12 September 2015

Top 5 Affordable Skincare Products

Hi everyone! I don't know about you but for me personally I find myself much more likely to buy affordable skincare as it just isn't something I want to spend lots of money on buying high end brands. I would much rather spend my money on high end make up and then save money on skincare because I think you can get some amazing drug store products. So since it is getting colder and my skin is about to dry out even more than normal I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite products that are also affordable.

From left to right:

- Johnson's Makeup Be Gone Moisturising face wipes. Can I just say I have literally tried basically every affordable brands face wipes going, I love them because they are so quick and easy but these Johnson's ones are my absolute favourite, I swear by them! I buy the moisturising ones which is the blue packet which are specific to dry skin but you can also get the refreshing wipes for normal skin. I haven't found any face wipes that I love as much as these yet and I've tried a lot. Even the more pricey Body Shop ones just didn't compare. I love the smell and they are so effective at getting your make up off plus they leave my skin feeling so refreshed. They are £3 from my local supermarket however they are on offer quite a lot at half price so I would definitely keep an eye out and try them because they are amazing!

- St Ives Apricot Scrub. I know everyone raves about this but it really is worth the hype, this is the travel sized tube as it takes me quite a while to go through them plus this one was from my holiday to save room in my suitcase. I have the driest skin ever on my nose, it gets so flaky really quickly so I use this every other day or every few days and after using it the dry skin is instantly gone. It smells really good as well and I don't find it harsh on your skin at all and this isn't the sensitive skin version either. I believe the full sized product is around £4, different shops vary in price however it lasts ages and really does make a difference.

- Dirty Works Eye Cream. I really like this brand because it is so affordable, I buy this from Sainsburys and I get really tired looking puffy eyes when I don't have a very good sleep and this really does improve it. One thing I really notice when I wear this is that I can almost feeling a firming sensation under my eyes as if the skin is getting tighter, a good feeling though because it makes me realise it is working! My bags and puffy eyes are instantly reduce, I couldn't remember the exact price for this but I believe it is around £4.99. Compared to some of the higher end eye creams you can buy this is a bargain for a product that actually works as well.

- Nivea Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash. This is amazing for dry and sensitive, I like to use this when my skin isn't in dire need of heavy duty products but still needs some TLC as I find it so refreshing. It is very moisturising and it leaves my skin feeling so insanely clean. I also get a lot of redness on my face and I think it calms it down a lot, also it smells so nice! You can buy from from Boots for £3.15 which is so cheap and great for when your skin needs a pick me up but isn't in really bad condition.

- The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream. This product is definitely aimed at people like me with very dry skin as it is so hydrating, so if you have normal skin I wouldn't recommend it as it may leave you feeling a bit greasy. I love to use this after I've used the St Ives Apricot Scrub on my nose and it absorbs into my skin straight away leaving it so soft. A little goes a long way with this product as well so you get really good value for money, it retails at £13 so it's pricier than anything else I have included on this post however if you have really dry skin like me it is a life saver!

Let me know in the comments what affordable skin care products you love!


  1. Great post! Love St Ives and Body Shop products!



    1. Me too the St Ives scrub is amazing!xx

  2. I love the Apricot Scrub! It's surely worth the hype! xo


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