The Less Than $15 Skincare Haul You Need
Hot girl summer skincare starts here…
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The assumption that good skincare doesn’t come cheap comes with the following question: are we overlooking cheaper brands because we think the more expensive ones are more effective?
If you’ve been trying to savor your skincare products, right down to squeezing and scraping everything you can from your pricey pot or tube of moisturizer, you might be in for a treat with this list of effective skincare. We’ve listed our favorite less than $15 skincare products packed with powerful ingredients and benefits. Click through this beauty haul and thank us later.
Paula’s Choice Clear Cleanser (30ml) $7
Tackling breakouts and preventing future ones, this cleanser from Paula’s Choice is nothing short of excellent and is perfect for easily congested skin types. The refreshing gel cleanser lifts away daily build-up to leave your complexion feeling clean and purified.
Versed The Shortcut Overnight Facial Peel (15ml) $9.50
This overnight peel uses a fast-acting formula containing a blend of lactic and glycolic acid to resurface and renew your complexion, revealing a visibly refreshed complexion that feels smooth, even and hydrated.
The Inkey List Brighten-I Eye Cream (15ml) $10
Containing Brightenyl, an active ingredient that is 4x more potent than vitamin C, The Inkey List’s Brighten-I Eye Cream works to restore and even the tone of your eye contours by reducing dark circles and minimizing redness.
Móa The Green Balm (15ml) $9.50
This skin balm is the cure-all product that works wonders; it provides relief from eczema and psoriasis, helps to soothe bumps, bites and grazes while resuscitating lack-lustre locks and even wages war on cold sores! Ideal for all skin types, this little pot of magic is the emergency service for skin that’s in a crisis.
Heritage Store Rosewater Facial Toner (118ml) $12
Healing and hydrating, Heritage Store’s Rosewater Toner combines hydro-essential rose with aloe and hyaluronic acid to tone and refine while replenishing skin’s precious reservoirs and is great as a refresher on ultra-hot days.
Frank Body Anti-Drama Face Mask (35ml) $7
Containing cocktail of pore-purifying ingredients, Frank Body’s Anti-Drama Face Mask helps to ward off breakouts and decongest and battle blackheads. Packed full of charcoal, chamomile, honey and lavender to draw out embedded impurities, calm inflammation and combat clogged pores to promote your skin’s clarity, this 15-minute mask is a cabinet essential.
The Inkey List Collagen Booster (30ml) $12.50
The Inkey List’s Collagen Serum stars clever peptides called Matrixyl 3000 and Syn Tacks, which mimic the effect of natural collagen, keeping your skin looking plumper and smoother for longer. It helps boost collagen production, working as the ultimate anti-aging product and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Herbivore Orchid Youth Preserving Facial Oil (8ml) $15
Herbivore’s super-hydrating and glow-boosting formula, Orchid Youth Preserving Facial Oil utilizes only hard-working botanicals to work magic on your skin. The oil’s star ingredient, orchid extract provides plenty of moisture as it smooths and conditions your skin – it’s also packed full of essential minerals including calcium, magnesium and zinc.
The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 15 with Antioxidants (50ml) $11.25
The Ordinary’s innovative sunscreen not only protects your complexion against the harmful, ageing effects of the sun, it also avoids the use of nanoparticles, that are small enough to penetrate your skin and get inside your body, and contains ultra-refined zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, suspended within non-comedogenic (non-pore-blocking) silicones. Its lightweight and the ultimate everyday moisturizer.
NUXE Rêve de Miel Moisturising Lip Stick (4g) $10
Nuxe’s long-lasting lip balm doubles up as a lipstick that is perfect for speedy, on-the-go use – as well as acting as the perfect base for even the driest of matte liquid lipsticks. The intensive, ultra-nourishing formula, can also be applied to dry patches – if you have any eczema or psoriasis, this will soothe itchiness and encourage skin to repair itself.