Budget Moisturizers For Your Makeup Kit (All Under $40)

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Every Pro Makeup Kit needs quality moisturizers. Product cost and efficacy (performance) are important considerations when choosing.

As professionals, we need products that provide immediate results (not cumulative effects in 6-8 weeks), and the products need to be affordable due to our advanced user rate (lots of faces = lots of moisturizer).

Of course, we’d love to use moisturizers with the latest, buzzworthy state-of-the-art ingredients, but typically the price tag attached to these skincare wonders is not aligned with our kit budget.

Let’s look at some extremely effective moisturizers for your makeup kit – all under $40.00 USD.

CeraVe - Moisturizers and Serums

One of the most highly recommended skin care ranges …by dermatologists. There’s an entire collection of CeraVe moisturizers and serums to address every skin-type with the active ingredients you find in clinical skin care (like ceramides and niacinamide) – at drugstore prices.
($13.99 – $16.99)

First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer

Gentle, soothing, and highly effective on dehydrated sensitive skin. Ultra Rich is free of most known irritants, is vegan, and packs a lot of great ingredients (shea butter, avocado oil,  and ceramides) into an easily absorbed formula at a VERY kid-friendly price.

Kiehls - Ultra Facial Moisturizer

No high-end technology, no claims of making you look 10 years younger …just really good, basic moisturizer that hydrates the skin VERY effectively. It locks that moisture in with an emollient extract from olives (squalane), which mimics skin’s protective natural surface oils (lipids). Basic has never been better – and the 4.2 oz. bottle (HUGE) is still less than $40.00 USD.
($21.50 – $29.50)

Olay - Regenerist Micro Sculpting Face Cream

An award-winning luxury cream …from the makers of  Oil Of Olay? Hard to believe, but all the hi-tech ingredients in serious skin care (amino-peptides, marine proteins) are packed into this little jar.  It firms and smoothes the skin’s surface almost immediately.

La Roche Posay - Toleriane Ultra

This is the answer for super sensitive skin – 0% Fragrance, 0% Preservative, 0% Alcohol, 0% Colorants.  It immediately soothes the tight, stinging and burning sensations of highly sensitive skin with Neurosensine, a unique calming agent and Shea Butter to intensely nourish and restore the skin’s surface comfort.

Weleda - Skin Food

Chronically dry, rough skin has met its match. This ultra-rich, head-to-toe treatment cream is chock full of essential fatty acids (EFA), plus plant and herbal extracts to deeply hydrate, restore and protect skin. Absolutely no synthetic ingredients or chemicals are used in any Weleda product.


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