End of the month treats…brilliant skincare under £10

Weleda Skin Food 30ml

Skincare is an area where it’s easy to be persuaded that you have to pay a lot in order to get effective products; I admit, some of my most-used skincare is at the higher end of the spendy-spectrum. However, there are some gems available that are perfect for pre-payday:

  1. Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil – not the easiest stuff to use (make sure you pull your sleeves up…) but excellent at destroying makeup and doesn’t leave my eyes filmy. Also great for cleaning makeup sponges.
  2. Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner – I may have mentioned once or twice that I love a face spray, and this one from Sukin is lovely. It’s hydrating, refreshing, is alcohol-free, and smells gorgeous.
  3. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% – everyone knows by now that The Ordinary is a bloody brilliant brand and this vitamin C serum is powerful stuff. It has the same effects as my beloved Kiehl’s serum at a teeny fraction of the cost (although only for use at night, due to the concentration).
  4. Neutrogena Visible Clear 2-in-1 Wash/Mask – I’ve loved this stuff for about 15 years and always turn to it when my skin is really playing up. I like it as a face wash in the morning and it’s fabulous as a spot treatment/mask on oily areas. Keep it away from dry/dehydrated bits though.
  5. La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Lips – I love LRP’s lip balms and this is the best one for when your lips are just refusing to play ball and need a good firm hand. Or something.
  6. Weleda Skin Food – such a classic. This is the smaller tube but mine has lasted me for an age, and I whack it on everything, pretty much: cuticles, eczema, Mr Mouse’s stress-induced flaky patches – anything that needs a bit of intensive care.

Have you tried any of these? What affordable skincare do you love?

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