23 beauty products under INR 500 that will do wonders for your skin and hair
Including under-the-radar products no one tells you about
We all have a favourite beauty product that we can’t recommend enough. Over the years it’s found its way to our top shelf not just for its performance, but also its pocket-friendly price tag. Yes, we’re guilty of enjoying a cheap thrill (who isn’t?), but that doesn’t mean we’re compromising on results.
Since it’s part of our job to scout, test, and retain knowledge of all the best skincare products out there, we set up an extensive search to round up the most hardworking products all under INR 500. Our selection includes newbies that live up to their hype, forgotten classics that should be revisited and the dependables that’ll make you question splurging on luxury products.
Love Organically Brightening Organic Face Pack, INR 199.
It’s like your grandma’s trusty homemade mask but better.
Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon, INR 225.
These classic shades can are a good stand in for your fail-safe lipstick.
Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, INR 375.
A dependable dupe for expensive make-up removers.
Dove Rich Nourishment Body Cream, INR 199.
An indulgent treat to soften elbows and knees.
Wet n Wild Icon Rainbow Highlighter, INR 499.
Sweep on for a shimmery, pearly glow. Also, did we mention it’s a cruelty-free brand?
Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion, INR 166.
No-frills moisturiser to treat dry skin.
COSRX One Step Original Clear Kit, INR 300.
The travel-friendly kit from the cult K-beauty brand includes a snail mask and cleansing and toning pads.
Lotus Make-up Ecostay Butter Matte Paint Pot, INR 349.
When you want to try bright eyeshadow, but not ready for the commitment.
Biotique Bio Kelp Protein Shampoo, INR 155.
Based on ayurvedic principles to calm all scalp irritations.
Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Conditioner, INR 170.
The unfailing department store purchase to moisturise your tresses.
Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care, INR 45.
The definitive petroleum jelly balm to protect your pout from dehydration
ENN What The Buff Beauty Blender, INR 320.
You won’t feel guilty about changing this blender every three months.
Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Castor Oil, INR 200.
Certified organic, this nourishing oil will elevate your skin and hair routines.
MCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Face Wash, INR 349.
Cleanses oily skin and doesn’t leave it dry and itchy.
Pond’s Light Moisturiser, INR 115.
Oil-free and quick absorbing–this classic works all year around.
Pantene Pro-V Oil Replacement, INR 85.
A leave-in conditioner that won’t weigh down your hair.
Khadi Natural Herbal Amla & Bhringraj Hair Cleanser, INR 235.
It’s packed with amla, reetha, neem, almond oil and all the other hair-strengthening ingredients our grandmother swear by.
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo with Argan Oil, INR 240.
With claims to strengthen hair and control frizz, who wouldn’t give this sulphate-free shampoo a shot?
Wet n Wild Photofocus Primer Water Spray,INR 499.
Keeps your make-up fresh and your skin hydrated.
Mamaearth Ultra Light India Sunscreen SPF50, INR 499.
Doesn’t leave a white cast, no greasy residue, and gives six hour-long protection.
WOW Skin Science Hair Conditioner, INR 495.
Get a dose of antioxidants to treat any damage done by the sun, pollution or chemical treatments.
Assisted by: Drishti Kapadia, Harshavi jain
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