It feels like forever since I did a skincare post. So with that in mind, I thought I’d put together my top three budget skincare products that I’m loving right now. I’ve been using these three products together for a good few months now and I love each of them for their own unique properties.
There’s a peel off mask, a cleansing balm, and a moisturiser, and I consider them to be budget skincare because they range in price from £5.00 to £13.00 (Now I know that’s not super cheap, but compared to most high-end products, I would consider them to be budget skincare products).
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
I first discovered this over a year ago now, and bought it after reading some glowing reviews online. The tin contains a solid buttery balm, and all you do is scoop out a small blob, apply to your dry make-up filled face, give a good rub all over, rinse a flannel with warm water, and watch as your make up literally melts off your face in just a few wipes.
It’s without doubt one of the best make-up removers I’ve ever used, but on top of that, it properly cleanses your skin. My skin feels so soft, nourished and CLEAN afterwards.
I’ve heard rumours that this is a dupe for Clinique’s Take the Day Off Balm which is twice the price….Now I haven’t used that before so I can’t compare, but at £10.00 this is such a bargain as a little goes a long way, and the fact that it’s in a tin makes it very travel-friendly. I love this cleanser and can’t see me changing to another for quite some time.
Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Mask
I’ve been a fan of the Montagne Jeunesse face masks for years now. To be honest with you I used to look at the single-use sachets in Boots/Superdrug and think that they were some kind of gimmick with their fruity faced women on the front of the packets.
But then I started using them and realised that as face masks go, they were not only really nice and effective, but very affordable as well. Enter budget skincare product number two…
Charcoal was one of those hot beauty ingredients last year wasn’t it. If it wasn’t in your toothpaste it was in some kind of skincare product, with masks being the most popular. Charcoal is said to act like a magnet on the skin, attracting and absorbing all the nasties like dirt and toxins. Now that’s exactly the sort of active ingredient you want in your mask.
There was such a flurry of these masks that came out all within a few months of each other and I must admit I haven’t tried any others, but this one from 7th Heaven works so well that I feel like I don’t really need/want to test any others out.
Just apply to your face as normal, (it does feel a lot stickier and heavier than other masks), wait for it to fully set which takes around 15-minutes, and then peel it all off. If you’ve waited till the entire mask has dried up it should all peel off in a very easy, and weirdly satisfying way.
It leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean after using and at only £5.00 for a tube with approx. 10 uses in it, this is possibly the best budget skincare product I’ve bought in a while. I highly recommend.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser
Bit of a mouthful this one, so I’m going to just call it Lait Creme for the sake of this post and for all the potential typos that could happen in the next few paragraphs.
Now whilst the other two products are quite widely available on the high street and come from very well known brands, I’m willing to bet that quite a lot of you reading this have possibly never heard of Lait Creme before?
Lait Creme is from a French pharmacy brand called Embryolisse Laboratories, and is something of a cult classic. It’s apparently been a favourite of make up artists since the 1950’s and is dubbed the ’24 hour miracle cream’.
All I’ll say is, this is the most gentle, calming and nourishing moisturiser I’ve used in ages. It’s perfect as a primer as it plumps up the skin and leaves it feeling so smooth. And I love putting a little more on before bed so it has time to really absorb into the skin. This is now the only moisturiser I use for both day and night, and I’m a little obsessed with it.
Obviously I need to up the ante with my skincare now that I hit thirty last year, and am going to start investing in some decent anti-ageing serums soon, but on the moisturiser side of things, I feel pretty set with my Lait Creme.
I first bought it online last year but since discovered that Boots have recently started stocking it *happy days*.
So that’s it for my top three budget skincare products. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found some of it useful. If you know of any decent anti-ageing serums, please let me know as I’m on the hunt for something good and effective.
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