Best Skin and Nails Products Under $10

Our beauty editors share their favorite affordable moisturizers, lotions, hand soaps, serums, nail polish shades and more.


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Tocca Giulietta Crema de Mano

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This super-luxe cream helps hands wave goodbye to dryness.

Available at sephora.com, $8


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Secret Outlast Deodorant 48-Hour Protection

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Don't sweat it if you forget to swipe in the A.M.—true to its name, this deodorant lasts for two days.

Available at drugstores, $5


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Finally, a germ-busting hand sanitizer that doesn't leave skin cracked and dry. Alcohol-free Veripur contains moisturizing ingredients like avocado, jojoba and grape seed oils.

Available at Walgreens, $6


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Joshua Tree Sun Stick SPF 33

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Never go without this all-natural tiny package that fits right in your pocket. But that's not all—the subtle pigment events out complexion.

Available at jtreelife.com, $8


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Lush Tiny Hands Serum

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Gently rub on skin and let the rich argan oil, cocoa butter and shea butter soften your rough spots.

Available at lushusa.com, $6


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Diva Tweeze

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Yes, good things coming in small packages is a bit of a cliché—but hey, it's true. This tweezer grabs even the smallest hairs and is available in four fairy designs that look cute on our vanities.

Available at ts2products.com/divatweeze, $9.99


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Eos Hand Lotion

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The fresh cucumber scent gives a hint of that at-the-spa feeling, and the tiny container is great on the go.

Available at Walmart, $4


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Bump & Blemish

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Here's the remedy to razor burn—it soothes post-shave irritation and leaves a calming lavender scent.

Available at esbalabs.com, $8


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Degree Women Extra Protection Deodorant

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Talk about keeping cool—this deodorant starts working as soon as you start moving. Dog days of summer? Bring 'em!

Available at drugstores, $4


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Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Skin-Fortifying Hand Creme

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A little bit goes a long way—it absorbs quickly and leaves hands supersoft.

Available at drugstores, $5.59


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Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Starry Night

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This polish combines two hot nail trends: a deep, dark hue and subtle sparkle.

Available at Target, $4.99


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Anne Taintor Matchbook

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This matchbook of 12 mini emery boards means you can always have a nail file handy—stash it in your purse and use as you go.

Available at annetaintor.com, $5.50


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Noah's Naturals Natural Age Repair Night Cream

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With tons of vitamins—A, B and E, to name a few—this cream delivers a one-two punch as it hydrates and fights free radicals.

Available at Walmart, $9


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Clean Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Cream

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This multitasking hand cream keeps hands soft and germ-free for hours.

Available at Sephora stores, $9.99


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Essie Nail Polish in Sew Psyched

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Your new go-to polish this fall. The neutral military green color flatters all skin tones.

Available at essie.com, $8


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Keri Luxurious Deliciously Scented Nourishing Lotion

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We love that there's a scratch-and-sniff on the bottle for a sneak preview of the fresh green apple scent.

Available at drugstores, $6


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Noah's Naturals Pore Refining Masque

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The vitamin E keeps skin healthy. Translation: a clear complexion and less need for foundation.

Available at Walmart, $8


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Clearasil Overnight Wash

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When a breakout is brewing, let the salicylic acid in this face wash do its thing while you sleep. The ultimate in multitasking!

Available at drugstores, $8.50


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Kerasal Moisturizer Therapy Foot Ointment

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Use this between pedicures to smooth cracked heels and calluses.

Available at drugstores, $9.99


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Xen-Tan Deluxe Tanning Mitt

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No more orange-stained palms, thanks to Xen-Tan Deluxe Tanning Mitt. Just slip it on, add some self-tanner and apply.

Available at nordstrom.com, $6


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Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy

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This rich hand cream really prevents drying.

Available at amazon.com, $8


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Paul & Joe Blotting Papers

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Take that, T-zones! These blotting papers absorb oil in seconds and come in a cute package, mirror included.

Available at dermstore.com, $5


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Freeman Beauty Superfruits Refining Facial Cleanser

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This cleanser lets you wash up with just about every antioxidant under the sun, including acai and blueberry.

Available at drugstores, $4


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Bodycology's Hand Sanitizer in Coconut Lime

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The sweet island-y scent will perk you up with every pump.

Available at drugstores, $2.50


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Earth Therapeutics Clean + Cool Foot Wipes

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Walking around in flip-flops all day is tough on the tootsies. One swipe of Earth Therapeutics Clean + Cool Foot Wipes and you'll be back in action.

Available at Kohl's, $6


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Secret Smooth Effects Deodorant

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After just one week of using Secret Smooth Effects Deodorant you may notice less stubble, which means you don't have to shave as often.

Available at drugstores, $4.50


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Noxzema Triple Clean Anti-Bacterial Lathering Cleanser

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This cleanser removes even the most stubborn makeup—and produces that familiar Noxzema tingle.

Available at drugstores, $4


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Essence of Beauty Citrus Coconut Body Mist

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Essence of Beauty Citrus Coconut Body Mist is the ideal light summer fragrance—a little beachy, a little sweet.

Available at CVS/pharmacy stores, $6


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Avene Thermal Spring Water

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A spritz of Avene Thermal Spring Water is the perfect midday facial refresher.

Available at drugstores, $7


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One Lotion Massage Bar

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A few swipes before bed with One Lotion Massage Bar leads to unbelievably soft arms and legs in the a.m., thanks to a moisturizing blend of cocoa butter and peppermint oil.

Available at Target stores, $9.99


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Dickinson's Original Facial Towelettes

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Dickinson's Original Facial Towelettes are individually wrapped, so they're perfectly portable and never dry out. Refreshing, too.

Available at drugstores, $5.50


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Desert Essence Organics Coconut Hand Wash

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The smell of this hand wash is so amazing, you'll wish you could bathe in it. Yes, really!

Available at desertessence.com, $9


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Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer

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Self-tanner junkies will be thrilled that Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer stays put longer.

Available at drugstores, $9


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Earth Therapeutics Pro-Organic Cracked Heel Repair

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Getting winter-weary feet in sandal-ready shape is easy with Earth Therapeutics Pro-Organic Cracked Heel Repair.

Available at drugstores, $9.99


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Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion

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Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 is oil-free, so you can reapply without risking breakouts.

Available at drugstores, $9


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Dove Go Fresh Revive Body Mist

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Two thumbs up for the mix of pomegranate and lemon verbena in Dove Go Fresh Revive Body Mist—sweet but not too strong.

Available at drugstores, $4


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Sweet Grass Farm Super Duty Hand Care

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It looks like a bar of soap, but it's actually a really rich moisturizer that you rub over dry skin.

Available at sweetgrassonline.com, $8


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Soap & Glory One Pit Wonder

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Using deodorant on just-shaved skin usually stings like crazy—props to Soap & Glory One Pit Wonder for adding soothing aloe.

Available at target.com, $6


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Lush's Grease Lightning

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Whenever you feel a breakout brewing, dab on Lush's Grease Lightning. The herbs and essential oils zap the zit before it even forms.

Available at lushusa.com, $9.95


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Dr. Hauschka Radiant You Kit

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With cleanser, toner and bath oil, this travel-size kit is all you need on a trip.

Available at drhauschka.com, $6.99


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Jaqua BFF Shimmer Lotion in Lemon Buttercream

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Jaqua BFF Shimmer Lotion in Lemon Buttercream is like frosting for your skin, leaving the sheerest coat of glimmer on arms and legs.

Available at jaquabeauty.com, $9.99


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Foot Works Vanilla Brown Sugar Foot Scrub

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This foot scrub keeps heels soft.

Available at avon.com, $5


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Fruits & Passion Waterless Hand Soap in Orange-Cantaloup

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Fruits & Passion Waterless Hand Soap in Orange-Cantaloup fits in even tiny clutches so your hands can always stay germ-free.

Available at fruits-passion.com, $6.50


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This Works Tired Eye Serum

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This Works Tired Eye Serum does exactly what the name says.

Available at beautyhabit.com, $9.99


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Johnson's Be Radiant Cocoa & Shea Butter Lotion

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This lotion combines two hydrating ingredients with a sweet vanilla scent—what's not to love?

Available at drugstores, $5.50


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Orly French Polynesian Paradise Polish Renewing Hand Buff

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Orly French Polynesian Paradise Polish Renewing Hand Buff contains Tahitian coconut shell.

Available at Sally Beauty Stores, $9.99


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Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Hand Cream

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A little wintry, a little spicy, this hand cream nourishes skin—and lifts moods.

Available at Sephora, $8

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.


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Originally published in the December 2009, January 2010, February 2010, March 2010, April 1, 2010, April 17, 2010, May 2010, and June 2010 issues of Family Circle magazine.

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