Best of Skincare Under $70

As I’ve gotten older, I realized more and more the importance of having a daily skincare routine in place. My skin isn’t as resilient as it once was, and more issues have developed over the years. Lately, I’ve been combating dull and dehydrated skin is desperate need of a little TLC. While having radiant and glowing skin may be easy if you have an unlimited budget for luxe beauty products and weekly facials, for most of us, that isn’t the case.

Though skincare is an area I will splurge in from time to time, I also like to be realistic about the products I purchase since I use them regularly. I’ve rounded up the best of my under $70 products I’ve discovered so far – all of which I’ve been using for at least four months. From face washes and mists, to moisturizers, serums & masks, there’s my favorites for each. Read through the benefits of each product below, and click the images or titles to shop.

Looking for more of my beauty faves? Head over to my Beauty Edit page to see what else is in my beauty arsenal.


Ocean Cleansing Milk 

If you’ve been following for a while, you may know already that I’m a huge lover of OSEA Malibu products. I’ve been using the Ocean Cleansing Milk for a couple of years now, and it still remains a favorite in my beauty cabinet. It’s one of the most gentle yet effective face washes I’ve tried, even with my super dry and sensitive skin.


Micellar Cleansing Water

This is another product I’ve used religiously for at least the last year. I usually cleanse with this twice – once at the beginning of my nighttime routine to get my initial eye makeup off, and then again after I use a face wash to get any remaining bits off. It leaves me with a completely fresh faced feeling. I hate the idea of going to bed or starting my makeup routine with any residue left on my face after washing.

Darphin Paris

Rose Aromatic Care Oil

I was introduced to this product last year, and it’s one of my favorite little luxuries as of late! I will usually either dab this into my skin before bed, or mix it into a cream face mask to give my skin a little help fighting dehydration and wrinkles. Added bonus: it smells absolutely heavenly, and a little goes a long way!


Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot

I first tried a sample of this during NYFW last year, and I’ve been hooked ever since! I slathered it on my skin and it did exactly as promised – made me feel instantly more beautiful and firm! I love that you can either use the product as part of your skincare routine, or you can slather it on on top of your makeup for an airbrushed look. It’s magic in a bottle!


Calendura & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque

A woman helping me pick out my foundation at Nordstrom recently commented on how dehydrated my skin was, and immediately sent me home with a sample of this. I love the lightweight and cooling formula of this mask. For being under $50, it’s well worth the money and is a great hydrating mask. It’s my go-to when my face is in need of a quick fix.


Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

This may be my favorite product on the list! I’m absolutely obsessed with sleeping facials – and this one is a fave. It smells like roses, and always leaves my skin looking so much brighter and luminous in the morning. I never travel without it – it’s the best to use to being some life back to your skin after traveling or flying.

Mario Badescu

Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rose Water

If you watched my vlogs during vlogmas, I constantly raved about this product. It’s another rose scented one (notice a pattern?), and leaves my skin feeling nice and refreshed. I spritz it on in the mornings, during the day over my make up, and at night before bed. It gives me that ever coveted Parisian dewy glow.

Darphin Paris

Hydraskin Light All-Day Skin-Hydrating Gel Cream

I have two favorite moisturizers I’m rotating between at the moment. This is the lighter of the two, and is a perfect sheer one to use as a base under my foundation. I tend to use this one in the mornings, and the next one in the evenings. I love how fresh it feels on my skin – I’ve seen a HUGE difference in my skin since starting to use this product last fall.

Dr Roebuck’s

Pure Face Moisturizer

This is my favorite heavy moisturizer at the moment. I love layering it on thick right before bed (a little goes a long way). My skin feels plump and moist when I wake up after using it! It also has an amazing summery smell – what’s not to love?


Beauty Elixir

This is one of my other favorite products I’ve ever purchased. I use it sparingly – the price tag is several times higher than the other facial mist I mentioned, but well worth the money. When spritzed over my make up, it instantly gives me an extra glow. I’ll use it for special occasions or date night both under and on top of my makeup. My skin always looks radiant and hydrated thanks to this little guy.

Photos by Ryan Sides

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