If you are looking for skincare products that perform but don’t break the bank, you have come to the right place. I have tried quite a bit here and there, so I can recommend which is worth your coins. I have compiled a list of the top 10 affordable skincare brands that are nice to your wallet and to your skin. These brands have worked for me, so why not!

Similar to makeup, as with skincare; not all of the most effective products come with an outrageous price tag. Drugstore skincare brands offer all of the best active ingredients in effective and luxurious-feeling formulations that don’t cost the earth. I personally detest it when people equate cheap prices to a poor quality product.


Renowned for its minimal prices, The Ordinary’s products don’t disappoint either.  Although, at the moment skincare community seems to be having a huge fit about this brand. I beg to differ. The Niacinamide was one of the first serums I incorporated to my routine 3 years ago and my skin looked a lot better coupled with Vitamin C Serum. There’s a huge range of choice, but I personally recommend; the Squalane Cleanser, and the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%.


A brand developed with the help of dermatologists, CeraVe products are formulated around the founding principle that our skin barrier is important to how our skin looks, performs and feels. To that end, each product contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid an ingredient that makes up half of our skin barrier, and they’re really quite brilliant. A major must have is the Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser

cerave hydrating cleanser


Revolution creates great makeup and even better skincare. With a range of oils, serums, face masks and moisturisers, this brand is one to watch. The products are fuss-free so that you know exactly what you are putting on your face. The prices are super friendly, as low as $6. I particularly love their serums..,



We should all aim for simplicity in our skincare routines, and Simple offers just that. I have tried their wipes, micellar water and soothing facial toner. They are also east to get at departmental stores and pharmacies even here in Nigeria.


Aside from its makeup products, UK-based beauty brand Pixi also has a solid selection of average costed effective skincare products. Among the most famous is its Glow Tonic, a loaded exfoliating toner that deeply cleans and refines the look of pores while energizing and hydrating the skin with ginseng and aloe vera. A must have! If you ask me… They also have other ranges like Retinol, Vitamin- C, Milky et al…

pixi beauty


Cosrx offers a wide variety of affordable skin care products, including moisturizers, cleansers and toners made with ingredients like Snail Mucin Essence which I have.


Fourth Ray Beauty embodies the perfect balance of formula savvy and playfulness to inspire a love for skin care. As a sister brand to ColourPop, we are dedicated to offering exceptionally high quality and effective skin care, all at an affordable price, so everyone can start their makeup routines with the best skin possible. Inspired by today’s consumer, we are committed to creating progressive formulas that are 100% cruelty-free, vegan and made with the latest on-trend performance ingredients and botanicals. I love Fourthray and this is no news, If you are an avid follower of mine, you would know this. Their cleansers, moisturizers and serums are top notch!

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