Ever since I was a child, I loved to make people feel and look beautiful.

All Our Favorite ($50 and under) Skincare Products

At least for the moment….

Money, money, money, money, MON-EY! We’re all about saving the duckets (not sure if that’s a real word), as poobear likes to say! Well actually, we’re both pretty dang good at spending money. Josh is far better at saving for our family which is a blessing, but that often means I am way more dangerous with my cash money, rikka 9, 9 to the 2000 (song reference, terrible song reference and I have no idea what it means, so there’s that.) Which I personally see as a blessing too! LOL, that’s when you know you have an issue.

But seriously, it’s good to save money and I personally think it’s even better to save while spending it! YASSSSSS!!!!!! Who is with me!? And that’s where affordable skincare comes in to play. Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. I’ve certainly learned that if you want to take your skin to the next level, there are treatments that you need to splurge on, but as far as products go, I really think you can get quality products at a very reasonable price & still see stunning results. You just gotta be choosy! And I personally love to be choosy!

I also think there are certain skincare step products that you can afford to spend less on. For example, I personally think face wash is something you can get at a really affordable price and instantly see results… I feel that way about moisturizers, face masks, double cleansers, the list goes on….So let’s see what Cheeky considers to be a good investment for your skin at a quality price.

Side note…I will often talk to folks who will get a designer handbag that’s worth more than my college education, but they won’t spend the money on a really good sunscreen (I know, it’s those dang priorities). I like to think of our skin as an investment. It’s something that will hopefully & literally carry you throughout the rest of your life, so it’s crucial we take great care of it. And same goes for that whole bod of yours. It is a temple and how you treat it, shows! And don’t forget either, HAVE FUN! So if you treat your skin like dirt sometimes or you’re here to start anew, that’s a-okay!! We’re totally behind you and we’re on this journey together. Slip up every so often, it won’t hurt ya!

Okay and now I’m off my damn high horse… let’s GET AFTER IT! Oh and holler at yo girl if we forgot something… or mistakenly went over budget… I’m good for that! I had to check like 500 times how much stuff was so I would be under our $50….Just a constant shit show up in here and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Face Wash

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (or the compatible to your skin type)

This sucker has won over 40 awards and it costs less than $10.

‘Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a mild, non-irritating formulation that soothes skin as it cleans. In fact, it’s gentle enough for a baby’s delicate skin. Designed specifically to work for all skin types, it is a simple, yet highly effective way to care for your skin.’

Double Cleanser

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Works like a charm! Highly recommend it for dry skin, mature skin and normal skin. $28 bucks for this baby!

‘DHC Deep Cleansing Oil removes excess oil, makeup, dirt and other pore-clogging impurities with its water-soluble formula. Infused with olive oil and vitamin E, it nourishes and hydrates the skin, while rinsing completely clean, never leaving behind a greasy residue.’

Face Wipe

Neutrogena Cleansing Face Wipes

I’d say around $5 or so bucks for a pack!


MISSHA Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist

$49 – pushing it here! But it’s a goodie!

‘Missha’s best-selling essence has been upgraded to “Intensive Moist,” now formulated with 90% fermented yeast, its superstar ingredient.’

Vitamin C Serum

COSRX Triple C Liquid Lightning

Less than $30 buckaroos! I just ordered my 4th bottle of it last night in fact.

‘An exclusive collaboration between popular Korean acne brand COSRX and Charlotte Cho, the Triple C Lightning Liquid is a powerful vitamin C serum. Launched in 2017, Triple C sold out within four hours of launching, and has since become a cult favorite!

WHAT DOES VITAMIN C DO FOR YOUR SKIN? It attacks pigmentation and immediately lightens brown spots and acne scars, bringing radiance and balance back to skin.

KEY INGREDIENTS: Contains 20.5% pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and 72% black chokeberry, a special ingredient that stabilizes the high concentration of vitamin C to make sure skin remains hydrated and smooth.’

^ Use my discount code if you’re interested! You get 20% off!

Facial Oil 

Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil

Ekk a close one but $48. Game changer for dry skin!

‘Renowned for its youth-preserving benefits and powerful simplicity, Josie’s bestselling 100% Pure Argan Oil is nature’s anti-aging, skin-smoothing superfood for the skin.’

Facial ‘Radiance’ Pad

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

$30 whole dollars!

‘A daily treatment pad that contains just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to safely and effectively exfoliate, tone, and brighten all skin types, including sensitive.’


Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

$45 for this guy!

This is SO SOFTENING for the skin. It’s a wonderful gentle exfoliator for the skin and leaves your skin really glowing. Would highly recommend!


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Sunscreen

Totally LOVE this sunscreen. On my third tube now!

Neutrogena SheerZinc Dry-Touch

$11, and just used this guy this morning. It can give you a white cast, so I would avoid it if you have darker skin. The reason why I do like it though is that it doesn’t break you out like a lot of sunscreens do, at least for my skin.


Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

I’ve heard and seen NOTHING but great things about this product and I feel very comfortable recommending it to you Cheekys! $24 dollars!

‘Kate’s bestselling exfoliator is formulated with face scrubbing natural exfoliants to deep clean clogged pores without over-drying skin. Lactic acid and fruit enzymes— papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin—reveal smooth skin and a brighter, healthier-looking complexion in as little as one use. This signature formula works both physically and enzymatically to deliver safe, dramatic results from the comfort of your home.’

– 94% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in skin texture
– 97% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of pores
– 100% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles

Sheet Mask

Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Sheet Masks

Mildly obsessed. I just ordered some for my mom and I use these 3 times a week! 4.3-star rating by over 3,000 reviewers (and that’s even more amazing on Amazon because I feel like those reviewers are a pretty tough crowd)! And it’s flipping $11 for 16 masks!

Charcoal Mask

Origin’s Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

We highly recommend for a weekly treatment if you suffer from large pores. $28 big ones!


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

$30 bucks!

In an independent clinical study: 
– 169% immediate improvement in skin hydration
– 100% reported a lasting improvement in skin dryness
– 100% found that the product helped soothe, moisturize and condition skin

Cleansing Tool

Eve Lom Muslin Cloths

$22 big ones! A great alternative to those folks who have experienced harsh reactions to a cleansing brush tool.

‘EVE LOM 3 Muslin Cloths are woven from 100% cotton and are specially designed to remove dead skin and other pollutants from your skin. The soft cleaning action encourages cell renewal and improves blood circulation while maintaining pH levels. Your skin is left feeling incredibly soft, supple and is better prepared for the application of subsequent serums and moisturizers.’

Sephora Collection Precision Pore Cleansing Pad

With over 2,000 positive reviews, it’s a steal! For a whole $6 bucks!

Skincare Tool

Jade Facial Roller 

$25 – great deal!

Check out these easy-to-following jade rolling instructions in one of our blogs!

Face Spray

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Face Spray

$32-ish for the win!

‘Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist is created with pure plant actives — no fillers. A base of coconut water is infused with youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals and moisture-enhancing rose to tone, hydrate, and soften all skin types. ‘

Foot Care 

Limited Edition Baby Foot Peel

$25 bucks! I feel like Bob Barker!

‘Tis the season for cracked heals and dry nail beds! I’m a walking testament to this 😉 We highly recommend you try the Baby Foot Foot Peel to clean up your gorgeous feet as they prepare to be in nice and cozy boots all fall & winter long.

Body Care

L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream

This one is a little pricier than a drug store lotion coming in at $44, but it’s supposed to be amazing!

Nourishes & hydrates your skin for up to 72 hours… holy grail of dry skin! Best for winter time.

Tanning Lotion 

 Jergens Natural Glow

I would highly recommend! On my 5th bottle of this goodness. Obsessed! I get it in the medium to tan if you’re looking to add some color to your bod.

Don’t need the color but still want that glow!?

CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops

So this isn’t a moisturizer, but you’re to add the drops TO your moisturizer! So it’s a win, win! You can also use as a highlighter on your beautiful face.

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