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No-mess mud masks and more: 15 innovative new beauty buys under $20

by Bahar Takhtehchian / / Source: TODAY

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Looking your best doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. In fact, some of this season’s most exciting new launches feature innovation and high-quality ingredients — all without breaking the bank. Here are 15 top hair, skin, nail and makeup finds that will keep you (and your wallet) happy all season long.

1. The no-mess nail polish remover

Best drugstore beauty tools under $20
Dermstore.com

Caption Onto the Next Concentrated Cream Nail Polish Remover, $5.95, DermStore.com

Designed as an alternative to messy liquid nail polish removers, this cream-based remover is fuss-free and effective. Apply the cream to your nails, watch it dissolve your polish, and wipe off all remaining color with a cotton ball.

2. The two-in-one lip scrub

Best drugstore beauty tools under $20
Clinique.com

Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm, $19.50, Clinique.com

Available in six shades, this 2-in-1 product features sugar scrub and tinted lip balm in one pot. The scrub helps to slough off dead and dry skin and the balm nourishes parched lips.

3. The instant touch-up

Drugstore hair products
Richard Pierce / L'Oreal

L’Oréal Paris Root Cover Up, $10.99, lorealparisusa.com

Perfect for extending the time in between coloring appointments, this handy spray conceals gray hairs in seconds. The formula is ammonia- and peroxide-free and available in six shades.

4. The new-wave lip stain

Drugstore makeup
MilkMakeup.com

Makeup Lip Marker, $20, MilkMakeup.com

For all-day color that won’t budge, a lip stain is a must. This fun option is designed to look like a marker and even features a chiseled felt tip for easy application. The rich pigment stays put for hours!

5. The waxing alternative

Drugstore makeup
Ulta.com

Tweezerman Easy Finish Facial Hair Remover, $14.99, Ulta.com

Peach fuzz is a thing of the past thanks to this nifty little facial hair remover. An alternative to costly wax treatments, the coils in this device lift and remove hair from the root, helping keep your upper lip, chin and cheek smooth and hair-free.

6. Not your average toothpaste

Best toothpaste
PlaqueHD.com

PLAQUE HD Professional Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste, $14.95, PlaqueHD.com

This innovative toothpaste does more than just clean your teeth. It contains a natural dye that helps identify plaque build-up so you know how long to brush. The dye stays put on your teeth until you carefully brush it away.

7. The replacement for makeup-removing wipes

Drugstore makeup
Honest Beauty

Honest Beauty Konjac Cleansing Sponge, $12, HonestBeauty.com

Made with konjac root fiber, chamomile and pink clay, this soft sponge gently removes dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin when wet. The small holes help to exfoliate skin so serums and lotions penetrate more effectively.

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8. The shampoo and conditioner to try now

Best shampoo
Ulta.com

HASK Charcoal Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner, $5.99 each, Ulta.com

Lauded for its detoxifying powers, charcoal is one of the hottest ingredients of the moment. The charcoal extracts in this shampoo and conditioner duo help remove impurities from your scalp, while lemon and grapefruit oils add moisture to your tresses.

9. The sandal-season saver

Foot treatments
Target.com

PediSpa Foot Masks, $9.99, Target.com

Made for combating dryness and calluses, these wearable foot masks look like socks and go directly on your feet. Each footie contains a mixture of hydrating shea butter and refreshing peppermint.

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10. The frizz fighter

Best drugstore hair products
NunzioSaviano.com

Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets, $18, NunzioSaviano.com

These individually-wrapped hair sheets help fight frizz and static on-the-go, making them ideal for travel or party touch-ups. Each sheet is infused with coconut oil and is meant to be applied directly to the hairline and stray flyaways.

11. The clean way to mud mask

Best face masks
Ulta.com

Patchology SmartMud No Mess Mud Masque, $8, Ulta.com

This sheet masque provides the detoxifying benefits of a traditional mud masque without the mess. Just apply it directly onto your face for 10 minutes and rinse off with water.

12. The hot craze to try

Drugstore makeup
Boka.com

Boka Cocorinse, $20, Boka.com

Inspired by the increasingly popular oil-pulling method, this at-home rinse uses 100 percent cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, peppermint and spearmint to freshen your breath and brighten your teeth. Just swish the solution in your mouth before you brush your teeth.

13. The deodorant alternative

Best deodorant for women
Eosproducts.com

EO Certified Organic Deodorant Wipes, $16.56 for a box of 24, eoproducts.com

Free of harmful chemicals, these deodorant wipes contain essential oils like tea tree to help kill odor-causing bacteria. The towelettes are individually-wrapped, making them ideal for travel or post-gym cleanup.

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14. The swimsuit season cream

Best drugstore skin cream
Sephora.com

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, $20, Sephora.com

Infused with powerful antioxidants like acai and caffeine, this cream helps temporarily combat the appearance of cellulite. For best results, massage the cream onto your bum, arms, abs and more.

15. The brow savior

Best drugstore makeup
Ulta.com

Fiona Stiles Beauty Brow Sculpting Wax, $16, Ulta.com

Bold eyebrows are having a moment, but not everyone is blessed with naturally bushy brows. This lightweight wax adds instant fullness, texture and shape to sparse brows.

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