The Best Under $20 Moisturizers For Your Skin Type


We all know we need moisturizer. It’s a fact that every dermatologist and YouTube beauty guru constantly preaches. But, finding a facial moisturizer that is going to actually work for your skin —and your budget — can kind of be the struggle, to say the least.

Well, we’ve made it easy and compiled a list of a few top-rated, inexpensive lotions, gels, and oils specially made for your skin type!


A moisturizer may be the least of your worries when dealing with pesky zits and oily skin, however investing in this type of skin care product is still a must. If you have acne-prone skin, look for a lightweight moisturizer that’s infused with a blemish treatment! Try: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer, Pink Grapefruit, $9.

Dry Skin

If you’re prone to dry, cracked skin, don’t worry! It’s nothing a hydrating moisturizer can’t fix. Try: Eucerin Skin Calming Daily Moisturizing Creme, $7. Made from oatmeal and natural moisturizers, this non-greasy lotion will soothe and relieve your dry, itchy skin.

Combination Skin

With dry and oily patches here and there, your combination skin is going to love a lotion that calms flaky patches without adding too much oil. Try: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin, $10. Your combination skin will love this product because it absorbs any extra oil on your face while still moisturizing those flaky areas.

Oily Skin

When dealing with greasy skin, a moisturizer that is going to add extra shine is definitely something to avoid. Instead, a gel-based moisturizer is going to be your best bet. Try: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, $15. Specifically created with your greasy skin in mind, Clinique’s lightweight gel is oil-free and will keep your face moisturized from the time you wake up till the last bell rings at school.

Sensitive Skin

For skin that easily blotches and reddens, it’s best to get your hands on a moisturizer that is made from natural ingredients. Try: SheaMoisture Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer, $12. This handy cream will be your best friend when trying to calm those annoying red blotches. SheaMoisture’s moisturizer is made with tons of ingredients that do an awesome job of hydrating your skin without causing irritation such as, African Black Soap and Tea Tree Oil. 

What’s your skin type? What moisturizer do you use? Comment below! 

Olivia is the founder and editor-in-chief of Thrifty Minor. In addition, Olivia serves as a Teen Diaries Teen Reporter and Her Campus High School Ambassador. When she's not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest issue of Seventeen or binge-watching episodes of Empire. You can follow Olivia on Twitter and Instagram at @thriftyolivia!