I am by far a girl who loves her skincare. And if I can find a product that’s affordable, effective and meets my ingredient requirements, I’m even happier! Now don’t get me wrong, we all know I’ll indulge in my pricer serums and my Tata Harper obsession*. But I’ve really been loving trying affordable clean skincare products lately. So of course, I decided to dedicate an entire blog post to them.
A few disclaimers before we start today. There are SO many affordable clean skincare products on the shelves. I’m only sharing products I love, use and have tested. But there are many I haven’t tried or gotten my hands on yet so stay tuned for more products down the road. I’m also a bit of a frequent shopper at the same stores which means you can most likely find anything I’m mentioning at either Target, Ulta or Amazon unless noted otherwise. Also, I’m not super familiar with the stock at Walmart so these products also might be available there!
A recent discovery that has become a favorite very quickly in my affordable clean skincare collection. I’ve had Weleda on my list to try for years. But when several of my faves mentioned them again recently, into the cart they went and I’m obsessed. Weleda is well known for their skinfood cream. However, it’s a bit too much if you’re looking for a face moisturizer. The cream itself is incredibly thick and works great on touch skin. But their skinfood light is the perfect happy medium between hydration and not being too pore clogging.
I tend to switch around my use for this product. You can easily wear it under your make up or even as a protective layer on your way to the gym. With the recent random cold front, I’ve been reaching for this cream even more. I find that even though I prefer to do my morning skincare routine post workout, a light layer on my skin helps keep me hydrated and protected from the cold until I can get to my full daily layers. If you’re an oily skin gal, this product might not be your best choice. Even though it’s lighter than Weleda’s traditional skinfood, it’s still a thick cream. However, if you find it too much for your face, it would still make a lovely hand or body cream.
I feel like I disclaimer this quite a bit, however, it’s worth noting again. I’m not a massive makeup wipes user. Personally, I don’t like the extra waste and think that my washcloth + a solid double cleanse does a better job. But let’s be real. Sometimes you just NEED a face wipe. If I’ve swatched makeup up to my elbow or my matte lip is clinging on for dear life, this wipe is my favorite.
With my retinol testing lately, my skin is apparently a bit extra sensitive. So my brow wax the other day resulted in a little eye situation that has me scared to wear much makeup or touch my face often. I can’t tell you how many times I accidentally hit the one spot only to yelp in pain. I’m a baby. Nevertheless, I’m thankful I had these wipes in my drawer. They’ve been amazingly gentle and effective at helping me remove my face makeup. And as far as affordable clean skincare goes, it’s a great option to have on hand.
If you haven’t heard me say this by now, Witch Hazel is amongst my holy grail skincare products. I always have a bottle of this on hand. It’s my go to toner when I need something calm or just want to use a product I know my skin loves. There’s also a great tutorial on Yoga with Adrienne’s youtube channel for a mat cleaner featuring this product. It’s honestly the best. You can find it at tons of places but they do sell it in two packs. Perfect for those of you like me who can’t get enough and just want to buy in bulk. Ps. my favorite is the lavender scent. It’s just enough to calm me and not too strong that I feel like a flower.
I’ve been asked this a few times recently because I’ve been talking about Beautycounter a lot. So I though I’d clarify before I blab on about this one. I am not a consultant. I just love their products and enjoy supporting my friends small businesses. And believe me, I don’t love them all. However, I do really enjoy this cleaner. I’m also obsessed with the moisturizer from this range but it’s not in the budget for our affordable clean skincare list.
If you’re looking for something that cleans without stripping your skin or want a bit of gentle exfoliation, this is your gal. It’s $26 but I didn’t want to leave you hanging without a good cleanser in the mix. Even if you don’t have acne prone skin, this is a lovely option. It takes off makeup well and does a great job at cleaning your skin. Definitely an affordable clean skincare option to consider trying!
Is it me or is deodorant just one of those weird categories no one knows what to do with? I guess it’s kind of like lotion and perfume for your underarms. And with so many on the market, I thought I’d share the one I use and love. I’ve tried quite a few that left my underarms with rashes or didn’t quite cut the B.O. Kopari is the first I’ve really loved and enjoyed using. Unfortunately, you don’t really find the sweat prevention with natural deodorants. But this one glides on well, lasts for ages and smells lovely. Another affordable clean skincare win in my book!
Have I mentioned I double cleanse my skin? No? Let me say it one more time because it’s a game changer. Ladies, if you aren’t double cleansing at night, you need to start! However, if you’re like me and love your Tata Harper cleanser*, please don’t waste it on removing your makeup. I buy Pacifica’s cleansing oil just for this. It’s affordable (check), breaks down my makeup (double check) and the bottle lasts for freaking forever (triple check). What more could you want?
Depending on my mood, I’ll also use this one my eyes to breakdown my mascara. It’s gentle enough that it doesn’t irritate. But it works a bit better with slightly damp cotton round if you really want to get your makeup off. Plus you save all the money you’d traditionally spend on wipes. Pacifica easily makes some of my favorite affordable clean skincare products. I personally just happen to love this one enough I’ve bought it for both our houses and tell all my friends. It’s the best!
If you haven’t hopped on the Josh Rosebrook train yet, all aboard! As far as good quality affordable clean skincare products go, he is the man. And the hydrating accelerator is just one of the many amazing products he makes. I use this as a toner or to layer in between products when my skin needs the extra moisture. But it’s an amazing mist that hydrates your skin like a dream. You definitely won’t regret this purchase.
I had a moment with this toner last year that I’m thinking will need a repeat soon. It’s beautifully hydrating without being overwhelming. And the ingredients are great! It’s packed with hyaluronic acid which helps hydrate your skin and chamomile which helps soothe it. The packaging has changed since I last used it. But now it comes with a handy spray top so you can simply mist your face in between layers. Another amazing affordable clean skincare find for my girls who love a budget buy!
There was a time where my obsession with this body wash was strong. But it’s been a hot minute since this was in my shower so it might be time for an encore. The bottle is massive. If you’re looking for an affordable clean skincare product that is a serious value for money, this is it. Even with two people using it, it took us months to finish it off. I will say if you tend to have dry skin, this might not be quite enough for you. And if you wash with a wash cloth rather than a loofa, the lather may be less than idea. Other than those things, this is one of my favorite affordable finds that I’d highly recommend!
Do you have any affordable clean skincare products you’re obsessed with? I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you’re loving. Xoxo, Savvy
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