Saving On Skincare

Saving On SkincareSaving on skincare is a bit of a controversial subject in the beauty community. A lot of people are very much of the belief that skincare isn’t something you should skimp on. And very often, unlike with makeup, you normally get what you pay for with skincare. I believe this to a certain extent too. I have some skincare that has cost me a pretty penny and transformed my skin. I have brought into highend, luxurious skincare at the highest of price points in the past. And whilst I think paying a little more for your skincare is a good thing if you have some major skin concerns, there are some hidden gems in the more affordable category. If you’re on a budget you shouldn’t have to feel like good skin is out of your reach. So today I’m going to give you a run down of some super purse friendly products that actually work.

Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream reviewThe first of which is a moisturiser that I would recommend to anybody. The Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream is a simple, non-offensive moisturiser that seriously rocks. I have recommended this to friends with acne, family members with psoriasis or eczema and it’s worked for them all. Moisturisers do not have to work wonders on the skin – this is where a serum should come in – but they should just provide a nice, comforting layer to keep skin hydrated and help makeup stay in place. If you like at a moisturiser like this, then you’ll be amazed at this whole host of affordable options on the market – this product being one of the best.

Avène Hydrance Optimale Moisturising Serum ReviewThat being said, there are some affordable serums on the market that are worth a peek too. And Avène pull it out the bag again with another product from their Hydrance Optimal range; the Moisturising Serum. Sure this serum will not fix lot of skin problems, but if you have youngish skin (in you’re teens to mid 20s) then this might be all you need. I have normal to dry skin, so I find a pump of this a day (this product can be used morning and night) helps keep my skin plumped and glowing.

B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Spritz ReviewIf it’s hydration you’re looking for, I couldn’t recommend the new B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Spritz enough. I like to use this as a toner in my skincare routine to add another layer of moisture and throughout the day to perk my complexion up. For only £7.99 (but this brand is very often on offer in Superdrug) this product is pretty innovative. It’s the first spritz on the highstreet that is plumping, hydrating and easy to get your hands on. Simply spray a fine mist on to the skin whenever you need a little extra hydration.

Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cream Cleanse ReviewWhen it came to face washes I didn’t really know where to start. There are lots of good cream cleansers on the market from La Roche-Posay, Avène and Vichy – but I thought I had to include the Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cream Cleanse. This is an outstanding product that comes in at under £4! Formulated with AHA and BHA’s to exfoliate the skin whilst cleansing – this would be a great product to use a couple of times a week if you have acne prone skin or once a week to keep skin glowing if you have normal to dry skin.

Benefit B.Right Dream Screen ReviewFinally, one of the most important skincare steps – sunscreen. There are lots of more affordable sunscreens on the market now, but the one I have is the Benefit B.Right Dream Screen. This is a little up there in price, but I do really like the formula. A thin, very liquid-y formula lays a layer of SPF 45 onto the skin that stays in place all day and slightly mattifys the skin. I like this product because it is so lightweight and easy to apply. Sun damage is one of the worst things for your skin, so it’s important to find sunscreen that works for you. Have you found one at a more affordable price than this one that you like? Let me know in the comments below!

So there you have it, lots of super affordable products to add to your shopping list. If you’ve tried any of the products I’ve mentioned, I’d love to hear what you thought, let me know in the comments.


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  1. LaaLaa
    15th September 2016 / 8:03 am

    I think if something works for you, whatever the price tag – so be it. One of my favourite and most effective face masks come from eBay for under £2 but yet sometimes I’ve got to spend a bit more. I think Superdrug & Boots do some great own brand skincare products x

  2. Nicola Murdock
    15th September 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I love Aveene it is so incredibly gentle on skin and their water mist is a treasure I keep in the fridge for my personal tropical moments!

  3. 15th September 2016 / 3:15 pm

    I tend to use a mix of high-end, high street and budget items – if it works, it works!

  4. Sarahjane
    15th September 2016 / 3:24 pm

    I love my high end skincare but I always a budget version on hand in case of a nasty bill and I can’t afford to pay for them

  5. Amanda-Jaied Wathern
    15th September 2016 / 3:52 pm

    I’m like you I’ve tried everything I can find from both high-end and drugstore brands trying to find the one for me. It turns out that what my super dry skin needed was a combination of the two! Superdrug actually do the best budget skincare-have you tried their Vitamin E range? Your photos btw are so beautiful I’m insanely jealous lol x

  6. Kelly
    15th September 2016 / 8:41 pm

    My skincare doesn’t cost a fortune but I use very good ingredients (the natural oils and essential oils used in the very high end products) and at nearly 40 my skin still looks pretty darn good. I think that its always important to read the labels and see what chemicals you are choosing to put on your skin. If you see a chemical and you don’t know what the word means – look it up and see if its safe for your skin in the long run. You really did take such lovely flat lay photos by the way!

  7. Melanie Edjourian
    15th September 2016 / 10:07 pm

    The hyaluronic acid spritz sounds great and is also reasonably priced.

  8. 15th September 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I think there’s a lot of decent cheaper brands out there, it’s just about researching the ingredients and brands well x

  9. Amy
    16th September 2016 / 9:44 am

    I’ve never tried any of the products you’ve mentioned above, so definitely going to add a couple to my list and give them a go!

  10. Francesca Nelson
    16th September 2016 / 10:47 am

    I’m now putting in my avene order!! Everyone is talking about it i’m clearly missing out!

  11. fashion-mommy
    16th September 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Never heard of Avene but it sounds great and very reasonably priced too.

  12. La French Connection
    16th September 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Aaaah Avène! I can’t tell enough how much I love that brand. I haven’t tried that range though. I’m a big fan of Exfoliance and Triacnéal. Have you tried any of the products? The Exfoliance mask is brilliant! Oh and also Masque Hydratant Apaisant. But I’m French, maybe that’s why I love Avène that much :)

    Mika |

  13. 16th September 2016 / 6:26 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about the Avene brand but yet to try anything myself yet, the pricing looks reasonable.
    Amelia | ameliamaryx

  14. 16th September 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I am a big fan of skincare products and most of the products I have are very affordable. I have yet to try Avene, I shall have to try them out for myself :)

  15. Jessica
    17th September 2016 / 4:03 am

    Loving the features of Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cream Cleanse. And with its price, I guess it’s a great deal.

  16. Beautyqueenuk
    17th September 2016 / 10:35 am

    I am using the Hyaluronic Spritz from B currently and I am quite impressed with it x

  17. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    17th September 2016 / 10:36 am

    I really like avene skincare and so does my skin!

  18. 17th September 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I definitely stick to the same stuff when it comes to skincare.

  19. 17th September 2016 / 9:11 pm

    i keep seeing avene everywhere. ill have to recommend it to my sis

  20. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    18th September 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I love these products, and they are such great value too!