Ever since I turned 30, I have been completely obsessed with my skincare routine. Not only does it help me feel more confident whenever I look in the mirror, but it’s also the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day and take some time away for self-care.
But when it comes to my skincare products, I don’t cut corners on quality. If it’s artificial or toxic in any way, you couldn’t pay me to put it on my precious skin.
That’s why I’ve put together this roundup of the ten best natural skincare products at Target for less than $20.
All of the products on this list are free of artificial fragrances, parabens, petroleum products, sulfates, and phthalates. They contain minimal artificial ingredients and most are unscented. Those that do have a scent are made with natural essential oils.
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In recent years, cleansing oils have gained a ton of attention as a non-irritating alternative to traditional facial cleansers, which tend to strip delicate skin of natural oils and ultimately damage the skin barrier. I personally switched to oil cleansing about a year ago, and I haven’t looked back since.
This DHC Deep Cleansing Oil contains just eight ingredients (which is impressive for any store-bought skincare product), and is made primarily from olive oil. It also contains a small amount of rosemary oil, which helps hydrate the skin and regulate natural oil production and pH.
At just $14.99, this cleansing oil is a great place to start if you’re new to this method.
Aveeno is a trusted natural skincare brand that’s been around for a long time. Founded back in 1945, Aveeno has been producing soothing, oat-based skincare products for nearly 80 years. It’s important to note, though, that Aveeno was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1999.
The simple list of ingredients on this cleanser features oat kernel flour and feverfew juice to calm and soothe your sensitive skin. The only reason I don’t use this cleanser myself is because it contains corn starch (likely as a natural thickening agent), which I’m allergic to.
But at just $9.79 per bottle, I definitely recommend trying this if you’re looking for a gentle cream cleanser.
Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner – $10.99
Believe it or not, Thayers Natural Remedies has been around since 1847. So, their products are tried and tested to say the least.
Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner is a witch hazel-based toner (meaning it doesn’t contain any harsh alcohols). If you’re looking for a gentle, affordable toner that also happens to smell amazing, definitely check out this toner from Thayers at Target.
Cocokind Vitamin C Glow Serum – $19.99
Vitamin C serums are one of the popular skincare products to hit the scene in recent years. Known for promoting moisture and a healthy glow, Vitamin C (when applied topically) can rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Cocokind is one of my all-time favorite natural skincare brands. They’re dedicated to creating skincare products with clean, natural ingredients that are always vegan and cruelty free.
This Cocokind Vitamin C Glow Serum contains both Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to bring as much moisture to your delicate skin as possible. It’s also much more affordable than many popular alternatives, which can range in price from $30 to $45.
Founded in 1984, Burt’s Bees was acquired by the Clorox Company in 2007, to the chagrin of many faithful customers. That said, the Burt’s Bees brand and operation has remained mostly autonomous and insists that any changes to their formulas over the years have been made to increase natural ingredients and remove artificial fragrances.
Burt’s Bees Calming Day Lotion contains zero phthalates, artificial fragrances, parabens, or other petroleum products. It’s made primarily from sunflower seed oil, glycerin and squalene, which is used to boost moisture content and plumpness of the skin.
Developed in collaboration with dermatologists, this moisturizer claims to help improve the health of the skin barrier. At just $12.59, this daily moisturizer is an affordable and natural option for anyone with sensitive skin.
I just learned about Honest Beauty recently, and I am already super intrigued by their product line. The formula for their Hydrogel Cream is dermatologist tested and approved for sensitive skin (which I struggle with). It contains both hyaluronic acid and squalene to boost and support moisture content in the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
At $19.99, it’s one of the most expensive items on this list, but for under $20, it’s a great deal for a deeply moisturizing cream that can drastically improve the health of your skin.
This ultra-hydrating face cream also contains hyaluronic acid like many of the products on this list, but it combines it with niacinamide which is known to soothe sensitive skin and reduce redness.
e.l.f. was founded in Oakland, California, in 2004 by Scott Vincent Borba. The company sells exclusively cruelty-free products and has been praised over the years by PETA and other animal rights organizations.
At just $13, this fragrance free moisturizer from e.l.f. is a great value and just might become my next go-to face cream.
This sunscreen is technically formulated for children, as Pipette is a company dedicated to providing gentle, non-toxic skincare for mothers and babies. But this doesn’t stop it from being one of my favorite mineral sunscreens on the market.
Products formulated for babies’ skin are often far less irritating to sensitive skin and are made with cleaner, simpler ingredients. This sunscreen is no different.
Made with 20% zinc oxide, this Pipette Sunscreen blocks UVA and UVB rays naturally and is less irritating to sensitive skin than chemical sunscreen. Mineral sunscreens are also much better for the environment, as chemical sunscreens have been shown to wreak havoc in nature, particularly in marine environments.
At just $12 for a 4-oz bottle, this fragrance-free, ultra-gentle sunscreen is a beloved go-to for many people with sensitive skin and a modest budget. (Plus, if you have kids, you can all use the same stuff!)
Of all the products on this list, this one might be my favorite recent discovery.
If you’re not familiar with resveratrol, it’s a naturally derived alternative to retinol (synthetic Vitamin A) that’s also gentler on the skin so you won’t run the risk of peeling. Resveratrol is derived from the skin of dark-colored fruits like grapes and blueberries.
Owned by Australian skincare development company BWX, Andalou Naturals is a popular natural skincare brand specializing in certified organic and fairtrade ingredients.
This Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream is packed with nourishing ingredients like organic aloe juice, organic flaxseed oil, and fruit stem cells to help repair your skin while you sleep.
At just $16.99 per container, this double duty moisturizing and repair cream is definitely going to be on my list for my next Target trip.
Is it just me, or has it gotten a lot harder to find clean, natural face masks recently? With the recent explosion in popularity of disposable face masks, the industry has been flooded with products full of artificial fragrances and other toxic ingredients.
For that reason, I was super excited to find this Que Bella Relaxing Lavender Mud Mask for sale on Target.com for just $1.99.
This mask is made primarily from bentonite clay and water, with a bunch of moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and cocoa butter. If you struggle with sensitivity to essential oils, you might want to skip this mask as it does contain pure lavender essential oil.