The Affordable Skincare Wishlist

Grace Davis

Skincare can get to be expensive. I use considerably more products than friends of mine who are not as interested in the industry, however, somehow I really don’t feel the need to spend loads of money on skincare and beauty products. That’s mostly because I don’t want to! The skincare market can get a little pricey, but luckily there’s a variety of skincare products on the market that are extremely effective and don’t necessarily break the bank.

Having said that, buying all these items on this wishlist at one time could be a bit intimidating. While I could splurge on a bunch of new products, a part of me that’s saving up to travel or for that new apartment would not be very thrilled with this decision. I plan to buy these products as I use up their equivalents in my repertoire, but let’s pretend for today that I’m planning to buy all of these products right now, just because it’s more fun that way.

Keep in mind that you should never feel like you’re having to choose between quality ingredients and a good price! Paying less than premium price does not mean skimping on ingredients that could be important to the skin or ignoring ones that could be damaging. 



I want to try an oil-based cleanser. It  makes removing makeup a breeze and won’t dry out my skin. The two I’d like to try are the Bioderma Atoderm Moisturizing and Cleansing Oil ($12.94 on Amazon) which is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and paraben-free, as well as BANILA CO NEW Clean It Zero Revitalizing Cleansing Balm, free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and alcohol. ($18.44 on amazon).

Lastly, consider using a regular cleanser as a light morning cleanse. My choice for this would be the Cosrx Good Morning Gel Cleanser ($9.99 on Amazon) – PH balanced for your skin, it would be a perfect way to start the day!


Toners & Treatments

Rumor has it that the Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence ($29 on Amazon) is a spot-on dupe for the incredibly expensive (but incredibly effective) SKII Facial Treatment Essence. I have been getting more and more into toners and now see them as an essential step in my skincare routine – I’d like to see what difference this makes to my skin!

Some hype has me curious about the Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze in Wine ($27 on Amazon). Also available in lemon, these exfoliating pads are said to be a real skincare game-changer. Fermented ingredients are having a bit of a heyday right now, as they are meant to be amazing for the skin – I mean, I know I’m ready to put wine on my face and see what happens…



A product that my mother has sworn by for years is the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack ($20.42 on Amazon) – this is very highly recommended across beauty bloggers as well, but it’s usually a lot for me to spend on a moisturizer. Maybe one day I’ll take the plunge – or play it safe and buy a mini sample version! Another sleeping pack I’ve got my eye on is the Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask ($16 on Amazon) – a few of my friends have actually been using products that have rice as a main ingredient lately!

I would suggest keeping in mind the different product types and what ingredients they have to offer! The ultimate wishlist can easily be affordable, too. Stay updated on all the latest in skin and skincare with VERI Nano by subscribing to us. You wouldn’t want to miss something that could save your skin! Link to our signup!


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