Skincare is something I don’t mind investing in, however when there’s great options available on the drugstore, I don’t see the need to over-spend. Especially as I can save some money and get a product that’s just as good but half the price!
Here are some of the things I’ve used from the drugstore, that I would recommend to you guys..
MICELLAR WATER- SIMPLE *
I know a lot of people rave about the Garnier one, Bioderma etc. I have tried the Bioderma but found it was too drying on my skin, I’m scared to use the Garnier one because I love the Simple one SO SO much. Its my holy grail. I got my sister hooked on it too. I like to use this to get rid of the dirt and makeup, before giving my skin a proper cleanse.
CLEANSER- NATURALLY RADIANT *
I wrote a post on this cleanser a few months ago, because its THEE perfect dupe for the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, but less than half the price! Its hasn’t got the most luxurious feeling, but I wouldn’t expect it to for under £6.00. The most important thing is that it cleans my skin without breaking me out, which is always my main concern. If you want to read more about this, link is here.
EYE MAKEUP REMOVER- BODYSHOP CAMOMILE *
I got this from the Body Shop’s beauty advent calendar, which was a pleasant surprise. The bigger and best surprise though, was how lovely it is to use! It doesn’t sting or irritate the eyes at all. Second mention also goes to the Simple Eye Makeup Remover, and the Nivea one is great too. There are such good options out there!
FACIAL WASH- SOAP AND GLORY * (similar)
Being honest, I’m not a regular user of face washes. I much prefer cleansing, then either applying a mask or using an exfoliator. The reason I like this one is because it leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh, without being drying or tight. It actually has tiny exfoliants in it, but they don’t do much if I’m honest. Once again, I love it because it also didn’t break me out. (I’m boring myself with that one.)
FACE MASK- L’OREAL GLOW *
I’m all about glowy skin, so when a CLAY face mask promises to do this, I’m intrigued! And the best part, it actually WORKS! Once you’ve removed it with a damp flannel, it leaves your skin glowing and lasts for the next few days too. I’ve had mine for quite a while now, and I still have a reasonable amount left, so definitely value for money.
TONER- LA ROCHE POSAY SEROZINC *
This is still under £10, so I’m gonna class it as ‘budget’. This little guy also lasts for SOOOO long and is a cult classic for a great reason. I’ve had mine since last summer and only just used it up (I use it pretty much everyday too!) The fact that toner comes in a spray can it also so much easier, just spritz and go. I’ve heard people use this as a facial mist, I only use mine after cleanser, pre moisturiser.
MOISTURISER- BODY SHOP VITAMIN E *
This is another one I got in my beauty advent calendar. I don’t tend to use that much moisturiser, its kind of a morning only routine as I use a face oil at night. This one is very calming and soothing on the skin, and you don’t need to use a lot to get the hydration, which I like. I want to try the Garnier Moisture Bomb range as I’ve heard great things about them, so I think when I’ve run out of this one, that’s where I’m headed next.
EYE CREAM- SIMPLE (can’t find a link, sorry!)
I love this little roller ball. Its so nice and gentle under the eyes, and provides a nice cooling sensation too. Its so easy to use, and I’ve had no problems or irritations with it at all. Plus, it was also SUPER cheap like £3!
FACE OIL- ROSEHIP OIL
All the ones I’ve tried to link, are expensive. I ordered mine off Amazon, because I’d heard great things about it, but didn’t want to pay over the odds (I think it came out around £10-15). Rosehip oil is well known for a good reason. I would probably put this down to saving my skin a year or two ago when I bought it, I haven’t had results like it before. These days I tend to not reach for it every day, as I like changing up my skincare to get the most benefits and to not get stagnant.
Woah, that was quite a post! Let me know if you enjoyed this down below in the comments, and would you like a higher-end expensive version in the future? x