Sometimes you just don’t really feel like spending 40$ on a cleanser or a moisturizer, or maybe you just don’t have the budget that. When I was younger I didn’t have a lot of money, and never would I’ve splurged on skincare, I would much rather save the money and go out with my friends or buy a huge (huge huge) pizza!
Today I thought that I would do a post about affordable skincare from the drugstore.
If you are sensitive to slightly oily skin, I think a lot of these products will work for you.
Let’s start with Biotherm Biosource, I’ve been using those products for ages ( seriously I’ve been using this for the past 4 years) and they are by far my favourite!
The Biosource Mousse (21$) : this is my daily cleanser! It is an hydra-mineral non-aggressive cleanser specially designed for normal to combination skin. I do have a bit of sensitive skin, but the The Biosource Mousse works wonders on my skin. It is very gentle and it does not dry my skin and face and complexion feels hydrated, smooth and has a nice glow.
Biosource Toning Lotion (21$): I love the tingling effect of this product! I sweep it across my face and it is instantly absorbed and results are remarkable. It’s the first step in my routine and has spoiled me toward any other toners. Plus, it smell great!
Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser (8$): This cleanser is black due to the charcoal powder it contains. There’s not much charcoal in here, but it’s enough to make this cleanser stand out! Charcoal is known for its ability to draw out impurities and trap them. This Bioré Deep Pore Cleanser uses that natural charcoal to draw out and trap two times more dirt and impurities than a basic cleanser, purifying pores to leave your face deeply cleaned and your skin tingly-smooth. I use it once a week or whenever I want to give my skin a deep cleanse.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Daily Renewal Fluid (25$): Iif you have acne prone skin (or if you’re like me…when it’s that time of the month) this is a skin saviour! It corrects and progressively transforms the skin’s surface through micro-exfoliation. It smell fresh and it is light weight .
Cetaphil Restoraderm Replenishing Moisture Lotion (30$): I’ve been using it religiously for over a year and the changes to my eczema patches ( neck and arms) have been astonishing. I have never seen results like this with prescription meds. I use this in conjunction with the restoraderm wash and am never itchy or sore anymore. This lotion has literally changed my life. My eczema is almost gone.
As som of you may know, 6 month per year I have to go through this cold Canadian winter… I would usually need to apply lotion 2-3 x a day…not anymore! I would pay double for this (cetaphil pls don’t take this comment literally!).
Blistex Lip Medex (2$): I’m prone to cold sores and dry lips. I purchased this product and found it very useful throughout the whole year (especially during winter). . The menthol is strong at first but you know it’s working!
Garnier Sheet Mask (14$) : They’re hydrating and budget-friendly, if you wanted an express sheet mask treatment you may want to give them a try! The tissue-thin mask stretches well to fit your face shape. It’s very wet and never fully dries out as you wear it. My skin looked noticeably brighter every time I use it , and there’s no need to rinse; you can massage any leftover product right into your skin.
Hope this was helpful! What are your favourite drugstore skincare products? Oh! Let me know if you want me to do more “drugstore products” type of post like this!
Love, Helene Xx