Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra shares three recommended beauty buys that are all less than $20. She reminds viewers to patch test any new products on their arms prior to use to makes sure the product doesn’t trigger a reaction.
Budget Beauty Buy #1: Indian Clay
This clay comes from areas with volcanic ash. Clay has been used for ages to draw out toxins and impurities. It contains calcium, magnesium and sodium. The vat comes in a powder-form and Dr. Batra says you can mix it with water or as the package suggests, apple cider vinegar, and use as a mask on your face for 10 – 20 minutes. Dr. Batra says this is great for people who are acne-prone, have oily skin, or like her, wear a ton of makeup! This number-one seller online is $8.40 for a 1-pound tub.
Budget Beauty Buy #2: Witch Hazel Toner
This was originally used as a toner for people who wanted to balance the pH of their skin. Today many cleansers already are pH balanced but Dr. Batra shares that there are still uses for it. She says people like the astringent aspect of witch hazel and it can be used after face wash to remove excess dirt and makeup. Or, it can be used beforehand as a makeup remover. There are different formulations, the one Dr. Batra has includes aloe and glycerin which are both pretty hydrating. Price varies, but overall, witch hazel sells for way less than $20!
Budget Beauty Buy #3: Rose Hip Seed Oil
Dr. Batra shares that facial oils are all the rage and rose hip seed oil has been touted by many people like model Miranda Kir. The oil contains a number of antioxidants including Vitamins C and E, as well as some Vitamin A and D. Dr. Batra says this is a great moisturizer and it’s low on the clog-pouring scale. Dr. Batra adds that argan oil, calendula oil, and grapeseed oil all are great facial oils that are hydrating. The rose hip seed oil is a $13 product with over 10,000 4 and 5-star reviews online.