Are You Looking For Best Budget-Friendly Korean Skincare Product Under $20?

Hello friends! I am so excited about this article because I am basically going to be writing about some of my all-time favorite Korean products. It is such a luxury and I feel so fortunate to be able to just choose these products based on what I personally love. If it is really effective and gives results or if it is just a pleasure to use, that’s how I choose the products that I am going to use consistently.

What I am going to write today, about some of my favorite products, which are really budget friendly. I know budget friendly is also subjective so my cut-off price point is $20. Every product in this article is under $20.




The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil

Probably one of the most effective oil cleansers I have tried is “The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil ($11)” and “Rich Cleansing Oil ($12)”. These products are so powerful I mean they just melt makeup on contact.



I am talking long-lasting waterproof. It is kind of like a thin formula that you apply to your dry skin and everything just dissolves on contact. What is really great about these is I feel like these are the perfect cleansing oils for people who don’t like cleansing oils. If you don’t like those sorts of greasiness and you feel like heavy they can use this cleanser.

These are very lightweight and not as oily feeling, the light cleansing oil is for Normal to Oily skin. I just feel like it depends on what you personally preferred. If you want something a little heavier, more robust then definitely the Rich Cleansing Oil is for You. But it is not as heavy as the DHC. It just feels very richness on the skin. I don’t think the weight of these formulas has anything to do with their cleansing efficiency.

Foaming Cleanser:




The one from Hada Labo – MENTHOLATUM. “The hada labo gokujyun foaming face wash ($13)”, I have so much affection for this cleanser. It is one of the first time, I ever experienced a foaming cleanser that was low PH, a barrier protecting but just so gentle that kind of changed my whole cleansing game. This has a PH of 5.5 to 6 and it basically does all the work for you.

There are no foaming agents in the formula, it’s the foaming comes from the mechanism of the pump and the packaging. You don’t even have to work up a lather on your face. The lather is already there and it’s so satisfying. It is perfect for all skin type.

Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence – Rose Edition ($15):


Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence - Rose Edition

Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence – Rose Edition

We are gonna talk about the SK to facial essence treatment copycats this one is closer to that the Missha. I am only talking about the Rose edition which is in my opinion different from their regular starting treatment essence.

This also contains a minimum of ingredients like the SK-II where the Patara is sort of the main star. This only has 9 ingredients in it and 94% of galactomyces whereas the SK-II is 90%. It also has the addition of niacinamide, glycerin, adenosine, and rose water. That’s what makes it the rose edition.

This like the other first treatment essences very thin and watery consistency which makes it perfect for your first skin. It is just lightweight and absorbs so quickly.

Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner ($10):


Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner

Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner

This is surprisingly become one of my favorite this year and probably one of the most important steps in my routine. My skin has completely changed to normalized just because I finally addressed my extreme hydration needs. I don’t have the dryness that I lived with most of my life anymore.

So I have talked about Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner, this is one of their fresh nature toners. They are about 5 of them all of them which focus on different skin needs.

This is my favorite of them all because it’s just addresses hydration and it’s suitable for all skin types. This toner is more suitable for normal to oilier skin types. It’s got this wonderful lightweight consistency but it’s still very hydrating.

Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner ($14):


Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner

Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner

Another hydrating toner I think fantastic particularly for normal to oilier skin type. It is  Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner this one I have been using in the last month and I am just so impressed. This is 88% green tea extract which is fully hydrated.

This is kind of like antioxidant toner of my dreams. This has hyaluronic acid, Centella Asiatica, Aloe Vera. This is also a very lightweight watery toner. It is a tea toner.

No added fragrance to it and smells like tea. I use this as a mist throughout the day as well and when I do, it just gives my skin a really beautiful glow but it’s not heavy at all. In fact, I feel like it even sort of balances things out a little bit.

The Ordinary Buffet ($15):


The Ordinary Buffet

The Ordinary Buffet

This is such a special product of the Buffet. This is a peptide serum, which makes fantastic signs for aging and graceful aging.

It is got the peptide complexes and technology that prevent to be effective at keeping the skin plump, youthful and firm. It has 11 amino acid complexes probiotics the hydration. I love the application of this, it is wonderfully spreadable, absorb quickly.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir ($15):


Physicians Formula Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir

I feel like when it comes to just plain pure oils you can still find budget oils. What difficult to find is less budget as well as good oil serum.

I found Physicians Formula Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir in the budget. This is such an impressive oil serum, I am love with the blends of oils in here and 97% of this is organic which something we are used to paying a premium is usually.

Probably the category of skincare that I might be the most obsessive about this. It is mainly camellia oil, which is one of my top favorites.

Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel ($11):


Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

Let’s start off with a moisturizing gel. We will go from the lightest moisturizers gel this is Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel as far as this category of moisturizing gels is little runny but not sticky.

It sinks well on my skin and it does dry quickly. I actually look dewier than the usual. Its feel really light and I feel like my skin is super hydrated now and my skin looks little brighter than usual.


So these are some of my favorite budget-friendly products all under $20. Hope this article will helpful for you all. If you have a good experience like me you can comment below and let us know about the product.



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