February 01, 2015

Affordable Skincare ♡


When I was a teenager (talking late teens) skincare was never something I really bothered with. I'd take off my makeup with the Payot cleanser and toner and that would be as far as it would go! Since then I can no longer get my hands on that brand which makes me sad as I adored it. Anyways as much as I wanted to get into skincare I just couldn't, but now more recently especially last year I've gradually started to take care of my skin. I decided to put a few of my favourite affordable items together because sometimes you just don't have the money to splurge on the latest moisturiser or the new releases. I've used all of these products and I adore them. One thing you will notice is most, if not all contain natural ingredients which I've started getting into also!

Lush Cupcake Face Mask: Oh I'm sure you've heard so much about this mask, but thats because it is amazing! Depending on how thick you apply your face masks you could get about 4-8 uses out of this. Be warned, you will want to eat it. It gives the skin a really deep cleanse removing any impurities you may have or are waiting to appear on the skin. It is more so aimed at oily and teenage skin but I enjoyed using it even though I had neither of them skin types. It left my skin feeling amazing after taking it off and it's definitely a mask I'd recommend you treating yourself too. £6.50

Botanics Day Cream: I cannot praise this product enough. It smells amazing and contains plant extracts. It also makes your skin glow which leaves it looking so healthy. As this is a day moisturiser it is thin but it still does it's job and does it well. I've adored using this before applying makeup and on no makeup days. It leaves your skin so soft and feeling fresh. €6.99, Boots sometimes do half price so can be got for €3.50

Witch Blemish Stick: Theres nothing worse than having an event or plans coming up and bam your skin decides this would be a perfect time to break out. Always the way aye!? However with this little gem you can apply to any spots you can feel coming on (or ones you already have), to help it reduce swelling and take away any redness. I find it also helps the spot leave a lot quicker than it would if doing nothing about it. The great thing about this is that you can apply it as much as you feel you need it! I have a blogpost all about it you can find here if you'd like to know some more. €3.69

Garnier Micellar Water: By now you've heard everybody and their dog rave about this product, am I right?! However it's a perfect product to remove your makeup and is suitable for any skin type. It is honestly the lightest product I have ever used and I mean that it literally feels like you are just wiping water over your face. It's also fragrance free so if you have sensitive eyes or anything this won't sting. €6.29, currently on offer for €4.19

Yes To Cucumber Wipes: I'm not one for makeup wipes and never have been until trying these. They are 95% natural and have a lot of product in them. Do you know sometimes how you use a face wipe and literally you wipe it over your face twice and its dry?! Well these are the complete opposite! You can remove all your makeup and the wipe is still damp which is great as you're not using 20 wipes at a time. I found these didn't dry out my skin at all and are very gentle on the skin. The only thing I couldn't use them on was my eyes are they are mega sensitive! Other than that I would more than likely re-purchase these again for sure. €5.29, current offer is buy one get second half price

Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution: Another micellar water because they are great! This one is by my fave skincare brand at the minute (although I'm sure you can tell). Very gentle on the skin and light. Contains hibiscus which brightens the skin, giving you a really healthy glow. Also unclogs pores and removes any impurities you may have. €6.49, currently on offer for €3.24

Witch Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash: Perfect for those of us who have sensitive skin. Doesn't contain too many gritty bits but just the right amount to keep your skin in tip top condition! I have gone through 2 bottles of this and will continue to re-purchase it as it really is my favourite face exfoliator I have tried. Definitely worth a try and I find even my makeup sits a lot better after using it. Magic in a bottle! €5.29

Botanics Super Serum Age Renewal: What I like about this range is they cater for every age group! My mum is currently using this and loving it at the moment. It reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks, and surprisingly it does work! The range for more mature skin contains smoothing purple orchid as an ingredient. Also instead of being a clear gel like most serums this looks and feels like a cream which I find so intriguing. €12.99, currently on offer for €6.49 

Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream: Honestly I will admit I'm still a little clueless about eye creams but I have been using this one now for a while, but I don't see any difference because I am young and don't suffer with any lines. However I do think this is a great one to try if you're like me and only starting out with eye creams, especially if you like natural skin care then this is definitely for you! €12.99, currently on offer for €6.49

Botanics Hydrating Night Cream: I promise this is the last Botanics product in this, but I just really love this brand! Again like the day cream it smells amazing and leaves your skin glowing and soft. The only difference is obviously this being a night cream the consistency is much thicker and so takes longer to soak into the skin. It has found a place on my dresser and I have managed to actually use it every night even after days when I haven't worn makeup. €6.99, Boots sometimes do half price so can be got for €3.50

Anatomicals Face Masks: If you're anything like me and are a sucker for packaging these will be right up your street! Anatomicals have a set of three masks together all directed for different things such as deep cleansing, anti-stress & mattifying. Perfect for when you want to pamper yourself a little more! €4.29

Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks: I'm sure everyone is aware of these ones, but again they are cheap and come in either muds, gels or cloths so you have some variety. Ranging from a wide range of scents and again types for what they are for, they are the perfect pick me up treat, or again perfect for pampering! €1.39 - €1.99

What are your favourite affordable skin care products?

16 comments:

  1. I need to try the lush cupcake Mask it sounds perfect for my oily skin. I like the sound of the anatomicals mask purely because the packaging haha

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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    1. Its such a great product, worth a look! Haha I'm a sucker for packaging too! x

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  2. the witch stick is a life savior and I still need to try the micellar water omg

    annaboho.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Totally agree! Really recommend you pick it up as it's amazing x

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  3. I reckon Garnier Micellar Water is better than Bioderma, simply my favourite cleanser! great post, need to give these a go xx

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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    1. I haven't tried Bioderma so can't say which I prefer but I do adore it! Thanks for reading lovely :) x

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  4. I love the Garnier Micellar Water so much I use it constantly! Great post definitely want to try out the Lush face mask!!

    Zoe | www.zoethedreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Need to try that Garner water!! Abi :)
    MyW0rldMyView

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  6. I have sensitive skin too and it makes me to scared of trying new things! I'm not highly sensitive, but still.. why risk it haha ;) Maybe I should try the witch face wash if that's gentle...

    itsjustsofie.com

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    1. I have crazy sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate it in anyway so definitely recommend it :) x

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  7. I love the Botanics range of skincare, and the Garnier Micellar water is fantastic at removing makeup, even stubborn waterproof mascara.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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    1. I've fallen in love with the range, the products are just so gorgeous. Totally agree!! x

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  8. Love the Botanics Toner and the Garnier Micellar water. Fab post xx

    Who is She

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  9. Garnier Micellar Water has become a staple part of my routine - it works just as well and is so much more affordable than some of the alternatives out there. I definitely agree with the Lush Cupcake Face Mask. It's been amazing for my skin!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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