Skincare On A Budget: Products Under Rs 999 That Are Perfect For A Beauty Beginner

Aayushi PareekAayushi Pareek  |  Mar 27, 2021
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But first, skincare!

If there’s anything that watching skincare videos on the loop has taught us, it’s the fact that you don’t need to spend a bomb to get great skin. Drugstore products are just as good as luxe ones and some of them are even celebrity-approved.

So, instead of buying super expensive products that may or may not work in your favour, start with the basics and buy those that are all under Rs 999.

Skincare Essentials Under Rs 999 That Cannot Be Missed


It’s time for a much-needed skincare update as these skincare essentials are everything your skin deserves but that’s not even the best part, none of these cost a rupee over Rs 999!

A Gentle Facial Cleanser

No matter whether you’re doing your AM or PM skincare routine, you cannot start your skincare regimen unless you’ve cleansed your face thoroughly. Use a gentle cleanser to remove traces of dirt, pollution, makeup or even traces of skincare from the night before.

Alcohol-Free Toner

If you have combination or oily skin, then you definitely need to tone it up. Choose a pH balancing toner that’s infused with probiotics and exfoliating properties that not only minimises the appearance of pores but also protects your skin from sun damage and other pollutants. Just pour a few drops into a cotton pad and dab it into your skin.


Never skip on applying a moisturiser, even if you have oily skin. Choose a lightweight moisturiser that hydrates your skin from the inside out. You can also use a tacky moisturiser in place of your primer before starting off with your makeup routine. Seriously, how cool is that?

Eye Gel

On average, how many eye rolls do you do in a day? Doesn’t matter as it will give you wrinkles. The constant movement of eyes and exposure to the sun can cause fine lines around your eyes and watching Netflix all night long is one of the reasons for under-eye puffiness. To keep all of that in check, you need to apply an under-eye gel that can hydrate, depuff and brighten your under-eye bags.


Even if you are not slathering your skin with serums, facial acids and whatnot, make sure you apply sunscreen every day. It shields our skin from the harmful UV rays, prevents premature ageing, sunburns and sunspots. If you want your skin to look #JLoApproved in your 40s, then become BFFs with sunscreen right away.

Gentle Scrub

Exfoliating your skin 1-2 times a week is the answer to smoother-looking skin. A facial scrub not only carefully removes all the dirt and debris from your skin but also deeply cleanses your pores to avoid clogging. Just make sure you wash your face with cold water after using a scrub to remove any scrub debris from the skin.

Facial Oil

Facial oils have gathered a new herd of fans, especially with the rise of beauty tools such as jade rollers and gua shas. But that isn’t the only reason why our skin loves facial oils.

Apart from being super hydrating, facial oils also provide an added layer of protection, have healing properties, may help fade away scars, and can aid your anti-ageing skincare routine. Just pour a few drops into the palm of your hands and apply them to your skin.

Lip Balm

Did you know that our lips are 3 times more sensitive to our skin? So yes, your lip balm addiction makes total sense. Make sure you apply your lip balm at least 3-5 times a day to protect your lip from sun damage, to moisturise them and avoid lip flaking.

Cleansing Balm

Bid adieu to makeup removing wipes as cleansing balms are all the rage. Not only they do not pollute the environment but also removes makeup without being harsh on the skin. As opposed to makeup wipes, they do not leave serum goo on your face and are also loaded with emollient properties.

Ready to update your skincare regimen without breaking the bank?

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