While there are plenty of extravagant, highly sought-after beauty products with equally extravagant price tags in today's beauty market, let us not forget a product's lovability isn't directly correlated to how much it costs. Sure, holy-grail names like Augustinus Bader or La Mer have legendary legs, but $100, $200, and $300+ a pop for face cream (no matter the ingredients or quality) can be hard, or even impossible, to stomach.
In an effort to celebrate some of the best-selling beauty products that won't wound your wallet, we've rounded up six of our favorite retailers and searched every crevice of their beauty collection. The result? 10 in-demand products per retailer that ring in at a more palatable range of $3 to $50. Keep scrolling for the best-selling yet more affordable products from Verishop, Violet Grey, Dermstore, Sephora, Net-a-Porter, and Nordstrom.
Not only are Facetory's cheeky sheet masks adorable and effective, but they're also always trending on Verishop's website. If your complexion is craving a detox, this formula is made from charcoal and volcanic ash to unclog congested pores and gently pave uneven skin texture.
True story: I've used C.O. Bigelow's tinned rose salve since high school. It's one of the only formulas that truly keeps your lips soft, supple, and topped up with hours (and hours) worth of hydration. Plus, the delicate rose scent and the light pink tint is so juicy.
In need of a quick refresh in between showers? Cora has you covered on that front too. These handy body cloths are made with sustainably sourced bamboo and are enriched with other skin-loving ingredients like coconut oil and lavender essential oil to keep you smelling (and your skin feeling) like a dream.
This year has been the year of copious amounts of hand sanitizer and hand cream. This anti-bacterial hand sanitizer is strategically formulated with 70% ethyl alcohol to exceed the requirements of the FDA for hand hygiene, dries quickly, is fragrance-free, and also features agents like aloe vera juice and glycerin to keep your skin calm, cool, collected, and completely scale-free.
Among natural toothpaste purveyors, Marvis is simply one of the best and chicest brands out there. The flavors are lovely (hey, it's the little things) and each tube is designed to help whiten and protect your teeth from decay, tartar, and plaque. This is an especially handy perk if your nightly wine habit has picked up this year as mine has.
I always blamed my perpetually disappearing stash of hair ties on my busy, go-go-go schedule. Well, quarantine has proven that hair ties will continue to disappear even if you stay within a 20-foot radius for six months. (These creaseless ones from Kitsch are the best.)
I don't think it's any coincidence that Nécessaire's fancy lube (aka its best-selling Sex Gel) is one of the top-trending products at Violet Grey during a year when we've largely been forced to stay inside as much as possible. Though more expensive than your typical bottle of lube, this one is infinitely more lovely. Ultra-clean in the formulation, it's made with distilled deionized water, organic aloe, and sodium hyaluronate, and it's compatible with natural rubber latex, polyurethane, and polyisoprene condoms. (It's also fragrance-free, FDA-approved and has a pH level between 4.0 and 5.0.)
Meet one of the most iconic products in the skincare industry that delivers instant gratification. Yes, you might look a little scary whilst it's working its magic, but the multi-action results (smoothing! color-correcting! brightening! tightening! lifting! firming! detoxification!) are too good a deal to pass up.
Hair magic, bottled. This rich, SPF-enhanced cream from hair icon Christophe Robin is supremely lightweight yet it's potent enough to smooth, boost shine, and soothe frizz-prone strands with deep protection. (It's also made with 99% natural-origin ingredients if you're trying to clean up your haircare routine.)
Yep, this beloved moisturizing elixir is exactly what it says it is—a lush serum for your body that has a similar ingredient profile to your favorite facial serums—think hyaluronic acid, vitamins B5 and B3, and Ceramide NP. Use it alone or as a pre-game to your favorite lotion, cream, or butter.
It's been a stressful year, and I talk to a handful of people daily who have been dealing with increased (or altogether new) hair loss. Viviscal's expert formulas are here to help, and its best-selling, growth-promoting shampoo is a very feasible $10.
Celebrity hairstylists always enforce this cardinal rule of hair protection: Never use a regular towel to swaddle up your strands when they're wet. Instead, invest in a few of Aquis's super-chic hair turbans which will prevent breakage while also reducing frizz and dry time.
By now you've heard of (and perhaps even tried) pimple patches. But have you heard of retinol-spiked wrinkle patches? These dissolving micro-needling patches from Peace Out are enriched with retinol, peptides, and vitamin C to smooth out your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
For just $28, Drunk Elephant's newest skincare launch covers so many bases. It removes your makeup, hydrates the skin, serves as a cleanser, and can do double-duty as a toner or mid-day skin refresh. It's the dreamiest thing I've treated my skin to recently.
We've seen countless celebs sporting these eye masks on IG, and it's no wonder considering how well they hide the visible side effects of stress, lack of sleep, environmental damage, and aging.
How stunning is this imported hand soap? It's hand-carved by artisans into the shape of traditional Lebanese pastries and boasts the lushest of ingredients like olive oil, shea butter, and vitamin E. Plus, the delicate jasmine scent pretty much soothes the soul.
Face buffs and sponges are having a strong resurgence—especially Korean konjac sponges like this one. They're extremely gentle, completely natural, and they're essentially the purest way to exfoliate your skin to get a super-smooth result. Simply soften it with water and then pair it with your normal facial cleanser to instantly elevate your cleansing experience.
So many celebrities attribute these best-selling peel pads to their clear, glowing faces. (Chrissy Teigen is the latest!) A full pack is an investment and upwards of $80, so if you're curious, dip your toe in with this smaller set.
Not only do I love that this best-selling sunscreen is organic, but I also appreciate that it's fragrance-free and easy to apply (even upside down) thanks to the handy spray format.
No season yields more oil and grease than summer, and we always like to have an efficacious zit-busting formula close at hand. This one from Tula simultaneously fights and prevents acne, unclogs pores, and even brightens stubborn acne marks and scars.
This is such a cool beauty find. In fact, it's so innovative and cool, that the brand has a patent on it. Essentially, it's a unique peeling and exfoliating puff that helps removes the congestion- and pore-clogging debris that can contribute to dull, lackluster skin.
Patchology is known for its amazing eye gels, but they also make these adorable, easy-on-the-bank-account lip gels that calm and soothe your lips with help from sweet violet, elderberry, vanilla bean, and vitamins A, B6, E, and C. (I've been wearing them underneath my mask as an ultra-stealthy beauty treatment if I need to run out on an errand.)
If you like a good wave spray, Ouai's is one of our all-time favorites. It's super lightweight and formulated with rice protein which not only enhances your natural texture but adds a day-enduring hold so you don't have to think twice post-spritz.