We Tried It: Natural Skincare on a $15 Budget
While we try out new brands at Beauty Bets like it’s our job (it kind of is, after all), we’re always looking for products that work like a charm and are as plant-based as possible. It’s rare that they meet our criteria without being an investment (good ingredients and thoughtful formulations cost money!), so when Maya mentioned doing a post about Advanced Clinicals products, I was skeptical. With each product under $20, it seemed unlikely that they’d deliver blog-worthy results. After trying out a handful of products for a few weeks, however, I am pleasantly surprised to report that the combination of natural ingredients like argan oil, jojoba, coconut oil and powerhouses like retinol and AHA acid really worked—meaning, we saw a change to our skin. In particular these two did not disappoint.
I obviously live and die by serums and oils, and have tested thousands of dollars worth of them. Advanced Clinicals Coconut Visable Repair Oil ($15) not only smells like a tropical holiday, but kept my skin hydrated and dewy without the weight of a heavy moisturizer—ideal for humid days. Try it under your SPF or mixed with your foundation for a laid-back, “I woke up like this” summer glow.
Packed with antioxidants, firming and easily absorbed, argan oil has always been on our skincare ingredients short list (everyone has one of those, right?). At just $15, Advanced Clinicals Argan Oil Intensive Beauty Cream delivered all the benefits in a luxurious, hydrating cream AND comes in a 16 oz. spa size so you can slather it on your neck and décolleté with abandon.
Have any other affordable skincare lines you can’t live without? We’d love to add a few more to the arsenal.