Monday, 24 September 2012

Afforable Skincare Favourites

I love expensive, luxury skincare items as much as any does but as a student I do know that sometimes you can't spend £20 on a cleanser all the time. Over the years I have found some amazing drugstore skincare products and I thought I would share some favourites. Most of these products are under £10 and from this you could have an a full skincare routine on a budget.
I've picked out two products for each category so hopefully there will be something to suit everyone and every skin type.
Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser - This is a great cheaper option for the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, it removes all make-up and feel moisturising to the skin making it great for dry skin but also works well with my oily skin. You get lots of product so this tube will last a long time too.
Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean - I use this cleanser in the morning with my Clarisonic but it also works well on it's own. Great for oily skin as it removes the oil without drying the skin out like a lot of cheap cleanser. Definitely worth the money and you only need a two pumps so will last well.
Superdrug Tea Tree Cleanser & Toner- This is an old favourite of mine, great again for oily skin and definitely helps get rid and sooth blemishes. It is still gentle to the skin but definitely gives great results. This range also tends to be on offer a lot.
Botanics Rose Water Toning Spray - Spray toners are very popular at the moment and this is a great affordable options. It has a lovely rose scent and is refreshing to the skin. If you don't like spray toners you can also apply it to a cotton pad and it works well that way too.
Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser- Amazing product here! If you suffer from breakouts or oily skin you need to try this. It moisturises the skin so I think it would be good for a few different skin types and it isn't greasy at all.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar K - A more expensive option but a great morning moisturiser under make-up especially for oily skin. Lovely product to use in the warmer months because it is very light and not greasy.
St Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub - These St Ives scrubs are really great because they do different types for different skin types. I use this 1-2 times a week and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Daily Scrub - I picked this up in America so not sure if it's available in the UK. It's a great gentle cream based scrub (I wouldn't use it everyday though) that again leaves the skin smooth and fresh; great for blemish prone skin.
Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks - These masks are great and I tend to get two uses out of each sachet. They have lots of different types for different skin types and all the ones i've tried have been lovely. 
Superdrug Face Masks- Superdrug recently released a whole range of their own sachet masks, again I tend to get to uses out of these and they're lovely. Again lots for different types for different skin types including some great clay masks. They tend to be on offer too.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2-1 Wash and Mask - Lots of people seem to love this product because it makes your skin feel so clean and fresh and really helps take the pain out of blemishes. I use it as a mask mainly and leave it on in the shower. Great affordable product that really does work and lasts ages. 

So there you have it, I really hope this was helpful who is looking for some affordable skincare products. I've included links to where you can buy each item too. A lot of these products tend to be on offer so keep an eye out for those!

What is your favourite drugstore skincare item?


  1. I've not tried most of these so this was really interesting for me to read :) xo

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  3. I've only tried those little skin mask packets and I've always liked those!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


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