Normally, I only get this excited for Prime Day, but Amazon decided to sneak in another two-day extravaganza that's equally as good: the Prime Early Access Sale. If you haven't already been shopping for all the viral beauty products you saw on TikTok, I'm here to present another category of items for this sale that I'm sure you'll be itching to dive into—budget beauty.
Trust me. You won't want to miss these deals on all my favorite beauty products that are already pretty affordable. I know that what's considered affordable is relative, but I'm happy to report that almost every item on this list is under $25. How's that for wallet-friendly? If you're looking to save on some high-quality items that won't break the bank, keep scrolling. These gems are worth adding to your cart immediately.
Kopari is offering 20% off a few fan favorites for the Early Access Sale, including the KP Body Bumps Be Gone Exfoliant. This gentle (yet powerful) scrub contains both physical and chemical exfoliants such as lactic acid and glycolic acid to buff away dead skin. It also hydrates and nourishes with green tea extract, jojoba oil, and coconut shells.
If your curls could use a little extra love and attention but you don't want to spend a fortune, try this nourishing duo from Not Your Mother's. The cur-defining gel offers superior hold, tames flyaways, and doesn't get crusty like some other gels. The cream on the other hand contains a complex made of rice, keratin amino acids, and enzymes to deeply hydrate the hair and enhance curl retention.
As far as wallet-friendly vitamin C serums go, Fleur & Bee offers one of the best. It's a great option for sensitive skin, as it contains 10% vitamin C to reduce dark spots and even your skin tone and hydrates with ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin E, and jojoba. Might as well take advantage of a sweet 35%-off deal.
For those who have thinning hair, this shampoo-and-conditioner set from Luseta helps strengthen hair, increases volume, and reduces breakage. The formulas each contain key ingredients such as biotin, hydrolyzed collagen, and argan oil to restore hair's nutrients. They also help prevent future hair damage.
Olay's cult-favorite moisturizing cream is a few bucks off today, so you might as well take advantage. This deeply hydrating formula with peptides and hyaluronic acid rivals even a few high-end creams out there on the market. (Take it from a beauty editor.)
It's hard to believe Black Wolf's renewing eye gel is less than $20—and it's even harder to believe that $16 sale price tag. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and under-eye bags with peptides, caffeine, and a little bit of retinol. The results speak for themselves.
Differin is a classic, over-the-counter acne treatment gel that always gets the job done. Sure, high-end formulas are nice, but if you're on a budget and need a good acne-control treatment ASAP, you can save a buck or two with this one.
I love that this hair dryer from Revlon comes with a diffuser and a few styling clips (totally key, especially if you have curly hair). It contains infrared technology to help hair maintain its natural moisture balance to avoid overdrying. The ceramic coating and tourmaline technology also help reduce heat damage and keep the hair looking smooth.
I know $52 isn't exactly in everyone's budget, but this bundle of CeraVe products is well worth the price. It's a drugstore brand dermatologists and celebs alike always turn to for its simple and effective formulas. This particular bundle is on sale and contains the brand's Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser, Resurfacing Retinol Serum, A.M. Moisturizer, and P.M. Moisturizer.
This creamy foundation formula is packed with skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to help skin appear more radiant with reduced fine lines.
After trying many different cleansing balms over the years, I have to say that Farmacy balms still come in at number one. The Clearly Clean formula is just $18 today, so you might as well give it a go. Each of the brand's makeup-removing balms is totally noncomedogenic and melts your makeup right off in a flash without leaving a greasy residue.
Stop what you're doing. Verb's cult-loved Ghost Oil is a few dollars cheaper. Maybe I'm being dramatic, but I will say that it's a favorite of mine, so I'll be stocking up. The weightless formula softens strands, fights frizz, locks in moisture, and promotes radiant shine.
Makeup artists love this skin-softening facial toner from Thayers because it's budget-friendly, soothes the skin, and leaves it with a petal-soft finish that's the perfect canvas for makeup.
This dewy gel moisturizer from Innisfree is packed with glow-enhancing ingredients like cherry blossom extract, niacinamide, and betaine. It creates the perfect base for makeup, so naturally, I'll be adding a few to my cart while it's on sale.
Celebs and editors alike love Laneige's Lip Sleeping Mask, but the balm is just as luxurious and hydrates the lips for so long. Normally, I'd say $17 is a bit much for a lip balm, but the fact that it's $12 for Amazon's Early Access Sale today is a bit more convincing.
Castor oil is known to help promote major hair growth. It strengthens and conditions strands like no other. As a bonus: It can also be used on the lashes and brows to help promote more growth, too.
Quality makeup brushes aren't always easy to find, let alone ones that don't cost an arm and a leg. This 16-piece set from Real Perfection is a strong contender. The set comes with every type of brush you'd need including a foundation brush, highlight brush, and eye shadow brushes.
Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.
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