When it comes to skincare, I've always had the motto that you need to spend more to reap the benefits. However, when looking through my collection I noticed a recurring theme; there are some areas that I like to splurge in, whilst in others I like to save my pennies.
Save | Micellar waters are a must for me and luckily, aside from my beloved Bioderma, they are all affordable too. The Garner Micellar offering has been a regular in my routine for some time now, however I have been enjoying using the Good Things Acai Berry Multi-Tasking Water* for a quick freshen up in the morning.
I never seem to opt for a high end facial exfoliator as I can easily find great alternatives on the high street. The Superfacialist Vitamin C Micro Polish Scrub is one of my go-to's when my complexion needs brightening, however the Nip+Fab Glycolic Acid Pads are super easy to use and as they are usually on offer, they're a great bargain for under £10.
Although the Pixi Glow Tonic is a saviour when my skin is breaking out or needs something to heal it fast, I tend to reach for the budget options like the La Roche Posay Serozinc* to help finish of my skincare routine and soothe my skin before makeup application. Toner helps to get rid of any traces of makeup left after double cleansing and genuinely calms the skin before moisturiser.
Although masks can fall into both the save and splurge category, I've got to pay homage to Lush and their amazing range of fresh face masks. I personally would recommend Don't Look At Me if you want to brighten and refresh your complexion, whilst Mask of Magnanimity would be perfect for those suffering with sore breakouts.
Moisturiser and face oil are another duo I like to splurge on as I find my skin reaps the benefit more when I invest in a moisturiser that suits my skin type. Although there are a few budget options I love, I can't help but always opt for the Aesop Fabulous Facial Oil* and Avene Hydrance Optimale Serum* to prep my skin before moisturiser to give myself a serious double helping of hydration.
Where do you save and where do you splurge with your skincare?