TikTok is an endless source of beauty, makeup and skincare inspiration, complete with plenty of beauty product recommendations. TikTok has the unique ability to spur product endorsements to an absolutely viral degree, leading to products completely selling out, catapulting sales, and bringing unknown or little known brands to the forefront. Such products usually have one of two things in common- they are either uber affordable and/or provide absolutely fantastic results. Here we’ve rounded up 6 products making the viral rounds on TikTok that are all $12 and under!
- The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ($8)
The Ordinary is one of those skincare brands that delivers on exceptional ingredients and formulations for a fraction of the price of other big name brands. One product from The Ordinary that recently went viral was the Peeling Solution. Boasting a mix of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids this is a gentle yet effective serum that chemically exfoliates the skin to improve tone, texture and an overall brighter complexion. Want to try for yourself? At less than $8 per bottle it is extremely affordable addition to your skincare routine!
- Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara ($9)
Who isn’t on the hunt for the perfect lifting, lengthening mascara at drugstore prices? A viral TikTok from January 2021 proved that Maybelline New York’s Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara is up to the task! In fact, the hashtag #skyhighmascara has collected over 136 million views to date and the product has sold out online several times since.
- CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser ($10)
CeraVe has always had a solid following and all of its products are secretly cult-favorites, but TikTok has taken this brand’s offerings to new levels. The most recent viral sensation? The Renewing SA cleanser, a go-to for anyone with oily or acneic skin. It gently exfoliates while deeply cleansing the skin and has over 16,000 5-star reviews backing up its efficacy.
- L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation In A Powder ($12)
A viral TikTok from February revealed this L’Oréal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation to be one of the best affordable alternatives to an expensive, brand-name foundation. Users rave about its easy application and full-coverage finish without appearing cakey or overdone. Since then, this product has racked up over 10 million views and is sold out almost everywhere online.
- Revlon Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Roller ($8)
Bye bye blotting papers! This oil-absorbing roller made the viral TikTok rounds and is an absolute godsend for those of us with oily skin. This roller is reusable meaning it is environmentally friendly and gets the job done. It’s super easy to carry in your purse for oil-absorbing on the go and is easy and convenient to wash.
Leave it to TikTok to be on the forefront of viral – yet affordable- beauty and skincare trends!