Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Budget Skin Care Haul.

A few weeks ago I had a little skincare haul after my stash had literally run down to nothing! I am waiting for a Clinique bonus time to purchase a few more of my favourite bits but for now I thought I would give you my first impressions on these more budget options.

Clearly Youthful By Superdrug Exfoliating Cream Cleanser. 
I had heard bloggers rave about Superdrugs own brand skin care and when I saw this cream cleanser for only £3 I thought I would give it a go. This is a two in one product as not only does it cleanse but it also contains chemical acid exfoliants and although this saves time you must be careful not to over exfoliate. When I use this cleanser I do not use any other exfoliating products including masks or other creams that contain chemical exfoliants. The texture of this cream cleanser is nice its quite thick and I like to use it almost like a mask coating my face and leaving for a minute or so before rinsing off. I do find that as soon as I put it on I can really feel a tingling sensations so I wouldn't suggest leaving it on your face too long I can only handle it for a minute tops! If you do not like that tingling sensation or have sensitive skin I would stay clear of this product as the sensation felt a lot more powerful then other exfoliating cleansers I have used such as the Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean. The only thing that really puts me off about this cleanser is that the smell is vial and reminds me of some sort of ointment you would get prescribes and slightly like hair removal cream! Also even though my skin felt soft and clean it did feel a little dry afterwards so it might be a little too stripping for some.....maybe not a cleanser to use on a daily basis but not bad for £3.

Vitamin C Brightening Daily Mirco Polish By Super Facialist. 
When not using an exfoliating cleanser I have really enjoyed using this facial polish. Super Facialist by Una Brennan is stocked in Boots and is slightly more expensive whilst still being drugstore, when I got this it was on offer for £6 but it is still under £10 when full priced. This exfoliator has a very fine grain that is not too harsh on the skin, it has an orange scent which is really invigorating and I find it really brightens up my skin when its looking a tad dull.

Garnier Moisture Match 24H Hydrating Gel.  
I have spoken about this previously when I was sent a tiny sample to try and I still stand by my thoughts that it is an amazing budget dupe for Cliniques Moisture Surge. The texture and look of this gel moisturiser is almost identical, It absorbs into the skin quicker then your average moisturisers although maybe the instant result is not quite as smooth and as soft as the Moisture Surge for the difference in price it is a great budget skin care find. I like to use this as the last step of my evening skin care routine and I find putting this on overnight leaves my skin feeling ultra smooth and plump in the morning. For under £4 this has been a great find!

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