I love using a Micellar water to remove the majority of my base and eye makeup before I properly cleanse, it makes makeup removal so much easier! I always reach for the Garnier Micellar Water £4.99 and stock up when it's on offer. It's gentle, removes my makeup quickly and makes cleansing 10x easier. For heavy/ full coverage makeup the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Facial Oil* £14.99 is a godsend! This literally melts my makeup in seconds and I haven't found it to be too heavy for my oily skin or clog my pores at all.
With my skin feeling a little dehydrated I have switched back to a cream based cleanser and my go to has been the Una Brennan Creamy Cleanser* £7.99. This is the closest dupe I've found for the infamous Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (which I love). It is hydrating and works perfectly with my Magnitone as a second cleanse, and I think I'll be repurchasing this over the Cleanse and Polish!
I have quite a few affordable face masks in my collection, and with the colder weather I have been reaching for the Una Brennan Rose Intense Moisture Mask* £9.99 most. I love how much of a difference I notice when I use this, it leaves my skin feeling soft, nourished and diminishes the appearance of fine dehydration lines. If I'm looking to add some glow to my skin I'll use the Nip and Fab Glycolic Instant Fix Mask £12.99. This contains 5% Glycolic acid and leaves my skin looking radiant, refined and it feels much softer too. I love the effects of Glycolic acid, using this twice a week keeps my skin clear and the gentle exfoliation helps any other products I use sink into my skin making them more effective.
I couldn't do this post without mentioning La Roche Posay, I can't rave about this brand enough if you have acne/ blemish prone skin. One of my absolute favourite products is the Effaclar K £14.90, this is powerful enough to treat breakouts effectively without being too drying or leaving my skin feeling dry/ dehydrated.
What are your favourite affordable skincare products?
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