Amazing Skincare Products for £10 or Less



I’ve tried my fair share of Clinique and my fair share of Simple; great skincare doesn’t need to break the bank, so I’ve picked out some absolute must-haves at the bargain price of £10 or less.

For exfoliating I’m super-impressed with the Good Things Manuka Honey Pore-Refining Scrub (£4.99). It’s kind of a cream formula with exfoliating grit in it, so although it’s very effective in removing dead skin it’s also very moisturising so it’s putting back into your skin what it’s taking out. I have combination skin and it works for me, however I think those with dry skin types will love this. It's one of very few 'pore refining' product I've tried that I've noticed a visible difference with, plus it smells lovely.

I’m slightly very addicted to face masks right now (I also really rate Body Shop Warming Mineral and from Good Things the Manuka Honey and 5 Minute Miracle!) however I’ve whittled it down to two very different types to show you. First up is a sheet mask; the Montagne Jeunesse Tea Tree Face Spa* (£1.29). I think this brand do some really nice, fun face masks but in terms of ‘wow, this has seriously fixed my skin!’ as opposed to making it soft or whatever, this has to be my top pick. It’s great for the morning after the night before, when you can feel it taking a toll on your skin. It’s got this invigorating minty quality and it just refreshes your skin and there’s a noticeable improvement to blemishes pretty much straight away.

Another game-changing blemish-fixer is the Una Brennan Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Clay Mask (£8.99). I do this a couple of times a week and it is seriously miraculous. It’s one you can really feel working. You wash it off after 5 minutes and even then I can see a noticeable reduction in the swelling and redness of angry blemishes. It also has a brightening effect and you get such a good amount in the tube it’s really cost-effective.

I’ve picked out 3 cleansers, which do 3 very different things. First up is the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (£4.99). My beloved Bioderma is £10 or thereabouts but I picked this as you get so much more in the bottle for a lot less and given the price difference there isn’t that much in it in terms of their effectiveness. You can easily use this for all over your face (but I have something I prefer for that, which I’ll tell you about in a minute!) but I tend to remove my eye makeup with it. A bit of this on some cotton wool pads, hold it on your eyes for a few seconds and then wipe away your eye makeup. I have pretty sensitive eyes, which means I’m a little squeamish about putting gloopy things on them! This is genuinely as gentle as water.

For removing the rest of my makeup I love the Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (£10) (the Butter version is also fab, however for this post it was a couple of quid too expensive). It basically just melts your makeup right off; I find it so efficient to just get everything off as quickly as possible. If you have oily or combination skin (like me!) don’t be afraid of the cleansing oil! You wash it off afterwards so it doesn’t aggravate your shine. After using this I’ll use a cleanser as I’m wetting my face anyway, so might as well!

I also really enjoy the Yes to Tomatoes Clarifying Cleanser for Combination Skin (£6.99) (shout out to the Body Shop’s Tea Tree Face Wash too!) It’s a gel cleanser so definitely more for the oily/combination skin type and I really like using it in the morning to clear my pores of any dirt, sweat or anything else that may have developed overnight. You could use it after removing makeup too if you wanted. I’m not quite sold on the fragrance but overall it’s a great product.

I’ve thrown an eye cream into the mix because although they don’t have the fancy fragrances or produce a ‘wow’ effect, they’re pretty essential if you’re puffy-eyed like me! I’ve tried a couple of others but I keep going back to the Boots Vitamin E Eye Cream (£2.54). It’s hydrating but doesn’t aggravate my oily eye area and most importantly it reduces my puffiness dramatically. Eye creams don’t really work on hyperpigmentation so I can’t say my dark circles have seen an improvement but to be honest I found the same with eye creams 10x the price.

Last but certainly not least is my secret weapon against blemishes: the La Roche-Posay Serozinc Zinc Sulfate Solution (currently £5.66, usually £8.50). It’s basically a toner in a can, so before bed, after removing my makeup but before applying moisturiser, I give my face a quick spritz. My face feels instantly mattified and although the other effects aren’t immediate I seriously notice I get more breakouts when I stop using this! The spray can means you really get every last drop out of this already well-priced product.


What are your budget skincare must-haves?

 


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  1. So many fab budget buys here! I'm also a huge fan of The Body Shop's Camomile range :) I would also recommend Superdrug's Vitamin E range here as it's SO affordable :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Ooh - i'll definitely check it out, thanks for the tip :) xx

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  2. I dont think i could live without my Micellar water! It does wonders for removing my makeup!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  3. I love my garnier cleansing water, takes my makeup off so easily! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. I don't know how I was removing my makeup before Micellar water! xx

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  4. I love Body Shop! My current fave is the Chamomile Cleansing Butter, it get rids of everything even mascara. I tend to buy my bits at the outlet store so it's usually really affordable.

    Mariam - www.amu-dat.com

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    1. Yes - it's amazing! I always have to pick that up when they do a discount code :) xx

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  5. Great post! I love Serozinc so much, it makes such a difference to my skin! xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I noticed such a big difference when I ran out of it! xx

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  6. I've been wanting to try the Yes To products for a while now, must pick one up next time I'm shopping! :)

    LookBook Illustrated

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    1. Definitely try them - so affordable and currently 3 for 2 at Boots ;) xx

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  7. I haven't tried any of these products - Nivea have a sensitive range that I swear by and it's so cheap!

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  8. I love the Yes To products! I had the Yes To cucumber range and it really was amazing! xx

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I'm excited to try more of their products! :D xx

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  9. love pretty much all of these! I couldn't function properly without The Body Shop's Cleansing oil or Serozinc! I really need to try some things from the 'Yes to' range! :) xo

    Lauren // The Beauty Ideal

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  10. Garnier Micellar Water is fantastic, I've repurchased it a million times :) I really want to try the Serozinc, I've been loving La Roche-Posay skincare. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Definitely check it out if your skin loves La Roche-Posay :) xx

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  11. i have no idea why i don't use facemask more often; they're actually great

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    1. They're really lovely and relaxing as well as making a huge difference! xx

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  12. The Micellar Water is my holy grail removes eye makeup so easily! I have been using the boots eye cream for around a month now and i love it x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  13. Garnier Micellar Water is my go to for removing eye makeup, I love it! Really want to try out the new spray from La Roche Posay even if I just use it sparingly on my problem areas x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yeah I think it would work for breakouts on any skin type :) xx

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  14. Great post, I've never tried any of these products but i'll be keeping my eyes out for them now. I love the Superdrug Vitamin E range especially their Hot Cloth Cleanser (£4.99) and Superbalm (£3.99).

    Roxie ♥
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    1. A couple of people have suggested that range - at those prices I'm definitely getting my hands on a few bits! xx

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  15. Love the micellar water & clay mask! :)

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  16. I love the items that you have picked, the Garner Micellar Cleansing water is amazing and I always love picking it up on 3 for 2 deals :) The Yes to Tomatoes cleanser sounds really lovely :) Fab post :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. There's one on at the moment so I may stockpile some haha xx

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  17. I really like all the products you picked up and some of them are my favourites. I keep seeing the Yes To range and I keep by passing it but I think it should be one to pick from next month. Serozinc is really lovely and I have already ordered a back up especially now it's on sales...xx

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    1. Definitely check it out! And I may have to do the same...xx

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  18. I found out so many good products from here! Personally, I love Garnier micellar water x
    marinasirmais

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  19. I've heard so many good things about the Micellar water, I need to pick one up on my next drugstore visit!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. It's well worth a go at that price :) xx

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  20. I've heard a lot about the Good Things brand and really want to try it! I also have oily/combination skin and that's put me off wanting to use cleansing oils, but I think I may try the Body Shop one now. Also love the micellar water.

    Brilliant post!
    Sophie x

    www.booksandbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I'm loving everything I've tried from Good Things :) xx

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  21. You can never beat a good bargain! Btw, that tea tree face spa is really amazing, plus that packet really goes a long way!

    Allie | RainyAllie

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  22. Great post, I love budget skincare finds! Really really want that Una Brennan mask will have to pick it up when I'm done with my Sanctuary Spa clay one. Want to try the Garnier micellar water as well, after being disappointed by the L'Oreal one.

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. I didn't know L'Oreal did one! Definitely try the Garnier :) xx

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  23. Una Brennan is a brand on my wishlist. I adore the Garnier Micellar water x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm definitely looking to try more of the range :) xx

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  24. Love your budget picks - great post Jasmine :) The Garnier Micellar Water is such a winner product for me xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Professional 15 Piece Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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  25. I LOVE The Body Shop Cleansing Oil. Such a great product, plus it's always on offer, so I never pay full price for it. :) I must try the Una Brennan face masks next. xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Me too - I always stock up when there's 40% off ;) xx

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  26. I'm a big fan on the superdrug vitamin e range! The salicyic clay mask sounds great as I've been looking for an affordable salicyic product :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. A few people have recommended it so I will be popping in to check it out :) xx

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  27. Want to try all of these bargains out

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  28. The creams are lovely and softening on the skin. have a peek at these guys

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