9 great beauty buys under $20

9 great beauty buys under $20

The world of beauty is sometimes seen as a lifestyle that only the rich can afford, but surprise surprise, if you know where to look, there are quality beauty products available that won't break the bank.

The common misconception about bargain beauty products is that they don't work as well as the more expensive ones; or that they aren't as effective compared to a product that costs twice the price. I have to admit that luxury beauty items feel like they can offer you more, but this doesn't mean that some economically priced products aren't effective.

The products that I've picked aren't just here because they're a bargain, they also give you a bit of bang for your buck. So if you're on a budget, I give you the beauty buys that have stood by me (and my wallet).

HAIR AND BODY CARE

Yves Rocher Rinsing Vinegar, $15

If you've ever had a scalp analysis, you would know that hair products (shampoos included) clog hair follicles from time to time. The effects of clogged hair follicles don't usually show, but if you start to realise that your hair products aren't as effective, or if you're experiencing rapid hair loss ━ it's time to give your hair a good clean.

Yves Rocher's Rinsing Vinegar is a great option as it claims to rid your hair of limescale (icky stuff that shouldn't be there in the first place) and other hair clogging bits. Before you get scared of having your hair smell like vinegar, don't worry, your hair won't smell like a xiao long bao restaurant after using this. The brand uses certified French Raspberry vinegar, and it claims the smell is so delectable, you'll be coming back for more!

Sephora Smoothing Body Scrub, $12

Like most of my discoveries, I found this beauty gem by chance (it was on sale!) ━ and I haven't stopped using it since. If you're familiar with Sephora's store layout, you would know that the bath and beauty collection is a rainbow on the shelves, with each colour representing a different fragrance.

Apart from its price, there are three reasons why I love this product: Firstly, it smells great and the smell lingers long after the shower. Secondly, the product comes in a handy tube making it easy to use in the bathroom. And lastly, the big granules give your skin a really good clean. The price is also extremely decent for a body scrub, so really, there isn't a reason not to love this.

Essential Intensive Hair Mask, $9.90

For days when my hair feels like it needs an extra pick-me-up, or when I've got a date ━ I usually rely on Essential's Hair Mask to smoothen out frizziness and simply make my hair look and feel awesome. The extremely moisturising hair mask works by using an advanced technology that claims to repair and replenish damaged hair. This mask is extremely buttery, that I have to douse my bathroom floor with hot water after using it, as the floor becomes slippery every time I use this mask.

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