I’m all for investing in skincare, after all you only get one face so why not look after it the best you can? However, unless you have a bottomless bank account, most of us can’t afford to spend a fortune on every part of our skincare routine. Here are five of my drugstore skincare favourites:
- Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, £4.99 available here
Always on offer so even more of a bargain, I haven’t purchased Bioderma since I started using this. At the rate I get through micellar water, from removing eye makeup to spot cleaning make up brushes, this saves me a fortune! It’s great and, to be honest, I’m not sure I can ever tell the difference between micellar waters anyway so why not save some pennies?!
- Una Brennan Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Glow Boost Skin Serum, £16.99 available here.
A pea sized amount definitely does the job here so this serum lasts me ages. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, algae extract to moisturise and vitamin C I use this on a morning as a pep me up for my skin.
- La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray, £8.50 available here
Love this stuff. I started using this as my hydrating toner and it’s fantastic. It helps fight breakouts, banish spots and reduce the oiliness.
- Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Face Cream, £11, available here
I’ve rambled on before about my love for this moisturiser. Without a doubt the best moisturiser I have ever used. It’s just perfect for my skin – non greasy, absorbs well and can solve my dehydrated skin problems quickly, often overnight.
- Boots Botanics 80% Organic Hydrating Eye Cream, £9.99 available here
I’ve had really, really, really dry skin patches under my right eye and on both eyelids on and off for the past few months. Neither of the eye creams I had seemed to make a difference so, on a whim and with a bit of desperation, I bought this. It’s made a real difference to my dry patches (they’ve completely gone on my eyelids and have almost gone underneath my right eye now as well…). I don’t really have much in the way of fine lines around my eyes so I couldn’t really comment on that but the texture of the skin has definitely improved and generally feels smoother and plumper so I imagine this might be good for helping with fine lines.