If there is one beauty niche that I absolutely love to spend my money on, it’s skincare. But even with my true passion for skincare, I just can’t justify the price tag of some luxury skincare products. Even looking at the INCI list of these unbelievably expensive products, you can notice that most of them don’t even feature rare or revolutionary active ingredients. Good and effective alternatives can be found at a lower price, and these affordable skincare products that even celebrities use in their daily beauty routines are the best proof of that.
Did you know that Billie Eilish is a die-hard fan of Aquaphor? And not only her, but also other celebrities such as Hailey Bieber, Khloé Kardashian, and Ashley Graham. Before she came out with her own ‘Rhode Skin’ Peptide Lip Treatment, Hailey claimed that Aquaphor was the best thing that you could put on your lips. If you are looking for an affordable lip mask alternative, then definitely get your hands on a tube of this cult classic. As Aquaphor is a versatile product, you can also use it for other things, such as slugging, hydrating your cuticles, or even smoothing out cracked heels.
Weleda Skin Food
The first celebrity who convinced me to try the Weleda Skin Food cream was Ashley Graham. Her complexion is absolutely flawless, and she swears by this drugstore classic. While the cream was a little too rich for my liking, it really is a great option for anyone who is struggling with dry skin. But Ashely isn’t the only celebrity who enjoys this product. Victoria Beckham also raved about it, claiming that she loves to mix it with coconut oil and apply it as a body lotion. In an interview with Into The Gloss, Beckham explained: “My body secret is Weleda Skin Food. What I love about it is that it’s not particularly expensive and you can find it anywhere.”
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
The one skincare product that you definitely shouldn’t spend a lot of money on is a cleanser. You are going to wash it off your face anyway, so why even bother with fancy and expensive ingredients? Celebrities are aware of this too, so it’s no wonder that A-listers such as Gigi Hadid, Olivia Wilde, and Charlize Theron love the Gentle Skin Cleanser by Cetaphil. This cleanser is under $10, and it will do an amazing job when it comes to cleaning your face without making it feel dry or uncomfortably tight.
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
You probably already know how important SPF is. Not only to prevent wrinkles but also to prevent more serious skin conditions such as skin cancer. I’ve tried a bunch of different drugstore sunscreens, and I have to be honest, most of them didn’t work for me. They would either have a super strong white cast, or the formula would be too greasy for me. However, there is one that is so amazing that even celebrities like Zac Efron, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Addison Rae, and Emma Stone swear by it. It’s EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, and while it’s slightly more expensive than most drugstore products, it’s still well worth the $36.