If there is one bit of advice I can pass on to you, know that you do not need to spend a ton of money to take good care of your skin. Many times the expensive price you’re paying is for the brand name, not the product. Many drugstore brands provide you with the same, sometimes even better ingredients and nutrients than the brands behind the cosmetics counter (and hefty price).
Here are six of the best moisturizers, each under $20.
A few years ago, I saw my dermatologist for adult acne. With the medication he put me on, my skin was extremely dry. My dermatologist gave me a bagful of sample moisturizers to help me get through this rough phase; this was by far the best. It was light, yet lasted all day. It is fragrance free and soothed my dry flakey skin like nothing else could.
If you’re looking for a healthy dose of color, but you don’t want to go from stark white to tan overnight, this is a great option for you. It builds a tan over time, so streaks are minimized and color is even. I’ll warn you though; you will smell the typical self tanner smell. If it doesn’t offend you too much, I think you’ll love the ease of this. It comes in three color options depending on the natural color of your skin.
This 100% vegetarian “cruelty free” moisturizer is a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a basic moisturizer for normal to dry skin. Packed with anti-oxidants and time released moisturizers, your skin will stay hydrated all day. This moisturizer does not contain sunscreen, so you’ll want to make sure to add your own.
In the summer, many women don’t like the feeling of a full foundation, yet they don’t want to go completely natural either. A tinted moisturizer is perfect for most, and with Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Tinted Moisturizer, you can take care of three needs at once: moisturizer, coverage and sunscreen. With a SPF 20, you’re getting protection from the sun while enjoying light coverage and moisture. This tinted moisturizer gets very high ratings from most everyone who reviews it.
The Sephora Brand is full of amazing products at amazing prices. This moisturizer is best for normal to dry skin. The ingredient list includes: shea butter, vitamin E, glycerin and cotton seed oil to sooth, hydrate and protect your skin. There is no sun protection in this, so make sure you add your own.