As you delve into the world of skincare, it’s easy to become intimidated by the endless choices in front of you. Would a Vitamin E cleanser be good for me? What exactly is niacinamide? Is chemical exfoliation better than a physical one? – these are all questions that might cross your mind at least once or twice when you’re looking for good products.
However, the most important question of all is – which skincare brands should I go for? There are now so many brands out there that it becomes a difficult task to find ones that work for your skin but are also inexpensive – not everyone wants to spend $180 on Crème de La Mer.
So, here’s a detailed list just for you of 15 brands that really have the skincare game down without putting a strain on your wallet:
CeraVe is definitely the basic b- when it comes to skincare. The brand uses a no-fuss policy when it comes to its products. When you pick up their products, you won’t find any exaggerated claims on the labels.
Cerave prides itself in being a simple and affordable brand that’s only goal is to promote healthy-looking skin without using fancy ingredients that might cause irritation.
Invented in 1947 by a pharmacist, Cetaphil holds the same policies as Cerave when it comes to skincare. The brand believes in providing simple, gentle, and effective products that are specific to all skin types. Cetaphil stands to strengthen and protect the skin while also being inexpensive.
3. The Ordinary
The Ordinary’s basic focus are the ingredients of their products. Without pulling off any nonsense, the brand produces retinoids, oils, serums, and vitamins that do exactly what they say on the packaging.
The only issue with this brand is that the name of the products can sometimes be confusing, so before buying them it is important to do your research. The Ordinary even has a simple guide on their website that people can read to understand the use of each product.
4. The Inkey List
The Inkey List also doesn’t play around when it comes to skincare. Apart from being incredibly affordable, the brand aims to make skincare products easy to understand while targeting major issues like aging or pigmentation.
5. La Roche-Posay
Don’t be fooled by the fancy name because this brand is anything but. The French skincare line believes in providing its customers with products that target many skin issues while also being cost-effective.
6. Simple Skin
Simple Skin develops its products with natural ingredients that are already found in the skin. The brand, other than being straight up and affordable, is also environmentally friendly as it produces biodegradable packaging.
The brainchild of a few MIT graduates, Maelove’s tagline literally says “Luxury Skincare Without Luxury Markups”. The brand prices all of its products under $30 while their formulations compete with that of high-end brands.
8. No B.S.
As the name probably suggests, No B.S. doesn’t believe in nonsense when it comes to skincare. Their formulation is based on a mix of scientific as well as natural ingredients that provide simple products with effective results.
9. Revolution Skincare
Revolution beauty has been around for a hot minute now with amazing makeup products but their skincare line is just as good. Their products, just like The Ordinary’s and The Inkey List’s, are pretty self-explanatory. You can find serums, cleansers, oils, and other skincare goodness all in one brand.
10. Sukin Naturals
For people that love natural skincare products but don’t want to spend a fortune on them, Sukin Naturals is the best option. Their brand offers all-natural products with a price point that can make anyone happy.
11. Glow Lab
Like Sukin Naturals, Glow Lab follows the same policy of providing its customers with skincare made from natural ingredients that have been proven to work well. Also, did I mention how affordable they are?
Essano is a brand that mainly concerns with products made from oils whether its a cleanser or a moisturizer. They also focus on being all-natural as well as cruelty-free.
13. Mario Badescu
Mario Badescu has definitely made a name for itself in the skincare world over the past few years. Their cult-favorite products include their drying lotion and the facial mists. For the price range they provide, the skincare line is quite the catch.
Eucerin is a dermatologically recommended brand famous for products that cure dry skin. Their Lip Repair Balm does wonders for chapped lips. Eucerin focuses on formulations for oily and acne-prone skin as well and has products for both facial and body skin.
Bioderma is another budget friendly option one can consider when looking into skincare. The brand believes in “ecobiology” and promotes the preservation of skin health. Their micellar water has caught the attention of many and can be compared to the one by Garnier.
Overall, building a good skin regimen can be difficult and a time consuming process. Finding what products work best takes a lot of trial and error. Most high-end brands claim to do tons for you but are not that effective so the most important thing when it comes to skincare is doing your research. But don’t forget that what you put inside of you, also reflects on your skin.
So, remember to eat healthy, drink lots of water and do your research on skincare brands. I recommend watching Hyram’s Youtube channel.
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