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The 12 Best Ulta Products & Beauty Finds Under $20

By Katya Bychkova

June 3, 2022

Beauty enthusiasts love Ulta Beauty products because they have a balanced mix of both high-end and affordable products. Did you know that some of the best Ulta beauty finds are actually under $20? Whether it’s a mini-size version of luxury skincare staples or a full-size best-seller from affordable brands, if you have these Ulta best-sellers in mind, you’d be able to score some incredible beauty gems, even on a budget! Take a look at some of our favorite under-$20 Ulta deals and beauty finds.

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Ulta must-haves: Best skincare products under $20

Whether it’s a mini version of high-end products or just a solid, affordable find, a $20 bill will get you some great skincare items at Ulta.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV ($19.99)

ulta La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV

If you have sensitive skin or can’t find the sunscreen formula you love, consider this gentle daily SPF by a famous French pharmacy brand. The product is a two-in-one kind of deal: a non-comedogenic daily moisturizer on the one hand and a non-irritating sunblock on another. The texture of this product is gentle and nourishing; you won’t believe it’s an affordable skincare find!

Garnier Micellar Water ($7.99) and Cleansing Eco Pads ($7.99)

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover

One of the easiest ways to remove makeup is with micellar water, and Garnier products have proven to be the best in the affordable price segment. But did you know that the brand also offers reusable pads to use in combination with micellar water? After each use, you can wash them and use them again — it’s a more environmentally friendly option than regular cotton rounds. 

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($17)

Mario Badescu Skincare Drying Lotion - 1 fl oz - Ulta Beauty

If you are struggling with acne or experiencing an occasional zit now and then, this overnight treatment is perfect for you. Don’t shake the bottle, and pick up the pink portion of the product from the bottom of the bottle with a cotton swab. Apply overnight only on affected areas, and enjoy an almost-gone zit overnight! No popping is needed!

L’Oreal Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($15.99)

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The hero ingredient in this skin-softening serum — hyaluronic acid — is a universally loved anti-aging gem. And this best-selling L’Oreal serum features one of the best textures of hyaluronic acid serums: not sticky but very hydrating. Use it daily before a moisturizer and sunscreen to achieve plumper and smoother skin.

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Dermalogica Travel Size Daily Exfoliant ($16)

Dermalogica Mini Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator

The key to healthy-looking skin is regular exfoliation: physical and chemical. Dermalogica’s best-selling exfoliating powder combines both types of exfoliators in one product. Salicylic acid combined with papaya enzymes evens the skin tone and promotes a blemish-free complexion. If used regularly, your skin looks brighter and smoother!

Ulta must-haves: Best makeup products under $20

You don’t need to spend a lot on makeup if you know how to apply the products properly. These under $20 best-selling makeup products from Ulta will help you to master your routine.

L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara ($11.99)

Lash Paradise Mascara

Did you know that you are supposed to replace your mascara every month in order to avoid bacteria growth? It’s too pricey to pick a high-end mascara at that rate, especially if there are many high-quality, affordable options at Ulta. L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara has achieved a cult-favorite status for adding volume and definition to your lashes. It’s one of the all-time best mascaras I keep repurchasing.

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Mini ($14)

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Mini

This tinted brow gel is perfect if you want to tame your brows without putting too much effort into it. It contains tiny microfibers that adhere to the skin and brow hair to create a fuller brow effect. A smaller version of this high-end product will last you at least a few months, assuming you are using it daily, so you get a lot of value for your buck.

Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer ($12)

tarte Shape Tape Concealer Ulta Beauty

One of the most loved concealers — Tarte Shape Tape — now comes in a more natural finish. This beauty blogger-approved concealer will camouflage any skin imperfections and stay on all day long. No creases, no melting, no caking — it’s genuinely a fantastic product to try.

NARS Mini Blush in Orgasm ($16)

nars mini blush

This shade of NARS blush had wild success in the late 1990s, and until this day, it’s one of the most coveted beauty products of all time. A universally flattering shade of pinky-peach, this easy-to-blend blush is a must-have for makeup lovers and people who just want to add a little something to their everyday look. The best part is getting a mini version of the iconic blush for just under $20.

Garnier 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream ($14.99)

Garnier 5-in-1 Miracle Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free

Beauty balms (also known as BB creams) are products that combine the qualities of both skincare and makeup products, and this BB cream by Garnier is one of the best options at Ulta. This skin perfector provides added benefits of skin-plumping and smoothing. It also brightens your complexion and evens out your skin tone. Such a win-win product in your beauty game!

Ulta must-haves: Best hair care products under $20

Ulta has many affordable shampoo and conditioner options that won’t break the bank. But these two under $20 haircare gems achieved their status for a reason: they will genuinely change your hair care routine.

It’s a 10 Leave-in Conditioner


If your hair tends to tangle, this leave-in conditioner will change your life. Apply the product on damp hair before blow-drying, brush through, and achieve the smoothest finish of your “do.” People who use this leave-in-conditioner report have fewer fly-aways and breakage as this hair care find delivers the results.

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Mask

Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

Want to achieve softer to touch hair and get your hair shine? Try incorporating a weekly deep treatment mask from Shea Moisture. This delicious-smelling shea butter hair treatment will help improve the quality and look of your hair.

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Katya Bychkova

Katya Bychkova is a beauty and style expert based in NYC. Face mask enthusiast and frequent traveler, Katya is a contributor to top lifestyle publications. She's also the founder and editor of the Style Sprinter blog — a luxury guide to skincare and makeup — since 2014.