Skin is your body’s largest organ but it doesn’t mean you have to give one up — aka, drop tons of hard-earned money and valuables — in order to properly care for it. Same goes for perfecting your washday routine or everyday makeup routine. Beauty and self-care can be, and should be, accessible to all. Just take a peek at the skin-care routines of top dermatologists — many of which we frequently tap for product recommendations — and you’ll see drugstore-friendly brands like Neutrogrena, CeraVe, and La Roche-Posay everywhere you look.
As Allure editors, it’s essentially our job to scope out the best cheap beauty products that’ll make your skin glow, makeup stand out, and hair look like it just got out of the salon. In the midst of Best of Beauty Award testing season and all throughout the rest of the year, we trial countless brands — like Cetaphil, Tower 28, and Carol’s Daughter — that offer amazingly innovative products with more-than-reasonable price tags.
To prove that they’re seriously up-to-par, each item listed below has won at least one of our highest honor, the Best of Beauty Awards. Even more impressively, some products including La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen and Tweezerman Slant Tweezer have earned multiples awards since their debuts. It’s safe to say these products are well on their way to entering the Allure Best of Beauty Hall of Fame.
Keep scrolling to shop 25 makeup, skin-care, hair-care, and body-care products that we’ve sworn by for years — and will continue to take up permanent residence in our bathroom shelves and bedroom vanities. Let us convince you, once and for all, that you don’t need to spend more than $25 to invest in an effective, well-trusted product.
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