beauty

You don’t have to spend a small fortune on beauty products. Some of my very favorite brands  offer products under ten bucks. Here’s a round up of some that have caught my eye!

FACE

Alba Botanica® Natural ACNEdote Clean ‘n Treat Towelettes

Rather than spending triple for a cleanser, makeup remover and acne treatment, these multi-tasking towelettes do it all in one clean sweep – remove makeup and grime and stop pimples where they start with maximum strength 2% Salicylic Acid!  Think all natural products are pricey? Think again – these are free of  parabens, phthalates, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Myreth SulfatePrice: $5.99, Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.albabotanica.com

JĀSÖN® C-Effects™ Super- C™ Cleanser

It has powerful, unique anti-aging ingredients often found in high priced products; the formula is powered by a multi-antioxidant complex of Ester-C®, Vitamin C and Vitamin that fights free radical damage that contributes to fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone while leaving skin squeaky clean. It’s formula has the added benefit of being free of parabens, phthalates, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate, without a high price tag to match  Price: $8.89, Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and http://www.jason-personalcare.com/ 

 FLOWER Skincognito Stick Foundation

Brand NEW from Drew Barrymore’s co-founded cosmetics range; all  products are designed with Drew-approved prestige formulas at affordable prices. The foundation is small, portable and translucent, leaving a “second skin” coverage that allows the skin’s natural tone to show through without leaving a cheap looking cakey residue Price: $8.98, Available at Walmart and Walmart.com

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer

This innovative, easy-to-use stick concealer offers a versatile, on-the-go solution for covering blemishes and imperfections. The point of the crayon allows for precise application, while the side of the crayon can easily canvas a larger area of skin such as under eye. The formula contains high levels of liquid and soft (vs. hard) waxes giving it an ultra-creamy, lightweight texture with superior blendability.  Its high-pigment concentration provides excellent coverage, while the elevated liquid content, silicone elastomers and light-diffusing pigments keep the product from looking cakey on skin. Price: $8.95 Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

EYES

Khroma Beauty Whip Lash Mascara

NEW from the Kardashian sisters first cosmetics range; all mascaras are designed to create the doe-eyed beauty look that the Kardashians are famous for and have professional formulations that are luxe enough to bear the Kardashian name. Contains complex active ingredients for enhancing lash health over time in addition to immediately creating noticeably thicker, longer and darker lashes Price: $9.99, Available at ULTA, CVS and Sears 

L’Oréal Paris The Super Slim Liner by Infallible Because not all of us can afford a professional makeup artist; this liner has a chic shiny black applicator that is designed with a super-slim 0.4 mm felt tip that provides superior control so even the clumsiest person can create an expertly-precise line. The silky formula contains a water-based ink that glides on smoothly  without any skipping or smudging with intense black pigmentation Price: $8.95, Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market.

 L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads

A new collection of eye shadow quads that have been customized with trend-driven, wearable hues and specially developed to create not just one eye look – but endless statement looks for your every mood. The shades are grouped in three families to help you easily find the palette that is right for you.  Available in both pearl and matte finishes, the sophisticated shades vary from softly shimmering to bold and intensely rich. Price: $7.95, Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers.

LIPS

L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche 

The luxe, compact gold packaging will fool everyone into thinking that you spent tons! It delivers the benefits of both a long-wear lipstick and moisturizing lip gloss in one product; the formula is water based with light shine oils that hydrate lips for up to six hours Price: $9.99, Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers.

Alba Botanica® Hawaiian Lip Gloss

Proves that you don’t have to compromise taste and smell when buying inexpensive natural glosses that are free of parabens, phthalates, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate; this silky gloss softens lips with a variety of tropical flavorings that smell and taste delicious Price: $4.99 each, Available (Nourishing Coconut, Renewing Passion Fruit Nectar and Refreshing Pineapple Quench) at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.albabotanica.com

HAND & BODY

aswell-Massey Coriander & Mandarin Bar Soap

With its nourishing and fresh scent, this triple-milled soap gently cleanses the skin with fine fragrance oils and natural botanical ingredients. Golden Root Extract calms and lavishes skin with its soothing and healing power; Mirabelle Plum Oil is drenched in fatty acids and vitamin E to provide deep hydration; Edelweiss Extract, a super antioxidant that supports anti-aging and defends skin from damaging UV rays and Swiss Watercress Extract, which is rich in phyto-nutrients, detoxifies and guards against environmental damage.Price: $10, Available at CaswellMassey.com

 JĀSÖN® Vitamin E Oil 5,000 IU

It’s not your standard drugstore Vitamin E Oil; the rich formula, which is free of harmful chemicals and preservatives, also blends five essential oils of Almond, Apricot, Avocado, Sunflower and Wheat Germ for added hydration. Can be used alone all over the body, applied specifically to dry spots, or added to your favorite lotion for a moisture boost Price: $6.39, Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.jason-personalcare.com/

 Avalon Organics® Lemon Glycerin Hand Soap

This affordable hand soap is backed by serious organic standards; it is NSF/ANSI 305 certified, the highest level or organic certification for beauty products ensuring that it is made with at least 70% organic ingredients. It’s invigorating citrus scent and rich moisturizing formula with Lemon Essential Oil, Aloe and Vitamin E challenges the idea that all organic beauty products are unscented with weird “crunchy granola” ingredients Price: $7.99, Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.avalonorganics.com