I get it – beauty products are expensive. Clean beauty products can be particularly expensive.
But, when you’re trying to clean up yo’ life, you don’t need to throw your budget to the wind.
You really can have it all.
Here are some of my absolute favorite affordable clean beauty products – that will GET YOU RESULTS – while also not sucking your bank account dry.
Save that money, honey.
Oh, and you should know that I bought all of these products with my own money and none of these brands are paying me to say nice things about them, but if you do make a purchase from these links, I’ll receive a very, very small commission at no cost to you for taking the time to share it with you.
1. Acure Blue Tansy Night Oil
Alright, listen up – THIS STUFF IS UH-MAAAAAAZING!
I cannot believe I have just recently discovered it and I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS UNDER $13!!!
When I first rubbed this all over my face, I was not expecting much. I mean, it’s blue. Mmkay?
But, I woke in the morning and my skin looked airbrushed.
Pores were smaller, skin was plumper, my cheeks had a bit of a rosy glow.
What the eff is IN this stuff??
Who cares. It’s MAGIC.
Major desert island pick here, folks. I absolutely cannot believe the price. It’s like they’re giving it away.
2. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner w Rose Petals
Under $10 and I use it almost every day.
I’ve tried very high-end toners over the years and I’ve gone many years just not toning at all because – let’s get real – I mean, does it really even matter?
Yes, yes it does.
When it’s this one.
Plus, anything with rose in it I love. It’s not just the smell, there is something very effective about rose oil in any form.
I googled it to find out why and learned that there really is some science behind it – rose oil helps to hydrate skin, clear acne, reduce signs of aging, minimize the appearance of scars, and help with conditions such as eczema and rosacea (source here).
I mean, sign me up.
3. Tula Probiotic Skincare Sampler
I started using Tula years ago when I first heard about probiotic skincare. Probiotics have been long-touted for their incredible health benefits, so I figured – why not rub them all over my skin, too?
If you start with this $20 skincare sampler, you’ll get to try four of their best products:
- Tula Purifying Face Cleanser – mega good stuff, a full size just arrived in my spring FabFitFun box and I almost died.
- Tula Pro-Glycolic Skin Resurfacing Gel – Yes. Yes. Yes. Glycolic the surface of my skin OFF.
- Tula Revitalizing Eye Cream – so creamy, so good.
- Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream – when I ran out, I was so, so sad.
It may sound silly to be sad when a product is gone – because you can just buy more. But, I often have a long list of products I am working through for this here blog and can’t rationalize buying more of something until I need that product again.
Tula is a great line and you can’t go wrong with any of it.
4. Burt’s Bees Rose Tinted Lip Balm
Over 500 perfect reviews says you’re gonna love this. I love this, too.
You get a little tint with your balm. What’s not to love?
6 shades makes it easy for you to find the color for you.
Plus, it won’t make your lips tight or chalky. The rose (ahem, there she is again!) will hydrate and plump, leaving your lips better for it.
At under $5, your wallet will be better for it, too.
5. Maui Moisture Shampoo
There are several in this line – but I like the dry and damaged because I color and heat style my hair. Plus, it runs on the drier side anyway, which is why I like to air dry when possible.
The price on these products for the long list of great ingredients that are in it and the long list of crap that isn’t – is amazing.
This one is under $10, folks.
YUP. You heard me.
6. Maui Moisture Conditioner
You knew this was coming, didn’t you?
Obviously, you need to condition your hair. This vanilla bean conditioner smells DIVINE.
And for less than $20 you can get the Maui Moisture shampoo AND conditioner.
I mean, my god, what are you waiting for?
GO GET IT.
7. Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask
I’m a huge fan of masks. This budget beauty is new and amazing. It’s part of the Yes To Tomatoes charcoal line for fighting acne with natural ingredients.
Because no matter who you are – the zits can get you.
They are an equal opportunity annoyer.
Priced under $20, you’ll get a great deal on an effective blemish fighting mask.
8. SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque
Hair masks can get really pricey. This bad boy will only set you back $10 bucks. Not even kidding.
Made with all kind of good stuff, like: certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura, Baobab Oils and antioxidant-rich African Rock Fig that will restore moisture and deeply condition. Leaving you with smoother, stronger, healthier frizz-free hair.
Plus, if you have a dry, itchy scalp, the manuka honey is a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient that will soothe your scalp. African Rock Fig has Vitamin C – which will brighten hair color.
Talk about a steal.
9. Weleda Skin Food Lotion
This is one of those cult favorite products that people really go nuts for – and you’ll understand why once you’ve tried it.
First, it comes in a couple of formulations, from the original rich, light and then lip butter.
So, basically, you can skin food it all.
And, you might want to, since this baby is a whipped formulation of sunflower seed oil and shea butter. Plus, with essential oils like orange and lavender for scent and aromatic impact, it’s basically like a vacation in a tube.
You can start small with the uber-affordable 2.5 oz or go bigtime and load up. Either way, you’re well under $20 and it’ll feel a whole lot more luxurious.
10. Honest Beauty Gentle Gel Cleanser
One of my all-time favorite facial cleansers. It doesn’t dry out your skin, but it takes off all your makeup. It fights oil, but doesn’t make it worse. Chamomile and calendula hydrate, soothe and soften skin.
For $12.99, this is an all-star affordable clean beauty buy.
If you get the Honest Beauty Bundle, you can pick up 3 products for $50. Score.
11. Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day & Night Cream
It’s not everyday that you find a day and night cream for under $20 with tons of amazing reviews.
With review titles like, “AMAZING!” and “LOVE IT!” – you’d think it was $80, but nope, this cream is around $15!
This antioxidant-rich face cream is designed for all skin types and chock full of peptides, floral stem cells and advanced natural extracts said to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Plus, Pacifica has really high standards for what goes in their products and what doesn’t.
12. W3LL PEOPLE Bio-Extreme Lip Gloss
W3LL PEOPLE is a real leader in the clean beauty space. They’ve created a great line of a clean beauty products that have amassed a huge, loyal fan base.
This lip gloss is loaded with aloe vera, shea butter, organic botanicals and liquid crystals.
Available in 5 colors and under $20 – you’ll wonder why you ever paid more.
13. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Nourishing Mascara
At under $10, I prefer this Burt’s Bees Nourishing Mascara to most higher end mascaras – and I’ve tried a lot of them.
My eyes are ultra-sensitive and dry thanks to Sjogren’s Syndrome, so any eye makeup that doesn’t make my eyes water for hours is a win. If it makes my eyelashes look long and luscious – I am thrilled.
I will be honest and say that if you have room to splurge – this clean beauty mascara by Wander Beauty is incredible.
But, until then, the Burt’s Bees will more than suffice.
Is 13 an awkward number to stop? Maybe – but it’s late and I’m tired ;0)
The beautiful thing here is that anything by any of these brands is going to be great. Use this as a jumping off point for affordable clean beauty brands to explore and have fun.
Then, come back here and tell us your favorite pick in the comments below.
To our health,
This is a great post! It is so hard to know where to begin if you are wanting cleaner beauty products and often they are SO expensive! This is such a helpful post!! I am interested in the shampoo and conditioner as my hair is also dry and damaged from the coloring and heat, so I may try this out. thank you
Yes, clean beauty products are so much easier to find, and much more affordable, than ever before. The shampoo and conditioner are great – and I can’t believe the price! Thank you so much for reading!