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Drugstore Skincare Favourites

April 13, 2017
Hello my lovelies! So for me skincare always, always comes first. It’s where i tend to spend my money and i get monthly facials to keep my skin in good condition. However there are some products that i incorporate into my routine from the drugstore. These tend to be more cleansing and makeup removing style products as these are things that i think can save my money on. As a background i have extremely sensitive and dehydrated skin. Here are a few items that made the cut…

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser Hot cloth cleansers are my favourite type of cleansers. I’ve been a avid user of the Liz Earle cleanse and polish for years, but when i last ran out of it i went searching for a cheaper alternative. Low and behold this guy. It really does rival the Liz Earle version. It performs almost identically and is a fraction of the price. 

Boots Botanic Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser Again this is a lovely thick ‘hot cloth’ consistency however when you add water to this formula it turns into a lovely milky oil texture. It removes every single spec of makeup and leaves my skin feeling so soft, clean and hydrated.  

Garnier Oil Infused Micellar Water  I’ve tried almost every single micellar water available at the drugstore but nothing compares to this one. A lot of the ones I’ve used have worked great and removing my makeup but leave my skin feeling a little dry and sometimes stripped. That’s why i love this version by garnier having the oil infused it just gives my skin a bit more loving. I also find that the oil works better to break down waterproof makeup

L’Oreal Fine Flowers Gel Cream Wash It’s hard to find a foaming facial wash at the drugstore that doesn’t contain soap and/or alcohol. Most washes I’ve tried have left my skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. This gel wash from L’Oreal doesn’t contain either and is extremely gentle, perfect for sensitive skin. I tend to use it as my AM cleanser as it isn’t the best formula for removing makeup. 

Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum I can’t remember why i ever picked this up but I’m glad i did, it doesn’t perform miracles nor is it life changing but it works. It’s gentle, hydrating and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Perfect at calming down my skin when i’m having a flare up. 

Simple Soothing Eye Balm Eye creams are something I’ve only been dabbling in as of late as it was always a step i thought was quite pointless. However that said I’ve been really enjoying this offering from simple. Like the name suggests it’s really soothing on my delicate under eye area, i tend to keep mine in the fridge so when i come to use it in the morning it’s really cooling.

Boots Botanic Facial Oil I was looking for the link to this facial oil on the boots site but couldn’t find it anywhere, i’m preying that it hasn’t been discontinued because i adore it. My skin is so dehydrated so an oil is always included in my routine to help give my skin a bit of moisture. This oil has a lovely spa like scent and is really calming. It soaks in quickly and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. 

Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturiser  Last but not least. I tend to use more higher end moisturisers and i think they tend to perform better, but recently my skin has been overly sensitive and everything has been irritating it so I’ve been simplifying the products I’ve using. This moisturiser has been great, it isn’t full of crappy chemicals and ingredients. It’s bog standard and does the job. 

What are your drugstore skincare gems?


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