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The Best Products Under $20

The Best Products Under $20

The level of raw materials often determines the price of cosmetics, alongside production methods.
The difference between a crumbly eye shadow and a smooth one for example, is usually down to manufacturing. Premium beauty brands really are premium for a reason, but packaging and marketing costs can sometimes weigh in on beauty’s price tags.

Don’t let them trick you. We’ve rounded up the best products, with the most cost-effective formulas (“effective” being the key word here), each one yours for less than $20.

  1. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
    $18.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Caudalie Beauty Elixir

    Caudalie’s iconic beauty elixir has been refreshing complexions for 20 years this year. Inspired by the Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s ‘elixir of youth’, it doubles up as a toner and make-up setting spray.

    Promising to deliver a burst of radiance to the complexion, this elixir has a long list of A-list devotes, from Karlie Kloss and Liv Tyler to Margot Robbie and Roxane Mesquida. Tyler has even called it her “favourite product in the entire universe”.

    Buy now with free delivery
  2. Anastasia Pro Pencil - Base 2
    $18.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Anastasia Pro Pencil - Base 2

    Every make-up bag needs Anastasia’s Pro Pencil, because this multi-tasking product has the power of 5.

    Not only does it hide blemishes, conceal dark circles and cover flaws, but it highlights the brow, the face and the eyes, blends brow hairs as they grow back in, lines your lips and even primes your lids for eye shadow.

    Buy now with free delivery
  3. Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Hydrogel Mask (Single)
    $16.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Hydrogel Mask (Single)

    Get the Laszlo glow with the Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Hydrogel Mask, suitable for all skin types including acne prone and combination.

    Illuminate lustreless complexions with this innovative gel-like mask, which moulds to your facial shape and soaks your skin with a medley of botanical extracts rich in vitamins and essential oils.

    Potent charcoal draws impurities and dirt from the pores, whilst an AHA fruit blend breaks down dead skin cells, leaving your skin refreshed and radiant. Kiwi extract then encourages natural collagen production, which helps repair damaged cells and restore optimum hydration levels.

     

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  4. Paula's Choice Self-Tanning Foam
    $16.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Paula's Choice Self-Tanning Foam

    Achieve a week-long Bahamas stay tan with the Self-tanning Foam from Paula’s Choice.

    Offering serious staying power, this easy-to-apply, ultra-quick-drying foam is lightly tinted to ensure flawless application. The end results is a natural-looking tan to compliment your skin tone. This is a sun-kissed look without the UV damage.

    Buy now with free delivery
  5. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Gentle Cleansing Bar
    $11.20 Buy now with Skinstore US

    First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Gentle Cleansing Bar

    This moisture-rich bar soap leaves you squeaky clean from head to toe, nourishing your  skin instead of leaving it dry and irritated as so many soaps can.

    This one is safe for the whole family, even babies. It’s formulated with skin loving ingredients, including colloidal oatmeal and allantoin to calm and soothe as well as shea butter and squalene to protect and preserve the skin’s natural moisture barrier. The creamy cleansing lather rinses easily and leaves skin residue-free.

     

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  6. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
    $7.50 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

    Jack Black’s Intense Therapy Lip Balm is genderless, sellout lip therapy. This unisex formula protects and moisturizes the lip come shine or snow.

    Enriched with natural mint, lanolin, avocado oil, shea butter and green tea, this lip balm is a handbag must-have.

    Buy now with free delivery
  7. Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask
    $13.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask

    Revitalize your follicles and reawaken your hair with Philip Kingsley’s Exfoliating Scalp Mask.

    Jam-packed with organic scalp-soothing aloe vera and a powerful combo of exfoliants, this pre-shampoo treatment prevents dry, flaking skin and conditions the scalp and hair.

    Buy now with free delivery
  8. theBalm What's Your Type? Tall Dark and Handsome Mascara
    $24.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    theBalm What's Your Type? Tall Dark and Handsome Mascara

    Give each individual lash the attention it deserves with theBalm’s What’s Your Type? Tall Dark and Handsome.

    Amp it up with this volumizing black mascara that conditions and separates each lash for a flirty, feminine finish.

    Infused with all the good things, including olive and rice wax, this gentle formula conditions lashes from the root.

    The savvy wand works like a fine-toothed comb, ensuring that no lash is ever left behind.

    Buy now with free delivery
  9. laidbare POLICE THE CREASE! Wrinkle Corrector
    $12.60 Buy now with Skinstore US

    laidbare POLICE THE CREASE! Wrinkle Corrector

    Troubleshoot the visible signs of aging with laidbare’s natural wrinkle corrector. Bursting with hibiscus extract (botanical botox) and seaweed extracts, this is skincare’s best kept anti-aging secret.

    Bye bye wrinkles, hello radiance!

    Buy now with free delivery
  10. Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub
    $15.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

    This sumptuous scrub reveals soft, radiant skin. Freshly squeezed lime and sparkling lemons bring brightening properties to the mix, while sweet vanilla musk, smashed brown sugar, glycerin, macadamia oils and almond oil with sea salt work hard and fast to buff away dryness, leaving behind a scrumptious, nostalgic scent.

     

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Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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