Know When To Save & When To Splurge On These Skincare Essentials

Natasha Patel , 14 Dec 2016

These days it’s tough enough to find a skincare regime to stick by, so why break your budget buying expensive products you don’t really need… Right? When it comes to skincare, it’s all about mixing, matching and finding a groove to ensure your skin soaks in all benefits.

And to help you get into that groove a little faster—just in time for the new year, here are some products that you can both save and splurge over to get the best results!

Save

Why splurge over products that could be cheaper than your gym membership? Be smart and swap the expensive with these easy finds.

1. Sunscreen:

Yes, a good sunscreen is crucial. But you don’t have to break the bank for it. Because it is FDA-regulated, it doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. So be sure to use it on a daily basis!

Try:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen

2. Moisturiser:

You don’t need an over-the-top moisturiser. An inexpensive daily one is perfectly fine to use. Just make sure your skin gets hydrated.

Try:

Jergens Daily Moisturizer
Jergens Daily Moisturizer

3. Cleanser:

Good quality cleansers are quite easy to find. You don’t need anything fancy—especially when you have it on the skin for precisely 5 seconds!

Try:

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

4. Lip Balm:

Sure, soft lips are as important but don’t crazy on the product. All you really need is a balm that has vitamin E.

Try:

Source: Vaseline
Source: Vaseline

Splurge

Some products are really about the ingredients that you may not find elsewhere. Hence, they may come with a hefty price tag, but are totally worth the splurge!

1. Oils:

Not all essential face and body oils are created equally, so it’s a must that you dig into your pocket a little further when it comes to buying these oils. Choose textures that aren’t too heavy as they might lead to clogged pores.

Try:

Caudalie Premier Cru The Elixir
Caudalie Premier Cru The Elixir

2. Eye Creams:

Investing in a really good eye cream is totally worth it. And while you think your sleepless nights might not need it, in the long run it’s a total win. The skin under your eye is the most delicate area, so find products that have vitamin C and E that will help hydrate, nourish and brighten the skin.

Try:

Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream
Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream

3. Exfoliators:

A fresher complexion deserves deeper exfoliation. So when it comes to exfoliators use heavy hitting chemical that go right into your skin which help remove and dissolve any makeup, oil build-up and from the pores and the surface. Keep a look out for products that have glycolic and hyaluronic acid.

Try:

CLINIQUE Exfoliating Scrub
CLINIQUE Exfoliating Scrub

4. Serums:

You’re never really sure about buying serums until and unless you’ve used one. Serums contain highly concentrated ingredients that help fight aging, clear blemishes, hide wrinkles, so it’s necessary to want the best of the best. While there are a multitude of serums out there for different skin types, try using one which has green tea extract that has an olive or a citrus extract to help tighten and repair skin.

Try:

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

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