7 Skincare Products Under $20

Skincare under 20 dollars
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Sharing on the blog today seven new-to-me affordable skin care products that are a perfect introduction to skin care for newbies like me. It’s no secret when reading this post that one brand is at the forefront. I am in no way sponsored to share about Good Molecules, but I couldn’t help but want to try all the products with the insanely cute packaging and affordable price point.


Good Molecules Overnight Exfoliating Treatment, $6

What it is: Blend of 10% alpha and beta hydroxy acids that help resurface, smooth away dead skin cells, and unclogging pores to reveal visibly radiant skin.

What I think: If you are going to test any of these product mentioned, get this one HANDS DOWN! I noticed visible results night one and my skin felt so smooth the next morning. I would only use this at night and once at week at first. Pretty impressed and you can’t beat the $6 price!

Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel, $6

What it is: Formulated with yerba mate extract, a natural source of antioxidants and polyphenols that fight oxidative damage for brighter, more radiant skin. Also includes caffeine, peptides, & three forms of hyaluronic acid.

What I think: Cute packaging, but the only thing I really liked was the cooling sensation. Does well under makeup and soaks into the skin quickly.

Good Molecules Pure Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil, $10

What it is: Rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins to help hydrate and nourish skin. Helps promote skin regeneration, and can improve skin flexibility and permeability

What I think: Packs quite the punch and a little goes a long way as you can see from the very small bottle it comes in. Natural source of vitamin C and vitamin A helping collagen production and anti-aging.

Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum, $6

What it is: 10% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) formulated to help refine skin tone and texture for a brighter, healthier-looking complexion. Suitable for improving enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and texture, dullness, strengthen the skin’s barrier function and reduce moisture loss.

What I think: I use this almost everyday in combo with a number of other skincare products day or night. I do not have hyperpigmentation or that many uneven spots, so I cannot speak to that performance. I have also not noticed my pores shrinking in any way. Will continue to use as the benefits are not immediate and look forward to see results over time.

Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $6

What it is: Water-light serum that helps your skin retain its moisture for long-lasting hydration. Helps skin appear smooth, supple, and well-hydrated. Suitable for everyday use.

What I think: Light weight serum that can be used in conjunction with many other products I use in my skincare regime day or night. Did notice a slight difference in skin elasticity and my skin did feel more “plump” one week after use.

Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches, $18

What it is: Caffeine-infused hydrogel masks that work to brighten, hydrate, and reduce puffiness around the eyes. They’re the perfect quick pick-me-up for puffy, tired-looking eyes. Contains 1% caffeine, and licorice extract, peptides, & aloe vera (to name a few).

What I think: Light weight patches that feel slinky and wet to the touch. Patches fit my under eyes nicely and do not budge. Comes with plastic spatula to peel apart patches. Does leave residue after use, almost like pilling of product that turns into little balls of serum. I do not notice a drastic difference before and after but the cool sensation feels nice.

The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane, $5.80

What it is: Water-free solution containing 0.5% pure retinol reducing the appearance of fine lines, photo damage, and general signs of the aging of skin.

What I think: Sinks into the skin and nicely pairs with the Good Molecules hyaluronic acid. I use this at night 2x a week.


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