Advice wanted! Best budget skin care products?!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Jessicachantal:  I consider myself to have pretty normal skin too. During the summer it might be a little more oily and during the winter a little dry. I usually only get a couple pimples around my time of the month and that’s really it.

I really don’t have a specific regime but I can certainly share what my go to products are 🙂

You mention your skin being a little dull/uneven, exfoliation works wonders for this! I always liked using St. Ives Apricot Scrub a couple times a week. I also recommend using lotion. I usually put a small amount of Pond’s Dry Skin Cream on my face before I go to bed. 

I’m not sure how often you have breakouts but Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Wash is great to use, I just use it when I’m in the shower. For spot treatment I like Clean and Clear’s Persa-gel 10. Just dab it on that trouble spot and it will clear up quick!

Post # 4
5425 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Jessicachantal:  The only product I use from the drugstore is Olay regenerist cleanser, which Im pretty content with.  I tried the regenerist moisturizer but was not impressed.  Other than that I use a serum, moisturizer, and eye cream that I ususally get from sephora or macys.  Combined all 3 are over $100.

Post # 5
12484 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I use the Mary Kay Timewise system – I was skeptical at first, but after 3 months, my skin has never looked better.

Post # 6
2244 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My skincare for the last several months has been pretty nice, affordable, and everything is natural. Avalon Organics Vitamin C facial cleanser ($8) and Avalon Organics Vitamin C anti-aging serum ($15), Beauty Without Cruelty face lotion w/ SPF 15 ($8), and Alba Botanica green tea eye gel ($15).

If anything you should try out the Vitamin C facial cleanser and the Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C really helps bring life to your skin! Also perhaps consider taking Omega 3 Fish Oil supplements. Good luck! 🙂

Post # 8
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Jessicachantal:  honey! wet face with water first (else sticky as hell lol) massage a good dollop into skin and rinse! add a half teaspoon of sugar once or twice a week for exfoliation and your skin will look fab within days

im a beauty therapist and i choose this over anything! 

Post # 10
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I exfoliate with a lactic acid toner (just LA and water, I use pH strips to get the dilution right) 3-4x/week.  My daytime moisturizer is the Trader Joe’s “Nourish” moisturizer, and nighttime is Cerave in the tub and a little shea butter.  The only thing I ever “spluge” on is sunscreen, since I’ve had trouble finding a cheap sunscreen that goes well under makeup.

Post # 11
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Jessicachantal:  following because I’m looking for the same thinghave have normal to oily skin, break out more than I’d like but getting better. I wotree this tea tree cleanser at trader joes and I swear its the best, actually gets my skin clean without drying it out. Do not get it in your eye!

i have horrible dark circles as well, doesn’t matter what I do they have always been there. Have no treatment advice but for covering it I found Bobbi browns corrector and it actually hides them without creasing in my fine lines around the eyes. It’s pricey for me but I bought mine in feb-early march…? And the middle of the pot is just now empty and still have plenty around the sides so a little goes a long way!

Post # 12
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Jessicachantal:  i just use a cheap squeezy honey from the supermarket, its under £2! there are lts of reviews about using honey,i dont bother with the organic or expensive ones,the cheapo one does the trick for me lol 

Post # 13
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Jessicachantal:  If you wear make-up, I wouldn’t use honey alone to remove it, as it won’t (I tried a few times, well I was lazy!) and woke up with panda eyes and spots! If you wear make-up, mix honey with a teaspoon of bicarb, and massage over your face with a face cloth. And you can use pretty much any oil for your eyes. I use sweet almond oil, but used olive oil when I ran out of almond oil. And once I went away for the week end and forgot my moisturizer, and I used almond oil all over my face instead, and my skin was so soft and actually flawless the next morning. So now my routine is:

 –          Honey and bicarb on a damp facecloth in the evenings when I wear make-up – just honey if I don’t

–          I rinse it off then wet a cotton pad, spray a little apple cider vinegar on it, and apply to face (acts like a toner)

–          Moisturize with sweet almond oil

–          I apply honey to my face (dry skin) in the shower in the morning, and leave it one while I shower

–          Repeat above steps

This routine has saved my sensitive skin, and saved me a lot of money.

Post # 14
1286 posts
Bumble bee

I use Burt’s Bees sensitive skin product line and their anti aging line.  Love the natural products they offer.  It works best on my skin. 

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