1 November 2016

Budget Skincare Heroes

Skincare is uber expensive these days.  I sometimes cannot believe the prices of some of the products YouTubers talk about!  £40 is no longer considered expensive for a face oil….!  When I drop that kind of dosh on a product, I’d have to starve myself for a while.  Anyway I’ve been trying out some products people have recommended or I’ve seen around the shops to see how they perform.  I’ve found some gems that I think will stop me looking for anything else for quite some time (although being a skincare junkie, it’s hard to be loyal!).

Budget Skincare Heroes Review - Aspiring Londoner


Superfacilaist by Una Brennan is quite a popular brand, however I have only tried a couple of things from them.  I picked up the Superfacialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil (£10.99) a few months ago.  I had high hopes for it as it has had a lot of good press, and it hasn’t disappointed.  I’ve tried quite a few cleansing oils over the last couple of years and this has been the one that I’d happily repurchase.  It melts away every type of makeup you can think of including waterproof mascara.  It’s a proper oil, so you can really massage your face to cleanse well, yet doesn’t leave a residue after wiping off with a face cloth.  It smells citrusy and really pleasant which is a must for me.  Real gem of a product and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Superfacialist Cleansing Oil + B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz Review - Aspiring Londoner

B. Beauty has risen fast on my drugstore brand ranks mostly because it has good products that work without the price tags.  I was sent the B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz (£7.99) a few weeks back.  I didn’t know what to expect as it felt like yet another brand jumping on the ‘hyaluronic acid’ bandwagon.  Upon using it for the past few weeks, I really like it.  The spritz first of all is great because it sprays a fine mist.  That’s actually quite a hard thing to find, especially with drugstore products.  Skin feels a little tacky once dried and has that plump effect.  I love to use this before makeup as it hydrates without adding an extra layer of product.

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser Review - Aspiring Londoner

Khila (Miss Budget Beauty on YouTube) always mentions the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser (£3.25) for treating spots.  I’ve been meaning to try it, and it never seems to be in stock!  Anyway, I got my hands on it a few weeks ago and started using it on some spots, that were awful and nothing else seemed to work on them!  I initially applied it to just the spots and could straightaway feel the tingling; that’d be the salicylic acid.  It really calmed down the spots and helped with discomfort whether it be pain or itchiness.  Great little gem for everyday use if you're suffering with blemishes.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask - Aspiring Londoner


My favourite discovery has been the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask (£1.49).  It’s basically a sheet mask that is supposed to hydrate your skin and smooth fine lines.  I haven’t paid enough attention to the smooth lines claim, however after even the first use, my skin felt really hydrated and plump.  It had that bounce back effect that I love!  This is the closest dupe I’ve found to the Hydraluron Moisture Masks.  You have to peel the tissue mask off a paper layer, I take that layer soaked in the serum and use it moisturise my neck and décolleté!  A real bargain and a treat for your skin.  I went to Superdrug last weekend and basically emptied the box they had on the shelf, it’s that good!


What’s been your favourite budget skincare product recently?  Anything I should definitely try out?  Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!


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Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.
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