Get More Beauty For Your Buck With These 5 Amazing Skincare Products
Great skincare products don’t have to cost an arm and a leg— even if you’re trying to moisturize those areas! If you’re trying to budget your beauty products, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for anything less than the best. If you’ve been scouring the aisles at your local drugstore or spending way too much time reading Amazon reviews, stop what you’re doing and check out some of my personal favorites.
InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser
Vitamin C is one of those ingredients that’s scientifically proven to reduce the signs of aging. So why not give yourself a twice-daily dose in your cleanser? I absolutely love the way this product feels on my skin. Formulated for all skin types, it gets your face squeaky clean without drying and balances your skin (which is especially great if your skin freaks out in between seasons like mine does). The pump makes it easy to dispense the perfect amount of product. Better yet, it easily locks so you can take the bottle with you when you travel or keep it in your gym bag. It’s also cruelty-free and made with natural ingredients.
InstaNatural Rose Cleansing Balm
If you’ve never used a cleansing balm before, it feels a bit like using a solid(ish) oil. Useful for removing every single last speck of makeup, from foundation to waterproof mascara, this product will leave your face feeling extra soft. Formulated with rose extract, manuka honey, and coconut oil, this very moisturizing product is ideal for double-cleansing. (If you aren’t familiar with double cleansing, it’s using an oil to remove your makeup before washing with your regular cleanser.) The balm comes in a tub with a little spatula, making it easy to keep your jar clean and germ-free. One final note: unlike a standard cleansing oil, InstaNatural Cleansing Balm is very easy to travel with and won't leak.
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane
If there is one super affordable skincare brand that you must try, it’s The Ordinary. Very high in quality, but extremely low in price and with clean ingredients, the reviews speak for themselves. This serum contains granactive retinoid, which is a next-generation retinoid that is less drying than most formulas. It also has squalane to balance out the skin by infusing and replenishing moisture.
L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer
Want to supercharge the power of your mascara and moisturize your lashes at the same time? Every lash will look better with a coat of Voluminous Lash Primer. The lightweight formula truly conditions your lashes and actually feels good to apply. Lashes look longer and thicker, while mascara applies better. This is truly one of my favorite primers.
Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm Stick
It’s skincare. It’s makeup. It’s everything! Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm Stick is so easy to apply and slides on so smoothly. Made with sunflower and coconut oils, it’s also paraben and cruelty-free. An ideal multitasker, it can be applied and used in a variety of ways including as a highlighter, on your lips, or even to add some pop to your eyes. Not at all glittery, it leaves a hint of very natural looking shimmer. You will find a new use for this product every day.
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