The Best Affordable Skin Care Products That Work Just As Well As Luxury Brands - Or Even Better!


Before I dive into this article, I wanna set the the mood for this story. Imagine, imagine you're just out of the shower in your bathing robe and bathroom slippers, hair all tied up in a towel, your favourite music is slowly playing in the background, scented candles are lit...okay, this is too much but you got my point, right? And on your beauty vanity, lies all of your favourite skincare products waiting to be put on your skin. You sit down and apply each of them, step by step knowing how much better your skin will look and feel after this. Pretty satisfying, right? 

There's just something about skincare products. The rich creamy texture, the way it feels on your skin, its delightful fragrance, the packaging, just the whole experience is so divine. Skincare is one beauty-related category that most people would recommend you to spend your big bucks on as you can wipe off makeup after a long day but a bad skin routine can cause serious damage to your skin. Yes, expensive skin care products do work well but that doesn't mean that cheaper products cannot do their job, they most certainly can! 

Here are a few affordable skincare products that are definitely a steal! Go on, start adding them to your e-cart!

 1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

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This is a light foaming cleanser with non-comedogenic properties that your skin will L-O-V-E. It gently removes the traces of dirt from your skin, unclogs pores, removes excess oil leaving you with soft & supple skin without overdrying. It's the go-to cleanser for everyone who struggles with facial acne or has sensitive skin and trust me, you're paying so much less for the benefits you're getting. 

Price: RS 237. Buy it here.

2. Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes

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As the name says, these wipes are 'kind' on your skin and 'simply' do their best job on your skin! These gentle facial wipes are really soft and mega ingredients like Vitamin B5 & E ensures that they not only wipe off the impurities of your skin but also nourish the skin while at it. Use these daily to remove dirt and excess oil to reveal your natural glow.

Price: RS 299. Buy it here.

3. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner 

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If you haven’t tried a (good) witch hazel on your skin, you have no idea what you’re missing out. This all-natural skincare product is a must-have if you dry or combination skin. All it takes are a few drops on your cotton pad, apply it on your face to realize that you really do not need to spend on luxury products. Skin Friendly ingredients like Aloe Vera is what makes it a good (cheap) skincare investment.

Price: RS 1269. Buy it here

4. Mirabelle Korea Tumeric Essential Facial Sheet Mask

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If you're looking for a sheet mask that has anti-inflammatory properties, is antiseptic in nature, is gentle on the skin and won't cause any reactions - your search ends here. This sheet mask is infused with desi goodness that soothes blemishes, helps tone down redness and also clears blotchy skin. And as you may now, turmeric has pH balancing properties which makes it suitable for all skin types.

Price: RS 129. Buy it here.

5. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

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A lightweight water gel that moisturizes, smoothes skin, boosts hydration? This product is already ticking all the right checkboxes and we're just getting started. This is a revolutionary oil-based formula (our pores are breathing) that gets completely absorbed into your skin, leaving you with soft and healthy skin that you cannot stop touching. 

Price: RS 849. Buy it here.

6. Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare Oil

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Most of you probably have this product in your must-haves as it's really a miracle in a bottle. With its breakthrough ingredient PurCellin oil, it promises to reduce stretch marks, scars, has anti-aging properties, eradicates uneven skin tone, boosts hydration and I wouldn't be surprised if it helps reduce my stress levels too because this product just works so well.

Price: 395. Buy it here.

7. Wet n Wild Lip Scrub - Pecker Up

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This vegan and cruelty-free lip scrub is the answer to those forever chapped lips. Say aloha to heavenly lips with this exfoliating lip scrub featuring the sweet benefits of watermelon and extra fine sugar as it buffs away the dead skin off your lips and makes them kiss ready, instantly!

Price: RS 399.  Buy it here.

8. The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Acne Spot Patch Kit 

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This is a gentle, two-step solution to achieve the spotless skin of your dreams. It contains two kinds of bands that help protect wounds, absorb discharge and soothes your skin by using mild plant-based ingredients that help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin.

This treatment is a blessing for people with acne prone skin as it pulls out the acne from inside and thus it helps in shrinking and also heals fast too. 

Price: RS 790. Buy it here.

9. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion 

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The hype is real guys, the hype is definitely real! This product is the perfect solution to zap those unwanted guests that live rent-free on your skin. Just use a Q-tip to dab it on your our acne/whitehead and it will shrink it to nothing! It dries up your pimple so that you wake up with a blemish-free, clearer skin.

Price: RS 1500. Buy it here.

10. Plum Glow Face Grape Seed And Sea Buckthorn Restore Oil

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Girl, get your glow on with this 'glow restoring' oil that's enriched with the goodness of multiple oils that will help bring your natural glow back. The unique combination of specifically chosen oils (namely, grape seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, rosehip oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil, apricot seed oil, sunflower seed oil, olive oil, jojoba seed oil) help combat skin dryness, restores the natural glow by replenishing the lost nutrients your skin desires and fights oxidative damage and provides hydration too.

Price: RS 775. But it here

11. Biotique Bio Wheat Germ Youthful Nourishing Night Cream

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Turn every sleep into beauty sleep with this youthful night cream from Biotique. Pamper your skin with the likes of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, sunflower & almond oils, wheat germ and also extracts of carrots and galangal that leaves your skin feeling youthful and nourished from within. Use a dollop or two before going to sleep and wake up to a more vital, and younger appearance.

Price: RS 230. Buy it here.

12. Fabindia Lemongrass Facial Spray

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Never a dull moment with this one! Just a quick spritz of this light-scented facial spray will make you feel rejuvenated and energized, instantly. It'll uplift your mood and leave you feeling fresh, relaxed and pumped up.  Use this after a bath or carry it with you to your office and spray away the tiredness!

Price: RS 390. Buy it here.

13. Kama Ayurveda Mridul Soap Free Face Cleanser

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Enriched with the goodness of Ayurveda, this non-drying facial cleanser is the perfect *natural* alternative to a soap/face wash. The perfect combination of cereals, pulses, herbs, oatmeal, green gram, almond, rose, turmeric, fennel, and sandalwood gently cleanses your face, leaving you with radiant, fresher looking skin. 

Price: RS 595. Buy it here  


14. Balinese Boreh Face Scrub

Our Balinese Boreh Face Scrub is perfect for the days you wish to take off any traces of dirt, pollution, and even tiredness. All you need is a dollop to replenish your dull skin. Just add it to your skincare routine and allow it to do wonders for your skin!


Price Rs 499. Buy it here

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