi! :) The GG Beauty Kits from ACURE should be back in stock by tomorrow or the next day! <3