Brown Beauty Chat: Skincare on a Budget- Ulta Skincare Finds

I love to splurge on skincare every now and then, but sometimes it can be very overwhelming and pricey. It’s a new year, and there isn’t a better time to meet your skincare goals no matter if your doing it on a budget or have the funds to splurge. I recently visited one of my favorite places Ulta to find a skincare routine for combination/oily, textured and acne prone skin. My goal was to find products that were under $20 and had ingredients that were effective. All of my finds are from clean brands that are cruelty-free, vegan, don’t have any parabens, sulfates, dyes or any petroleum. Take a look at my finds.

Bliss- Incredi Peel Pads $22
These exfoliating pads have glycolic acid and help to resurface and re-texturize the skin. With continued use, they can improve the appearance of dark spots, texture and fine lines/wrinkles. If you’re new to exfoliating peels, start using these 1 to 2 times a week. Some skin types can be sensitive to glycolic acid so don’t forget to patch test first.

Shea Moisture Bamboo Charcoal Hydrating Gelee Moisturizer-$12.99
This gel Moisturizer has African black soap and charcoal to detoxify the skin and help clear breakouts. The texture is lightweight so it won’t feel heavy on the skin.

Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanse- $9.99
Charcoal, jojoba oil and salicylic acid give a thorough cleanse while drawing out impurities. I love this cleanser because it cleanses the skin and isn’t overly drying.

Bliss Makeup Melt Gentle Jelly Cleanser with Rose Flower-$12.00
A jelly cleanser that takes off makeup or can be used with a cotton pad to take off eye makeup. I recommend using this as a double cleanse to take off makeup before washing with your favorite daily cleanser.

Shea Moisture Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Toner- $10.99
Toner with African Black soap to clarify and aloe to soothe and nourish the skin. Love that this toner can be sprayed on the skin or sprayed on a cotton round to apply directly.

Garnier Balancing Facial Mist- $8.99
Perfect to use before moisture to give added skin boost. It hydrates the complexion and refreshes the skin. It’s also great to use to set makeup.

All of these products can be found at Ulta or on


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