Now, I'm fully committed to the new frugality. Instead of the pricier stuff I used to use, I'm all about the drugstore brands. And I'll tell you the truth: I've noticed absolutely no difference in my skin at all.
It's not wrinklier. It's not saggier. My pores remain stubbornly the same size. I am neither more nor less zitty than I was when I spent my lunch money on products. There's just ... no difference. At all. Maybe if you're Jennifer Lopez and can afford to sleep in a hyperbaric chamber infused with Creme de la Mer, your skin looks way more amazing than that of mere mortals. I couldn't say. But for normal folks on normal budgets, you can almost always find what you're looking for at the drugstore or online.
Here are ten of my favorite way-cheap beauty products. All are under ten dollars. All are currently under my bathroom sink, waiting for me to decide I need a spa day for less than I'd spend taking public transportation for a week.