Good quality beauty products don’t have to break the bank, and a lower price point doesn’t always reflect on the quality of the item you’re buying. As you know, I’m all about high and low when it comes to my wardrobe, and I’m exactly the same when it comes to my beauty cabinet. So I have pulled together some of my favourite beauty buys at the minute, all under £25 – which in my opinion, are worth every penny.
Origins x Madeleine Shaw Glow-Co-Nuts Hydrating Coconut Moisture Mask: I’m a big fan of face masks as well as coconut, so there is no surprise that it was pretty much love at first sight (and try), with this super fluffy, whipped and multi-task face mask. It instantly hydrates, leaving the skin plumped and hydrated all day long.
Avène Cold Cream Body Lotion: A super nourishing and lightweight body lotion, ideal for dry to very dry skin types. Infused with Avène Thermale Spring Water, it really helps boost hydration, whilst deeply moisturising your skin. A great all-round body lotion for every season, or when your skin is feeling particularly dry.
Avene Hydrance Optimale Rich Protective UV SPF20: An intense boost of hydration for dehydrated and parched skin, leaving the skin silky smooth and moisturised all day long. With added SPF20, this is one of my go-to creams for all year round – especially when my skin is in need of an extra hydration boost.
Institut Esthederm Osmo Cellular Care Osmoclean Pure Cleansing Gel: An ultra gentle cleansing gel, ideal for cleansing off a full day of make-up and build up of impurities, leaving the skin feeling really fresh, cleansed and purified. A great buy, suitable for all types of skin.
Institut Esthederm Cellular Water Mist: I love that extra injection of a water boost to my skin, and this is one of my favourites. It energises and adds lots of moisture to the complexion, as well as being filled with antioxidants to help protect against UV rays, pollution, tobacco, etc., and helps reactivate cellular youth.
Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder Très Invisible Nourishing Dry Shampoo: I have only been using this for a few weeks, but I’m already impressed with the results – always leaving my locks super shiny, soft and instantly lighter. And the best part? No hint of white residue or powder.
BIODERMA Sébium H2O Purifying Cleansing Micelle Solution: This brand does the best cleansing lotion on the market (it’s a cult favourite for good reason), and I’ve recently been trying the ‘Sebium’ version for combination skin – and I am happy to report that it’s just as purifying as ever, and always leaves my skin feeling so soft and cleansed.
Avène Gentle Toning Lotion: I’m obsessed with this toning lotion, which I either apply after the lotion, or simply alternate with the lotion, depending on how my skin feels that day. Ideal for sensitive, dry or very dry skin, and always leaves my skin hydrated and ultra dewy.
Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil+: I personally feel hair oils is something you really need to spend more money on, yet this one is really good value for money – ideal for dehydrated and damaged hair in need of a little extra TLC, to really help boost moisture back into the locks, strengthening the hair follicles, and add some shine back in.
Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration: I’m not usually a big fan of lip glosses, but this one is a different ball-game, being super lightweight, ultra hydrating and probably the nicest shade of pink I have ever come across (I wear ‘Rosewater Pop’).
Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara: A really solid mascara, which gives you long-lasting, thick and lovely long lashes (without clogging up the strands and leaving any annoying lumps). A great buy.
NARS Soft Matte Concealer: The best concealer out there. FACT! I doubt I will ever use any other concealer (for as long as they’ll continue it). It’s non-drying, oil-free, soft and covers literally everything. I adore the natural soft matte finish, and the fact that it adds instant radiance to your complexion (much needed for this tired mama!).
Erborian CC Crème SPF25: Such an amazing tinted moisturiser, so much so that I never even have to look at foundation afterwards (or sometimes even a concealer). It really is a one-step and multi-use product, which you could easily wear on it’s own, always leaving the completion fresh, glow and highly moisturised (as well as protected, with the added SPF).