An Honest Review of 16 Affordable Skincare Products

If you know me or you regularly check in with my stories (thank you!), then you know how seriously I take my skincare routine. My skin is stable now, but I’ve experienced frustrating afflictions from dry skin to hyperpigmentation and can say from experience that nailing down a routine that works for your individual needs is the first step to clear skin. It’s taken some time (okay, a long time), but I finally identified a tried-and-true regimen that gets my skin back on track in under 30 days. The only problem? That regimen is seriously expensive.

When it’s all said and done, my favorite high-end cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and masks cost roughly $1300 in total. I know. That’s a wild number! I’m not proud of this egregious spending, but I count my lucky stars daily that I have PR pals who throw me a bone from time to time. But that doesn’t mean I’m not constantly on the hunt for alternatives to share that are A) equally effective and B) a lot more affordable.

That’s where Who What Wear’s sister skincare brand Versed comes in. It’s a haven of affordable, quality skincare that I’ve grown to rely on, especially recently. Not only does the brand house a comprehensive selection of innovative, clean, and vegan skincare, but it’s super affordable to boot. If you typically turn up your nose at lower price tags, writing them off as ineffective, then I’m here to tell you you’re causing undue stress on your pocketbook. Ahead, check out the 16 Versed favorites that rival the most expensive products in my routine and save me hundreds of dollars in the process.